More students report carrying guns in Chicago than New York or Los Angeles

By Newsroom America Staff at 20 Apr 16:18

More students report carrying guns in Chicago than in New York or Los Angeles, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. The findings provide historical background for Chicago's 2016 spike in gun violence, which occurred mostly among youth and young adults.

Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to ancient humans

20 Apr 12:13 | World

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size - by way of extinction - at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, says a new study published in the journal Science.read more »

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

20 Apr 10:08 | U.S. News

A Rice University study predicts that this fall's flu vaccine -- a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 -- will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs.read more »

Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

19 Apr 17:16 | World

A new IMAS-led study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise. read more »

Cities and communities in the US losing 36 million trees a year

19 Apr 15:35 | U.S. News

Scientists with the USDA Forest Service estimate that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in the Nation's urban/community areas declined by 0.7 percent, which translates to losing an estimated 36 million trees or approximately 175,000 acres of tree cover annually.read more »

Dogs could be more similar to humans than we thought

19 Apr 12:33 | World

Dog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than we previously thought, according to a study published in the open access journal, Microbiome.read more »

People waste nearly a pound of food daily

19 Apr 10:10 | U.S. News

Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, a new University of Vermont co-authored national study finds.read more »

New tool to speed up the design of wearable tech

18 Apr 17:06 | World

Experts from the University of Surrey have developed a new methodology that allows designers of smart-wearables to better understand and predict how their products would perform once manufactured and in use.read more »

Drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day may be safe, protective

18 Apr 14:02 | U.S. News

Many clinicians advise patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to avoid caffeinated beverages, but recent research has shown that coffee and tea are safe and can reduce the frequency of arrhythmias, according to a review published today in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. read more »

Digital remains should be treated with the same care and respect as physical remains

18 Apr 12:00 | World

From live-streaming funerals to online memorial pages and even chat-bots that use people's social media footprints' to act as online ghosts, the digital afterlife industry (DAI) has become big business.read more »

Can your dog predict an earthquake? Evidence is shaky, say researchers

18 Apr 10:08 | U.S. News

For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.read more »

Trust in science, news and experts is influenced by sound quality

17 Apr 17:17 | World

A new study by USC and The Australian National University shows that audio quality influences whether people believe what they hear -- and whether they trust the source of information. read more »

Army scientists uncover how to stop cyber intrusions

17 Apr 15:33 | U.S. News

U.S. Army-funded researchers at the University of California in Los Angles have found a proverbial smoking gun signature of the long sought-after Majorana particle, and the find, they say, could block intruders on sensitive communication networks.read more »

Warming climate could speed forest regrowth in eastern US

17 Apr 14:10 | U.S. News

Climate change could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern U.S., according to a new study.read more »

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

17 Apr 14:08 | World

ising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy. read more »

We think we're the first advanced earthlings - but how do we really know?

16 Apr 17:20 | World

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens of millions of years, however, all of the direct evidence of a civilization--its artifacts and remains--gets ground to dust. How do we really know, then, that there weren't previous industrial civilizations on Earth that rose and fell long before human beings appeared?read more »

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Are millennials taking over the supply chain?

16 Apr 14:37 | U.S. News

The way you get a cup of coffee, cook a meal at home and even purchase clothing is changing. What once was a $3 cup of coffee is now $15 with Starbucks Reserve. Meals are planned ahead of time with pre-packaged ingredients that are shipped to your doorstep by Blue Apron or Hello Fresh.read more »

Motivation for using fake Instagram (Finsta) is not to reveal inappropriate self

16 Apr 14:34 | U.S. News

As Instagram is viewed as a place for building the ideal self, some users have created fake Instagram (Finsta) accounts to buck this trend. But are these "fake" accounts really there to express the real, sometimes ugly self, or is there a deeper motivation? read more »

Evidence mounts for Alzheimer's, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities

16 Apr 14:31 | World

A University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer's and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities.read more »

The secret to being cool: Try smiling

13 Apr 16:26 | U.S. News

For many people, one of the unspoken rules for being cool is maintaining an emotionally inexpressive attitude. This message is reinforced through advertisements where fashion models rarely smile and by quotes from celebrities.read more »

Tsunamis could cause beach tourism to lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year

13 Apr 11:22 | World

Going to the beach this summer? European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. read more »

Missile strikes against Syria 'as serious as triggering events,' expert says

13 Apr 08:19 | U.S. News

As the Trump administration considers military operations against Syria in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack Saturday (April 7) in the town of Douma, a University of Notre Dame Law School professor and world-renowned expert on international law on the use of force says a reprisal attack would be illegal.read more »

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