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City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows

New research shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than before their visit—and that their elevated mood lasts for up to four hours. The effect is so strong that it’s equivalent to the mood...
15-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Garlic on Broccoli: A Smelly Approach to Repel a Major Pest

A University of Vermont study offers a novel framework to test strategies for managing invasive pests. Applying the framework to swede midge, a new invasive fly causing 100% crop losses for organic broccoli growers, the researchers have uncovered...
21-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Honeybees Infect Wild Bumblebees—Through Shared Flowers

Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals. This research suggests commercial apiaries may need to be kept away from areas where there are...
24-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Video Games Offer Clues to Help Curb Animal Disease Outbreaks

As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, UVM research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases. Getting just 10 percent of risk tolerant farmers to adopt biosecurity measures resulted in a...
19-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and...
19-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Noah’s Ark Won’t Work

A first-of-its-kind study illuminates which marine species may have the ability to survive in a world where temperatures are rising and oceans are becoming acidic.
12-Jun-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Older Forests Resist Change – Climate Change, That Is

Older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests, particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity, new research finds. The study, to be published in Global Change Biology’s...
7-Jun-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exercise: Psych Patients’ New Natural Prescription

A new study advocates for exercise as a fundamental treatment and intervention method within inpatient psychiatric facilities.
17-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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