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Newswise: From Nashville to New Hampshire, PPPL’s student interns do research, attend classes and socialize from their home computers
Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
From Nashville to New Hampshire, PPPL’s student interns do research, attend classes and socialize from their home computers
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's internship program this summer has gone virtual with 47 interns working on research projects from home.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Cigarette sales declining by 20 million a month after advent of standardized packaging
University of Bath

The introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK, combined with stricter taxation measures on cheaper cigarettes, has led to a significant fall in sales for cigarettes, according to new analysis from researchers at the University of Bath.

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Released: 13-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes
Michigan State University

International trade wins and losses don't just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation's environmental sustainability scores, a new study in Nature Sustainability shows.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics
San Francisco State University

Ever wonder how some leaders in business or politics who appear selfish, manipulative and domineering still manage to amass a following?

Newswise: Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
SUNY Buffalo State

Five Buffalo State College faculty members weighed in on the current race relations climate following ongoing protests.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Dream on
Washington University in St. Louis

Daydreaming and wandering thoughts can be a significant asset for employees in the workplace, depending upon certain attributes of the wanderer — specifically, if they are engaged in their profession or organization.

9-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Black Women Often Ignored by Social Justice Movements
American Psychological Association (APA)

Prospective teachers appear more likely to misperceive Black children as angry than white children, which may undermine the education of Black youth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Perceiving the Flavor of Fat: Monell Center Twins Study Finds Genetic Variation Shapes Individual Perception of Fatty Foods
Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Perceiving the Flavor of Fat: Monell Center Twins Study Finds Genetic Variation Shapes Individual Perception of Fatty Foods
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Liking of fatty food is more complex than its fat content alone – it could also be related to inborn genetic traits of the consumer related to fat perception.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers find the worst reason to give a gift
Ohio State University

Here’s a good way to make sure a friend hates a gift from you: Say it will save him money. In a series of studies, researchers found that people reacted negatively to gifts that they were told – or that they inferred – were given to help them save money.

Released: 12-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important, argue researchers
University of Cambridge

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Mothers’ paid work suffers during pandemic, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated -not improved - the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

To stay current about the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often found online, about the illness.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
University of Otago

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found.

Newswise: Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A first step for families who want to be an ally in the fight to end racism is to diversify their at-home libraries with books that feature people of color and their stories. A UNLV librarian and pre-Kindergarten teacher share tips and resources on how to do so.

Newswise: When child care meets aged care, worlds align
Released: 9-Jul-2020 9:05 PM EDT
When child care meets aged care, worlds align
University of South Australia

While our oldest and youngest generations may seem worlds apart, a new ageing well initiative will bring them together in an innovative intergenerational education and development program that will connect children with older people in a structured way.

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Released: 9-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
WashU Expert: America gains nothing by leaving WHO
Washington University in St. Louis

President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to suspend U.S. funding to, and withdraw from, the World Health Organization is “counter to our interests in addressing our needs to save the lives and further the health of Americans, as well as an abandonment of America’s position as a global leader,” says the director of Washington University in St.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on ICE Guidance on International Students and University Online-Only Instruction
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AERA urges the administration to reverse the ICE guidance and allow international students with valid visas to remain in the United States as their universities strive to find the best path forward to providing a high-quality education while ensuring public health safety.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Psychologists pinpoint psychological factors of refugee integration
University of Münster

Due to border closures in the wake of the corona crisis, the arrival of refugees in Europe has temporarily dipped.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Parents' smartphone use does not harm parent/child relationships
Edith Cowan University

Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and more often than not, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting.

Newswise: UCLA: Global Study Finds Critical Gaps in Workplace Protections
7-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT
UCLA: Global Study Finds Critical Gaps in Workplace Protections
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A sweeping study of 193 countries by the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center reveals critical gaps in legal protections against discrimination on the job. Nearly one in four countries continue to have no legal protection from discrimination at work based on race and ethnicity, according to the study, just published in the journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Desert island discs: Music listened to in younger years defines us forever, research finds
SAGE Publications UK

Researchers at the University of Westminster and City University of London analysing the music record choices of guests on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs programme has found that the music we listen to between the age of 10 and 30 define us for the rest of our lives.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
How Can Education Researchers Support Education and Public Health Institutions During Covid-19?
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

As education researchers’ ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published today in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question, providing recommendations based on conversations with public health officials, state and local policymakers, educational leaders, directors of national education organizations, and researchers across disciplines.

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Released: 9-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
WashU Expert: WHO withdrawal may not be legal
Washington University in St. Louis

President Donald Trump announced July 7 that the United States has officially begun to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump may or may not have the authority to do so, says an expert on health law at Washington University in St. Louis.“It’s not clear that the president can unilaterally withdraw the United States from membership in the WHO,” said Rachel Sachs, associate professor of law and a renowned expert on health policy and drug law.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Study: More than Half of U.S. Students Experience Summer Learning Losses Five Years in a Row
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Following U.S. students across five summers between grades 1 and 6, a little more than half (52 percent) experienced learning losses in all five summers, according to a large national study published today. Students in this group lost an average of 39 percent of their total school year gains during each summer.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Distorted Passage of Time During the Covid-19 Lockdown

A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests that social and physical distancing measures put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted people’s perception of how quickly time passed compared to their pre-lockdown perceptions.

7-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
When is someone old?
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

According to a new study published in PLOS ONE, understanding how to assess who is elderly is a crucial first step for our understanding of population aging.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
University of British Columbia

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Philadelphia Tax on Sweetened Drinks Led to Drop in Sales
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia’s tax on sweetened beverages led to a 38.9 percent drop in the volume of taxed beverages sold at small, independent retailers and a significant increase in the price of taxed beverages, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This study builds on previous research that suggests beverage taxes can help reduce purchases of sugary drinks, led by Christina Roberto, PhD, an associate professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn, and senior author on this latest paper published in Health Affairs.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Early childhood education centers can boost parents' engagement at home
University of Arizona

COVID-19 has temporarily shuttered many early childhood education centers across the country, shifting full-time child care and teaching responsibilities largely to parents.

Newswise: New book examines human right to health, pushes for rating system for pharmaceutical companies
Released: 8-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
New book examines human right to health, pushes for rating system for pharmaceutical companies
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Every human being has the right to health and new initiatives should be put in place to encourage pharmaceutical companies to ensure that everyone has access to essential medicine, according to a new book from Nicole Hassoun, professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Move to Withdraw U.S. from WHO During Global COVID-19 Pandemic Very Concerning
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s action today to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Newswise: ‘Patient Patients’ in Psychiatric Care for Depression Disorders Show Decreased Symptoms
Released: 8-Jul-2020 6:30 AM EDT
‘Patient Patients’ in Psychiatric Care for Depression Disorders Show Decreased Symptoms
Baylor University

Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.

Newswise:Video Embedded time-to-get-real-on-the-power-of-positive-thinking-new-study
Released: 7-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Time to get real on the power of positive thinking -- new study
University of Bath

Positive thinking has long been extolled as the route to happiness, but it might be time to ditch the self-help books after a new study shows that realists enjoy a greater sense of long-term wellbeing than optimists.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Law clinic wins access to COVID-19 race data
Cornell University

The First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School, working on behalf of its client, The New York Times, helped secure the release of previously unseen data that provides the most detailed look yet at nearly 1.5 million American coronavirus patients from 974 counties across the country.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
COVID-related discrimination disproportionately impacts racial minorities, study shows
University of Southern California (USC)

Discrimination against people thought to be infected with coronavirus was experienced by a rising number of United States residents, particularly racial minorities, in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Newswise: Research explores how youth are excluded from public spaces, design practices
Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Research explores how youth are excluded from public spaces, design practices
Iowa State University

America’s youth have historically been excluded from using public spaces how they want, in addition to being left out of design discussions. Including them in this process will have long-term societal benefits, according to an Iowa State University researcher.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Talking with parents empowers Latino youths to engage in community
University of Michigan

When Latino youths lend their voices to political causes—from immigration policies that have separated families to recent Black Lives Matter protests—their resilience originates from home.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Bristol engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal’s future generations from earthquakes
University of Bristol

In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened. To prevent destruction on the same scale again, the multidisciplinary team behind The SAFER Nepal Project has been working with local partners to improve the seismic safety and resilience of school and community buildings in Nepal.

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