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Study: Young children can learn math skills from intelligent virtual characters
A new study examined whether young children's verbal engagement with an onscreen interactive media character could boost their math skills. (2019-11-20)
Firefighters can ease one another's job stress, but loving spouses may increase it
Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress -- but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study. (2019-11-13)
Men who receive home care from spouse more likely to feel burdensome than women
A spouse requiring caregiving for chronic illness or a disability can create a stressful environment for married couples. (2019-11-11)
Bloodlines may matter more than love when it comes to health
Strained relationships with parents, siblings or extended family members may be more harmful to people's health than a troubled relationship with a significant other, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-11-07)
After release into wild, vampire bats keep 'friends' made in captivity
Vampire bats that share food and groom each other in captivity are more likely to stick together when they're released back into the wild, find researchers in a study reported on Oct. (2019-10-31)
Bound by blood
After studying vampire bat relationships in captivity, researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama released the bats into the wild colony where they originally came from. (2019-10-31)
Study considers double-edged sword of trust in regulatory agencies' monitoring of firms
New research based on observations of auditors suggests that strong relationships and trust between auditing agencies and firms can reduce monitoring failures, such as unintended mistakes, to a point, but can also eventually lead to negligence and collusion. (2019-10-30)
Do open relationships really work?
Open relationships typically describe couples in which the partners have agreed on sexual activity with someone other than their primary romantic partner, while maintaining the couple bond. (2019-10-29)
The benefits that carnivorous animals bring to society are under-studied
For a period of 17 years, the scientific studies conducted around the world on the relationships between humans and carnivores focused excessively on the conflicts between them, overlooking the benefits that carnivores bring to society. (2019-10-24)
Research worth 'bragging' about
A team of psychology researchers at the University of Missouri is providing one of the first comprehensive literature reviews on arrogance, as well as a way to classify the condition on different levels across a spectrum, similarly to how autism is diagnosed. (2019-10-22)
Polyamorous families face stigma during pregnancy and birth
Polyamorous families experience marginalization during pregnancy and birth, but with open, nonjudgmental attitudes from health care providers and changes to hospital policies, this can be reduced, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-10-15)
The 7 types of sugar daddy relationships
University of Colorado Denver researcher looks inside 48 sugar daddy relationships to better understand the different types of dynamics, break down the typical stereotype(s) and better understand how these relationships work in the United States. (2019-10-15)
Both Democrat and Republican likely voters strongly support sex education in schools
Democrats and Republicans disagree on many policies but not on sex education for teenagers, a Rutgers-led national survey finds. (2019-10-15)
The brain does not follow the head
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. (2019-10-15)
Association of family relationships during adolescence with later depression risk
Positive family relationships during adolescence appeared to be associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms from adolescence to midlife in this observational study of about 18,000 adolescents followed up until they were 32 to 42 years old. (2019-10-07)
Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life's diversity
Limits to growth lie at the heart of how all living things function, according to a new study carried out by ICTA-UAB researchers. (2019-10-07)
Researchers develop program aimed at reducing dating violence among students
A program developed to encourage healthy relationships and reduce dating violence was effective among early middle school students, according to results of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-09-30)
Positive relationships boost self-esteem, and vice versa
Does having close friends boost your self-esteem, or does having high self-esteem influence the quality of your friendships? (2019-09-26)
Self-silencing may lead to increased risk of stroke
Expressing your true feelings is not only good for your mental health, but it could also be important for your physical health. (2019-09-24)
Scientists decode DNA of coral and all its microscopic supporters
Scientists have seen for the first time how corals collaborate with other microscopic life to build and grow. (2019-09-23)
Fathers may protect their LGB kids from health effects of discrimination
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who report being discriminated against but who feel close to their fathers have lower levels of C-reactive protein -- a measure of inflammation and cardiovascular risk -- than those without support from their fathers, finds a new study from researchers at NYU College of Global Public Health. (2019-09-18)
MSU research team discovers new microbe in wheat stem sawfly
Montana State University researchers Carl Yeoman and David Weaver published a paper with a group of colleagues in August discussing the potential ramifications of the discovery for combating the damage done by these sawflies each year. (2019-09-18)
New method of analyzing networks reveals hidden patterns in data
A new way of measuring how relationships in a network change over time can reveal important details about the network, according to researchers at Penn State and the Korean Rural Economic Institute. (2019-09-10)
South African study highlights links between low language ability and poor mental health
A new study from our researchers at the universities of Bath (UK) and Stellenbosch (South Africa) focuses on language acquisition for young people in Khayelitsha near Cape Town. (2019-09-06)
Teens who don't date are less depressed and have better social skills
Adolescents who were not in romantic relationships during middle and high school had good social skills and low depression, and fared better or equal to peers who dated. (2019-09-06)
Changing partners doesn't change relationship dynamics, study shows
New romances eventually follow patterns similar to old ones, according to U of A relationship researcher who led eight-year study. (2019-08-27)
How bees live with bacteria
More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. (2019-08-27)
Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan's biggest active volcano
To better understand subsurface processes associated with earthquakes and eruptions of Mount Aso, Kyushu University researchers investigated a very long period (VLP) seismicity dataset collected over two years. (2019-08-22)
Teens feel pressured to get pregnant
Female adolescents are experiencing relationship abuse at alarming rates, according to a new Michigan State University study that specifically researched reproductive coercion -- a form of abuse in which a woman is pressured to become pregnant against her wishes. (2019-08-08)
Virtual treasure hunt shows brain maps time sequence of memories
We have little difficulty in remembering the chronology of events. (2019-08-06)
New insights into how the brain works
This study provides new insights into the functional relationships between inhibitory and excitatory neurons in the brain. (2019-07-29)
Sisters improve chances of reproduction in Asian elephants
Researchers at the University of Turku found that the presence of a maternal sister was positively and significantly associated with annual female reproduction in a population of working elephants in Myanmar. (2019-07-24)
Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships
Facebook can help first-semester college students maintain relationships with high school friends and assist them in creating new friendships, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-07-23)
Scientists identify new genetic interactions that may impact cancer outcomes
In a new study, scientists at the University of Maryland and the National Cancer Institute identified 12 distinct types of gene-pair interactions in which varying levels of expression in the two genes correlated with cancer patient survival. (2019-07-23)
Gun ownership linked to greater incidence of domestic homicides
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic homicides. (2019-07-22)
Strong family relationships may help with asthma outcomes for children
Positive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to a new Northwestern University study. (2019-07-18)
From the Oscars to the Nobel Prize, winners need to choose their friends wisely
Being friends with an award juror can increase a person's chance of being nominated but decrease their chances of being selected as the victor, according to new research published in the Academy of Management Journal. (2019-07-12)
Preterm babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood
Adults who were born preterm (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than those born full term. (2019-07-12)
More support needed for young carers of parents with mental illness
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) says there is a 'clear need' for more support for young carers of parents with a mental illness as they move into adulthood. (2019-07-11)
New species of lizard found in stomach of microraptor
A team of paleontologists led by Professor Jingmai O'Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with researchers from the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, have discovered a new specimen of the volant dromaeosaurid Microraptor zhaoianus with the remains of a nearly complete lizard preserved in its stomach. (2019-07-11)
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