Research In The News

Scientists find fossil from oldest modern human out of Africa

Scientists find fossil from oldest modern human out of Africa

Published Jan 26, 2018

“The dating had to be rock solid,” Binghamton anthropologist Rolf M. Quam told The New York Times. The team dated the tooth dentin and enamel, the sediment stuck to the upper jaw, and tools found near the fossil. Read more

‘The Weeping Time’ auction destroyed families

‘The Weeping Time’ auction destroyed families

Published Jan 4, 2018

Binghamton historian Anne C. Bailey’s new book describes how a slave auction wrenched families apart, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Read more

Bio-battery could be powered by your sweaty gym socks

Bio-battery could be powered by your sweaty gym socks

Published Dec 11, 2017

A stretchy, flexible battery developed at Binghamton University could be powered by your sweat, Newsweek reports.  Read more

Most men confuse sexual interest with consent, a new paper shows

Most men confuse sexual interest with consent, a new paper shows

Published Nov 30, 2017

What constitutes consent is apparently still unclear to most men. According to a new paper from Binghamton University and Rush University, most men confused sexual interest with consent, Teen Vogue reports. Read more

‘Textisms’ help get meaning across in digital era

‘Textisms’ help get meaning across in digital era

Published Nov 20, 2017

It turns out that punctuation is quite effective at conveying emotion when we can’t be face to face, Newsweek reports, citing a study by Binghamton psychologist Celia Klin. Read more

Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Sunscreen made from DNA would last forever

Published Aug 25, 2017

A DNA-based sunscreen that not only stops harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, but also becomes more protective the longer you expose it to UV rays? That’s the dazzling premise behind a recent Binghamton University study, Popular Science reports. Read more

Scientists build a battery you can power with your spit

Scientists build a battery you can power with your spit

Published Aug 9, 2017

You’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, phone battery dead. Lacking all access to electricity or even solar power, you turn to your last resource — your own spit. That’s the dream of researchers at Binghamton University, who have developed a battery that can be powered by saliva, Popular Mechanics reports. Read more