How communities effectively punish antisocial behaviour
(Phys.org) —New research provides an insight into how groups of people tackle social dilemmas and effectively punish those engaging in anti-social behaviour.
Volunteering slashes conservation costs
The contribution of volunteer labour is worth, on average, 36 per cent of the total cost of managing Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's protected sites.
Study shows capuchins less receptive to others who refuse to help when asked
Wikipedia group launches online travel guide
The foundation behind crowd-sourced knowledge compendium Wikipedia on Tuesday launched a free online travel guide built collaboratively by volunteers from around the globe.
Six million people help global garbage clean-up
More than six million volunteers from 96 countries collected an unprecedented 100,000 tonnes of garbage last year as part of a global, web-driven clean-up campaign, cyber-environmentalists said Friday.
Volunteer bird watchers can take influence conservation efforts, study shows
A new scientific study by the University of Queensland and BirdLife Australia has shown that volunteer bird watchers have the opportunity to affect better policy to protect threatened birds and their habitats.
Andromeda wants you: Astronomers ask public to find star clusters in Hubble images
Astronomers at the University of Utah and elsewhere are seeking volunteers to explore the galaxy next door, Andromeda. The newly launched Andromeda Project will use people power to examine thousands of Hubble ...
Sleeping for science: What can we learn?
(Phys.org)—Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts' bodies in ...
Anthropologist finds large differences in gait of early human ancestors
New study finds poverty leads people to focus on short term goals while ignoring the long view
Email stress test: Experiment unplugs workers for 5 days
Slave to your email? Wonder what would happen if you had to do without it? University of California-Irvine informatics professor Gloria Mark was curious - so she recently led a study that separated 13 people from their email ...
Ecological monitoring on bird populations in Europe re-evaluated
Biodiversity and environmental monitoring is of crucial importance to diagnose changes in the environment and natural populations in order to provide conservation practice with relevant data and recommendations. The information ...
Will the real independents please stand up?
As November draws near, many Americans are thinking about which political candidates will be receiving their support. For die-hard Democrats and Republicans, the decision may be a no-brainer. As the country grows increasingly ...
Excavation sheds new light on Roman life in northern England
(Phys.org) -- The Maryport excavation site has once again yielded new information about life on the Roman frontier in the north of England. This is the second year a team of Newcastle University archaeologists and volunteers led b ...