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August 2, 2020



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Reexamining the History of Slavery Through 23andMe African Ancestry Data

Researchers have compiled genetic data from consenting 23andMe research participants to paint a more complete picture of African ancestry in the New World. By linking genetic data with slave trade ...

Narcissists Don't Learn from Their Mistakes Because They Don't Think They Make Any

When most people find that their actions have resulted in an undesirable outcome, they tend to rethink their decisions and ask, 'What should I have ...

Even If You Want To, You Can't Ignore How People Look or Sound

Your perceptions of someone you just met are influenced in part by what they look like and how they sound. But can you ignore how someone looks or how they sound if you're told it is not relevant? ...
Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age, suggests a new study. New research suggests that people who live in highly ...
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Why Governments Have the Right to Require Masks in Public

Requirements for consumers to wear masks at public places like retail stores and restaurants are very similar to smoking bans, according to a group of experts who argue that mask requirements to stop ...

COVID-Related Discrimination Disproportionately Impacts Racial Minorities, Study Shows

A new study reveals that discrimination against people thought to have COVID-19, even if they weren't infected, peaked in April and has since declined. Particularly against Asian Americans, ...

Context Reduces Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection Algorithms

When it comes to accurately flagging hate speech on social media, context matters, says a new study aimed at reducing errors that could amplify racial ...

Prospective Teachers Misperceive Black Children as Angry

New research finds that prospective teachers appear more likely to misperceive Black children as angry than white children, which may undermine the education of Black ...

Showing Pro-Diversity Feelings Are the Norm Makes Individuals More Tolerant

Showing people how their peers feel about diversity in their community can make their actions more inclusive, make members of marginalized groups feel more like they belong, and even help close ...

Coronavirus: Social Distancing Accepted When People Understand Exponential Growth

When people fail to see the need for restrictions on public life, explaining the exponential increase of infections creates greater acceptance for measures taken to slow down the infection rate, ...

Analysis of Rates of Police-Related Fatalities Finds Significant Race-Related Differences

A new study analyzes and describes U.S. police-involved fatalities across racial/ethnic groups at the level of individual metropolitan statistical ...

New Research Confirms Higher Rates of New Coronavirus in Latinx Populations

A study of testing results across Johns Hopkins Medicine testing sites highlights coronavirus racial disparities in the Baltimore-Washington ...

More Than 80 Percent of Americans Report Nation's Future Is Significant Source of Stress

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83 percent) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's most recent survey ...

COVID-19 Toll in Nursing Homes Linked to Staffing Levels and Quality

A new study shows that residents of long-term care facilities with lower nurse staffing levels, poorer quality scores, and higher concentrations of disadvantaged residents suffer from higher rates of ...

Researchers Evaluate 2020 Census Data Privacy Changes

After the US Census Bureau announced that it was changing how it protects the identities of individuals for the 2020 Census, researchers began to evaluate how these changes may affect census data ...

Paid Sick Leave Mandates Hold Promise in Containing COVID-19

Mandates like those found in the federal government's Families First Coronavirus Response Act may be helping to slow the ...

Growing Evidence That Minority Ethnic Groups in England May Be at Higher Risk of COVID-19

Evidence available to date suggests that minority ethnic groups in England, particularly black and south Asian people, may be at increased risk of testing positive for Covid-19, compared to people ...

Police Stop Fewer Black Drivers at Night When a 'Veil of Darkness' Obscures Their Race

After analyzing 95 million traffic stop records, filed by officers with 21 state patrol agencies and 35 municipal police forces from 2011 to 2018, researchers concluded that 'police stops and ...

COVID-19 Has Unmasked Significant Health Disparities in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked longstanding racial and ethnic health-related disparities, according to a new article. The essay notes higher rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths or positive ...

Stark Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death Rates Among New York

Researchers found that COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates varied across New York City boroughs. The Bronx -- with the highest proportion of racial/ethnic minorities, the most poverty, and ...

Segregation and Local Funding Gaps Drive Disparities in Drinking Water

The fragmentation of water service in the US among thousands of community systems, most of which are small and rely on local funding, leaves many households vulnerable to water contamination or loss ...

Want to Live Longer? Stay in School, Study Suggests

A multi-institution study has attempted to tease out the relative impact of two variables most often linked to life expectancy -- race and education -- by combing through data about 5,114 black and ...

US-Born Residents More Than 5 Times Likely to Use Prescription Opioids Than New Immigrants

The longer immigrants live in the United States, the more likely they are to use prescription opioids -- a fact that contradicts popular views linking wealth and health, and suggests that American ...

Public Blame Accidents on Drivers More Than Their Automated Cars When Both Make Mistakes

The public are more likely to blame accidents involving semi-autonomous cars on driver -- rather than machine -- error, a new study has ...

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