- How Anti-Smoking Messages Backfire
Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to a paper which indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some cases, make it harder for people to quit because they become angry ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2015 - 4:21pm
- Airbnb Hasn't Just Changed Hotel Stays, It's Changed Travel Patterns
Have you ever used Airbnb or other hotel replacement services when traveling? If yes, you are likely to travel more than you used to, you choose your destination from among a wider set of alternatives, and you are more active in your destination, accordin ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2015 - 7:01am
- Chimpanzee Language Claims- Lost In Translation By Anthropologists
A paper published earlier this year claiming chimpanzees can learn each others' language is not supported by others who looked at the work. The paper published in Current Biology in February centered on the examination of two sets of chimpanzees in t ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2015 - 4:18pm
- Anti-Vaccination Websites: Select "Science" And A Lot Of Anecdotes
An analysis of nearly 500 anti-vaccination websites found that over two-thirds used what they represented as scientific evidence to support the idea that vaccines are dangerous and nearly one-third contained anecdotes that reinforced the perception. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2015 - 10:55am
- Wussification? Emotionally Supportive Relationships Linked To Lower Testosterone
Want to hyphenate your last name to include your wife's? Is "Three Men and a Baby" your favorite movie? If you are a man, these and other distinguishing characteristics probably mean you have lower testosterone. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2015 - 9:12pm
- Human Have Been Using Beeswax For 8,000 Years
It may seem like bees are suddenly all the rage in environmental fundraising campaigns today but they have been important to human culture- for almost as long as modern farming, humans have been interested in bees and the products they produce. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 15 2015 - 12:37pm
- Ice Age Isolation Led To 'Fourth Strand' Of European Ancestry
Human remains dating back to the Late Upper Palaeolithic period over 13,000 years ago has revealed a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient European ancestry. This new lineage stems from populations of hunter-gatherers that split from we ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2015 - 8:50am
- Syria Conflict Has Changed The Rules About Attacking Hospitals
In civilized war, as oxymoronic as it sounds, hospitals have a cultural bubble around them, neutral territory and off limits. But in Syria, that bubble has burst dozens of times, according to a new report from the group Physicians for Human Rights. The h ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2015 - 7:14pm
- Like Human Civilization? Thank Our Evil Side
The speed and character of human dispersals changed significantly around 100,000 years ago, and our dark side deserves a thanksgiving for that; a new paper suggests that betrayals of trust were the missing link in understanding the rapid spread of our spe ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 25 2015 - 8:33am
- Millet: The Missing Link In Prehistoric Humans' Transition From Hunter-gatherer To Farmer
New research shows a cereal familiar today as birdseed was carried across Eurasia by ancient shepherds and herders laying the foundation, in combination with the new crops they encountered, of 'multi-crop' agriculture and the rise of settled soc ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2018 - 4:29pm