Blog Profile / Physorg: Other Sciences


URL :http://phys.org/science-news/
Filed Under:Academics / General Science
Posts on Regator:4221
Posts / Week:10.4
Archived Since:April 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Rare 450-million-year-old 'cone-shaped' fossil discovery

Researchers from the University of Leicester, working with an international team of geologists, have discovered an enigmatic fossil of a 450 million year-old creature resembling a tiny ice-cream cone.

Insects took off when they evolved wings

The evolution of wings not only allowed ancient insects to become the first creatures on Earth to take to the skies, but also propelled their rise to become one of nature's great success stories, according to a new study.

Modern math sheds new light on long-standing debate about Viking-age Ireland conflict

Modern mathematical techniques - similar to those used to analyse social-networking websites - have allowed academics to shed new light on a centuries old debate surrounding the Viking age in Ireland and the famous battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Flourishing under an abusive boss? You may be a psychopath, study shows

When you hear the term "psychopath," you probably picture Charles Manson or Jeffrey Dahmer. Psychologists, however, define it as a personality trait, and we all fall somewhere along a scale from low to high levels of psychopathy.

Study spotlights cultural barriers to student financial success

Portland State study spotlights cultural barriers to student financial success

Brief exposure to charismatic career women inspires female students to pursue same field

A low-budget field experiment to tackle the lack of women in the male-dominated field of economics has been surprisingly effective, says the study's author, an economist at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

Spanish use is steady or dropping in U.S. despite high Latino immigration

Hidden just beneath the surface of the ongoing heated debate about immigration in the United States lurks an often unspoken concern: language. Specifically, whether immigration from Spanish-speaking countries threatens the English language's dominance.

The Finnøy polar bear

Imagine you are 12,400 years in the past. Much of Norway is covered with ice and the present-day island of Finnøy exists as only two small islets. The sea is 40 metres above the current level. A polar bear embarks on a long swim through the icy waters and never reaches land. Show More Summary

How to stop violence against women in India—it starts with training police officers

From the Woman's Marches in the US to the global #MeToo campaign, the issue of women's rights has well and truly permeated society's consciousness.

New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India

A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular data, which wasShow More Summary

Impact of religion and racial pride on classroom discrimination

Two important factors seem to explain black American adolescents' experiences with teacher-based racial discrimination – religiosity and racial pride, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Artificial intelligence predicts corruption

Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have created a computer model based on neural networks that calculates the probability in Spanish provinces of corruption, as well as the conditions that favor it. This alert system confirms that the probabilities increase when the same party stays in government for more years.

Tall tail: Morocco casts doubt on Mexico 'dinosaur' fragment

Authorities in Morocco said Monday they doubt the authenticity of an alleged dinosaur tail sold in Mexico, after launching a probe to see if it had been illegally exported from the North African country.

The role of cranial modification in identity formation

Before the expansion of the Inka empire, the Late Intermediate Period was marked by political upheaval and the emergence of new cultural practices. In "Ethnogenesis and Social Difference in the Andean Late Intermediate Period (AD 1100-1450):...Show More Summary

Have Brexit and the US presidential election made you more radical?

Political disillusionment leads to more extreme political views, according to studies carried out by researchers at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland.

New 508-million-year-old bristle worm species from British Columbia's Burgess Shale wiggles into evolutionary history

Researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto have described an exceptionally well-preserved new fossil species of bristle worm called Kootenayscolex barbarensis. Discovered from the 508-million-year-old Marble...Show More Summary

Nefertiti was no pharaoh, says renowned Egyptologist

Contrary to popular opinion, one of the most famous women in ancient history did not rule Egypt, according to a new book.

Successful promotion of giftedness as early as elementary school age

Associations such as the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) have argued that the specific needs of gifted children are often neglected, resulting in a reduction of their abilities and potential. Consequently, they call for the implementation of programs that specifically aim to promote gifted children.

Human smugglers operate as 'independent traders,' study finds

Latest research shows a lack of overarching coordination or the involvement of any "kingpin"-style monopolies in the criminal operations illegally transporting people from the Horn of Africa into Northern Europe via Libya.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC