Using a new technique to analyze 52 years of international conflict, researchers suggest that there may be no such thing as a 'democratic peace.'
'Gaydar' -- the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance -- seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone's sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. In a new paper, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison challenge what they call 'the gaydar myth.'
Civil courts are where many people meet the legal system. Those with attorneys -- often a small minority -- are much more likely to see a better outcome, says a new study. More surprising, perhaps, is that lawyers' deep knowledge of the law explains little of their impact, which comes mostly in navigating court procedures and relationships, says Rebecca Sandefur, a University of Illinois sociology professor, in the October issue of American Sociological Review.
A new study from Concordia University shows that poor sleep might explain how stress impacts health in kids.
Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today's environmental conditions, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
A brief series of classes to help first-time parents better support each other through the often stressful transition to parenthood has a positive effect on birth outcomes as well, according to health researchers.
Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group.
Researchers at Indiana University have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of fashion modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from Instagram.
Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions. While prospects for a comprehensive carbon price are dim, especially in the US, many other policy approaches can spur the renewables revolution, according to a new policy article published in Nature.
This study, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, is the first to use financial investors' actions, rather than self-reported opinions, to investigate the trans-Atlantic difference in public opinion on climate change and the environment.