Social Sciences

New study shows scientists who selfie garner more public trust

Many scientists today have embraced social media as tools to communicate their research and to engage broader audiences in scientific discovery and its outcomes....

Source credibility is key to derailing fake news

Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions, whether through online election interference or, in extreme cases, inciting violence. It also can destroy...

Measuring flying comfort: Researchers investigate airplane seat accommodation

Whether for business or personal travel, now, more than ever, thousands of Americans spend their days in the air. While most airplane passengers are...

Ancient ritual bundle contained multiple psychotropic plants

One thousand years ago, Native Americans in South America used multiple psychotropic plants — possibly simultaneously — to induce hallucinations and altered consciousness, according...

Developed countries benefit economically from counterterrorism efforts

A new study in Oxford Economic Papers suggests that developed counties may see significant economic gains from their efforts to combat terrorist threats. Developing counties, in...

The perils of a leader who is too extroverted

Extroverts are often seen as natural leaders in organizations. But a new study suggests that some leaders may have too much of a good...

Major violent attacks against Jews spiked 13% worldwide in 2018

Thirteen Jews were murdered as the result of anti-Semitic attacks in 2018, and the number of other major violent anti-Semitic attacks, including assault, vandalism...
Childhood hardship primes immune system for addiction

Medical costs create hardships for more than half of Americans

A new study by American Cancer Society researchers finds medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than...

Is Captain America obese? Study highlights physical differences between male, female superheroes

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their...

Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides

The United States may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to...

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