People may stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships because they view leaving as bad for their partner, suggests a new study. People deciding whether to end a relationship consider not only their own desires but also how much they think their partner wants and needs the relationship to continue.
A new study of bias in police shootings found that college undergrads were more likely to shoot an unarmed Black man but trained police officers showed no significant racial bias. Both groups were more likely to mistakenly shoot someone they were told was armed but this bias was not based on race.
More than one in ten heavy cannabis users experience withdrawal after quitting cannabis, finds a new national study (n = 1,527). Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome includes emotional, behavioral and physical symptoms. Frequent cannabis users were defined as using the drug three or more times a week.
Researchers discovered a combination of pharmaceutical drugs that not only increases healthy lifespan in the microscopic worm C. elegans, but also delays the rate of ageing in them, a finding that could someday mean longer, healthier lives for humans, as reported in Developmental Cell.
New research has found no compelling evidence that more physically attractive young adult women have higher levels of the sex hormones estradiol and progesterone. The study, which appears in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, is a major blow to a popular theory in evolutionary psychology.
Study finds that positive social media messages doesn’t just cause changes in others, but ripples back to the original sender. However, chat containing negative messages result is a “feedback loop” in which one instance of negativity causes a stream of negativity that continues to perpetuate itself.
Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. Researchers found that gaps between screen time and outdoor time were most pronounced for girls, African American students, and eighth graders.
Marker found for condition that causes numerous tumors
Association of Organic Food Consumption With Cancer Risk
A new study suggests that you can conquer social anxiety by putting a ban on the thoughts that heighten it. If you’re someone who not only ruminates before an important event, but believe it’s helpful to do so, the present findings suggest that you consider a “ban” on this nonproductive thinking.
Giant study links DNA variants to same-sex behavior
When Honest People Find Dishonest Partners - New study finds that in an economic game both honest and dishonest people chose a dishonest partner, taking advantage of their partners’ lies. The authors conclude that to curb collaborative corruption, relying on people’s honesty is insufficient.
New research has found that breeding seabirds on Gough Island in the South Atlantic are raising 1,700,000 fewer chicks than similar species elsewhere due to the impacts of introduced house mice. Three near-endemic species are at risk of extinction. The study is open access in the journal, Ibis.
A new neural recording technique by EPFL bioengineers enables for the first time the comprehensive measurement of neural circuits that control limb movement. Tested on the fruit fly, results from the technique may inspire the development of more sophisticated robotic control approaches.
Blue phosphorus - mapped and measured for the first time
Researchers develop algorithm that analyzes social media posts to find linguistic markers for depression. Analyzing social media data leading up to a depression diagnosis, researchers found they could accurately predict future depression. Indicators included mentions of hostility and loneliness.
Speeding up electrons in semiconductors
Free space laser telecommunication through fog
People dehumanized outgroup people the more they valued sanctity due to a psychological trade-off between sanctity and care (in 5 studies). This "sanctity-care tradeoff" explained differences in dehumanization as a function of political, religious, and economic differences. (Free Accepted Preprint)
Each of our brain cells could work like a mini-computer, with our brain like 100 billion mini-computers working together, according to the first recording of electrical activity in human cells at a super-fine level of detail that revealed a key structural difference between human and mouse neurons.
Researchers find evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons to their new Florida environment. The pythons appear to have adapted to an extreme Florida freeze event in 2010, with parts of their genome changing significantly, evidence of evolution occurring over a very short time scale.
Evolution of wiki online communities
The Evolutionary Theory of Depression
Materialism is rising and is linked to mental health problems. Parents can reduce materialism in children by fostering gratitude for things and people in their lives, suggests a new study which found that having and expressing gratitude decrease materialism and increase generosity among adolescents.
US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010. Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now shows that this air quality improvement has brought substantial public health benefits