Humans

Female jump jockeys may be being underestimated by the betting public, suggests analysis conducted at the University of Liverpool Management School by Ph.D. student, Vanessa Cashmore. Carrying out statistical analysis of over 1.6 million rides covering a 18-year period, the research indicates that a jumps horse ridden by a female rider at odds of 9/1
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain As the journalism industry rapidly evolves, what are professors in the field telling students about their job prospects? A new study from Rice University and Rutgers University finds educators are encouraging aspiring journalists to look for work outside the news business. “Professionalizing Contingency: How Journalism Schools Adapt to Deprofessionalization,” will appear
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study suggests people stop gathering evidence earlier when the data supports their desired conclusion than when it supports the conclusion they wish was false. Filip Gesiarz, Donal Cahill and Tali Sharot of University College London, U.K. report in PLOS Computational Biology. Previous studies had already provided some clues that
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Even in a majority-women audience at an academic conference, men ask questions most of the time, researchers report on June 27th in The American Journal of Human Genetics. After analyzing participation in Q&As at the American Society of Human Genetics and Biology of Genomes conferences over four years, the study authors
0 Comments
In the past decade, there has been a great rise in populism in many western democracies. This has led to the emergence of radical and populist politicians. In his Ph.D. research, Shuai Chen investigates the influence of recent unemployment during the Great Recession and the vast influx of unauthorized immigrants on the growth of populism.
0 Comments
In a study, Penn State researchers found that older adults often serve in roles as community innovation leaders, helping in efforts as diverse as revitalizing homes to galvanizing environmental initiatives. Credit: Pixabay Encouraging hobbies and activities is more than an important part of healthy aging. According to a team of Penn State College of Information
0 Comments
Corinne Post is a professor of management at Lehigh University. Credit: Lehigh University Certain crises require certain female leaders. Researchers at Lehigh University and Queen’s University Belfast have found that trust established by female leaders practicing strong interpersonal skills results in better crisis resolution in cases when outcomes are predictable. They describe this “female leadership
0 Comments
Using dialogue cards, Syrian refugees mapped out their experiences of food insecurity and their interactions with shop owners. Credit: Reem Talhouk, Author provided In Lebanon, around 350,000 Syrian refugees don’t have access to enough safe and nutritious food. To stem the crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations introduced an electronic voucher
0 Comments
Recognition of Indian women’s roles in both agriculture and domestic work is key to improving household nutrition outcomes, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). New research concludes women’s work in agriculture potentially has a negative impact on household nutrition, through a combination of reduced time for care work and seasonal
0 Comments
Private prisons play a political role in immigration and incarceration issues in the United States and the industry may face obstacles as well as opportunities in the current political landscape, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests. “The big picture view of this industry shows that companies operating private prisons are political
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Americans are hooked on the Netflix series When They See Us, which reconstructs the true story of five Harlem teens falsely accused of a brutal crime. But a new study suggests entertainment programs about cases of wrongful conviction actually change public opinion more effectively than facts or statistics. That’s the finding
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain If a man is handy with the vacuum cleaner, isn’t averse to rustling up a lush family meal most nights after he’s put on the washing machine having popped into the supermarket on his way home then it’s more than likely his partner will have her own bank account. A new
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Each year during the holiday season, soup kitchens and charities alike are flooded with offers to volunteer. But is a donation of your time most beneficial to the charity, or would a financial contribution provide more value? Researchers from Portland State University and Texas A&M University wondered what drives volunteering—especially when
0 Comments
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A University of Oklahoma study explores the so-called ‘rainbow wave’ of LGBTQ voters that emerged during the Trump presidency. Specifically, the study examines sexual, gender and queer identity gaps in liberalism among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults collected by Survey Sampling International after the November 2018 polls. The OU
0 Comments