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Is the quest for romance causing the gender gap in science?

Four new studies from the University at Buffalo suggest that the goal of being romantically desirable is causing the persistent gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The studies, published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, were undertaken to determine why women, who have made tremendous progress in education and […]

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Chromosome study challenges infidelity dogma

Our surnames and genetic information are often strongly connected, according to the authors of a new study in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. Interestingly, the new findings directly challenge the often quoted one-in-ten figure for children born through infidelity. To conduct their study, University of Leicester researchers Turi King and Mark Jobling examined the […]

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Scientists Slam ExxonMobil’s Global Warming “Disinformation”

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a nonprofit independent scientific organization formed in 1969, has slammed what it calls ExxonMobil’s disinformation tactics in regard to climate change. The UCS has just released a report that details how ExxonMobil has adopted the tobacco industry’s disinformation tactics (as well as some of the same organizations and personnel), […]

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New Theory On Origin Of Light

Physics professor Alan Kostelecky of Indiana University describes light as “a shimmering of ever-present vectors in empty space” and compares it to waves propagating across a field of grain. This description is markedly different from existing theories of light, in which scientists believe space is without direction and the properties of light are a result […]

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New Tool For Predicting Mega Earthquakes

Researchers have found an important new application for seismic reflection data, commonly used to image geological structures and explore for oil and gas. Recently published in the journal Nature, new use of reflection data may prove crucial to understanding the potential for mega earthquakes. Mladen Nedimovic, the lead author and a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty […]

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