Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new UBC sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.
PSU business school professor's research shows that companies that hire a more diverse set of employees are rewarded with a richer pipeline of innovative products and a stronger financial position.
While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.
A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills and age, gender, organized sports and video gaming. The results suggest that mandatory training should be required for all novice drivers, not just teenagers.
New research by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof. Clayton Critcher finds that adding the required 'I approve this message' tagline to negative campaign ads makes them more credible.
This massively-collaborative research proposes the roadmap for making humans more resistant to radiation and multiple other forms of stress- and age-associated damage.
Environmental scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have led an international collaboration to improve satellite observations of tropical forests. With the help of professional tree climbers, the scientists collected field data on three factors that affect canopy 'greenness.'
Legalizing medical marijuana has not increased recreational use of the substance among US adolescents, according to a new study. For now, there appears to be no basis for the argument that legalizing medical marijuana has increased teens' use of the drug. The researchers analyzed the results of eleven separate studies dating back to 1991. No significant changes, increases or decreases, occurred in adolescent recreational use following enactment of medical marijuana laws.
Pre-clinical animal research is typically based on single laboratory studies conducted under highly standardized conditions. But in a new PLOS Biology study publishing Feb. 22, researchers from the Universities of Bern and Edinburgh show that this near-universal practice may actually help to explain the poor reproducibility of pre-clinical animal research. Instead of standardized conditions, diversity may be better.
Two papers published today look at the current evidence of the effects of medical marijuana laws and conclude there is little support that such laws increase recreational marijuana use among adolescents or reduce opioid overdose deaths.