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2012-05-25 10:02:00

Different languages refer to family relationships in different ways.

2012-05-08 20:45:31

Wondering why your toddler is acting up?

2011-11-16 07:39:11

The majority of children experience personal changes and changes in relationships one year after their sibling has died from cancer; however, positive and negative changes are not universal.

Assets Increase Incidence of Marriage
2011-10-07 04:51:23

A new study published in the American Journal of Sociology indicates that the incidence of marriage drops when people have no personal wealth such as a car or financial assets.

2011-10-05 17:42:02

A team at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has studied the marriage strategies of immigrants in order to determine the nature of endogamic (between people of the same nationality) and exogamic partnerships (between people of different nationalities) in Spain.

2011-07-13 04:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Searching for long lost relatives was once a daunting task, requiring the savvy detective skills of a budding Sherlock Holmes.

2011-06-30 17:39:27

Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race.

2011-06-08 16:06:55

Annika Lindskog, Economics researcher from the University of Gothenburg, studied data from the Amhara region in rural Ethiopia and found that the schooling of older siblings, especially older sisters, has a positive effect on the schooling of younger siblings.

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2011-05-24 13:56:32

More than just a tool for predicting health, modern genetics is upending long-held assumptions about who we are.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.