UW researchers have developed a smartphone app that uses sonar to monitor someone's breathing rate and sense when an opioid overdose has occurred.
– University of Washington
Science Translational Medicine
– Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and...
– Michigan State University
Journal of Behavior Addictions Embargo expired on 10-Jan-2019 at 03:00 ET
A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called “fake news” sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65, finds a...
– New York University
Science Advances Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2019 at 14:00 ET
Growing up in a community without banks has a long-term effect on credit, according to a new Iowa State study. Researchers found individuals who grow up in “financial deserts” are slow to apply for credit and have lower credit scores and more del...
– Iowa State University
Journal of Financial Economics (forthcoming)
The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change.
“This has important implications for how political dialogu...
– University at Buffalo
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly,
Giving your child extra time on the iPad for good behaviour may not be the best idea according to a new University of Guelph study.
– University of Guelph
Studies: Elevated blood lead level in early childhood associated with increased risk of academic problems in school-aged children
– Case Western Reserve University
The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From ...
– Washington University in St. Louis
Changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups and perceptions among adolescents.
– University of Illinois at Chicago
Journal of Adolescent Research
n science, the "Mona Lisa Effect" refers to the impression that the eyes of the person portrayed in an image seem to follow the viewer as they move in front of the picture.
– Bielefeld University
London, January 8, 2019 - As social networking activity has become pervasive, researchers have been taking a closer look at its impact on our psychological and physical health. A new study published in the journal Heliyon examines how Facebook users ...
Researchers at the George Washington University gained important insights into how the human brain processes information and allocates attention. Their study, “Attention Scales According to Inferred Real-World Object Size,” shows people pay atten...
– George Washington University
Nature Human Behavior; BCS-1534823
Longevity is heritable, but that primarily applies to persons from families where multiple members are among the top 10 percent survivors of their birth cohort. The key to a long life can probably be found in the genes of these families. These are th...
– University of Utah
White people and non-black minorities have a harder time telling the difference between genuine and fake smiles on black faces than they do on white faces, a problem black people don’t have, according to research published by the American Psycholog...
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
In the era of Google and Facebook, people may believe that exchanging ever-more information will foster better-informed opinions and perspectives when the reality is people are making snap judgments without even begin aware of it.
– University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary Clinton, according to a study published online today in Educational ...
– American Educational Research Association (AERA) Embargo expired on 09-Jan-2019 at 00:00 ET
With the help of his advisor, an APS intern worked to develop an automated system at the 1-ID beamline that can collect X-ray data and reduce the need for human intervention.
– Argonne National Laboratory
In commemoration of the centennial of the World War I, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sequoyah National Research Center has published the website “American Indians in World War I” in partnership with the United States World War I C...
– University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sophie Ladd, an assistant professor of teaching and learning at UNLV, encourages teachers to bring culturally-diverse children's literature and chapter books into their classrooms in order to promote empathy and conversation around difficult topics. ...
– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
A new method of drawing electoral districts that combines game theory and the word game “Ghost” could result in maps that are more demographically representative, according to two mathematicians.
– Ohio State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees member Jeffrey L. Kodosky, a member of the Rensselaer Class of 1970, has been named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF).
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
SPOKANE, Wash. — Deena J. González, Ph.D., former associate provost for faculty affairs and professor in the department of Chicana/o, Latina/o studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has been named provost and senior vice president ...
– Gonzaga University
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of executive officer of the nonprofit Council on Undergraduate Research.
– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
The University of California San Diego will soon be home to a fire station, after the San Diego City Council approved construction of the much-needed facility during its Jan. 8 meeting. The fire station, a first for the campus, will be built as a par...
– University of California San Diego
Wellesley College’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs is hosting some of the world’s most influential thinkers—including Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein, Judy Woodruff, John Podesta, Bill Reilly, and Madeleine Albright hersel...
– Wellesley College