What, me worry? Young adults get self-esteem boost from debt
Instead of feeling stressed by the money they owe, many young adults actually feel empowered by their credit card and education debts, according to a new nationwide study.
Smartphone app helps you find friends in a crowd
Can a smartphone app enable meaningful, face-to-face conversation? Engineers are trying to find out, with software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd and make new friends who share similar interests.
For testing skin cream, synthetic skin may be as good as the real thing
New research suggests that currently available types of synthetic skin may now be good enough to imitate animal skin in laboratory tests, and may be on their way to truly simulating human skin in the future.
Student loans help women more than men in reaching graduation
Student loans provide more help to women than they do for men in encouraging graduation from college, a new nationwide study reveals.
Boys' lack of effort in school tied to college gender gap
(Phys.org)—When it comes to college education, men are falling behind by standing still.
Computer-based program may help relieve some ADHD symptoms in children
An intensive, five-week working memory training program shows promise in relieving some of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, a new study suggests.
Down-under digestive microbes could help lower methane gas from livestock
The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal's methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions ...
Proteins enable essential enzyme to maintain its grip on DNA
Scientists have identified a family of proteins that close a critical gap in an enzyme that is essential to all life, allowing the enzyme to maintain its grip on DNA and start the activation of genes.
Byrd came oh-so-close, but probably didn't reach North Pole
(Phys.org) —When renowned explorer Richard E. Byrd returned from the first-ever flight to the North Pole in 1926, he sparked a controversy that remains today: Did he actually reach the pole?
Low-income parents say child care subsidies help them keep jobs
Low-income parents who receive federal child care subsidies are more satisfied with their child care than those who don't receive such help, according to a recent study.