Monday, August 19, 2019 Headlines & Global News


Spanish Needles Seen in Butterfly World 1.0 (IMAGE)

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

Dietary Self-Monitoring: Perception Worse Than the Reality (IMAGE)

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."

Researchers Were Able to Analyze about a Million Photos to Detect Decorative Elements in Living Room (IMAGE)

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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Study: On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk -- even if you don't have an account

Jan 22, 2019 09:11 AM EST

Identity and actions can be predicted from friends -- undermining idea of 'individual choice' on social media

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Viewers' family background affects how they react to MTV shows 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom

Jan 21, 2019 10:31 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Two popular MTV programs about teenage pregnancy -- "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" -- were met with national debate. Critics said the shows glamorized teenage pregnancy, while supporters said they discouraged it.

Driver finds baby crawling across busy road; child unharmed

Driver finds baby crawling across busy road; child unharmed

Sep 25, 2018 04:11 PM EDT

Driver finds baby crawling across busy road; child unharmed

electric car

What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?

Sep 25, 2018 03:51 PM EDT

What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?

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High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Jul 27, 2018 02:39 PM EDT

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables,

New Home Sales

New Home Sales in US Leap to Highest Level in Over a Decade

Dec 22, 2017 11:44 AM EST

New Home Sales in US Leap to Highest Level in Over a Decade

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Britain’s Century-Old Sewer System Might Be Used To Tackle Climate Change

Jun 15, 2017 03:52 PM EDT

Britain's century-old sewer system is said to be very useful in dealing with climate change problems as it as found out that this can be a good source of renewable energy.

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