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The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

The Science in Social Media: New Research Links Virtual and Psychological Worlds

Social media may be psychologists and researchers’ newest tool to analyze the human mind. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Vermont are using data from Facebook and Twitter to learn about our thoughts and emotions.

Overcoming Friction with Nanoparticles

Overcoming Friction with Nanoparticles

Imagine a miniature drone that fits on your fingertip, complete with a built-in camera and microphone. The possibilities are endless: it could serve the military for espionage or help Yalies scope out potential screw dates. To power such a drone,

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have published research that

Course offers hands-on science education

Course offers hands-on science education

The hands-on course “From Microbes to Molecules” is allowing budding student researchers to develop their skills in an integrated classroom/lab setting.

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird.