Women entrepreneurs have limited chances to lead their new businesses
Women who start new businesses with men have limited opportunities to move into leadership roles, according to sociologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and when they co-found a business with their ...
Male identity evolves on TV dramas
Male characters on television used to hold onto traditional ideas of masculinity tighter than viewers maintained their grip on remote controls.
New research helps explain why girls do better in school
(Phys.org)—Why do girls get better grades in elementary school than boys—even when they perform worse on standardized tests?
More sex for married couples with traditional divisions of housework
Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work, according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University ...
The Trayvon Martin case: Lessons for education researchers
The 2012 fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin by his Florida neighbor George Zimmerman sparked a fierce debate about racism and gun violence. Now, researchers are exploring what the controversial case says as well ...
The GOP has a feminine face, study finds
At least when it comes to female politicians, perhaps you can judge a book by its cover, suggest two UCLA researchers who looked at facial features and political stances in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sex of early birds suggests dinosaur reproductive style
In a paper published in Nature Communications on January 22, 2013, a team of paleontologists including Dr. Luis Chiappe, Director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's (NHM) Dinosaur Institute, has discov ...
Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions
In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to research published December 26 in the open access journal PLOS ON ...
Study shows capuchins less receptive to others who refuse to help when asked
Influence in times of crisis: How do men and women evaluate precarious leadership positions?
We've all heard of the "glass ceiling" but the recent economic crisis has illuminated another workplace phenomenon: the "glass cliff." Women seem to be overrepresented in precarious leadership positions at organizations going ...
What 10,000 fruit flies have to tell us about differences between the sexes
What do you get when you dissect 10 000 fruit-fly larvae? A team of researchers led by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in the UK and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI) ...
Cupid's arrow: Research illuminates laws of attraction
We've heard the clichés: "It was love at first sight," "It's inner beauty that truly matters," and "Opposites attract." But what's really at work in selecting a romantic or sexual partner?
Animal moms customize milk depending on baby's sex
A special blend of mother's milk just for girls? New research shows animal moms customize their milk in surprising ways depending on whether they have a boy or a girl.
Problem of gender differences on physics assessments remains unsolved
In a new synthesis of past work, researchers found that women consistently score lower than men on common assessments of conceptual understanding of physics. However, when examining the factors that may account ...