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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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Newswise Weekend Edition Wire for 26-Oct-2019
 

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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


Scientists discover link between unique brain cells and OCD and anxiety

Scientists discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia prevent mice from displaying...

– University of Utah

Cell Reports, Oct 2019

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2019 at 11:00 ET


Science News


New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

The largest synthesis and a first of its kind study of important marine areas conducted to date reveals that a large portion of earth’s oceans are considered important and are good candidates for protection.

– Stony Brook University

Frontiers in Marine Science


Nuclear Impulse Could Deflect Massive Asteroid

Researchers have completed the first-ever, in-depth investigation into how an asteroid would respond to a nuclear deflection attempt, finding that a nuclear device would be able to deflect an asteroid too massive for other approaches. The paper was p...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Acta Astronautica, Oct. 15


Ancient Molecules from the Sea Burst Into the Air From Ocean Waves

When waves crash in the ocean, they inject tiny particles into the air that carry organic molecules more than 5,000 years old. This discovery, published in Science Advances by a national team of scientists, helps to solve a long-standing mystery as t...

– Stony Brook University

Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres


Archaeologists Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Street in Jerusalem Built by Pontius Pilate

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

– Taylor & Francis

Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology


Humpback Whale Population on the Rise After Near Miss with Extinction

A new study finds the western South Atlantic humpback population has grown to 25,000 whales. Researchers believe this new estimate is now close to pre-whaling numbers.

– University of Washington

Royal Society Open Science, Oct-2019


Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Women CEOs Judged More Harshly Than Men for Corporate Ethical Failures

People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. However, organizations led by women endure less negative backlash ...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2019 at 09:00 ET


Driverless Cars Could Lead to More Traffic Congestion

New research has predicted that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers’ attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides.

– University of Adelaide

Urban Policy and Research


Business News


Declining job quality, not job loss, set to mark next decade of warehouse work

A new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Urban Economic Development examines how technological changes in warehouses across the U.S. might impact workers and reshape working conditions.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Laborcenter Berkeley

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