Ohio State News (Research News)

2019
August
16,
2019
| 10:25 PM America/New_York
Ohio State researchers discovered that many of the false stories weren’t the kind that were trying to intentionally deceive their readers; they actually came from satirical sites, and many people seemed to believe them. ...
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August
13,
2019
| 06:01 AM America/New_York
Racial and ethnic gaps in criminal sentences have declined, in some cases significantly, since the mid-1990s, a new analysis of state, county and federal data suggests. ...
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August
10,
2019
| 06:01 AM America/New_York
Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America – particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association...
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August
08,
2019
| 08:19 PM America/New_York
In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this week, Roth said his research suggests that the government needs to regulate the most deadly guns and make it harder for the public to buy them ...
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August
08,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/New_York
Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. ...
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August
05,
2019
| 12:30 PM America/New_York
Adults are really good at paying attention only to what you tell them to – but children don’t ignore anything. That difference can actually help children do better than adults in some learning situations, a new study suggests. ...
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August
02,
2019
| 03:56 PM America/New_York
Is "summer loss" really a concern? Ohio State researcher Abel Koury details his findings. Hint: Don't panic, parents. ...
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August
01,
2019
| 08:01 PM America/New_York
An international research team has built the most in-depth 3D model of the Milky Way galaxy to date, using light from thousands of stars. Their report, published today in Science, shows greater detail of the Milky Way’s “warp.”  ...
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August
01,
2019
| 04:19 PM America/New_York
The robotics team is an interdisciplinary student project group specializing in the design, construction and operation of autonomous underwater vehicles. Each vehicle is designed to self-navigate through a series of tasks, mimicking ongoing research ...
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July
31,
2019
| 12:59 PM America/New_York
Loneliness and social anxiety is a bad combination for single people who use dating apps on their phones, a new study suggests. ...
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July
30,
2019
| 01:03 PM America/New_York
Electricity grids that incorporate storage for power sourced from renewable resources could cut carbon dioxide emissions substantially more than systems that simply increase renewably sourced power, a new study has found. The study, published toda...
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July
29,
2019
| 04:48 PM America/New_York
Deep in the black basalt deserts of North Arabia, ancient inscriptions etched in rock and untouched for millennia lie waiting to be found and Ahmad Al-Jallad is combing the landscape in search of them. ...
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July
29,
2019
| 03:08 PM America/New_York
A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. About half of the women in the study who used condoms mistakenly thought they were the most effective pregnancy prevention. ...
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July
25,
2019
| 09:36 PM America/New_York
A consortium of coral experts have published new guidelines that could help corals in the Caribbean adapt to warmer, more acidic waters caused by climate change. The guidelines are the first of their kind to offer a definitive plan for collecting, ra...
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July
25,
2019
| 11:45 AM America/New_York
When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. But a new study that involved observing teachers during class story times found that they asked few questio...
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July
24,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/New_York
It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. ...
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July
23,
2019
| 02:50 PM America/New_York
Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria. ...
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July
22,
2019
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
You may think you know what you like – how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. But a new study suggests that your pre-existing self-beliefs, as well as cultural stereotypes, may interfere with your memories and keep you from remembering ...
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July
18,
2019
| 09:41 PM America/New_York
In the third episode of To the moon and beyond, we find out who some of the key players are in this new space race, what they are competing for and what winning looks like. Ohio State's John Horack weighs in. ...
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July
18,
2019
| 04:07 PM America/New_York
As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Ohio State News sat down with Wayne Schlingman, director of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium at The Ohio State University, to hear more about what that first moon landing taught us ...
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July
17,
2019
| 11:45 AM America/New_York
Sorry, marijuana moms and dads: Using pot may not make you a more relaxed parent, at least when it comes to how you discipline your children. ...
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July
16,
2019
| 04:56 PM America/New_York
When NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched into space in April 2018, it did so with a specific goal: to search the universe for new planets. But in recently published research, a team of astronomers at The Ohio State University showed...
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July
15,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Five faculty-led teams from The Ohio State University are one step closer to possibly commercializing the research they developed here on campus. ...
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July
11,
2019
| 06:10 PM America/New_York
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. ...
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July
08,
2019
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
In an era of concern over “fake news,” a new study finds that people draw a distinction between information sources that are dishonest and those that are biased. ...
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July
03,
2019
| 08:32 PM America/New_York
A corn patch on campus is the public installment of a research collaboration considering the long history of using human waste as an agricultural resource. ...
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July
02,
2019
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
In a world of sympathetic villains and flawed heroes, people still like fictional characters more when they have a strong sense of morality, a new study finds. ...
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July
01,
2019
| 03:27 PM America/New_York
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, ...
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June
27,
2019
| 09:24 PM America/New_York
Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies are pushing to change national guidelines that would allow more patients with the chronic diseases of obesity and diabetes to be eligible for...
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June
26,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
New research indicates that a person’s neighborhood may play a large role in influencing the decision to commute by bike. ...
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