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Monday, June 22, 2015

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Changing Faces: We Can Look More Trustworthy, But Not More Competent

We can alter our facial features in ways that make us look more trustworthy, but don’t have the same ability to appear more competent, a team... (more) (Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2015 at 12:00 ET)

– New York University

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Stress in Low-Income Families Can Affect Children’s Learning

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive... (more)

– University of Rochester

Science News

19-Jun-2015

Newswise Staff Picks

The best news, curated by Newswise editors

– Newswise Recommends

Trending Stories Report for 19 June 2015

Topics include: treating advanced skin cancer, big data and bioenergy, cancer research, 10 reasons to eat quinoa, sleep issues in the nursing field, advances in cancer surgery, genes for sleep, brain receptor for cocaine addiction, and nano imaging on insect adaptations.

– Newswise Trends

18-Jun-2015

Trending Stories Report for 18 June 2015

Topics include: A bioengineered patch to improve stem cell therapy for heart patients, Antacid meds raise risk of C. Diff. bacteria infection in kids, nutrition, new treatments for aggressive breast cancer, lab tests, genetic risks.

– Newswise Trends

Social and Behavioral Sciences

22-Jun-2015

If You Demonstrate that “Black Lives Matter,” Others Will Too

New research finds observing a white American engage in small nonverbal acts such as smiling more often, making eye contact for longer periods of time, and standing in closer proximity to a black American makes the observer less prone to racial biases.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

19-Jun-2015

Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire

For the first time, researchers from the University of North Florida and the University of Sheffield, U.K., have discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies.

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Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, June-2015

– University of North Florida

18-Jun-2015

Changing Faces: We Can Look More Trustworthy, But Not More Competent

We can alter our facial features in ways that make us look more trustworthy, but don’t have the same ability to appear more competent, a team of NYU psychology researchers has found.

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Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

– New York University

Stress in Low-Income Families Can Affect Children’s Learning

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester.

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– University of Rochester

Encyclical Opens New Theological, Scientific Dialogue on Climate Change

Creighton University experts say Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment is a moral document calling for education and action.

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– Creighton University

Education

18-Jun-2015

The Secret to Successful Kids? Hard Working Parents

Parents take out second mortgages, give up jobs and liquidate their retirement savings to help their young athletes, musicians and writers reach top competitive levels

Roeper Review

– University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pre-Lecture Diagrams Help Students Take Better Notes, Learn More

Lecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting material in advance of the lecture can help them overcome these hurdles, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition

– Washington University in St. Louis

FEMMES Encourages Middle-School Girls to Acquire Coding Skills

Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES) is introducing computer science and teaching coding skills to middle school girls in a series of entertaining and hands-on activities that continue throughout the year.

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– University of Chicago

Law and Public Policy

18-Jun-2015

Upcoding Inflates Medicare Costs in Excess of $2 Billion Annually

Medicare, which is already the costliest public health insurance program in the world, is costing taxpayers an excess of $2 billion annually because of a practice called “upcoding” in private Medicare Advantage plans, according to research by an economist at The University of Texas at Austin.

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National Bureau of Economic Research

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LifeWire Announcements

NCI Funds $3.1M Fred Hutch Clinical Trial of a Smoking-Cessation Smartphone App

Dr. Jonathan Bricker, a behavioral scientist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, has received a $3.1 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a randomized, controlled clinical trial of SmartQuit, a smoking-cessation smartphone app.

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– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

“We Are HeForShe”: Stony Brook University Commits to Take Action for Gender Equality

Following IMPACT 10x10x10’s launch earlier this year, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD today announced that he has joined UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion, making Stony Brook University one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. This work will be done in partnership with UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. On Sept. 20, 2014, UN Women introduced HeForShe, which aims to mobilize one billion men and boys in support of gender equality.

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– Stony Brook University

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Announces Dr. Elena Carbone as 2015 Recipient of the Mid-Career Award in Nutrition Education

Dr. Carbone’s passion for education in the field of nutrition has led to her success in many avenues. From teaching and training to research and grant activity, she has continuously made significant contributions to the mission of SNEB.

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– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

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