Researchers find WhatsApp can be good for our health

Academics at Edge Hill University have found that spending time on social media, specifically WhatsApp, is good for our wellbeing. Dr Linda Kaye, a senior lecturer in Psychology found that the text-based messaging app, which offers users group…

News

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity…

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The analysis…

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50% more likely to be overweight

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania and six other centres reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up…

Politics

Poorest areas in England infested with Fast Food outlets

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in these…

Men willing to punish more than women to get ahead

New research from Chapman University evaluates gender differences in cooperation Chapman University has published research measuring gender differences in cooperation and punishment behaviour.…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

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Do intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs? What could this mean for our students?

Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs…

Research

Creativity is not just for the young, study finds

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when…

Playing video games generally not harmful to boys’ social development

The popularity of interactive video games has sparked concern among…

It doesn’t pay to play angry when negotiating

Anger, the faux, feigned kind, has been a tool in…

Health & Wellbeing

Children living in countryside outperform children living in metropolitan area in motor skills

In a recent study with 3 to 7-year-old children provided an example of how children's…

Teens who can describe negative emotions can stave off depression

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected…

Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing

Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for…

Gadgets & EdTech

Keeping children safe in the ‘Internet of Things’ age

Children need protection when using programmable Internet computing devices - and Lancaster University scientists have drawn up new guidelines to…

Parental behaviour affects the involvement of children in cyberbullying

Experts from the Universities of Seville and Cordoba have recently published a study of the perception that adolescents have of…

Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A new 'brain training' game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users' concentration, according to new research…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

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Entertainment

In fiction, young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes

Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of…

Leisure & Travel

A guide to: Barcelona by @digicoled

From the UK, Barcelona is one of the most accessible cities, with many airports and airlines flying out to the Catalonian city, offering…