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May 19, 2019

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Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, ... read more
A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they wouldn't ... read more
People in almost every region of the world could benefit from rebalancing their diets to eat optimal amounts of various foods and nutrients, according to the Global Burden of ... read more

Climate of North American Cities Will Shift Hundreds of Miles in One Generation

In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away -- or to ... read more
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Researchers see a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital ... read more

Early Exposure to Banking May Influence Life-Long Financial Health

Growing up in a community with or without banks has a long-term effect on how you build and manage credit, according to a new study. The research shows individuals who grow up in what are essentially ... read more

Research Links Civic Engagement to Resilience

Flowers, home-cooked meals and time were among the items donated in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks. A new study has found these simple acts of kindness not only benefited victims, ... read more

A new father's views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests. ... read more

Calling Attention to Gender Bias Dramatically Changes Course Evaluations

With growing evidence of gender bias on student course evaluations, a new intervention may help reduce bias against women instructors. Researchers added language aimed at making students aware of ... read more

Scientific Reproducibility Does Not Equate to Scientific Truth, Mathematical Model Finds

Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical ... read more

Young Adults Distressed by Labels of Narcissism, Entitlement

Young adults both believe and react negatively to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations, suggests new ... read more

For decades, political scientists have measured the public's trust in the federal government consistently, using measures that are largely unchanged since the 1960s -- despite the momentous ... read more

Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) -- evidence that could change the way conservationists think about ... read more

Progress Against Child Mortality Lags in Many Indian States

India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states, according to a new ... read more

Producing Food Whilst Preserving Biodiversity

In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into ... read more

Echo Chambers May Not Be as Dangerous as You Think, New Study Finds

New research shows that collective intelligence -- peer learning within social networks -- can increase belief accuracy even in politically homogeneous ... read more

Being Bullied as a Teen Is Associated With Growing Up in Areas of Income Inequality

Growing up in areas with income inequality is associated with being bullied, according to a new study, which surveyed approximately 874,000 children in 40 medium and high income countries in Europe, ... read more

Misapplication of Opioid Guidelines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying ... read more

Green Energy Nudges Come With a Hidden Cost

Many US households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. Such policies aim to 'nudge' people toward making better choices, ... read more

Weighing Up Trade-Offs Between Food Security and Climate Mitigation

Researchers are clarifying the impacts of stringent climate mitigation policies on food security. The team identified smart and inclusive climate policy designs where the risk of food-security for ... read more

Trade Could Be Key to Balancing Conservation of Freshwater Sources and Food Security

A new study has evaluated whether water for the environment could be prioritized under growing competition from other sectors. The results indicate that this could be achieved by shifting crop ... read more

Perceived Union Support Buoys 'Meaningfulness of Work' Measures

When employees think of their labor union as supportive and caring, says new research, they are more likely to rate their union as fulfilling their psychological needs for autonomy, competence and ... read more

Scientists have uncovered new evidence that heated political discourse over proposed laws involving marginalized groups, such as debates about the rights of LGBT people, can contribute to an increase ... read more

New research finds that teacher assessments are equally as reliable as standardized exams at predicting educational ... read more

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