White working-class Americans feel in nation’s ‘slow lane’, new study shows

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017   Report also finds definitions of white working-class are outdated, and calls for renewed efforts to build cross-racial harmony to avoid a crisis of division Coventry University America’s white working-class communities feel they are being kept in the “slow lane” of social mobility while other groups speed past, according to a year-long…

Most medical students overconfident, underprepared on nutrition guidelines

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017   Research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association examines gap between nutritional knowledge and attitudes in future physicians American Osteopathic Association CHICAGO — October 16, 2017–Ohio University researchers found medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. Of the 257 medical students studied, more…

What do Americans fear most? Chapman University releases 4th annual Survey of American Fears

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017 Chapman University recently completed its fourth annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2017) Chapman University   IMAGE: These are American’s Top 10 Fears in 2017.   Credit: Chapman University Chapman University recently completed its fourth annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2017). The survey asked respondents about 80 different fears…

Perpetrators of genocide say they’re ‘good people’

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017   Study examined testimony of defendants in Rwandan violence Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – The men who were tried for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed up to 1 million people want you to know that they’re actually very good people. That’s the most common way accused men…

Discrimination on the grounds of political ideas prevails over any other

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017 A recent international study, in which lecturers from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country participated, confirms greater trust among people sharing an ideology vis-à-vis those who hold different ideas University of the Basque Country Sean Westwood (Dartmouth College) figures as the lead researcher of this article, and it has among its co-authors…

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017 Pressure generates electricity in crystals of enzyme found in tears, milk and egg whites University of Limerick A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed that…

Social Engineering with Twitter Bots

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017 Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social media Study co-authored by USC ISI highlights how positive behaviors are reinforced on social networks University of Southern California After an election year marked by heated exchanges and the distribution of fake news, Twitter bots earned a bad reputation–but…

Scientists list 50 terms you may be confusing

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017   Envy vs. jealousy, disease vs. illness and 48 more terms that seem to be the same but aren’t Frontiers Should you punish a disobedient child, or try negative reinforcement? Is your shy new colleague antisocial or asocial? And which is worse: a prejudiced boss or a discriminatory one? These are just…

Eleven new studies suggest ‘power poses’ don’t work

Public Release: 10-Sep-2017   Michigan State University   Caption Can holding a power pose, such as standing with your legs wide and hands on hips, improve your life? A raft of new research spearheaded by a Michigan State University scholar suggests the answer is overwhelmingly no. Credit: Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. – The…