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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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Finding the 'Goldilocks' Level of Enthusiasm for Business Pitches

Researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving ... read more

Researchers see a blockchain-driven future where cars, homes and appliances can buy and sell digital ... read more

'Brand Me' Presentations Increase Students' Confidence and Enhance Their Employability

The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their ... 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

'Striking' Differences in Rates of HIV/AIDS Within African Nations

Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from the Global Burden of ... read more

Legal Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain, but Increases Injuries and Car Accidents

The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, ... read more

As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. The model combined data on road networks with the ... read more

For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers 4 Times More Than Government Payers

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on ... read more

Five Rules to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Current efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance are 'not nearly radical enough,' a leading scientist ... 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

Preschoolers Who Watch TV Sleep Less

Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who don't, according to 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

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