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Science AMA Series: I'm Marty Ralph, research meteorologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. My research focuses on extreme weather events including atmospheric rivers. This winter, we're flying Hurricane Hunter aircraft through storms. AMA!
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Science AMA Series: We’re scientists on a research ship to Antarctica. We’re pulling up cores to look at the history of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and predict its future. AMA!
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How a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time. For many, the difficult life event also served to disrupt their sense of personal meaning, raising questions about their understanding of their world
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New study describes “privacy fatigue”, which is “a sense of weariness toward privacy issues, in which individuals believe that there is no effective means of managing their personal information on the Internet”, leading to emotional exhaustion and cynicism, and the leak of private information.
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Dog owners showed a higher level of attachment to their dogs than cat owners to their cats, while female owners showed a higher level of attachment to their pets than males, with the higher the level of attachment, the stronger the attribution of emotions to the pets, finds a new Japanese study.
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Wastewater created during fracking and disposed of by deep injection into underlying rock layers is the probably cause of a surge in earthquakes in southern Kansas over the last 5 years.
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Many highly-engaged employees suffer from burnout - Underlining the danger of job burnout, a new study of more than 1,000 US workers finds that many employees who are highly engaged in their work are also exhausted and ready to leave their organisations.
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First extensive European find of ancient ‘Hand-Axes’ supports theory of multiple Human species coexisting and early Human migration from Africa
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Researchers report a breakthrough in making accurate predictions of weather weeks ahead. A new model allows for detection of atmospheric rivers (ARs)—plumes of intense water vapor transpor that often trigger weather and hydrologic extreme weeks in advance.
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Study finds people who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
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CRISPR In China: Cancer Treatment With Gene Editing Underway
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Compounds in red wine make it harder for harmful oral bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease to stick to teeth and gums.
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Study says everyday physical activities such as cleaning the house or gardening are good for brain health in older individuals
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Fungal Enzymes Could Unlock Secret to Making Renewable Energy from Wood
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Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies five new susceptibility loci for pancreatic cancer
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21 years of data confirm GMO corn increase crop yield, and provides substantial health benefits such as a reduction in exposure to mycotoxins
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12 month study with 600+ participants finds that low-fat vs low-carb does not matter for weight loss
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Some viruses may trigger diabetes because they contain proteins that mimic insulin, suggesting a role for microbes in certain metabolic diseases.
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Strongly Identifying With Minority Groups Can Have Negative Mental Health Impacts, Studies Suggest
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Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns
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Building self narratives directly linked to increases in goal persistence and academic achievement. How adaptive responding to both successes and failures is enhanced through themes of personal story.
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Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe
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American gray squirrels smarter than UK red squirrels. Given 2 tasks, red and gray squirrels alike solved the easy task, but 91% of the grays were able to solve the harder task, compared to just 62% of the reds. UK red squirrels are now outnumbered by their foreign cousins by more than 15-1.
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SpaceX is launching a rocket to boot up its space internet on Thursday
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Every five-year delay in meeting Paris goals could ‘add 20cm’ to global sea levels
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Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface - EU Science Hub - European Commission
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Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals
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Whistleblowers often suffer from severe psychological problems. About 80% report very negative effects on work and wages, and almost 50% very negative effects on family life. About 45% suffer from clinical levels of mental health problems such as anxiety and/or depressive symptoms.
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Cancer Initiation Events May Be Similar Across Many Tissues
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Researchers find alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. They argue, screening for heavy drinking should be part of regular medical care, with intervention or treatment being offered when necessary.
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New, data-oriented review of the evidence for genetic contributions in gender identity and gender diversity
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Plants are thought to have colonized land 450 million years ago based on fossil evidence. Genetic analysis of the 4 main land plant lineages supports an earlier date (524 - 460 million years ago), in the mid-Cambrian or early Ordovician
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Matching DNA to a diet doesn’t work: ‘We didn’t even come close,’ researcher says. Stanford spent $8 million to find that dieting based on the results of genetic testing failed to beat a standard diet.
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Martial arts can improve your attention span and alertness long term
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Your DNA won't determine the best diet to help you lose weight
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Humans would react positively to finding alien life. A new study analyzed the optimism of articles about potential discoveries of alien life, as well as data from over 1,000 survey participants. "Taken together, this suggests if we find out we're not alone, we'll take the news rather well."
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Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss in Overweight Adults - JAMA
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Differences between Transgender and Cis Gender Women brains (Altered tittle)
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MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth
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Contribution of alcohol use disorders to the burden of dementia in France 2008–13: a nationwide retrospective cohort study
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A sleep state discovered in developing fruit flies
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New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of “extinction cascades”, where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.
337 Reggaepocalypse Note that this does not speak to the validity of the principled defense, it only speaks to the motivations behind those employing it.
177 MelGibsonIsKingAlpha If anyone was wondering how they determined if someone is prejudiced [here ya go.](https://condor.depaul.edu/phenry1/SR2Kinstructions.htm). Judge for yourself, but this test seems a little bit wonky to me. It has 8 questions that seem pretty slanted toward a specific goal. For example : "It’s really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites." Edit: Pressed save on accident before done writing.
97 stawek Just because racist people want to speak their racism freely does not mean that everyone or even most of free speech advocates are racist.
81 BlueCop Someone advocating free speech is not a condemnation or defense of offensive speech. Free speech is fundamental to free society. When someone says free speech in response to some offensive speech then they are not saying what was said is correct. They are saying they have the right to say those things without government prosecution. Their specific speech can and should be condemned by people. They can be fired by employers. It should not be controlled by a government. Its frightening to see people say free speech is a defense of offensive speech. It is a defense of their right to say offensive things. It is not a defense of the speech itself.
71 OHHHHHHH_888 So, most people are unprincipled. Does that have any bearing, at all, on whether principled behavior is a good thing, or whether freedom of speech is a good thing? Does it prove that when the founders of the country enshrined freedom of speech, it was because they wanted to be racist, and not because they had principles? Of course not, and of course the founders enshrined freedom of speech because they believed it was essential on principle. So maybe the country is now so unprincipled that we want to throw that out, but I hope to God that's not the case.
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112 MyWifeDontKnowItsMe This is not science. It's window dressing a political stance. The full data is behind a pay wall, but just from the abstract, it seems they were looking for a certain result. They claim that because people who harbor prejudice believe in free speech, free speech arguments must equal racism. The fact that they frequently use the word "hate speech" is telling as well. "Hate speech" is neither a technical nor a legal term. It is as amorphous term used by many people to describe many things, and it has a very different definition to different people. It's just a buzz word with no true legal definition.
29 agaperion What a bunch of nonsense. This is bad science. And just the kind of thing which leads to the more rigorous sciences looking down upon the social sciences.
38 Skydragon222 Interesting study. Wish I'd known about it yesterday when [CHANDRASEKHARAN et al.] (http://comp.social.gatech.edu/papers/cscw18-chand-hate.pdf)'s paper was on the front page, which discussed the efficacy of Reddit's banning of CT and FPH.
27 DiceDemi I guess my question is.... So what? Why does the motivation even remotely matter?
3 bizmarc85 Not sure on the relevance of this study? Doing the right thing through bad motives is still doing the right thing? We're not even discussing means either simply the opinion behind the conclusion. Protection of unpopular speech is what has lead to the current climate of tolerance and acceptance. Why does it matter that some advocates for free speech do so from a flawed opinion?
19 phor2zero Probably true, but it in no way invalidates the *"freedom to speak to willing listeners on your own property"* argument.