News Clips for Dec. 18, 2018

When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds

Report card day can provoke anxiety and dread among students. It may also lead some of them to fear for their physical well-being. A new study found a nearly fourfold increase in confirmed reports of child abuse on the Saturdays immediately after the distribution of report cards at Florida public schools.

Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

For four decades, Nalini Nadkarni has studied cloud forest in the Costa Rican town of Monteverde. In that time, global warming has wrought big changes–and now threatens to dry out the area’s lush hanging gardens for good

Child abuse climbs after students receive Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the specific day kids got their grades.

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