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Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a “cognitive overload” that interferes with learning and retaining what you’ve just seen.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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Victorian Age Technology Can Improve Virtual Reality, Stanford-Dartmouth Study Finds

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Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to profoundly impact our society, but the technologies have a few bugs to work out to better simulate realistic visual experience. Now, researchers at Dartmouth College and Stanford University have discovered that "monovision" -- a simple technique borrowed from ophthalmology that dates to the monocle of the Victorian Age - can improve user performance in virtual reality environments.

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Yahoo Should Expand News Content, Not Tabloid Material

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Some Users Hit ‘Delete’ After Pledging Charitable Donations Online, Johns Hopkins Study Shows

Do charitable campaigns conducted on social media platforms actually “click” with the public? A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University suggests that such campaigns can draw the attention of social media users but not always their commitment to donate money.

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Expert Available to Discuss ISIS Recruiting Videos

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Northwestern University professor of screenwriting David E. Tolchinsky is available to comment on the emotional and physical power of ISIS recruiting videos.

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Why Sexual Harassment Is Worse Than Other Types of Abuse Online

While many women gamers can shrug off much of the name-calling and abuse they receive while playing online video games, sexual harassment sticks with them even when they’re offline.

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Speeding Recovery From Cyber-Induced Blackouts, Teaching with 'Big Data', Security Breach in 3-D Printing Process, and more in the Cybersecurity News Source

Speeding Recovery From Cyber-Induced Blackouts, Teaching with 'Big Data', Security Breach in 3-D Printing Process, and more in the Newswise Cybersecurity News Source.

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Banning Words on Instagram Doesn’t Help – It Makes It Worse

A new Georgia Tech study finds that Instagram’s decision to ban certain words commonly used by pro-eating disorder (pro-ED) communities has produced an unintended effect. The use of those terms decreased when they were censored in 2012. But users adapted by simply making up new, almost identical words, driving up participation and support within pro-ED groups by as much as 30 percent.

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What Going Viral Looked Like 120 Years Ago

Researchers have launched U.S. News Map, a database of more than 10 million newspaper pages that is helping researchers see history with spatial information that hadn’t been available before. Using digitized newspaper articles and cutting-edge search technology, the project is helping researchers see the nation’s history in new ways.

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Social Media Face Threats Affect Relationships; Communication Helps

Impression management refers to an individual's deliberate efforts to control or influence other people's perceptions. Sometimes impression management occurs in reaction to face threats: unfavorable incidents that undercut a person's ability to cultivate and maintain a desirable self-image on social networking sites (SNSs).

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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.