This study found there is a moderate, yet significant, correlation between handedness and mathematical skill, report researchers. Credit: © Julija Sapic / Fotolia A link between handedness and mathematical skills exists, but is more complex than is thought according to a study by the University of Liverpool. The relationship between handedness and mathematical abilities is

Parents feel schools can handle basic first aid, but are less sure about urgent health situations such as an asthma attack or mental health issue. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If your child had an asthma attack during the school day,

High school students. Credit: © AntonioDiaz / Fotolia The RAND Corporation and RAND Europe have released the first-ever, state-by-state analysis (in 47 states) of the economic implications of a shift in school start times in the U.S., showing that a nationwide move to 8.30 a.m. could contribute $83 billion to the U.S. economy within a

A number of factors foster strong storytelling skills among young African-American preschoolers, which has implications for their development as readers. Credit: Courtesy of UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The oral storytelling skills of African American preschoolers make a difference in how quickly their reading skills develop, according to a new study from the

Modeled microcapsules demonstrate ‘quorum sensing’ behavior. A small collection of microcapsules remains dormant (left) whereas a large, crowded population exhibits oscillations in chemical activity (right), represented by circular waves of color. Credit: Henry Shum From the smallest cell to humans, most organisms can sense their local population density and change behavior in crowded environments. For

Male lion attack huge buffalo bull. Credit: © Alta Oosthuizen / Fotolia Populations of predators and their prey usually follow predictable cycles. When the number of prey increases — perhaps as their food supply becomes more abundant — predator populations also grow. When the predator population becomes too large, however, the prey population often plummets,

County-level annual damages in the median scenario for the climate from 2080 to 2099 under a business-as-usual emissions trajectory. Negative damages indicate economic benefits. Credit: Hsiang, Kopp, Jina, Rising, et al (2017). Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The

Men and women might speak with higher-pitched voices towards high status people because a low-pitched voice sounds dominant, particularly in men, while a high-pitched voice sounds relatively submissive. Credit: © pressmaster / Fotolia People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a

Musicians are monitored to determine how they anticipate one another’s moves. Credit: McMaster University Researchers at McMaster are one step closer to solving one of the mysteries of social interaction: how musicians communicate during a performance and anticipate one another’s moves without saying a word. The findings are important because a clearer appreciation of how

These are the coral fragments analyzed in this study. All pieces are small (3-5 cm in longest dimension). Specimens shown are after physical cleaning (in water). All specimens shown are corals of the genus Pocillopora, except 1C, which is Porites, and 3B, which is Montipora. Credit: R. Butler, UHM SOEST A team of researchers, led

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