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      December 1, 2020

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      A new global analysis has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world. The study ...
      For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. Not so, ...
      Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study ...
      While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw ...
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      Kids' TV Teaching Children Wrong Lessons About Pain

      New analysis of children's TV and film suggests that too often it portrays pain as something arising only through violent act or injury when instead it could do more to educate young people ...

      National Autism Indicators Report: Health and Health Care of Individuals With Autism

      Researchers highlight a holistic picture of what health and health care look like across the life course for people on the autism ...

      Emergency Department Doctors Ask: 'Where Did All the Patients Go?'

      Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits declined by nearly a third in five Boston-area hospitals during the early days of the ...

      COVID-19 Shutdowns Disproportionately Affected Low-Income Black Households

      Researchers report that low-income Black households experienced greater job loss, more food and medicine insecurity, and higher indebtedness in the early months of COVID-19 compared to white or ...

      Report Assesses Promises and Pitfalls of Private Investment in Conservation

      Scientists, lawyers, investors and economists explore how privately financed conservation projects can generate both financial returns and positive conservation ...

      Wuhan Mass Screening Identifies Hundreds of Asymptomatic Cases

      A mass screening program of 10 million Wuhan residents identified 300 asymptomatic cases in May, but none were infectious, according to a new study. Researchers found no 'viable' virus in ...

      Research Unlocks New Information About Reading Through Visual Dictionary in the Brain

      The uniquely human ability to read is the cornerstone of modern civilization, yet very little is understood about the effortless ability to derive meaning from written words. Scientists have now ...

      Big Data Saves Lives, and Patient Safeguards Are Needed

      The use of big data to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts poses ethical concerns that could undermine its benefits without clear governance guidelines that protect and respect patients and ...

      Emissions Growth Slower Than Worst-Case Projections

      New research reveals that emissions are not growing as fast as the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's assessments have indicated -- and that the IPCC is not using the most ...

      How We Learn Words and Sentences at the Same Time

      How people work out the meanings of new words has been revealed by researchers, who say this is similar to the way in which young children learn language. The researchers said: ''A lot of ...

      Rethink COVID-19 Infection Control to Keep Primary Schools Open This Winter, Governments Urged

      An urgent rethink of infection control policies to keep COVID-19 infection at bay in schools is needed if primary schools are to be kept open this winter, and the knock-on effects on their families ...

      How Lockdown May Lead to 'Avoidable Harm' for the Health of Under 16s

      Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s, say researchers. Following lockdown, they found 'a striking decrease' in ...

      How Much Should First-Time Borrowers Borrow?

      People borrowing money for the first time should only be given small amounts until they have proved their competence, a new study ...

      Satellite Images Confirm Uneven Impact of Climate Change

      Researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is ...

      Community Conservation Reserves Protect Fish Diversity in Tropical Rivers

      Small, community-based reserves in Thailand's Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of ...

      A Growth Mindset of Interest Can Spark Innovative Thinking

      Researchers find that viewing interests as developable, not fixed, can help people make connections among diverse fields that others might miss, with implications for innovation. Their research ...

      When Consumers Trust AI Recommendations, or Resist Them

      The key factor in deciding how to incorporate AI recommenders is whether consumers are focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) or on the experiential and ...

      Tracking COVID-19 Trends in Hard-Hit States

      Currently, there are over 10 million confirmed cases and more than 240,000 casualties attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. Researchers have applied computational models to investigate infection rates ...

      Strengthening the Climate Change Scenario Framework

      Over the past decade, the climate change research community developed a scenario framework that combines alternative futures of climate and society to facilitate integrated research and consistent ...

      Act Now to Meet Global Heart Disease Targets, Experts Urge

      Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in Europe, and World Health Organization (WHO) heart disease goals will not be achieved by 2025 unless urgent action is taken. A new ...

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