Sociology professors asks 'Is teenage suicide contagious?'
A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behavi ...
Orbital Sciences' second mission delivers delights to space station
Satellites, Girl Scouts and good ole Charlie Brown highlight Orbital Sciences Corporation's second commercial resupply voyage to the International Space Station. The mission, Orbital-2, will both deliver ...
Girls achieve high status in criminal street gangs because of their people skills, research shows
Girls and young women can achieve influence and high status in criminal street gangs because of their people skills, the British Sociological Association annual conference in Leeds heard today.
Study finds formal accounts effective tool in youth development, financial inclusion
Low-income youth in developing countries will save their money in a formal account when given the right opportunity.
British children's on-screen reading overtakes books
For the first time, British children are reading more on computers and other electronic devices than they are reading books, magazines, newspapers and comics, according to a study of nearly 35,000 youngsters ...
Game-makers bend energies toward keeping girls interested in STEM
Consider, for a moment, the possibility of a completely addictive electronic game that had a more noble objective than destroying pigs with slingshot-flung birds or traveling through post-apocalyptic wastelands.
Indian Ocean paradise island beset by shark controversy
The dangers of shark attacks are no secret for Georges, who as a kid was repeatedly warned to beware of the large predators lurking in the tropical waters off his native Reunion island.
'Valley Girl' dialect expanding to males
The American English speech variant known as uptalk, or "Valley Girl speak" – marked by a rise in pitch at the ends of sentences – is typically associated with young southern Californian females. New research shows uptalk ...
International gender difference in math, reading scores persists regardless of gender equality
Malala Yousafzai, the teenaged advocate for Pakistani girls' education, was released from the hospital earlier this month. Most of the world's girls don't have to fight as hard as Yousafzai for their education. However, even ...
Manufacturing growth can benefit Bangladeshi women workers
The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi ...
Reticulated giraffe calf born in captivity
At just four weeks old, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's newest arrival is already standing tall – at almost six feet!
Church sexual abuse just as likely for girls
Young girls are just as likely as young boys to be sexually abused by a member of the clergy, a new QUT study has shown.
Raise global awareness of child trafficking to stop it, Stanford scholar says
The search is intensifying for the nearly 300 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school in April by a radical Islamist group. The U.S. government and others worldwide have offered intelligence and ...
How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and science
The American workforce is losing out on precious human capital because too few women and racial minorities pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics––the so-called ...