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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: More Electronic Device Use Tied to More Sugar and Caffeine in Teens
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    22-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 721105

More Electronic Device Use Tied to More Sugar and Caffeine in Teens

McMaster University

The study, published today in PLOS ONE, found that more than 27 per cent of teens exceed recommended sugar intake and 21 per cent exceed recommended caffeine from soda and energy drinks. Males consumed more sodas and energy drinks than females, and youth in Grade 8 consumed more than those in Grade 10.

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21-Oct-2019 3:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 720843

3-D Printed Coral Could Help Endangered Reefs

University of Delaware

Threats to coral reefs are everywhere—rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research from the University of Delaware shows that 3-D printed coral can provide a structural starter kit for reef organisms and can become part of the landscape as fish and coral build their homes around the artificial coral.

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16-Oct-2019 10:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Bolivian Forager-Farmers Known for Amazing Heart Health Are Splitting in Beliefs About What Makes a Good Life

Article ID: 720815

Bolivian Forager-Farmers Known for Amazing Heart Health Are Splitting in Beliefs About What Makes a Good Life

Baylor University

A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.

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16-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Last Year’s Extreme Snowfall Wiped Out Breeding of Arctic Animals and Plants
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    15-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720362

Last Year’s Extreme Snowfall Wiped Out Breeding of Arctic Animals and Plants

PLOS

Climate change affects ecosystems not only through warming, but also by delivering more extreme weather events

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8-Oct-2019 9:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees
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    10-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720450

Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees

University of California San Diego

When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States – mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. Also: Though anti-Muslim bias prevails across the board in the U.S., it differs across subgroups.

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9-Oct-2019 12:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Researcher Brent Seales Using Light Brighter Than the Sun to Read Herculaneum Scrolls

Article ID: 720525

Researcher Brent Seales Using Light Brighter Than the Sun to Read Herculaneum Scrolls

University of Kentucky

For nearly two decades, Brent Seales has doggedly labored to do the impossible — reveal the elusive texts within the carbonized Herculaneum scrolls. Now, he believes new scans are the best chance yet at revealing the mysterious contents.

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10-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Meet Siamraptor suwati, a new species of giant predatory dinosaur from Thailand
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    9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720050

Meet Siamraptor suwati, a new species of giant predatory dinosaur from Thailand

PLOS

Fossils discovered in Thailand represent a new genus and species of predatory dinosaur, according to a study released October 9, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Duangsuda Chokchaloemwong of Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand and colleagues.

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2-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT
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    9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720075

Randomized Controlled Trial in Young Adults Suggests Healthier Diet May Directly Reduce Depression

PLOS

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a study published October 9, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Heather Francis from Macquarie University, Australia, and colleagues.

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2-Oct-2019 4:45 PM EDT
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    8-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720272

Who is telling the truth about their health?

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions–which they do a lot–they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. Researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that self-reported data could be highly biased.

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7-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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