A volunteer distributes face masks in a rural California community in February 2021.
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Experiments in the US and Italy that observed people’s charitable choices found similar results: People tend to prefer to help local communities.
A matter of trust.
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A new study found that having a trusting manager made employees feel more positively about their work.
The findings are gleaned from the largest U.S. study ever done on the brain development of children.
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New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.
Teachers experienced more positive emotions interacting with their students when schools closed during the pandemic.
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Teachers’ fondness for working with students grew in the early stages of the pandemic, according to a new study that provides a unique before-and-after glimpse at what duties teachers enjoyed most.
The names of the dead.
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Research found that police officers killed more than 30,000 people from 1980 to 2018 – 17,000 more than official federal data suggests.
Nearly 100 scholars and health care professionals are urging women to limit their use of acetaminophen during pregnancy.
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Tylenol has long been considered a go-to medication for low to moderate pain and for fever reduction, even during pregnancy. But mounting evidence suggests that it is unsafe for fetal development.
The estimated lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy for someone who acquires HIV at age 35 is $358,380.
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People with HIV need to take daily medication to keep the virus at bay. A study has found that a new treatment combination could boost immunity and control virus levels even after stopping medication.
Financial concerns are a big barrier for students wishing to apply to graduate school.
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When colleges and universities provide better funding for Ph.D. students, more students –especially students of color – apply.
Many Americans who lost their jobs when the coronavirus pandemic began sought donated food.
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Food insufficiency rates rose across the board, researchers who analyzed government data found.
Some preschoolers are encouraged to bring in their favorite toy or stuffed animal, while others risk having it confiscated.
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When students are allowed to bring personal items for show and tell, it can build their senses of self-worth, belonging and control. But poor kids often don’t get that opportunity.
Crowds gather at dusk in Austin, Texas, to watch some 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge to feed from their roost under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
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Bats roost under bridges and culverts across North America, so highway departments have to check for them before repairing bridges. A new AI tool makes those inspections faster and more accurate.
Teachers have faced high levels of stress and burnout throughout the pandemic.
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Health concerns, being older than 55 and having to switch to online or hybrid lessons were all factors that made some teachers want to quit or retire.
Your experiences affect your brain – and your brain affects your health.
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New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.
Programs that promote more education could also improve longterm health.
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Mexican Americans who have more formal education than their parents are much less likely to have Type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
Female engineers were more likely to ask for help from their female than male colleagues.
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In the male-dominated engineering industry, where women represent only about 11% of the workforce, gender influences whom individuals turn to for answers to questions.
Undergraduate students need to learn the responsible use of data science as well as the nuts and bolts.
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Undergraduate programs are springing up across the US to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.
Women in Ph.D STEM programs say they were told they had to choose between family and career.
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New study finds that workplace hostility toward motherhood in STEM fields can deter even young, childless women from pursuing academic careers.
The brains of mice randomly produce large bursts of dopamine that could produce feelings of hope.
Mouse brains produce random, strong bursts of dopamine and are able to control them. This may challenge many long-held ideas about learning and motivation.
A close-up of the head of a leafcutter ant, Atta cephalotes, showing the metal-infused teeth on its mandibles.
Many small animals make their teeth and claws from a smooth blend of proteins and heavy elements. These materials can form very sharp tools that make it possible to cut tough substances using tiny muscles.
Researchers can program neural networks composed of artificial neurons to simulate language processing.
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Computational modeling can predict language therapy response in bilingual people with aphasia. In the future, this could help clinicians identify the best language for treatment.