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Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise


Severity and symptoms: Study links alcohol use disorder to other psychiatric conditions

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is more common among people who have another, co-occuring psychiatric condition (e.g., depression or ADHD), and vice versa. These links are well established, and are based on meeting diagnostic criteria for one or other dis...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Arts and Humanities


Professor works to preserve endangered Ladino language

Bryan Kirschen, an assistant professor of Spanish and linguistics at Binghamton University, is working to preserve the Ladino language, which can be traced back to the 15th century.

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– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Computer Scientist Develops the Art of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Kang Zhang uses artificial intelligence (AI) to teach computers to create illustrations in the style of the famous masters: Jackson Pollock and his paint splatters or Joan Miró and his curved shapes and sharp lines. The process involves feeding ...

– University of Texas at Dallas

The Visual Computer

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Majority of People in a National Survey Oppose Separating Immigrant Families at US/Mexico Border

A clear majority of participants in a national survey about the zero-tolerance policy on the United States/Mexico border strongly oppose separating immigrant families and charging the parents as criminals, according to Baylor University research. ...

– Baylor University

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy


Tunnel fire safety

Global risk management experts are calling for fire education initiatives to be included in driver safety programs so that drivers are better prepared for an emergency if faced with it on the roads.

– University of South Australia

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering

Car congestion outweighs scooter scourge on city streets

“Scooter clutter” has been a concern amplified by media reports in urban areas where micromobility has entered the landscape, with large numbers of dockless scooters and shared e-bikes on city streets and sidewalks. But a recent study finds that ...

– Cornell University

Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives

New research sheds light on Social Media addiction

New research from Texas State University shows that users are more likely to become addicted to social media platforms that successfully meet the individual’s needs, but also that empathy for others can act as a buffering factor against addiction. ...

– Texas State University

Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies

New measure for excessive buying problems

Excessive or uncontrolled buying or shopping is a highly prevalent, disabling and growing problem, yet measuring the extent and effects of this significant psychological problem and social issue remains problematic.

– Flinders University

Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders


For anxious spouses, a baby may be a rival

A new child can spark feelings of jealousy in a person who already fears being abandoned by his or her partner, research suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

In U.S., changing self-concept can lower well-being

American culture values the freedom to change and reinvent one’s self. A new study, however, reveals that Americans who do change tend to report a lower sense of well-being.

– University of Georgia

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Why runner’s addiction is adding to your injury woes

Each week, millions of runners around the world lace up their running shoes, spurred on by the psychological, health and social benefits that running delivers. But the obsession with running has a downside, as new research from the University of Sout...

– University of South Australia

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health



Study: Social Studies Teachers Not “Above the Fray” in Linking Their Political Views to How They Assess News Source Credibility

At a time when there’s been a sharp uptick in partisan critiques of the credibility of the news media and growing concern among educators about student media literacy, a new study finds a strong connection between high school social studies teacher...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Educational Researcher

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Poor Internet connection leaves rural students behind

Slow Internet connections or limited access from homes in rural areas can contribute to students falling behind academically, according to a new report from Michigan State University's Quello Center.

– Michigan State University

Broadband and Student Performance Gaps

Research fellowship leads Oglala Lakota alumnus to graduate school

A USDA fellowship that took Dillon Nelson, an Oglala Lakota College senior, out of his comfort zone has led him to pursue a doctoral degree in bioinformatics.

– South Dakota State University


Pre-K teacher certification policies overlook standards for learning

States across the nation are increasing funding and focus on expanding high-quality education opportunities for young children. However, according to new research from Michigan State University, the U.S. is overlooking an important piece of the presc...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Teacher Education

Pop Culture


Audience size and comments may affect enjoyment of social television

The presence of a large audience boosts enjoyment, but it takes just a few haters to ruin a TV show or movie, according to a study of social television, the practice of simultaneously watching television programs while seeing the social media “twee...

– Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Computers in Human Behaviors

Law and Public Policy


U.S. Workers Need Paid Sick Leave to Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

One-third of Americans do not have access to paid sick leave. Only the U.S. and Japan do not mandate a national sick leave benefit. Currently, seven states in the U.S. mandate that employers provide paid sick leave benefits. Given the latest informat...

– Florida Atlantic University

New Water Cannon Technology a Breakthrough for Bomb Squads

DHS S&T, in partnership with the FBI, has fully transitioned ReVJeT tool to each and every one of the hundreds of state and local bomb squads across the country through the FBI’s Hazardous Device School

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Study identifies regional malnutrition clusters across India

Childhood malnutrition in India remains a major problem. A new study shows that the problem is concentrated in specific geographic areas, which could help policymakers working to address the issue.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Spatial Demography


Affordable Care Act helped make health insurance access more equal, but racial and ethnic gaps remain

As the Affordable Care Act turns 10, a new study shows it has narrowed racial and ethnic gaps in access to health insurance – but definitely not eliminated them. Both the percentage of people 19-64 who lacked health insurance, and the size of the ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Health Affairs, March 2020

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2020 at 16:00 ET

Federally protected lands reduce habitat loss and protect endangered species, study finds

Habitat loss for imperiled species in the U.S. was found to be more than twice as great on non-protected private lands than on federally protected lands. The study shows that federal land protection and endangered species listings are effective tools...

– Tufts University

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2020 at 12:15 ET

LifeWire Announcement

DHS S&T Announces Third Biometric Technology Rally

DHS S&T is calling for submissions to the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally (Rally).

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Is No. 3 in World Rankings

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is the No. 3 nursing school in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings, solidifying its global recognition, prominence in the field, and dedication to local to global impact.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Pathways: The Circadian Rhythms Issue

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Scholastic, Inc., have collaborated to bring Pathways, STEM and ELA resources, to educators and students. The third magazine issue and accompanying teaching materials explore circadian rhythms, i...

– NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

UCLA, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System launch nurse residency program

The Post-baccalaureate nurse residency program will contribute to improving care for veterans by providing training and support to newly graduated nurses.

– UCLA School of Nursing

Olin College President Richard K. Miller Named Jerome C. Hunsaker Visiting Professor of Aerospace Systems at MIT

Olin College President Richard K. Miller, who will step down from his position on June 30, 2020, after 21 years, will serve as the Jerome C. Hunsaker Visiting Professor of Aerospace Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the 2020...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Tammy Snyder Murphy Named 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee

Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, has been named the 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee by the Rutgers School of Public Health. She will also serve as the school’s speaker at their 35th graduation ceremony.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

MacNeal Hospital Receives Award for Pursuit to End Homelessness

MacNeal Hospital received a Housing Forward Ending Homelessness Impact Award this past weekend “for embracing the intersection between housing and health care, and disrupting the cycle of homelessness.”

– Loyola Medicine

Rutgers’ Center for Youth Political ParticipationExpands RU Ready Initiative

The Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP) at Rutgers—New Brunswick announced the national expansion of its RU Ready civic engagement initiative. The launch begins with new RU Ready programs at Drew Univer...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

10 Housing Innovators Recognized in the 2020 Ivory Prize Competition

Ivory Innovations has announced the Top 10 finalists for the 2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

LifeWire Higher Education Events

Susan Choi, Terrance Hayes, and Cathy Park Hong Among Those Featured at NYU’s Creative Writing Program Events in March

The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2020 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring Susan Choi (March 12), Terrance Hayes (March 13), and Cathy Park Hong (March 26), among others.

– New York University

ESF is First College in New York to Sign Plastic Ban Pledge

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the first college in New York state to sign the #breakfreefromplastic pledge committing to develop a roadmap to a plastic-free campus by 2025. Students drive the college's zero-waste eff...

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

LifeWire Research Alert

Study Finds ‘Far-Reaching’ Impact from Affordable Care Act

– New York University

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2020 at 16:00 ET





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