Research

Psychologists Reveal Hollywood's Formula For Making Audiences Cry

Science says there are five experiences that make someone cry: physical pain, personal loss, empathic pain, ritual weeping, and art-elicited tears. …

Psychology

February’s Tops Posts From This Blog

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more …

Education Technology

This Duckling Debate Shows How Science Really Gets Done

There’s a formula to how you experience science: First, splashy press releases come out about a study, like ducklings being capable of abstract …

Science

Carders capitalize on Cloudflare problems, claim 150 million logins for sale

A carder forum is advertising a special deal to VIP members. The website claims to possess more than 150 million logins, from a number of services …

Data Breach

Journal of World-Systems Research

The <i>Journal of World-Systems Research</i> is the official journal of the Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological …

Why you should erase the word 'interesting' from your vocabulary

My understanding of the word interesting came not from school but from a 14-inch black-and-white television showing <i>Star Trek</i> reruns in the late …

If AI Can Fix Peer Review In Science, AI Can Do Anything

By Nick Stockton for WIRED.<p>Here’s how science works: You have a question about some infinitesimal sliver of the universe. You form a hypothesis, test it, and eventually gather enough data to support or disprove what you thought was going on. That’s the fun part. The next bit is less glamorous: You …

Artificial Intelligence

The Death of the Research Report with Tomer Sharon

<b>Tomer Sharon</b> is VP, Head of UX at WeWork in New York City, leading a team designing work and living spaces, communities, and services around the …

UX Design

Your cat won’t give you mental disorders, says new study

Earlier studies suggested that people who grew up with cats as pets were more susceptible to mental illness.<p>A new study by a University College …

Mental Disorders

​Do Men Really Sweat More Than Women?

​Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news<p><i>Every day, an</i><i>estimated</i><i>6,800 new peer-reviewed academic articles are published. That’s a whole lot of science to wade through—but don’t fret. We’ll do the legwork for you, each and every morning. Here’s your daily dose of the latest discoveries</i> …

Medical Research

How I'm standing up for science | Science

The morning after President Trump's inauguration, I woke up to an email from AAAS (the publisher of <i>Science</i>) asking me, “How will you stand up for …

Education

Study suggests that women are more ethical than men in science, and that may hold them back

Being ethical is a good thing. Right? A new paper based on interviews with more than 100 physicists in the U.S. and Britain suggests that ethics may …

Scientific Research

New Study On Reading Takes Right Idea & Messes It Up

Supporting Students Reading Complex Texts:Evidence for Motivational Scaffolding is a new study shared by Dylan Wiliam on Twitter.<p>It starts with a …

Education

U.S. researchers guilty of misconduct later won more than $100 million in NIH grants, study finds

Many believe that once a scientist is found guilty of research misconduct, his or her scientific career is over. But a new study suggests that, for …

Scientific Research

Why researchers have a duty to try and influence policy

Very early in my career, I was invited to afternoon tea with the head of the Commonwealth Institute of Health at Sydney University, where I worked. …

Journalism

The ABCs Of A/B Testing In Healthcare Marketing

by , Columnist,<p>Medical research relies on tests with reproducible results, and the same maxim applies to healthcare marketing and education. …

A/B Testing

Minister to enshrine protection for research independence

<b>Ministers will enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.</b><p>The concept, known as the Haldane Principle, has been a guiding precept for science spending but never a requirement until now.<p>The move follows concerns that a proposed shake-up would lead …

Across All Fields, International Collaborations Is How Science Gets Done

Countries Collaborate for the Sake of Science<p>According to research presented earlier this month, more scientists from all over the world are …

Scientific Research

Life Sciences News

Feb. 23, 2017 — Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. …

Biology

Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'

Science correspondent, Today programme<p><b>Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, research suggests.</b><p>This is frustrating clinicians and drug developers who want solid foundations of …

Scientific Research

Open Letter To The Department Of Labor: What Does "Diligence" Mean For Fiduciaries?

Few would argue against the idea that all advisors should act in their clients’ best interests.<p>However, many people throughout the industry are still …

Conflicts of Interest

Women Aren't Failing At Science — Science Is Failing Women

Lorena Rivera León, <i>United Nations University</i><p>Female research scientists are more productive than their male colleagues, though they are widely perceived as being less so. Women are also rewarded less for their scientific achievements.<p>That’s according to my team’s recent study for United Nations …

Women's News

University officials are worried about government funding for scientific research

University research is already falling behind, and it may get worse.<p>A dozen vice presidents for research at public universities known for their …

Government

Researchers use laser-generated bubbles to create 3-D images in liquid

Researchers have developed a completely new type of display that creates 3D images by using a laser to form tiny bubbles inside a liquid "screen." …

Materials Science

'Do computers help or hinder patient care?' U.S. research published at U of C has some answers

'I think what we should be doing is talking to one other,' researcher says<p>Research published by the University of Calgary raises concerns about …

Health Care

Bunkum Award 2016

Many organizations publish reports they call research. But what does this mean? These reports often are published without having first been reviewed …

Education

Inside the debate about power posing: a Q & A with Amy Cuddy |

Four and a half years after her popular TED Talk, the social psychologist updates the research on posture and hormones, responds to critics and …

Scientific Research

Supercomputer tests ways to divert blood from aneurysm

Engineers used supercomputing to model the complex physics of blood flow to an aneurysm. Their findings could lead to better treatments.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Researchers develop model for studying rare polio-like illness

Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in …

Biology

New study suggests we should be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day, not five

It could be the secret to living longer<p>The "five a day" rule may soon become "10 a day," as a major new study has found that increasing fruit and …

Longevity