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August 10, 2020

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Do We Know What We Want in a Romantic Partner? No More Than a Random Stranger Would

New research suggests that people's ideal partner preferences do not reflect any unique personal ...

Teleportation in Live Musical Performance

A new study explains for the first time how quantum supercomputers could be helpful in the world of making and performing ...

Human Portraits Reveals Shift in Culture, Cognition

Human cognition and cultural norms have changed the composition of human portraits, according to a new analysis of European paintings from the 15th to the 20th ...

Universal Features of Music Around the World

New research supports the idea that music all around the globe shares important commonalities, despite many ...
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Sci-Fi Foretold Social Media, Uber and Augmented Reality, Offers Insights Into the Future

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer ...

Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations

An analysis of over 800 academic research papers on physical health and exercise suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives ...

Tool to Protect Children's Online Privacy

A new study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children's online privacy. Researchers developed a tool that can determine whether an Android ...

COVID-19 Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults according to a new ...

To Make a Good Impression, Leave Cell Phone Alone During Work Meetings

New hires especially should keep their cell phones stashed away during business meetings, a new study strongly implies. Researchers have just published an article that finds viewers perceive someone ...

Behavioral Science Perspectives on an Alternative Internet

Polarization, conspiracy theories, fake news: What people see on the Internet is largely determined by the opaque algorithms of just a few corporations. That's a worrying development for ...

Misleading Information in 1 in 4 Most Viewed YouTube COVID-19 Videos in English, Study Finds

More than one in four of the most viewed COVID-19 videos on YouTube in spoken English contains misleading or inaccurate information, reveals the first study of its ...

Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ...

Elections: Early Warning System to Fight Disinformation Online

A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic ...

Aboriginal Scars from Frontier Wars

Hundreds of Aboriginal men who became native mounted police in colonial Australia carried a significant burden of responsibility for law and order for white settlers in Queensland and other ...

Wikipedia Visits to Disease Outbreak Pages Show Impact of News Media on Public Attention

During the 2016 Zika outbreak, news exposure appears to have had a far bigger impact than local disease risk on the number of times people visited Zika-related Wikipedia pages in the ...

How Green Space Can Reduce Violent Crime

Researchers identified patterns that can inform public policy, guide urban design and promote neighborhoods that are safe and low in ...

Vaccine Misinformation and Social Media

People who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media, according to a new study. The study, based on surveys of ...

Seeing the New Star Wars? Be Careful What You Wish for

How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 441 people before and after they saw the last episode in the ...

Watching TV Makes Us Prefer Thinner Women

The more TV we watch the more we prefer thinner female bodies, according to a new comprehensive study on body ...

Waiting Area Entertainment and Co-Opetition Between Brick-and-Mortar Stores Boosts Profit

With the popularity of online shopping, it's no secret brick-and-mortar stores are fighting to stay relevant. Waiting area entertainment is one way they are standing out, because no one likes to ...

The Songwriter Is Creative -- The Singer, Not So Much

Country music songwriters must perform a careful dance when they work with famous singers who may be less talented at writing songs but bring the needed star power to attract fans -- and, ...

Justified and Unjustified Movie Violence Evokes Different Brain Responses

In a study, researchers find that scenes of justified and unjustified violence in movies activate different parts of the adolescent brain. The research is the first to show that when movie characters ...

Japanese Anime and Zoos Boost Public Interest in Conservation of Real-Life Animal Characters

Animated shows with animal characters -- specifically the Japanese anime Kemono Friends -- can increase public interest in real wildlife, including boosting donations to conservation programs at ...

Associations Between Childhood Maltreatment and Offending Behaviors Later in Life

Children who experience maltreatment, such as neglect or physical or sexual abuse, are more likely to engage in delinquent and offending behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, according to a ...

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