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Miles Davis is not Mozart: The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

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A musician's brain is different to that of a non-musician. Making music requires an interplay of abilities which are also reflected in more developed brain structures. Scientists have discovered that these capabilities are embedded in a much more finely tuned way than assumed: The brain activity of jazz pianists differs from those of classical pianists, even when playing the same piece of music.

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Wealth may drive preference for short-term relationships

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According to new research by psychologists, resource-rich environments may cause people to favor short-term relationships.

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Black children face higher risk of death post surgery, study finds

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A recent study has found that black children are more than twice as likely to die following surgery than white children and describes race-specific models to predict surgical outcomes.

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Minority trainees are up, but not minority faculty

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Despite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools. Investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential faculty candidates to identify points of greatest loss of URM trainees. Two key points of loss: during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty.

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Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities

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Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report.

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California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

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California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.

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Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation efforts

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Alberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.

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Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

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A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation's largest system found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

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Will there be enough public health workers when baby boomers retire?

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Researchers estimate that over one quarter of the governmental public health workforce will disappear. They further project that while enough students graduate each year to replace retirees and others who voluntarily quit, they question whether the public health sector can compete with the private sector to hire qualified candidates.

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New method to detect illicit drone filming developed

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A new technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study by cyber security researchers in Israel. The study addresses increasing concerns about the proliferation of drone use for personal and business applications and how it is impinging on privacy and safety.

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No evidence to support link between violent video games and behavior

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Researchers have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent.

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Sanchi oil spill contamination could take three months to reach mainland

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Water contaminated by the oil currently leaking into the ocean from the Sanchi tanker collision is likely to take at least three months to reach land, and if it does the Korean coast is the most likely location. However, the oil's fate is highly uncertain, as it may burn, evaporate, or mix into the surface ocean and contaminate the environment for an extended duration.

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History of humanity does not require rewriting: The case of Untermassfeld

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In a newly published study, researchers refute a recent publication regarding the dispersal of humans in Europe.

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The more competitive, the more passionate in romantic relationships, study finds

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Americans are more passionate toward their romantic partners than Japanese people are because Americans live in social environments in which people have greater freedom to choose and replace their partners, a team of Japanese researchers suggest.

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Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene 'Golden Spike'

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A new study suggests that key geological markers align towards a start for the Anthropocene somewhere between 1952 to 1955, based on signals from nuclear testing and fossil fuel burning.

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Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

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Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a new study.

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UT Dallas study: Recent spikes in homicide rates don't tell whole story

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Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new research found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past 55 years.

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New studies reveal challenges to transparency in healthcare in Central Europe

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New research reports a mixed picture of transparency in public decisions-making around new medicine approvals in Poland, one of Europe's largest pharmaceutical markets.

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Somebody has to dust!

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A new study that examined gender, health and housework among married, heterosexual couples who are no longer employed found a woman’s health has to be considerably impaired before she stops doing chores and her husband takes on more of those duties.

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Air pollution alerts without enforceable actions may be inadequate in protecting public health

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The air quality alert programme in Toronto (Canada) had limited effects in protecting the public's health from air pollution between 2003 and 2012, according to an observational study of 2.6 million people.

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