Parenting programs in jail could be positive for mothers, children
Mothers in jail would benefit from participation in parenting programs, which could help their children avoid negative outcomes down the road, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Prevention ...
Google settles with FTC over in-app charges
Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
Social class makes a difference in how children tackle classroom problems
An Indiana University study has found that social class can account for differences in how parents coach their children to manage classroom challenges. Such differences can affect a child's education by reproducing ...
Outsourcing parenthood? It takes a village AND the marketplace to raise a child
Ask any parent raising kids in today's fast-paced society and chances are they would agree that there are only so many hours in the day. Recognizing a need for help, many businesses now offer traditional caregiving services ...
No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook (Update)
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.
Disconnect between parenting and certain jobs a source of stress, study finds
Some working parents are carrying more psychological baggage than others—and the reason has nothing to do with demands on their time and energy.
Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues
The recently acquired film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.
Scientists in search of explanation of high-temperature superconductivity
Science may be a step closer to solving one of the outstanding mysteries of solid state physics after an international team of researchers achieved atomic-scale imaging of the magnetic structure in the parent ...
FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.
Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County
If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?
Who's your daddy? Researchers program computer to find out
A University of Central Florida research team has developed a facial recognition tool that promises to be useful in rapidly matching pictures of children with their biological parents and in potentially identifying ...
Introducing Earth's bigger, older brother: planet Kapteyn b (w/ Video)
We now know of a potentially habitable planet five times the size of Earth that has existed for more than twice as long.
From monogamous termites to male-eating spiders, an ecologist explains
The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which James Gilbert, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, explained weird and stunning insect reproductive strategies. ...
Starlight, starbright: New imaging technique reveal planets near bright stars
The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) was built for one purpose: imaging extrasolar planets. In the seven months since it came online, GPI is proving to be an order-of-magnitude improvement-so much so that it may ...