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Motherhood can deliver body image boost -- new study
New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers -- suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies. (2019-06-19)
New study shows gender pay gap is still issue for airline staff
The gender pay gap within airlines is often attributed to the fact that men frequently carry out high technically skilled jobs such as pilots and mechanics, whereas women commonly work in customer service roles like cabin crew. (2019-06-17)
'Power shift' needed to improve gender balance in energy research, report says
Women still face significant barriers in forging successful and influential careers in UK energy research, a new high-level report has revealed. (2019-06-14)
Academics show how to create a spotlight of sound with LEGO-like bricks
Informatics experts create low-cost directional beams of sound. Using age-old principles of magnifying glasses, lighthouses and telescopes to create state-of-the-art sound. (2019-05-07)
Train your brain to eat less sugar
A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health. (2019-05-07)
Research develops top tips to foster better relationships between scientists and business
University researchers and industry practitioners have developed lists of 'top tips' for businesses and academics to foster better relationships that could potentially benefit all parties. (2019-03-21)
Families and schools may play key roles in promoting adolescent self-confidence
Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents' confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers. (2019-03-13)
Endocrine Society celebrates International Women's Day with special thematic issue
The Endocrine Society is commemorating International Women's day with its March 2019 Woman in Endocrinology Collection, a special online thematic issue of peer-reviewed journal articles. (2019-03-08)
Mindfulness could promote positive body image
Making people more aware of their own internal body signals, such as heartbeat or breathing rate, could promote positive body image, according to new research published in the journal Body Image. (2019-02-28)
'More unites us than divides us' say researchers
New research suggests that people are much more united in their beliefs and values than media reporting often suggests. (2019-01-29)
Study: Predicting gentrification in order to prevent it
This first-of-its-kind study offers a new model to identify the U.S. neighborhoods most vulnerable to gentrification. (2019-01-28)
By using recorded audio feedback academics can reduce workload mentally and physically
Academics experience that by using the Recorded Audio Feedback (RAF) in higher education they can give more relaxed and dialogic feedback for their learners and reduce their own workload both mentally and physically. (2019-01-09)
Computer hardware designed for 3D games could hold the key to replicating human brain
Researchers at the University of Sussex have created the fastest and most energy efficient simulation of part of a rat brain using off-the-shelf computer hardware. (2018-12-19)
Citations show academic and non-academic researchers 'win' when they collaborate
Findings in new PNAS paper indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact research. (2018-12-11)
The contribution of international academics to UK must be recognised, says business school
Immigrant academics play a critical role in the UK's international and national collaborations that bring social and economic benefits beyond academia, shows a new study of the public engagement activities of the UK's native-born and international academics. (2018-12-11)
Children perform better when parents are involved in school life
A family's involvement in a child's education acts as a source of social mobility, according to a study by experts from the HSE Centre of Social and Economic School Development, Mikhail Goshin and Tatyana Mertsalova http://doi.org/10.17323/1814-9545-2018-3-68-90. (2018-12-03)
Are children's television programs too cool for school?
Study abstract suggests need to advocate for more positive depictions of academics and school in children's programming, especially as children get older. (2018-11-02)
Funder involved in all aspects of most industry-funded clinical trials
In most industry funded trials reported in high impact medical journals, all aspects of the trial involved the industry funder, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2018-10-03)
Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel
A new study, led by academics at St John's College, University of Cambridge, used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. (2018-09-03)
Clinical trials needed to study cannabinoid use in Canadian children
Canadian parents use unregulated cannabinoids for seizure control in children with neurologic conditions like epilepsy, and clinical trials are needed to inform doctors and parents on prescribing, according to a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-08-28)
Restrictions on research grant applications cause chaos
Mathematicians at the University of Kent, with input from the University of Sheffield, have established that current restrictions on academics applying for research grants are causing major problems, harming smaller institutions and minorities in the process. (2018-07-16)
Learning disabilities: Kids and families struggle beyond the academics
Academic struggles can also create significant stress and anxiety for children and families, report researchers led by Boston Children's neuropsychologist Deborah Waber, PhD. (2018-06-28)
Women TEDx speakers receive more polarized comments than men
BYU researchers found that though most comments on TEDx and TED-Ed videos are neutral, women receive more of both positive and negative comments than men. (2018-06-26)
Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal
Crystals are brittle and inelastic? A novel class of smart, bendable crystalline organic materials has challenged this view. (2018-06-18)
You talking to me? Scientists try to unravel the mystery of 'animal conversations'
An international team of academics undertook a large-scale review of research into turn-taking behavior in animal communication, analyzing hundreds of animal studies. (2018-06-05)
How other people affect our interpersonal space
A study has shown for the first time how the size of your interpersonal space can be affected by the tone and content of conversations taking place between other people nearby. (2018-05-24)
Study shows newspaper op-eds change minds
Researchers have found that op-ed pieces have large and long-lasting effects on people's views among both the general public and policy experts. (2018-04-24)
Job hunters drop ties with supportive colleagues
People considering quitting their jobs stop supporting current colleagues because they no longer feel they need to do favours for them, research shows. (2018-04-16)
Scientists penalized by motherhood
Despite gender balance at lower levels of academia, challenges still exist for women progressing to more senior roles. (2018-03-29)
Honeybees may unlock the secrets of how the human brain works
Sheffield academics have discovered honeybee colonies adhere to the same laws as the brain when making collective decisions. (2018-03-27)
Teenagers more likely to plead guilty to crimes they didn't commit
Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, new research shows. (2018-03-15)
German universities likely to benefit from Brexit, report suggests
A new report suggests that while UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit, German universities may reap the benefits. (2018-02-22)
Modern math sheds new light on long-standing debate about Viking-age Ireland conflict
Modern mathematical techniques -- similar to those used to analyze social-networking websites -- have allowed academics to shed new light on a centuries old debate surrounding the Viking age in Ireland and the famous battle of Clontarf in 1014. (2018-01-23)
People with prosthetic arms less affected by common illusion
People with prosthetic arms or hands do not experience the 'size-weight illusion' as strongly as other people, new research shows. (2018-01-22)
Risk of 'dirty' turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Consumers could be eating 'dirty' chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. (2017-12-17)
Empowering workers can cause uncertainty and resentment
Attempts by managers to empower staff by delegating different work to them or asking for their opinions can be detrimental for employee productivity, research shows. (2017-11-29)
'Muscles and money': What photos of men taken on the Tube say about modern day attraction
People still desire the traditional masculine values of muscles and money in the men they find attractive, according to new research. (2017-11-14)
Intelligence study IDs key factors for government, academia, industry collaboration
A study of government and industry teamwork at a National Security Agency-funded research center found that an established suite of factors are key to fostering effective collaboration in a novel partnership to conduct research for the intelligence community. (2017-11-09)
Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'
Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to new research by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. (2017-11-08)
New research on the Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art
New research reveals key discoveries including first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and paint recipes. (2017-10-29)
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