This roundup of research focuses on border barriers — what they are, why they have become popular, whether they actually help countries control their borders and how they impact the environment and local communities.
Ten academic studies were chosen from about 9,000 nominations to win a 2018 Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of the Nobel Prize. The studies featured topics such as smelling flies in wine and using voodoo dolls to deal with abusive bosses.
We spotlight research on working moms. Overall, the research suggests maternal employment has little impact on kid's behavior and academic achievement over the short term and may have long-term benefits.