Men are inclined to want their female partners to fail says a new study; they are also inclined to lie about it.
During a recent series of studies researchers discovered that women did not think any less of themselves if their male partners succeeded at something that they may not have. Men, however, felt worse about themselves if they believed that their female partners had done better.
In a study printed by the American Psychological Association, the first experiment involved 32 couples that were given a "problem solving and social intelligence" test. Once the test was completed, participants were told that their partner either scored in the top 12 percent or bottom 12 percent; their own score was not revealed to them. When asked how their partner's score made them feel, men appeared unbothered by a partner who scored high. more >>
A former Congresswoman and pro-life advocate believes that the closure of at least 54 abortion clinics since 2010, as reported by The Huffington Post, is due to stricter sanitary and health regulations more than anything else.
"They've (abortion facilities) been closed by health departments or they have closed by their own volition because they cannot meet safety standards," Marilyn Musgrave, former U.S. Congresswoman (R-Colo.) and vice president of Government Affairs for the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, told The Christian Post in a Thursday interview.
Stricter regulations for abortion clinics, passed in several states, have raised the requirements for facilities offering abortion service to women. more >>
Scientists have discovered a new species of "walking" shark off the shores of a remote island in Indonesian island.
Researchers did reveal that the sharks don't actually walk per se but do use their pectoral fins to help move about the coral structures close to shore, according to a Fahmi, a shark researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Science.
The animal was named hemiscyllium halmahera after the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera, where it was discovered. The sharks are also referred to as epaulette sharks, given that many of the sharks have markings that resemble look similar to military epaulettes, according to a Conservation International statement. more >>
Sky gazers enjoyed several astronomical events this month, including the birth of a star caught on video and has since gone viral.
Astronomers in Chile used the ALMA telescope to capture stunning, close-up footage of a new star being formed.
Among the amazing scenes that the giant radio telescope was able to hone in on was the glowing material jetting away from the newborn star over 1,400 light years away. more >>
A conservative legal group has stated its intentions to file a lawsuit against New Jersey over a recently signed law banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of The Liberty Counsel, confirmed to The Christian Post on Monday his organization's plan to file the suit. "We will be filing suit," said Staver, adding that the suit should be submitted "later this week."
On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-3371, a bill that would ban the controversial practice of reparative therapy (also called conversion therapy) for minors. A-3371 enjoyed bipartisan support in the Garden State's Legislature, with both houses voting overwhelmingly in favor of the bill. A-3371 was sponsored by Assemblymen Timothy J. Eustace, Herb Conaway, Jr., John J. Burzichelli, Holly Schepisi, and Reed Gusciora. All the sponsors except Republican Schepisi were Democrats. more >>
A crew of scientists and researchers were out on the water tracking and tagging sand tiger sharks when they got a very unexpected result.
According to GrindTV the crew cast out a fish called a menhaden as bait to try and catch the tiger shark. Almost immediately a much smaller shark known as a dogfish grab the bait, and upon that bite a sand tiger shark came from beneath and snatched the dogfish.
"The dogfish was about 3 feet long and completely swallowed by the sand tiger shark," a post on the University of Delaware's ORB (Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing, Biogeography Lab) lab Facebook page said. more >>