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September 25, 2020

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Cities Beat Suburbs at Inspiring Cutting-Edge Innovations

The disruptive inventions that make people go 'Wow!' tend to come from research in the heart of cities and not in the suburbs, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, within metro ...

Validating Toolbox to Evaluate Cognitive Processing in People With Intellectual Disability

Researchers have updated and validated a series of tests in the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery. These tests, delivered on an iPad, can now be used to accurately assess cognitive processing in people ...

UK Special School Pupils 'Treated Differently', Following Removal of Standardized Assessments

Following the recent withdrawal of standardized assessments, children with intellectual disabilities at special schools in the UK are again being treated differently to children at mainstream ...

Children Associate White, but Not Black, Men With 'Brilliant' Stereotype, New Study Finds

The stereotype that associates being 'brilliant' with white men more than white women is shared by children regardless of their own race, finds a team of psychology researchers. By ...

Researchers Use Blockchain to Drive Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure

Researchers have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric ...

A Licence to Parent?

It's a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researchers say that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is ...

Private Land Conservation Research Underrepresents Geographical Regions and Stakeholders

Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of the world, private land conservation is an ...

Vaping Is Linked to Adolescents' Propensity for Crime, Study Shows

A new study explores emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade ...

A Tomato for Everyone: 'Sunviva' for the Good of All

Plant breeders have launched a joint initiative to protect seeds as common property. Agrecol developed an 'Open Source Seed License,' which legally protects seeds as commons (i.e., a ...

Open Insulin, 'DIY Bio' and the Future of Pharma

A growing community of do-it-yourself 'biohackers' are disrupting business-as-usual for pharmaceutical discovery, development and distribution. A new article looks at how the pharmaceutical ...

Developed and Developing: An Outdated Classification for Countries?

Countries have traditionally been divided into two broad categories according to their capacity to innovate. Now, researchers say these categories are overly simplistic and leave out the key roles ...

Professor Makes Legal Case for Schools to Challenge Cyberbullies

Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school. When it does, one ...

Many Parents of Children With Disabilities Don't Make Care Plans, Study Finds

Many parents of children with disabilities don't make advance care plans in the event of the parent's or other caretaker's death or disability, according to a new nationwide U.S. ...

Diversity Boosts Innovation in US Companies, Study Finds

A recent study finds that taking steps to foster diversity makes a company more innovative, in terms of product innovations, patents created and citations on patents -- meaning the relevant ...

Homeowners Shouldn't Count on Property Appreciation Creating Wealth, Study Says

The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be ...

'Combosquatting' Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

To guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers are now taking advantage of that ...