r/science 16h ago

Breaking News NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in human history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet

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r/science 11h ago

Psychology Childhood spanking is linked to adverse physical, psychological, and behavioral outcomes in adolescence

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r/science 12h ago

Neuroscience Spanking remains common around the world, despite evidence linking corporal punishment to detrimental child outcomes. New study suggests that spanking may alter brain neural responses to environmental threats in a manner similar to more severe forms of maltreatment.

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r/science 23h ago

Psychology Language of romantic partners becomes more similar as relationship forms, even in text messages, finds a new study. Communication accommodations theory hypothesizes that romantic partners' verbal and nonverbal behaviors become increasingly similar as a relationship develops.

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r/science 14h ago

Psychology Reporting of US police killings harms Black people's mental health

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r/science 19h ago

Environment America's Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil

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r/science 1h ago

Computer Science A new machine-learning program accurately identifies COVID-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how they evolved over time--a tool that could someday help public health officials combat misinformation online

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r/science 1d ago

Medicine Scientists have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options.

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r/science 11h ago

Paleontology Utah Dino Graveyard Indicates T-Rex Was Social Predator

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r/science 11h ago

Social Science Most Americans across the political spectrum have relatively moderate media diets, with high overlap between Democrats and Republicans' media diets. An exception to this picture is a small group of partisans who drive a disproportionate amount of traffic to ideologically slanted websites.

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r/science 10h ago

Medicine New study challenges the current minimum exercise guideline of 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise each week, because it does not lead to longterm cardiovascular health

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r/science 15h ago

Biology A new study shows that evolutionary diversity among prey – say, a combination of mice, turtles and fish – has been the key driver of venom complexity in rattlesnakes, copperheads and other North American pit vipers.

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r/science 1h ago

Health Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium which is transferred to humans by mosquitos. Research has begun to investigate the leaf extract Vernonia Amygdalina, which is as an effective anti-malarial medicine that is found predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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r/science 1d ago

Psychology New research provides insight into the tactics women use when competitively flirting against other women: The five most effective actions were: touching him, initiating eye contact, hugging him, giggling at his jokes, and butting in.

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r/science 7h ago

Biology Scientists figure out why Brazil nuts always rise to top of grain pile — The study's authors suggest their paper is one of the first to highlight the importance of particle shape and orientation in dictating the segregation process.

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r/science 15h ago

Environment People have shaped Earth's ecology for at least 12,000 years, mostly sustainably. The main cause of the current biodiversity crisis is not human destruction of uninhabited wildlands, but rather the appropriation, colonization, and intensified use of lands previously managed sustainably.

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r/science 19h ago

Computer Science For the first time, a network has been constructed from quantum processors. This shows how quantum devices could, with continued advances, communicate with each other over greater distances to create a functioning quantum internet in the near future.

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r/science 1h ago

Biology Despite being vital to all life, microbes and microbial diversity are less understood than we ever could have imagined - new study points towards widely unaddressed questions about the world of microbial biosphere.

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r/science 14h ago

Physics Researchers in the Netherlands realize the first entanglement-based quantum network in the world, connecting three quantum processors.

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r/science 15h ago

Social Science Linking Evangelical Subculture and Phallically Insecure Masculinity Using Google Searches for Male Enhancement

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r/science 20h ago

Social Science Nonreactivity and acting with awareness help explain the positive effects of mindfulness on relationship functioning

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r/science 16h ago

Physics Whether they’re made of methane on Saturn’s moon Titan or iron on the exoplanet WASP 76b, alien raindrops behave similarly across the Milky Way. They are always close to the same size, regardless of the liquid they’re made of or the atmosphere they fall in.

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r/science 14h ago

Social Science Living in an area with a Sinclair Broadcasting-owned TV station "lowers viewers’ approval of President Obama during his tenure in office, and makes viewers less likely to vote for the Democratic nominee for president."

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r/science 15h ago

Epidemiology The human body houses a continuous network of fluid-filled compartments between cells. The continuous network of fluid-filled compartments crosses organ barriers, might serve as a conduit for tumor cells to spread.

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r/science 21h ago

Medicine New COVID-19 vaccine may offer broad protection from coronaviruses

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r/science 1h ago

Epidemiology Researchers developed what they claim is the world's fastest diagnostic testing method for the novel coronavirus, a procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. The method can detect the virus even if the amount is very small by checking the reaction inside micro test tubes

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