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The Wikipedia gender gap
How much does climate change affects the risk of armed conflict
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older
Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making
Why fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence


The Wikipedia gender gap



Posted: 12 Jun 2019 01:29 PM PDT


In a recent study, researchers interviewed women 'Wikipedians' to examine the lack of female and non-binary editors in Wikipedia.


How much does climate change affects the risk of armed conflict



Posted: 12 Jun 2019 11:14 AM PDT


Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a new study. Synthesizing views across experts, the study estimates climate has influenced between 3% and 20% of armed conflict over the last century and that the influence will likely increase dramatically.


Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older



Posted: 12 Jun 2019 08:01 AM PDT


Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research.


Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making



Posted: 12 Jun 2019 06:29 AM PDT


An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new research.


Why fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence



Posted: 12 Jun 2019 05:43 AM PDT


Researchers say fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence. Surveys are often used to understand how people use their smartphone, but these are poorly related to actual smartphone use when measured with an app. This means that existing evidence suggesting that screen time is 'addictive' cannot be used to justify any change of policy. High smartphone usage has been linked to anxiety and depression but there is insufficient evidence to support these conclusions.
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