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June 29, 2023

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Human Pangenome Reference Will Enable More Complete and Equitable Understanding of Genomic Diversity

Scientists have released a draft of the first human pangenome -- a new, usable reference for genomics that combines the genetic material of 47 individuals from different ancestral backgrounds to allow for a deeper, more accurate understanding of ...

Global Research Reveals Countries Where Record-Breaking Heatwaves Are Likely to Cause Most Harm

A new study has highlighted under-prepared regions across the world most at risk of the devastating effects of scorching ...

Small Acts of Kindness Are Frequent and Universal, Study Finds

A study found that people around the world signal others for assistance every couple of minutes. The research, which examined behaviors in towns and rural areas in several different countries, revealed that people comply with these small requests for help far more often than they decline them. The ...

Study Into Global Daily Air Pollution Shows Almost Nowhere on Earth Is Safe

In a new study of daily ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) across the globe, a new study has found that only 0.18% of the global land area and 0.001% of the global population are exposed to levels of PM2.5 -- the world's leading environmental health risk factor -- below levels of safety ...

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New Study Reveals Best Words for Brand Slogans

A new study has uncovered the word properties that make slogans effective, as the researchers found that the attributes that make a slogan easier to process lead to it being more likeable but less ...

Flexible, Supportive Company Culture Makes for Better Remote Work

New research used data from an employee review website to determine what made remote work successful. Companies that catered to employees' interests, gave employees independence, fostered ...

New Nationwide Modeling Points to Widespread Racial Disparities in Urban Heat Stress

Using a combination of satellite data and modeling to study the temperatures and humidity people might feel in urban areas, researchers have pinpointed who in the U.S. is most vulnerable to heat ...

21st Century Economic Growth Will Be Slower Than We Thought

The global economy will grow slower in the 21st century than economists have expected, a finding that has implications for our ability to adapt to climate change in the coming decades, according to ...

New Study Reveals Global Reservoirs Are Becoming Emptier

Over the past two decades, global reservoirs have become increasingly empty despite an overall increase in total storage capacity due to the construction of new reservoirs. Researchers used a new ...

Generative AI Models Are Encoding Biases and Negative Stereotypes in Their Users

In the space of a few months generative AI models, such as ChatGPT, Google's Bard and Midjourney, have been adopted by more and more people in a variety of professional and personal ways. But ...

Will Engineered Carbon Removal Solve the Climate Crisis?

A new study explored fairness and feasibility in deep mitigation pathways with novel carbon dioxide removal, taking into account institutional capacity to implement mitigation ...

Potential Financial Losses from a Renewable Energy Transition Are Concentrated Among the Wealthy

One common rationale against climate action is that the resulting fossil fuel investment losses could impact people's retirement or long-term savings. However, researchers report that the loss ...

Flooding Tackled by Helping Citizens Take Action

Scientists have developed a new method that empowers citizens to identify solutions to climate change ...

RSV Is a Serious Heath Threat, but the Public Knows Little About It

一项新的调查发现,美国民众病了-informed about RSV, unfamiliar with its most common symptoms, and more hesitant to recommend a vaccine against it to pregnant people than to older ...

Conservation Policies Risk Damaging Global Biodiversity, Researchers Argue

Rewilding, organic farming and the 'nature friendly farming' measures included in some government conservation policies risk worsening the global biodiversity crisis by reducing how much ...


Wildfire Smoke Downwind Affects Health, Wealth, Mortality

Smoke particulates from wildfires could cause between 4,000 and 9,000 premature deaths and cost between $36 to $82 billion per year in the United States, according to new ...

Environmental Risks and Opportunities of Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Researchers are leading an international team whose goal is to create a framework to help governments in the U.S. and around the world assess and prioritize remediation strategies for orphaned oil ...

Walkable Neighborhoods Help Adults Socialize, Increase Community

Adults who live in walkable neighborhoods are more likely to socialize and have a stronger sense of community, report ...

Climate Action Plans Mobilize Limited Urban Change, Researchers Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), released just prior to an international climate convention in 2015, explicitly stated that human-caused greenhouse gas ...

Bridging Traditional Economics and Econophysics

How do asset markets work? Which stocks behave similarly? Economists, physicists, and mathematicians work intensively to draw a picture but need to learn what is happening outside their discipline. A ...

AI Could Replace Humans in Social Science Research

研究人员观察AI(大型语言模型or LLMs in particular) could change the nature of social science ...

When Is Migration Successful Adaptation to Climate Change?

A new study has put forward three criteria for evaluating the success of migration as adaptation in the face of climate change: well-being, equity and ...

Indirect Effects of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Revealed: Global Food Supply at Risk

192 countries and 125 different foods: A recent study reveals interdependencies in the global food supply. Here, the researchers have uncovered the profound -- also indirect -- effects of the ...

Illusions Are in the Eye, Not the Mind

Numerous visual illusions are caused by limits in the way our eyes and visual neurones work -- rather than more complex psychological processes, new research ...

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