Category Archives: Social Science

The Implementation of Machinoeki Concept in Malaysia Historical Town

The cognizance in Machinoeki concept is to provide pedestrian a resting place, get some information about the town, and a pit stop for toilet use. Researchers from University of Malaya…

The impact of parental absence in rural China [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Children without any parent at home score much lower on primary school exams than children with one or both parents, which can hinder future prospects. One in every three children…

The writing on the wall

Did humans speak through cave art? New paper links ancient drawings and language’s origins. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests…

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

Study finds engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than “dumping words” on them. CAMBRIDGE, MA — A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income…

Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems

Examination of facial-analysis software shows error rate of 0.8 percent for light-skinned men, 34.7 percent for dark-skinned women. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–Three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both…

Innovation as the key to hotels’ survival

Study advises small and medium hotels in Mauritius to embrace new technologies and cultivate new clienteles. Small and medium sized hotels in Mauritius must adopt innovative business models in order…

Eradicating Child Marriage

Child marriage is a global issue affecting various countries, religions and ethnicities. In this Asia Research News 2018 feature article, researchers from Malaysia and UK spoke to 7,500 women to…

Street signs

Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir…

Indian’s ‘revolution’ inspired by Bolsheviks, spurred on by Britain plundering the Sub-Continent’s wealth, according to new academic article

As Russia’s revolution celebrates its centenary, Dr Kalim Siddiqui draws comparisons with India’s push for independence. The centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia has led to widespread debate about…

Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists

In his new book, political scientist Richard Nielsen proposes a “blocked ambition” hypothesis. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — What turns people into radical jihadist clerics? A new book by an MIT political scientist…