Ruth Bennett's Articles
- FeatureThe science of decision making grapples with sex, race, and power.
- NewsGeologists provide evidence that quartz silt in ancient seabeds doesn't come from eroded land rocks, but rather from the dissolved skeletons of tiny primitive creatures, possibly altering the fossil record and changing models of prehistoric climate and ocean geography.
- NewsMating with multiple partners benefits the female Trinidadian guppy and her offspring by reducing gestation time and producing youngsters more adept at forming protective schools and at evading capture.
- NewsPlausible information about how others react to jokes colors a college student's own perception of the humor value of the material.
- NewsPeople judge others who have positive personality traits by more lenient physical criteria for attractiveness than they do those about whom they have no personality information.
- NewsResearchers find more endorsement of immanent justice, the belief that the natural world punishes human misdeeds, among college students than sixth-graders.
- FeatureLessons from gene therapy promote viruses as cancer fighters.
- NewsA new pulsar, the youngest discovered to date, unexpectedly exhibits properties of both regular pulsars and a recently explored class of supermagnetic pulsars, the magnetars.
- NewsTwo studies independently confirm that Candida albicans, a strain of yeast long believed to be asexual, can sexually reproduce under certain conditions.
- NewsCadmium, a metal naturally present in south-central Colorado, concentrates at deadly levels in willow plants, poisoning the ptarmigan that rely on the plant during winter months.