Your diet may play a role in maintaining lung health.
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Essential fats found in fish and nuts are tied to many protective health benefits. Researchers found they may also slow decline of lung function and prolong the lives of pulmonary fibrosis patients.
This robot mimics simple life forms.
‘Loopy’ is a multicellular robot inspired by biology and designed to react to its environment without instructions on how to do so.
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.
America’s biggest book publishers originally viewed LGBTQ+ romance as a niche market.
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It’s tempting to see this trend as a sign of the times. But the biggest book publishers started changing their approach only once they realized they were leaving money on the table.
Is that really a stamp of approval?
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Most people don’t know what these labels really mean − and advertisers take advantage of that fact.
Hundreds protested peacefully in Immokalee, Fla., against a state law enacted in 2023 that imposes restrictions on undocumented immigrants.
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Despite widespread fears about immigrants being a burden, even those arriving as asylum applicants are more likely to work than the US-born population.
Billions of dollars are being bet on the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
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What makes the NFL’s embrace of gambling so striking is that for most of its history, the league had pushed the government for stricter regulations – not more lenient ones.
Letting AI do the dirty work of programming frees students to work on problem-solving.
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Learning to program requires mastering the nitty-gritty of code syntax. Generative AI turns out to be good at that. Adding AI to intro programming courses frees students to focus on problem-solving.
Condensation and cold combine to create that layer of ice on car windshields in winter.
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When you’re running late in the winter, you don’t want to have to spend time scraping frost off your windshield. Try some expert-recommended techniques instead.
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.
How a political opponent acted didn’t change participants’ harsh moral judgments.
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With growing polarization, political attitudes have begun to coincide with moral convictions. Partisans increasingly view each other as immoral. New research reveals the depth of that conviction.
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.
Members of the faculty union of the California State University system walk a picket line in December 2023.
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Because the economy gained 3 million jobs in 2023, unions had to draw hundreds of thousands of new members just to hold their ground.
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.
Gender-affirming surgeries give transgender people the opportunity to align their bodies with their gender identity.
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The findings push back against the notion that many transgender people end up wishing they hadn’t gone through with gender-affirming surgeries.
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.
Libraries can be an oasis from doomscrolling and information overload.
Though they’re sometimes characterized as attention-addled homebodies, younger people see a real value in libraries − one that goes beyond books.
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.
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.