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Iowa State Challenges Students to Turn Back Cyber Attacks, Keep Lights on, Water Running

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Teams of students will work eight straight hours to protect a simulated city's power and water utilities from cyber attackers. It’s all part of the country’s first Cyber-Physical System Cyber Defense Competition at Iowa State University on Saturday, Feb. 13.

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Are You Facebook Dependent?

New study findings reveal user trends.

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National Survey: Public Still Against Life in the Internet “Fast Lanes"

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As a federal court considers new rules on Internet service, a study by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication shows most people still oppose Internet “fast lanes.” The study also shows Americans are reluctant to give the federal government power to regulate “net neutrality.”

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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Access to the Internet Makes Us Less Willing to Say We Know Things

People are less willing to rely on their knowledge and say they know something when they have access to the Internet, suggesting that our connection to the web is affecting how we think.

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Study: Text Messages That End in a Period Seen as Less Sincere

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A team of researchers led by Celia Klin, associate professor of psychology and associate dean at Binghamton University’s Harpur College, recruited 126 Binghamton undergraduates, who read a series of exchanges that appeared either as text messages or as handwritten notes. Based on the participants’ responses, text messages that ended with a period were rated as less sincere than text messages that did not end with a period.

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Sale of Yahoo’s Internet Business Would Be Premature

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Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to Receive Award

Boise State University's Frank Church institute will Honor Secretary Panetta with the frank and Bethine Church Award for public service on jan. 18.

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Marginalized Groups Use the Internet to Broaden Their Networks, Rather Than Reinforce Ties

A new research study from Indiana University supports the commonly held view that people from disadvantaged groups are using the Internet to broaden their social networks. Those who are from racially or educationally advantaged groups depend more on face-to-face interactions and use the Internet to reinforce their connections with others.

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Email, Text or Web Portal? New Study Probes Patients’ Preferences for Receiving Test Results

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The results of common medical tests are sometimes delivered to patients by email, letters or voice mail, but are these the most preferred methods? According to one of the first studies to look at this question, the answer is no.

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MSU Researchers Examine Twitter Use During Major Weather Events

Two Mississippi State researchers continue work on a two-year study of how social media may be better applied during extreme weather events that disrupt normal communication channels.The investigation by John F. Edwards and Somya Mohanty began in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the deadliest and most destructive storm of the 2012 Atlantic season and second-costliest hurricane in United States history.

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Heavy Internet Use May Put Teens at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In a study published in the Journal of School Nursing, researchers found that teens who spent at least 14 hours a week on the Internet had elevated blood pressure.

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Warning Labels Should Be Introduced to Prevent Digital Addiction

Labels and messages could encourage responsible use of digital devices and raise awareness of potential side effects.

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Psychology Research Links Distress to Perceived Internet Pornography Addiction

A study of Internet pornography users suggests a person’s own feeling of being addicted to online pornography drives mental health distress, not the pornography itself. Researcher Joshua Grubbs, a doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Psychological Sciences, said the finding adds a fresh perspective to commonly held concerns that Internet pornography can be a threat to mental health. The research, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, suggests that feeling addicted to Internet pornography is associated with depression, anger, and anxiety, but that actual use of pornography is not.

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Holiday Travel Forecast and Live Press Conference with Researcher

At 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10 the Airline Quality Report will be presented live and reporters will be able to engage with one of the study's co-authors.

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Study Uses Internet and Social Media to Show How Fracking Documentary Influenced Public Perception and Political Change

A University of Iowa (UI) sociologist and his co-researchers are the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.

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To Email or Not to Email? For Those in Love, It's Better Than Leaving a Voice Message

In her hit single, Carly Rae Jepsen may have sung, "Here's my number, so call me maybe." But according to a new research study from Indiana University, she might be more successful in finding love if she asked him to send her an email. The research, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that, in this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message.

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Sexting and Internet Safety Climb Top 10 List of Health Concerns for Children Across the U.S.

Sexting and Internet safety climb higher on the public’s list of major health concerns for children across the U.S.

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Doctor Google: How Age and Other Factors Influence Online Health Information Searches

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making aims to evaluate the types of search strategies that Internet users adopt when trying to solve a complicated health problem.