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News consumption of political stories not enough to retain political knowledge
Researchers from the University of Missouri found that adolescents who spend more time thinking and talking about the news with their peers and relatives tend to know more about political developments in the country. (2012-09-25)

Large gaps found in public understanding of climate change
Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, but many do not understand why, according to a national study conducted by researchers at Yale University. (2010-10-14)

Training program may improve police officers' ability to help older adults
After participating in a training program in aging-related health, police officers anticipated having more empathy for and awareness of aging-related conditions, and greater ability to provide older adults with appropriate community referrals. (2017-05-03)

Medical School implements successful radiation protection program for undergraduate medical students
A medical school in Ireland has successfully implemented a radiation protection program, improving knowledge of radiation protection among medical undergraduates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2012-03-01)

Carnegie Mellon researchers challenge popular decision-making theory
Researchers in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University have completed a study challenging a popular theory that claims bodily states can guide decision-making when conscious knowledge isn't available. The paper, written by doctoral student Tiago V. Maia and James L. McClelland, the Walter Van Dyke Bingham Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, will be published online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2004-10-06)

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful
Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests. (2021-01-15)

A breakthrough approach to addressing the causes of biodiversity loss
A simplified framework of the interactions between nature and people could potentially change the manner in which biodiversity assessments will be conducted in the future. The framework is the first public product of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services, a body that aims to track the ecological health of the planet and help avert catastrophic change in ecosystems. Known as the 'conceptual framework' of IPBES, publishing Jan. 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology. (2015-01-13)

Ecotechnology for the smart cities
The Cities Knowledge Platform, led by Tecnalia Research & Innovation and the Metrópoli Foundation, has been set up with the aim of applying the new Technologies on sustainability to cities. (2011-12-01)

What the brains of people with excellent general knowledge look like
The brains of people with excellent general knowledge are particularly efficiently wired. This was shown by neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin using magnetic resonance imaging. (2019-07-31)

Large-scale COVID-19 vaccine production will require knowledge transfer on manufacturing
Massive, rapid production of vaccines to fight COVID-19 will require firms to share know-how not just about what to make, but how to make it, write Nicholson Price and colleagues in this Policy Forum. (2020-08-13)

BMJ launches new platform to help researchers get published, discovered and cited
BMJ, one of the world's leading medical knowledge providers, is pleased to announce the launch of the Author Hub, a new platform to assist researchers in every field, at every stage of the publishing process. (2017-01-23)

Study reveals barriers to effective doctor-patient communication
Patients with chronic heart failure often feel unable to ask their doctors questions about their illness and believe that doctors are reluctant to provide them with too much knowledge, finds new research in this week's BMJ. (2000-09-07)

Alley to receive National Academy of Sciences award
Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, is the recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship. (2014-01-20)

Sensory information underpins abstract knowledge
What we learn through our senses drives how knowledge is sorted in our brains, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-03-09)

Environment schemes for kids influence parents' behavior
Teaching children about the environment can affect the knowledge and behavior of parents, says research by Imperial scientists in the Seychelles. (2013-02-14)

Online illusion: Unplugged, we really aren't that smart
The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online also has a startling effect on our brains: We feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published March 30 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. (2015-03-31)

Intellectual property law and the protection of traditional knowledge
Detractors of current patent systems say that the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities does not readily fit into the existing rules of the industrialized world. However, Charles McManis, JD, IP and technology law expert at Washington University in St. Louis, argues that (2006-02-18)

New test to snare those lying about a person's identity
A new test developed by the University of Stirling could help police to determine when criminals or witnesses are lying about their knowledge of a person's identity. (2019-08-07)

Study finds researchers open to knowledge transfer
Scientists like to pay it forward. According to a new study by University of Montreal professors Christian Dagenais and Michel Janosz, most academics are quite open to knowledge transfer. (2009-03-24)

US Army grant will help researcher examine knowledge hoarding in the workplace
Chunke Su, a UT Arlington associate professor of communication, will use a US Army grant to examine when and why workers hide key information from colleagues on the job. (2015-06-12)

Complex brain functions help adapt to new situations and stimuli
New research by David Badre of Brown University and colleagues at the University of California -- Berkeley suggests that the frontal cortex may have a larger role in decision-making in unfamiliar situations. Their paper appears in the current edition of Neuron. (2010-04-28)

New research suggests rapid screening technique for macular degeneration
New research from scientists at the University of Utah suggests that the Raman scattering technique shows promise as a screening tool for populations at risk for macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness. (2002-05-15)

The European Institute of Technology
In response to the European Commission's launch of a Communication to the European Council on developing a knowledge flagship: the European Institute of Technology, MEPs Prof. Jerzy Buzek and Dr. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis called for stronger links between the innovation, research and business communities. (2006-02-22)

Critical care ultrasound training can improve physician trainee knowledge and skills
A dedicated critical care ultrasound training program could help improve physician trainees' knowledge and skills at the bedside. (2012-10-22)

A molecule impedes the destruction of the 'Brucella' bacteria
Research carried out with the participation of the University of Navarra has shown how a determinate molecule helps an important pathogen, Brucella abortus, escape destruction within the cells charged with eliminating infectious agents (macrophages). This research has been published in Nature Immunology scientific magazine. (2005-06-14)

Message to Starbucks: Consumer idea generation is not one-size-fits-all
Listen up, Dell and Starbucks and all companies that turn to consumers for ideas about products and services. There's a better way to pry ideas out of your customers than through the same old standard online platforms. A study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that one-size-fits-all approach may be counterproductive. According to the study, online idea-generation platforms should instead tailor themselves to the industry-specific knowledge of the customer. (2015-09-23)

The flight of the oryx
Qatar's capital city, Doha, is set to emerge as a major knowledge hub, with its educated, high-tech workforce and its international connectivity. However, the lack of a cohesive plan for development and the mobility of that workforce in and out of Qatar could stymie its success on the global stage. (2015-05-21)

Guidelines and reality
Taking the case of treatment by primary care physicians of three target diseases -- hypertension, heart failure, and chronic coronary heart disease -- in the current edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International Ute Karbach and her coauthors investigate the relationship for physicians between knowing the guidelines and acting in compliance with them. (2011-02-25)

UT Austin psychology researchers map neurological process of learning, deciding
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can now map what happens neurologically when new information influences a person to change his or her mind, a finding that offers more insight into the mechanics of learning. (2016-11-02)

Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development
On April 3 and 4, the National Academy of Sciences will hold a meeting to identify and promote practical interventions that could better link knowledge with action in pursuit of sustainable development. (2008-01-30)

Local environmental knowledge helps indigenous societies to adapt
A study by ICTA Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona funded by the European Research Council shows that in indigenous societies individuals with greater local environmental knowledge catch more game and enjoy better health. (2016-03-01)

Study finds non-disclosure of HIV serostatus common among India female sex workers
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine in partnership with Indian researchers and HIV positive networks groups, have found that in India, non-disclosure of HIV serostatus to sex partners among both HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected clients of FSWs is exceedingly common. These findings currently appear online in the journal AIDS and Behavior. (2012-07-23)

Teachers lack tools for competent literacy instruction
Many teachers teach literacy without having tools to reflect on how their approach affects pupils' reading and writing development. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that many teachers have insufficient knowledge of how the spoken language is converted into written language, and that they lack basic knowledge about the general processes involved in learning to read and write. (2011-10-25)

Methane observatories successfully deployed in the Arctic
Mysteries still abound about methane release from the ocean floor. Two state of the art observatories have been deployed in the Arctic this summer, to try and unveil the secrets of natural release of the climate gas. (2015-09-22)

FEMMSS2: Knowledge that Matters
The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies holds a national conference at Arizona State University February 8-10 to look at how knowledge is produced, distributed and taken up in the context of questions of equality, ethics, sustainability, power, identity, voice and social change. Questions of difference, democracy and justice have been at the forefront of feminist discussions about what knowledge matters for social justice. Attending: feminists, scientists and scholars. (2007-02-08)

Environment change threatens indigenous know-how
Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine. Studying 12 ethnic groups from Nepal we found that plant availability in the local environment has a stronger influence on the make-up of a culture's medicinal floras. This means that the environment plays a huge role in shaping traditional knowledge. This is very important, especially when you think of the risks that these cultures are already facing. (2014-02-12)

Lessons learned from Millennium Bug projects could help organisations to manage future change
Organisations that handled the Millennium Bug well could use the same sort of strategies to make other wide-ranging changes happen more smoothly, according to new research published by Warwick Business School. (2000-02-03)

What do you know about that fracture?
A fracture in a person over the age of 50 can be a sign of osteoporosis, yet some patient populations have little knowledge of the disease. (2011-04-21)

How carrots help us see the color orange
One of the easiest ways to identify an object is by its color -- perhaps it is because children's books encourage us to pair certain objects with their respective colors. Why else would so many of us automatically assume carrots are orange, grass is green and apples are red? (2008-07-22)

Many young people don't know what constitutes sensible alcohol consumption
A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that young people do not possess the knowledge or skills required to adhere to government guidelines for responsible alcohol consumption. This article is part of the March special themed issue of the journal on low-risk drinking guidelines. (2012-02-21)

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