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Released: 12-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
Having fewer children reduced the education gap in China
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A new study uses China’s one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education.

Newswise: The use of jargon kills people’s interest in science, politics
Released: 12-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
The use of jargon kills people’s interest in science, politics
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When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Revenge is more enjoyable than forgiveness – at least in stories
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When it comes to entertainment, people enjoy seeing bad guys get their punishment more than seeing them be forgiven, a new study reveals.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 4:40 PM EST
Adapting to Climate Change: We’re Doing It Wrong
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When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research review.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST
When kids face discrimination, their mothers’ health may suffer
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A new study is the first to suggest that children’s exposure to discrimination can harm their mothers’ health.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
Exposing a virus’s hiding place reveals new potential vaccine
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By figuring out how a common virus hides from the immune system, scientists have identified a potential vaccine to prevent sometimes deadly respiratory infections in humans.

Released: 27-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST
Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete
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The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high-level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew because of the way those materials interact, new research shows. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Materials, show that corrosion of nuclear waste storage materials accelerates because of changes in the chemistry of the nuclear waste solution, and because of the way the materials interact with one another.

Released: 22-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Chemistry finding could make solar energy more efficient
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Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into hydrogen, a clean alternative to fuel for things like gas-powered vehicles. This new molecule collects energy from the entire visible spectrum, and can harness more than 50% more solar energy than current solar cells can. The finding could help humans transition away from fossil fuels and toward energy sources that do not contribute to climate change.

Released: 17-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors
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Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors’ memory and concentration.