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December 14, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018 — Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ... read more

Mass Spectrometry Sheds New Light on Thallium Poisoning Cold Case

Dec. 13, 2018 — In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months later, she ... read more

Employee Incentives Can Lead to Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings suggest that setting compensation goals can increase dishonesty when managers are also paid a bonus for hitting certain ... read more

Can Social Interactions Affect Spread of Disease?

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers draw connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical ... read more

Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers 'Win' When They Collaborate

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings in new article indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact ... read more

New Study Finds Bias Against Women and Girls When Intellectual Ability Is Sought

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study finds bias against both women and girls for jobs or activities requiring intellectual ability. The research underscores the pervasiveness of gender bias, held even among females, in both ... read more

Addressing Research Gaps Could Help With Development of Disability-Inclusive Workplaces

Dec. 10, 2018 — Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive ... read more

'Dropout' Rate for Academic Scientists Has Risen Sharply in Past 50 Years, Study Finds

Dec. 10, 2018 — An analysis has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ... read more

Early Career Choices Appear to Influence Personality

Dec. 10, 2018 — In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll in a vocational training program. A ... read more

The Privacy Risks of Compiling Mobility Data

Dec. 7, 2018 — A new study finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people's movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human ... read more

Graphic Warnings Snuff out Cigarettes' Appeal to Kids

Dec. 7, 2018 — New research suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette ... read more

Rules to Boost Fuel Economy for Passenger Vehicles Will Do More Good Than Harm, New Study Shows

Dec. 6, 2018 — Experts conclude that rules on the books to increase fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good than harm, contradicting claims by the Trump administration as it seeks to roll back fuel ... read more

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

US Interstate Highways Need Overhaul, Says New Report

Dec. 6, 2018 — The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of ... read more

What Does Expanded Medicaid Mean for the Health and Work Lives of Enrollees? A Lot

Dec. 6, 2018 — A new study could help states that will soon expand Medicaid, or may add a work requirement, understand what might be in store. Nearly half of enrollees in Michigan's expanded Medicaid felt ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A new study points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the ... read more

Hybrid Prevalence Estimation: Method to Improve Intervention Coverage Estimations

Dec. 6, 2018 — A new study outlines proposals for a more accurate estimator of health ... read more

Fighting Smog Supports Solar Power

Dec. 6, 2018 — Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power ... read more

'Hangxiety' Higher in Shy People

Dec. 6, 2018 — Very shy people are more likely to suffer 'hangxiety' -- anxiety during a hangover -- than their extrovert friends, new research ... read more

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Dec. 6, 2018 — By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

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