Posted in Climate Change

2021’s climate disasters revealed an east-west weather divide, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Alongside a lingering global pandemic, the year 2021 was filled with climate disasters, some so intense they surprised even the…

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Posted in Living

How Christmas became an American holiday tradition, with a Santa Claus, gifts and a tree

Thomas Adam, University of Arkansas Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about the commercialization of the holiday and…

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Posted in Health Living

Got Zoom fatigue? Out-of-sync brainwaves could be another reason videoconferencing is such a drag

Julie Boland, University of Michigan During the pandemic, video calls became a way for me to connect with my aunt in a nursing home and…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Plants use advertising-like strategies to attract bees with colour and scent

Aphrodite Kantsa, University of the Aegean and Adrian Dyer, RMIT University Watching plants and pollinators such as bees can teach us a lot about how…

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Tornadoes and climate change: What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them

John Allen, Central Michigan University The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was…

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Posted in Concussion

Blocking an immune system molecule in mice may help prevent long-term disabilities after traumatic brain injury

Jeanne Paz, University of California, San Francisco The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Blocking an immune system…

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After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms?

by  American Academy of Neurology After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such…

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Athletes may have white matter brain changes six months after a concussion

by  American Academy of Neurology New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Bees seeking bacteria: How bees find their microbiome

Lila Westreich, University of Washington In late summer last year my doctor prescribed a monthlong course of antibiotics for an infection. Medicines like antibiotics are…

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America’s most lethal animal

Richard Gunderman, IUPUI Animal attacks have been in the news a lot. Late last year, a 22-year-old student in New Jersey was killed by a…

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