Caltech rocket experiment finds surprising cosmic light
Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers at Caltech and their colleagues have detected a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to represent more light than that produced ...
Life needs an atmosphere, but how much is too much?
How much atmosphere is too much for life? As scientists discover more super-Earths and mini-Neptunes, the question becomes more relevant.
Who cares? Why evolution suggests parenting responsibility is seldom equally shared
Why is caring for young shared unequally between the sexes in so many animal species? Research from the University of Bristol, UK suggests that small initial differences which predispose one sex to care more ...
Preserved fossil represents oldest record of parental care in group of prehistoric reptiles
New research details how a preserved fossil found in China could be the oldest record of post-natal parental care from the Middle Jurassic.
Intergenerational transmission of abuse and neglect more complicated than previously believed
A study led by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, found that offspring of parents with histories of child abuse and neglect are themselves at risk for childhood ...
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.
Researchers find evidence of earliest instance of parental care in scavenger beetle
'Sharenting' trends: Do parents share too much about kids on social media?
Some of social media's greatest stars aren't even old enough to tweet: Pictures of kids playing dress up, having meltdowns and even in the bathtub adorn Facebook walls. Diaper-donning toddlers dancing to ...
New triggered-release mechanism could improve drug delivery
More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles.
Measuring galaxy evolution with globular clusters
Globular clusters are gravitationally bound ensembles of stars, as many as a million stars in some cases, grouped in roughly spherical clusters with diameters as small as only tens of light-years. Globular ...
Improving work conditions increases parents' time with their children
A workplace intervention designed to reduce work-family conflict gave employed parents more time with their children without reducing their work time.
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 ...
What makes a child feel unsafe in their neighbourhood?
Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers at the University ...
Parents drive kids' car choices
New research suggests dear old Mom and Dad could be the auto industry's secret weapon.