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Article ID: 697467

Dim That Light: Settling Your Child to Sleep

Family Institute at Northwestern University

Settling youngsters down to sleep at night isn't always easy. Recent research suggests that the amount of exposure children have to bright light in the hour leading up to bedtime

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Article ID: 697548

New Algorithm Limits Bias in Machine Learning

Santa Fe Institute

To prevent bias in hiring and other contexts, researchers present an algorithm that imposes a fairness constraint on machine learning.

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Article ID: 697539

Close-ups of grain boundaries reveal how sulfur impurities make nickel brittle

University of California San Diego

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on a scientific mystery regarding the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur embrittlement of nickel, a classic problem that has puzzled the scientific community for nearly a century. The discovery also enriches fundamental understanding of general grain boundaries that often control the mechanical and physical properties of polycrystalline materials.

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Large study shows that early physical and sexual abuse is associated with a greater risk of endometriosis

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

A study of more than 60,000 women has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis diagnosed during adulthood. The study – the largest of its kind – found that women reporting severe-chronic abuse of multiple types had a 79 percent higher risk of laparoscopically-confirmed endometriosis.

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Article ID: 697431

Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar to Those Seen in Retired Football Players with Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Molecular tracer combined with PET scans show locations and concentrations of abnormal proteins associated with degenerative brain disease

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For Professional Baseball Players, Faster Hand-Eye Coordination Linked to Batting Performance

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Professional baseball players who score higher on a test of hand-eye coordination have better batting performance – particularly in drawing walks and other measures of "plate discipline," reports a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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