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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than good

(Florida Atlantic University) Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.

Big fish in a small pond?

(Florida Atlantic University) Feel like you're a big fish in a small pond? If you're an employee who perceives you're overqualified for your position, chances are you're unsatisfied with your job, uncommitted to your organization and experience psychological strain, according to a study co-authored by a faculty member from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.

Study finds 'sexism' in sexual assault research, but this time men are the target

Sexism is alive and well in sexual assault research, but this time men are the target. A new study conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Sam Houston State University debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault...Show More Summary

Study finds 'sexism' in sexual assault research, but this time men are the target

(Florida Atlantic University) Sexism is alive and well, but this time men are the target. A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn't as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn't result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression. Show More Summary

Study illuminates serotonin contributions to cocaine's allure

(Florida Atlantic University) A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine. Scientists...Show More Summary

FAU launches new approach to preventing dementia

(Florida Atlantic University) Is it possible to prevent dementia from happening in the first place? That's what a leading FAU neuroscientist plans to prove using an innovative approach that defies the idea that 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to battling Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. Show More Summary

Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study shows

(Florida Atlantic University) Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at FAU that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.

Close failing banks before they cost US billions of dollars, says study

(Florida Atlantic University) Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from FAU's College of Business.

It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind

(Chinese Association of Automation) Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optimize wind power for use, even when it's not blowing. To...Show More Summary

Is 'doing good' bad for a company's bottom line? Yes, says FAU study

(Florida Atlantic University) Companies that try to 'do good' are likely to find that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is bad for their bottom lines, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business. Show More Summary

Copaiba: Silver bullet or snake oil?

(Florida Atlantic University) Sales of the essential oil copaiba are increasing, at least in part, because more than 54 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. The conventional way to treat arthritis is using NSAIDs asShow More Summary

Approach tested at FAU first to look at dolphin immune system

(Florida Atlantic University) For humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, commercially available marine-specific antibodies do not exist. Show More Summary

FAU archeologist involved in groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru

(Florida Atlantic University) A-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru -- home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America. Show More Summary

FAU study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementia

(Florida Atlantic University) For people with dementia, communicating needs, emotions and interacting with others becomes increasingly difficult as communication deteriorates as dementia progresses. But all is not lost according to the...Show More Summary

Is the blog to blame for Vladimir Putin's 2011-12 elections defeat?

(Florida Atlantic University) In the 2011-12 elections, Russia's government leaders underestimated the power of the internet and it impacted the outcome of the elections and spurred massive demonstrations in response to Vladimir Putin's stage-managing the presidential succession and evidence of widespread fraud. Show More Summary

In young bilingual children 2 languages develop simultaneously but independently

(Florida Atlantic University) A study of bilingual children finds that when children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language. Show More Summary

Do smart songbirds always get the girl?

If the early bird catches the worm, then does the smart songbird get the girl? That's what a researcher at Florida Atlantic University and collaborators from the University of Miami, Duke University, and the College of Charleston were determined to find out in a new study published in the journal Animal Cognition. Show More Summary

Do smart songbirds always get the girl?

(Florida Atlantic University) Compelling evidence shows females prefer mates with better cognitive abilities in a number of animals and even humans. For male songbirds, their ability to sing complex songs has been suggested to signal cognitive ability and is vital for attracting females as well as repelling rival males. Show More Summary

Is it a boy or is it a girl? New method to ID baby sea turtles' sex

(Florida Atlantic University) Is it a boy or is it a girl? For baby sea turtles it's not that cut and dry. Because they don't have an X or Y chromosome, baby sea turtles' sex is defined during development by the incubation environment. Show More Summary

Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit

(Florida Atlantic University) More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Researchers reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve smoking...Show More Summary

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