Articles tagged with 'Research science' | The Ohio State University

Ohio State News (Research science)

2020
February
24,
2020
| 04:48 PM America/New_York
A new study shows that physical abuse of children in high-risk homes, especially when they’re toddlers or teens, dramatically increases the odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit. ...
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February
16,
2020
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
Interacting with other people is almost always a game of reading cues and volleying back. We think a smile conveys happiness, so we offer a smile in return. We think a frown shows sadness, and maybe we attempt to cheer that person up. Some businesses...
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February
13,
2020
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
Researchers — and parents — have long known that babies learn to speak by mimicking the words they hear. But a new study shows that babies also might try to imitate the singing they hear in songs. ...
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February
12,
2020
| 05:57 PM America/New_York
A new study uses China’s one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education. ...
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February
12,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
When scientists and others use their specialized jargon terms while communicating with the general public, the effects are much worse than just making what they’re saying hard to understand. ...
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February
11,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
When it comes to entertainment, people enjoy seeing bad guys get their punishment more than seeing them be forgiven, a new study reveals. ...
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February
10,
2020
| 10:35 PM America/New_York
When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research review. ...
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February
10,
2020
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
Human beings altered one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas hundreds of years before a person ever set foot there, new research has found. ...
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February
06,
2020
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
A new study is the first to suggest that children’s exposure to discrimination can harm their mothers’ health. ...
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February
03,
2020
| 05:03 PM America/New_York
By figuring out how a common virus hides from the immune system, scientists have identified a potential vaccine to prevent sometimes-deadly respiratory infections in humans. ...
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February
02,
2020
| 11:04 PM America/New_York
Shawn Springs is bringing his drive for impact back to his alma mater, where he is collaborating with university researchers within the College of Engineering to change the game, and science, affecting how we better protect ourselves from concussion ...
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January
29,
2020
| 09:33 PM America/New_York
An analysis of four ancient skulls found in Mexico suggests that the first humans to settle in North America were more biologically diverse than scientists had previously believed. ...
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January
28,
2020
| 03:38 PM America/New_York
Little snow, warmer days. It’s been an unusual winter. Or has it? For the past four decades, Ohio’s winters have been warming twice as fast as its summers. And the state is getting more rainfall as well. ...
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January
27,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high-level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew because of the way those materials interact, new research shows. ...
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January
24,
2020
| 07:50 PM America/New_York
Earlier this week, the Ohio State News team presented the second annual “Coolest Science Story” award to Xiaoying Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher in the university’s Department of Food Science and Technology. Zhao and her team developed an Earth-frie...
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January
20,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into hydrogen, a clean alternative to fuel for things like gas-powered vehicles. ...
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January
16,
2020
| 09:41 PM America/New_York
The halo that surrounds our Milky Way galaxy is hotter and made up of different proportions of elements than scientists previously thought, new research shows. The findings are the first to show that multiple gases exist in the Milky Way’s halo — or ...
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January
16,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both anci...
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January
15,
2020
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
The first animal study of a pig virus’s potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily transmitted to healthy chickens and turkeys. ...
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January
08,
2020
| 07:47 PM America/New_York
The award for coolest Ohio State science story of 2019 goes to a team of researchers who are working on a promising biodegradable alternative to the plastic that covers grocery-store food. ...
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January
07,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
When college students post about feelings of depression on Facebook, their friends are unlikely to encourage them to seek help, a small study suggests. ...
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January
06,
2020
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Researchers have developed a way to prop up a struggling immune system to enable its fight against sepsis, a deadly condition resulting from the body’s extreme reaction to infection. ...
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January
02,
2020
| 08:01 PM America/New_York
A research team has developed an open-source data-management system that the scientists hope will solve all of those problems. The researchers outlined their system today in the journal PLOS ONE. ...
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2019
December
30,
2019
| 07:28 PM America/New_York
A growing number of Chinese scientists working in the United States and other parts of the world are returning to their homeland, enhancing China’s research productivity. ...
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December
30,
2019
| 05:12 PM America/New_York
Radical chemistry, LEGOs and the betterment of humanity: Six questions for a scientist with David Nagib, chemistry professor at The Ohio State University Department.  ...
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December
26,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
 How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests. ...
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December
18,
2019
| 10:32 PM America/New_York
Scientists have for the first time “unmixed” the black pigment that colors our skin and gives bananas their spots. ...
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December
16,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/New_York
Scientists have developed a new gene-therapy technique by transforming human cells into mass producers of tiny nano-sized particles full of genetic material that has the potential to reverse disease processes. ...
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December
16,
2019
| 05:04 PM America/New_York
Any economic and conservation benefits associated with time-of-use electricity billing could be achieved at the expense of some of the most vulnerable citizens in our society: people with disabilities and the elderly, new research suggests. ...
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December
13,
2019
| 07:16 PM America/New_York
Astronomers are making the case for a new mission to search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system. The mission, nicknamed “HabEx” for “The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory,” would use a telescope with a mirror larger than Hubble’s, and would...
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