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Education 1 hour ago

Teachers' gender, sexuality, and age affect perceptions of sexual misconduct of students

The United States has witnessed a steep rise in reports, arrests, and media coverage of teachers' sexual misconduct with students. A new study investigated the impact of perpetrators' gender, sexuality, and age on perceptions ...

Social Sciences 4 hours ago

Racism in football: New research shows media treats black men differently to white men

On BBC Sport, Match of the Day pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer recently had a conversation about racism in football. Shearer, the white ex-England international striker asked his black ex-teammate Wright: "Do you believe ...

Plants & Animals 4 hours ago

New species of snake described with the help of a 185-year-old painting

A new snake species has been described from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The new species, now known as Joseph's racer, was first collected in the mid-19th Century, but the confusion around this snake goes back over two ...

Nanomaterials 4 hours ago

Emergence of a new heteronanostructure library

Organizing functional objects in a complex, sophisticated architecture at the nanoscale can yield hybrid materials that tremendously outperform their solo objects, offering exciting routes towards a spectrum of applications. ...

Space Exploration 6 hours ago

Where do meteorites come from? We tracked hundreds of fireballs streaking through the sky to find out

If asked where meteorites come from, you might reply "from comets." But according to our new research, which tracked hundreds of fireballs on their journey through the Australian skies, you would be wrong.

Space Exploration 6 hours ago

Tiangong: China may gain a monopoly on space stations—here's what to expect

China launched Tianhe-1, the first and main module of a permanent orbiting space station called Tiangong (Heavenly Palace 天 宫), on April 29. Two additional science modules (Wentian and Mengtian) will follow in 2022 in ...

Social Sciences 6 hours ago

How unjust police killings damage the mental health of Black Americans

Since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, many African Americans have reported feeling overwhelmed at times by the trauma, anguish, and outrage stirred up by Floyd's death, as well as other ...

Earth Sciences 6 hours ago

Getting ready for climate change is about people, not spreadsheets—let's use our imaginations

Measures in this week's federal budget to help Australians withstand and adapt to climate change are sorely needed, after years of cuts in this policy area.

Social Sciences 6 hours ago

Lockdown changed Irish shopping and cooking behavior

Early 2020 lockdown boosted confidence in cooking and preparing healthier meals, and could offer teachable moments to promote healthier eating long term, says new research from Teagasc.

Social Sciences 6 hours ago

U.S. gives $7.4 billion for more school nurses, better public health

The federal government is providing $7.4 billion to hire more school nurses to vaccinate children, to create a service corps for health care, and to boost disease detection efforts, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

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