Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 23, 2015
Hinode, IRIS, and ATERUI cooperate on 70-year-old solar mystery
Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of resonant absorption, thought to play an important role in solving the 'coronal heating problem' which has defied explanation for over 70 years.

Demand for coffee can create ecological, economic rift with poorer nations
The explosion in worldwide coffee consumption in the past two decades has generally not benefitted farmers of coffee beans in poorer nations along the equator.

Polygamy and alcohol linked to physical abuse in African marriages
African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose husbands don't abuse alcohol, new research shows.

One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels
One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels -- over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week -- according to a study by King's College London.

Want a better relationship and a better sex life?
If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to new research by Georgia State University sociologists.

Study finds people's spiritual awareness varies throughout the day
People who report having spiritual awareness have it vary throughout the day, rather than being constant, according to a new study.

US has 5 percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012
Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research.

Study suggests same-sex couples face more obstacles to infertility treatment
Same-sex couples encounter more obstacles to treatment for infertility than opposite-sex couples, suggests a new study.

New study indicates magnetic stimulation effective in reducing bed-wetting
Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, causes distress in children and young adults, as well as for their parents or caregivers.

Study explores how nations' policies affect mothers' ability to balance work-family life
When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States' work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries.

Couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives
Heterosexual couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don't, according to new research. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to