High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats

Public Release: 1-Nov-2018 National Toxicology Program releases final reports on rat and mouse studies of radio frequency radiation like that used in 2G and 3G cell phone technologies NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences   IMAGE: High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats. Credit: NIEHS The National Toxicology Program (NTP)…

‘Good guys’ in superhero films more violent than villains

Public Release: 2-Nov-2018   New research being presented at American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition finds violent acts by protagonists in popular film genre significantly outnumber those by ‘bad guys’ American Academy of Pediatrics ORLANDO, Fla. – In a film genre more popular than ever, courageous superheroes wield special powers to protect…

Bigger brains associated with greater cancer risk

Public Release: 30-Oct-2018   The more brain cells you have, the higher your risk of brain cancer Norwegian University of Science and Technology It may simply be that having a big brain is itself the cause. That’s what doctor and PhD candidate Even Hovig Fyllingen at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has…

Are we immune to the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing scissors?

Public Release: 30-Oct-2018 Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has been generating excitement within the field of gene therapy, inspiring hopes of molecular tools capable of treating genetic diseases. By studying immune responses to CRISPR-Cas9 in humans, researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have found widespread immunity to the Cas9 protein. The…

Army scientists develop computational model to predict human behavior

Public Release: 24-Oct-2018   U.S. Army Research Laboratory ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Army researchers have developed for the first time an analytic model to show how groups of people influence individual behavior. Technically speaking, this had never been done before: No one had taken the computational information from a collective model (numerical solutions of, say,…

Political competition is hurting our charitable giving

Public Release: 24-Oct-2018 Voters who live in counties with high political competition give less Brigham Young University As the midterm election nears and the fallout of the Supreme Court nomination rings across the political divide, a new study presents a unique angle of American politics: how party affiliation affects charitable donations. In that study, published…

Men in leadership gain from psychopathic behavior, women punished

Public Release: 15-Oct-2018   University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — People with psychopathic tendencies are slightly more likely to be a company boss, but a new study finds men are allowed a pass for those inclinations while women are punished. The study, published online today in the Journal of Applied Psychology, finds concern…

Nice people finish last when it comes to money

Public Release: 11-Oct-2018 Agreeable people who place less value on money at a financial disadvantage, study says American Psychological Association WASHINGTON — Nice people may be at greater risk of bankruptcy and other financial hardships compared with their less agreeable peers, not because they are more cooperative, but because they don’t value money as much,…

Why don’t we understand statistics? Fixed mindsets may be to blame

Public Release: 12-Oct-2018 The first study of why people struggle to solve statistical problems reveals a preference for complicated rather than simpler, more intuitive solutions Frontiers Unfavorable methods of teaching statistics in schools and universities may be to blame for people ignoring simple solutions to statistical problems, making them hard to solve. This can have…