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  • In states where recreational marijuana is legal, problematic use increased among adults and teens 13.11.2019
    Problematic use of marijuana among adolescents and adults increased after legalization of recreational marijuana use, according to a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
  • New artificial intelligence system automatically evolves to evade internet censorship 13.11.2019
    Researchers developed a tool called Geneva (short for Genetic Evasion), which automatically learns to circumvent censorship. Tested in China, India and Kazakhstan, Geneva found dozens of ways to circumvent censorship by exploiting gaps in censors' logic and finding bugs that the researchers say would have been virtually impossible to find manually.
  • Research to make (fun) multi-player gaming an educational experience 13.11.2019
    A new video game framework brings together two well-studied approaches to educational software in order to keep multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and problem solving. The framework is one of the first to integrate narrative-centered learning and collaborative learning techniques, laying the groundwork for future efforts in the field.
  • Environmental cost of cryptocurrency mines 13.11.2019
    Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero -- the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical representation, could these new methods of exchange actually be negatively impacting our planet? It's a question being asked by researchers who are investigating the environmental impacts of mining cryptocurrencies.
  • Deep learning expands study of nuclear waste remediation 13.11.2019
    A research collaboration has achieved exaflop performance with a deep learning application used to model subsurface flow in the study of nuclear waste remediation.
  • Half of Piedmont drinking wells may exceed NC's hexavalent chromium standards 12.11.2019
    A new study which combines measurements from nearly 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more than half of the wells in the state's Piedmont region contain levels of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in excess of state safety standards. The prediction is based on a model of geology and chemistry.
  • Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice 12.11.2019
    One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is holding us back from putting conservation research into practice?
  • Trauma and kids: The role of the early childhood teacher 12.11.2019
    New research has explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, such as bushfires, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children dealing with trauma.
  • Preterm children have similar temperament to children who were institutionally deprived 12.11.2019
    A child's temperament appears to be affected by the early stages of their life. Researchers have found children who were born very preterm (under 32 weeks gestation) or very low birthweight (under 1500g) had similar temperamental difficulties in controlling their impulses, to children who experienced institutional deprivation.
  • Associations between childhood maltreatment and offending behaviors later in life 12.11.2019
    Children who experience maltreatment, such as neglect or physical or sexual abuse, are more likely to engage in delinquent and offending behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, according to a new study.
  • Finding common ground for scientists and policymakers on soil carbon and climate change 11.11.2019
    Scientists argue that public debate about the role of soil carbon in battling climate change is undermining the potential for policymakers to implement policies that build soil carbon for other environmental and agricultural benefits.
  • Cholesterol levels in American adults declining since 2013 guideline release 11.11.2019
    The implementation of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol has been linked to improved overall cholesterol levels for American adults, especially those on cholesterol lowering medications, according to a new study.
  • Quitting Facebook could boost exam results 11.11.2019
    In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social networking sites.
  • Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more 11.11.2019
    New research reveals that brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada -- increased costs that are ultimately passed on to patients.
  • Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects? 11.11.2019
    Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study. The researchers found that most of the fish caught using mosquito nets were smaller than a finger and potentially collect hundreds of individuals.
  • Free Internet access should be a basic human right: Study 11.11.2019
    Free Internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online -- particularly in developing countries -- lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, according to a new study.
  • Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability 08.11.2019
    New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ability.
  • Conflict of interest disclosures don't alter the recommendations of peer reviewers 07.11.2019
    A new study suggests that such conflicts of interest disclosures have no impact on journal reviewers, even when the authors of submitted papers did, in fact, report conflicts. The study also found that reviewers' evaluations of different facets of research quality, such as methods, conclusions and objectivity, were similarly unaffected by COI disclosures.
  • US economy to expand, but at a slower pace, reaching about 2% growth in 2020 07.11.2019
    The US economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2% and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more anemic, growing at a rate of about 1.25%, according to a forecast.
  • Scientists take action to prevent sexual harassment and bias 07.11.2019
    Scientists from a variety of fields highlight key ways institutions and funding agencies can help address sexual harassment and gender bias in the STEM workplace.