667 words A law restricting abortions in Texas resulted in more second trimester abortions due to women having more limited access to abortion services.
170 words When Whites perceive that there is a numerical decline in the White population, they develop more conservative racial and political attitudes
153 words Cannabis may have had high origins, with a new analysis of ancient pollen suggesting it evolved some 3 kilometres above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau. Incidentally, this site is only a few hundred kilometres from a cave that was once home to our ancient Denisovan cousins.
167 words Mindfulness, which revolves around focusing on the present and accepting negative thoughts without judgment, is associated with reduced levels of procrastination. This suggests that developing mindfulness could help procrastinators cope with their procrastination.
207 words ‘Wood wide web’—the underground network of microbes that connects trees—mapped for first time
154 words Mental arousal may be more important for women with low sexual desire, suggests a new study.
199 words Breastfeeding boosts metabolites important for brain growth, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children's National.
141 words Parents are more comfortable with girls partaking in gender-nonconforming behavior than boys and attempt to change their sons’ behaviors more frequently, suggests a new study (n=236).
287 words Airbnb’s exponential growth worldwide is devouring an increasing share of hotel revenues and also driving down room prices and occupancy rates, suggests a new study, which also found that travelers felt Airbnb properties were more authentic than franchised hotels.
146 words Long-term meditation practitioners have a faster cortisol recovery from stress, finds a new study, which suggests the practicing meditation can improve the psychophysiological response to stress by reducing self-conscious emotions.
188 words Researchers have developed a novel approach to cancer immunotherapy, injecting immune stimulants directly into a tumor to teach the immune system to destroy it and other tumor cells throughout the body. The “in situ vaccination” essentially turns the tumor into a cancer vaccine factory.
251 words Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found.
147 words Two Yale studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter: "No one knew that such galaxies existed...Our hope is that this will take us one step further in understanding one of the biggest mysteries in our universe -- the nature of dark matter.”
761 words A national Australian study has found more than half of car drivers think cyclists are not completely human. The study (n=442) found a link between dehumanization and deliberate acts of aggression, with more than one in ten people having deliberately driven their car close to a cyclist.
126 words Study of old slave quarters in Maryland leads to scientific breakthrough | Woman's DNA found, related to Mende living in present-day Sierra Leone
212 words A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use (Survey, Sample Size = 600,000)
298 words Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children. The increase in risk was 79 percent for autism and 24 percent for depression.
147 words Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition
135 words Rich students who have poor classmates become (i) more prosocial, generous, and egalitarian; and (ii) less likely to discriminate against poor students, and more willing to socialize with them. These effects are driven by personal interactions between rich and poor students.
137 words Synthetic biologists at UC Berkeley have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself.