We can be unduly hard on ourselves as we grapple with the implications of declining an invitation.
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Nearly 80% of people have accepted invitations to events they didn’t want to attend.
Thinking about issues’ impact on their own lives can help people envision more common ground.
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Changing the ‘psychological distance’ someone feels toward an issue can shift their attitudes in ways that might help people on opposite sides of an issue see more eye to eye.
The difference between one mouse’s fear and another mouse’s calm might be in their gut bacteria.
The organisms living in your gut microbiome can influence your mental and physical health. Researchers have developed a way to better test for those biological effects.
Students reported some curious mental effects when using AI to generate ideas.
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A study in which students brainstormed all the uses of a paper clip shows that AI can both enhance and harm the creative process.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought telehealth into the mainstream.
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People of color, young people and those with low incomes tend to benefit most from telehealth abortion.
You may hardly feel a raindrop, but for some tiny insects, one drop can have an intense impact.
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Microplastic pollution is a growing problem − one lab is looking at tiny insects as inspiration for how these pollutants might move through water.
Drone deliveries would be particularly effective in places where emergency responders can’t respond quickly.
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The study discovered that nonmedical personnel can provide the naloxone to an overdose victim in about one minute.
Biscayne Bay is home to more than 30 endangered or at-risk species.
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A survey of Miami-Dade residents found bipartisan support for protecting Biscayne Bay − though most locals were not aware of the extent of its decline in recent years.
Federal funding was essential to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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The latest government showdown over the budget risks not only a shutdown but jobs, regional economies and America’s competitiveness in AI and other advanced fields.
Otters and other semiaquatic mammals can keep clean even in dirty water.
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The bottoms of boats and docks can accumulate lots of dirt, but semiaquatic animals like otters avoid having ‘fouled’ fur. Their secret could one day help keep underwater infrastructure clean.
Fruit bats have honed their sweet tooth through adaptive evolution.
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Fruit bats can eat up to twice their body weight in fruit a day. But their genes and cells evolved to process all that sugar without any health consequences − a feat drug developers can learn from.
Emotions often run high during the Super Bowl – and that includes during the commercial breaks.
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Researchers examined the emotional content of nearly 300 Super Bowl ads that aired from 2018 to 2022.
Effects of legalization on college application rates are short term.
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New research shows colleges attract interest from higher-caliber students when the schools’ home states allow their citizens to get high.
Sighted people would have a hard time crossing the street by sound alone.
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Detecting and tracking motion is key to survival. The ability to extract auditory information from a noisy environment changes when your brain isn’t wired to rely on vision.
Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are green and not so green.
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An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Penn State ran computer models on two Philadelphia census tracts. The neighborhood with more vulnerable residents was also hotter.
Will AI play a bigger professional development role for schoolteachers?
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New research suggests artificial intelligence can make professional development programs more accessible and effective.
The study demonstrated that adverse childhood experiences can have lasting affects.
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People with adverse experiences during childhood − whether physical, emotional or sexual abuse − had higher rates of death and hospitalization decades later from COVID-19.
It’s hard to divulge an inability to put food on the table.
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Questions about food insecurity can be less straightforward than they appear.
Education increases the yearly wages of employed ex-offenders by $564.
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People who get an education while serving time are less likely to return to prison and more likely to enter the job market, an analysis finds.
High school students in Colorado have protested the use of standardized tests.
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The opt-out movement caught on heavily in Colorado in the late 2010s. A group of education scholars is exploring the reasons why.