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Benevolent sexism

Despite negative consequences, benevolent sexism helps in search for mate

Some women may like it when a man opens the door on a first date or offers to pay the bill at dinner, while...

Is the power grid too big?

Right-sizing the grid could reduce blackout risk, according to new analysis in the journal 'Chaos' Some 90 years ago, British polymath J.B.S. Haldane proposed that...

George Washington Carver: More than ‘The Peanut Man’

Steeped in African tradition, the practice of storytelling in African-American culture provides a communal sense of pride and reflection, and ensures that history is...

Fungus May Offer Natural Weed Control

A naturally occurring fungus may prove useful in the fight against Palmer amaranth, an aggressive southern weed that can grow at the rate of...

Study: Ethanol not a major factor in reducing gas prices

If you have stopped at a gas station recently, there is a good chance your auto has consumed fuel with ethanol blended into it....

Grapefruit flavor could give insect pests the boot

The citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit — already used in fruit juices, citrus-flavored beverages, and prestige perfumes and colognes — may be heading...

Positive, negative effects of video games

Douglas Gentile says his own research has found both positive and negative effects from playing video games. And the Iowa State University associate professor...

Chimps exhibit sharing behavior like humans

Sharing food has widely been considered by scholars as a defining characteristic of human behavior. But a new study by Iowa State University anthropology...

Global ISU study: Invasive species widespread, but not more than at...

AMES, Iowa -- Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced. Stan Harpole, assistant professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology at Iowa State University, is founding ...

Iowa State study examines why innocent suspects may confess to a...

AMES, Iowa -- Why would anyone falsely confess to a crime they didn't commit? It seems illogical, but according to The Innocence Project, there have been 266 post-conviction DNA exonerations since 1989 -- 25 percent of which involved a false c...

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