r/science 9h ago

Psychology Two studies (N = 467) find that women are less likely to introduce their partners to large-breasted women. Breast size appears to be part of intrasexual competition.

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r/science 7h ago

Psychology Four studies suggest that obese people are more likely to use jewelry to compensate for appearance.

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r/science 19h ago

Cancer Biologists identify new targets for cancer vaccines. Vaccinating against certain proteins found on cancer cells could help to enhance the T cell response to tumors.

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r/science 16h ago

Social Science Being highly immersed in your job paves the way for longer working hours and symptoms of major depression, prospective study suggests.

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r/science 9h ago

Neuroscience Dopamine increases responses to stressful stimuli, not just pleasurable ones. The result could have implications for the treatment of mental health disorders and addiction, study shows

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r/science 1h ago

Environment A single bitcoin transaction generates the same amount of electronic waste as throwing two iPhones in the bin. Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises

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r/science 20h ago

Anthropology Life-Size Camel Sculptures in Saudi Arabia Are Older Than Stonehenge, Pyramids of Giza

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r/science 13h ago

Environment Scientists created the world's whitest paint. This passive cooling technology could help eliminate the need for air conditioning, decrease space cooling cost, and reduce global warming.

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r/science 15h ago

Environment Animals Died in ‘Toxic Soup’ During Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, a Warning for Today - 'The end-Permian is one of the best places to look for parallels with what's happening now'

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r/science 21h ago

Neuroscience LSD Induced Changes May Explain How Brain Generates Behavior

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r/science 1d ago

Neuroscience Scientists have found individuals with high levels of cognitive activity (top 10%) developed Alzheimer’s at an average age of 93.6 years — five years later than those individuals with low levels of cognitive activity (bottom 10%), who developed the disease at an average of 88.6 years.

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r/science 4h ago

Animal Science NIKON Small World micro-photography. Including everything from termite gut microbe to a tumor Metastasizing.

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r/science 2h ago

Cancer Treating women with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer with the HER2-targeting antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) significantly prolongs the length of time the disease is controlled and cancer growth is halted when compared to the current standard of care.

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r/science 17h ago

Environment Global coverage of living corals has declined by about half since the 1950s. So, too, has the capacity of coral reefs to provide ecosystem services. Catches of fishes reached its peak 20 years ago and has been in decline ever since. The catch per unit effort is now 60% lower than it was in 1950.

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r/science 2h ago

Medicine Bacteria-killing viruses unite with antibiotics to fight devastating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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r/science 1d ago

Biology Warrior skeletons reveal Bronze Age Europeans couldn't drink milk | Ability to digest dairy as an adult evolved later—and much more quickly—than scientists thought

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r/science 10h ago

Social Science Social belonging has a recursive relationship with performance in introductory STEM courses. Students who don’t feel like they belong are likely to perform worse, even when controlling for academic prep. Low performing students are likely to feel lower belonging, leading to even worse performance.

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r/science 22h ago

Medicine Ebola virus can lie low and reactivate after years in human survivors. A genomic comparison of Ebola virus from the 2021 outbreak in Guinea with sequences from the West African outbreak that ended in 2016 suggests that the virus can remain latent in human survivors for an extended period of time.

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r/science 18h ago

Biology Listening to stories syncs our heart rates with others listening to the same story. Turns out it's not because of emotion, but instead what our heart does while we cognitively process something. Could be an easy way to measure attention/cognition.

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r/science 16h ago

Epidemiology Among U.S. adults without immunocompromising conditions (N = 3,689), vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalization during March 11–August 15, 2021, was higher for the Moderna vaccine (93%) than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (88%) and the Janssen vaccine (71%).

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r/science 22h ago

Biology Some birds learn to recognize calls while still in their eggs. Prenatal sound perception is more widespread than previously thought, new research suggests.

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r/science 1d ago

Social Science Study: When Republicans control state legislatures, infant mortality is higher. These findings support the politics hypothesis that the social determinants of health are, at least in part, constructed by the power vested in governments.

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r/science 12h ago

Paleontology Fossilized footprints reveal prehistoric elephant nursery

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r/science 19h ago

Environment Australian wildfires released more than twice as much carbon dioxide in the 2019-2020 season than expected, scientists are realizing based on new analysis of satellite data. And the emissions likely triggered vast algal blooms in the Southern Ocean covering an area the size of the Sahara Desert.

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r/science 21h ago

Health A higher two-hour glucose level in a glucose tolerance test predicts worse episodic memory ten years later. Decline in episodic memory is one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

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