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Author: Matt Shipman

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Jul 30, 2020

Study Highlights Mental Health Risks Facing Healthcare Workers During Pandemic

Healthcare workers are struggling with mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Jul 30, 2020

Having Clients From Many Industries Can Hurt the Effectiveness of Auditing Firms

When an accounting firm has an industry diversified client portfolio, the quality of the firm’s audits suffers. 

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Jul 29, 2020

Why We Should Already Be Planning For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

What is the best way to distribute vaccines fairly and efficiently? 

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Jul 27, 2020

Controlling Streams of Liquid Metal at Room Temperature

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. 

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Jul 27, 2020

Researchers Identify MicroRNA That Shows Promise for Hair Regrowth

Researchers have identified a microRNA that could promote hair regeneration. 

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Jul 23, 2020

Teen Museum Educators Increase Engagement, Learning, in Tween Visitors

How teens help tweens get the most out of science museums. 

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Jul 22, 2020

A Research Roadmap for Bringing Nature to Schools

Green schoolyards could be a huge boost for kids. These researchers want to prove it. 

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Jul 14, 2020

Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills

The design of "technical interviews" is hurting the tech sector. 

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Jul 6, 2020

What Ethical Models for Autonomous Vehicles Don’t Address – And How They Could Be Better

What happens if people use autonomous vehicles to do something bad? 

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Jul 6, 2020

Future Teachers More Likely to View Black Children as Angry, Even When They Are Not

A study of prospective teachers finds they are more likely to think Black children are angry, even when they are not. 

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Jul 1, 2020

Jellyfish-Inspired Soft Robots Can Outswim Their Natural Counterparts

Researchers make faster, more powerful soft robots -- including an exceptionally fast robotic jellyfish. 

Illustration of how semiconductor properties change as grain size decreases in strontium titanate.

Jul 1, 2020

Researchers Develop Computational Model to Build Better Capacitors

Model aims to guide development of new energy storage devices for electronics. 

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Jun 16, 2020

What Is Juneteenth?

The roots of Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, can be traced to Texas in 1865. 

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Jun 16, 2020

The New Normal: How Nonprofits Should Update Their Operations to Account for COVID-19

This checklist outlines what nonprofits need to do to adapt to the pandemic and financial crisis. 

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Jun 15, 2020

When Board Members Get Involved, Corporate Tax Burden Goes Down

Study finds corporate tax-planning practices improve when a company's board takes an interest.