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Article ID: 719276

Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

People who are accustomed to listening to Western music, which is based on a system of notes organized in octaves

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19-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 719127

Religion and the Brain – Studies Seek 'Neurobiological Correlates' of Religion and Spirituality

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Evidence suggests that religious and spiritual states and behaviors are related to certain structures and processes in the brain, concludes a research review in the September/October issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: In India, riots have lasting impact on how loans are made

Article ID: 718590

In India, riots have lasting impact on how loans are made

Washington University in St. Louis

Riots that resulted in anywhere from 10 to 1,000-plus deaths in their hometowns ultimately influenced lending decisions among hundreds of loan managers in India — and the effect endured for decades, reveals a new study involving a researcher from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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6-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Faith factors into health care needs

Article ID: 718176

The Medical Minute: Faith factors into health care needs

Penn State Health

From medical decisions and surgical recovery to coping with stress and end-of-life issues, a patient’s faith — or lack thereof — affects nearly every part of a medical journey.

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28-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718067

Residential Inequality Exists for Muslims

University at Albany, State University of New York

A study of Philadelphia’s residential landscape found that Muslims are experiencing greater residential disadvantages than non-Muslims. The study was conducted by two University at Albany professors who chose Philly as their study site because it reflects national trends.

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27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Legal Limits Apply to Making a Child Pray
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    22-Aug-2019 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717769

Legal Limits Apply to Making a Child Pray

Flinders University

A family that prays together, stays together; it’s an enduring maxim, but what if a child no longer wishes to pray? A new book by Flinders University law lecturer Dr Esther Erlings analyses the law related to parents forcing their children to manifest the parental religion.

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21-Aug-2019 8:40 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Evidence of the 587/586 BCE Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Found in Mount Zion Excavation

Article ID: 717348

Evidence of the 587/586 BCE Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Found in Mount Zion Excavation

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from the 2019 season – clear evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city from 587/586 BCE.

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12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Trump tries civil religion to unite America after mass shootings

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Trump tries civil religion to unite America after mass shootings

University of Delaware

Presidents throughout history have successfully used civil religion - language that asserts the sanctity of the country’s values and traditions - to unite the nation. A political science professor assesses how Trump used it in response to the recent mass shootings and talks about two new studies.

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6-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT

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