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Chimpanzees Help Trace the Evolution of Human Speech Back to Ancient Ancestors

Chimpanzee lip-smacks exhibit a speech-like rhythm, a group of researchers led by the University of Warwick have found

– University of Warwick

Biology Letters

Embargo expired on 26-May-2020 at 19:00 ET


Genetics May Explain High COVID-19 Mortality in Italy, Inform Global Pandemic Response

Researchers predict the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) gene has a key role in shaping immune response to COVID.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Frontiers in Immunology


Science News


Material and Genetic Resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant

Different "Canaanite" people from the Bronze Age Southern Levant not only culturally, but also genetically resemble each other more than other populations. A team around Ron Pinhasi from the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology found in a recent s...

– University of Vienna

Cell, May 28, 2020

Embargo expired on 28-May-2020 at 11:00 ET


Study: Climate Scientists Create Model for Global Forest Growth Through 2060

In a new study, researchers at the University at Albany have turned to more than a century’s worth of data (from 1901 to 2012) in NOAA’s International Tree Ring Data Bank to both analyze historical tree growth at 3,579 forests around the world an...

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Global Ecology and Biogeography


Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Study: Exposure to police violence may be more impactful for individuals who perceive police as a threat to their personal safety

New research from the Race and Opportunity Lab in the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on youths’ reactions to social media videos showing violence in their communities. “Exposure to...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Social Work Research


Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows

The Notre Dame study showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electr...

– University of Notre Dame

Ecopsychology


Business News


Minimum Wage Increases a Mixed Bag, but ‘Not a Good Idea’ Amid Crisis

Researchers who have parsed minimum-wage increases over the past half-decade find a mixed bag of immediate results in states that push wages higher, but the pandemic-roiled economy changes all that, they say.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Labor Economics

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