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  • Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade 21.10.2021
    Researchers have highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think.
  • Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development 21.10.2021
    Want to ensure your child hits their expected developmental milestones? New research suggests living in areas with high exposure to green-space can help set them up for success.
  • Rise of the war machines: Identifying key drivers of the evolution of military technology in pre-industrial societies 20.10.2021
    A new analysis spanning 10,000 years of history and ten major world regions has identified world population size, major technological advances, and geographical connectivity as key drivers of the evolution of military technology prior to the Industrial Revolution.
  • In your face: Children’s expressions tell the story of poor sleep 20.10.2021
    When children are overtired, their facial expressions can forecast social problems years later, according to a new report published by a psychologist.
  • Brain activation in sleeping toddlers shows memory for words 20.10.2021
    Very young children learn words at a tremendous rate. Now researchers have seen how specific brain regions activate as two-year-olds remember newly learned words -- while the children were sleeping.
  • COVID-19 vaccination strategies: When is one dose better than two? 19.10.2021
    While most of the COVID-19 vaccines are designed as a two-dose regimen, some countries have prioritized vaccinating as many people as possible with a single dose before giving out an additional dose. In a new study, researchers illustrate the conditions under which a "prime first" vaccine campaign is most effective at stopping the spread of […]
  • Simulation illustrates how COVID-19 social distancing creates pedestrian 'traffic jams' 19.10.2021
    Researchers examine the dynamics of social distancing practices, common defense against the spread of COVID-19, through the lens of particle-based flow simulations. The study models social distance as the distance at which particles, representing pedestrians, repel fellow particles and sheds light on the relationship between social distancing and pedestrian flow dynamics in corridors by illustrating […]
  • Targeted interventions to contain pandemics, minimize societal disruption 19.10.2021
    Nonpharmaceutical interventions, such as isolation, quarantines, and lockdowns, have been implemented in an effort to contain the pandemic, but these are often disruptive and costly. In a new article, researchers identify new and sustainable interventions to contain outbreaks while minimizing the economic and social costs. They built a data-driven mobility model to simulate COVID-19 spreading […]
  • Proof in produce: Voucher program may help diabetes patients manage their health 19.10.2021
    Researchers measured the success of a community health intervention.
  • More than 99.9% of studies agree: Humans caused climate change 19.10.2021
    More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies.
  • People love the billionaire, but hate the billionaires’ club 18.10.2021
    Americans may respect and admire how individual billionaires -- think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates -- made their billions, even as they rage against the "top 1%" as a group, new research finds.
  • Anglers need tailored messaging to inspire action on invasive species 18.10.2021
    Lakeside education campaigns discourage anglers from transporting aquatic hitchhikers between lakes, but new research hows those campaigns are less effective than they could be. According to the study, the key could be tailoring messaging in accordance with anglers' value systems and risk perceptions.
  • COVID's crushing impact on public health 14.10.2021
    A new study captures the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on public health: Many public health workers have been redeployed to COVID-related duties, leaving other critical public health issues with reduced or suspended services. That means investigation of other communicable diseases, food-related illness, public-health surveillance, chronic diseases and other critical services have suffered.
  • Delhi outbreak highlights challenge of reaching herd immunity in face of Delta variant 14.10.2021
    The severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Delhi, India, in 2021 showed not only that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV2 is extremely transmissible but that it can infect individuals previously infected by a different variant of the coronavirus, say scientists.
  • Disease outbreak simulations reveal influence of 'seeding' by multiple infected people 14.10.2021
    A new computational analysis suggests that, beyond the initial effect of one infected person arriving and spreading disease to a previously uninfected population, the continuous arrival of more infected individuals has a significant influence on the evolution and severity of the local outbreak.
  • By 2500 Earth could be alien to humans 14.10.2021
    To fully grasp and plan for climate impacts under any scenario, researchers and policymakers must look well beyond the 2100 benchmark. Unless CO2 emissions drop significantly, global warming by 2500 will make the Amazon barren, the American Midwest tropical, and India too hot to live in, according to a team of international scientists.
  • Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate 13.10.2021
    The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world's climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows. The international study draws on newly developed computer climate modeling techniques to paint an even grimmer picture of a global nuclear war's aftermath […]
  • Data supports early COVID-19 vaccination for essential workers 13.10.2021
    In areas where COVID-19 vaccines are limited, vaccinating essential workers before older adults can reduce infections and deaths, according to a modeling study.
  • Telehealth addiction treatment rose rapidly during pandemic; but potential benefits still unclear 13.10.2021
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, addiction treatment providers rapidly pivoted to providing services via telehealth. New research highlights the potential for telehealth delivery to increase patient engagement by improving access and convenience. However, it also finds limited evidence that telehealth results in better retention or other outcomes relative to in-person treatment.
  • How many people get 'long COVID'? More than half, researchers find 13.10.2021
    More than half of the 236 million people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms -- more commonly known as 'long COVID' -- up to six months after recovering, according to researchers. The research team said that governments, health care organizations and public health professionals should prepare for […]