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Newswise: New Species Take Longer to Arise in the Amazon
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    22-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720751

New Species Take Longer to Arise in the Amazon

PLOS

Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a new study published October 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Jason Weir from the University of Toronto and Trevor Price from the University of Chicago hammers home Amazonia’s importance, showing that it is not only a place with many species, but one where it has taken an exceptionally long time for new species to form.

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15-Oct-2019 9:55 AM EDT
Newswise: Scientists discover link between unique brain cells and OCD and anxiety
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    22-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 721142

Scientists discover link between unique brain cells and OCD and anxiety

University of Utah

Scientists discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia prevent mice from displaying OCD behaviors and sex hormones drove symptom severity and anxiety.

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22-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Humpback Whale Population on the Rise After Near Miss with Extinction

Article ID: 721098

Humpback Whale Population on the Rise After Near Miss with Extinction

University of Washington

A new study finds the western South Atlantic humpback population has grown to 25,000 whales. Researchers believe this new estimate is now close to pre-whaling numbers.

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21-Oct-2019 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721069

Archaeologists Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Street in Jerusalem Built by Pontius Pilate

Taylor & Francis

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

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21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: National Poll: Half of Parents Have Declined Kids’ Playdate Invites
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    21-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720529

National Poll: Half of Parents Have Declined Kids’ Playdate Invites

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents’ top concerns about playdates include children being unsupervised, hearing inappropriate language, getting into medications and harmful substances, and getting injured.

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16-Oct-2019 10:25 AM EDT
Newswise: The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

Article ID: 721032

The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

CFES Brilliant Pathways

In recent weeks, presidential candidates pledged billions of dollars to bring broadband and internet access to rural America. That’s a good start, but the issue that the candidates need to address goes far beyond technology. It’s troubling that no candidate has begun to identify a strategy to concentrate on a more sweeping problem: More and more young people in our nation’s rural communities look at their hometowns and realize those places simply can’t support their dreams.

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18-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 721014

Like Humans, Crayfish Talk a Tough Game -- Even When Outmatched

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU Professor Michael Angiletta Angilletta and his co-authors have been studying self-deception in crayfish for about 10 years. They combined mathematical modeling with an experiment to show that crayfish meet the criteria for self-deception.

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18-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 721001

Increase Health Benefits of Exercise by Working Out Before Breakfast -- New Research

University of Bath

According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, health scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, people can better control their blood sugar levels.

Released:
18-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 721000

'I Snapchat and drive!'

Queensland University of Technology

Snapchat has emerged as one of the surprise threats to Queensland drivers, with a new Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study showing one in six young drivers surveyed had used Snapchat while behind the wheel.

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18-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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