In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world's languages shows that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ideas, no matter what language they're speaking.
A University of Vermont-led team used social media images to measure the value of outdoor recreation on public lands. The study analyzed more than 7,000 geotagged photos to calculate that conserved lands contributed $1.8 billion to Vermont's tourism industry between 2007-2014.
Two reports published online today by the World Economic Forum found that new technologies can assist in protecting older adults from fraud, and that financial services organizations are uniquely positioned to capitalize on gains in longevity using technology.
People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations, even when potential donors have no idea that incentives were involved, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that incentives may have this effect because they result in the fundraisers coming off as less sincere to the people they're trying to persuade.
A new study in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching indicates that undergraduates who participate in mentored research not only graduate more often with science degrees, but also attend graduate school and pursue STEM careers at higher rates.
Women face weight-based prejudice in the workplace -- even when their body mass index is within the healthy range, research led by a University of Strathclyde academic has found.
New research from the University of Missouri finds no evidence to support the idea that donors are influenced by performance measures such as high attendance numbers; in fact, large audience numbers may actually lead to fewer donations.
What does the ideal car look like? University of California, Riverside professor Subramanian 'Bala' Balachander and his collaborators explored that question in a study that is forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing.
A new study found that people who visit emergency rooms for mental health care were transferred to another facility at six times the rate of people who visit ERs for non-psychiatric conditions, and could wait almost two hours longer. The study is published today in Health Affairs and highlights a persisting shortfall in emergency psychiatric services in the country.
A new study by University of Washington researchers found that preschoolers were more engaged and did better on STEM-related tasks when they felt they were part of a group, versus doing the tasks on their own.