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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: The Foreseeable Future

Article ID: 714006

The Foreseeable Future

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Data science is used to predict everything from crimes to Yelp reviews. Darden Professor Michael Porter is leading the practice of predictive modeling, finding patterns in human behavior in hopes of benefiting society.

Released:
5-Jun-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Networking with ghosts in the machine... and speaking kettles

Article ID: 713918

Networking with ghosts in the machine... and speaking kettles

Lancaster University

Imagine for just a moment that your kettle could speak? What would it say? How would it feel? More importantly, what on earth would you ask it?

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4-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Everything Will Connect to the Internet Someday, and This Biobattery Could Help Make That a Reality

Article ID: 713605

Everything Will Connect to the Internet Someday, and This Biobattery Could Help Make That a Reality

Binghamton University, State University of New York

In the future, small paper and plastic devices will be able to connect to the internet for a short duration, providing information on everything from healthcare to consumer products, before they are thrown away. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a micro biobattery that could power these disposable sensors.

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4-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    8-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711980

Connecting journalists with quality fact check sources, Newswise adds Google Fact Check

Newswise

This month, Newswise launches Google Fact Check as a new submission option for their network of communicators at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Submissions to this feed will be configured specifically for indexing as a fact check article in Google News and traditional search, in addition to standard distribution in the Newswise wires and website reaching more than 7,000 media subscribers.

Released:
8-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 712287

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for 'Smart Home' Internet-of-Things Devices

North Carolina State University

NC State researchers find countermeasures for designers of security systems and other smart home devices.

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2-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    30-Apr-2019 9:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712115

Is Wikipedia stealing the news?

University of Sydney

While the influence of Facebook and Google on the news landscape has been well examined, Wikipedia’s role as a source of breaking news has not received enough attention, says a University of Sydney expert.

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30-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711613

Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Michigan State University

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how firearms are anonymously bought and sold around the world.

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19-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Online Romance Is Local, but Not All Locales Are the Same
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    2-Apr-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710496

Online Romance Is Local, but Not All Locales Are the Same

Santa Fe Institute

A "big dating" analysis reveals geographic distance within the U.S. as the strongest driver of mutual romantic messaging.

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29-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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