New research finds that 'fake news' inspires consumers to demand corrective action from companies -- even if the company is a victim of the fake news story. The study also supports the idea that most people feel they are better at detecting fake news than other people are.
A relatively new theory that identifies universal concerns underlying human judgment could be key to helping people with opposing views on an issue coax each other to a different way of thinking, new research suggests.
Medical University of South Carolina investigators report in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science that study participants want to know trial results but few have received this information. They also surveyed researchers, who agreed sharing findings is an ethical responsibility but say that a lack of resources and lay communication skills prevented them from doing so. By overcoming barriers to sharing results, researchers would signal to participants that they are respected partners in research.
One of the most serious problems plaguing the scientific community is the fact that scientific findings are often found to be difficult -- or even impossible -- to replicate. Various explanations for this reproducibility crisis have been proposed, but the issue continues to grow. In an editorial, Dr. Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, one of the editors-in-chief of Molecular Brain, reflects on his experiences that suggest that many studies may rely on data that do not exist in the first place.
The southern US border has been portrayed as a bogeyman not only by the Trump administration but also surprisingly by major US news media. This is the latest finding according to an analysis of news reporting conducted at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
New research in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research finds that the purchasing decision of customers considering buying e-books is significantly influenced through easy access to a combination of e-book previews and reviews, resulting in a staggering 31% increase in a consumer's likelihood to purchase an e-book. When exposed to either previews only or online reviews only, purchase likelihood is between 7 and 17%.
Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities. New research suggests it can even be used by governments as a source of military intelligence to estimate prospective casualties and costs incurred from occupying foreign territories.
Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802, a French chemist synthesized cobalt blue. More recently, in 2009 scientists discovered YInMn Blue, otherwise known as "Oregon Blue." But most of these pigments have limitations in terms of cost, stability, color or toxicity. Now, researchers in ACS Omega report a new class of 'cool' blue colorants that are inexpensive, durable and more environmentally friendly.
The more TV we watch the more we prefer thinner female bodies, according to a new comprehensive study on body image.
One-third of Americans rely on news platforms they acknowledge are less reliable, mainly social media and peers. The other two-thirds of the public consider their primary news sources trustworthy, mainly print news and broadcast television, according to a new RAND Corporation report.