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Natural resources valued differently by men and woman, study shows

4 days ago from Physorg

Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown.

White parents who feel left behind by today's economy favor harsher parenting practices, study finds

4 days ago from Physorg

White parents who feel that they're falling through the cracks of today's economy may be more likely to believe in authoritarian parenting practices such as spanking and demanding obedience, a...

Giving workers a voice improves retention

4 days ago from Physorg

Giving low-wage workers a "voice" on the job—the ability to communicate concerns to management—was thought to improve employee satisfaction and retention.

Pottery reveals America's first social media networks

4 days ago from Physorg

Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways...

Leader of Harvard working group discusses import on focusing on symbols and spaces

4 days ago from Harvard Science

Harvard President Drew Faust established the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging in 2016. In her charge to the new group, Faust said, “To realize the community’s full promise and to foster...

5 Americans arrested in Haiti during violent protests

4 days ago from UPI

Five Americans were arrested in Haiti for the possession of illegal firearms, police said.

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes

4 days ago from NY Times Health

By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will chose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties.

Children with autism more likely to face maltreatment, study finds

4 days ago from Science Daily

A recent study of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported...

FAA investigating Southwest Airlines for baggage weight, balance discrepancies

5 days ago from UPI

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Southwest Airlines for failures to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded onto its airplanes.

Michigan shooting leaves 3 children, 1 adult dead

5 days ago from UPI

A shooting at a west Michigan residence left three children and an adult woman dead Monday, local law enforcement said.

Most parents want pot dispensaries away from schools

5 days ago from UPI

Now that medical marijuana is legal in 32 states and Washington, D.C., some parents are worried about the negative effect pot dispensaries may have on their kids.

The Checkup: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows

5 days ago from NY Times Health

Although earlier studies in animals suggested a connection, the new research should reassure parents whose children need surgery, experts say.

Looking behind a rare brain disease for clues to treat more common mental disorders

5 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have clarified, for the first time, the mechanism behind a very rare brain disorder called MICPCH (microcephaly, disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia) syndrome in animal models. Information gleaned from...

Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from kids

5 days ago from Science Daily

Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child's school or daycare and most say they should be banned within a...

Parenthood contributes to gender imbalance in STEM employment, but it's not just an issue for mother

5 days ago from Physorg

Nearly half of new moms and a quarter of new dads leave their full-time STEM jobs after they have their first child, according to a new study.

D-Generation X to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

5 days ago from UPI

Legendary professional wrestling group D-Generation X will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 during WrestleMania 35 week on April 6.

South Korea gender agency defends quota system for women

5 days ago from UPI

South Korea's minister of gender equality and family said the country's workplace culture needs to change for women to be on more equal footing with men.

George Mendonsa, 'kissing sailor' in iconic World War II photo, dies at 95

5 days ago from UPI

George Mendonsa, best known as the "kissing sailor" in the iconic V-J Day World War II photo from New York City's Times Square, has died. He was 95.

From giant sloths to Pythagorean proofs: Five presidents with niche scientific interests

5 days ago from PopSci

Science What a bunch of nerds. President’s day is one of those holidays you forget about until you realize you have the day off...

Too young for shingles? Think again

5 days ago from CBC: Health

While shingles typically affects people ages 50 and older, it can happen in younger adults — but because those numbers aren't tracked in Nova Scotia, it's hard to know exactly...

How Abusive Supervision Affects Workers

5 days ago from Science Blog

Abusive supervision in the workplace produces dysfunctional consequences for subordinates, triggering intentions to quit and displaced aggression toward others at work, according to a study from the Naveen Jindal School of...

From our archives: An essay on chlorine, by Cynthia Burrows

5 days ago from C&EN

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, C&EN is re-releasing its favorite essays from a special 2003 collector’s issue celebrating the elements

Announcing the “I Spy a Periodic Table” photo contest results

5 days ago from C&EN

In celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table, we picked our top entries. Vote for your favorite and view all the submissions

Former first responder creates equine therapy program to help others with PTSD

6 days ago from CBC: Health

A former first responder with PTSD is spearheading an equine therapy program to support others with workplace-caused trauma.

Reports: Darren Criss marries Mia Swier in New Orleans

6 days ago from UPI

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace" and "Glee" actor Darren Criss has married Mia Swier after a yearlong engagement.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown: Big Ben has 'owner mentality'

6 days ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown opened up to fans on social media Saturday and revealed some of the issues he had with the franchise.

Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate

6 days ago from NY Times Health

Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu appoints new foreign minister

6 days ago from UPI

Israeli Prime Minisister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Israel Katz as the country's acting foreign minister on Sunday.