Recessions result in lower birth rates in the long run
While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear. Now, new research from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public ...
Online classes really do work, according to study
It's been two years since a New York Times article declared the "year of the MOOC" —short for "massive open online courses." Now, for the first time, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows ...
Non-citizens face harsher sentencing than citizens in US criminal courts
Non-Americans in the U.S. federal court system are more likely to be sentenced to prison and for longer terms compared to U.S. citizens, according to a new study.
New research explores how culture affects our conceptions of nature
Do we think of nature as something that we enjoy when we visit a national park and something we need to "preserve?" Or do we think of ourselves as a part of nature? A bird's nest is a part of nature, but what about a house?
Are the world's religions ready for ET?
In 1930, Albert Einstein was asked for his opinion about the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. "Other beings, perhaps, but not men," he answered. Then he was asked whether science and religion ...
Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice
A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.
Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women
Gender equality boosts a country's Olympic medal count for both women and men, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Self-made billionaires more likely to give than inheritors
A study by economists at the University of Southampton suggests that billionaires who have built their own fortunes are more likely to pledge to donate a large portion of their wealth to charities, than those who are heirs ...
The scarring effects of primary-grade retention?
An article released by Social Forces titled, "The Scarring Effects of Primary-Grade Retention? A Study of Cumulative Advantage in the Educational Career" by Megan Andrew explores the effect of scarring in the educational career ...
Facebook most effective way to engage young people in politics, study shows
An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook the most effective channel, a study at the University of Sydney has shown.
Conflictive animations support the development of programming skills
Traditional educational tools present information to students in a conventional way: what they present is true and students are expected to learn what is presented. In a PhD study completed recently at the University of Eastern ...
New research shows how Ryder Cup golfers can have the edge
Elite golfers can recognise when they enter 'the zone' and can control the experience to perform at their peak for longer, new research has revealed.
How huge disasters can play tricks on the way we value life
People find it difficult to understand the true value of loss of life when the numbers are large. For instance, a study found that people are more willing to donate money to an organisation when just one ...
Study finds senior citizens receive lighter sentences in federal court
(Phys.org) —New research shows older people sentenced in federal district courts receive more leniency than younger offenders. The study was published Sept. 23 in the online edition of Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical ...