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How do we make moral decisions?

6 days ago from Science Daily

Some people may rely on principles of both guilt and fairness and may switch their moral rule depending on the circumstances, according to a new study on moral decision-making and...

Research provides important insight on the brain-body connection

1 week ago from Science Blog

A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists...

Study could explain why people choose to have multiple relationships at the same time

1 week ago from Science Blog

Being interested in a polyamorous lifestyle, or pursuing multiple relationships, may go beyond simple titillation, a new study says. Led by researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health, the study...

War games shed light on real-world strategies

1 week ago from Physorg

Want to try your hand at negotiating during a crisis? Think you have a plan that could get the U.S. out of Afghanistan? Confident you could keep a nation secure...

A wellness program at work may make you feel good, but it won’t improve your health

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

More than half of U.S. companies offer workplace wellness programs to their employees, but a new study suggests they do very little — if anything — to improve workers’ health....

Jerrie Cobb, Record-Breaking Pilot and Advocate for Female Spaceflight, Has Died

1 week ago from Space.com

Jerrie Cobb, the first woman to pass all the same preflight tests as NASA's seven Mercury astronauts, has died.

In photos: Kate Hudson turns 40: A look back

1 week ago from UPI

Actress Kate Hudson, daughter of actress Goldie Hawn, turns 40 on April 19, 2019. Hudson is known for her roles in "Almost Famous" and "How to Lose a Guy in...

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Cypress Hill gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1 week ago from UPI

Hip-hop group Cypress Hill received the 2,660th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters

1 week ago from Science Daily

In the first study of its kind in the US, researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with...

Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder

1 week ago from Science Daily

Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional centers...

Important insight on the brain-body connection

1 week ago from Science Daily

A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide...

Cypress Hill gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1 week ago from UPI

Hip-hop group Cypress Hill received the 2,660th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday during a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Harvard professor: Mueller ‘found substantial evidence of obstruction of justice’

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Nearly a month after special counsel Robert Mueller handed in his report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on the 22-month investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the public finally...

Harvard launches new student survey on sexual misconduct

1 week ago from Harvard Science

On April 2, the University launched the Harvard Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct, a tool that will be used to continue to guide policies that encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory...

Transgender youths face tough decision on whether to preserve fertility

1 week ago from UPI

For transgender teens and young adults, deciding whether to freeze their sperm or eggs in case they want children later on is a complex decision.

At WHRB, Henna Hundal clues listeners in on current events and trends

1 week ago from Harvard Science

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.  Imagine, if you will, that you could interview anyone alive today — personal heroes, world leaders, or any other...

Harvard student tutors ease challenges for immigrant employees

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Luz Orozco has two families: the one she immigrated for, and the one that helped her become a citizen. Orozco, who is originally from Medellin, Colombia, came to Boston 14 years ago...

Watch: Data shows dramatic decrease in black MLB players, surge in Latin players

1 week ago from UPI

New data shows dramatic changes in ethic makeup experienced by Major League Baseball over a 50-year time period.

Power and Romance Clash in 'Star Wars' Costumes, Analysis Shows

1 week ago from Space.com

They say dress for the job you want, not the job you have, but it doesn't seem like the heroines of the first two "Star Wars" trilogies got that memo.

Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin criticizes Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith for workout absences

1 week ago from UPI

Jacksonville Jaguars Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin expressed displeasure after Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith didn't show up to off-season workouts.

Lottery beginner finds luck after near disastrous mistake

1 week ago from UPI

A first time lottery player in New Jersey said a mistake when checking her tickets nearly landed her $387,391 jackpot winner in the trash.

How superstitions spread

1 week ago from Science Daily

Superstitious beliefs may seem irrational, but they can nevertheless catch on in a society. Using an evolutionary approach to studying the emergence of coordinated behaviors, biologists showed how a jumble...

Amygdala ensembles encode behavioral states

1 week ago from Science NOW

Internal states, including affective or homeostatic states, are important behavioral motivators. The amygdala regulates motivated behaviors, yet how distinct states are represented in amygdala circuits is unknown. By longitudinally imaging...

Spontaneous behaviors drive multidimensional, brainwide activity

1 week ago from Science NOW

Neuronal populations in sensory cortex produce variable responses to sensory stimuli and exhibit intricate spontaneous activity even without external sensory input. Cortical variability and spontaneous activity have been variously proposed...

Thirst regulates motivated behavior through modulation of brainwide neural population dynamics

1 week ago from Science NOW

Physiological needs produce motivational drives, such as thirst and hunger, that regulate behaviors essential to survival. Hypothalamic neurons sense these needs and must coordinate relevant brainwide neuronal activity to produce...

Calgary groups look for solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies.

Brain's imperfect execution of mathematically optimal perception

1 week ago from Science Daily

Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research.