Many cultures prefer paler skin to darker skin when judging attractiveness. Historically, lighter skin was associated with higher societal status while darker skin was associated with lower societal status. While this notion of skin color can be described as archaic, many cultures still harbor preferences for lighter skin when it comes to judging people.
Having a "learning" attitude can significantly improve your chances of landing your dream job, according to a new study.
Having many friends could boost longevity, according to a new study.
Had acne as a teen? You're more likely to develop skin cancer, according to researchers.
Children who take longer to grow out of tantrums are significantly more prone to antisocial behavior in the future, according to a new study.
Taking chocolate out of milk can significantly reduce total milk intake in schools, according to a new study.
The scent of lavender increases a person's trustworthiness, according to psychologists.
Learning new languages after the age of ten is better for the brain, according to a new study.
Overweight children are more likely to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease during their teen years, new research suggests.
Smiling cheers and frowning saddens, according to new research.
We all know someone who bombards our newsfeeds with unending pictures of themselves.
Exercise can help expectant moms lower their children's risk of developing hypertension, according to a new study.
Parents who attempt suicide may be increasing their children's risk to do the same by 500 percent.
A simple "thank you" can make or break a business, according to a new study.
Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) have significantly poorer hearing, according to a new study.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.