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Featured Story:

Smelly Spectacle: Second Corpse Flower Set to Bloom at McMaster

The rare corpse flower, widely known as the world’s smelliest plant, is set to bloom within days at McMaster, one of only a handful in the... (more)

– McMaster University

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People More Likely to Cheat as They Become More Economically Dependent on Their Spouses

Both men and women are more likely to cheat on their spouses the more economically dependent they are on them, according to a new study. (more) (Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2015 at 00:00 ET)

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Science News

28-May-2015

Trending Stories Report for 28 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: income inequality, climate change, genetics, cancer, precision medicine, medical imaging, schizophrenia, research funding, molecular biology and skin cancer.

– Newswise Trends

Arts and Humanities

29-May-2015

Rutgers’ New Jersey International Film Festival Turns 20

New Jersey International Film Festival, based at Rutgers University, has introduced audiences to hundreds of films not seen elsewhere. It celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer.

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– Rutgers University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

01-Jun-2015

People More Likely to Cheat as They Become More Economically Dependent on Their Spouses

Both men and women are more likely to cheat on their spouses the more economically dependent they are on them, according to a new study.

(Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2015 at 00:00 ET)

American Sociological Review, June-2015

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

28-May-2015

Not Making Enough Money? Check Your Attitude

Holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on your income according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

(Embargo expired on 28-May-2015 at 10:00 ET)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Acquiring ‘Perfect’ Pitch May Be Possible for Some Adults

If you’re a musician, this sounds too good to be true: University of Chicago psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training’s effects last for months.

Cognition

– University of Chicago

How Racial Feelings Trump Facts: New Book by Ithaca College Professor Explores Link between Emotions and Contemporary Racial Violence

In matters of the head and heart, emotions often win out over reason. A new book by an Ithaca College professor examines how that human tendency leads many Americans to support racism and discrimination in unconscious ways.

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– Ithaca College

Pop Culture

28-May-2015

Lead the Way to Advanced Data Security; DARPA and voidALPHA Release Monster Proof

In Monster Proof, a new browser-based puzzle game from voidALPHA, players assume the role of a newly crowned ruler of a vast country in a fantasy setting. To win, they use problem-solving skills to answer illustrated mathematical questions. As each level is solved, the game crowd sources the software security process of formal verification.

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– GameDocs

Generate Patterns to be Consumed by a Quantum 3D Printer; Improve Software Security through Gameplay

A decoded message from a distant galaxy provided the plans for a Quantum Mechanical 3D printer in Left Brain Games’ puzzle shooter, Dynamakr. Players feed patterns into the machine to create designs for new devices never seen before on Earth—devices so advanced, they’re like magic. Game play allows non-experts to participate in improving software security in Phase 2 of DARPA’s Verigames project.

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– GameDocs

Smelly Spectacle: Second Corpse Flower Set to Bloom at McMaster

The rare corpse flower, widely known as the world’s smelliest plant, is set to bloom within days at McMaster, one of only a handful in the world to do so this year.

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– McMaster University

Law and Public Policy

28-May-2015

Nuremberg Experience a Legal, Emotional Awakening for Law Students

Creighton University law students are again preparing for a trip to Nuremberg, Germany, site of the trials that brought to justice the Nazi war criminals who perpetrated the Holocaust.

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– Creighton University

University of Utah Professor’s Research an Emerging Voice in “Conflict Minerals” Debate

University of Utah law professor Jeff Schwartz is scheduled to publish new research in Harvard Business Law Review related to regulations intended to decrease the practice of mining minerals from war-torn areas of Congo. Schwartz's ongoing research will examine new data submitted to the SEC on June 1.

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– University of Utah

Law Professor’s New Book Offers Wide-Ranging Tips on Aging and Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

A new book by Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Sharona Hoffman details how people can make sure elderly parents or other relatives get the care they need to maintain fulfilling lifestyles and social ties. It’s also a book about how baby boomers can prepare for their own aging. "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow" (Praeger Publishers, 2015) is a new release as of May.

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– Case Western Reserve University

LifeWire Announcements

Alan Alda Announces Winners of Stony Brook University’s Flame Challenge: Scientist Explained Sleep to 11-Year-Olds

It’s like a superpower, a TV with static, a brain-cleaning system, a study hall, a practice session for video games. Those were just some of the metaphors used to explain sleep by the winners of Stony Brook University’s Flame Challenge contest, announced today by Alan Alda.

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– Stony Brook University

UA Professor Leads Online Teacher Training with Help from Google, NSF

Professor of computer science at The University of Alabama to lead MOOC for nation-wide teacher training in new high school AP course

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– University of Alabama

American University’s Dr. Laura DeNardis Receives Google Research Faculty Award

Professor DeNardis won a prestigious Google Research Award that will fund basic expenses for one graduate student for one year to assist with Internet governance research.

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– American University

UNF Interfaith Center Awards First Interfaith Community Service Scholarship

The University of North Florida Interfaith Center made history when it presented the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award, one of the first interfaith community service scholarships offered by a college or university in the United States, to two UNF seniors.

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– University of North Florida

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