Ohio State News (college-arts-sciences)

2019
November
25,
2019
| 06:29 PM America/New_York
Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors women choose. ...
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November
21,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
The world’s love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. ...
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November
14,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/New_York
New research takes scientists a step closer to identifying important characteristics of the communities of ocean organisms we rely on to aid the planet – as well as understanding how a warming climate could affect the functions of those communities. ...
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November
08,
2019
| 02:40 PM America/New_York
From the summit of Huascarán, the highest mountain in Earth’s tropics, the valleys of the western Andes look placid and peaceful – calming, even. The signs of climate change – of the melting glaciers throughout the Andes, of the changes to the local ...
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November
07,
2019
| 01:41 PM America/New_York
If you ever wondered what’s going on in your friends’ brains when they think about you, new research may provide a clue. ...
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October
31,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
New research shows that astrophysicists' search for black holes might have been missing an entire class of black holes that they didn’t know existed. In a study published today in the journal Science, astronomers offer a new way to search for black h...
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October
31,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
Vampire bats could be said to be sort of like people – not because of their blood-sucking ways, but because they help their neighbors in need even if it’s of no obvious benefit to them. ...
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October
30,
2019
| 06:27 PM America/New_York
Multitasking makes adolescents feel both more positively and more negatively about the main task they’re trying to accomplish, a new study finds. ...
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October
28,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
For the last 20 years, astrophysicists have tried to understand dark energy, an unseen phenomenon that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate. Last week, they turned 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” toward the skies, the first test of a five-...
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October
18,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
Fifty years later, Ohio State looks back at the first all-female scientific expedition to Antarctica. ...
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October
17,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
​Organic chemists at The Ohio State University have figured out how to synthesize the most common molecule arrangement in medicine, a scientific discovery that could change the way a number of drugs – including one most commonly used to treat ovarian...
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October
03,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
Scientists have pieced together the first complete picture of the Florida panther genome – work that could serve to protect that endangered population and other endangered species going forward. ...
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October
02,
2019
| 02:29 PM America/New_York
Researchers at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with scientists around the world, have made a discovery that could provide new insights into how superconductors might move energy more efficiently to power homes, industries and vehicles. ...
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September
26,
2019
| 02:49 PM America/New_York
A NASA satellite searching space for new planets gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole ripping a star to shreds. The milestone was reached with the help of a worldwide network of robotic telescopes headquartered at The Ohio State Uni...
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September
25,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
A satellite on schedule to launch in 2021 could offer a more comprehensive look at flooding in vulnerable, under-studied parts of the world, including much of Africa, South America and Indonesia, a new study has found. ...
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September
25,
2019
| 01:21 PM America/New_York
Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study. ...
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September
18,
2019
| 01:01 PM America/New_York
Proteins keep our organs functioning, regulate our cells and are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. Proteins need to move in order to function. But, because the technology they us...
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September
13,
2019
| 02:10 PM America/New_York
A gleaming display of brushed stainless steel, the 31-foot-high Modern Head statue towers over the public walkways of the North Academic Corridor at The Ohio State University. ...
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September
12,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
A new study suggests that distractions – those pesky interruptions that pull us away from our goals – might change our perception of what’s real, making us believe we saw something different from what we actually saw. ...
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September
09,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/New_York
Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes – unless you don’t have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests. ...
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September
09,
2019
| 01:27 PM America/New_York
A team of paleoclimatologists on a recent expedition to recover glacier ice in Peru encountered the anger of a local community, fueled by local politics that had nothing to do with science. Here's what happened next.  ...
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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
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
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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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
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
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
| 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
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
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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