Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 20, 2016
Study highlights crucial ethnic majority-minority divide in Kyrgyzstan
Members of minority ethnic groups in Kyrgyzstan, who are often marginalized politically and economically, differ from members of the ethnic majority in their assessment of interethnic relations and their prospects.

American Ornithologists' Union honors 2016 awardees
The American Ornithologists' Union, the western hemisphere's premier ornithological society, presents five awards every year honoring members for their contributions to science and their service to the organization.

Teens in therapeutic boarding school adopt atypical gender behaviors to reassert dominance
While studying the rapid growth of the therapeutic boarding school industry, Jessica A.

2016 AOU Brewster Medal awarded to Dr. Patricia Parker
The William Brewster Memorial Award, bestowed each year by the American Ornithologists' Union to the author of an exceptional body of work on the birds of the Western Hemisphere, is one of the most prestigious awards an ornithologist can receive.

'I miss you so much': How Twitter is broadening the conversation on death and mourning
Social media is redefining how people grieve, bringing conversations about death back into the public realm, University of Washington sociologists found.

Youth cyberbullying most common among current or former friends and dating partners
Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study.

9/11 merged US immigration and terrorism efforts at Latinos' expense, study finds
After Sept. 11, issues of immigration and terrorism merged, heightening surveillance and racializing Latino immigrants as a threat to national security, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

The American Ornithologists' Union welcomes the 2016 class of new Fellows
At the opening of the 134th stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in Washington, D.C., this week, the society welcomed 21 new Fellows, each selected by their peers for their outstanding contributions to the field of ornithology and their service to the AOU. 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