Researchers conclude that what causes menopause is—wait for it—men
After decades of laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, a team led by biologist Rama Singh has concluded that what causes menopause in women is men.
Research on speed dating examines what makes couples 'click' in four minutes
(Phys.org) —Can you "click" with someone after only four minutes? That's the question at the heart of new research by Stanford scholars Dan McFarland and Dan Jurafsky that looks at how meaningful bonds ...
NASA announces eight new astronauts, half are women
The US space agency announced the appointment of eight new astronauts on Monday, and a record half of NASA's first astronaut class since 2009 are women.
Cheerful women are not associated with leadership qualities—but proud ones are
Women are perceived as being more willing to lead if they show that they are proud of their personal performance. If, however, they give a cheerful impression, they are judged to have less willingness to leadership roles ...
Women donate less to charity than men in some contexts
(Phys.org) —Given the chance, women are more likely than men to opt out of a request to give a charitable donation, a group of economists have found.
Dove 'Sketches' most-watched online ad: Unilever
Unilever claimed bragging rights Monday to the most-watched Internet commercial of all time—a three-minute study of women's self-perception that stars a forensic artist.
Gender gap in STEM majors linked to high school job plans
(Phys.org) —The fact that women are much less likely than men to choose science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in college can be traced to gender differences in occupational plans in high school, reports ...
What the birth rate says about changing family dynamics
(Phys.org) —An Iowa State University sociologist is not surprised by a recent U.S. Census Bureau report showing a spike in the number of unmarried women giving birth. According to the report, nearly 36 percent of babies ...
When women sell themselves short on team projects
Working on a team is always a challenge, but a new study highlights a particular challenge to women: how much they credit themselves in a joint success. Women will devalue their contributions when working with men but not ...
Study reveals dramatic changes in global attitudes toward domestic violence
Global attitudes about domestic violence changed dramatically during the first decade of the 2000s, according to a new University of Michigan study that analyzes data from 26 low- and middle-income countries.
Moms more likely than other employees to leave male-dominated jobs with long hours
As demands for long work hours continue to increase, an Indiana University study found that mothers are more likely than other employees to leave jobs in male-dominated fields. This trend was not seen in ...
Women active in feminist causes harassed more at work
Working women who engage in feminist activism report more experiences of gender harassment on the job, regardless of whether or not they identify themselves as feminists, a new University of Michigan study ...
Professor discusses research on challenges facing women entrepreneurs, as well as possible solutions
Last week, the United States topped Dell's first-ever Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index, a study of the best countries for female entrepreneurship. While this is a feather in America's cap, women entrepreneurs ...
Report uncovers looming crisis in inequality for women
A Northumbria University academic has contributed to a report showing how austerity measures are impacting upon levels of gender inequality in the North East of England, published this month.