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Field of ‘Sexting’ Research Finds Little to Worry About

A recent analysis of research into how so-called “sexting” may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity – but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.
22-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

A recent study finds that “moral enhancement technologies” – which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior – are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.
16-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Use Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells to Regulate Blood Sugar

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Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48...
8-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Models That Forecast Impact of Government Spending Are Easily Manipulated

Economists have found that the most widely used model for predicting how U.S. government spending affects gross domestic product (GDP) can be rigged using theoretical assumptions to control forecasts.
4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens

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Scientists have identified a “princess pheromone” that tells an ant colony when a larva is preparing to become a queen.
3-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kids’ Wildlife Preferences Differ From Island to Mainland

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When asked to name their favorite wildlife, Bahamian children chose feral cats, dogs and pigs - invasive species that can be more damaging in an island environment. However, island kids chose a wider variety of favorite species - including birds,...
27-Mar-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey: Corporate Risks Rising – but Risk Management Efforts Not Keeping Pace

New research finds most executives see risks increasing in both number and complexity – but those same executives say their organizations’ risk management efforts may not be staying abreast of those risks.
16-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crowdfunding Innovation: It’s Backers – Not Money Raised – That Predicts Market Success

Research finds that the number of backers a new product attracts during crowdfunding predicts the financial success of the product when it reaches the marketplace – but the amount of money raised during crowdfunding does not.
7-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Clean Air Regulation, Automobile Emissions Expert Can Discuss Volkswagen Scandal, Emissions Testing

24-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Experts Offer Insight Into Key Issues in 2014 Midterm Elections, Including Race, Gender, and the Economy

11-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Offers Insight on History of Labor Day and How Workers Are Faring in Post-Recession Recovery

19-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions for the Holidays

13-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST

Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night

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Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.
6-Dec-2011 7:35 AM EST

Food-Safety Expert Can Offer Tips For Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your...
9-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST

Expert Can Discuss Importance Of Labor Day During Recession, Election Year

As American workers are faced with the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, how are they faring this Labor Day? What role might organized labor play, or not play, in the upcoming fall 2010 elections?
30-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Experts Can Offer Insight On Haiti Disaster

The eyes of the world are now focused on Haiti, and the effects of the recent earthquake disaster on the island nation are still unfolding. North Carolina State University researchers can help explain what happened, what may happen next, and what it...
13-Jan-2010 3:30 PM EST

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