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15-May-2020 8:15 AM EDT
New and Diverse Experiences Linked to Enhanced Happiness, New Study Shows
New York University

New and diverse experiences are linked to enhanced happiness, and this relationship is associated with greater correlation of brain activity, new research has found. The results reveal a previously unknown connection between our daily physical environments and our sense of well-being.

Released: 18-May-2020 7:55 AM EDT
NYU and IBM Research Takes Electrons for a Spin in Moving Toward More Efficient, Higher Density Data Storage
New York University

Researchers at New York University and IBM Research have demonstrated a new mechanism involving electron motion in magnetic materials that points to new ways to potentially enhance data storage.

Newswise: Global Cooling Event 4,200 Years Ago Spurred Rice’s Evolution, Spread Across Asia
15-May-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Global Cooling Event 4,200 Years Ago Spurred Rice’s Evolution, Spread Across Asia
New York University

A major global cooling event that occurred 4,200 years ago may have led to the evolution of new rice varieties and the spread of rice into both northern and southern Asia, an international team of researchers has found.

Released: 12-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New Discoveries on the Dead Sea Scrolls—Virtual International Conference to be Held May 17-20
New York University

“Dead Sea Scrolls in Recent Scholarship,” an international virtual conference featuring more than three dozen scholars who will share their new discoveries on the ancient religious manuscripts, will be held May 17 through May 20.

Newswise:  How to Boost Plant Biomass: NYU Biologists Uncover Molecular Link Between Nutrient Availability and Plant Growth Rates
6-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
How to Boost Plant Biomass: NYU Biologists Uncover Molecular Link Between Nutrient Availability and Plant Growth Rates
New York University

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plant genomic scientists at New York University’s Center for Genomics & Systems Biology discovered the missing piece in the molecular link between a plant’s perception of the nitrogen dose in its environment and the dose-responsive changes in its biomass.

Newswise: Whose Tools are These? New Research Determines Our Species Created Earliest Modern Artifacts in Europe
8-May-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Whose Tools are These? New Research Determines Our Species Created Earliest Modern Artifacts in Europe
New York University

Blade-like tools and animal tooth pendants previously discovered in Europe, and once thought to possibly be the work of Neanderthals, are in fact the creation of Homo sapiens, or modern humans, who emigrated from Africa, finds a new analysis by an international team of researchers.

Released: 6-May-2020 8:40 AM EDT
It’s Not Me—It’s You: We Believe We’re Less Likely than Others Are to Fall for Online Scams
New York University

We believe we are less likely than others are to fall for phishing scams, thereby underestimating our own exposure to risk, a new cybersecurity study has found.

Released: 5-May-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Positive Health Beliefs May Reduce Blood Pressure Post-Stroke, Especially Among Women
New York University

having another stroke—is linked to lower blood pressure among stroke survivors, especially women.

Released: 5-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Scientists Take Steps to Create a “Racetrack Memory,” Potentially Enhancing Digital Data Storage
New York University

A team of scientists has taken steps to create a new form of digital data storage, a “Racetrack Memory,” which opens the possibility to both bolster computer power and lead to the creation of smaller, faster, and more energy efficient computer memory technologies.


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