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Strict COVID-19 policies in Democratic-led states worked, new research found. Republican-led states saw more illness.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York issued a mask mandate, social-distancing rules, and gathering limits in 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Democratic-led states had stricter COVID-19 responses and better health outcomes, a new study found. States with stricter COVID-19 rules saw 8% fewer cases, on average, than models would've predicted. The study's researchers said the results showed politics shouldn't influence public-health policy. After nearly two years of politically charged b...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Gop, Republican, Andrew Cuomo, Erin Schumaker, Binghamton University, Little Italy, Vermont Massachusetts, Ron DeSantis


Babble hypothesis shows key factor to becoming a leader

A new study proposes the "babble hypothesis" of becoming a group leader. Researchers show that intelligence is not the most important factor in leadership.Those who talk the most tend to emerge as group leaders.If you want to become a leader, start yammering. It doesn't even necessarily matter what you say. New research shows that groups without a leader can find one if somebody starts talking a lot. This phenomenon, described by the "babble hypothesis" of leadership, depends neither on group m...
Tags: Psychology, Business, Society, Intelligence, Innovation, Leader, Binghamton University, Maclaren, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Michael Dowling, Neil G MacLaren, PsyPost MacLaren


New fossil discovery from Israel points to complicated evolutionary process

Analysis of recently discovered fossils found in Israel suggest that interactions between different human species were more complex than previously believed, according to a team of researchers including Binghamton University anthropology professor Rolf Quam.
Tags: Science, Israel, Binghamton University


Researchers explore ways to detect 'deep fakes' in geography

It may only be a matter of time until the growing problem of "deep fakes" converges with geographical information science (GIS). A research team including faculty at Binghamton University are doing what they can to get ahead of the problem.
Tags: Science, Binghamton University


New grants could help protect the environment and create new therapy for Parkinson's

New grants from the State University of New York could help researchers at Binghamton University create a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson's patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells.
Tags: Health, Binghamton University, Parkinson, State University of New York


‘Stand for Sonic Diversity’ Pledge Aims for BIPOC Talent to Make Up 50% of Ad Voices

"The sonic color line" is a phrase coined in a 2016 book of the same title, in which Binghamton University professor Jennifer Lynn Stoever examines how race shapes the audio we consume each day, from our favorite streaming shows to the advertising that airs between songs. She described a hierarchal divide created by industry standards...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Binghamton University, Equity and Inclusion, Audio & Podcasting, Jennifer Lynn Stoever


Neandertals had the capacity to perceive and produce human speech

Neandertals -- the closest ancestor to modern humans -- possessed the ability to perceive and produce human speech, according to a new study published by an international multidisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University anthropology professor Rolf Quam and graduate student Alex Velez.
Tags: Science, Binghamton University, Neandertals, Rolf Quam


Why COVID-19 vaccine distribution methods fall short and 3 ways to improve them

Several proposals have emerged on how to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, but they fall short in ensuring that the vaccine is distributed fairly. A team including Binghamton University professor Nicole Hassoun suggests three ways to more fairly and effectively distribute the vaccine so that people in poor countries get the vaccine as soon as possible.
Tags: Science, Binghamton University, Nicole Hassoun


Rich nations should not engage in "vaccine nationalism”, says Binghamton University expert

Rich nations should not engage in "vaccine nationalism" and keep the COVID-19 vaccine to themselves when poorer nations need them, according to Nicole Hassoun, professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Hassoun's paper, "Against Vaccine Nationalism," was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
Tags: Health, Binghamton University, Nicole Hassoun


The Republican Party schism may end up tearing GOP leadership from the House and Senate apart

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) look on as US President Donald Trump speaks at the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The GOP is currently reckoning with a rift between traditional Republicans and Trump supporters. However, the Senate seems more willing than the House to distance from the former president. Experts said term lengths, fundraising, and long-term planning are all contribut...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Republican


The Republican Party is in a 'no-win situation' after the Capitol riot, and lawmakers will be watching closely to see if Trump is losing his grip on the base

Business Insider Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republicans are facing a "no-win situation" after the Trump presidency, experts told Insider. How do they satisfy Trump supporters, avoid alienating moderate Republicans, and build the base? And the biggest question on GOP lawmakers' minds is what Trump's next role will be within the party. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During the presidential primaries in 2016, Republican Sen. L...
Tags: Politics, New York, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Gop, Nato, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell


Changes in political administration come with increased danger of international conflict

A new paper including faculty at Binghamton University suggests that when democratic publics vote out an administration, this change comes with an increase in the danger of undesirable conflict.
Tags: Science, Binghamton University


Three teams at Binghamton University awarded grants to pursue COVID-19 research projects

The State University of New York has awarded grants of up to $10,000 to three teams at Binghamton University to pursue research projects related to COVID-19.
Tags: Health, Binghamton University, State University of New York


A person's heartbeat can be used to detect deepfakes

Researchers at Binghamton University developed a utility called FakeCatcher that can spot deepfake videos by detecting the presence of a heartbeat on a person's face. From IEEE Spectrum: In particular, video of a person's face contains subtle shifts in color that result from pulses in blood circulation. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Binghamton University, Deepfakes


These are the qualities it takes to be a truly inclusive leader, according to employees

Truly inclusive leaders are open to feedback and encourage employees to speak up. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Organizations that focus on inclusion see improved outcomes in job satisfaction, trust, engagement, and employee performance.  Kim Brimhall, a social work scholar at Binghamton University, surveyed employees to determine how they perceive truly inclusive leaders.  She found leaders who fail to recognize employees' unique strengths, discourage opposing opinions, or blame others when...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, California, Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Binghamton University, Contributor, Inclusive, Diversity and Inclusion, Dei, The Conversation, Leadership Advice, George Floyd


Researchers use drones and AI to detect Soviet ‘butterfly’ landmines

Scientists have developed a method of automatically detecting hidden landmines by using AI to scan images captured by drones. Researchers from New York’s Binghamton University designed the system to detect Soviet PFM-1 landmines — nicknamed “butterflies” due to their wing-like shape. Their small size and largely plastic construction make them hard for humans to spot and almost invisible to the metal detectors used in landmine clearance. More than a million of these mines have littered Afghanista...
Tags: Startups, New York, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Afghanistan, Binghamton University, PFM, Neural


World’s oldest forest found in New York state​

The world's oldest forest fossils were located in an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York. Research of site specimens suggests that the forebearers to modern plants evolved much earlier than expected. The findings help scientists better understand how trees advanced life's evolutionary trajectory to land during a critical period. None As card-carrying members of the universe's exclusive Terrestrial Existence Club, we don't give the Devonian period near enough credit. Beginning 416 million yea...
Tags: New York, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Plants, Ecology, Botany, Cardiff University, Catskills, Cairo, Binghamton University, Stein, Biosphere


Lithium-Ion Batteries Win Nobel Prize for Chemistry

"This is a highly charged story," began Olof Ramstrom, a member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, announcing that a trio of chemists who spent decades developing the lithium ion battery were today awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work. From a report: These batteries, small and powerful compared to older battery technology, made possible pocket-sized mobile phones, laptop computers, electric cars, and renewable energy devices such as solar panels that can help address the proble...
Tags: Japan, New York, Tech, Binghamton University, Slashdot, American Chemical Society, Whittingham, John B Goodenough, Yoshino, Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Nobel Committee for Chemistry, Olof Ramstrom, Meijo University, Ramstrom, Asahi Kasei Corporation


Researchers map molecular structure and dynamics of one of Alzheimer's stickier culprits

In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver and Binghamton University are the first to map the molecular structure and dynamics of an aggressive protein modification that spurs on Alzheimer's disease.
Tags: Health, Binghamton University, National Academy of Sciences, University of Colorado Denver


New study highlights exaggerated physical differences between male and female superheroes

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New research from Binghamton University and SUNY Oswego found that, within the pages of comic books, male superheroes are on average obese, while females are on average close to underweight.
Tags: Science, Thor, Binghamton University, SUNY Oswego


Mosquitoes can hear from longer distances than previously thought

While most hearing experts would say an eardrum is required for long distance hearing, a new study from Binghamton University and Cornell University has found that Aedes aegypti mosquitos can use their antennae to detect sounds that are at least 10 meters away.
Tags: Science, Cornell University, Binghamton University


Land-mine detection project earns first place at Create the Future contest

(Binghamton University) Jasper Baur and William Frazer, students at Binghamton University, State University of New York, won first place in the aerospace and defense category at the Create the Future Technology design contest for their project which uses drones to locate dangerous landmines.
Tags: Binghamton University, Binghamton University State University of New York, Jasper Baur, William Frazer


The rise of Bob Swan, who went from leading a notorious dot-com bust to becoming the new CEO of Intel (INTC)

Intel has a new CEO in the form of Bob Swan, ending a search that started in the wake of former chief exec Brian Krzanich's departure.  Swan had been interim CEO since Krzanich left in June 2018, and Intel's CFO before that.  Before Intel, Swan had a long career in Silicon Valley and beyond: He was the CFO (and briefly CEO) of notorious dot-com flop Webvan, a venture investor, and other things besides.  Here's a look at his career, from a long tenure at GE all the way to the top of Intel. On ...
Tags: Europe, Ge, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Cnn, Silicon Valley, Syracuse, General Electric, Webvan, Brian Krzanich, Binghamton University, Syracuse New York, University of Buffalo, Krzanich, Swan


Mystery of location of Easter Island statues revealed

Location of statues was based on nearby fresh water and other resources, says US studyThe huge stone figures of Easter Island have beguiled explorers, researchers and the wider world for centuries, but now experts say they have cracked one of the biggest mysteries: why the statues are where they are.Experts from Binghamton University in New York say they have analysed the locations of the megalithic platforms, or ahu, on which many of the statues known as moai sit, as well as scrutinising sites ...
Tags: New York, Science, Americas, US, World news, Chile, Anthropology, Archaeology, Binghamton University, Easter Island


Easter Island statues: mystery behind their location revealed

Location of statues was based on nearby fresh water and other resources, says US studyThe huge stone figures of Easter Island have beguiled explorers, researchers and the wider world for centuries, but now experts say they have cracked one of the biggest mysteries: why the statues are where they are.Experts from Binghamton University in New York say they have analysed the locations of the megalithic platforms, or ahu, on which many of the statues known as moai sit, as well as scrutinising sites ...
Tags: New York, Science, Americas, US, World news, Chile, Anthropology, Archaeology, Binghamton University, Easter Island


Binghamton University in New York set to kill up to 50 deer on campus in bowhunt

Binghamton University will close its Nature Preserve for a controlled bowhunt of deer on campus Dec. 16-18.            [Author: Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin]
Tags: New York, News, Binghamton University, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


Casual sex among young adults can be a source of intimacy, study says

Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University faculty and researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute.
Tags: Health, Indiana University, Binghamton University


People who prefer casual sex still desire intimacy

Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University faculty and researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute.
Tags: Science, Indiana University, Binghamton University


How did Easter Islanders survive without wells or streams? (ars technica)

Enlarge / A freshwater seep in the tidal zone near Tongariki. (credit: Brosnan et al. 2018) Archaeologists are piecing together more details about how the Rapanui people once erected the formerly enigmatic stone statues, or moai. But one of the island’s lingering mysteries is how the Rapanui found enough water to sustain thousands of people on a small island. Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has no permanent streams, and its three lakes are hard to reach and far from archaeological evidence of sett...
Tags: News, Binghamton University, Easter Island, California State University, Rapa Nui, Carl Lipo, Rapanui, Kiona N Smith, Tongariki, Tanya Brosnan


Engineers Say They've Created Way To Detect Weapons Using Wi-Fi

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The researchers, which include engineers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Binghamton University, published a study this month detailing a method in which common wifi can be used to easily and efficiently identify weapons, bombs, and explosive chemicals in public spaces that don't typically have affordable screening options. The researchers' system uses channel state information ...
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