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Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Medical News

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

The Complex Biology Behind Your Love (or Hatred) of Coffee

Why do some people feel like they need three cups of coffee just to get through the day when others are happy with only one? Why do some people abstain entirely? New research suggests that our intake of coffee – the most popular beverage in America...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Behavioral Genetics

Better sleep? Prebiotics could help

Dietary compounds called prebiotics, which are found in fibrous foods such as artichokes, onions, leeks and some whole grains, improve sleep and boost stress resilience, according to a new study

– University of Colorado Boulder

Scientific Reports

New Coronavirus Protein Reveals Drug Target

A potential drug target has been identified in a newly mapped protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The structure was solved by a team including the University of Chicago (U of C), the U.S. Department of En...

– Argonne National Laboratory

RSCB Protein Data Bank

Thinking about cancelling your spring break plans? Ask yourself these questions.

A handy checklist to help you decide whether to travel for spring break, in light of COVID-19.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Science News

Dimming Betelgeuse likely isn’t cold, just dusty, new study shows

Scientists at the University of Washington and Lowell Observatory report that Betelgeuse is significantly warmer than expected if its recent dimming had been triggered by cooling of the star’s surface. This may indicate that Betelgeuse instead slou...

– University of Washington

Astrophysical Journal Letters

Camera Traps in Trees? That’s a Thing Now

A team of researchers says that combining standard camera trapping with new “arboreal camera traps,” where remote cameras are set high in trees, can result in more accurate population estimates of wildlife – particularly in hard-to-survey areas...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Animal Conservation

Tropical forests' carbon sink is already rapidly weakening

The ability of the world's tropical forests to remove carbon from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years, published today in Nature.

– University of Leeds


Study: Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars

Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and wild pigs.

– Washington State University


Beneath the Ice: FSU researchers find newly uncovered Arctic landscape plays important role in carbon cycle

As the ice sheet covering most of Greenland retreats, Florida State University researchers are studying the newly revealed landscape to understand its role in the carbon cycle.

– Florida State University

Limnology and Oceanography

Lifestyle & Social 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

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

Daylight saving time change can enhance driver fatigue, drowsy driving

– Virginia Tech

Business News

A Bite Out of Apple: What Happens If You Lose Strategic Talent?

When Apple’s longtime design guru Jony Ive announced that he’d be starting his own agency, it meant major change. The situation serves as a case in point for any organization whose success rests on strategic human capital: If strategy is intrinsi...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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