Abuse accelerates puberty in children

Maltreatment can affect a child’s psychological development. New research indicates that the stress of abuse can impact the physical growth and maturation of adolescents as well.Credit: Flickr/Travis While it has long been known that maltreatment can affect a child’s psychological … Continue reading

The electric sands of Titan

This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn’s moon Titan from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission’s “T-114” flyby on Nov. 13, 2015.Credit: NASA/JPL Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that … Continue reading

Older adults make riskier decisions

Older people make riskier choices than younger adults—and worse decisions.Image Credit: Flickr/Steven Worster A study has shown that—contrary to popular belief—older people make riskier decisions than younger adults. Older people’s generally more positive emotions make them more optimistic when gauging … Continue reading

Nose form was shaped by climate

The shape of someone’s nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate, according to an international team of researchers.Image Credit:Flickr/Brian Bald Big, small, broad, narrow, long or short, turned up, … Continue reading

Happy spouse, happy house

New study finds focus on spouse an indicator of strong, healthy relationship. Image Credit:Flickr/Thomas Hawk Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a … Continue reading