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.
‘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.
Science teacher dropping by :) did you know you’ve never actually touched anything? Electrons in every atom repel each other, so when you touch something you are actually only feeling the force of repulsion between atoms of your skin and the object. There is always air in between. Atoms are crazy!
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.
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.
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.
The water levels of the “Waal” river in my city Nijmegen 7 months apart. Such a big difference. The reason for these levels were heavy rainfall in Germany and serious drought and heat in August.
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
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
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.
Limitations of social science studies - "Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature — a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market."
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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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"
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.
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.
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
Vaseline glass is a type of glass that either contains radioactive minerals or is treated with weak radiation exposure, this radiation is harmless and causes any glass it's put in to glow under a blacklight.
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.
Glow worms, the larvae of a species of moth, attract prey by glowing then snare them in sticky silk strands. This interaction takes place within a cave, where the glowing strands trick insects into thinking they are outside, causing them to fly straight up into the sticky trap.