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Sickness and health between men and women
Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by scientists at Washington State University and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. Men are less affected by a single-symptom illness than women, but are more affected when more than one symptom is present. The number of symptoms doesn't change how women are affected, according to Robert Rosenman, WSU professor in the Department of Economic Sciences. (2015-02-19)

Discovery: Tropical fire ants traveled the world on 16th century ships
Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea. (2015-02-18)

Research!America to honor Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette with Edwin C. Whitehead Award
Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) have been selected to receive Research!America's Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for their commitment to advancing the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving medical treatments. Reps. Upton and DeGette's 21st Century Cures initiative, which epitomizes for both members of Congress a long record of leadership support for medical progress, is designed to accelerate the pace of medical breakthroughs. (2015-01-15)

Not always cool to stay cool in negotiations, study finds
Negotiators shouldn't always try to keep their cool during a heated meeting. Trying to suppress their anger about important points related to the negotiations could, in fact, cause them to lose the focus of discussions, says Bo Shao of the University of New South Wales in Australia, who led a study in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology. (2015-01-13)

£1.2 million capital investment in science education at Plymouth University
Plymouth University has received funding in excess of £1.2 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to support capital investment for teaching facilities in existing and proposed laboratories, at the headquarters of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth Science Park. (2014-12-09)

Western retailers in China boost Chinese manufacturing supremacy
When western retailers like Walmart and Tesco move into China, Chinese manufacturing gets a boost, shows a new study by the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. (2014-11-03)

Department of Environmental Quality awards $1.6 million grant to continue water cleanup
For the past decade, professor Robert Nairn and his team of students at the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering have worked to begin cleaning mineral contamination from the waters at the Tar Creek Superfund site. The cost-effective, low-effort passive water treatment process designed by Nairn and his team is proving successful, and the Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded Nairn a $1.6 million grant to continue his work in northeast Oklahoma. (2014-10-23)

Study: Some online shoppers pay more than others
A new study co-authored by a team of Northeastern University faculty and students has found numerous instances of price steering and discrimination on many popular e-commerce retail and travel websites. That's not necessarily a bad thing, they say -- so long as the companies are transparent. (2014-10-23)

Young and old professionals join forces against youth unemployment
Young professionals who are starting their own business create new jobs not only for themselves, but potentially also for other people in the same age bracket. Striving to make a contribution to the reduction of youth unemployment in Europe, work scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and economy educationalists at University Duisburg-Essen support this strategy with the project 'Enterprise+.' (2014-10-08)

USC and fellow Pacific Rim universities to discuss issues facing Asia's older adults
Gerontology leaders from around the world will gather at the USC Davis School of Gerontology to discuss Asia's aging population during the 2014 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Research Symposium on Aging Sept. 14-17. (2014-09-11)

Red eye feels endless? Blame the Internet
In a new study, Dr. Itai Ater of Tel Aviv University has found how the Internet has affected performance and product quality in the airline industry, especially flight times. He says that, instead of competing for space at the top of travel agents' computer screens by scheduling the shortest flights, airlines have adapted to an environment in which price is playing the dominant role in selling tickets. (2014-08-18)

Summer McJobs are good for kids, says UBC study
A new study shows that teenagers who work at summer or evening jobs gain a competitive advantage later in life. Developing early knowledge of the working world and how to manage in it, they are more likely to find good employment and earn more money in the future. (2014-07-07)

How do you realize social goals in a society consisting of self-interested individuals?
This is a question that faces all social planners and organizations all the time. If we solve this problem satisfactorily, it has far-reaching implications for not only creating robust sociological institutions but also for solving numerous modern economics and computer science problems such as electronic commerce, online auctions, public procurements, Internet advertising, social network monetization, crowdsourcing, intelligent transportation, and cyber-physical systems. (2014-05-01)

Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia
As President Barack Obama begins a trip to Asia to coordinate with allies and reconfirm America's strategic pivot to the Pacific, officials at the Office of Naval Research emphasized today the Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership as an example of strong and growing ties between the United States and its allies in the region. (2014-04-22)

Quantum cryptography for mobile phones
An ultra-high security scheme that could one day get quantum cryptography using Quantum Key Distribution into mobile devices has been developed and demonstrated by researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics in collaboration with Nokia. (2014-04-03)

Research!America honors Congressmen Frank Wolf and Chaka Fattah for advancing medical innovation
Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for their leadership and unwavering commitment to supporting policies that promote federal and private sector medical research and innovation. Reps. Wolf and Fattah have spearheaded efforts to create a legislative and regulatory climate conducive to medical innovation. (2014-02-12)

York scientists investigate the fiber of our being
Research at the University of York's Structural Biology Laboratory, in collaboration with groups in Canada, the USA and Sweden, has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables. (2014-01-19)

Carnegie Mellon researchers create brand associations by mining millions of images from social media
The images people share on social media -- photos of favorite products and places, or of themselves at bars, sporting events and weddings -- could be valuable to marketers assessing their customers' (2013-12-05)

Supreme Court's Obamacare decision established new limits on federal authority, IU paper says
A new paper by an Indiana University professor sheds new light on the US Supreme Court's rejection of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act, which many critics said threatens state sovereignty and individual liberties. (2013-10-31)

Helping many people boosts social standing more than helping many times
A business may build a better reputation as a good corporate citizen by donating $100,000 to 10 charities, as opposed to $1 million to one charity, suggested University of Missouri anthropologist Shane Macfarlan. Contrary to earlier assumptions in theoretical biology, Macfarlan's research found that helping a greater number of people builds a positive reputation more than helping a few people many times. The results of this research can offer guidance to businesses and politicians on how to improve their public images. (2013-06-26)

High-frequency trading tactic lowers investor profits
High-frequency trading strategies that exploit today's fragmented equity markets reduce investor profits overall, according to new findings by University of Michigan engineering researchers. (2013-06-17)

New compendium offers freely available standards to help ensure quality of herbal ingredients
With herbal medicines relied upon by consumers worldwide, a new online resource available from the US Pharmacopeial Convention will provide freely available public standards to help ensure the quality of the herbal ingredients used in these products. (2013-05-20)

Research examines corporate communications in the 'gilded age' of free speech
New research finds (2013-04-08)

Top 10 H-1B visa companies all specialize in shipping American jobs overseas
The top 10 users of H-1B visas in FY 2012 were companies who specialize in shipping American jobs offshore, according to an analysis of government data by Computerworld magazine. The analysis comes at a time when a bill before Congress, the (2013-02-22)

Coming to a smartphone near you: Personalized experiences
Online and mobile technologies are delivering increasingly personalized services to their users. Face-to-face conversations may no longer be essential for personalized service, according to a new report in the Journal of Service Research. (2013-02-19)

UT Arlington software engineer's tool makes for quicker tests
A UT Arlington software engineer is refining a computer testing tool that reduces the amount of time and expense companies must spend to determine whether a new program works. (2013-02-07)

Federal budget authority for R&D declined in fiscal years 2011-12
Federal budget authority for research and development (R&D) and R&D Plant (R&D facilities and fixed equipment) declined in fiscal years 2011 and 2012, mostly due to a drop in defense-related R&D, according to a recent report from the National Science Foundation. (2013-01-22)

Experts available to discuss new paper detailing global sea level rise scenario
On Dec. 6, NOAA will release a technical report that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century based on a comprehensive synthesis of existing scientific literature. The report finds that there is very high confidence (greater than 90 percent chance) that global mean sea level will rise at least 8 inches (0.2 meters) and no more than 6.6 feet (2 meters) by 2100, depending upon uncertainties associated with ice sheet loss and ocean warming. (2012-12-05)

NIST releases annual report on federal technology transfer
With new treatments for disease, test suites that safeguard computers, and even expertise to rescue miners trapped thousands of feet underground, federal laboratories have a wealth of technologies and know-how that can give US companies a competitive edge and improve quality of life. (2012-11-28)

Level up: Study reveals keys to gamer loyalty
Online role-playing game developers can get ahead of the competition by giving gamers more opportunities to get social, collaborate and take control of their online personae, according to a study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. (2012-11-16)

Study finds nearly 50% of retail firewood infested with insects
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology reports that live insects were found in 47% of firewood bundles purchased from big box stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. (2012-10-08)

OU researchers implement a multi-photon approach in quantum cryptography
Move over money, a new currency is helping make the world go round. As increasing volumes of data become accessible, transferable and, therefore, actionable, information is the treasure companies want to amass. To protect this wealth, organizations use cryptography, or coded messages, to secure information from (2012-10-03)

Tampa partnership awarded $1 million grant
A regional partnership led by the University of South Florida has been awarded $1 million by the US Commerce Department to support new web and mobile app ventures, a project designed to launch new companies and create hundreds of high-wage jobs in the greater Tampa Bay region. (2012-09-19)

Home sweet lab: Computerized house to generate as much energy as it uses
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. (2012-09-13)

Measuring the uncertainties of pandemic influenza
A major collaboration between US research centers has highlighted three factors that could ultimately determine whether an outbreak of influenza becomes a serious epidemic that threatens national health. The research suggests that the numbers in current response plans could be out by a factor of two or more depending on the characteristics of the particular pandemic influenza. (2012-07-02)

Make me an offer, say online shoppers
Online shoppers would rather receive an offer for a product or service than make their own offer, according to a study led by a Michigan State University scholar that has implications for the fast-growing e-commerce industry. (2012-06-26)

JRC and US NOAA enhance cooperation on climate, weather, oceans and coasts
The European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have signed today an agreement in Brussels to encourage, develop and facilitate scientific and cooperative activities in the fields of climate, weather, oceans and coasts. (2012-05-31)

Manufacturing, innovation, and workforce training
Watch live and join the conversation on Twitter @AspenInstitute and @gcri_ny (#mfgUSGermany) this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 9 a.m. EST, when leading representatives from government, industry, and academia discuss manufacturing as an engine of growth and job creation in the US and Germany. (2012-05-15)

GMES in Eastern Europe
As Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program nears its full operational phase, its benefits and economic potential for Eastern Europe came into focus last week at a conference in Bucharest, Romania. (2012-05-09)

Scholars debate American exceptionalism in new journal
Scholars debate the meaning and origins of American exceptionalism in the journal American Political Thought. (2012-04-26)

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