“…wider access to resources likely afforded by the more affluent may lead to differences in a child’s brain structure”

“Specifically: among children from the lowest-income families, small differences in income were associated with relatively large differences in surface area in a number of regions of the brain associated with skills important for academic success, ” Conversely, among children from higher-income families, incremental increases in income level were associated with much smaller differences in surface […]

Astronomers Debate: “How Long Can a Technology-Based Civilization Last?” (Weekend Feature)   “We have no idea how long a technological civilization like our own can last,” says University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank. “Is it 200 years, 500 years or 50,000 years? Answering this question is at the root of all our concerns about the […]