- Men More Likely To Be Viewed As Creative Thinkers, Finds Survey
People tend to associate the ability to think creatively with stereotypical masculine qualities, according to a paper in Psychological Science, which suggests that the work and achievements of men tend to be evaluated as more creative than similar work an ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2015 - 9:01am
- Ancestry Can Be Determined By Fingerprints
A proof-of-concept study finds that it is possible to identify an individual's ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics- a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement and anthropological research. "Thi ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2015 - 8:30am
- Women And Men React Differently To Infidelity
If your partner has sex with someone else, it is considered infidelity- even if no emotions are involved. But it is also considered infidelity when your significant other develops a close personal relationship with someone else, even if there is no sex or ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2015 - 5:13pm
- Psychologists Explore How Humans Become Tool Users
A new paper gives psycholgists a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates--such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees--remain only occasional tool users. Dorothy Fragaszy, a psychology professor at th ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2015 - 7:00am
- Our Ancestors Probably Didn't Get 8 Hours Of Sleep A Night
They stayed up late into the evening, averaged less than 6.5 hours of sleep a night and rarely napped. College students during final exams? Working moms? No, says a UCLA-led team of researchers who studied sleeping patterns among traditional peoples whose ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 7:30am
- Are Crosswalks Racist? Yes, Says Analysis
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences lost a great deal of respect when it published a study claiming female hurricane names were taken less seriously by the public. A new paper on racism in crosswalks won't add more credibility to the ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 8:33am
- Genomic Ancestry Linked To Mate Selection
Genetic ancestry, as well as facial characteristics, may play an important part in who we select as mates, according to an analysis that used population genomics and social science data to gauge the relatedness of parents in a study of asthma in Mexican a ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2015 - 6:30am
- Beringian Standstill: Ancient Baby Genetics Boost Bering Land Bridge Layover Hypothesis
Scientists have deciphered maternal genetic material from two babies buried together at an Alaskan campsite 11,500 years ago and found the infants had different mothers and were the northernmost known kin to two lineages of Native Americans found farther ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 3:13pm
- Early Humans Caused Ancient Australian Extinction
New data presented at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meetings in Dallas, Texas, implicates early humans in the extinction of large mammals, birds and lizards in Australia. The "Anthropocene" has been with us for thousands of years, it se ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 7:35am
- 20 Percent Of Ethnic School Girls Think They Don't Need HPV Vaccine
Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) because they feel they don't need it, according to a Cancer Research UK survey presented today at the National Cancer Resear ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2015 - 12:00am