human development

Massive organism is crashing on our watch

Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show…

Decision-making research in children: Rules of thumb are learned with time

Which city has the larger population: Chicago or Akron? If you don’t know, you might base your judgement on which of the two names you recognize. This…

Study shows how judgment of sensory simultaneity may develop in the brain

It turns out that the ability to judge such sensory inputs as simultaneous, and therefore likely pertaining to the same thing, is something animal brains must…

Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human health

Neural crest cells arise early in the development of vertebrates, migrate extensively through the embryo, and differentiate to give rise to a wide array of…

Risk taking across the life span: The effects of hardship

The propensity to take risks in an everyday context decreases with age in most countries, including Germany, Russia, and the US. In these countries, men on…

Trust your head or your gut? How we decide depends on experience

Whether we make everyday decisions based on our gut or our reason has little to do with what kind of a decision maker we are. Instead, the content of the…

Risk Perception: Social Exchange Can Amplify Subjective Fears

In our information society, information about risks such as Ebola and measles can spread like wildfire – be it through traditional and social media or through…

Finding farmland: New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture

Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial for regional and global food security planning, and information on field size offers valuable insight…

Molecular basis identified for tissue specific immune regulation in the eye and kidney

A protein called complement factor H (CFH) is responsible for regulating part of our immune system called the complement cascade. Genetic alterations in CFH…

Increasing evidence links high glycemic index foods and dairy products to acne

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and…

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