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The Happiness Equation

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published a study titled “A computational and neural model of momentary subjective well-being.” In other words, researchers have developed a mathematical model for happiness. Yes, this is an instance of happiness. The study says, “Using computational modeling, we show that emotional reactivity in the form of [...]

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Today in science explained by Tim F, a breaking study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [A]ll mammals above 3 kg in weight empty their bladders over nearly constant duration of 21 ± 13 s. They went to a zoo and watched animals piss. It takes the same time because larger mammals have [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Poachers Killed 100,000 Elephants in 3 Years Due to Skyrocketing Ivory Demand

Africa is experiencing a huge spike in elephant deaths due rising demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations. A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants

Poaching could drive elephants to extinction in decades

New paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights just how perilous their survival has become

Former Warner Bros. Exec. Charles L. Dages Named NATAS Chairman

Charles (Chuck) L. Dages has been elected the Chairman of the governing Board of Trustees of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  A former Warner Bros. executive vice president,emerging technology, Dages willShow More Summary

Science Academy Falters in Launch of New GE Study

One morning a few weeks ago, I received an email from the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council (NRC), announcing the makeup of a provisional committee of experts that has been tasked with carrying out a comprehensive new study of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Show More Summary

Scientists create realistic fake brain tissue

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Bioengineers have created the most realistic fake brain tissue ever — and it’s built like a jelly donut. The 3-D tissue, described in a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is so structurally similar to...Show More Summary

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - August 11, 2014

2 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

1. Science Discovers The Secret To Happiness: Just Expect Everything To Be Awful According to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers may have finally cracked the code to human happiness. And it...Show More Summary

The Formula For Happiness

Researchers have developed one, and it’s as complex as you’d expect: In a study published earlier this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of British neuroscientists created an equation that they say accurately predicted the short-term happiness of more than 18,000 people by comparing their expectations of an event […]

Why OKCupid's 'Experiments' Were Worse Than Facebook's

Facebook recently published the results of its 2012 entitled Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In this experiment...Show More Summary

Happiness Predictable With Mathematical Equation

Happiness happens, not because things are going well, but because they’re going better than expected. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, investigated the relationship between happiness and reward, and the neural processes that lead to feelings that are central to our conscious experience, such as happiness. Before now, it [...]

Model of viral lifecycle could help in finding a cure for hepatitis B

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- A new technique for studying the lifecycle of the hepatitis B virus could help researchers develop a cure for the disease. In a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sangeeta...Show More Summary

Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated by men, [...]

Design Jobs: Princeton University, Atlantic Media, California Academy of Sciences

4 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

This week, Princeton University is hiring a visual design strategist, while Atlantic Media is seeking a design director for the National Journal. California Academy of Sciences needs an interaction designer, and the NYC Department of Transportation is on the hunt for a graphic artist. Show More Summary

Study: Infant rats can sense their mothers' fear using smell

A new study at the University of Michigan Medical School found that infants may be able to detect their mothers' fear — through smell. The study, published in the journal Proceedings in the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that infants, or at least infant rats, recognize their mothers' feelings of being threatened by identifying certain smells. Show More Summary

Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, investigated the extent to which improvements in living conditions and educational opportunities over a person's life affect cognitive abilities and their implications for men and women. read more

The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates for the first time that the human...Show More Summary

Fukushima accident underscores need for US to seek out new information about nuclear plant hazards

WASHINGTON -- A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators...Show More Summary

Study: Beef impacts the environment more than poultry, pork

Two new studies looking at the beef industry show that it might be better for the environment to try white meat instead. A study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that in the United States, it takes 28 times as much land and 11 times as much water to raise cattle than it does pork and poultry. Show More Summary

Environmental costs for beef larger than expected

Beef is by far the most environmentally costly animal protein. This is according to new research that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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