Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Headlines & Global News


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Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

Apr 16, 2019 07:13 PM EDT

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations can be traced for more than ten generations and suggests that megaliths were graves for kindred groups in Stone Age northwestern Europe.

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Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

Apr 16, 2019 05:52 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa - Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples.

Housing Market

Negative equity house price risk could be ended, new research confirms

Mar 29, 2019 09:25 AM EDT

The risk of house prices crashing and leaving millions of homeowners in negative equity could be removed if the financial sector adopts new models of investment for housing that are widely used in other areas of finance, according to major new research.

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Air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

Mar 29, 2019 09:19 AM EDT

According to an independent study released today by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than 674 million Indian citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations.

Woman Boss

When more women make decisions, the environment wins

Mar 22, 2019 08:05 AM EDT

Gender quotas lead to greater forest conservation, study shows

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Binge-watching political dramas with female characters could get you hooked on politics

Mar 19, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

Don't feel so bad for binge-watching a political drama - it might lead to more civic participation, as long as the show features a female lead character.

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Holocaust survivors with PTSD transmit negative views on aging to their adult offspring

Mar 18, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

Favorable views on aging promote a general sense of wellbeing, increase self-efficacy, and motivate older adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle, ultimately influencing their own physical and biological aging. But exposure to trauma, directly or indirectly, may significantly impact these views, according to a new study.


New study shows how these factors can impact penalties for safety net hospitals

Mar 15, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and living in a disadvantaged neighborhood in determining how the federal government penalizes hospitals financially for their readmission rates.

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A new way to sense earthquakes could help improve early warning systems

Mar 11, 2019 08:59 AM EDT

Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could spell the difference between life and death. UTokyo researchers demonstrate a new earthquake detection method -- their technique exploits subtle telltale gravitational signals traveling ahead of the tremors. Future research could boost early warning systems.


Be nice to your doctor -- you may receive better care

Mar 08, 2019 08:45 AM EST

Under most conditions, positive social interactions have beneficial implications for employee performance, say Tel Aviv University researchers

Bullying Bosses

Bullying bosses negatively impact employee performance and behavior

Mar 07, 2019 09:34 AM EST

Employees bullied by their bosses are more likely to report unfairness and work stress, and consequently, become less committed to their jobs or even retaliate, according to a Portland State University study.

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Weather-responsive intersections could ease traffic congestion

Mar 05, 2019 10:22 AM EST

Cities could ease congestion and improve safety during snowstorms by tweaking the timing of traffic lights to take road conditions into account.

Baby Car

Why the brain can be blamed for children unknowingly being left to die in a hot car

Mar 05, 2019 09:18 AM EST

More than 50 children died in hot cars in 2018, making it the deadliest year on record. Many of the cases involve parents who unknowingly left a child behind, often for an entire day.

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Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue

Feb 28, 2019 08:34 AM EST

Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

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Study: With Twitter, race of the messenger matters

Feb 23, 2019 09:39 AM EST

When NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, the ensuing debate took traditional and social media by storm. University of Kansas researchers have found that tweets both in support of and opposed to the protests can influence how young people think about the issue and, like in many aspects of life, the messenger's race matters.

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