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By the Numbers: American Youth Increasingly Exposed to Extremist Messages Online, Virginia Tech Expert Says

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UCI Logs Second-Highest Research Funding Total in Fiscal 2016-17

University of California, Irvine researchers received more than $378 million in grants and contract funding for fiscal 2016-17, the second-highest total in campus history.

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WashU Expert: Opioid Emergency Needs Science-Based Solutions

President Donald Trump declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency is an important statement and first step toward admitting a problem, said an expert on opioid addiction at Washington University in St. Louis, while warning that without science-informed solutions and plans of action, the epidemic will worsen.The nation has seen three drug epidemics, said David Patterson Silver Wolf, associate professor at the Brown School and an expert on substance use disorder treatment services.

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Binge-Watching 'the Walking Dead?' You Might Feel Like a Zombie Yourself

Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like "The Walking Dead" or "Game of Thrones," but it comes at a price.

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Intoxication Increases Risk for Heavy Drinkers to Commit Violence Against Intimate Partner, Study Finds

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Intoxicated, heavy drinkers have a tendency to act rashly in response to negative emotions, which can intensify the risk for intimate partner aggression, according to a study by Georgia State University and Purdue University.

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New Scholarships Support the Liberal Arts

Parkersburg, W.Va. native Charles Beorn arrived at West Virginia University in 1959 for his freshman year of college with only one goal in mind—going to medical school.

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Virtual Detectives Use Social Media to Study Global Fashion Trends

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Each day billions of photographs are uploaded to photo-sharing services and social media platforms, and Cornell University computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze this visual treasure trove through deep-learning methods. Kavita Bala, professor of computer science; Noah Snavely, associate professor computer science at Cornell Tech; and Kevin Matzen have released their results in a new paper, “StreetStyle: Exploring world-wide clothing styles from millions of photos.”

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Secret to Happiness May Include More Unpleasant Emotions

People may be happier when they feel the emotions they desire, even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger or hatred, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Are Your Tweets Feeling Well?

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Study finds opinion and emotion in tweets change when you get sick, a method public health workers could use to track health trends.

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"Getting to 80%” on Energy Cutbacks Cannot Occur Unless Behaviors Change

California’s plan to cut energy consumption by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be achieved with current proposed policy changes because most solutions focus on changing technologies rather than changing behavior, a new UC Davis study suggests.







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