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2020
August
13,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
A new federal rule that determines how the Clean Water Act is implemented leaves millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands unprotected based on selective interpretation of case law and a distortion of scientific evidence, researchers say in ...
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August
13,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Nearly 40 years of satellite data from Greenland shows that glaciers on the island have shrunk so much that even if global warming were to stop today, the ice sheet would continue shrinking. ...
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August
12,
2020
| 14:17 PM America/New_York
Young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect to explore other options, a new study suggests. ...
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August
12,
2020
| 06:34 AM America/New_York
Walking with a purpose – especially walking to get to work – makes people walk faster and consider themselves to be healthier, a new study has found. ...
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August
11,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
Researchers have found new properties of very thin magnetic layers – just a few atoms deep – that could lead to better ways to store large amounts of data on smaller devices. ...
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August
11,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Bifocal contact lenses aren’t just for aging eyes anymore. In nearsighted kids as young as 7 years old, multifocal contact lenses with a heavy dose of added reading power can dramatically slow further progression of myopia, new research has found. ...
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August
05,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
People living in southern Arabia some 8,000 years ago created intricate stone weapons that were not just useful, but designed to “show off” their tool-making skills, a new study suggests. ...
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August
04,
2020
| 14:17 PM America/New_York
Astronomers are preparing to further study the atmospheres of planets discovered through NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission to identify the most promising exoplanets — planets in solar systems beyond our own — for habitabilit...
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August
04,
2020
| 07:44 AM America/New_York
Whatever normal life seemed like way back in February is gone forever, experts agree. But what will take its place after COVID-19? ...
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August
03,
2020
| 07:38 AM America/New_York
In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study. ...
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July
30,
2020
| 08:57 AM America/New_York
Conservation projects in cities are most likely to succeed when nearby residents are part of the planning and design process and feel ownership over the projects, researchers who spent seven years studying conservation in Cleveland say. ...
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July
28,
2020
| 08:07 AM America/New_York
A new study shows the surprising way that many American taxpayers adjust their standard of living when they owe money to the IRS versus when they receive tax refunds. ...
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July
27,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Concrete sewer pipes around the world are most likely to fail either because their concrete is not strong enough or because they can’t handle the weight of trucks that drive over them, a new study indicates. ...
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July
27,
2020
| 07:30 AM America/New_York
Though same-day access to IUDs increases the likelihood a woman will get the reproductive health care she wants and decreases the chance she’ll become pregnant when she doesn’t plan to, most providers in Ohio don’t offer the service, a new study has ...
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July
22,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
Just a few negative online restaurant reviews can determine early on how many reviews a restaurant receives long-term, a new study has found. ...
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July
22,
2020
| 07:06 AM America/New_York
Your perceptions of someone you just met are influenced in part by what they look like and how they sound. But can you ignore how someone looks or how they sound if you’re told it is not relevant? Probably not, at least in most cases. ...
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July
21,
2020
| 09:42 AM America/New_York
Infusing prepared foods with an edible coating that contains green tea extract may lower consumers’ chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus by eating contaminated food, new research suggests. ...
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July
20,
2020
| 08:29 AM America/New_York
A new three-dimensional map, built after decades of collecting and analyzing data from the skies, shows how the universe has changed and expanded over an 11-billion-year period. ...
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July
16,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
Requirements for consumers to wear masks at public places like retail stores and restaurants are very similar to smoking bans, according to three university experts. Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the professors say mask requ...
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July
15,
2020
| 07:28 AM America/New_York
Whether you use a taxi or a rideshare app like Uber, you’re still going to get a driver who will take you to your destination. But consumers view an employee of a taxi company differently from an independent driver picking up riders via an app, a new...
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July
13,
2020
| 06:27 AM America/New_York
Here’s a good way to make sure a friend hates a gift from you: Say it will save him money. In a series of studies, researchers found that people reacted negatively to gifts that they were told – or that they inferred – were given to help them save mo...
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July
09,
2020
| 10:05 AM America/New_York
NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a moderate harmful algal bloom this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 4.5 on the severity index – among the smaller blooms since 2011 – but could pos...
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July
09,
2020
| 09:01 AM America/New_York
A new study might explain why humans register some tastes more quickly than others, potentially due to each flavor’s molecular size. ...
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July
08,
2020
| 13:29 PM America/New_York
Scientists have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has a benefit that has remained unrecognized until now: the potential to reduce the risk for heart disease. ...
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July
02,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Eating black raspberries might reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies, a new study indicates. ...
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July
01,
2020
| 06:51 AM America/New_York
Kids who miss a lot of school from kindergarten to eighth grade may suffer unexpected costs as young adults, a new study finds. Researchers found that those who were more regularly absent in these early years of school were less likely to vote, repor...
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June
30,
2020
| 10:08 AM America/New_York
Signals sent and received from cell phone microphones and speakers could help warn people when they have been near someone who has contracted COVID-19, researchers say. ...
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June
29,
2020
| 06:38 AM America/New_York
About one-third of U.S. workers who were laid off or absent from work in April because of COVID-19 were back to work in May, according to a new analysis of employment data. ...
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June
26,
2020
| 10:28 AM America/New_York
Hospitals can get noisy, especially intensive care units, and the life-saving electronic machines monitoring patient vital signs are making most of the racket. Mike Rayo, an assistant professor of integrated systems engineering at The Ohio State Univ...
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June
24,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
The rapid politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen in messages members of the U.S. Congress sent about the issue on the social media site Twitter, a new analysis found. ...
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