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STI Transmission: Wives, Whores, and the Invisible Man

Flashback Friday. Monica C. sent along images of a pamphlet, from 1920, warning soldiers of the dangers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In the lower right hand corner (close up below), the text warns that “most” “prostitutes (whores) and easy women” “are diseased.” In contrast, in the upper left corner, we see imagery of the […]

New Penn research examines gun use, injury and fear in domestic violence

(University of Pennsylvania) About 2 percent of domestic-violence incidents involve guns, according to new research from Susan B. Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania. Victims of these crimes typically have fewer injuries but more fear. Show More Summary

Telling True Stories

By Karen Sternheimer Story telling is not just about fiction and fabrication. Good scholars are gifted at telling compelling true stories using data from research findings. If you think about a book or article that you have read or ...

commentary on “an austrian approach to class structure” by jayme s. lemke

I saw a link to an article called “An Austrian Approach to Class Structure.” It attracted my interest since it is rare for economists to delve into theories of social class. In this article, Lemke offers a theory of social class based on Austrian economics. It is an interesting choice given that Austrians are committed […]

Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of US, to be honored at Research!America Advocacy Awards Dinner

(Research!America) Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States, will receive Research!America's Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award for his commitment to accelerating cancer research as the driving force behind the White House Cancer Moonshot. Show More Summary

Mothers and infants connect through song

(University of Miami) Research from UM Frost School of Music provides insight into the importance of song for infants and mothers.

WCSJ2017 organizers announce program themes, fellowships, speakers

(National Association of Science Writers) Organizers of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) unveiled details of the upcoming event at an information session held today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Show More Summary

Why We Don’t Need a White History Month

February is Black History Month (now African-American History Month), a celebration of black Americans and the ways they have shaped American society. But critics have often posed the question, “Why is there no white history month?” Brown...Show More Summary

Social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking, study finds

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) According to a Princeton University study, social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking. Feelings of despair brought on by social exclusion can cause people to seek meaning in miraculous stories, which may not necessarily be true.

Genome surgery with CRISPR-Cas9 to prevent blindness

(Institute for Basic Science) IBS study proves that CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye of living animals to treat age-related macular degeneration efficiently and safely.

Is your big data messy? We're making an app for that

(University at Buffalo) Vizier, software under development by a University at Buffalo-led research team, aims to proactively catch big data errors. The project, backed by a $2.7 million National Science Foundation grant, launched in January. Show More Summary

An autism 'revolution' in the history of child development

(Queen Mary University of London) What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in popular culture.

Clinical trial for new innovative osteoarthritis drug

(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool, in partnership with AKL Research and Development Ltd, is to lead on a clinical trial to test a potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis.

Do you really get paid less if you're 'ugly'?

(Springer) Do beautiful people earn more while those who are not so gorgeous are paid less? It's not as simple as that, according to Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK and Mary Still of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Show More Summary

brayden king on the ivanka trump boycott

Our good friend Brayden King has a column in Fortune discussing the Ivanka Trump boycott in light of research on boycotts. Key passages: As research has shown, boycotts typically do little to hurt companies’ revenues, in part because the activists are not typical consumers of their target companies’ goods. For example, animal rights activists who […]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Paul Nuttall

Where to you start with a politician like Paul Nuttall? Like a foul dinner that keeps repeating, his every action belches falsehood upon fib upon lie. Saying you played professionally for Tranmere Rovers and having a PhD when you didn't...Show More Summary

Scheme's success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

(Newcastle University) Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment -- and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies.

People assume sexists are also racist and vice versa

(Association for Psychological Science) The stigma associated with prejudice against women and people of color seems to transfer from one group to another, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Show More Summary

Fasting mimicking diet reduces risk factors for aging and multiple age-related disease

(Crier Communications, Inc.) Temporarily inducing our body into thinking it's fasting may reverse biological aging, increase our healthspan, and stave off age-related illness. The Longevity Institute at USC today publishes in Science...Show More Summary

Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.

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