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.
‘Geek Girl’ gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees - Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research.
Residents receiving care in for-profit nursing homes are almost twice as likely to experience health issues caused by substandard care compared with clients living in not-for-profit facilities or in homes in the community, according to a new report in the journal Gerontology.
Youngest children in the classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, suggesting that some teachers are mistaking the immaturity of the youngest children in their class for ADHD and labeling normal development as pathology, finds new research with 14 million children from various countries.
Female chimpanzees know which males are most likely to kill their babies. Research carried out by the University of Kent sheds light on the infanticidal behaviour of chimpanzees and demonstrates that females are highly sensitive to the relative risks posed to their babies by different males.
An antiviral pill taken daily by thousands of men across Sydney and other parts of Australia led to a globally unprecedented reduction in new HIV cases, showing that a targeted, preventative approach may accelerate progress on ending the AIDS epidemic.
Scientists gave nicotine-dependent rats an engineered enzyme that breaks down nicotine in the bloodstream before it can reach the brain. Treatment quickly reduced the animals' motivation to take nicotine, reversed their signs of nicotine dependence, and kept them from relapsing
The Earth's core is definitively solid, according to new research by a team of scientists in Australia. The research team managed to detect shear waves, or J waves, inside Earth's core. Shear waves can only travel through solid material.
Tropical deforestation now emits more CO2 than the EU. Between 2015 and 2017, forest-related emissions were 63 percent higher than the average for the previous 14 years, rising from 3 billion to 4.9 billion metric tons per year.
Much of the published medical research goes unread by the general public and medical community. A new study has found that social media editors lack established best practices and support from their journals and home institutions, making it difficult for them to successfully promote new research.
Astronomers have found the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way. The highly magnetic, rapidly rotating neutron star was born from a supernova explosion likely visible to Earth some 500 years ago, around when Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo sculpted David.
Gender-equality paradox finds countries which promote gender equality tend to have less gender balance in personality tests. Study finds that gender differences in preferences like risk-taking, patience, and trust were more exaggerated in wealthier and more gender-equal countries.
Beginning with Rembrandt, a number of famous artists have been identified as having strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes. Some forms of eye misalignment are thought to be beneficial for artistic work by suppressing the deviating eye, which provides 2-dimensional monocular vision
The largest organism on the planet by weight looks like a forest that spans more than 100 football fields, but each tree shares the same DNA and is connected to its clonal brethren through an underground root system. A new study shows it is slowly shrinking, putting its ecosystem in jeopardy.
Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust — "Dust kept in the dark contained organisms closely related to species associated with respiratory diseases, which were largely absent in dust exposed to daylight"
Researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called 'Becoming Homeless,' were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign a petition in support of affordable housing than other study participants.
Scientists prove the first clear advantage of quantum computers over classical - demonstrable on a constant depth Q computer (the only kind available) -for a class of problems, a constant-depth quantum circuit will work with more inputs, a classical computer needs to scale logarithmically
Scientists have discovered that the veins used to maintain structure on both the hindwings and forewings of certain butterfly species are part of a larger hearing apparatus that redirects sound waves to the ear drums, allowing them to hear with their wings.
Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea have made a major scientific breakthrough by detecting the nuclear magnetism, or "nuclear spin" of a single atom
Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise. Mouse study found nutrition had a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Even after exercise stopped, mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet.
"Astonishing" breakthrough in structure determination of small-molecules last night. ChemRxiv traffic spiked by 100% as two labs posted similar results showing 1 angstrom resolution structures from powder off the shelf. Big day for cryoEM and microED.
Molding bacteria into unnatural shapes reveals the robustness of cell division - scientists show that FtsZ protein rings that form at the site of cell division can be made to change shape if the cell shape itself is altered using micro-containers
Overparenting or helicopter parenting, a narcissistic parenting style, may impede the development of young adult independence, and be linked to development of narcissistic traits, which may be how narcissism can be passed on from generation to generation, suggests new study (n=380 college students).
Electronic Cigarettes: Impact on Lung Function and Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Among Healthy Adults. A recent study comparing users of e-cigarettes (vaping) to non-smokers showed significant impairment of lung function and a pattern of peripheral obstructive airway involvement.
New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes. Offshore wind farms can harness the kinetic energy from hurricanes and lessen the effects of wind and storm surge and they can also have an impact on precipitation.
Researchers use AI to treat advanced cancer patient, completely halting disease progression. They used an AI platform to continuously identify the optimal doses of each cancer treatment drug to result in a durable response, allowing the patient to resume a completely normal and active lifestyle.
Entering deep sleep and then waking up before completing the normal sleep cycle can result in a phenomenon known as sleep inertia, which is associated with reduced cognitive performance linked to reduced connectivity between brain networks, finds new brain scan research in NeuroImage.
Bursting clouds for better communication - Researchers develop technology that bores a hole in clouds allowing laser-transmitted data from a satellite. Current radio waves transmissions can carry only so much information, and are easily intercepted. Lasers carry more information and are more secure
A new study published this week found that the social lives of sweat bees—named for their attraction to perspiration—are linked to patterns of activity in specific genes, including ones linked to autism
An international team of researchers has successfully produced a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in space for the first time. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes creating a small experimental device that was carried on a rocket into space
Scientists say they have found a way to make self-lubricating latex condoms that become slippery on contact. The condoms could withstand intercourse involving at least 1,000 thrusts without losing its slipperiness, the Royal Society Open Science journal reports.
Last year, astronomers triangulated incoming gravity waves to a common source, the merger of two neutron stars. Now, scientists have discovered a direct relative of the gravitational wave event. The new object, GRB150101B, is a gamma ray burst.
A study finds widespread 'Moral Distress' among veterinarians. 69 percent said they'd felt moderate to severe distress about not being able to give animals what they thought was the right care. Almost two-thirds were bothered by inappropriate requests for euthanasia.
Dandelion seeds reveal newly discovered form of natural flight. A study of dandelion seeds in motion has revealed a form of flight not seen before, and explains why the plant is among nature's best fliers.
New research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, confirmed that six HIV-infected patients who received a stem cell transplant have the virus undetectable in blood and tissues, and one of them does not have antibodies, which suggests that HIV may have been eliminated from his body.
Since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the park's ecosystem has become a deeply complex and heterogeneous system, aided by a strategy of minimal human intervention. The new study is a synthesis of 40 years of research on large mammals in Yellowstone National Park.
Laughter plays an important role in romantic relationships - if partners handle laughter or being laughed at in a similar way, they tend to be quite content with their relationship, which also affects their sexuality, suggests a new study.
A study has found that greater compassion for other human beings scaled with the intensity of the belief in oneness. The more someone believed that everyone and everything was connected, the more likely they were to recognize the humanity they shared with other people.
While conservatives and liberals tend to disagree on many environmental issues, they both view the development of solar power and other forms of renewable energy as financially savvy and a step towards self-sufficiency.
A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy. The drug, papaverine, inhibits the respiration of mitochondria, the oxygen-consuming and energy-making components of cells, and sensitizes model tumors to radiation.
Parents go to great lengths to ensure that their children attend top schools,surrounded by high-achieving peers. But data collected from individuals over a span of 50 years suggests that these aspects of selective schools aren't uniformly beneficial to students' educational and professional outcomes
A formula used to calculate basic wood density has recently been corrected. Basic density is widely used to compute carbon storage by trees. Researchers estimate that the error in the initial formula resulted in an overestimation of forest carbon stocks, to the tune of almost 5%.
Bioluminescence and the enzyme Luciferase evolved independently, after genome sequencing of two American and Japanese firefly species that diverged approximately 100 million years ago. The study was crowdfunded and now the paper and genomes are available open-access.
The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. Scientists are developing a new tool to simulate how the structure of the brain may impact brain activity and, ultimately, human behavior.
Scientists who performed the largest-ever genetic study of a puzzling type of adult-onset diabetes have uncovered new connections to the two major types of diabetes, offering intriguing insights into more accurate diagnosis and better treatment.
Electric vehicles and most electronic devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries and manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion batteries in virtually any shape.
A new study demonstrates that stem cell proliferation is directly controlled by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Its two major networks of nerve fibers run from the brain through the entire body, with neurons reaching into nearly every organ.
Early life forms on Earth may have been able to generate metabolic energy from sunlight using a purple-pigmented molecule called retinal that possibly predates the evolution of chlorophyll and photosynthesis. As a consequence, early Earth may have looked purple
Length of ring and index fingers 'linked to sexuality'. Research suggests that our sexuality is determined in the womb and is dependent on the amount of male hormone we are exposed to, with those exposed to higher levels of testosterone being more likely to be bisexual or homosexual.
People with psychopathic tendencies are slightly more likely to be a company boss, but a new study finds that psychopathic traits in men help them emerge as leaders and be seen as effective, but these same tendencies are seen as a negative in women.