Thursday, May 23, 2019 Headlines & Global News

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Restaurant Acoustics that Schmeckt

May 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 17, 2019 -- Acoustics consultant Klaus Genuit says that new International Standards Organization guidelines for defining, measuring and evaluating soundscapes are a big step forward in guiding the creation of audibly fine restaurants.

Master Personal Finance with Strategies for Success

May 15, 2019 04:22 PM EDT

What does financial freedom look like to you? When you're dealing with the pressure that comes with overwhelming debt, gaining control over your finances might seem like a faraway dream. However, with the right help, commitment, and solid strategies for staying on track with your money, it's possible to turn the tables on debt and recover from any financial hurdle.

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Patterns of Compulsive Smartphone Use Suggest How to Kick the Habit

Apr 30, 2019 01:06 PM EDT

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps -- you know which ones they are -- and then a half an hour has gone by before you realize it.

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Details of the History of Inner Eurasia revealed by New Study

Apr 30, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

An international team of researchers has combined archaeological, historical and linguistic data with genetic information from over 700 newly analyzed individuals to construct a more detailed picture of the history of inner Eurasia than ever before available.

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The Dead may Outnumber the Living on Facebook within 50 Years

Apr 27, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

A new analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within fifty years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future.

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Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important for Brain Growth

Apr 27, 2019 09:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE - Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children's National.

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Asia's Diabetes Epidemic Preferentially Kills Women, the Middle-aged: Study

Apr 22, 2019 01:59 PM EDT

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found.

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Living Room Conservation: Gaming & Virtual Reality for Insect and Ecosystem Conservation

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education, curiosity and life-like participation. This is what Florida International University's team of computer scientist Alban Delamarre and biologist Dr Jaeson Clayborn strive to achieve by developing a VR game (desktop version also available) dedicated to insect and plant species. Focused on imperiled butterflies, their innovative idea: Butterfly World 1.0, is described in the open-access journal Rethinking Ecology.

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Despite transition period, maximal running shoes may still increase risk of injury

Apr 16, 2019 05:53 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. - A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to "maximal" running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found.

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New type of mobile tracking link shoppers' physical movements, buying choices

Mar 25, 2019 09:23 AM EDT

Improvements in the precision of mobile technologies make it possible for advertisers to go beyond using static location and contextual information about consumers to increase the effectiveness of mobile advertising based on customers' location.

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A lawn is better than fertilizer for growing healthy blueberries

Mar 12, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

Intercropping with grasses is an effective and sustainable alternative to chemical treatments for maximizing blueberry yield and antioxidant content in limey soils

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Success of university programs to promote rural healthcare in Japan

Mar 09, 2019 09:03 AM EST

Researchers confirm university programs encourage physicians to work in rural areas

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Is the most effective weight-loss strategy really that hard?

Feb 26, 2019 08:10 AM EST

If you want to lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day -- to "write it when you bite it."

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A peek at living room decor suggests how decorations vary around the world

Feb 22, 2019 10:46 AM EST

People around the world paint their walls different colors, buy plants to spruce up their interiors and engage in a variety of other beautifying techniques to personalize their homes, which inspired a team of researchers to study about 50,000 living rooms across the globe.

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Increased physical activity observed in older players of augmented reality game

Feb 06, 2019 08:43 AM EST

Augmented reality is when apps and games overlay a real-time camera feed with images, characters and data to provide all kinds of interactive experiences. Pokémon GO is a very popular augmented reality game and University of Tokyo researchers revealed for the first time how the game positively impacted the physical activity in players over 40. They hope the findings will inform urban planners and game designers to inspire people to be more active.

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