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The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from...
14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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In breast-cancer prevention, race matters

African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests.
14-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Beech Trees Are Dying, and Nobody’s Sure Why

A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. In a study published in the journal Forest Pathology, researchers and naturalists from The Ohio...
9-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The answer to gerrymandering? Have Democrats and Republicans play a game

A new method of drawing electoral districts that combines game theory and the word game “Ghost” could result in maps that are more demographically representative, according to two mathematicians.
8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert life

In places where water is scarce—the world’s deserts, for example—getting water to people requires feats of engineering and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive. A pair of new studies from researchers at The Ohio State University...
26-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What are you looking at? How attention affects decision-making

Scientists using eye-tracking technology have found that what we look at helps guide our decisions when faced with two visible choices, such as snack food options. But it is not as easy as saying we simply choose what we look at the most, the...
19-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Nightlights for Stream Dwellers? No, Thanks.

When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the trees and into their habitat, monkeying with the normal state of...
17-Dec-2018 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers unveil climate change plan for Midwest's second-largest city

A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has released its final list of 43 recommended actions that can be taken to help central Ohio prepare for climate change.
18-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Ohio State to Lead National Study of Same-Gender Couples

The Ohio State University, along with Bowling Green State University, has been selected to conduct a first-of-its-kind national, five-year study of health in same-gender couples.
29-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

How to Deal with Family Who Just Can’t Handle the Truth

For many people, the holidays mean spending time with family and friends who have fully embraced “fake news” – and are happy to share it with you. A researcher at The Ohio State University has some science-based methods for dealing with...
20-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST

​Researchers Predict Power Outages Caused by Hurricane Matthew

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What Should Voters Know About the Clinton and Trump Charities?

4-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT

How Will Clinton and Trump Try to Engage the Emotions of Voters in the First Presidential Debate?

23-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

The Religious Right Made Peace with Trump – the Same Way Black Church Leaders Did with Obama

19-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT

There Is Still Time to Save Democracy in Turkey, Expert Says.

26-Jul-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Why Probe Jupiter? "Ask a Spaceman!" Astronomer/Popular Science Podcaster Comments on NASA Juno Probe's July 4 Arrival at Jupiter

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