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Call for Entries: Awards for Science Writing

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics is accepting submissions for the 2020 AIP Science Communication Awards. The awards were established in 1968 to recognize the best examples of science writing in the previous year. Entries should be intended for a general audience and will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields. The four categories are books; magazine, newspaper or online articles; writing for children; and broadcast and new media productions. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2020.

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17-Jan-2020 1:35 PM EST
Newswise: U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
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U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified key gaps in the U.S. including guarantees of the right to health, gender equality, and rights for persons with disabilities.

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8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: ECS Journal Services Now Provided Through New Partner, IOP Publishing
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    3-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST

ECS Journal Services Now Provided Through New Partner, IOP Publishing

The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) announces that as of January 2, 2020, ECS journals are published and available through IOP Publishing (IOPP), the publishing company of the Institute of Physics.

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2-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
Research Results

SLAS Discovery Announces New Tagline


SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening focused on developing chemical and biological tools and novel assay methods to help advance drug discovery, announced a new tagline for 2020 and beyond. “Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery” will replace “Advancing Life Sciences R&D,” as the official tagline beginning with the just-released January edition of the publication.

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3-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST

Unattainable Standards of Beauty for Today's Woman

Boston University Medical Campus

While the average American woman's waist circumference and dress size has increased over the past 20 years, Victoria's Secret fashion models have become more slender, with a decrease in bust, waist, hips and dress size, though their waist to hip ratio (WHR) has remained constant.

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2-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media

New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media

Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State University researcher and a recent graduate are publishing their new study on how the dissemination of correct information on social media platforms can shift public perception amid a wave of “fake news.”

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19-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like a Computer Virus, Say Researchers

University of Cambridge

The spread of hate speech via social media could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, according to University of Cambridge researchers.

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18-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Microscopic World Comes Alive During Nikon Small World Exhibit

Microscopic World Comes Alive During Nikon Small World Exhibit

Wistar Institute

See cellular images as distinct as abstract art, minerals appear as future urban landscapes, single-celled organisms of the microscopic netherworld, and much more from the 2019 Nikon Small World competition of photomicrography.

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17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST
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Harrisburg University Launches Esports B.S. Degree

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

HU has launched a four-year degree program in Esports. It is believed to be the only B.S. Esports degree program in PA.

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16-Dec-2019 9:20 AM EST


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Iowa State student balances school, children, journalism in pursuit of passion

Iowa State University

Manichanh Naonady is a mother, journalist, non-traditional student and so much more. She’ll soon have another identity: college graduate. She graduates from Iowa State University this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a newfound passion for food journalism.

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13-Dec-2019 4:50 PM EST