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Research May Hold Answer to
the Mystery of Identical Twins
Oct 2, 2021 2:30 PM CDT
Research May Hold Answer to the Mystery of Identical Twins
Scientists find shared marks atop the siblings' DNA
- Scientists may have discovered the key to why some twins are born identical, a milestone that could help develop treatments for congenital disorders that affect identical twins more often. An international team of scientists at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam found a DNA signature shared by identical twins, the
Facebook Engagement, 6-1
Sep 3, 2021 4:15 PM CDT
Misinformation Dominates Facebook Engagement, 6-1
Company disputes researchers' findings that reliable information lags badly on site
- Misinformation is thriving on Facebook, researchers have found. A new project has shown that publishers who post misinformation are drawing much greater engagement than reliable sources—six times the number of shares, likes, and other interactions, the
reports. The study, which has been peer reviewed, was conducted during...
Vesuvius Killed in Minutes
Mar 22, 2021 4:38 PM CDT
Vesuvius Killed in Minutes
Researchers say people of Pompeii couldn't escape cloud of ash and gases
- Vesuvius killed the 2,000 people of Pompeii quickly—in about 15 minutes, new research shows. They died not when lava reached them after the volcano erupted, but in a cloud of ash and gases, the
reports; the victims had no escape and were unable to breathe. Most of...
2 Holocaust Researchers
Ordered to Apologize
Feb 9, 2021 11:23 AM CST
2 Holocaust Researchers Ordered to Apologize
Polish court sides with woman who accused them of slandering her uncle
- A court in Warsaw ruled Tuesday that two prominent Holocaust researchers must apologize to a woman who claimed her deceased uncle had been slandered in a historical work that suggested he helped kill Jews during World War II. Lawyers for 81-year-old Filomena Leszczynska argued that her uncle was a Polish...
This Type of Athlete
Wows at Conquering Pain
Oct 22, 2020 1:57 PM CDT
This Type of Athlete Wows at Conquering Pain
High-level endurance athletes beat soccer players in pain tolerance, thresholds
- Want to fell less pain? You may want to try long-distance running. Research published in July comparing pain perception in endurance athletes, soccer players, and nonathletes suggests elite athletes overall have increased pain tolerance, higher pain thresholds, and lower pain intensity—but also that endurance athletes manage the best. In...
Sep 1, 2020 11:22 AM CDT
Runners Should Stop Focusing on Mileage
Researchers say it presents an incomplete picture in terms of injury risk and training
- GPS devices make it easier than ever for runners to gauge that all-important number: the number of miles clocked. But in a new paper , researchers make the case that tracking mileage by itself presents too misleading of a picture. To better prevent injury and to improve training, runners need to...
Big Pregnancy Study
Halted After 6 Babies Die
Oct 29, 2019 7:21 AM CDT
Big Pregnancy Study Halted After 6 Babies Die
But results of late-term labor induction are being noted: 'There is potential to save babies' lives'
- A Swedish study has been canceled after the deaths of six infants, but early results are already changing the approach to late-term pregnancy. The
reports on research undertaken by Sahlgrenska University Hospital that wanted to see, in pregnant women who'd gone past 40 weeks of gestation, if labor...
Study Flips a Theory on
Lottery Winners on Its Head
Sep 24, 2019 8:41 AM CDT
Study Flips a Theory on Lottery Winners on Its Head
Researchers say the money does make people happier
- Regardless of life adjustments and pushy relatives demanding cash, winning the lottery really does make a person more satisfied. That's according to University of Warwick economists, who gained access "to more winners with economically substantial winning amounts than almost any other study before us." Andrew J. Oswald...
Say It, Study
Apr 4, 2019 8:19 PM CDT
Cats Catch Their Name When Owners Say It, Study Suggests
Research finds a more pronounced reaction than to other words
- Domestic cats recognize their own name—at least when their owner says it—a new study has found. Whether the cats let their owners know that is another matter. Atsuko Saito, a University of Tokyo behavioral scientist, had already shown that cats recognize their owner's voice. In her new...
Dumb and Dumberer?
IQ Surveys Say Yes
Jun 16, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Dumb and Dumberer? IQ Surveys Say Yes
After steadily rising for decades, IQ scores appear to be falling
- It's official: We're not getting any smarter. Worse, media exposure might be to blame. Researchers analyzed 730,000 IQ scores of Norwegian men entering the country's military draft who were born between 1962 and 1991, per ScienceAlert . They found that IQ scores rose almost 0.3 points...
Sep 17, 2017 9:45 AM CDT
Low-Level Crime Pays Pretty Well
Criminals make double the average made legally by high school dropouts
- Crime not only pays, it pays relatively well—about $900 per week. So say researchers who compared past surveys of nonviolent, low-level criminals to come up with the best guess on their illegal earnings. Such a figure isn't easy to reach since criminals aren't keen to report illegal...
May Cause Weight Gain
Jul 18, 2017 10:57 AM CDT
Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Weight Gain
Though one expert warns there's not enough info to place all blame on artificial sweeteners
- If you think you're avoiding artificial sweeteners because you don't put them in your coffee or tea, think again. These additives are found in everything from yogurt and baked goods to sauces and diet colas, per the CBC , with "a lot of people ... consuming them in foods...
May 30, 2017 12:07 PM CDT
Meditation Has Drawbacks, Too
Some practitioners experience fear, panic, say researchers
- Meditation is widely considered a worthwhile practice, particularly as it relieves stress. But it can also cause stress, forcing practitioners to experience fear and even relive traumatic experiences, according to a new study. To put a spotlight on the little-discussed side effects associated with the practice, researchers at Brown University...
Expecting Trouble From
Black Males Starts in Pre-K
Oct 2, 2016 3:04 PM CDT
Expecting Trouble From Black Males Starts in Pre-K
Black and white preschool teachers alike spend more time watching black boys
- Are black children in preschool suspended more than three times as often as their white counterparts because they act out that much more, or because their teachers are expecting and watching for behavior problems from them more? A new study out of Yale suggests that there is an "implicit...
Practice Doesn't Make Perfect
When It Comes to Chess
Sep 18, 2016 5:00 PM CDT
Practice Doesn't Make Perfect When It Comes to Chess
Study suggests that you need to be naturally smart, too
- If you were hoping to become a chess master by practicing 10,000 hours, think again. Contrary to the theory that expertise at chess is based on intensive training, researchers at the University of Michigan have concluded based on a meta-analysis of 19 studies that hard work is important but...
Make Your Love Stronger
Sep 17, 2016 11:15 AM CDT
Binge-Watching Can Make Your Love Stronger
Study says it brings couples closer together
- Sure, you could find more imaginative—and intimate—ways of spending time together. But if at the end of the day you find yourself camped out in front of the TV watching a favorite show with your partner, that's probably OK for your relationship, too—at least according to...
You Can Now Access NASA's
Research Online—for Free
Aug 22, 2016 8:21 AM CDT
You Can Now Access NASA's Research Online—for Free
Space agency was told to tear down the (pay)wall, which led to PubSpace
- PubSpace may sound like an app that maps out local watering holes (not a bad idea in its own right), but it's actually an online repository where NASA will make all its publicly funded research available for free, the
reports. This unprecedented access, which came after the...
Cat People Are 'Tired,'
Dog People 'Excited'
Aug 10, 2016 9:50 AM CDT
On Facebook, Cat People Are 'Tired,' Dog People 'Excited'
Cat people prefer fantasy and anime, while dog people go for romance and, well, dogs
- Facebook analyzed the behaviors and preferences of 160,000 people who posted photos of cats and dogs, at once both confirming and busting several prevailing pet myths. For instance: Cat owners have 26 fewer friends on Facebook, yet are more likely to be invited to events than their canine-loving...
Men Are Better
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 13, 2015 2:10 PM CST
Science Says: Men Are Better Navigators
But not necessarily because of testosterone
- "Men have a better sense of direction than women." So goes the headline on a press release outlining a new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The fact that men excel at certain spatial tasks, the release says, is well established. The goal of the...
Jun 4, 2014 9:11 AM CDT
Reason Mammoths Went Extinct? Blame Humans
Massive die-off correlates with us, not so much climate change
- What caused the extinctions of the wooly mammoth, giant sloth, mastodon, and other beasts? A new study makes a strong case that the answer is us. Scientists have long argued over the cause of the "Quaternary extinction"—which took out vast numbers of large mammals about 12,000...
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