Coward punch stems from need to display male credentials
The need to prove 'masculine credentials' to other males is at the heart of unprovoked, one-punch street violence, and alcohol is a disinhibitor, not its cause, says a QUT justice researcher.
Diversity in science
Some may recall the way she personally transported her portable X-ray machines to the front lines in World War I. Others may remember the deal she made with her sister to wait her turn before attending the ...
Competition: Computer science teams determine the perfect baby name
Should the baby be named after Grandpa Gustav or the soccer star Ronaldo? Computer scientists from the University of Kassel are coordinating an international competition for an Internet name suggestion machine. ...
Women have access to executive jobs only when other women already hold such jobs, study finds
(Phys.org) —It may be that the notorious "glass ceiling" is actually a glass door, but one that women can open only after other women have already done so, says new research by a professor at Cornell University's Johnson ...
Scientists identify why some fathers are left holding the baby
A century old mystery as to why, for some animals, it's the father rather than the mother that takes care of their young has been cracked by scientists at the University of Sheffield and University of Bath.
Christmas gifts for children inspired by ancient Greeks
As Christmas fast approaches and you are drawing up a shopping list of seasonal gifts, you may not realise that many of the choices you will make will be influenced by the ancient Greeks.
Entrepreneurial women needed to create growth and jobs
When it comes to adopting an entrepreneurial spirit, it's the men who have the edge. Despite European women accounting for over half of the population, they only make up a third of the EU's entrepreneurs, ...
A little science goes a long way: Math and language scores improve with 10 hours of instruction
A Washington State University researcher has found that engaging elementary school students in science for as little as 10 hours a year can lead to improved test scores in math and language arts.
Chinese solar industry faces weak sales, price war
Chinese solar panel makers that grew fast over the past decade are suffering big losses due to slumping global sales and a price war that threaten an industry seen by communist leaders as a role model for ...
Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61 (Update)
(AP) Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
UD professor leads efforts to support science students with disabilities
Karl Booksh points to data collected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) showing that Americans with disabilities make up some 10-15 percent of the population but account for less than 1 percent of those ...
Mother knows best, among wild vervet monkeys
Among vervet monkeys, social learning is strongly influenced by matrilineal family members, according to a study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
My fair physicist? Feminine math, science role models do not motivate girls
(Phys.org) -- Women who excel in male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields are often unjustly stereotyped as unfeminine.
Beauty in the eye of the Googler
Google Inc. has been described as functional, powerful, scary, speedy and fun. But beautiful? Hardly ever.