Flourishing under an abusive boss? You may be a psychopath, study shows

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:40 pm Eastern

When you hear the term "psychopath," you probably picture Charles Manson or Jeffrey Dahmer. Psychologists, however, define it as a personality trait, and we all fall somewhere along a scale from low to high levels of psychopathy.

Princesses and action heroes are for boys and girls

5:39 pm Eastern | World

Given the chance, young boys will try out dolls, and girls will play with cars and building blocks. It's even possible to encourage the two sexes to play together without too much moaning, says Lauren Spinner of the University of Kent in the UK, lead author of a study. read more »

Air quality is leading environmental threat to public health, EPI report shows

5:37 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. read more »

Bitcoin wallet devices vulnerable to security hacks, study shows

5:32 pm Eastern | World

Devices used to manage accounts on the innovative payment system Bitcoin could be improved to provide better protection against hackers, research suggests.read more »

Phone-addicted teens are unhappy

22 Jan 17:05 | U.S. News

Happiness is not a warm phone, according to a new study exploring the link between adolescent life satisfaction and screen time. Teens whose eyes are habitually glued to their smartphones are markedly unhappier, said study lead author and San Diego State University and professor of psychology Jean M. Twenge.read more »

Global temperature targets will be missed within decades unless carbon emissions reversed

22 Jan 15:22 | World

Scientists have projected that if immediate action isn't taken, the earth's global average temperature is likely to rise to 1.5°C above the period before the industrial revolution within the next 17-18 years, and to 2.0°C in 35-41 years respectively if the carbon emission rate remains at its present-day value.read more »

Marijuana use does not lower chances of getting pregnant

22 Jan 13:17 | U.S. News

Marijuana use--by either men or women--does not appear to lower a couple's chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers.read more »

Artificial intelligence predicts corruption

22 Jan 13:14 | World

Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have created a computer model based on neural networks which predicts which Spanish provinces that cases of corruption can appear with greater probability, as well as the conditions that favor their appearance.read more »

2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean

19 Jan 17:03 | World

2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean according to an updated ocean analysis from Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Science (IAP/CAS).read more »

Americans are getting more ZZZZs

19 Jan 15:00 | U.S. News

Although more than one in three Americans still don't get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye. read more »

Low-income immigrants face barriers to US citizenship

19 Jan 12:44 | U.S. News

Immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens face barriers from the high cost of the naturalization application, according to a new Stanford study.read more »

Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017

19 Jan 12:41 | World

The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace last year, with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)warning that continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have “profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world.” read more »

Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation efforts

18 Jan 17:09 | U.S. News

Alberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.read more »

Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars suggests new research

18 Jan 14:12 | World

Microwaves usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars according to a new study by The University of Manchester. read more »

California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

18 Jan 10:09 | U.S. News

California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.read more »

Use of primate 'actors' misleading millions of viewers

18 Jan 08:40 | World

More needs to be done to educate audiences, including viewers at home and filmmakers, on the unethical nature of using primates in the film industry, says a leading expert in a new study.read more »

Accidental Injury Becomes #3 Cause of Death For The First Time in U.S. History

17 Jan 17:03 | U.S. News

Unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as "accidents" – claimed a record high 161,374 lives in 2016 to become the third leading cause of death in the United States for the first time in recorded history, according to National Safety Council data analysis.read more »

Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

17 Jan 15:40 | World

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. As a result of this unusual warmth, the sea ice began to melt. read more »

Majority of US physicians say they're burned out or depressed

17 Jan 14:38 | U.S. News

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, depressed - or both - with one in three physicians admitting that their feelings of depression have an impact on how they relate to patients and colleagues, according to the first Medscape National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression.read more »

Intensified fighting across Syria having 'devastating' impact on civilians

17 Jan 14:34 | World

Intensification in hostilities across Syria is having a “devastating” impact on civilians, agencies in the war-ravaged country said, warning that the fighting is also severely limiting life-saving humanitarian operations.read more »

Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, report finds

16 Jan 17:07 | U.S. News

Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse, according to a RAND Corporation report. read more »

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Want people to work together? Familiarity, ability to pick partners could be key

16 Jan 15:15 | World

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.read more »

Study shows how Olympic Games affect the stock market

16 Jan 14:05 | World

New research reveals how global sports events such as the Olympic Games can affect stock market activity.read more »

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

16 Jan 14:02 | U.S. News

A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease in older adults. read more »

Research suggests Trump's 'Muslim ban' produced rare shift in public opinion

15 Jan 17:02 | U.S. News

President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on Jan. 27, 2017, effectively barring individuals from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.read more »

Experts raise concerns over raw meat diets for cats and dogs

15 Jan 15:00 | World

Experts are warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the risks associated with feeding their pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs), instead of the more conventional dry or canned pet foods.read more »

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

15 Jan 11:59 | U.S. News

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather

15 Jan 11:55 | World

Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding, reports a University of Arizona-led team.read more »

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