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Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Newswise Weekend Edition Wire for 07-Dec-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

Weight for It: Time-Restricted Eating Benefits Those at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been diagno...

– University of California San Diego Health

Cell Metabolism

Siting Cell Towers Needs Careful Planning

The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. An engineering team from Michigan Tech considers the current understanding of health impacts and possible...

– Michigan Technological University

Environmental Research, Nov-2019

In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

When they said their wedding vows, many of them promised to stand by one another in sickness and in health. But a new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health deman...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

Science News

Finding Meaning in ‘Rick and Morty,’ One Burp at a Time

One of the first things viewers of “Rick and Morty” might notice about Rick is his penchant for punctuating his speech with burps. Brooke Kidner has analyzed the frequency and acoustics of belching while speaking, and by zeroing in on the specifi...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 05-Dec-2019 at 11:00 ET

Long-Distance Timber Trade Underpinned the Roman Empire’s Construction

The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mauro Bernabei from the National Research Council, Italy, and colleagues.



Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2019 at 14:00 ET

Astronomers Propose a Novel Method of Finding Atmospheres on Rocky Worlds

A team of astronomers proposes a new method of using Webb to determine whether a rocky exoplanet has an atmosphere. The technique, which involves measuring the planet’s temperature as it passes behind its star and then comes back into view, is sign...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astrophysical Journal

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

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

Love, Lies and Money: Study Introduces, Defines and Measures Financial Infidelity

New research from the University of Notre Dame introduces the concept of financial infidelity — engaging in any financial behavior likely to be frowned upon by a romantic partner and intentionally failing to disclose that behavior.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Consumer Research

Business News

Ratcheting up NBA Rookie Salaries May Incentivize Athletes to Finish College

In a paper for the “International Journal of International Sport Finance” Barbara Arel and Michael J. Tomas III, faculty at the University of Vermont, reimagined the NBA’s rookie salary scale to redistribute pay in a way that compensate players...

– University of Vermont

International Journal of Sport Finance, Nov. 2019





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