Internet use translates into greater economic than social benefits
Using the internet helps people benefit financially in the 'real world', but not necessarily socially, according to research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University ...
Elderly crickets are set in their ways, study finds
As insects grow old their behaviour becomes increasingly predictable according to new research published in the journal Behavioural Ecology. The study, which set out to understand how personality alters with a ...
Baboons prefer to spend time with others of the same age, status and even personality
New research shows that chacma baboons within a troop spend more of their time with baboons that have similar characteristics to themselves: associating with those of a similar age, dominance rank and even ...
Differences in personality influence survival in field crickets
An individual's behaviour in risky situations is a distinct personality trait both in humans and animals that can have an immediate impact on longevity. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology ...
Stranded humpback whale 'Johanna' had microplastics in her stomach
In the humpback whale that stranded end of 2012 and was publically called Johanna, microplastics were found. It is the first time that microplastics were encountered in the intestinal tract of a baleen whale. ...
Researchers urge caution in using measures of students' 'non-cognitive' skills for teacher evaluation
Policymakers and practitioners have grown increasingly interested in measures of personal qualities other than cognitive ability—including self-control, grit, growth mindset, gratitude, purpose, emotional intelligence, ...
Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for first time
Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other ...
Pitch for support, in Spanish and offering recognition, scores for nonprofit
Messaging matters, and tailoring communications to resonate with a target audience can pay off for a nonprofit organization seeking new support.
US House passes 2nd bill to help firms fight cyberattacks
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem.
Online dating scams top Australian financial fraud
Australians were tricked out of Aus$82 million (US$66 million) last year, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses, the competition regulator revealed on Monday.
Blog site Tumblr launches anti-bullying support campaign
Actress Elizabeth Banks, singer Jordin Sparks and Vice President Joe Biden are among those helping Tumblr establish a safe place from bullies online.
Detecting and blocking leaky Android apps
Nine times out of ten, that Android app is connecting to multiple internet destinations without your knowledge, more than half of them require access to the sensitive, personal information on your mobile device in order to ...
Online safety: If you want something done right, do it yourself
When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it's up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure.
Google lavishes chairman with $109 million pay package
Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped.