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08-Mar-2019


Fourth-year College Students Benefit from Less Permissive Parental Attitudes Toward Alcohol Use

Although parents have an important influence on drinking among students during their first year of college, there is limited research addressing whether parenting later in college has a similar effect. Researchers followed 1,429 students at three la...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 08-Mar-2019 at 10:00 ET

Arts and Humanities

07-Mar-2019


The Conversation: Higher, Further, Faster: Marvel’s First Female Cinematic Superhero

When the Captain Marvel movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, it will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film and many people will be lined up to see this much anticipated flick and to enjoy one of Captain...

– University of Manitoba

Social and Behavioral Sciences

11-Mar-2019


For Infants, Distinguishing Between Friends and Strangers Is a Laughing Matter

Infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between friends and that between strangers, finds a new study. The results suggest that the ability to detect the nature of social relationships is instilled early in human infancy, possibly ...

– New York University

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 11-Mar-2019 at 06:00 ET


Study: To protect their good moods, people play it safe

What does it take to stay in a good mood? In short: Once happy, steer clear of choices that could invite in negative feelings. According to new research from Case Western Reserve University, people become protective of their good moods—and avoid...

– Case Western Reserve University

Frontiers of Psychology

08-Mar-2019


Are Human Brains Vulnerable to Voice Morphing Attacks?

UAB researchers examine how the human brain deciphers the difference between legitimate speakers versus synthesized speakers.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

07-Mar-2019


Gay and lesbian spaces in the city becoming more diverse, not going away

Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found.

– University of British Columbia

City and Community


Trading Cryptocurrency Is Problematic For Regular Gamblers, Rutgers Study Says

First study of its kind suggests cryptocurrency trading appeals to people struggling with gambling

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Addictive Behaviors Volume 92, May 2019

Education

08-Mar-2019


More Than a Single Answer: Problem Solving Skills and Qualities Students Need to Be Ready for the Jobs of the Future

Testing an accepted belief knowing it can be disproved at any time is the foundation of science and scientific discovery. The process relies on people being curious; exploring deeply by asking challenging, even probing questions in order to find answ...

– Nord Anglia Education

07-Mar-2019


Blockchain in Bloom: New Initiative Drives Research Grants, Incubator, Courses

Bosun Adebaki, MBA 19, will spend time this spring researching the merits of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), a form of digital money that’s being tested by governments and central banks worldwide. His goal is to determine how central banks ca...

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Law and Public Policy

07-Mar-2019


Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

As long as democracy has existed, there have been democracy skeptics -- from Plato warning of mass rule to contemporary critics claiming authoritarian regimes can fast-track economic programs.

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Journal of Political Economy


The power of one country to influence treaty ratification

New research shows just how powerful the United States’ and other countries’ influence can be on persuading other nations to ratify international treaties.

– Ohio State University

PLOS ONE

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs


Women Can Protect Our World's Outstanding Places

Women’s contributions are integral to the Global Heritage Fund and the heritage sector as a whole. When we focus on their work and their voices, we gain an immeasurable richness in perspective that would otherwise be lost. When we bring women to th...

– Global Heritage Fund

LifeWire Announcements


In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Launches WellesleyAsks

On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College honors the advancements that so many trailblazing women fought to achieve. To celebrate extraordinary women across disciplines and from around the world, Wellesley is launching WellesleyAsks, a new vi...

– Wellesley College

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With NSF Grant, SLU Engineer Brings STEM to the Visually Impaired

Thanks to a million dollar National Science Foundation CAREER award, SLU's Jenna Gorlewicz, Ph.D., aims to help bridge the divide through robotics and touchscreen technology.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FoundationAccepting Scholarship Applications for 2019-2020 School Year

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The application period runs through April 22.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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