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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water, “Shark Week” Tells Us Otherwise, Says IU Media School Professor

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Research by Indiana University Media School researcher Jessica Gall Myrick examines how clips from the Discovery Channel's popular “Shark Week” programs influence our fear of Great Whites and other sharks.
30-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Special Issue of Journal of American History Explores the ‘Carceral State’

In a special issue of the Journal of American History, historians explore the forces that led to mass incarceration in the U.S. and its implications for urban spaces, politics, distribution of government resources, race, gender and other factors of...
29-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

The Fear You Experience Playing Video Games Is Real, and You Enjoy It, IU Study Finds

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With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana University's...
29-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

A microRNA May Provide Therapy Against Pancreatic Cancer

Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports.
25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Belief in 'Free Will' May Give Conservatives an Edge for Self-Control

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A psychology study from Indiana University and others in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests conservatives may display a greater aptitude for certain aspects of self-control.
22-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

IU Biologists Find Mistletoe Species Lacks Genes Found in All Other Complex Organisms

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The discovery was made during an analysis of a species of mistletoe whose apparent ability to survive without key genes involved in energy production could make it one of the most unusual plants on Earth.
22-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Not-So-Guilty Pleasure: Viewing Cat Videos Boosts Energy and Positive Emotions

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If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think, according to research from The Media School at Indiana University.
18-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Indiana University Scientists Create Computational Algorithm for Fact-Checking

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Network scientists at Indiana University have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking.
17-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

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