App teaches children 18 months of maths in six weeks
Psychologists at The University of Nottingham have found that an app designed to boost the education of children in Malawi has also proved to be a highly effective learning tool for UK primary schoolchildren.
Global Population Predicted to Reach Nearly 11 Billion by 2100
A new study, which is an extension of a 2013 United Nations report, says growth is unlikely to stabilize this century.
One Direction brand new track Steal My Girl
The first single to be released from the new album FOUR is called Steal My Girl. For everyone outside the UK, you will be able to get the brand new track ‘Steal My Girl’ from the afternoon of the 29th September UK time.
Time we had a maximum wage
Top executives in the UK now earn 162 times the pay of the average worker. We live in a nation where the majority of companies struggle with the concept of the living wage, while the million workers on zero hour contracts barely earn the £6.31 hourly minimum wage.
Greener offices make staff happier
Livening up sparse office environments with plants could make employees happier and businesses more profitable, according to a new study from Cardiff University.
Our political leanings have deep roots
A person's political persuasion could be down to "deep-seated psychology", rather than the way they were brought up or individual decisions, a new study suggests.
The possibility of mobile phone addiction
Researchers at Baylor University carried out an online survey of 164 college students to examine 24 phone-based activities and assess the accuracy of statements such as "I get agitated when my cellphone is not in sight" and "I find that I am spending more and more time on my cellphone".
Bad feelings at work can be good for you
Feeling bad at work can actually lead to favourable outcomes, a new study has suggested. According to research by the University of Liverpool, published in Human Relationships, it is generally accepted that having a positive attitude in the workplace can generate good results, while negative emotions have the opposite effect.
Digital technology and sensitivity to emotion
Young people who regularly use digital media to communicate risk becoming less sensitive to emotional cues from others, new research has indicated.
What gamblers and pigeons share
Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs, a new study has found. According to research by the University of Warwick, published in Biology Letters, people are 35 per cent less risk-averse if a lucrative prize is on offer.