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Article ID: 715825

Myth-Busting Study Reveals that Gamblers Can’t Detect Slot Machine Payout Percentages

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

It’s a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that’s due for the next big payout. But can players – even the regulars who frequent a particular property – really tell the difference between the house edge on one game from that of another? Nope.

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Article ID: 715818

DHS S&T Releases Two Requests for Proposals through the Minority Serving Institutions Research and Development Consortium

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T Office of University Programs announced today the release of two RFP totaling just over $820,000 in funding through its partnership with the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Research and Development Consortium (MSRDC).

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15-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715816

DHS S&T Announces $35M Funding Opportunity for New Center of Excellence in Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR).

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15-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: What Are Soil Aggregates?

Article ID: 710880

What Are Soil Aggregates?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

The varied shapes allow for healthy soil to have pores for air and water

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15-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715586

Early Human Species’ Teeth Provide Insight Into Evolution of Breastfeeding

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers working as part of an international team have discovered previously unknown breastfeeding patterns of an extinct early human species by studying their 2-million-year-old teeth, providing insights into the evolution of human breastfeeding practices, according to a study published in Nature in July.

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10-Jul-2019 4:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Dwindling Forest Elephant Populations in the Congo Basin Could Reduce Forest Carbon Stocks and Impact Climate
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Article ID: 715504

Dwindling Forest Elephant Populations in the Congo Basin Could Reduce Forest Carbon Stocks and Impact Climate

Northern Arizona University

Like most megaherbivores, this species can have important effects on ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles. Yet, the influence of elephants on the structure, productivity and carbon stocks in Africa’s rainforests has been largely unknown; until now.

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9-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Two Los Alamos scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards

Article ID: 715809

Two Los Alamos scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abigail Hunter, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Computational Physics Division, and Shea Mosby, of the Laboratory’s Physics Division, have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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15-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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