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Opinion piece: Why it’s ethical to test a promising against a less-promising one
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National Academies Aug 4
While itself poses a myriad of health risks for children, the emotional and psychological distress brought on by the pandemic has the potential to have dramatic long-term consequences for children, writes .
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In the United States, mobility patterns of people in one state are significantly influenced by social distancing policies in geographically and socially connected states, a study finds. In PNAS:
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Manuela Casasoli Aug 9
is just one of human migrations causes. “There is no evidence that the social processes behind people moving today differ in any fundamental way from migrations in the past.”
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A framework for assessing deficits in snow water equivalent and characterizing droughts across regions of varying climates could be useful for drought monitoring and uncovering physical drivers of snow drought. In PNAS:
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PNASNews Aug 7
Appropriately averaged properties of most natural 3D fragments on Earth can reproduce Plato’s topological cubes: PNAS article:
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PNASNews Aug 7
COVID-19 provides a “Sputnik moment,” that allows us to reimagine the role of science in our society and elevates the importance of inclusion within the scientific community.” An Opinion piece in PNAS:
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SAA Aug 7
In 2019, SAA & sponsored a workshop for archaeologists to design collaborative, synthetic projects using the power of archaeology to advance our understanding of human migration in ways that benefit society. Read an update on the projects:
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PNASNews Aug 7
Derek Moulton explains the mathematics behind bivalve shell design in the latest Science Sessions podcast:
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PNASNews Aug 7
A mutation in the genome of the Zika virus acquired before its spread to the Americas may have increased virulence and maternal-to-fetal transmission. In PNAS:
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PNASNews Aug 6
Reinstating lockdown measures when seven-day averages of daily hospital admissions exceed a predetermined threshold and relaxing measures when hospitalizations drops below the threshold could avert unmanageable hospital surges. In PNAS:
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PNASNews Aug 6
A machine-learning approach could predict the quality of romantic relationships: PNAS article:
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PNASNews Aug 6
To understand how human migrations affect securities of host populations, we should look to the past
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PNASNews Aug 6
Findings suggest that individuals with at least some medical training hold and may use false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites to inform medical judgments, according to a study. In PNAS:
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PNASNews Aug 6
Read a recent QnAs with Hashim Al-Hashimi, the winner of the 2020 NAS Award in Molecular Biology:
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PNASNews Aug 6
Abstract art elicits greater psychological distance in viewers than representational art and therefore evokes mental states that are quantifiably more abstract than those evoked by representational art, a study finds. In PNAS:
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PNASNews Aug 5
Second harmonic generation microscopy, semiquantitative synchrotron X-ray microtomography, and nanoscale infrared imaging could shed light on how textiles undergo fossilization by mineralization. In PNAS:
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PNASNews Aug 5
Extensive visual processing can occur without resulting in visual awareness of a stimuli: PNAS article:
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PNASNews Aug 5
Can social scientists devise ways to “inoculate” people against ? A PNAS News Feature:
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PNASNews Aug 5
3D reconstructions of Namapoikia, hypothesized to be a calcifying sponge, show that it lacks the physical characteristics expected of a sponge. In PNAS:
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