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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

Study Suggests Farm Traffic Vehicle Accidents Could Be Reduced by More Than Half

Oct. 21, 2016 — Traffic accidents involving farm vehicles in the Midwest would decrease by more than 50 percent if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those vehicles, new research has ... read more

Modeling Shifting Beliefs in a Complex Social Environment

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new model is allowing scientists to explore how changing an individual's certainty in the belief on the truth of one statement leads to changes in their beliefs on the truth of others. This ... read more

Risk Analysis for Common Ground on Climate Loss and Damage

Oct. 20, 2016 — The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage--but how exactly it ... read more

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

Oct. 20, 2016 — Researchers show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new ... read more

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. Glacier recession is leaving lakes that could burst and wash ... read more

Leisure Activities, Job Crafting Can Make Company 'Mistfits' More Productive

Oct. 20, 2016 — Finding meaning outside of work and proactively tailoring duties on the job may help people who fail to gel with a company's culture stay engaged and become more productive workers, according to ... read more

170,000 Hate Crimes Go Unreported in the UK Each Year, According to New Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — English researchers have developed new hate crimes reporting systems to provide authorities with a clearer picture of the level of abuse in that ... read more

Pre-University Skills Course Boosts Students' A-Level Success

Oct. 20, 2016 — A course designed to teach sixth form students essential university-level study skills also significantly improves their A-level results, according to research from ... read more

Amazon Fishery Management Provides Rare 'Win-Win' Chance for Conservation and Poverty Alleviation

Oct. 20, 2016 — A study into freshwater lake management along the Amazon’s most meandering river has demonstrated astounding benefits to local livelihoods in replenishing vitally important fish stocks — a source ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — A new survey of marijuana grow sites in California demonstrates the potential environmental impact of marijuana farming and provides an example of the survey and analysis needed as farming ... read more

Neighborhoods Important Factor in Risk of Stroke for All Races

Oct. 19, 2016 — Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a new ... read more

Biomass Heating Could Get a 'Green' Boost With the Help of Fungi

Oct. 19, 2016 — In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using ... read more

Scientists Find Link Between Tropical Storms, Decline of River Deltas

Oct. 19, 2016 — A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, research shows, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — When a truck rumbles by a building, vibrations can travel up to the structure's roof and down again, generating transient tremors through the intervening floors and beams. Now researchers have ... read more

Going for a Run Could Improve Cramming for Exams

Oct. 19, 2016 — Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new ... read more

Are Extraverts Always at an Advantage in Team-Based Work?

Oct. 19, 2016 — Extraverts are perceived as proactively contributing to teamwork because of their ability to develop energizing relationships with their teammates, research finds. These results show that ... read more

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