Saturday, January 28, 2023

Offbeat: use your smartphone to check for fake merchandise —

Many of us have come home with a new designer bag, watch or other merchandise only to suspect or discover that it was...

Offbeat: Habitats worthy of protection in Germany are protected, study finds —

The world's largest coordinated network of protected areas is not located at the South Pole or in Australia, Africa, Asia or on the...

Offbeat: Flexibility of working memory from random connections —

A new article in Neuron from Princeton University neuroscientists Flora Bouchacourt and Tim Buschman presents a new model of working memory. Working memory is...

Offbeat: First empirical evidence that culturally diverse teams produces better results —

Researchers at the University of Sydney have produced hard data that demonstrates collaborating with Indigenous peoples changed the outcome of a scientific research...

Offbeat: Archaeologists are using subsurface imaging technology to help community groups map unmarked graves...

Flinders University archaeologists are using cutting edge subsurface imaging technology to help assist community groups map unmarked graves and manage their cultural heritage. "This...

Offbeat: What happened in the past when the climate changed?

Once again, humanity might be well served to take heed from a history lesson. When the climate changed, when crops failed and famine...

Offbeat: Overconfidence can be misinterpreted by others as greater competence, perpetuating social hierarchies, study...

People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept...

Offbeat: Citizen science programs provide valuable data on intermittent rivers in southwestern US —

A University of Oklahoma-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The datasets of...

Offbeat: Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented,’ species extinction rates ‘accelerating’ —

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on...

Offbeat: Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate...

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers...

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