Surfing the Web in class? Bad idea
Even the smartest college students suffer academically when they use the Internet in class for non-academic purposes, finds new research by Michigan State University scholars.
Marriage legalization could lead to dissolution of same-sex relationships, new study shows
While courts in Arkansas and other states wrestle with the legality of same-sex marriage, a new study by economists at the University of Arkansas shows that relationship hazard rates – the threat of breakups ...
Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime
(Phys.org) —A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal trials at London's Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime, according ...
Self-motivated participation in learning activities increases the well-being of adults
Non-vocational adult education drawing on a person's own motivation comes with a variety of benefits that are also reflected on the person's close friends, family and work. Studying boosts self-confidence and well-being, ...
Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities is abuse too
New measures brought in to tackle forced marriage have been welcomed by a national charity based at The University of Nottingham.
New project to investigate vanishing pubs in England
The disappearance of pubs in England is to become the focus of a new research project led by the University of Leicester.
Working women have more influence at home, study says
(Phys.org) —When women who are married work, they wield more decision-making power over large household expenses—like buying a car, large appliance or furniture—according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.
Gamers know grammar and aren't afraid to use it
Gamers use good grammar? Strange as it might sound, that's one the findings from studies of online gaming chat led by Colorado State University researcher. The studies found that Millennials – young people notorious for ...
Timing stock repurchases pays
Can companies buying back their own stock time the market to get a better price? This was an unanswered question in corporate finance until now.
Q&A: How aluminum changed the world, for good and bad
For many of the pieces of modern life that emerged and spread during the 20th century, from air travel to electric service to cans of soda, you have aluminum to thank.
Reference resources find their place among open access and Google, study finds
How do open access sources, tightened budgets, and competition from popular technologies affect how librarians perceive and employ reference resources? How do librarians expect to utilize reference in the ...
Sweden returns pre-Incan funeral shroud to Peru (Update)
A rare and fragile pre-Incan funeral shroud was displayed to reporters Monday, part of the first batch of ancient Paracas textiles that Sweden is returning to Peru 80 years after they were smuggled out by ...
In managing boundaries between work and home, technology can be both 'friend' and 'foe'
When it comes to managing boundaries between work responsibilities and home life, technology is our "frenemy."
Most millennial moms who skip college also skip marriage
Waiting until marriage to have babies is now "unusual" among less-educated adults close to 30 years old, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.