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Environment - Campus - 18.07.2024
Negative sentiment in environmental advocacy emails boosts engagement
Study: Go Negative for Clicks: Negative Sentiment in Environmental Advocacy Emails Is Associated with Increased Public Engagement People find it hard to resist negative messages. A recent University of Michigan study reveals that recipients are more likely to engage with emails containing negative sentiment sent by the Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S. based nonprofit organization.

Economics - Campus - 10.07.2024
A study by UC3M and IMDEA Networks reveals the existence of a hidden ’pink tax’ in digital advertising
Advertisers systematically pay more to show online ads to women than to men, especially in highly developed nations, according to research from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks. This gender-based price discrimination in digital marketing, known as the "pink tax", contributes to increasing gender inequality, as women are charged more to access similar products and services.

Health - Campus - 10.07.2024
Systemic sclerosis is on the rise in Quebec, especially in children
McGill Alert . The downtown campus will partially reopen on Thursday, July 11. https://www.mcgill.ca/campussafety/emergency-management/updates Alerte de McGill . Le campus du centre-ville rouvrira partiellement le jeudi 11 juillet.

Environment - Campus - 09.07.2024
High PFAS levels, even though underlying water may be less contaminated
High PFAS levels, even though underlying water may be less contaminated
Lake and river foams study reveals high PFAS levels, even though underlying water may be less contaminated According to a new study of rivers and lakes in Wisconsin, natural foams from these bodies of water contain much higher concentrations of perand polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) than the water below them.

Health - Campus - 08.07.2024
Eating disorders among adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic
A new study confirms the need to consider the indirect effects of health measure to promote the health and wellness of youth. A new study led by Nadia Roumeliotis , clinician-researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal, shows that the public health measures imposed in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic were directly related to the hospitalization rate for adolescents aged 12 to 17 for eating disorders.

Environment - Campus - 02.07.2024
UV and UPV researchers study the impact of climate change on bird productivity
Research staff from the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the Universitat de València and the Gandia Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València have studied the consequences of climate change on the productivity of two species of passerine birds. The results show that extreme weather conditions, such as warmer temperatures and higher frequent torrential rainfall could threaten the preservation of the population of these birds.

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 27.06.2024
The density difference of sub-Neptunes finally deciphered
The density difference of sub-Neptunes finally deciphered
An international team has shown the existence of two distinct populations of sub-Neptunes, resolving a debate in the scientific community. The majority of stars in our galaxy are home to planets. The most abundant are the sub-Neptunes, planets between the size of Earth and Neptune. Calculating their density poses a problem for scientists: depending on the method used to measure their mass, two populations are highlighted, the dense and the less dense.

Chemistry - Campus - 17.06.2024
Scientists solve century-old chemistry riddle
When two solutions of oppositely charged polymers (polyelectrolytes) are mixed, phase separation occurs leading to the formation of a polymer-rich phase and a supernatant phase. The precise distribution of all components, that is polyelectrolytes and counterions, had not yet been determined. Researchers at the University of Twente can now measure quantitatively exactly where these components are distributed using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

Career - Campus - 31.05.2024
Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate
Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate
A study analyzes the motivations for pursuing a doctorate to determine the factors conducive to a high rate of doctoral success . Around 50% of doctoral candidates drop out before graduation. David Litalien and Frédéric Guay, professors in the Faculty of Education at Université Laval, have identified four motivational profiles linked to perseverance in postgraduate studies.

Music - Campus - 30.05.2024
Infants hear significantly more speech than music at home, UW study finds
Speech and music are the dominant elements of an infant's auditory environment. While past research has shown that speech plays a critical role in children's language development, less is known about the music that infants hear. A new University of Washington study, published May 21 in Developmental Science , is the first to compare the amount of music and speech that children hear in infancy.

Campus - 23.05.2024
Crows can deliberately plan how many calls to make
Crows can deliberately plan how many calls to make
In a behavioral experiment crows can learn to produce a set number of calls. This involves them planning in advance: from the sound of the first call in a numerical sequence it is possible to predict how many calls the crows will make. A research team consisting of Dr. Diana A. Liao, Dr. Katharina F. Brecht and assistant professor Lena Veit led by Professor Andreas Nieder from the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen has established this.

Politics - Campus - 22.05.2024
Voter Moral Justifications for Politicians’ Misstatements
In a new study, researchers used online surveys conducted primarily when Donald Trump was president to show that both Republican and Democratic voters provided explicit moral justification for politicians' statements that were factually inaccurate, especially when they aligned with their personal politics.

Health - Campus - 21.05.2024
Rising home prices can harm peoples' health
Rising home prices can harm peoples’ health
Rapid increases in housing costs have taken a toll on people, including their health, according to Simon Fraser University (SFU) health sciences researchers. A new systematic review of 23 studies, published in BMC Public Health, on the impact of housing prices on health finds that such changes can both positively and negatively impact people's health.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.05.2024
Can AI help save beluga whales?
Beluga whale populations in the Arctic are under threat due to increased onand off-shore activities such as oil and gas development and climate change. Aerial surveys capture images over breeding and feeding regions and this is the most popular non-invasive approach for monitoring the populations of beluga whales and ensuring their distribution and health status.

Environment - Campus - 24.04.2024
Bringing an investigator’s eye to complex social challenges
MIT economics doctoral candidate Anna Russo studies how to improve the design, function, and outcomes of public policies. Anna Russo likes puzzles. They require patience, organization, and a view of the big picture. She brings an investigator's eye to big institutional and societal challenges whose solutions can have wide-ranging, long-term impacts.

Psychology - Campus - 22.04.2024
Observing nature makes you happier
Observing nature makes you happier
Various studies have been conducted in recent years exploring how paying attention to nature can affect our well-being. A preliminary systematic review of these studies, conducted at the University of Twente, has shown that participants generally experience significantly more well-being compared to control groups.

Transport - Campus - 09.04.2024
Has remote work changed how people travel in the U.S?
A new study finds sustained pattern changes - with a lot of regional variation. The prevalence of remote work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed urban transportation patterns in the U.S., according to new study led by MIT researchers.

Social Sciences - Campus - 02.04.2024
Characterizing social networks
A new method to measure homophily in large group interactions offers insights into how groups might interact in the future. People tend to connect with others who are like them. Alumni from the same alma mater are more likely to collaborate over a research project together, or individuals with the same political beliefs are more likely to join the same political parties, attend rallies, and engage in online discussions.

Health - Campus - 25.03.2024
A roadmap to improving healthcare disparities in northern Quebec
Some Indigenous communities are too short-staffed to perform lifesaving procedures, McGill study finds Indigenous communities in northern Quebec face significant hurdles to healthcare access. The Nunavik region is remote, with limited transportation options and extreme weather conditions. As a result, its population faces lower life expectancy and poorer health outcomes.

Environment - Campus - 22.03.2024
Research unlocks potential to revolutionise construction waste recycling
Office of the Interim Vice-President (Strategy & Major Projects) & Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff Office of the Interim Vice-President (Strategy & Major Projects) & Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff There was no time to waste as researchers trawled through skip bins across Melbourne construction sites, capturing hundreds of photos of materials destined for landfill.
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