Understanding the chain fountain: A problem-solving partnership (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The Rutherford School Physics Partnership is giving A-level physicists a unique opportunity to tackle a real research problem. The problem of the chain fountain was revealed by BBC Science presenter Steve Mould. 2.8 m ...
Robots may need to include parental controls
Older adults' fears that companion robots will negatively affect young people may create design challenges for developers hoping to build robots for older users, according to Penn State researchers.
Obsessive audits stop charities from doing their job
The goal of youth-centred charities is to provide a public benefit by helping and caring for young people in a variety of ways. The public, government, and funders should do their best to support these c ...
Soil-free farming prepares next generation for Green Energy future
When Boston College Professor Mike Barnett first got students involved in hydroponics, he couldn't get them to go home.
Participation in school life key to doing well, according to research
Young people encouraged to participate in how their school is run do well regardless of money or other factors, according to new research carried out by University of Stirling academics.
Computer games give a boost to English
If you want to make a mark in the world of computer games you had better have a good English vocabulary. It has now also been scientifically proven that someone who is good at computer games has a larger ...
New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media? Allowing bosses or would-be employers a snoop around social media pages is a growing trend in the US, and now a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Said Business School suggest ...
Facebook most effective way to engage young people in politics, study shows
An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook the most effective channel, a study at the University of Sydney has shown.
Research reveals Germans born after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from bad parenting
Children born in East Germany shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from poor parenting from "risk loving" mothers and were 40 per cent more likely to commit crimes as adults according to a new ...
Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos
Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network said Tuesday.
Quarter of young people would give away £1 million
What would you do with £1 million if handed it today? Remarkably, half of young people would give at least a large part of it away, with a quarter saying they would keep none of it for themselves, a new ...
Many young adults show more cruelty on Facebook than in everyday life
Dr Val Hooper, an associate professor and head of Victoria's School of Information Management, guided student research, in which young people aged between 18 and 20 were interviewed to determine what behaviour they regarded ...
Young people overly optimistic about finances
A new survey of young New Zealanders by the Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre shows that many believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year and their money management skills require no improvement.
Who are the music pirates and what do they want?
Music piracy is a huge problem, if the music industry is to believed. But so far, very little has been done to stop it. We are, however, starting to get an idea of what motivates people to do it. If record ...