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'Going negative': How Trump has changed the Twitter narrative
If not for Twitter, US President Donald Trump would not be in the White House today. (2019-12-02)
Pro-meat campaign may have turned some social media users against planetary health diet
In the months following the launch of a major health report, tweets attacking its findings surpassed balanced communications from research institutions, media and others. (2019-11-25)
Ant expert discovers newly emergent species in his backyard
Jack Longino is a global ant expert and has traveled the world documenting and discovering ant species. (2019-11-12)
Anger, anxiety, insomnia: Tweets from Twitter users could predict loneliness
A team of researchers determined what topics and themes could be used to detect loneliness on social media by analyzing accounts that explicitly tweeted about it. (2019-11-04)
Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study. (2019-10-14)
Threshold-dependent gene drives in wild populations
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. (2019-10-09)
Trump tweets were systematic plan of attack in Presidential campaign -- study
Donald Trump used Twitter effectively to promote his campaign, communicate policy goals and attack opponents as part of a systematic campaign ahead of the 2016 US Presidential elections -- a new study reveals. (2019-10-04)
Trump's Twitter communication style shifted over time based on varying communication goals
The linguistic and discursive style of Donald Trump's tweets varied systematically before, during, and after the 2016 presidential campaign, depending on the communicative goals of Trump and his team, according to a study published Sept. (2019-09-25)
New algorithm can distinguish cyberbullies from normal Twitter users with 90% accuracy
A team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, have developed machine learning algorithms which can successfully identify bullies and aggressors on Twitter with 90 percent accuracy. (2019-09-16)
Professor's research paints picture of #MeToo movement's origins
San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Economics Sepideh Modrek studies tweets sent during the first week of the #MeToo movement to understand its magnitude. (2019-09-11)
Research finds extreme elitism, social hierarchy among Gab users
Despite its portrayal as a network that 'champions free speech,' users of the social media platform Gab display more extreme social hierarchy and elitism when compared to Twitter users, according to a new study published in the September edition of the online journal First Monday. (2019-09-01)
Animal ethics and animal behavioral science -- bridging the gap
Animal ethics is an emerging concern across many disciplines. In an article in BioScience, an interdisciplinary group of scholars urges that this issue be taken up actively by animal behavior scientists. (2019-08-28)
Five things you might not want to mix with birth control (video)
Many forms of birth control are hormone-based--but not everything mixes well with those hormones. (2019-08-22)
What exactly happened at Chernobyl? (video)
On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union's Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. (2019-08-16)
Can eating poop save you from this deadly bacteria? (video)
Every year around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. (2019-08-08)
Exposure to common chemicals in plastics linked to childhood obesity
Exposure to common chemicals in plastics and canned foods may play a role in childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2019-07-25)
What happens when you overdose? (video)
Your body is a delicately balanced chemical system, and if you take too much of a drug you destroy that balance. (2019-07-25)
High blood sugar increases pancreatic cancer rate
High blood sugar may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2019-07-24)
The top five strangest poisons that can kill you (video)
There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they're often found in things you'd least expect. (2019-07-18)
Women exposed to common antibacterial chemical more likely to break a bone
Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2019-06-25)
How people want to feel determines whether others can influence their emotions
New Stanford research on emotions shows that people's motivations are a driving factor behind how much they allow others to influence their feelings, such as anger. (2019-06-25)
Why does the moon smell like gunpowder? (video)
After walking on the Moon astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing Moon dust with them. (2019-06-20)
Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan has found. (2019-06-17)
New application can detect Twitter bots in any language
Thanks to fruitful collaboration between language scholars and machine learning specialists, a new application developed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Linnaeus University in Sweden can detect Twitter bots independent of the language used. (2019-06-13)
Treating type 2 diabetes and heart failure
People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for heart failure and many people have both diseases, which requires careful medical management. (2019-06-06)
Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD? (video)
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. (2019-06-06)
What are the northern lights? (video)
Every winter, thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse of the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. (2019-05-31)
Using nature to adapt to climate change
Climate change poses major threats to people around the world. (2019-05-29)
Could there be life without carbon? (video)
One element is the backbone of all forms of life we've ever discovered on Earth: carbon. (2019-05-23)
Twitter image colors and content could help identify users with depression, anxiety
Penn study shows users who score high on a depression and anxiety survey often post photos that are less aesthetically appealing, less vivid in color or display little depth of field (2019-05-15)
What is pepper spray? (video)
Whether it's walking down a dark street at night or fighting off grizzly bears on the trail, pepper spray is an effective tool to fend off an attacker and get safely away. (2019-05-02)
How to get rid of that skunk smell? (video)
Skunks are nocturnal animals that prefer to keep to themselves. (2019-04-25)
Newly discovered Ebolavirus may not cause severe disease in humans
Researchers from the University of Kent's School of Biosciences have provided evidence that a newly discovered Ebolavirus may not be as deadly as other species to humans. (2019-04-24)
Is it really 'dry clean only'? (video)
Knowing the do's and don'ts of washing your clothes can be difficult, but chemistry has got your back. (2019-04-18)
Forecasting contagious ideas: 'Infectivity' models accurately predict tweet lifespan
Estimating tweet infectivity from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a tweet will go viral, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 17, 2019, by Li Weihua from Beihang University, China and colleagues. (2019-04-17)
Tweeting their own horn: Author self-promotion on Twitter increases research dissemination
Researchers from the University of Toronto presented a new study at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok that aimed to determine the effect of authors' self-promotion on the social media site, Twitter, in regards to the dissemination of their research. (2019-04-09)
The chemistry behind color-changing birds (video)
There are thousands of species of birds here on Earth and with those great numbers come great biodiversity! (2019-04-04)
The whisper room: Moderates on Twitter are losing their voice
MU researcher finds that partisan users form highly partisan social networks on Twitter, moderate users -- or those less politically engaged -- continue to avoid politics, potentially creating an important void on social media. (2019-04-03)
Scientists reveal largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton
Paleontologists have discovered and characterized the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, making it the biggest terrestrial carnivore currently known to science. (2019-03-28)
Cringeworthy politics: Trump sparks 'embarrassment' spikes on Twitter
A piece of not-fake-news: there has been a 45-percent increase in people tweeting about embarrassment since Donald Trump took office. (2019-03-27)
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