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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Violence in PG-13 Rated Movies Not Linked to Violence in US Society

Jan. 18, 2019 — New research suggests that policy makers should remain focused on issues that have been demonstrated to impact criminal behavior, such as family environment, mental health, poverty and ... read more

Telling Stories Using Rhythmic Gesture Helps Children Improve Their Oral Skills

Jan. 17, 2019 — For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of ... read more

Measuring Ability of Artificial Intelligence to Learn Is Difficult

Jan. 17, 2019 — Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study has ... read more

Economist Find a Global Tax on Carbon May Be Feasible

Jan. 17, 2019 — There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a recent ... read more

U.S. Youth Suicides More Prevalent in States With Higher Gun Ownership, Study Finds

Jan. 17, 2019 — A new study finds that states with higher levels of household gun ownership also have higher overall youth suicide rates, with every 10 percentage-point increase in household gun ownership associated ... read more

Less Than Half of U.S. Youth Discuss Sensitive Topics With Their Doctors

Jan. 16, 2019 — Fewer than half of young people in the United States are having discussions of sensitive topics with their regular healthcare providers, according to a new study. The research suggests that modifying ... read more

Wearable Sensor Can Detect Hidden Anxiety, Depression in Young Children

Jan. 16, 2019 — Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a new study, ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study says the future of tigers in Asia is linked to the path of demographic transition -- for ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Army researchers are exploring the benefits of immersive technology for warfighters. They have developed a platform to assess this technology called ... read more

Most Parents Say Hands-On, Intensive Parenting Is Best

Jan. 16, 2019 — Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed a map of chemicals found in jellyfish caught across 1 million square kilometers of UK waters. The same chemicals are found in other marine animals such as birds and fish. ... read more

Nudging Does Not Necessarily Improve Decisions

Jan. 16, 2019 — Nudging, the concept of influencing people's behavior without imposing rules, bans or coercion, is an idea that government officials and marketing specialists alike are keen to harness, and it ... read more

Identifying 'Friends' in an Objective Manner

Jan. 16, 2019 — Scientists have developed a new method for identifying individuals that have essential connections between them -- what they call 'significant ... read more

Neurofeedback Helps to Control Learning Success

Jan. 16, 2019 — Those who regulate their brain rhythm themselves can release capacities to learn new ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Alaskan wildlife management that prioritizes reducing bear and wolf populations so hunters can kill more moose, caribou and deer is both backward and lacks scientific ... read more

Part-Time Working Mothers With Flexible Schedules End Up Doing More Work Without Pay

Jan. 15, 2019 — Flexible schedules cause part-time working mothers to work longer without ... read more

Dissidents Under Authoritarian Rule: Staying Anonymous Yet Trustworthy

Jan. 15, 2019 — Minority and dissident communities face a perplexing challenge in countries with authoritarian governments. They need to remain anonymous to avoid persecution, but also must establish a trustworthy ... read more

Helping Anxious Students Excel on Science Exams

Jan. 15, 2019 — A new study released today reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in ... read more

Bike Share Programs Show Infrequent Helmet Use, Little Disparity Among Neighborhoods

Jan. 15, 2019 — People riding free-floating bike share rentals in Seattle are wearing helmets infrequently, according to a new analysis. Only 20 percent of bike share riders wore helmets in the study, while more ... read more

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