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
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Aug. 28, 2015 If you think that performing CPR on a person whose heart has stopped is a surefire way to save their life, you may be watching too much TV. The truth is more depressing than fiction, according to a ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 New research examines the experiences of California residents who have been prescribed medical marijuana and the stigma they experience from public opinion. The findings indicate that the stigma of ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Scientists have developed a light-sensitive switch that regulates a protein implicated in the neurobiology of synaptic plasticity. The agent promises to shed new light on the phenomenology of ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Scientists have discovered that in addition to proteins, lipids are also necessary for guiding axons. The study shows how a phospholipid released by glial cells -- the cells ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and ... read more
Apr. 2, 2013 Finnish war children, that is, Finnish children who were evacuated to safety in Sweden during the second world war, faced greater hardships than children who remained in Finland, a new study ... read more
Oct. 10, 2011 Two postgraduate students from Northern Ireland have completed the first phase of a pioneering trip to assist in the treatment of psychological distress among child soldiers in the Democratic ... read more