Your cold, hard list is no match for hot emotions.
A cold, logical list of attributes sought in a partner is cast aside by the hot emotions that come up in real life. A psychology researcher explains how this 'hot-cold empathy gap' works in dating.
It’s worth focusing on the dealmakers not just dealbreakers.
It might be human nature to undervalue what's chugging along doing fine while imagining there's a mythical 'best' partner out there somewhere. A psychology researcher has advice.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 15, 2018.
A brief line in the State of the Union address hints at an exciting year for commercial spaceflight companies in the US. After an eight year lull, US rockets will again carry astronauts into space.
Does a good marriage depend on having the right genes?
Will your marriage be better if you and your partner are genetically compatible? Is there any evidence that certain genes make someone a better or worse partner? And if so, which genes should we test?
Lise Meitner was left off the publication that eventually led to a Nobel Prize for her colleague.
Left off publications due to Nazi prejudice, this Jewish woman lost her rightful place in the scientific pantheon as the discoverer of nuclear fission.
Many parts of Africa suffer from food insecurity. Here, women and children wait to be registered before a food distribution.
Predictions suggest that Africa will suffer dramatic losses of crops and productive land as the climate warms. Perhaps adopting GM crops designed to tolerate stress can save the continent from famine.
Random arrangement of the elements.
2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table. The person who typically gets credit for its creation is Dimitri Mendeleev. But there were many more chemists who should be recognized.
Old technology, but not obsolete.
It's 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
Using blockchain technology can feel like falling and hoping someone will catch you.
Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.
Secure communications are increasingly important.
Virtual private network companies make lots of promising claims about their services. Most people don't have the skills to double-check their providers. So this group of researchers did the testing.
In this 2007 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promotes ad targeting.
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Facebook's focus on personalizing ads has created new tools for businesses to interact with customers and to connect coworkers.
Spraying salt onto roads is a safety measure.
When it snows, it pours – but why do municipalities treat the roads with salt? A chemist explains how salt affects water and ice.
Doesn’t take much thought to tap in those ‘likes.’
After 15 years of Facebook, the ways brands use it for marketing and advertising have changed – right alongside the way people make decisions as they scroll through a never-ending feed of information.
Artist’s concept of Beresheet on the lunar surface.
Oshratsl / Wikimedia Commons
The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.
Doth the CEO protest too much?
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
What to write to get that next grant?
Grant abstracts with more words, more complex language and more storytelling tend to earn more money – even if that's not exactly what funders say they'd want.
The submersible Alvin about 8,500 feet down, studying seafloor volcanoes and eruptions.
(c) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with thanks to Daniel Fornari – WHOI-MISO Facility (www.whoi.edu/miso) and National Science Foundation
When you study volcanoes at mid-ocean ridges, doing fieldwork means becoming an aquanaut – diving thousands of feet to the ocean floor in the submersible Alvin, trading tight quarters for amazing views.
How do you feel about Facebook?
Facebook users no longer see the site as a confidant. They're struggling with how to deal with a messy codependence – and whether to just break up and move on with healthier friends.
Psychology research suggests a new tool for your ‘disagreement toolbox.’
Research suggests people intuitively draw a distinction between what is known and what is believed. Recognizing the difference can help in ideological disagreements.
The Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) research facility at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Claire Benjamin/RIPE Project
Many researchers have studied the impact of carbon dioxide and heat on crop growth inside greenhouses. But what happens in the real world? One team has just done this and the results are surprising.
True love could be hiding inside mounds of data.
Trying to optimize the search for love can be naive. Using statistics and measurements isn't necessarily the best way to find a human partner.
Press here – to do what, exactly?
Buttons don't always make things easier – and using them can be fraught with peril and troubling power dynamics.
Federal and university employees normally work side by side on many big science projects.
Lots of academic scientists collaborate with federal employees and resources on their research projects. And at the moment they can't. A climatologist explains the bind they're in.
Genetically engineered mice are invaluable for learning about human disease.
When geneticists create mice with special traits, there is no way to be sure that they will be inherited by the offspring. But a new genetic tool called a gene drive may fix the problem.
Should privacy mean different things depending which side of the Atlantic you live on?
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?