This Week in Research News: A Quiz
• November 16, 2012 • 7:41 AM
• November 16, 2012 • 7:41 AM
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November 21 • 4:00 PM
Against all medical guidelines, children who are two and three years old are getting diagnosed with ADHD and treated with Adderall and other stimulants. It may be shocking, but it’s perfectly legal.
November 21 • 2:00 PM
That’s the message of a Bounty commercial that reminds this sociologist of Sharon Hays’ work on “the ideology of intensive motherhood.”
November 21 • 12:00 PM
Men, like women, are affected by our cultural preoccupation with thinness. And refusing to recognize that only makes things worse.
November 21 • 10:00 AM
Inside Asheville, North Carolina’s 7th annual Miss Gay Latina pageant.
November 21 • 9:12 AM
Following the recent T-shirt controversy, it’s clear that sexism in science persists. But the forces driving the gender gap are still being debated.
November 21 • 8:00 AM
Domestic box office earnings are no longer a reliable metric.
November 21 • 6:00 AM
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, Dana McMahan splits time between two of the country’s unhappiest cities. She set out to explore the causes of the happiness deficits.
November 21 • 5:04 AM
The first study of friends’ perceptions suggest they know something’s off with their pals but like them just the same.
November 21 • 4:00 AM
When accused of rape, black celebrities were viewed more negatively than non-celebrities. The opposite was true of whites.
November 20 • 4:00 PM
The popular view is that if a woman is into BDSM she’s probably a sex addict, and vice versa. In fact, most kinky women are perfectly happy—and possibly healthier than their vanilla counterparts.
November 20 • 2:00 PM
The disturbing findings of a new study.
November 20 • 12:00 PM
Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.
November 20 • 10:00 AM
A new study finds an inconsistent patchwork of policies across states for how juvenile records are sealed and expunged.
November 20 • 8:00 AM
As a young girl, Alana Levinson struggled with the shame of her father’s substance abuse. But when she looked more deeply into the research on children of drug-addicted parents, she realized society’s “conspiracy of silence” was keeping her—and possibly millions of others—from adequately dealing with the experience.
November 20 • 6:00 AM
Following the approach we often see from companies marketing products before big storms, Nike focuses on climate change science in the promotion of its latest line of base-layer apparel. Is it a sign that more Americans are taking climate change seriously? Don’t get your hopes up.
November 20 • 5:00 AM
A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn’t vanish as we age—it just moves.
November 20 • 4:00 AM
The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that.
November 20 • 2:00 AM
It may be hard to see unless you shift your focus from places to people, but both destination and source can benefit from “brain drain.”
November 19 • 9:00 PM
New research suggests both heterosexuals and gay men are uncomfortable with public same-sex kissing.
November 19 • 4:00 PM
Survey results obtained by ProPublica also show a crisis of trust in the charity’s senior leadership.
November 19 • 2:00 PM
New benefits being offered by Apple and Facebook probably aren’t about discouraging women from becoming mothers at a “natural” age.