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Illustration for news: Young People (Don’t) Like Healthy Lifestyle

Young People (Don’t) Like Healthy Lifestyle

University-age students in large cities show little concern for their health and do little to care for themselves. This is the finding of a survey conducted in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Perm.

Illustration for news: Scholars Investigate How Mirror Activity Works

Scholars Investigate How Mirror Activity Works

A team of researchers from Germany and Russia have demonstrated that long contraction of muscles in one hand increases involuntary reaction of the other one. Meanwhile, the time between muscle contractions in both hands decreases. The results of the study have been published in the paper ‘Inverse relationshipbetween amplitude and latency of physiological mirror activity during repetitive isometric contractions’ in Neuroscience.

Illustration for news: Emotions from Touch: What Textures Bring Happiness, and What Cause Anger

Emotions from Touch: What Textures Bring Happiness, and What Cause Anger

Touching different types of surfaces may incur certain emotions. This was the conclusion made by psychologists in a recent empirical study. Previously, emotional perception was generally studied in relation to visual and audial modalities.

Illustration for news: People Are Healthier Now: The Way the Russian Population Feels

People Are Healthier Now: The Way the Russian Population Feels

Russians have been estimating their general health as better over recent years, and life expectancy has been growing. Meanwhile, Russia is still falling behind EU countries according to this indicator. Alexander Ramonov, researcher from the HSE Institute of Demography, studied the reasons for this.

Illustration for news: Fighting Academic Failures: How to Prevent Underachievement at School

Fighting Academic Failures: How to Prevent Underachievement at School

Children from undereducated, low-income families face a greater risk of poor academic performance. But schools are capable of decreasing these risks. Experts from the Center of Social and Economic School Development at the HSE Institute of Education have studiedinternational experience in addressing these challenges.

Illustration for news: Russian Scientists Discover One of the Mechanisms of Water Formation on the Moon

Russian Scientists Discover One of the Mechanisms of Water Formation on the Moon

The results of recent study conducted by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the agency’s automatic interplanetary station, show the existence of a ‘permafrost’ near the poles of the Moon with a relatively high content of water ice (up to 5% by weight). It is believed that water ice could supply a life support system for the future Russian Lunar Station and that it could also produce hydrogen-oxygen fuel for flights into deep space.

Illustration for news: Russia’s Middle Class: Who Are Its Members and How Do They Spend Their Money?

Russia’s Middle Class: Who Are Its Members and How Do They Spend Their Money?

The HSE Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards studied the dynamics of the middle class and its behaviour with regard to paid services. The study was based on data drawn from the HSE Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE) for the years 2000 to 2017, and the results were presented at the 20th April International Academic Conference hosted by HSE.

Illustration for news: Mapping HIV: The Russian Cities that Suffer from the Highest HIV Mortality Rates

Mapping HIV: The Russian Cities that Suffer from the Highest HIV Mortality Rates

In Russia today, HIV infection rates have stabilized, but mortality rates in a number of Russian regions have increased. Most affected by the disease are cities in the Middle Volga region, the Urals, Western Siberia and the Baikal region. In these areas, the number of HIV deaths exceeds the national average, and the disease is gradually spreading from the cities to more rural areas, according to HSE demographers Aleksei Shchur and Sergey Timonin at the XX April International Research Conference.

Illustration for news: We Demand It! Make it Happen. Help! Examining Population and Power through the Lens of Online Petitions

We Demand It! Make it Happen. Help! Examining Population and Power through the Lens of Online Petitions

Over 40% of online petitions started by residents of central Russia get results. In the Far East, this is the case with only 2% of online petitions, while in the regions of the North Caucasus it is even less. Nadezhda Radina and Daria Krupnaya studied the willingness of authorities and businesses to respond to citizens’ digital activism based on data from the Change.org platform. Their research will appear in a forthcoming article in an upcoming issue of the journal, POLIS. Political Studies.

Illustration for news: Odds of Success: How Engagement in Student Clubs Helps Undergraduates Find Good Employment

Odds of Success: How Engagement in Student Clubs Helps Undergraduates Find Good Employment

The more a student engages with various activities on campus, the higher their odds of success post-graduation. According to a study by HSE researchers, not only academic but also research and social engagement, such as participation in student organisations and events, can be linked to the development of critical thinking skills which are essential for general wellbeing as well as career advancement.