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How much will we eat in the future?

The amount of food needed to feed the world's population in the future is of vital importance. To date, scientists have only considered this question from the perspective of how much food people can afford to buy

– University of Göttingen


Arts and Humanities


Bing Crosby’s Legacy Alive and Well Here

Thousands of fans from 20 countries flock to Crosby House museum in busloads each year.

– Gonzaga University

14th Annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Parents stand strong as ‘pester-power’ loses its punch this Christmas

Heading into Christmas, every parent is acutely aware of the ‘power of pester’: the constant asking, niggling and whining that kids typically turn on at the most inconvenient times. But, how often does pestering really occur and how are parents h...

– University of South Australia

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

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You create your own false information, study finds

Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there’s another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics – it’s you. A new study found that people given accurate statistics on a controversial issue tended to misremember...

– Ohio State University

Human Communication Research


'Cli-Fi' Literary Genre Puts a Human Face on Climate Change

Nicole Seymour, CSUF associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, curates materials to teach courses focused on climate change and emotions, and climate fiction; helping students analyze benefits and drawbacks of the growin...

– California State University, Fullerton

Bad Environmentalism


Who's That Girl?

Gender differences in the ability to recognize female celebrities linked to the level of a country’s gender equality

– Harvard Medical School

Scientific Reports

Paying Taxes Less 'Taxing' When We Recognize How Those Dollars Help Others -- Study

There's nothing certain in life except death and taxes. But taxpayers' support for the latter could potentially be improved, according to a new study led by SFU psychology researchers Emily Thornton and Lara Aknin.

– Simon Fraser University


It doesn’t matter how nicely you wrap that gift. Except when it does.

A neatly wrapped gift will impress your acquaintances, but might leave your loved ones feeling let down when the gift doesn't live up to expectations, suggests new research by Vanderbilt postdoctoral scholar Erick Mas.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Consumer Psychology



Venture Capitalists Raise Unique Fund With Profit and Purpose to Benefit UVA, Darden

University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumnus Sean Foote (MBA ’93) was initially skeptical when his former classmate, longtime friend and fellow venture investor Jonathan Ebinger (MBA ’93) pitched an unconventional idea for partnering ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Student thoughts: Finals are the pits

Wichita State University senior Madison Harris expresses an opinion likely shared by thousands of college students across America at this time of year.

– Wichita State University


St. Mary’s College Student Leo Boucher Named National Champion at Men’s Singlehanded Nationals

St. Mary's College of Maryland student Leo Boucher ’22 represented St. Mary's College sailing the weekend of Nov. 9-10 at the LaserPerformance Men's Singlehanded Nationals hosted by UC Santa Barbara. Boucher returned to campus as a National Champio...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

LifeWire Announcement

UVA Darden Launches Online Course Coding for Managers, Designers and Entrepreneurs on Coursera

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is launching an online specialization, Coding for Designers, Managers and Entrepreneurs. Registration for the Coursera-hosted, three-course specialization is currently open.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Rutgers-led Team Launches Science and Medicine Research Initiative to Transform Health Care in New Jersey

At an event Thursday at Rutgers, thought leaders from academia, health care, government and the pharmaceutical industry discussed the future of scientific and clinical trial innovation in the state, as a result of an innovative consortium between Rut...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Invites New Partner to Strengthen Nursing and Midwifery

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has invited the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) to become a partner of the Global Network of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

American University and Dignity Health Global Education Introduce Innovative Certificates in Healthcare Project Management and Administration

Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) is partnering with American University’s School of Professional & Extended Studies to offer new and unique training in project management with an emphasis on healthcare.

– American University

Former Air Force Brigadier General Andrew Armacost named University of North Dakota president

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has selected former U.S. Air Force brigadier general, Dr. Andrew Armacost, as the 13th president of the University of North Dakota. He will begin his position as soon as possible after contract negotia...

– University of North Dakota

Researchers open underwater 'living museum' in the Dominican Republic

In partnership with the government of the Dominican Republic, researchers at the Indiana University Center for Underwater Science have opened their fifth "Living Museum in the Sea" in the Caribbean country -- a continuation of the center's holistic a...

– Indiana University

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LifeWire Higher Education Events

CSU Hosts Informational Session on New Cybersecurity Degree Program

Columbus State University’s TSYS Cybersecurity Center is hosting a series of informational sessions on the new Nexus Cybersecurity degree. The informational sessions are open to the public. Prospective students interested in applying to join the fi...

– Columbus State University





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