Dec. 22, 2014 — The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new America-wide study suggests. This study can't say why fast-food consumption is linked to lower grades, but ... full story
Dec. 17, 2014 — Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of ... full story
Kids' Cartoon Characters Twice as Likely to Die as Counterparts in Films for Adults: Content on a Par With 'Rampant Horrors' of Popular FilmsDec. 16, 2014 — Principal cartoon characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off as their counterparts in films for adults released in the same year, reveals new research. On-screen death and violence can ... full story
Dec. 12, 2014 — “Media reports about behavioural genetics unintentionally induce unfounded beliefs, therefore going against the educational purpose of scientific reporting,” writes a researcher following his ... full story
Dec. 12, 2014 — A new study analyses the violent behaviors exhibited towards pregnant women. While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or sexual violence. Furthermore, ... full story
Dec. 11, 2014 — In the shadow of the two year anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an extensive new study challenges common assumptions about gun ... full story
Dec. 11, 2014 — The film "Jaws" has heavily influenced Western Australia’s stance on sharks, a review of over a decade of state government policy has ... full story
Dec. 10, 2014 — Researchers have examined the occurrence of science in mainstream pop music and asks whether the media of popular culture are suitable for scientific ... full story
Dec. 8, 2014 — The practice of cybervetting potential employees online as part of the recruitment process is the focus of recent study. Is such surveillance an unethical invasion of privacy? Or, is it simply a way ... full story
Dec. 4, 2014 — A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study. This ... full story
Dec. 3, 2014 — A study focuses on the fact that the average American receives more than 15 hours a day of digital media, the public's attention span for media and the ways the media is keeping us ... full story
Nov. 26, 2014 — Despite a sequence of stellar performances by Britain’s female athletes and team game players, coverage of women’s sport in the Press still occupies a fraction of the space given to men, ... full story
Nov. 24, 2014 — 'Memes' transfer cultural information like rituals in much the way that genes inherit biological properties. Now a study provides insight into the building blocks of cultural replication ... full story
Nov. 20, 2014 — Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either ... full story
Nov. 20, 2014 — The limited coverage that American female athletes get in the media is one of many subtle forms of gender biases they have to cope with. The little exposure they do get often focuses more on their ... full story
Nov. 20, 2014 — Metal heads, jazz purists and folkies may have more in common musically than you imagined. A new study sheds light on the shared ways in which humans perceive ... full story
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- Firearm violence trends in the 21st century
- Kids' cartoon characters twice as likely to die as counterparts in films for adults: Content on a par with 'rampant horrors' of popular films
- Current practices in reporting on behavioural genetics can mislead the public
- 22.7% of pregnant women suffer intimate partner violence, Spanish study shows
- Home on the range: Cattle ranching in the Amazon
- Mental illness is the wrong scapegoat after mass shootings, experts say
- The Jaws effect: Biting review finds shark policy based on movie myths
- Alcohol-control law may curb partner abuse
- How much science can be found in pop? And how much pop is in science?
- New Model of Media Consumption in 'Age of Interruption'
- Macho stereotypes put off men as well as women
- Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
- The American athletics track is still a man's world
- What's behind our music tastes? Some common perceptions
- Greater use of social media gets science, scientists noticed, study says
- Is violent injury a chronic disease? Study suggests so, and may aid efforts to stop the cycle
- Multiple factors, not just mental illness, associated with gun possession, violence among youths
- Americans' view on obesity is changing: Fewer adults see it as a personal problem of bad choices
- Thinspiration: Why women buy magazines that promote impossible body images
- No link between movie, video game violence and societal violence? More violent video game consumption, less youth violence: Study
- Can social media help stop the spread of HIV?
- Cinema-like environment helps audiences become immersed in movies even when shown on cell phones
- Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility, study shows
- Why me? Many women living in poverty blame children, love life
- Risk factors for sexual assault identified, including age, alcohol consumption
- New way of syncing music to video will revolutionize the production of TV/video ads
- Millennials uneducated on important clothing care skills, study finds
- Academia can learn from Hollywood, researchers say
- Environmental taxes encourage lower consumption
- Workplace violence in the health sector: What are the consequences?
- Talking to kids about death amidst the fantasy of Halloween
- Talking to your car is often distracting
- 'Broad consensus' that violent media increase child aggression
- Gaming vs. reading: Do they benefit teenagers with cognition or school performance?
- Trying to share our 'epic' moments may leave us feeling left out
- Teen texting: Difference in girls, boys text talk, reflection on gender identity
- In a bad mood? Head to Facebook and find someone worse off
- Intervention helps decrease 'mean girl' behaviors, researchers find
- Fat chats: The good, the bad and the ugly comments
- Chefs at schools can increase school meal participation, vegetable intake among students
- Higher gun ownership rates linked to increase in non-stranger homicide, BU study finds
- What makes a song sing? Backup singers
- 'Brain Breaks' increase activity, educational performance in elementary schools
- Single parents' dating, sexual activity contradicts assumptions
- Safe passages into adulthood: Preventing gender-based violence and its consequences
- Firelight talk of the Kalahari Bushmen: Did tales told over fires aid our social and cultural evolution?
- Learning language through cookery and technology
- Gun deaths twice as high among African-Americans as white citizens in U.S., study finds
- Kids eat better if their parents went to college
- Lone wolf terrorists target police more, but attacks not more frequent
- Domestic violence issue possible red zone fumble for NFL
- Personal news cycle of African American and Hispanic news consumers
- Why are consumers willing to spend more money on ethical products?
- Web-based training can reduce campus rape, study concludes
- Habitual Facebook users: Suckers for social media scams?
- One in five men reports violence toward intimate partners
- Impact of movies on dog breed popularity
- Impact of violent media on the brain: Depends on each individual's brain circuitry, study finds
- Sports broadcasting gender roles echoed on Twitter, study shows
- 40 percent of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape, attempted rape
- 'Family meal' ideal is stressful, impossible for many families
- Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot
- How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity?
- Fact or fiction: Which do moviegoers prefer?
- Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure, coercion
- Reading 'Fifty Shades' linked to unhealthy behaviors