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Our Aging Scientific Workforce Raises Concerns

The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists at The Ohio State University found that the average age of employed scientists...
23-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cooking Family Meals, Skipping TV During Those Meals Linked to Lower Odds of Obesity

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. But the frequency of family meals doesn’t appear to make much of a difference.
23-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How the Brain Sees the World in 3-D

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We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions.So how does the brain represent 3-D information? In a new study, researchers for the first time have shown how different parts of the...
21-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

At Mealtime, Honey Bees Prefer Country Blossoms to City Blooms

Hungry honey bees appear to favor flowers in agricultural areas over those in neighboring urban areas. The discovery has implications for urban beekeepers and challenges assumptions that farmland and honey bees are incompatible.
14-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Turning Food Waste Into Tires

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Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds...
6-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

To Improve Our Political Climate, Change the Questions We Ask

Our fractured political climate in the United States might be made worse by how we approach difficult problems, researchers say in the journal Science.A team of political scientists suggests rather than asking citizens “What do you want,”...
27-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

War Less Likely Between Nations That Are “Friends of Friends”

Even nations can have friends of friends, a new study has found. Results suggest these indirect relationships have a surprisingly strong ability to prevent major conflicts, and that international military alliances may matter more than we typically...
27-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

NASA’s Journey to Mars Includes Pathways to Learning

A habitation system designed by Ohio State College of Engineering students could make deep space living more healthy and efficient for astronauts on the Journey to Mars. The project is part of NASA’s eXploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab)...
1-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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