The Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a new report by Save the Children. Finland took the top spot, with its Nordic neighbours filling the other leading positions.
National Geographic (Feb. 9, 2012) In southwest China, the social rules of a culture called the Mosuo permit men and women to have multiple partners. In this matrilineal society, adult men continue to live with their mothers' ... watch video
Newsy (June 23, 2014) A new study out of California found a connection between pregnant mothers' exposure to pesticides and the risk their children will have autism.
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Apr. 24, 2015 A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 New research represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The study shows neurons are more independent than ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 A team of philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 Researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in ... read more