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Chemists speak out on sexual harassment in academia

(American Chemical Society) Sexual misconduct on college campuses is an age-old problem that continues to plague students and faculty, and is now the subject of renewed debate. It can traumatize those who are harassed, and change the course of people's careers. Show More Summary

Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds

(Iowa State University) Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.

New Army models predict number of cyberattacks that pierce company networks

(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A new study from the US Army Research Laboratory presents evidence that the number of cyber intrusions can be predicted, particularly when analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network.

Criminal Justice Review examines special victim populations

(Sam Houston State University) A special issue of Criminal Justice Review focuses on the victimization of specialized populations, including youth involved in prostitution, youth living in foster care, LGBTQ students in middle and high...Show More Summary

Possible Viking boat burial found beneath Trondheim market square

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a possible Viking boat burial in Central Trondheim, Norway The post Possible Viking boat burial found beneath Trondheim market square appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Study suggests you can 'pick up' a good or bad mood from your friends

(University of Warwick) New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends, but depression can't.A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends' moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.

Ottoman Peasants and their Local Elite

I’m always excited to read something my Michael Given who has published a series of intriguing articles unraveling the complexities of the Cypriot landscape during the Ottoman period. I was particularly intrigued by his recent pieceShow More Summary

Exotic Red Carbon Star Cloaked in a Cosmic Bubble --Captured by European Southern Observatory

Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of...        

Balance Sheet Wind Down Good, But Not Simple

Today the Federal Reserve is set to announce the schedule for unwinding its balance sheet. This is a step in the right direction, but it also has the potential to increase the risk of a recession. It’s past time to reduce the Fed’s balance sheet because its role in the economy is unnecessarily large. Show More Summary

What’s Trending? The Crime Drop

Over at Family Inequality, Phil Cohen has a list of demographic facts you should know cold. They include basic figures like the US population (326 million), and how many Americans have a BA or higher (30%). These got me thinking—if we want to have smarter conversations and fight fake news it is also helpful to […]

Fed conflicted by weak U.S. inflation, global economic rebound

By Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly. Show More Summary

DNDi welcomes Malaysia's move to secure access to more affordable hepatitis C treatments

(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Malaysia has issued a 'government use' licence enabling access to more affordable versions of an expensive and patented medicine to treat hepatitis C. This landmark decision should help the more...Show More Summary

Gender-open science

(University of Freiburg) The Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants a new joint project with about €840,000 in funding.

Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs

(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Especially male poison frogs piggyback their offspring to pools in the rainforest. Now, researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna, the University of Vienna and Harvard University showed that this parental behavior can be triggered experimentally. Show More Summary

UNIST to showcase the future of 3-D printing

(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology held a 3-D printing gala to showcase the future of 3-D printing.

10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

(Umea University) DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

A salute to progress: The Heidelberg Laureate Forum celebrates its fifth event this weekend

(Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation) From Sept. 24-29, Heidelberg will be home to the densest population of the laureates of mathematics and computer science: recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize. Show More Summary

Plant physiology: Adjusting to fluctuating temperatures

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Later leaf emergence, earlier leaf loss: A new study of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that the average vegetation periods of trees and shrubs in North America are intrinsically three weeks shorter than those of comparable species in Europe and Asia.

Kids everywhere have damaging gender stereotyping set by age 10

Global study reveals that gender stereotypes become ingrained in "tween" years, leading to life-long health consequences - particularly for girls

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