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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
We need to talk about the sexual abuse of scientists
The life sciences have come under fire recently with a study published in PLOS ONE that investigated the level of sexual harassment and sexual assault of trainees in academic fieldwork environments. ...
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 ...
Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots
The foundation of the human population explosion, commonly attributed to a sudden surge in industrialization and public health during the 18th and 19th centuries, was actually laid as far back as 2,000 years ...
Researchers uncover chemistry behind ancient Indigenous art
UTS researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory's Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets.
Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria
For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia—from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed ...
Science graduates are not that hot at maths – but why?
Research suggests science graduates are struggling with essential quantitative skills and science degree programs are to blame.
Soup can reopens mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition
The Franklin expedition is back in the news this week after the Prime Minister announced Tuesday that one of its ships has been discovered 170 years after it sunk.
US seizes fossil in latest dinosaur smuggling case
US authorities said Friday they are pursuing a fossil import company over the alleged smuggling of 70-million-year-old dinosaur bones from Mongolia.
Smartphone app used by experimenters to learn more about aspects of morality
Indian scientists significantly more religious than UK scientists
Indian scientists are significantly more religious than United Kingdom scientists, according to the first cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists.
Hyperspectral imaging shines light on the early Finns' life in the Stone Age
The 5,500 years old clay figurines found at community excavations in Vantaa, Finland in summer 2014, were recently scanned with SPECIM's hyperspectral camera. The imaging revealed that clay in the figurines ...