Could suburban sprawl be good for segregation? Low-density neighborhoods more likely to stay integrated
Racially and economically mixed cities are more likely to stay integrated if the density of households stays low, finds a new analysis of a now-famous model of segregation.
Modern humans may have migrated into Austria 43,500 years ago
A multinational team analysed stone tools recovered during a recent re-excavation of the find site of the Venus of Willendorf in Austria. The authors identified the stone tools as belonging to the Aurignacian ...
Scientists seen as competent but not trusted by Americans
If scientists want the public to trust their research suggestions, they may want to appear a bit "warmer," according to a new review published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and ...
Clearing up confusion between correlation and causation
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Today we look at the dangers of making a link between unrelated results.
How to be a domestic god or goddess in any language
Researchers at Newcastle University have cooked up a new way to teach modern languages.
Small, not big data key to working out what consumers want
Corporations everywhere are hoovering up petabytes of data in a bid to understand and predict consumer preferences. But what if they're missing the point, and should instead focus on "small data"?
Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
Whether the public is reading about the Ebola outbreak in Africa or watching YouTube videos on the benefits of the latest diet, it's clear that reporting on science and technology profoundly shapes modern ...
Teaching is complex: Don't try to simplify what teachers do
Prominent educator Stephen Dinham recently made some criticisms of primary teaching, some of which I support, but some were too simplistic. His views on educational research and his criticisms of "proces ...
Hold on, tiger mom: Research refutes the idea that the traditional, strict 'Chinese' upbringing is superior
Less supportive and punitive parenting techniques used by some Chinese parents might lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in their children and leave them vulnerable ...
Sustainability reporting falling short
Once on the fringe of institutional investors' considerations, reporting on environmental, social and governance related issues is now common practice among major listed companies.
Cheater, cheater: Study shows what happens when employees feel excluded at work
When employees feel left out, they act out. That's the message that new research from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business delivers as it explains why employees can become weasels to benefit ...
'Patent trolls' jeopardize innovation, study finds
(Phys.org) —New research co-authored by a Naveen Jindal School of Management accounting professor suggests that companies that don't manufacture goods or products but sue companies that do threaten innovation and economic ...
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils
Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.
Firelight talk of the Kalahari Bushmen: Did tales told over fires aid our social and cultural evolution?
After human ancestors controlled fire 400,000 to 1 million years ago, flames not only let them cook food and fend off predators, but also extended their day.