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Lack of insects in cities limits breeding success of urban birds
Urban insect populations would need to increase by a factor of at least 2.5 for urban great tits to have same breeding success as those living in forests according to research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology. (2020-05-18)
More than the sum of their genes
Reproducing efficiently in captivity is crucial for the survival of many wildlife species, yet reproductive success is often lower than in the wild. (2020-05-12)
Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules
Researchers at the University of South Florida have reached a 'world record' in the development of two-dimensional supramolecules. (2020-04-16)
Money can't buy love -- or friendship
While researchers have suggested that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life, a newly published study by the University at Buffalo and Harvard Business School has taken initial steps to better understand why this link exists. (2020-04-09)
Older entrepreneurs as successful as their younger counterparts, study reveals
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. (2020-04-06)
Chatty kids do better at school
A study from the University of York found that children from families of higher socioeconomic status had better language abilities at nursery school age and that these verbal skills boosted their later academic performance throughout school. (2020-03-23)
New prize-winning research highlights potential of immune intervention in improving regenerative medicine
Joana Neves is the 2019 grand prize winner of the Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerating Medicine & Cell Therapy, for work in mice that offers a promising approach to improve the outcome of regenerative stem cell-based therapies aimed at delaying age-related degenerative diseases. (2020-03-12)
Sorry, Einstein: Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses
Role models are important for aspiring scientists, but new research suggests that scientists who are known for their hard work -- like Thomas Edison -- are more motivating than scientists who are viewed as naturally brilliant, like Albert Einstein. (2020-03-11)
Study finds music therapy helps stroke patients
New research has found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients, as well as their mood. (2020-03-05)
Study finds gender disparities in hematology research success
Hematologists who complete a mentored training program experience greater levels of academic success than those who do not; however, a study published today in Blood Advances suggests a slight discrepancy in success levels between male and female hematologists. (2020-02-25)
Brain measurements can reveal success of alcohol risk messages
By studying how our brains 'synchronise' during shared experiences, social neuroscientists at the University of Konstanz show if alcohol risk messages catch on in an audience and lead to a reduction in drinking. (2020-02-19)
When the best treatment for hypertension is to wait
A new study concluded that a physician's decision not to intensify hypertension treatment is often a contextually appropriate choice. (2020-02-18)
Less offspring due to territorial conflicts
Territorial conflicts can turn violent in humans and chimpanzees, two extremely territorial species. (2020-01-03)
Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success, study suggests
Whether children will enjoy academic success can be now predicted at birth, a new study suggests. (2019-12-18)
Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood
Cornell University researchers have found that colder temperatures during tree swallows' development stage has an effect on swallows later in life. (2019-12-03)
Clown fish survival depends on environment more than genetics
Clown fish are unable to genetically adapt to changes in their environment. (2019-11-27)
Don't confuse luck with skill when rewarding performance
Managers and those who evaluate the performance of others, whether in the workplace or on the sporting field, are likely to be often confusing luck with skill, and over rewarding those who are just lucky, a new study reveals. (2019-11-17)
Higher earning 'elite' political lobbyists overstate their own achievements, study shows
'Elite', high-earning political lobbyists are more likely to overstate their achievements, a new study shows. (2019-11-06)
Failure prognosis: Data science predicts which failures will ultimately succeed
Data science finds there is a critical threshold of lessons from failure that must be applied in order to achieve eventual success. (2019-10-30)
Science proves that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Through advanced data analysis, researchers have established a causal relationship between failure and future success. (2019-10-01)
Wealth can lead to more satisfying life if viewed as a sign of success vs. happiness
A new study featuring researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York found that viewing wealth and material possessions as a sign of success yields significantly better results to life satisfaction than viewing wealth and possessions as a sign of happiness. (2019-09-03)
Ultrasound guidance improves first-attempt IV success in IV access in children
When caregivers used ultrasound to guide placement of intravenous lines in children with presumed difficult access, they had higher success rates on their first attempt. (2019-08-05)
PE fitness tests have little positive impact for students
A new study reveals that school fitness tests have little impact on student attitudes to PE -- contrary to polarized views on their merits -- and for many students, fitness testing during PE may be wasting valuable class time when used in isolation from the curriculum. (2019-07-30)
Cigarette butts hamper plant growth -- study
Researchers have shown for the first time that cigarette butts reduce plant growth. (2019-07-19)
Scent composition data reveal new insights into perfume success
Mathematical analysis of online perfume data shows how the unique scent combinations found in different perfumes contribute to product popularity and consumer ratings. (2019-07-03)
Common scents don't always make the best perfumes, suggests mathematical study
Perfumes that use the most popular scents do not always obtain the highest number of ratings, according to an analysis of online perfume reviews. (2019-07-03)
Play games with no latency
One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. (2019-06-24)
The start of a new era in stem cell therapy
The research of Assoc. Prof. Tamer Önder of Koç University and his team has shortened the time required for producing stem cells from skin cells and increased the success rate of transformation by a ten-fold. (2019-06-13)
Understanding social structure is important to rewilding
Increasing the success of wildlife translocations is critical, given the escalating global threats to wildlife. (2019-06-13)
Better conservation through satellites
The use of satellite telemetry in conservation is entering a 'golden age,' and is now being used to track the movements of individual animals at unprecedented scales. (2019-05-31)
Fecal microbiota transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, recurring diarrheal infections from Clostridiodes difficile in adults by restoring a normal microbiome. (2019-05-16)
Malnourished fruit flies preserve genital size to ensure reproductive success
Researchers report that male 'genital sparing' in fruit flies during times of inadequate nutrition is due to lower levels of a negative growth factor called FOXO in the genitals and that this phenomenon helps preserve reproductive success. (2019-05-16)
Teachers predict pupil success just as well as exam scores
New research from King's College London finds that teacher assessments are equally as reliable as standardised exams at predicting educational success. (2019-05-12)
Study shows birds use social cues to make decisions
A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances suggests that some birds prioritize social information over visual evidence when making breeding choices. (2019-05-02)
'Pedigree is not destiny' when it comes to scholarly success
A new analysis of academic productivity finds researchers' current working environments better predict their future success than the prestige of their doctoral training. (2019-04-29)
UMBC program to support diverse students in STEM successfully replicated at PSU, UNC
Five years ago, Pennsylvania State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched replications of UMBC's Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which over the last 30 years has earned national recognition for its strength in supporting diverse students in STEM. (2019-04-25)
Kicking goals for kids with autism
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, researchers from the University of South Australia are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that's training coaches how to best achieve results for students with autism. (2019-03-29)
The most aggressive spider societies are not always the ones that flourish
Evolutionary biologists at McMaster University who study the social lives and behaviour of colony spiders -- some of which are docile, others aggressive -- have found that the success of their cooperative societies depend on their neighbours. (2019-03-25)
Women are more successful at crowdfunding than men, says ESMT Berlin study
Women have higher success rates at crowdfunding scientific projects than men, according to new research from ESMT Berlin. (2019-03-07)
Overcoming cardiovascular disease with a magnetically-steerable guidewire microrobot
DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi's team developed an attachable guidewire that can move and steer towards a desired direction inside complicated blood vessels. (2019-03-05)
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