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New Simulation Shows How The Pacific Islands May Have Been Colonized

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 24 major island groups of the Pacific Ocean were settled by early Austronesians between 3,500 and 900 years ago, but little is known about how these isolated islands were colonized. Now, researchers have used epidemiological modeling to devise some compelling new ideas about how it was done. Read more...

Grave Threats Face World’s Seventh Largest Economy

The economic value of the world's oceans “rivals that of the world's largest economies,” researchers from the World Wildlife Fund, Australia's Global Change Institute and the Boston Consulting Group wrote in a report issued on Thursday. Show More Summary

A stunning visualization of our divided Congress

Political polarization is on the rise, and with it come lots of clever new ways to visualize that polarization. I've even taken a crack at it myself. A group of researchers recently gave it another go in a paper published in PLOS One, and while it doesn't tell us anything we don't already know, it's nonetheless one […]

Marijuana Users Susceptible To ‘False Memories’, Study Reveals Cannabis Smokers Memory Issues Could Dwell Even After Quitting

The Journal of Molecular Psychiatry published an article that reveals smokers of marijuana are prone to ‘false memories’, according to a study completed from the Neuropsychopharmacology group located at the Biomedical Research Institute within the Hospital de Sant Pau and from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Show More Summary

Report That Says Online Learning Growth Is Slowing Misses Big Picture

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Bravo The Family Research Council hate group has a new video out that issues a warning. The gays, you see, are on the cusp of destroying everything: cakes, flowers, cameras, society and, most alarming, the ability of the Family Research Council to grift their way into their gullible followers' bank accounts. Show More Summary

Scientists in China Just Edited Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time

Three-day old human embryo. Image: ?RWJMS IVF Program/?Wikimedia A group of Chinese researchers has declared that they’ve taken a step forward in transcending nature's constraints on humans. Scientists from Sun Yat-sen University inShow More Summary

Materials scientists putting new spin on computing memory

As computers continue to shrink -- moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists -- memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers is trying to do just that with help from a new class of materials, whose magnetism can essentially be controlled by the flick of a switch.

Managing the Deluge of Data

It's no secret that the amount of data out there is growing exponentially. A joint study conducted by the research group IDC finds that the digital universe will grow 40% per year for the next decade. Or, to put it another way, it more than doubles every two years. Show More Summary

Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria and Iraq, according to researchers who closely monitor Islamist radicals online.

Look mom, no eardrums - evolution beyond the fossil record

Researchers at the RIKEN Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory and the University of Tokyo in Japan have determined that the eardrum evolved independently in mammals and diapsids--the taxonomic group that includes reptiles and birds. Published...Show More Summary

An Interview with Aubrey de Grey

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A recent interview with Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation, one of the few groups with a focus on accelerating progress towards the medical control of degenerative aging: C: For those who are not familiar with you, let us know more about your project. Show More Summary

Does Sustainability Add Value To Real Estate?

Simon Guy, head of marketing and communications – sustainability at BRE Group, tells PropertyEU at the 2015 ICSC Europe Conference in London that BRE research has shown that sustainability can add to the value of real estate assets if the strategy is correctly implemented.

The Generation Gap of Snapchat: UX for Different Age Groups

Every Tuesday, UserTesting’s Research Team studies a different product to share here on the blog. We hope you’ll learn some nifty research techniques and get inspired to run some insightful tests of your own. Enjoy, and check back in next … Read More

Scientists Map Out Entire Genetic Code of Iceland

Norsemen landing in Iceland, by Oscar Wergeland. Most of Iceland's population descends from a relatively small group of settlers, making this kind of genetic testing uniquely feasible. Late last month, researchers out of Iceland announced...Show More Summary

CatholicVote joins MRC and other groups in calling on Disney to cancel Savage

Nine Catholic leaders joined the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-religious bigot Dan Savage. MRC and FRC sent a letter to Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC [...]

HIV Prevention Messages for High-Risk Groups Should Target Bars, Street Corners

Bars and street corners are ideal venues for broad dissemination of HIV prevention information among drug-using male sex workers and other at-risk populations, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Google Sets New Lobbying Spending Record - Research Group

A research group said that Google set a company record after spending $5.47 million on federal lobbying in the first three months of 2015.

FRC praises Justice Scalia for jurisprudence that is 'shaped by his faith'

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Here's the next in the Family Research Council's daily prayers targeting each individual Supreme Court justice. Today the pro-discrimination political group is going for the low-hanging fruit that is Justice Scalia, thanking the notorious conservative (and father of a staunch...

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