Press Releases

February
23,
2024
| 10:59 AM America/New_York

School focus on grades, test scores linked to violence against teachers

Emphasizing learning is safer for educators, study suggests

Violence against teachers is likely to be higher in schools that focus on grades and test scores than in schools that emphasize student learning, a new study has found. 
February
19,
2024
| 08:49 AM America/New_York

Why two prehistoric sharks found in Ohio got new names

Research leads to rediscovery of forgotten fossils

Until recently, Orthacanthus gracilis could have been considered the “John Smith” of prehistoric shark names, given how common it was.
February
17,
2024
| 16:31 PM America/New_York

Viruses that can help ‘dial up’ carbon capture in the sea

Researchers begin applying lessons learned from the ocean to soils

Armed with a catalog of hundreds of thousands of DNA and RNA virus species in the world’s oceans, scientists are now zeroing in on the viruses most likely to combat climate change by helping trap
February
16,
2024
| 13:00 PM America/New_York

A climate-friendly way to capture carbon dioxide in the air

Method uses geothermal energy to power the system

 In a new study, researchers have developed a method for capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, powered by clean and relatively inexpensive geothermal energy. 
February
15,
2024
| 09:45 AM America/New_York

Helping caregivers help people with dementia eat at home

Study proposes strategies to enhance mealtime

For many people with dementia and the caregivers helping them live at home, mealtime is no picnic. 
February
13,
2024
| 12:12 PM America/New_York

New AI tool helps leverage database of 10 million biology images

Scientists can apply computer vision to answer key questions

Researchers have developed the largest-ever dataset of biological images suitable for use by machine learning – and a new vision-based artificial intelligence tool to learn from
February
13,
2024
| 07:37 AM America/New_York

Determining who gets blamed when cars hit pedestrians

Study finds urban environment plays major role in fault-finding

A new study examines the circumstances behind who is found at fault when cars hit pedestrians in an urban area.
February
08,
2024
| 14:00 PM America/New_York

How emotions affect word retrieval in people with aphasia

Study suggests neutral prompts produce most accurate, timely response

People with aphasia have more trouble coming up with words they want to use when they’re prompted by images and words that carry negative emotional meaning, new research suggests.
February
07,
2024
| 10:57 AM America/New_York

After prison, perpetrators of genocide say they’ve changed

Rwandans offer a ‘narrative of redemption’ when they return home

After serving decades in prison, Rwandans convicted of crimes of genocide returned to their communities articulating a “narrative of redemption,” saying they were good people, despite their past
February
07,
2024
| 08:00 AM America/New_York

AI can use human perception to help tune out noisy audio

New machine learning model can disregard unwelcome sounds

Researchers have developed a new deep learning model that promises to significantly improve audio quality in real-world scenarios by taking advantage of a previously underutilized tool: human
February
05,
2024
| 15:00 PM America/New_York

How ‘deaths of despair’ differ by race and ethnicity

White Americans are most susceptible to psychological distress

White Americans are more likely than Black and Hispanic people in the United States to experience “deaths of despair” even though they are less likely to suffer from severe psychological distress, a