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20-Nov-2019


Virtual and mixed reality inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education

The McMaster study compared an MR model (Microsoft HoloLens) and a VR model (HTC VIVE) derived from a physical model to the actual model. The researchers focused on overall learning performance and the effects of stereopsis by using a strategy where ...

– McMaster University

Anatomical Sciences Education

18-Nov-2019


The End of Antibiotics?

Less than a century after the discovery of antibiotics, the world is at risk of entering an era in which the life-saving drugs no longer work.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff, CFR.org, November 15, 2019.

Arts and Humanities

20-Nov-2019


Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

With the release of the film Harriet, Rutgers scholar Erica Armstrong Dunbar said it’s a good time to shed light on Tubman’s life not only as the famed Underground Railroad conductor, but as a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a woman.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman


Six books and counting: Iowa State student gets jump-start on writing career

Ryan Byrnes, an Iowa State University senior in technical communication, is an entrepreneurial author. After years of writing, self-publishing and marketing his novels, Byrnes’ most recent work, a historical fiction novel set in World War I, was pi...

– Iowa State University

18-Nov-2019


Five Ways To Manage Holiday Stress

You can't eliminate holiday stress — but you can manage it. Here are tips from Cinnamon Stetler, associate professor and department chair of psychology.

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– Furman University

Social and Behavioral Sciences

21-Nov-2019


How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

The world’s love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds.

– Ohio State University

Tropical Conservation Science

20-Nov-2019


Parents matter – protecting kids from risky drinking

Many parents permit their adolescent children to drink alcohol, believing this helps teach them responsible use and avoids the appeal of ‘forbidden fruit’.

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research


Many patients with anorexia nervosa get better, but complete recovery elusive to most

Three in four patients with anorexia nervosa -- including many with challenging illness -- make a partial recovery.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

International Journal of Eating Disorders


LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out

New Cornell research explores how a racially diverse group of LGBTQ beauty vloggers navigates seemingly contradictory roles: masculine and feminine; authentic and heavily made up. The vloggers often provide unpaid content to YouTube, but have the pot...

– Cornell University

Journal of Communication


Avoiding Social Isolation in Older Adults Over the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration and togetherness, but they can be tough on older adults who run a high risk of being socially isolated. Social isolation can be easily overlooked as a health concern even though it can have the s...

– Cedars-Sinai

19-Nov-2019


Husbands' stress increases if wives earn more than 40% of household income

Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40% of household income but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point and are most stressed when they are entirely economically dependent on their par...

– University of Bath

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

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Trash talk hurts, even when it comes from a robot

Trash talking has a long and colorful history of flustering game opponents, and now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that discouraging words can be perturbing even when uttered by a robot.

– Carnegie Institution for Science

the IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication


Majority of childhood sex-abuse survivors achieve complete mental health

Most research on child sexual-abuse survivors focuses on negative consequences such as depression and suicide.

– University of Toronto

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology


Families of youth with autism facebig barriers to care, gaps in services

New research at Case Western Reserve University found big gaps in services and continued care for children with autism—and their families—as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.

– Case Western Reserve University

18-Nov-2019


Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows

New findings from the largest study of socially-transitioned transgender children in the world, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, show that gender identity and gender-typed preferences manifest similarly in both cis- and trans...

– University of Washington

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2019 at 15:00 ET


Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking

Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research. The findings show that the amount of money spent on advertising strongly predicted the percentage of teens who had heard of, p...

– Iowa State University

Addictive Behaviors Reports


What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family and friends decreases the odds of long-term use among older adults, perhap...

– Michigan State University

Telemedicine and e-HEALTH


Food Trends 2020: Meal Kits, Convenience Store Nutrition and Drinkable Collagen

Most people think of collagen as a protein used for cosmetic purposes that you get in a jar, but prepare for drinkable collagen. If you think that’s interesting, try going online to order meal kits – full of just-the-right ingredients for the dis...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Education

20-Nov-2019


New Research Platform Gains Rapid Adoption

ForagerOne is a web platform that helps colleges and universities build a centralized marketplace for their students and faculty to connect for research and creative activity.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2019 at 16:00 ET


Want more women & minorities in STEM? Address social oppression in the classroom, says new research

Ninety-nine percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in the U.S. require some form of postsecondary education.

– Lehigh University

Journal of Vocational Behavior


This App Teaches Sketching Skills to Improve Graduation Rates in Science and Engineering

Engineers have developed a touchscreen app to teach students how to sketch 2D projections and 3D views freehand. This teaches students spatial visualization--the ability to think in 3D. This skill is important in many STEM fields, from Computer-Aided...

– University of California San Diego

19-Nov-2019


Outgoing Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles Reflects on 20 Years With Organization

University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumna Carolyn Miles says the international nonprofit Save the Children has increasingly focused on fundraising, social media marketing and the impact of programs in the 120 countries that have Save th...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Law and Public Policy

21-Nov-2019


Warren slipping as Buttigieg continues to surge

Support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren has dropped by nearly 10% over the past month, according to the latest Iowa State University/Civiqs poll. This shift has helped propel Mayor Pete Buttigieg to the top of the poll, with 26% of those surveyed selecting...

– Iowa State University

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2019 at 06:00 ET

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20-Nov-2019


Election security is about more than just machines, researcher says

As the 2020 elections approach, voters need to be aware of possibly malicious attempts to manipulate their opinions and their votes, according to Dr. George Markowsky, professor of computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. ...

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– Missouri University of Science and Technology

19-Nov-2019


Study finds U.S. policies could have negative implications for Africa

A new study finds that while the current United States administration’s policies in Africa may appear undeveloped, there are distinct trends and tendencies that have the potential to negatively impact Africa’s economic growth.

– Iowa State University

Africa Today, Nov-2019

18-Nov-2019


Amid Tensions, Trump-Erdogan Meeting Changes Little

Trump and Erdogan resolved few of the sharp U.S.-Turkish differences over defense and Middle East policy but the visit likely boosted Erdogan’s stature at home.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Steven A. Cook, In Brief, CRF.org, November 14, 2019.


Bolivia’s Power Vacuum: What to Know

Election fraud allegations have prompted President Evo Morales to resign with no clear successor, plunging Bolivia into political uncertainty.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Paul J. Angelo, In Brief, CFR.org, November 13, 2019.

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UGA receives $15.75M to combat human trafficking

The University of Georgia has been selected to receive $15.75 million from the U.S. Department of State to expand programming and research to measurably reduce human trafficking.

– University of Georgia


South Florida PBS and Florida Atlantic University Partner for New Season of Iconic Public Television Series STAR GAZERS

The world’s only weekly television series on naked eye astronomy since 1976, will launch a new season on public television with a new host and university science partner beginning December 1, 2019.

– Florida Atlantic University

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