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This map shows where the tallest people live

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New research on trends in adult human height over the last century confirm that, no surprise, humans are getting taller overall due to better nutrition and disease control. However according to the health science group Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), the gain in adult height varies dramatically by country. Show More Summary

New approach for environmental test on livestock drugs

Drugs for livestock can harm beneficial organisms that break down dung. Therefore newly developed medical substances need to be tested on single species in the lab. An international research group has been scrutinizing the reliability...Show More Summary

What a Shocker: Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Hold the presses. Pot heads are mellow, drunks can be mean. That's the common wisdom, and now, thanks to a group of researchers from the Netherlands, it has some scientific validation. In a just-published study in the journal Psychopharmacology, they found that—doh!—people on  booze act out, while people on pot peacefully space out. Show More Summary

How to sound the alarm

A group of risk experts is proposing a new framework and research agenda that they believe will support the most effective public warnings when a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety. Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards. read more

Who Loves Advanced Biomedical Body Enhancement Technology? Not Many Americans

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A recent Pew Research Center survey and accompanying focus group spells out how Americans feel about using biomedical innovation to alter the human body and its performance capacity. The center asked Americans about the use of gene editing,...Show More Summary

Texas Lawmaker’s ‘Coerced Abortion’ Campaign ‘Wildly Divorced From Reality’

Anti-choice groups and lawmakers in Texas are charging that coerced abortion has reached epidemic levels, citing bogus research published by researchers who oppose legal abortion care. The post Texas Lawmaker’s ‘Coerced Abortion’ Campaign ‘Wildly Divorced From Reality’ appeared first on Rewire.

Elon Musk Wants To End Housework With These Self-Training Robots

A non-profit research group co-founded by Musk is developing artificial intelligence able to teach itself how to take care of us (and take over our chores).

To Diet Or Not Diet: Science Weighs In

Let's play a game: imagine that you were going to join a research study, and were allowed to join one of two groups: Group #1 was going to go on a conventional diet. Group #2 was going to learn how to trust themselves around food and...Show More Summary

A famous supermassive black hole 'spied on' with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS

Novel observations by an international group of researchers with the CanariCam instrument on the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS provide new information about magnetic fields around the active nucleus of the galaxy Cygnus A. This is the first time that polarimetric observations in the middle infrared region of the spectrum have been made of the nucleus of an active galaxy.

How to sound the alarm: As hazard warnings increase, experts urge better decisions on who and when to warn

A group of risk experts is proposing a new framework and research agenda that they believe will support the most effective public warnings when a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety. Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards.

Light shed on a superluminous supernova which appears to have exploded twice

An international group of researchers has used the GTC to observe a superluminous supernova almost from the moment it occurred. It has revealed surprising behaviour, because this supernova showed an initial increase in brightness which later declined for a few days, and later increased again much more strongly. Show More Summary

Designing Electricity Rates In The Era Of Distributed Energy Resources

Earlier this month, a group of solar and tech organizations and companies published a research paper intended to deal with designing electricity rates in an era becoming more and more about distributed energy resources. The paper, Rate...Show More Summary

Damen Fishery Research Vessel for Angola

The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a state-of-the-art, 74 m Fishery Research Vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. This special vessel,

The Gig Economy is all about Hustling

By Dan Gallagher, VP Brand Strategy & Research, R2C Group While conducting ethnographic research in early 2013 for a digital DIY client, my team came across some interesting findings while interviewing Millennials in their homes. WeShow More Summary

Star Wars may propel U.S. toy industry to best year since '99: NPD

By Subrat Patnaik (Reuters) - The Force is with the U.S. toy industry this year. Demand for Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high, according to industry research firm The NPD Group. Toy sales rose 7.5 percent in the first half of 2016, pointing to the fastest growth since 1999, the NPD said. Show More Summary

Could Brain Training Prevent Dementia?

It’s been a lousy couple of years for researchers who study the effects of computerized brain training. In October of 2014 a group of more than seventy academics published what they called a consensus statement, asserting that playing brain games had been shown to improve little more than the ability to play brain games. Show More Summary

Heckuva Job, Nigel!

UK PMI collapses. Term spread moves toward inversion. From yesterday’s FT: A special edition of the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a well-regarded survey of activity produced by research group Markit – has been published to provide a picture of how the UK economy has fared after the referendum. The picture is not pretty. The […]

Ants Domesticated Fungus for Farming 60 to 55 Million Years ago During the Paleogene

A group of South American ants has farmed fungi since shortly after the dinosaurs died out, according to an international research team including Smithsonian scientists. The genes of the ant farmers and their fungal crops reveal a surprisingly ancient history of mutual adaptations. Show More Summary

Study Shows Potential to Reduce HIV Transmission Through Intervention for Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

A team of researchers led by the University of Maryland, School of Public Health's Dr. Mona Mittal, conducted an integrated HIV risk reduction intervention for a racially diverse group of economically-disadvantaged women with histories of intimate partner violence (IPV). Show More Summary

Pokémon Go: A portent of our augmented future

Michael Gartenberg has covered the personal technology beat for more than two decades at places like Gartner, Jupiter Research and Altimeter Group. Most recently, he spent a few years at Apple as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing. / /-->/ /-->/ Pokémon...Show More Summary

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