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July 12, 2020

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Researchers have found that our brains may recall some common words, like 'pig,' 'tank,' and 'door,' much more often than others, including 'cat,' 'street,' and 'stair.' By ...
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 ...

Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity and Heat Are Emerging Across the Globe

A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, ...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Significantly Impacting Global Air Quality

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant -- ground-level ozone -- has increased in China, ...
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Construction: How to Turn 36 Seconds Into USD 5.4 Billion

A team of researchers have, for the first time ever, linked 40 years of productivity data from the construction industry with the actual work done. The results show that productivity in the ...

Socio-Economic, Environmental Impacts of COVID-19 Quantified

How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? A new study quantifies the socio-economic losses and environmental ...

Community Initiative Increases Teenage Use of Effective Contraception

Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a ...

Science Education Community Should Withdraw from International Tests, Experts Urge

The science community should withdraw from involvement in international tests such as PISA because they have forced schools to adopt 'narrow' curricula and pedagogies, a study ...

Aquaculture's Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

A new paper examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on ...

Study: More Than Half of US Students Experience Summer Learning Losses Five Years in a Row

Following U.S. students across five summers between grades 1 and 6, a little more than half (52 percent) experienced learning losses in all five summers, according to a large national study. Students ...

Our Itch to Share Helps Spread COVID-19 Misinformation

A study contains bad news and good news about Covid-19 misinformation -- and a new insight that may help reduce the ...

Is COVID-19 Widening the Gender Gap in Academic Medicine?

A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The findings suggest a worsening gender gap in academic medicine as ...

Contracting COVID-19: Lifestyle and Social Connections May Play a Role

Current research indicates that unhealthy lifestyle choices, including smoking and lack of exercise, along with emotional stressors like social isolation and interpersonal conflicts are important ...

Distorted Passage of Time During the COVID-19 Lockdown

A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests that social and physical distancing measures put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted people's perception of how quickly time ...

Chatbots Can Ease Medical Providers' Burden, Offer Guidance to Those With COVID-19 Symptoms

Research finds that chatbots -- software applications that conduct online chats via text or text-to-speech -- working for reputable organizations can ease the burden on medical providers and offer ...

Access to Nature Requires Attention When Addressing Community Health Needs

Nature is a tool to address deeply entrenched health disparities; health systems should work to increase nature access, as they have with other social determinants of ...

People More Likely to Donate When Reminded of Own Mortality

New research shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own ...

Kindness Researcher Challenges the Notion of Mean Teens

A researcher is hoping to flip the switch on the preconceived notion that teens are mean. He says teenagers often receive a negative reputation, sometimes showcased in mainstream media reports of ...

Men and Younger Adults Less Active in Lockdown

New research indicates that men and younger adults have been less physically active during the COVID-19 ...

Scientists Offer Roadmap for Studying Link Between Climate and Armed Conflict

Climate change -- from rising temperatures and more severe heavy rain, to drought -- is increasing risks for economies, human security, and conflict globally. Scientists are leading an effort to ...

Troubling Connection Between Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination and Health of Mothers, Babies

Perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor ...

Desk-Based Jobs May Offer Protection Against Poor Cognition in Later Life

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, ...

1.5 Billion People Will Depend on Water from Mountains

Global water consumption has increased almost fourfold in the past 100 years, and many regions can only meet their water demand thanks to essential contributions from mountain regions. In 30 years, ...

Interplay of Impact, Moral Goals Influences Charitable Giving to Different Causes

With the rise of globalization, geographic borders are becoming less relevant for making charitable donations, which means nonprofits and charities can make more effective pitches to donors by ...

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