Almost 40% of global land plant species are very rare, and these species are most at risk for extinction as the climate continues to change, according to new research
In what appears to be a response to climate change, migratory birds in north america have been shrinking, report researchers.
Without a rapid and dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, fragile coral reefs in the gulf of mexico—like those around the world—could face catastrophe, researchers warn.
Researchers have used remote sensing to measure plant biodiversity from the amazon basin to the andes mountains in peru to better understand how tropical forests will respond to climate change.
The number of teens taking and overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according to a new study.
When school begins later, teens get more snooze time—and grades and attendance improve, a new study shows.
Video games and social connections are among the factors that could lead teens to get involved in cybercrime, according to new research.
Teens got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks and helped them go to bed earlier, researchers report.
Many people involved in abusive partner relationships don’t think of the mistreatment as abuse, say researchers. Yet over the course of a lifetime, one-fourth to one-third of women in the United States will experience abuse from an intimate partner.
Letters of recommendation for women are more likely to contain words or phrases that raise doubts about job or education qualifications than are letters written for men, a new paper shows.
Blame for the gender wage gap in the United States shouldn’t fall on women, report researchers.
Big changes in US policies and cultural attitudes are necessary to bring work-life balance to America’s working mothers and their families, argues sociologist Caitlyn Collins.
How and when parents split childcare activities may explain why dads are often often happier, less stressed, and less tired than moms when taking care of kids, researchers report.
Nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults, according to new research.
Teen girls experience relationship abuse at alarming rates, according to a new study focused on reproductive coercion—pressure from a partner to get pregnant.
Poor on-the-ground monitoring makes it impossible to know which city is the world’s most polluted, according to new research.