Does anyone here have a subscription to New Scientist? I would love to see some juicy quotes pulled out of here. Curious what it says.

  • metta

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    Nov 30, 2017 7:28 PM GMT
    Does anyone here have a subscription to New Scientist? I would love to see some juicy quotes pulled out of here. Curious what it says.


    How changing families are affecting our children’s well-being

    Finally, studies on different kinds of families – including those with gay and single parents – are showing us what really matters
    [url]https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631540-200-how-changing-families-are-affecting-our-childrens-well-being/?campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-[/url]
  • bro4bro

    Posts: 1908

    Nov 30, 2017 9:34 PM GMT
    I used to love reading New Scientist - when I worked for Exxon's research labs their library had a subscription and I'd jump on it every week. Haven't seen the magazine in years. It was truly what Scientific American pretends and miserably fails to be - a magazine by and for scientifically oriented people that never dumbed down its material or pandered to popular trends. I hope it's maintained its high standards.

    They had some incredibly funny one-panel comics. Here's the two I remember best:

    At a cocktail party, an upper class twit says to a professorial-looking guy, "If God intended me to understand science, he would have given me some brains."

    At the Ministry for Aid to Underdeveloped Countries, a bureaucrat tells a Third World-looking guy, "Sorry, we're all out of funds... but I can let you have a couple quarts of Nobel Laureate sperm."
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    Jan 14, 2018 7:59 AM GMT
    "The longest-running studies, following lesbian families, show that two female parents are just as likely to raise well-adjusted children as a heterosexual couple is. Although not as extensive, studies on gay father families come to the same conclusion. In the US, several large studies comparing lesbian, gay and heterosexual families have found no differences in parental warmth, child behaviour, the emotional problems experienced by children or their psychosocial adjustment, including anxiety, depression and self-esteem.”
    Gamble, J. (2017, December 2-8 )Modern Families. New Scientist, p. 31.