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Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Newswise Weekend Edition Wire for 19-Oct-2019

***Newswise Weekend Edition***

The Weekend Edition is a collection of interesting, exceptional articles you may have missed from the week. Articles are chosen by the editorial team at Newswise.

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Medical News

Increase Health Benefits of Exercise by Working Out Before Breakfast -- New Research

According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, health scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, people can better control their ...

– University of Bath

Journal of Clinical Encocrinology and Metabolism

Society is Rejecting Facts; Medical Researchers Can Help

Anecdotes, fake news and social media have created a skeptical and misinformed public who is rejecting the facts. A commentary says that medical researchers must help the public understand the rigorous process of science and help them to discern an a...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Medicine

Young Adults Not Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

A growing number of young adults are dealing with a substance use disorder – in some cases, multiple substance use disorders – and not seeking help, according to a study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The results show two in every fi...

– Iowa State University

Journal of American College Health

In a First, Patient Controls Two Prosthetic Arms with His Thoughts

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Medicine have, for the first time, demonstrated simultaneous control of two of the world’s most advanced prosthetic limbs through a brain-machine interface. ...

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Science News

Rewriting History: Scientists Find Evidence That Early Humans Moved Through the Mediterranean Much Earlier Than Believed

An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier humans at least 200,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years ea...

– McMaster University

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2019 at 14:00 ET

Paleontologists discover complete Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen

Discovery provides valuable insight into evolution of theropod dinosaurs around the world

– University of Alberta

The Anatomical Record

Planting a Trillion Trees Will Not Halt Climate Change

A group of 46 scientists from around the world, led by Joseph Veldman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, are urging caution regard...

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Science journal

Hubble Observes First Confirmed Interstellar Comet

Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's nu...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

A Secret in Our Saliva: Food and Germs Helped Humans Evolve Into Unique Member of Great Apes

University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.

– University at Buffalo

Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oct-2019

FSU Research: Strong Storms Often Generate Earthquake-Like Seismic Activity

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.

– Florida State University

Geophysical Research Letters

Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously

With the help of new technologies, a team led by the University of Washington has confirmed that piranhas lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do it may help explain why the fish go t...

– University of Washington

Evolution & Development

Study “Cures” Oldest Case of Deafness in Human Evolution

An international team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has published a new study examining a 430,000-year-old cranium of a human ancestor that was previously described as deaf, representing the ...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Human Evolution, Oct-2019

Are We Alone in the Universe? Rutgers Professor Explores Possibility of Life on Mars and Beyond

People have spent centuries wondering whether life exists beyond Earth, but only recently have scientists developed the tools to find out.

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Cultivating Joy through Mindfulness: An Antidote to Opioid Misuse, the Disease of Despair

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues.

– University of Utah

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2019 at 14:00 ET

'I Snapchat and drive!'

Snapchat has emerged as one of the surprise threats to Queensland drivers, with a new Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study showing one in six young drivers surveyed had used Snapchat while behind the wheel.

– Queensland University of Technology

Accident Analysis & Prevention international

Like Humans, Crayfish Talk a Tough Game -- Even When Outmatched

ASU Professor Michael Angiletta Angilletta and his co-authors have been studying self-deception in crayfish for about 10 years. They combined mathematical modeling with an experiment to show that crayfish meet the criteria for self-deception.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Behavioral Ecology

Study: "Bottom-Line” Bosses May Invite Unethical Conduct, but Sometimes There’s a Payoff

On National Bosses Day, a study explores what happens when leaders adopt a "bottom-line mentality" at work. The researchers offer a new diagnostic tool to help organizations measure their own ethical climate.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

Personnel Psychology; Personnel Psychology

Business News

Pay, Flexibility, Advancement: They All Matter for Workers' Health and Safety, Study Shows

The terms and conditions of your employment — including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security — influence your overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job, according to new research from the University of Wash...

– University of Washington

Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Sept-2019

US green economy worth $1.3 trillion per year, but new policies needed to maintain growth

The US green economy is estimated to generate over $1.3 trillion in revenue per year, representing 16.5% of the global green economy, according to a new study by UCL.

– University College London

Palgrave Communications

Marketing in China: 6 Lessons

China’s marketing landscape is a different machine than Western companies may be accustomed to. How a country evolves impacts consumer habits — which, in turn, should impact marketing practice. Western multinational firms seeking to expand need t...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Workplace sexual harassment widespread across NYS

– Cornell University





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