How communication about environmental issues can bridge the political divide

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A relatively new theory that identifies universal concerns underlying human judgment could be key to helping people with opposing views on an issue coax each other to a different way of thinking, new research suggests. The study tested the effectiveness of pro-environment messages guided by moral foundations theory, which suggests that at…

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Study: Cough that spreads tuberculosis has pain-linked trigger

Tuberculosis is distinguished primarily by the persistent cough that serves to spread the disease. Stopping whatever triggers that cough could greatly reduce the transmission of the disease, which annually kills more than 1.3 million people worldwide. Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for Advanced Pain Studies worked with colleagues from UT Southwestern…

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Media invited to APS 2020 in Chicago, the ‘world summit’ of psychological science

Thousands of scientists, educators, and students will gather in Chicago, May 21-24, to share the latest discoveries in the science of psychology during the Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2020 Convention. Research presented at this meeting will touch on virtually all aspects of human behavior, including substance abuse and addiction, sexual and emotional health, mental…

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Older beetle parents ‘less flexible’

Older parents are less flexible when it comes to raising their offspring, according to a new study of beetles. University of Exeter scientists studied a species of burying beetle which raises its young on carcasses of small animals such as mice or birds. They found that younger females adapted the number and total weight…

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Congress Approves $8.3 Billion to Fight Coronavirus: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Video We used satellite images to track the impact of the coronavirus on the economy and daily life around the world. Here’s what we found.CreditCredit…Satellite image © 2020 Maxar Technologies Sense of crisis deepens in U.S. as worldwide cases approach 100,000. The U.S. Coast Guard rushed testing kits to…

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These Are Basically Your Mother’s Coach Bags, But Better

Peter WhiteGetty Images Everyone remembers their first encounter with a Coach bag—it was, most likely, borrowed from their mom. (Mine was a lime green tote that she let me wear to the 8th grade dance.) If you’ve ever been lucky enough to find a vintage top-handle at a thrift store, you know they’re almost always…

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An Early YouTube Star Grows Up

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the past 10 years, Ricky Dillon, 27, has documented every major moment of his life on YouTube. He started posting videos when he was a junior in high school — funny music parodies at first, then more personal stuff. The concept of a YouTube star was still in its infancy; his…

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‘It’s Going to End in Death’: Doctors Say U.K. Ill-prepared for Coronavirus

LONDON — Ventilators in short supply. Intensive care beds already overflowing. Some health workers buying their own face masks or hoods. And if cases of the deadly coronavirus surge in anything like the numbers some experts have predicted, doctors say they would have to consider denying lifesaving care to the frailest patients to prioritize those…

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Maybe you’ve seen spaghetti squash in the grocery store, but passed it by because the idea of cutting, peeling and preparing it was just too daunting. Fear no more. Spaghetti squash gets its name from its flesh, which resembles delicate strands of angel hair pasta when cooked. Many love that the squash is low in…

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