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.
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 ...
Far out: A giant exoplanet where none has been seen before
Humans have an eye for the familiar: for people, for civilizations, for planets and planetary systems that match what we have seen in the past. For this reason, as well as a few others, we rarely find something ...
Researchers find chemicals and neurons responsible for turning parental care on and off in mice
Sexual conflict affects females more than males, says new research on beetles
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.
Scientists detect water around a hot Jupiter
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are part of a research team that has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system. The team, including scientists from California ...
Owl monkeys don't cheat, study shows
True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place.
Apple to refund $32.5 mn for kids' app purchases
Apple has agreed to refund at least $32.5 million to US customers for children's purchases from its online App Store without parental consent, US regulators said Wednesday.
Americans with and without children at home report similar life satisfaction but more positive and negative emotions
Americans aged 34 to 46 with children at home rate their life satisfaction at higher levels than those without children at home, according to a report by Princeton University and Stony Brook University published in the Proceedings of ...
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.