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2013-08-08 14:20:49

New research shows that as culture has evolved over the last two centuries – with increasing urbanization, greater reliance on technology, and widespread availability of formal education – so has human psychology. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "This research shows that there has been a two-century long historical shift towards individualistic psychological functioning...

Breastfeeding Boosts IQ
2013-07-30 09:11:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors have been espousing the benefits of breastfeeding for years, and a new study in JAMA Pediatrics has found further evidence breastfeeding can boost babies' intelligence. While previous studies have made a similar connection, experts said the new study took steps to account for the mother's IQ and the child's upbringing, which other studies have failed to do as comprehensively. Based on the latest study's...

2013-07-29 23:02:27

Celebrating the skill and knowledge of New Jersey healthcare professionals, Conventus, a physician-owned professional medical liability company, is offering the “Healthcare Risk IQ Test.” The online test takes about 3 minutes to complete and measures knowledge of data about practicing medicine in the Garden State. The test can be found at http://www.ConventusNJ.com/Risk-IQ/. Woodbridge, NJ (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 There’s no question that the Garden State has more than its fair share...

2013-07-02 11:22:06

Children from low-income families tend to do worse at school than their better-off peers. Now a new study of a large ethnically and socioeconomically diverse group of children from across the United States has identified poor planning skills as one reason for the income-achievement gap, which can emerge as early as kindergarten and continue through high school. The study, by researchers at Cornell University, appears in the journal Child Development. "Low-income children appear to have...

Spatial Reasoning Linked With Math Skills
2013-06-25 15:36:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With educators constantly on the lookout for new ways to inspire and educate children, any technique or tool that helps students to learn can be invaluable. According to a new report from a pair of Michigan State University researchers, simple spatial reasoning exercises could help young children with their math skills. The MSU researchers held training sessions with 6 to 8 year olds on mentally rotating objects, a spatial ability, and...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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