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已有 290 次阅读2015-5-14 10:22 |系统分类:科普作品| 教育, 科普

生活和社会新闻 05-11-2015

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Massively Parallel Biology Students

The list of authors for an article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome, published online May 11 by the journal G3, includes 940 undergraduates from 63 institutions. It is the result of an effort, coordinated through Washington University in St. Louis, to provide many more students with a hands-on research experience than has traditionally been possible.

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G3

– Washington University in St. Louis

Texas Tech Professor Shows Cooperative Video Game Play Elicits Pro-Social Behavior

The study examined aggressive behavior between subjects playing games cooperatively, competitively and by themselves.

Communication Research

– Texas Tech University

Eat Dark Chocolate to Beat the Midday Slump

An EEG study performed by NAU researchers shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels.

NeuroRegulation

– Northern Arizona University

When Do Mothers Need Others?

Karen Kramer, an associate professor of anthropology, published a study in the Journal of Human Evolution titled, “When Mothers Need Others: Life History Transitions Associated with the Evolution of Cooperative Breeding.” Her research examines how mothers underwent a remarkable transition from the past – when they had one dependent offspring at a time, ended support of their young at weaning and received no help from others – to the present, when mothers often have multiple kids who help rear other children.

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Journal of Human Evolution

– University of Utah

Hague Releases Declaration on Intellectual Privacy Based on Work of Law’s Richards

More than 50 international organizations and global experts signed The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age May 6. The declaration calls for immediate changes to intellectual property (IP) law and the removal of other barriers preventing larger and more equal access to data. The document is based in part on the work of Neil Richards, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. Richards is a noted expert on data ethics and intellectual freedom and has published widely on issues related to privacy in the digital age.

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– Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers Unearthing Slave Artifacts in South Carolina

Assistant professor Sharon Moses is unearthing artifacts under former slave quarters. Her research is filling in historical gaps of slaves, including black Indians.

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– Northern Arizona University

5 Questions New Grads Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

How can 2015 grads just starting their career journey improve the odds that their first job is the right one — especially this year when employers are hiring, and there may be a second or third offer waiting in the wings?

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Expert(s) available

– Wake Forest University

Essential Personnel in a Crisis, in Baltimore or Anywhere Else

Op-Ed: Nurses put own fears aside and step forward, knowing they are not alone

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– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

FAA Selects MSU-Led Team for National Center

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a Mississippi State-led team to operate a new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

– Mississippi State University

Faculty, Students Collaborate with New Orleans Producers on Film

Several academic units at UA have entered into collaboration with Court 13, a New Orleans-based film cooperative that produced the Academy Award-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

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– University of Alabama


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