How a positive work environment leads to feelings of inclusion among employees

Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Kim Brimhall, assistant professor of social work at Binghamton University's…

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

The world’s adolescents — large unmet needs and growing inequalities

Today's adolescents make up the largest generation in history, but…

For infants, distinguishing between friends and strangers is a laughing matter

Infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between…

In fiction, young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes

Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction…

Health & Wellbeing

The grassroots revolution making it normal for children to ‘play out’ again

In the 1970s and 80s it was normal for children to 'play out' on the…

The influence of social media and children’s food intake

New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has…

Mindfulness could promote positive body image

Making people more aware of their own internal body signals, such as heartbeat or breathing…

Gadgets & EdTech

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…

Investment in AI is essential to modernise the education sector

According to a new report AI in Education Market, AI in the US is set to grow by 47.5% by…

Parents, kids spend more time discussing how to use mobile technology

Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online activity.…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

We really struggled to agree on what category to file this resource feature under, so…

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…