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Monday, January 28, 2019

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Arts and Humanities


Neanderthal Hunting Spears Could Kill at a Distance

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

– University College London

Nature: Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2019 at 05:00 ET

includes video

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Putting Understudied Terrorists Under a Microscope

According to MSU research, the terror attacks we don't often see on the news – cyberattacks by far-left extremists – are causing more widespread destruction than we know.

– Michigan State University

Terrorism and Political Violence

Kansas State University awarded grant for juvenile justice initiatives

The Kansas State University Juvenile Justice Collaborative has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Advisory Group to work with local communities in developing support systems for youth and families.

– Kansas State University


People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life

Immersive virtual reality (VR) can be remarkably lifelike, but new UBC research has found a yawning gap between how people respond psychologically in VR and how they respond in real life.

– University of British Columbia

Scientific Reports

Study reveals alarming numbers of violent injuries among schoolchildren

Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recently published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Journal of Adolescent Health; CCU409679, CCU609653, CCU915773, U48DP000046, U48DP000057, U48DP000056, U19DP002663, U19DP002664, and U19DP002665.

Relationship expert debunks myths of dating, sex and marriage

How we feel about ourselves and those we love depends in large part on the assumptions and expectations we hold about romantic relationships. It turns out that many of our beliefs about intimate relationships aren't backed up by science. Binghamton U...

Expert Available

– Binghamton University, State University of New York



White Math Teachers Treat Students Differently in Predominantly Black Schools – Highlighting the Need for More Black Teachers

Rutgers study finds disparities in the ways teachers respond to students’ behavioral or academic issues

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Harvard Educational Review

Equipping the next generation for a technological revolution

How do we prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for future success when the problems they will solve have yet to be defined? Meridith Bruozas, the Education Programs and Outreach Division Director at the Department of Energy’s (DO...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Law and Public Policy


UNH Expert Available on Women Leading The Pack For 2020 Presidential Election

Ellen Fitzpatrick, a historian from the University of New Hampshire and author of “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” is available to talk about the arduous road to the White House for women candidates.

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire


NIFLA v. Becerra: A Case of Abortion Rights or Deceptive Speech?

A 2018 Supreme Court case was framed as a debate over abortion rights, but a new analysis led by NYU College of Global Public Health published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that the Court was silent on one of the case’s key issues:...

– New York University

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2019 at 16:00 ET

LifeWire Announcements

New Lab for Virtual and Augmented Reality Experimentation Opens

On the second floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Engineering Center in the heart of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, a room has been created that – not unlike Hogwarts’ Room of Requirement – has the potential to be almost anything.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2019 at 11:00 ET

Congressman John Curtis Becomes the Newest Co-Chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

The Coalition for the Life Sciences, on behalf of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, is pleased to announce Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) as the newest co-chair of the Caucus. He joins Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Steve Stivers (R-OH), an...

– Coalition for the Life Sciences

New master’s degree in anatomy offered, and classes begin in June

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will launch a new master’s degree in anatomical science this summer to help meet the growing need for anatomists in health care programs and courses.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

LifeWire Marketplace

Education Management Solutions (EMS) Takes Learning Out of the Classroom with Innovative Video Management Platform

MEDIASHAREiQ drives learner engagement with easy to manage immersive content. Organize and edit media content with robust search, tag, and comment capabilities plus in-video quizzing, scoring, and polling. Featuring turnkey integration with Blackboar...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Embargo expired on 28-Jan-2019 at 09:05 ET

EMS Launches Telemedicine Simulation Platform for Virtual, Online, Live, and Mobile Medical Training

Telemedicine mitigates clinical staff shortfalls, particularly in remote areas. SIMULATIONiQ is a web based LMS supporting the entire scope of virtual, live, and didactic education. Train as you practice, host, practice and share live telemedicine pa...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Embargo expired on 27-Jan-2019 at 08:05 ET





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