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Article ID: 720836

Big Brands Can Handle ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

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“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands.

Released:
16-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 720276

Another Casualty of Climate Change? Recreational Fishing

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A new study finds that shoreline recreational fishing will likely suffer significantly due to climate change. The study finds some regions of the U.S. may benefit from increasing temperatures, but those benefits will be more than offset by declines in fishing elsewhere.

Released:
7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

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Paramagnetic Spins Take Electrons for a Ride, Produce Electricity from Heat

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Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material – where spins weren’t thought to correlate long enough to do so. This effect, “paramagnon drag thermopower,” converts a temperature difference into an electrical voltage.

Released:
13-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718632

How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

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A new study finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one’s physical health, even if the conviction doesn’t lead to jail time. The study also confirms previous work finding that being arrested is associated with adverse mental health outcomes.

Released:
9-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 716887

Shared E-scooters aren't always as green as other transport options

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People think of electric scooters, or e-scooters, as environmentally friendly ways to get around town. But a new study from North Carolina State University finds it's not that simple: shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options.

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2-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714969

Study: Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality

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Research finds the internet is giving employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. Instead, lower-wage jobs have become “black holes,” with intense competition for positions, while higher-wage jobs are open to only limited competition.

Released:
26-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds As Well As Steel – At Less Than Half the Weight

Article ID: 713956

Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds As Well As Steel – At Less Than Half the Weight

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Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.

Released:
5-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713805

Research Sheds Light on the Importance of Police Trust in the Public

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Research finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative – termed proactive policing – and have higher arrest rates. The finding may have implications for public safety, police training and future law enforcement research.

Released:
3-Jun-2019 8:55 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 713734

Politicians Walk The Walk, When It Comes To Financial Investments

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For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. A recent study of U.S senators and representatives finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks.

Released:
31-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?
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    19-May-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712884

Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

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Sudden oak death, a disease that's killed millions of trees, turned up in Oregon, posing a threat to the timber industry. Scientists are using a 3D model called Tangible Landscape to help stakeholders work together to find ways to stop the disease's spread.

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14-May-2019 5:00 PM EDT

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