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Trump and Clinton Way Ahead in South Carolina

A new American Research Group poll in South Carolina finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential pack with 35%, followed by John Kasich at 15%, Marco Rubio at 14%, Ted Cruz at 12%, Jeb Bush at 10% and Ben Carson [...]

UCLA Engineering makes public powerful image detection algorithm

An Engineering research group at UCLA have created an algorithm that helps computers “see” information in images that human eyes are unable to detect.

ISIS has a help desk

Middle East researchers have reportedly discovered a new Islamic State group “help desk” aimed at assisting its members in encrypting their messages and escaping authorities’ notice. The Hill reported Wednesday on the existence of the...Show More Summary

Fish larvae are better off in groups, study finds

A recent study provides new evidence that larvae swim faster, straighter and more consistently in a common direction when together in a group. The research is the first to observe group orientation behaviors of larval fish.

The Latest On Zika: Why The Pope Should Weigh In On Contraception

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This week, while research groups formed coalitions to develop a Zika virus vaccine, scientists learned more about the disease after an autopsy report showed Zika virus in brain tissue of an aborted fetus. The fetus's mother had contracted...Show More Summary

Study finds fish larvae are better off in groups

MIAMI - A recent study provides new evidence that larvae swim faster, straighter and more consistently in a common direction when together in a group. The research led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is the first to observe group orientation behaviors of larval fish. read more

Anger, contempt and disgust fuel hostility, new research shows

A new study is the first to demonstrate the connection between the emotions anger, contempt and disgust and hostility toward opponent groups. Study participants primed with these emotions expressed more hostility toward opponents than...Show More Summary

Study finds high rate of elective surgery for uncomplicated diverticulitis after few episodes

Patterns of episodes of diverticulitis before surgery, and factors associated with earlier interventions using inpatient, outpatient, and antibiotic prescription claims, have all been examined by a group of researchers.

Gastric bypass surgery at ages older than 35 years associated with improved survival

Researchers examined whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at different ages. Bariatric surgery is effective in reducing all-cause and cause-specific long-term mortality. Whether the long-term mortality benefit of surgery applies to all ages at which surgery is performed is not known.

'Housing Policy Debate' Publishes Penn Nursing & Cornell Study on Affordable Housing

The team researched a quasi-random assignment of 84 ACHIEVEability participants to their housing units. Investigators evaluated whether micro-neighborhood environments - the group of city blocks immediately surrounding housing units - affected participants' progress in achieving college credits.

US: How Police Chiefs Plan to Avoid 'Lawful But Awful' Shootings

Feb. 02--"Lawful but awful." That's how Chuck Wexler described the kinds of fatal shootings by officers that police want to avoid in the future. Last Friday, the group Wexler oversees, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), convened more t

Record for fastest data rate set

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates. read more

All-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

Moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed their deity...

Landmark study finds dementia risk varies significantly among racial and ethnic groups

In the largest and longest study thus far of ethnic disparities in dementia risk, researchers compared six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographic population and found significant variation in dementia incidence among them. The results are published online today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. read more

Don't Fear the Feminine

Recently, I gave a talk to a group of female academic leaders, explaining how my research demonstrates that successful executive women "round off the edges" of stereotypically male behaviors expected of leaders so that they can avoid...Show More Summary

Study of Asian common toad reveals three divergent groups

A research project has tested the hypothesis that Asian common toad populations across Southeast Asia are genetically similar owing to their commensal nature and high dispersive ability. To the researchers' surprise, three genetically...Show More Summary

Blocking stress protein relieves chronic pain in mice

A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new UCL (University College London) research funded by the Medical Research Council. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine,...Show More Summary

Sitcoms Do Matter

Muslims are the most despised group in America today, according to researchers. More people hate Muslims than gay people, Asians, Jews and Mexicans, at least since 2004 when such evidence started being recorded. And when hate spikes, so do hate crimes. Show More Summary

New study reveals that prelinguistic infants can categorize colors

A joint group of researchers from Chuo University, Japan Women's University and Tohoku University has revealed that infants aged between 5 and 7 months hold the representation of color categories in their brain, even before the acquisition of language. This study is published in the online journal of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. read more

Russia Increasingly Using Robots for Reconnaissance, Bomb Defusing

According to the head of the Russian Defense Ministry scientific research and robotics center, ministry has been increasingly using robots for a variety of tasks, from looking for illegal armed groups to mine sweeping.

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