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White Mass Shooters Receive Sympathetic Media Treatment

White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks.Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as...
17-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Getting to Know the Microbes That Drive Climate Change

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.
16-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Self-Control and Obesity: Gender Matters in Children

A toddler’s self-regulation – the ability to change behavior in different social situations – may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys.
12-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Looking at the Big Picture Can Lead to Better Decisions

New research suggests how distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others affected.
13-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Reaching for Tissues at the Symphony? It’s Probably Solo Time

A new study helps illuminate the ways in which a composer might intentionally impart sadness into the lines of an orchestral piece. Here’s a clue: It doesn’t take much. The solo player proves to be an important element of the kind of songs that...
11-Jul-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is a Four-Day Workweek Good For You?

Allard Dembe, professor of public health in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University, talks about longer working hours and how these compressed work schedules may affect our...
9-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are "Speedy" Exams Bad?

Ruth Colker, Distinguished university professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, talks about "speedy" exams and the need for a clear explanation on why there is a time...
6-Jul-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Not to Get Bored with the Same Old Things

Robert Smith, assistant professor of marketing in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, talks about the concepts of satiation and entitativity, and how we learn about ourselves through targeted advertising.
5-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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