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What journalism professors are teaching students — about their futures

As the journalism industry rapidly evolves, what are professors in the field telling students about their job prospects? A new study from Rice University and Rutgers University finds educators are encouraging aspiring journalists to look for [...]

Lack of evidence for drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain in children

Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient, high quality evidence, according to an important new study. Published as part of a special collection of systematic reviews in the Cochrane [...]

Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary Opens First 35-Acre Habitat

A major milestone was recently reached and was the cause of much excitement among supporters of The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s new Refuge near Springfield, Colorado:  the completion of a 35-acre habitat that is now home to [...]

What made humans ‘the fat primate’?

Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. “We’re the fat primates,” said Devi Swain-Lenz, a postdoctoral associate in biology at Duke University. The [...]

Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% of subjects

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in [...]

Breakthrough in understanding how human eyes process 3D motion

Scientists at the University of York have revealed that there are two separate ‘pathways’ for seeing 3D motion in the human brain, which allow people to perform a wide range of tasks such as catching a [...]

Music students score better in math, science, English than non-musical peers

High schoolers who take music courses score significantly better on exams in certain other subjects, including math and science, than their non-musical peers, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. “In public education [...]

Point-Not-So-Counterpoint: Using the Trade Show Floor to Your Best Advantage from the Attendee and Exhibitor Perspective

Steve: I’m a fundraising consultant who regularly attends conferences – most of which have trade shows. Alan: And, I’m president of a company that prints custom labels and I usually exhibit at the conferences. Steve: Between [...]

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

UC Riverside-led mouse study focuses on cannabis-like molecules that augment feeding behavior Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected [...]

Like old photographs, memories fade over time

Like old photographs, memories fade in quality over time – a surprising finding for a team of Boston College researchers who expected recollections would become less accurate, but found people also report declines in the vibrancy [...]