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Perceptions of chronic fatigue syndrome in the emergency department
Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows
Racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar energy in the United States, study finds
Cardiovascular diseases and nutrition in Europe: A lot of premature deaths preventable
Research fosters communication between smart buildings and people
Neuroimaging shows social exclusion spurs extremism in those vulnerable to radicalization
Seeing soda's influence
Fake news shared by very few, but those over 65 more likely to pass on such stories
Illuminating women's role in the creation of medieval manuscripts
Fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals, study suggests
A tomato for everyone: 'Sunviva' for the good of all


Perceptions of chronic fatigue syndrome in the emergency department



Posted: 10 Jan 2019 02:10 PM PST


Findings from a novel online questionnaire of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suggest the majority of these patients do not receive proper care, say researchers.


Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows



Posted: 10 Jan 2019 11:17 AM PST


Study shows that deforestation, loss of biodiversity and economic damage done to communities living near dams have not been factored into the cost of these projects. Large dams also ignore the effects of climate change.


Racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar energy in the United States, study finds



Posted: 10 Jan 2019 11:17 AM PST


Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership, according to a new study.


Cardiovascular diseases and nutrition in Europe: A lot of premature deaths preventable



Posted: 10 Jan 2019 08:29 AM PST


Of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths in Europe in 2016, 2.1 million were the result of poor nutrition. The 28 EU member states account for around 900,000, Russia for 600,000 and the Ukraine for 250,000 of these deaths. Every second to third premature cardiovascular death could be prevented by better nutrition.


Research fosters communication between smart buildings and people



Posted: 10 Jan 2019 07:14 AM PST


Researchers found people connect better with a computer-generated avatar that represents building management -- and small talk helped, too.


Neuroimaging shows social exclusion spurs extremism in those vulnerable to radicalization



Posted: 10 Jan 2019 07:14 AM PST


A new study used neuroimaging techniques to show that social exclusion increases the number of ideological and group values worth fighting and dying for in populations vulnerable to radicalization. The study focused on neural activity in a region of the brain related to rule retrieval and sacred values. The results can help guide policies and actions capable of counteracting vulnerability to radicalization and propensity to violent extremism.


Seeing soda's influence



Posted: 09 Jan 2019 03:47 PM PST


A complex network of research funding, institutional ties and personal influence has allowed the Coca-Cola Company, through its connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over obesity science and policy solutions in China, a new study has found.


Fake news shared by very few, but those over 65 more likely to pass on such stories



Posted: 09 Jan 2019 11:26 AM PST


A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called 'fake news' sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65, according to a new study.


Illuminating women's role in the creation of medieval manuscripts



Posted: 09 Jan 2019 11:26 AM PST


Researchers have revealed direct evidence of medieval women's involvement in the production of illuminated manuscripts. Lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of a woman buried at a 12th-century German monastery suggests that she created richly illustrated religious texts.


Fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals, study suggests



Posted: 09 Jan 2019 11:26 AM PST


The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change, according to a new study.


A tomato for everyone: 'Sunviva' for the good of all



Posted: 09 Jan 2019 08:48 AM PST


Plant breeders have launched a joint initiative to protect seeds as common property. Agrecol developed an 'Open Source Seed License,' which legally protects seeds as commons (i.e., a natural resource accessible to all members of society) and thus protects them from patenting and similar issues such as 'plant variety protection.'
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