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October 28, 2020

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Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study ...
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw ...
Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the ...
Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections before they spread, according to a new study. Combining virus genomics with epidemiologic ...
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How Computer Scientists and Marketers Can Create a Better CX With AI

A failure to incorporate behavioral insight into technological developments may undermine consumers' experiences with ...

Judges' Decisions in Sport Focus More on Vigor Than Skill

Researchers analyzed almost 550 men's and women's mixed martial arts contests, using data collated for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and found the rate at which competitors fight is ...

The Rhythm of Change: What a Drum-Beat Experiment Reveals 211Ʊ Cultural Evolution

Living organisms aren't the only things that evolve over time. Cultural practices change, too, and in recent years social scientists have taken a keen interest in understanding this cultural ...

Random Effects Key to Containing Epidemics

Scientists have discovered why dividing a large population into multiple subpopulations that do not intermix can help contain outbreaks without imposing contact restrictions within those local ...

Black Hispanic Individuals Hardest Hit by COVID-19

A new study shows the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic groups within the United States, with the most severe outcomes, including death and intensive care, among Hispanic Black ...

State Gun Laws May Help Curb Violence Across State Lines: Study

Researchers find that strong state firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm homicides -- both within the state where the laws are enacted and across state lines. Conversely, weak firearm laws ...

War Songs and Lullabies Behind Origins of Music

Love is not the primary reason humans developed music. A new evolutionary theory of the origins of music argues more evidence supports music coming from the need for groups to impress allies and ...

Divide and Conquer :A New Formula to Minimize 'Mathemaphobia'

Maths - it's the subject some kids love to hate, yet despite its lack of popularity, mathematics is critical for a STEM-capable workforce and vital for current and future productivity. New ...

Nearly One in Three Young Adults in the US Does Not Know Common Stroke Symptoms

Nearly 30% of U.S. adults younger than 45 don't know all five of the most common stroke symptoms, according to a recent survey. Hispanic adults, people not born in the U.S. and less educated ...

Uncertainties Key to Balancing Flood Risk and Cost in Elevating Houses

What do you have on your 2020 Bingo Card? Wildfire, heat wave, global pandemic, or flooding? If it's flooding, then it's a good bet it will happen in many places in the U.S. sometime during ...

COVID-19 a Double Blow for Chronic Disease Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a 'syndemic' for people with chronic illnesses, a new study analyzing data from low and middle-income countries ...

War on Plastic Is Distracting from More Urgent Threats to Environment, Experts Warn

A team of leading environmental experts have warned that the current war on plastic is detracting from the bigger threats to the ...

34% of Older Adults in the US Are Prescribed Potentially Inappropriate Drugs

The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new ...

Coronavirus Mutations Show Early Safety Measures and Restrictions Limited Viral Spread

Scientists analyzed genomic information from over 6,000 samples of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. Results show that early measures in states such as California and ...

Tackling Alarming Decline in Nature Requires 'Safety Net' of Multiple, Ambitious Goals

A 'safety net' made up of multiple ambitious and interlinked goals is needed to tackle nature's alarming decline, according to an international team of researchers analyzing the new ...

Stigma Impacts Psychological, Physical Health of Multiracial People

Policy changes can help to fight stigmas of multiracial Americans, one of the fasting growing minority groups in the United States according to a new ...

Individuals May Legitimize Hacking When Angry With System or Authority

New research has found that when individuals feel that a system or authority is unresponsive to their demands, they are more likely to legitimize hacker activity at an organization's ...

Analyzing Web Searches Can Help Experts Predict, Respond to COVID-19 Hot Spots

Web-based analytics have demonstrated their value in predicting the spread of infectious disease, and a new study indicates the value of analyzing Google web searches for keywords related to ...

COVID-19 Interventions Can Cut Virus Infections, Severe Outcomes, and Healthcare Needs

Non-pharmaceutical interventions such as voluntary shelter-in-place, quarantines, and other steps taken to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus can reduce the peak number of infections, daily infection ...

Americans' Responses to COVID-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits ...

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