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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Arts and Humanities


Hidden History of Rome Revealed Under World's First Cathedral

Supported throughout by the British School at Rome the team - drawn from Newcastle University, UK, the universities of Florence and Amsterdam and the Vatican Museums - have been able to bring the splendour of successive transformations of the ancient...

– Newcastle University

Current World Archaeology.

Natural Habitats Larger Than Greece Created to Offset Economic Developments

New data has found that natural habitats occupying an area larger than Greece have been created to offset economic developments. This data could eventually provide a basis to help improve our understanding of the benefits of protecting and preserving...

– University of Kent

Nature Sustainability

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Researchers Explore Division of Public Opinion on Black Lives Matter

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas recently examined public opinions about Black Lives Matter, an activist movement founded in 2013 that has gained national attention in subsequent years.

– University of Texas at Dallas

Justice Quarterly

Views of ideal female appearance in China are changing

Young women in China experiencing more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media are also altering their views of female beauty. A new study looks into whether these factors are leading to eating disorders and weight and ...

– University of Delaware

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal


Lack of Sleep Intensifies Anger, Impairs Adaptation to Frustrating Circumstances

Losing just a couple hours of sleep makes you angrier, according to new research. While the results may seem intuitive, the study is one of the first to provide evidence that sleep loss causes anger. It also offers insight on how we adapt to irritati...

– Iowa State University

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Women Sleep Better with Dogs

Research by Canisius College Animal Behaviorist Christy Hoffman, PhD, shows women sleep better with their canine companions

– Canisius College

Anthrozoos, November 2018

Touch Can Produce Detailed, Lasting Memories

Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, durable memories for those objects, even when we don't intend to memorize the object's details, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychol...

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Advanced cancer patients can live longer with palliative care, Tulane study says

Researchers sampled more than 2,000 patients with advanced cancers to examine the impact of outpatient palliative care on patients’ survival and quality of life.

– Tulane University

Annals of Behavioral Science, Nov-2018

The ‘Clean Plate’ Mentality Drives US to Overeat--So Much That We Lie to Ourselves About How Unhealthy It Is. ‘to-Go’ Bags Can Help

We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by Vanderbilt's Kelly Haws.

– Vanderbilt University

Appetite, Vol. 133


The Tragedy of the Commons – Minus the Tragedy

Sometimes, there is no “tragedy” in the tragedy of the commons, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely accepted theory. In an analysis of eight case studies from around the world, researchers found that people can successfully shar...

– Ohio State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 26-Nov-2018 at 15:00 ET

Parents: Take a timeout before you force your child to apologize

Parents who force unremorseful kids to apologize to others before they're truly sorry may do more harm than good.

– University of Michigan

Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

Parents Learn, Babies Talk: How Coaching Moms and Dads Leads to Better Language Skills Among Infants

  When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese” — talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels ...

– University of Washington

Developmental Science

includes video

Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

"Not in front of the kids." It's an age-old plea for parents to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around their children.

– Washington State University




Sketchnoting pushes students to learn, retain information differently – particularly in STEM

Over the last three years, sketchnoting has been introduced to about 1,000 students, faculty and staff across a wide range of disciplines at Iowa State University. This fall, an interdisciplinary research team is studying how this alternative to trad...

– Iowa State University


UCI to Lead National Study on Value of Liberal Arts Education

The University of California, Irvine has been named by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as the national pilot site for an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by the School of Education to study approaches that will increase our understanding of ...

– University of California, Irvine

Pop Culture


What makes the world's fastest marathon shoe so fast?

Five of the six top finishers in this month's New York City Marathon wore a cutting-edge shoe said to reduce the amount of energy required to run by 4 percent. A new study explains how the shoe works and answers some questions raised by critics.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Sports Medicine

includes video

Law and Public Policy


U.S. Senator Booker, Rep. Norcross discuss issues with Rowan student military personnel

United States Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J., 1st District), discussed a range of issues with Rowan student veterans and active military personnel Tuesday during a meeting in the Marketplace dining hall.

– Rowan University

includes video


Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana.

– North Carolina State University

Social Science Quarterly, Nov-2018

LifeWire Announcements

Wiesen named new chair for Department of History

Nationally acclaimed history professor Jonathan Wiesen will join UAB in January 2019.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

25th annual toy drive to brighten the lives of children in the Birmingham community

Holiday partnership between UAB Information Technology and UAB Libraries focuses on community giving and engagement through annual toy drive.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ahna Skop chosen as first recipient of society's Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

Ahna R. Skop, professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Skop will receive a cash award of $5,000 that she can use to advance...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)


UC Santa Cruz receives significant Hunter S. Thompson collection

An 800-volume collection of works by famed author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson has been donated to Special Collections & Archives at UC Santa Cruz.

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

Jani Ingram and Angelina Castagno of Northern Arizona University received an NSF grant to study the ethical issues Indigenous students and professionals experience in STEM fields and the extent to which spiritual beliefs and taboos create barriers to...

– Northern Arizona University

California State University to Extend Fall 2019 Application Period to December 15

With many prospective students, their families and communities facing hardship due to wildfires affecting the entire state, the California State University (CSU) is extending the priority application deadline for fall 2019 admission to December 15.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

LifeWire Marketplace

Cornell begins partnership with university in China

A partnership with a university in China is allowing Cornell College to make connections across the globe and take bigger steps into the international education scene.

– Cornell College





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