Social and Behavioral Sciences
Alan Alda’s 2016 ‘Flame Challenge”: What Is Sound?
After reviewing hundreds of questions submitted by children from around the world, the 2016 Flame Challenge will ask the burning question, “What is sound?” The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer that resounding question in video or written form. An international contest now in its fifth year, the Flame Challenge is judged by 11-year-olds around the world, challenging scientists at every level – from graduate students to senior researchers – to answer and communicate familiar yet complex concepts in a way that is understandable to an 11-year-old.Media embedded: Image(s) (Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2015 at 09:00 ET)
– Stony Brook University
IU Kelley School of Business Research Uncovers Recipe for Producing and Managing Star Performers
While the contributions and value added by star performers can be extraordinary and even legendary, companies today often overlook the influence those top employees can have on others around them, according to new and previous research by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business management professor.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Indiana University
Divorce Rate Doesn’t Go Up as Families of Children with Disabilities Grow
Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
Long Distance Love Affair
What people believe they want and what they prefer are not always the same thing. When outperformed as an element of romantic attraction, the difference between affinity and desirability becomes clearer as the distance between people gets smaller.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
– University at Buffalo
Beyond the Temples, Ancient Bones Reveal the Lives of the Mayan Working Class
Most of what we know about Mayan civilization relates to kings, queens and their elaborate temples. To understand what life was like for the 99 percent, one researcher turned to ancient animal bones stored at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
– University of Florida
New App Gives Teens Access to Programs Outside School
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee worked with area teens to develop an app that gives them information on more than 250 things to do outside of school hours.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee