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December 9, 2019

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How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment -- ... read more
Children's average daily time spent watching television or using a computer or mobile device increased from 53 minutes at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years, ... read more
In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better ... read more
New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or ... read more
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Simple Experiment Explains Magnetic Resonance

Physicists have designed an experiment to explain the concept of magnetic resonance. A versatile technique employed in chemistry, physics, and materials research, magnetic resonance describes a ... read more

Assistance During First Years of Biology Major Leads to Higher Retention of First-Gen Students

Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation ... read more

Family Support Reduces Chance of School and Workplace Bullying

Having a supportive family environment makes school-age LGB children in the UK significantly less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new ... read more

Dogs Promote Page Turning for Young Readers

Reading in the presence of a pooch may be the page-turning motivation young children need, suggests a researcher. A new study examines the behavior of 17 children from Grades 1 to 3 while reading ... read more

Study Offers First Large-Sample Evidence of the Effect of Ethics Training on Financial Sector

New research from Notre Dame offers the first large-sample study on how rules and ethics training affects behavior and employment decisions in the financial ... read more

Skipping Breakfast Linked to Lower GCSE Grades

Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new ... read more

Boredom Is on the Rise for Adolescents, Especially Girls

New research has found that boredom is rising year after year for teens in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, with greater increases for girls than ... read more

Helicopter Parents and 'Hothouse Children' -- Exploring the High Stakes of Family Dynamics

The phenomenon of helicopter parenting most often occurs in middle- to upper-class families where stakes are high for parents to be able to show off their children's success. Her research, which ... read more

Schools Less Important Than Parents in Determining Higher Education Aspirations

A new study shows that the elementary school a child attends has almost no influence on their desire to progress to higher education -- as factors including parental aspirations, academic support ... read more

Smart People May Learn Music Faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a new study that investigated the early stages of learning to play ... read more

Tool for Studying Decision-Making Is Ineffective for Training Better Behavior

A two-step task commonly used to study people's decision-making behaviors does not appear to be effective for training people to rely more on goal-oriented behaviors and less on habitual ... read more

New Research Quantifies How Much Speakers' First Language Affects Learning a New Language

Linguistic research suggests that accents are strongly shaped by the speaker's first language they learned growing up. New research sheds light on just how strong these effects can be. This work ... read more

Study Reveals Urban Hotspots of High-Schoolers' Opioid Abuse

A new study has found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national ... read more

Puberty May Offer Window to Reset Effects of Early Deprived Care on Stress-Response System

The ability to recalibrate how children respond to stress could offer a way to promote ... read more

Research to Make (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming an Educational Experience

A new video game framework brings together two well-studied approaches to educational software in order to keep multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and ... read more

Trauma and Kids: The Role of the Early Childhood Teacher

New research has explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, such as bushfires, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children ... read more

Preterm Children Have Similar Temperament to Children Who Were Institutionally Deprived

A child's temperament appears to be affected by the early stages of their life. Researchers have found children who were born very preterm (under 32 weeks gestation) or very low birthweight ... read more

School-Based Sleep Program May Benefit Adolescents

A recent study uncovered potential long-term benefits of a school-based sleep education program for ... read more

EduSense: Like a FitBit for Your Teaching Skills

While training and feedback opportunities abound for K-12 educators, the same can't be said for instructors in higher education. Currently, the most effective mechanism for professional ... read more

Are Students Getting Enough Air?

Roughly 85 percent of recently installed HVAC systems in K-12 classrooms investigated in California did not provide adequate ventilation, according to a new ... read more

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