Can Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes?

Can Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes?

A new study that looks at whether video games influence sexist attitudes towards women among teenagers has found a “small but significant link” that suggests they do. Exploring the idea that video games are saturated by the frequent and stereotypical portrayals of females as mainly being attractive and sexy, with generally limited roles, suggestive behavior, and…

Titan Has Electrified Sand Dunes That Stick Together

Titan Has Electrified Sand Dunes That Stick Together

Titan, Saturn’s most prominent moon, is a thoroughly strange place. The only satellite known to have a thick atmosphere, it also happens to feature a complex climate, including rivers, lakes, storms, ponds, pools and seas – they’re just made of methane and ethane, not water. It also features some rather strange sand dunes, which are…

New Drug Appears To Eliminate Type 2 Diabetes For First Time

New Drug Appears To Eliminate Type 2 Diabetes For First Time

Type 2 diabetes, although influenced by a person’s genes, is largely thought to be brought about by a poor diet and being overweight for prolonged periods of time, particularly at an old age. The pancreas is either unable to produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells simply don’t react to insulin, which leads to dangerously…

We Finally Know What Cats' Facial Expressions Mean

We Finally Know What Cats' Facial Expressions Mean

Cats are decidedly aloof floof bags, and their thought processes are fairly mysterious. Consequently, they are the subject of numerous scientific studies. Thanks to a brand new study by the University of Lincoln, we have now unlocked the secrets of their facial expressions. They’ll have nothing to hide from us now. As reported in the…

World's Largest Geoengineering Study Planned By Harvard Scientists

World's Largest Geoengineering Study Planned By Harvard Scientists

An ambitious new project intends to carry out tests to determine whether seeding the atmosphere with aerosols could mitigate temperature rise in what would be the largest geoengineering study to date. A couple of small-scale experiments, run by Harvard at a cost of £16 million ($20 million), will test how water droplets (and later calcium carbonates) sprayed in the stratosphere 20…

Mice Have Been A Close Companion Of Humans For 15,000 Years

Mice Have Been A Close Companion Of Humans For 15,000 Years

Millennia before humankind began harnessing the power of agriculture, an unlikely animal has stuck by us through thick and thin, for better or for worse – the humble house mouse. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that mice have been living alongside humans for as long as 15,000 years….