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​Why an Upcoming Appointment Makes Us Less Productive

You’ve got a full hour until your next meeting. But you probably won’t make the most of that time, new research suggests. In a series of eight studies, both in the lab and real life, researchers found that free time seems shorter to people when...
23-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function, Study Finds

New research from The Ohio State University has found that young people with subtle hearing loss – the kind they aren’t even aware of – are putting demands on their brains that typically wouldn’t be seen until later in life.
22-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Buyer Beware: Some Water-Filter Pitchers Much Better at Toxin Removal

Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands’ ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins – which appear during...
17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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​Ohio State’s First Satellite Prepares for Launch

Its name may playfully give homage to a 1980s video arcade game, but the technology on board The Ohio State University’s first satellite -- the CubeRRT -- could be vital for Earth science missions into the future. It is scheduled for launch on May...
16-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

​Not Quite a ‘Double Bind’ for Minority Women in Science

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would particularly disadvantage them....
15-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Pig Virus Found to Be a Potential Threat to Humans

A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about the potential for outbreaks that threaten human and animal health.
10-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Troubling Stats for Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

By federal law passed in 1975, children with intellectual disabilities are supposed to spend as much time as possible in general education classrooms.But a new study suggests that progress toward that goal has stalled.
8-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacterial Toxins Wreak Havoc by Crippling Cellular Infrastructure

Bacterial toxins can wreak mass havoc within cells by shutting down multiple essential functions at once, a new study has found. The discovery could one day open the door to exploring better ways to fight life-threatening infections.
3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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