Hotel Searches Increase In Anticipation Of The Eclipse Of A Lifetime

By Newsroom America Staff at 11:17 am Eastern

Hotels.com determined that due to the eclipse, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Idaho and Kentucky saw the largest increase in hotel searches when compared year over year.

Artifacts Suggest Humans Arrived In Australia Earlier Than Thought

9:08 am Eastern | World

While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years ago, scientists in recent years have placed the approximate date of human settlement in Australia further and further back in time, as part of ongoing questions about the timing, the routes and the means of migration out of Africa.read more »

Why Some Women Are More Likely To Feel Depressed

20 Jul 17:23 | SciTech

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There's also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly after childbirth. But why do some women feel blue while others seem to skate through these transitions?read more »

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Employees Waste More Than One Day a Week on Non-Work Activities

20 Jul 15:23 | Business

If you've ever felt like there's not enough time in the work week, your cell phone and list of errands may be to blame. Professionals surveyed said they squander an average of 56 minutes per day, or the equivalent of nearly five hours a week, using their mobile device for non-work activities in the office. read more »

High levels of antibiotic-resistance in Indian poultry farming raises concerns

20 Jul 13:20 | World

A new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics--including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide.read more »

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Treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater may pollute area water sources for years

20 Jul 11:06 | U.S. News

Given Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources, it's no surprise that the Commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought.read more »

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Report Finds More People Warned Against Tobacco Use, But Industry Interference Continues

20 Jul 09:14 | World

Despite measures protecting a majority of people from tobacco-related illness and death, the tobacco industry continues to hamper Government efforts to fully implement life and cost-saving interventions, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. read more »

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Did Life Begin On Land Rather Than In The Sea?

19 Jul 17:11 | World

For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia looking for clues to how ancient microbes could have produced the abundant stromatolites that were discovered there in the 1970s.read more »

How Poverty May Affect Children's Behavior

19 Jul 14:08 | U.S. News

In a recent study of young children experiencing homelessness, high-quality parenting was associated with better peer relationships and protection from internalizing problems in the context of family adversity.read more »

Fear Of Arrest Stops Some Needed Calls To 911 After Opioid Overdose

19 Jul 11:23 | U.S. News

Fear of being arrested still undercuts an Indiana law that shields anyone who administers naloxone from criminal charges, according to a survey conducted by two researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Naloxone is a lifesaving emergency antidote for opioid overdose.read more »

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The UN Actually Does Prevent War, According To Study

19 Jul 09:15 | World

The United Nations has been effective at suppressing conflict throughout its history, according to an analysis of more than 65 years of voting records conducted by Dartmouth College and The Ohio State University. read more »

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Individualistic Practices And Values Increasing Around The World: Study

18 Jul 17:21 | World

Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon. read more »

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'No Solid Evidence' For Biopesticide-Diarrhea Link

18 Jul 15:17 | World

A report commissioned by EU food regulators wrongly linked a highly effective biopesticide with diarrhoea in humans, an expert says.read more »

New Assessment Identifies Global Hotspots For Water Conflict

18 Jul 13:12 | World

More than 1,400 new dams or water diversion projects are planned or already under construction and many of them are on rivers flowing through multiple nations, fueling the potential for increased water conflict between some countries.read more »

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New Model Projects An Increase In Dust Storms In The US

18 Jul 11:08 | U.S. News

Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? read more »

Civilians Continue To Bear The Brunt Of Afghanistan's 'Ugly War'

18 Jul 09:05 | World

Civilians lives – including those of women and children – continue to be lost at record high levels amid a worsening toll of suicide attacks, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said.read more »

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The Last Survivors On Earth

17 Jul 17:04 | World

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.read more »

Firearm-Safety Class Rates In US Little Changed In 20 Years

17 Jul 15:19 | U.S. News

Only about three in five U.S. firearm owners have received any formal gun training, according to a new study from the University of Washington.read more »

UK Not Ready For Brexit's Impact On Food, Report Warns

17 Jul 13:04 | World

The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.read more »

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9/11 Survivors May Be At Increased Risk Of Heart And Lung Disease Years Later

17 Jul 11:11 | U.S. News

People who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001 may be at increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attack, according to a study.read more »

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'Smart' Money Moving To 'Green' Financing, Says Report

17 Jul 09:09 | World

Even though investments towards sustainable development in developing countries have fallen short by nearly $2.5 trillion each year, emerging financial products and encouraging policies illustrate that both public and private sectors are serious about correcting that trend, a new report says.read more »

The Number Of Illustrations In Storybooks Influences Children's Word Learning

14 Jul 17:20 | SciTech

New research shows that the number of illustrations presented in a storybook can influence preschool children's ability to learn words from shared reading.read more »

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Why A Single Nuke's Impact Shouldn't Only Be Measured In Megatons

14 Jul 15:00 | U.S. News

As the notion of nuclear hostilities leaps from its old, Cold War perch into modern debate, new calculations by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers show that even a limited nuclear strike could have disastrous global consequences.read more »

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Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

14 Jul 13:15 | World

Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study.read more »

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Climate Change To Deplete Some US Water Basins Used For Irrigation

14 Jul 11:02 | U.S. News

A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change's impact on irrigation.read more »

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Security Council Deplores Ongoing Violence In Central African Republic

14 Jul 09:08 | World

The United Nations Security Council has expressed concern at the ongoing clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and deplored that civilians from some communities, UN peacekeepers and aid workers continue to be targeted.read more »

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Programs That Teach Emotional Intelligence In Schools Have Lasting Impact

13 Jul 17:13 | SciTech

Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research from UBC, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University.read more »

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NICB's Hot Wheels: America's 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

13 Jul 15:10 | U.S. News

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)has released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. read more »

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Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Antarctica

13 Jul 13:07 | World

An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12. read more »

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Over 44 Million Americans Have a 'Side Hustle'

13 Jul 11:10 | Business

Over 44 million American adults have a side hustle – that is, a way to earn extra money other than a main source of income – according to a new report from Bankrate.com. read more »

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Billions Around The World Lack Safe Water, Proper Sanitation Facilities

13 Jul 09:09 | World

Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a new report has warned, calling on countries to do more to fulfil these basic human needs.read more »

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Generous People Live Happier Lives

12 Jul 17:13 | SciTech

Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier. This is what UZH neuroeconomists found in a recent study. read more »

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'Big Muddy' Missouri River Needs A Plan

12 Jul 15:09 | U.S. News

A recent University of Illinois study looks at the history of the Missouri River, damages and changes from the 2011 flood, and its current post-flood condition. The study concludes that the river needs a comprehensive plan with multi-state cooperation. read more »

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Easter Island Not Victim Of 'Ecocide', Analysis Of Remains Shows

12 Jul 13:01 | World

Analysis of remains found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely-held belief that the ancient civilization recklessly destroyed its environment, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.read more »

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Warmer Arctic Linked To Weaker Vegetation Growth In North America

12 Jul 11:08 | U.S. News

New research has shown that the warmer Arctic has triggered cooler winters and springs in North America, which has in turn weakened vegetation growth and lowered carbon uptake capacity in its ecosystems.read more »

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Living Conditions In Gaza 'More And More Wretched' Over Past Decade

12 Jul 09:05 | World

A decade after Hamas seized the Gaza Strip, the living conditions for two million people in the Palestinian enclave are deteriorating “further and faster” than the prediction made in 2012 that the enclave would become “unlivable” by 2020, a new report has found.read more »

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Drinking Coffee Reduces Risk Of Death From All Causes, Study Finds

11 Jul 17:19 | SciTech

People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has found.read more »

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Brain Training No Better Than Video Games At Improving Brain Function

11 Jul 15:19 | U.S. News

The commercial brain-training program Lumosity has no effect on decision-making or brain activity in young adults, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in The Journal of Neuroscience.read more »

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Study Highlights Greenland Ice Sheet Toxicity

11 Jul 13:13 | World

The Greenland ice sheet is often seen as a pristine environment, but new research has revealed that may not be the case.read more »

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