Women's success gets attributed to luck, while men get credit for brains. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Women's success gets attributed to luck, while men get credit for brains. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)People are more likely to assume that men are knowledgeable on a given topic due to their ability, while women’s knowledge is due to luck, even if they view men and women as being equally proficient on the topic, according to a new study.

Dementia sufferers bear a higher COVID-19 risk. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Dementia sufferers bear a higher COVID-19 risk. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)People with dementia are at a significantly higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe outcomes of the disease, including death, regardless of other factors, according to a study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia on Tuesday.

Planet formation may have been decoded. (Pixabay/JCK5D)
Planet formation may have been decoded. (Pixabay/JCK5D)An Iowa State University astrophysicist led the first successful 3D simulations that demonstrate the formation of planetesimals through dust particle build-up catalyzed by pressure bumps, possibly confirming a long-standing theory of how larger planets, including those in our solar system, came to be.

Race and nationalism play a huge role in political issues. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Race and nationalism play a huge role in political issues. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Populist movements depend on inventing narratives that cast white working-class citizens as victims of immigration and free trade policies, creating an economic case for nationalist policies and shifting general political discourse away from substantive policy, according to a recent analysis published in British Politics.

Children appear to carry COVID-19 at a very low rate. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Children appear to carry COVID-19 at a very low rate. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)In a first-of-its-kind study estimating antibodies from the viral infection that causes COVID-19 in preschool settings, French researchers found the rate of infection in children to be as low as 3.7%, reinforcing previous research suggesting day care centers remained relatively safe during the pandemic.

Segregation contributes to COVID-19 spread. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Segregation contributes to COVID-19 spread. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New research founded on unbiased machine learning algorithms has statistically confirmed widely reported data suggesting that racially segregated counties in the United States have disproportionately high levels of COVID-19 infections and mortalities, reinforcing that such areas may be in greater need of vaccines and other resources.

Telling kids what "boys do" and "girls do" can strengthen stereotypes. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Telling kids what "boys do" and "girls do" can strengthen stereotypes. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Using generalized language like, “Girls like art” or, “Boys play sports,” around children may have the unintended consequence of strengthening stereotypes, as kids can infer the opposite for the unmentioned group, processing language in a way once thought to be difficult for youngsters, a new study out of New York University has found.

A good outlook improves pandemic mental health. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
A good outlook improves pandemic mental health. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)People who stayed positive early on in the COVID-19 pandemic and looked for ways to learn from the situation had better overall mental health than people who turned to denial, self-blame, and substance use, according to a new study that is among the first to examine particular coping strategies in the context of the pandemic.

Conservatives are more likely than liberals to hold a wide range of political views. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Conservatives are more likely than liberals to hold a wide range of political views. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Many self-identified conservatives hold views that are at odds with their ideological label, a phenomenon researchers say helps explain why they’re more likely than liberals to have friends from across the political spectrum.

New discovery made about one of the rarest of elements. (Pixabay/ExplorersInternational)
New discovery made about one of the rarest of elements. (Pixabay/ExplorersInternational)Scientists made the first measurement of the bonding distance of einsteinium, a synthetic, highly radioactive element that has rarely been studied because it is difficult to produce and decays quickly.

Our brain's ability to retain images allows for transfer between hemispheres. (Pixabay/John Hain)
Our brain's ability to retain images allows for transfer between hemispheres. (Pixabay/John Hain)The human brain’s visual working memory holds and keeps track of mental images even when a person shifts their gaze and looks away from objects, according to a new MIT study, providing direct evidence for the first time that this occurs because the brain is able to transfer those images from one hemisphere to the other.

Can cold weather spread COVID-19?(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Can cold weather spread COVID-19?(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Temperature, wind speed and humidity influence how quickly COVID-19 can spread and will cause two inevitable waves of the pandemic each year in many parts of the world until the virus is contained, according to a new model based on fluid dynamics.

Better benefits equal better mental health. (AP Photo/Jason R. Henske)
Better benefits equal better mental health. (AP Photo/Jason R. Henske)When governments in developed countries like the U.S. and Britain provide extra support for low-income people through tax credits and more generous unemployment benefits, individuals’ mental health and wellbeing generally improve, according to a new paper by a group of U.K. researchers.

Growing up bilingual pays off later in life. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Growing up bilingual pays off later in life. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The adaptations that children gain from growing up in a bilingual household appear to provide cognitive benefits that carry over well into adulthood, a new study has found.

Even air pollutants below legal levels can bring cancer risks. (Pixabay/seatoboy)
Even air pollutants below legal levels can bring cancer risks. (Pixabay/seatoboy)A 22-year study of more than 10,000 French women found that the risk of breast cancer increased when they were exposed to more benzo[a]pyrene, an air pollutant mostly produced in residential burning, despite nearly all of the subjects living in areas where its concentration was below levels the European Union deems to be safe.

Single-issue voters can make life tough for elected representatives. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Single-issue voters can make life tough for elected representatives. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)People who back lawmakers based on their stance on a single issue can pressure incumbents to vote against the views of most Americans, new research showed, suggesting that national policy on hot-button topics could be dictated by a “tyranny of the single-minded.”

Focusing on ideas, rather than identity, pays political benefits. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Focusing on ideas, rather than identity, pays political benefits. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Long periods of severe political polarization threaten democratic integrity even more than rapid spikes in societal division, new research suggests, but opposition leaders can fight incumbents who exploit polarization by focusing on ideas and values rather than clashing identity groups.

Pandemic stress has been linked to PTSD. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Pandemic stress has been linked to PTSD. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)The specific set of stressors brought by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — including government lockdowns, unemployment fears and general concerns about catching the virus — may have caused a spike in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder around the world, a new Australian study found.

The vicinity of the Tucana II ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, as imaged with the SkyMapper Telescope. (Anirudh Chiti, MIT)
The vicinity of the Tucana II ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, as imaged with the SkyMapper Telescope. (Anirudh Chiti, MIT)Stars discovered on the outskirts of a small nearby galaxy have led astronomers to calculate that it contains a much larger disc of dark matter than previously thought, and the findings provide new clues to understanding how the universe’s first galaxies formed.

A new study has generated a better risk profile for children and young adults hurt with firearms. (AP Photo/Orange County District Attorney)
A new study has generated a better risk profile for children and young adults hurt with firearms. (AP Photo/Orange County District Attorney)People who are threatened with firearms while adolescents are more than three times as likely to commit gun violence when they grow up in comparison to other at-risk youth, according to a new first-of-its-kind study using nearly two decades of data from Chicago.

PTSD sufferers are among those more likely to attempt suicide. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
PTSD sufferers are among those more likely to attempt suicide. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)A team of researchers from Brazil has developed a new, “highly accurate” algorithm that is able to predict suicide attempts in the general population — including identifying psychological disorders or life crises that may put people at greater risk of attempting suicide.