Out-of-wedlock childbearing increasingly common among educated women in Latin America
"Consensual unions," two people living in the same dwelling in a relationship akin to marriage, have been an integral part of family life in Latin America for centuries. In fact, in Latin America, legal marriages ...
Are you afraid of technology? You shouldn't be
Nary a week goes by that doesn't see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber. ...
How does prison time affect relationships?
A new study highlights the complicated spillover effects of incarceration on the quality of relationships.
Colorful life-form catalog will help discern if we are alone
While looking for life on planets beyond our own solar system, a group of international scientists has created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on ...
Life scientists streamline cutting-edge technique to edit mosquito genome
Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game-changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease-carrying animals.
Halifax testing ECG wearable for identity authentication
Apple Watch's six unmatched features
The early reviews of the Apple Watch are pointing in one direction: It should save users a minute here and there, but the fact that many functions require an iPhone to be nearby cuts down on its usefulness.
Saturn's moon Enceladus could be another location for life beyond Earth
The Cassini mission that has investigated Saturn since 2004 has revealed much about the giant planet and its many moons. Perhaps most tantalising is the discovery that the moon Enceladus is the source of stro ...
Some habitable exoplanets could experience wildly unpredictable climates
As telescopes of ever-greater power scan the cosmos looking for life, knowing where to look—and where not to waste time looking—will be of great value.
Discovery demystifies origin of life chirality phenomenon
The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles. How were molecules created? How did they assemble into large structures? Among the conundrums, the "homochirality" phenomenon upon which amino ...
US diggers unearth pharaonic tomb in Egypt's Luxor
American archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb from the 18th dynasty in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, officials said on Tuesday.
Scientists warn Obama of marine life harm from seismic tests
Marine scientists are raising concerns about the Obama administration's decision to move ahead on use of seismic air guns in the Atlantic Ocean for oil and gas exploration.
Animal functional diversity started out poor, became richer over time
Like a master painter who uses the same brush techniques to continually create original works of art, evolution has produced unique species to fill new or vacated ecological functions by tinkering with just ...
NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity
The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.