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( Social-Behavioral Findings Can Be Highly Replicable, Study Finds
Nov 11th 2023, 11:48

Source: ( Science Daily - Top SocietyRoughly two decades ago, the field of psychology found itself in a "replication crisis" that suggested its research findings were unreliable. A new study published in Nature Human Behaviour shows, however, that high replication rates are possible when researchers follow best practices such as using large samples and pre-registering hypotheses. The new report replicated 16 novel findings with an average effect size 97% as large as the original...


( In War, Who Decides Whether the Civilian Death Toll Is Acceptable?
Nov 11th 2023, 11:48

Source: ( Google News - HealthTargeting civilians is a war crime. But what if there are civilians near a military target? This is where something in the laws of war called "proportionality" applies. In such a case, the U.S. uses a "collateral damage estimate" to assess how many civilians might be killed and decide whether a military act is justified. In Gaza, Israel has dropped 1.5 million leaflets asking civilians to evacuate but has still killed more than 11,000...


( Boost Your Heart: Every Move Counts
Nov 11th 2023, 11:48

Source: ( Google News - HealthModerate to vigorous activity throughout the day significantly benefits heart health compared to sedentary behavior, according to a new study published in European Heart Journal. Based on data from over 15,000 individuals across five countries, the research identified a hierarchy of daily movements affecting heart health. Small changes—such as replacing sitting with light activity—can improve heart metrics, with intensity of movement playing...


( Neural Implant Translates Brainwaves Into Words
Nov 11th 2023, 11:47

Source: ( Google News - HealthA neural implant developed by Duke University researchers can translate a person's brain signals into what they're trying to say. Details on the implant, published November 6 in Nature Communications, suggest that people who are unable to talk due to neurological disorders may one day be able to communicate through a brain-computer interface. Initial tests of the system achieved 40% accuracy in decoding sounds from brain activity.


( What Is a Toxic Work Environment, and How Can You Avoid It?
Nov 11th 2023, 11:47

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportWhen you hear the word "toxic," you might think of hazardous waste or a substance that could make you physically ill. But in the workplace, toxic environments can also be detrimental to your mental and emotional health. More than 20% of U.S. workers say they've experienced harm to their mental health at work, according to the American Psychological Association. If you suspect your workplace may be toxic, here are some tips on what to do about it.


( Heart Health Linked to Slower Aging
Nov 11th 2023, 11:46

Source: ( Google News - HealthA new study has linked optimal cardiovascular health to slower biological aging, potentially staving off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. Using the American Heart Association's Life's Essential 8 checklist against phenotypic age—a measure based on blood markers rather than chronological age—researchers found that people with the highest cardiovascular health scores were, on average, biologically six years younger than their...


( Palestinian Groups Ask War Crimes Court to Investigate Israel on Genocide
Nov 11th 2023, 11:25

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportThree Palestinian human rights groups said they have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel, accusing it of committing war crimes including genocide by bombing and besieging the Gaza Strip. Israel is not a member of the Hague-based court and does not recognise its jurisdiction. It has previously said allegations of genocide are deplorable and that its actions target militants of the Hamas group that rules Gaza, not...


( Meta Will Require Political Ads to Disclose When AI Has Been Used
Nov 11th 2023, 11:07

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsMeta said Wednesday that advertisers will have to disclose the use of AI for ads on social, electoral, or political issues depicting real people or events. The new policy will make clear "when a social issue, election, or political advertisement on Facebook or Instagram has been digitally created or altered, including through the use of AI," Meta said in a statement. The policy will go into effect in the new year and will be required globally.


( Lloyds of London to Invest £40M Over 'Significant' Slavery Links
Nov 11th 2023, 10:57

Source: ( BBC  News - BusinessInsurace firm Lloyd's of London has said it will invest £40m in helping communities impacted by the slave trade. It comes after an independent report found the 335-year-old insurance market had played a "significant role" in enabling the transatlantic trade. The firm's chairman said it was "deeply sorry" and was committed to tackling inequalities seen today. But campaign groups accused Lloyds of "reparations washing" and said it needed to do...


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