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.
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 ...
Family stability, not family structure, is key to education success, says study
Young people in stable lone-parent households are just as likely to stay in education as their counterparts in stable married families, a new University of Sussex–led study has revealed.
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.
Well-being programmes in schools might be doing children more harm than good
Apocryphal depictions of an unprecedented crisis in young people's mental ill-health and their general vulnerability have been accompanied by increasingly alarmist claims that only schools can address this ...
Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing
It's the Facebookification of financial investing. From social networking platforms that allow young investors to follow each other's stock-picking mojo, to websites for first-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley ...
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.
Monster sues Apple's Beats over headphone technology
American audio equipment maker Monster LLC is suing rival Beats over claims it ripped off headphone technology ahead of the firm's sale to Apple for more than $3 billion.
More pupils would study maths if told of increased earning potential
More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
No, digital natives are not clueless about protecting their privacy online
Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a "social norm". He had an obvious commercial interest in rela ...