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Neuroimaging study shows social exclusion relevant in motivating extremism in those vulnerable to radicalisation

1 week ago from Physorg

A study led by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), in collaboration with other international institutions, explored the neural...

Seeing soda's influence

1 week ago from Science Daily

A complex network of research funding, institutional ties and personal influence has allowed the Coca-Cola Company, through its connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over obesity science...

Neuroimaging shows social exclusion spurs extremism in those vulnerable to radicalization

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study used neuroimaging techniques to show that social exclusion increases the number of ideological and group values worth fighting and dying for in populations vulnerable to radicalization. The...

Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life

1 week ago from Science Daily

Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, according to the largest research...

Jennifer Lopez says daughter is 'natural' performer: 'She's a little me'

1 week ago from UPI

Jennifer Lopez discussed daughter Emme's future in show business after working with the 10-year-old on her "Limitless" music video.

WhatsApp doesn't lead to language deterioration

1 week ago from Physorg

Active users of social media like WhatsApp don't write more poorly at school, although there's a small relation between passively using WhatsApp and poorer writing. This was shown in a...

Ethics of germline editing must keep up with technology

1 week ago from UPI

After news of a three-parent baby, if germline editing is to proceed, it should be done cautiously, only with a scientific, ethical and social consensus.

Gwyneth Paltrow on teenage daughter Apple: 'I mortify her'

1 week ago from UPI

Gwyneth Paltrow gave an update on daughter Apple and son Moses on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon."

Sex offender registries don't prevent re-offending (and vigilante justice is real)

1 week ago from Physorg

Calls for public access to information about convicted child sex offenders occur often in Australia. It may seem like common sense that allowing the public to know the whereabouts of...

Fearful conservatives, angry liberals process political info differently

1 week ago from Science Blog

Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign’s major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about...

Risky decisions: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

1 week ago from Science Daily

Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research shows a connection between social media...

LA Judge tosses actress Ashley Judd lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

1 week ago from UPI

A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein by actress Ashley Judd.

Study finds women and men are equally effective at wage-labor negotiations

1 week ago from Science Blog

The gender pay gap in the United States persists across all demographics and industries, according to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leading voice in promoting equity and...

The Magical Gaze of 'Mona Lisa' Is a Myth

1 week ago from Live Science

Her gaze isn't actually following you, despite what we all thought.

Rethinking the relationship between age, business acumen and entrepreneurship

1 week ago from Physorg

There's no question the domestic workforce is aging. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of the U.S. labor force was 42 years in...

Do Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier? The T.S.A. Thinks So

1 week ago from NY Times Science

There is a scientific explanation for why humans associate floppy ears with friendly animal behavior. Exhibit A: Domesticated foxes.

You Asked: When to Start With a Gynecologist?

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21. But there are reasons to start seeing a gynecologist earlier.

Carlos Sanchez, face of Colombian Coffee as Juan Valdez, dies at 83

1 week ago from UPI

Carlos Sanchez, who was the face of Colombian coffee in his portrayal as Juan Valdez for 37 years, has died. He was 83.

Carlos Sanchez, face of Colombian Coffee as Juan Váldez, dies at 83

1 week ago from UPI

Carlos Sanchez, who was the face of Colombian coffee in his portrayal as Juan Valdez for 37 years, has died. He was 83.

Ghosn case rattles Japan's expat business community

1 week ago from Physorg

Carlos Ghosn's prolonged detention under what critics see as Japan's opaque and draconian legal system has alarmed foreign executives and sparked questions over the country's ability to attract overseas talent.

Carlos Sanchez, face of Colombian Coffee as Juan Váldez, dies at 83

1 week ago from UPI

Carlos Sanchez, who was the face of Colombian coffee in his portrayal as Juan Valdez for 37 years, has died. He was 83.

How words get an emotional meaning

1 week ago from Science Daily

Everyday objects and people have an emotional meaning. A wool sock might have an emotional value if it was the last thing grandmother knitted before her death. The same applies...

Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. Researchers found this to have...

By using recorded audio feedback academics can reduce workload mentally and physically

1 week ago from Science Daily

Academics experience that by using the Recorded Audio Feedback (RAF) in higher education they can give more relaxed and dialogic feedback for their learners and reduce their own workload both...

Controlling children's behavior with screen time leads to more screen time, study reveals

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers investigated the impact of parenting practices on the amount of time young children spend in front of screens. They found a majority of parents use screen time to control...

Donald Trump walks out of shutdown meeting with lawmakers, calls it 'waste of time'

1 week ago from UPI

President Donald Trump walked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders on the partial government shutdown.

Minority Ph.D. students in STEM fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

1 week ago from Physorg

Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets...

Fearful conservatives and angry liberals process political information differently

1 week ago from Physorg

Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign's major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about...