Understanding others' emotions is a crucial social skill. Counter to concerns about screen time stunting kids' development, one study suggests they're getting better at recognizing emotion on screen.
New research suggests investors expect cities will have to prioritize funding for efforts to combat and adapt to climate change in the future.
Microscopic ocean phytoplankton feed a "biological pump" that carries carbon from the surface to deep waters. Scientists have found that this process stores much more carbon than previously thought.
The gender bias scale could help companies and other organizations better measure how women experience and perceive gender bias.
A new analysis tried to estimate Americans' 'willingness to pay' based on the implied value of social distancing and other public intervention measures.
The scientific community is churning out vast quantities of research about the coronavirus pandemic – far too much for researchers to absorb. An AI system aims to do the heavy lifting for them.
This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
New research shows much of the information the apparel industry relies on to ensure factories comply with labor and safety laws is falsified or otherwise unreliable.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it's common for mothers to lose two children.
Lightweight, flexible materials can be used to make health-monitoring wearable devices, but powering the devices is a challenge. Using fuel cells instead of batteries could make the difference.
Pedestrians are wary of autonomous cars, but they trust traffic lights. Researchers suggest driverless cars could communicate directly with the signals to make their own actions more predictable.
America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.
In the search for a rapid COVID-19 vaccine, researchers are modifying a method using the chemical riboflavin now used to prevent disease transmission during blood transfusions.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
With the fairly recent launch of an ethnic corporate product line, Pantene's Gold Series Collection, are black women feeling the love?
New research shows that when companies do things like give to charity or reduce their carbon footprint, consumers perceive their products as less risky.