Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.
– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
Chemistry Professor Tom Savage tells an epic tale of early California and a Mormon couple.
– California State University, Sacramento
Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
– Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center
The lost Spanish fort San Marcos, founded in 1577 at the town of Santa Elena by Pedro Menedez Marquez, has been found on present-day Parris Island in South Carolina by a pair of archaeologists.
– University of South Carolina
Journal of Archeology Science Reports
A new study suggests that financial factors, including couples’ overall resources and wives’ ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is couples’ division of labor — paid and unpaid — that is associated with the risk of divorce.
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
American Sociological Review, Aug-2016 Embargo expired on 28-Jul-2016 at 00:00 ET
New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offer long-term benefits.
– Princeton University
Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when the alarm clock goes off. Baylor University sleep expert Michael Scullin, Ph.D., offers ways to make the transition.
– Baylor University
New research from the University of Warwick highlights why it’s vital for police to disguise distinctive features in line-ups.
– University of Warwick
An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.
– Durham University
Earlier this year, France passed a labor reform law that banned checking emails on weekends. New research--to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management--suggests other countries might do well to follow suit, for the sake of employee health and productivity.
– Lehigh University
Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.
– Johns Hopkins University
Neuropsychologia, Aug-2016; EY026042; DGE 0549379
You don’t have to get married to settle down and leave behind your wild ways – you just have to expect to get married soon.
– Ohio State University
Journal of Marriage and Family
Grimm statistics on homicides in Chicago
– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Rising political polarization, incivility and violence have led many people to ask, “What on earth is going on in America?” In the keynote address at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention, renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, PhD, will talk about how recent trends – including the growth of right-wing populist movements, the decline of trust in institutions and the increasingly divisive role of immigration in America and Europe – can be understood by drawing on psychology and other social sciences. Haidt will discuss how these trends threaten liberal democracies and will explain how the 21st century should be the century of social science.
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Well designed and executed emergency warnings can save lives, so risk experts are urging steps to create the most effective warnings for hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards.
– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Embargo expired on 26-Jul-2016 at 08:30 ET
New research sheds light on what’s going on inside our heads as we decide whether to take a risk or play it safe. Scientists located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process. The work could lead to treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders that involve misjudging risk, such as problem gambling and anxiety disorders.
– Washington University in St. Louis
The Journal of Neuroscience Embargo expired on 26-Jul-2016 at 17:00 ET
Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’
– University of Western Ontario
Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality
– University of Stirling
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
If there are crumbs on your desk from countless lunches spent responding to emails and attending to other job-related responsibilities, it may be time to clean up and take a step back.
– University of Florida
Psychology, Health & Medicine
University of Iowa researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. Read on to learn how new parents can contribute to their study.
– University of Iowa
A new University of Delaware survey finds that 46% of registered voters would vote for Hillary Clinton and 42% would vote for Donald Trump, if the presidential election were being held today. Almost half of all respondents (47%) say they feel “disgusted” about the Republican Party’s nomination of Trump.
– University of Delaware
A new study examines the influence of technology in job interviews.
– George Washington University
A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal safety compared to students in schools without GSAs.
– Vanderbilt University
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study in Frontiers in Psychology has found.
Frontiers in Psychology
From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long. Insulting, threatening or derogatory comments are commonplace in today's digital world. The potential consequences of such virtual witch-hunts - whether justified or otherwise - include a loss of reputation, resignations, losing one's job, social isolation or falling share prices. Predominant opinion suggests that it is the supposed online anonymity which decreases the inhibitions of trolls on the internet.
– University of Zurich
Some of Clarkson University’s entering Ph.D. candidates, facing the role of serving as teaching assistants, are entering a ground-breaking pilot training program, which could be a model for all of higher education.
– Clarkson University
Relatively little physical evidence exists of the early occupants and fascinating history of Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, A Northern Michigan University summer archaeology field school is gradually filling that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.
– Northern Michigan University
When a 62-year-old visually impaired woman expressed an interest in learning to hit a ball off a tee for a Leader Dogs for the Blind charity golf tourney, an NMU student was eager to accept the challenge.
– Northern Michigan University
At a time when the video game industry has come under scrutiny for its low level of female employment and how women are depicted in its products, a new Indiana University study finds that sexualization of female primary game characters actually may be less than before.
– Indiana University
As the first female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has secured a place in U.S. history. Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency", and professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is available for comment on Clinton’s quest for the presidency and can talk about how her campaign is part a longer journey for women in the United States to break "The Highest Glass Ceiling".Expert(s) available
– University of New Hampshire
After analyzing more than 20 years of Monday Night Football viewership, researchers at the University of Iowa have developed an optimization model that shows how its schedules could be improved despite the uncertainty that schedule makers face.
– University of Iowa
A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed to provide transparency of the state’s justice system and inform public policy.
– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today its July Autoimmune Heroes.
– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
University of California San Diego friend and supporter, Conrad Prebys died on Sunday, July 24, following a battle with cancer. The San Diego philanthropist and businessman was 82.
– University of California, San Diego
The National Science Foundation has awarded Sacramento State a five-year, $1.9 million grant to help 20 middle school and high school teachers become education leaders in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines.
– California State University, Sacramento
Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, was officially sworn in as the sixth President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in a small ceremony on the University campus today.
– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
Twenty-six students from the Shawnee neighborhood who are participating in the 1+1=U Summer Youth Enrichment Program visited the UofL Health Sciences Center Wednesday, July 20, to learn about sports medicine, healthy habits and steps to a career in health care.
– University of Louisville