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Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 07.06.2017
Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool developed by computer scientists. Researchers have trained computer models to spot social media users who make up information about themselves - known as catfishes. The system is designed to identify users who are dishonest about their age or gender.

Social Sciences - Law / Forensics - 06.06.2017
Culture affects how people deceive others say researchers
Culture affects how people deceive others say researchers
Psychologists have discovered that people's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background. Psychologists have discovered that people's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background. Professor Paul Taylor from Lancaster University said: “Science has long known that people's use of language changes when they lie.

Health - Social Sciences - 05.06.2017
Womenâ? s Health Research at Yale funds studies on colon cancer, infections in pregnancy, and domestic violence
Womenâ? s Health Research at Yale funds studies on colon cancer, infections in pregnancy, and domestic violence
Womenâ??s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) today announced funding for studies of colon cancer, viral infections during pregnancy, and intimate partner violence. â?‘Through our competitive peer review process, these three studies stood out as extremely promising opportunities to improve and even save lives,â'' said Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure, director of WHRY.

Social Sciences - 31.05.2017
Social media users adapt personas specifically for platforms
Researchers at King's College London, working in collaboration with Penn State University, have found that social media users adapt their behaviour to individual social media platforms in a way that is clearly identifiable and learnable when tested on a model. Using the webpages of 116,998 About.me users, the research team extracted matched user profiles on several major social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and found that different genders and age groups adapt their behaviour differently from each other.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.05.2017
Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby through Amniotic Fluid
Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby through Amniotic Fluid
The feeling of constantly being on edge, always having to take care of everything, not being able to find a balance: If an expectant mother is strongly stressed over a longer period of time, the risk of the unborn child developing a mental or physical illness later in life - such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or cardiovascular disease - increases.

Social Sciences - Administration - 26.05.2017
Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study
Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study
Researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour. Abusive behaviour can involve a range of actions, including physically hurting someone, pushing or shoving them, frightening them, or controlling or pressuring them into doing what you want or not doing what they want.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 25.05.2017
IVF babies do not have lower cognitive skills than naturally conceived children
New research shows that between the ages of three and 11, children conceived artificially can be linked with better scores for reading and verbal tests than children conceived naturally.  Researchers analysed data of hundreds of UK children who had been born through IVF or ICSI (when the man has a low sperm count), testing the same groups of children every few years up to the age of 11.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 24.05.2017
From context to cortex: Discovering social neurons
From context to cortex: Discovering social neurons
The existence of new “social” neurons has just been demonstrated by scientists from the Institut de neurosciences des systčmes (Aix-Marseille University / INSERM), the Laboratoire de psychologie sociale et cognitive (Université Clermont Auvergne / CNRS), and the Institut de neurosciences de la Timone (Aix-Marseille University / CNRS).

Social Sciences - 22.05.2017
Record levels of in-work poverty revealed
More than half (60%) of people living in poverty in the UK live in a household where someone is in work, the highest figure recorded, according to a new Cardiff University report. The report by Dr Rod Hick and Dr Alba Lanau from Cardiff University's School of Social Sciences, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, shines a new light on the growing problem of in-work poverty in the UK.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.05.2017
Abused caregivers have double chance of poor health
Abused caregivers have double chance of poor health
Women who become caregivers after experiencing intimate partner violence face a double-whammy hit to their health, University of Queensland research shows. UQ School of Public Health 's Associate Professor Leigh Tooth said women with both life experiences had twice the normal odds of experiencing depressive symptoms and stress - and they also had worse physical health than other women.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 22.05.2017
From context to cortex: Discovering social neurons
The existence of new â?‘socialâ'' neurons has just been demonstrated by scientists from the Institut de neurosciences des systčmes (Aix-Marseille University / INSERM), the Laboratoire de psychologie sociale et cognitive (Université Clermont Auvergne / CNRS), and the Institut de neurosciences de la Timone (Aix-Marseille University / CNRS).

Social Sciences - 19.05.2017
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families
Selective education harms the university prospects of bright pupils who just miss out on a place at a grammar school, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University of Bristol and University of Warwick. Primary school children in areas with a selective education system who perform well in Key Stage 2 assessments but do not manage to get into a grammar school are 3 percentage points less likely to attend university and 8 percentage points less likely to attend a high quality university compared to similar peers in non-selective areas.

Social Sciences - 19.05.2017
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families
Selective education harms the university prospects of bright pupils who just miss out on a place at a grammar school, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University of Bristol and University of Warwick. Primary school children in areas with a selective education system who perform well in Key Stage 2 assessments but do not manage to get into a grammar school are 3 percentage points less likely to attend university and 8 percentage points less likely to attend a high-quality university compared to similar peers in non-selective areas.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.05.2017
A third of Australian kids say their dads work too much - new study
A third of Australian children aged 11-13 years say their fathers work too much, a new study led by ANU has found. The study, which observed around 3,000 fathers and their children as part of the 'Growing Up in Australia' study, also found that one third of children did not always enjoy time with their dads.

Sport - Social Sciences - 17.05.2017
Building a better ‘bot': artificial intelligence helps human groups
Building a better ‘bot’: artificial intelligence helps human groups
Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even ‘dumb AI' can help human groups. In a series of experiments using teams of human players and robotic AI players, the inclusion of ‘bots' boosted the performance of human groups and the individual players, researchers found.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.05.2017
Loneliness in young adults linked to poor sleep quality
Researchers from King's College London have found a link between loneliness and poor sleep quality in a study of more than 2,000 British young adults. Lonelier people were 24 per cent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day, according to the study published today in Psychological Medicine .

Health - Social Sciences - 15.05.2017
Social contagion in the exam room: Peer influence and cancer surgeons' use of breast MRI
Social contagion in the exam room: Peer influence and cancer surgeons’ use of breast MRI
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found that surgeons' use of a new imaging test is influenced by the practice style of their peers. Published in the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , the study suggests that social contagion - which has largely been studied in the field of sociology as a means by which ideas, attitudes, and behaviors spread - is also a relevant factor in medicine.

Social Sciences - 15.05.2017
Big Data Has Its Faults
Scientists from Freie Universität Involved in New EU Research Project on Processing Mass Data â?- 120/2017 from May 15, 2017 Scientists from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin are involved in a new project being funded by the European Union to investigate the distortions of "big data" approaches in information processing.

Social Sciences - Health - 12.05.2017
Suicide in veterans - study finds mixed picture
People who have served in the Armed Forces do not have a greater risk of suicide overall than people who have never served in the military, but there is an increased risk in certain groups, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Previous studies on suicide risk in veterans have shown a mixed picture but recent UK studies have generally shown them to be at no greater risk than the general public, whilst both Falklands and Gulf War veterans have been shown to have a lower risk of suicide.

Social Sciences - 11.05.2017
Right-or left-handedness affects sign language comprehension
Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that at least 1400 new lettings have been made available across the West Midlands in the last few years, with 800 tenants now living in properties managed by Social Lettings Agencies (SLAs). SLAs are a relatively new approach in England, and aim to access good quality, affordable and reasonably secure homes in the private rented sector for people who might otherwise be homeless or facing a long wait for social housing.

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