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Oct 26, 2020

Why Young STEM Researchers Are Calling For Paid Family Leave

A group of young researchers is stepping outside their disciplines to address the gender gap in STEM jobs. 

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Oct 22, 2020

Researchers Eye a System That Uses Marine Microplastics to Get Rid of Marine Microplastics

Researchers are working to develop a self-sustaining system that uses microplastics to capture more microplastics. 

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Oct 19, 2020

Insights Into a Tiny Insect That Causes Big Damage

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests. 

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Oct 16, 2020

Brewing Up Ancient Beer

Exploring Mesopotamia's beverage of choice: beer. 

Oct 15, 2020

Ultrasound Technique Offers More Precise, Quantified Assessments of Lung Health

New ultrasound technique offers non-invasive assessments of lung health. 

Oct 13, 2020

Machine Learning Predicts How Long Museum Visitors Will Engage With Exhibits

AI can predict how long museum-goers will spend interacting with an exhibit. 

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Oct 13, 2020

Study Finds That Unit Cohesion May Mitigate Mental Health Issues From Combat Exposure

Social bonds and support during deployment may help post-deployment mental health. 

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Oct 12, 2020

Proactive Steps Linked To Reduced Medical Costs, Hospital Visits for Children With Asthma

Widely available interventions are associated with lower medical costs, fewer ER visits. 

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Oct 12, 2020

Software Spots and Fixes Hang Bugs in Seconds, Rather Than Weeks

Hang bugs – when software gets stuck, but doesn’t crash – can frustrate users and programmers. 

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Oct 7, 2020

Hydrology Data Tool Helps Users Manage Water Resources, Protect Infrastructure

Harnessing data to help authorities make informed decisions. 

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Oct 7, 2020

Getting The Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck

Climate change is complicating conservation efforts. New approaches are needed. 

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Oct 7, 2020

Measuring Greenhouse Gases Starts in Soil

Scientists are tackling the climate challenge posed by nitrous oxide releases from farms. 

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Oct 5, 2020

Caring For Others Is a Key Driver in Getting People to Use Chatbots for Mental Health

A new study assessed what would motivate people to use chatbots for mental health services in the wake of a mass shooting. 

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Oct 1, 2020

How Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic

How a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm (and why that matters). 

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Sep 29, 2020

Vitamin D Deficiency Leads to Obesity, Stunted Growth in Zebrafish

A zebrafish study shows that lack of Vitamin D in early development can lead to obesity and stunted growth.