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Newswise: Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats
1-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Scientists develop “backpack” computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats
Ohio State University

With new technology described today (April 2) in PLOS Biology, researchers are able to track tiny animals that divide their time between flying around in the sky and huddling together in caves and hollow trees – by attaching little backpacks to them with glue.

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26-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Shining a Spotlight on the History of Gender Imbalance in Hollywood
PLOS

A new analysis reveals long-term trends in female representation in the U.S. movie industry, including a sharp decline associated with the “Studio System” era that dominated Hollywood from 1922 to 1950. Luís A. Nunes Amaral of Northwestern University, Illinois, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 1, 2020.

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26-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Homo naledi juvenile remains offers clues to how our ancestors grew up
PLOS

A partial skeleton of Homo naledi represents a rare case of an immature individual, shedding light on the evolution of growth and development in human ancestry, according to a study published April 1, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Debra Bolter of Modesto Junior College in California and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and colleagues.

Newswise: Studies use SIRD model to forecast COVID-19 spread; examine patient CT scans to correlate clinical features with mortality
Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Studies use SIRD model to forecast COVID-19 spread; examine patient CT scans to correlate clinical features with mortality
PLOS

Two studies of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak recently published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

25-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Study Shows Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Pain Relief
Wake Forest Baptist Health

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a study published in the March 26 online edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

Newswise: Study: Birds Exposed to PCBs as Nestlings Show Behavior Changes as Adults
Released: 26-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Study: Birds Exposed to PCBs as Nestlings Show Behavior Changes as Adults
Cornell University

According to a new study, Zebra Finches exposed to low levels of environmental PCBs as nestlings show changes in breeding behavior as adults.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning
Cornell University

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found

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19-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Heat takes its toll on mental health
PLOS

Hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the U.S. will report bad mental health, according to a study published March 25, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mengyao Li of the University of Georgia, and colleagues.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study uses AI to estimate unexploded bombs from Vietnam War
Ohio State University

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs.

Newswise: Maize, not metal, key to native settlements’ history in NY
Released: 19-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements’ history in NY
Cornell University

New Cornell University research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and statistical modeling.


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