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December 14, 2020

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A new global analysis has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world. The study ...
For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. Not so, ...

Biggest Carbon Dioxide Drop: Real-Time Data Show COVID-19's Massive Impact on Global Emissions

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw an unprecedented decline ...

Nitrous Oxide Emissions Pose an Increasing Climate Threat, Study Finds

Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide ...
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Business Closures, Partial Reopenings Due to COVID May Cost the U.S. $3-$5 Trillion in GDP Over 2 Years, Study Finds

Economists project that a best-case scenario for the United States hinges on whether the initial mandatory closures and social distancing measures were sufficient to control the rise in coronavirus ...

Insecure Livelihoods Hindering Efforts to Combat Anti-Microbial Resistance Globally

Patients living in precarious circumstances are less likely to use antibiotics appropriately according to a new study, suggesting that efforts to improve conditions for those with little security in ...

New Study Tests Machine Learning on Detection of Borrowed Words in World Languages

Researchers have investigated the ability of machine learning algorithms to identify lexical borrowings using word lists from a single language. Results show that current machine learning methods ...

Wielding a Gun Makes a Shooter Perceive Others as Wielding a Gun, Too

Nearly a decade ago, cognitive psychologist Jessica Witt wondered if the mere act of wielding a firearm could bias someone to perceive another person as wielding one, too -- and more importantly, if ...

Significant Increase in Depression Seen Among Children During First UK Lockdown

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures, according to a new ...

Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as Observed from Space

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, as various health and safety restrictions keep more of us at home more often. The resulting changes to our behavior are already impacting the ...

Racial Microaggressions Contribute to Disparities in STEM Education

Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are one of the fastest-growing areas of work in the United States, yet racial and gender disparities remain in STEM occupations. A ...

Tension Between Awareness and Fatigue Shapes COVID-19 Spread

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two human factors are battling it out: awareness of the virus's severe consequences and fatigue from nine months of pandemic precautions. The results of ...

Hard and Fast Emission Cuts Slow Warming in the Next 20 Years

A new study shows that strong and rapid action to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will help to slow down the rate of global warming over the next twenty ...

How Do We Separate the Factual from the Possible? New Research Shows How Our Brain Responds to Both

Our brains respond to language expressing facts differently than they do to words conveying possibility, a team of neuroscientists has found. Its work offers new insights into the impact word choice ...

Marine Ecosystems: No Refuge from the Heat

Over the past several decades, marine protected areas (MPAs) have emerged as a favored conservation tool. By protecting marine species and safeguarding habitat, these reserves help buffer ecosystems ...

We're Watching the World Go Blind, Researchers Say

Researchers say eye care accessibility around the globe isn't keeping up with an aging population, posing challenges for eye care professionals over the next 30 ...

Java's Protective Mangroves Smothered by Plastic Waste

The mangrove forests on Java's north coast are slowly suffocating in plastic waste. The plastic problem in northeast Asia is huge and a growing threat to the region's mangroves; a natural ...

Rap Music Increasingly Mixes in Mental Health Metaphors

The proportion of rap songs that referenced depression, suicide and mental health struggles more than doubled between 1998 and 2018, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

When Playing Favorites Can Hurt Growth

Industrial parks in China perform less well when developed on the apparent basis of preexisting ties among political leaders, according to a new ...

Military Flights Biggest Cause of Noise Pollution on Olympic Peninsula

A new study provides the first look at how much noise pollution is impacting the Olympic Peninsula. The paper found that aircraft were audible across a large swath of the peninsula at least 20% of ...

Are People Healthy Enough to Retire Later?

While many people are now enjoying longer, healthier lives, current retirement ages are posing challenges for both policymakers and retirees. A new study looked into whether there is potential to ...

New Study Shows Every Week of Lockdown Increases Binge Drinking

Study participants who regularly drank at harmful levels shown to consume six drinks per session, compared to two alcoholic beverages for those less regular binge ...

More Responsive COVID-19 Wastewater Testing

A new wastewater testing approach capable of better detecting viral infection patterns in communities could prove a crucial step toward an informed public health response to diseases like ...

Once Hospitalized, Black Patients With COVID-19 Have Lower Risk of Death Than White, Study Finds

While multiple research studies show that Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, researchers found that once hospitalized, Black patients (after controlling for ...

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