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LRNmedia interviewed the lead author of a recent study,that found surfers were 3x more likely to have antibiotic-resistant E. coli in their gut to better understand the significance of this research:

What motivated this research?
In a previous study, we had demonstrated that antibiotic resistant bacteria were present in coastal bathing waters in England and Wales, and that water users (particularly surfers) are at risk of swallowing resistant bacteria.

#Antibioticresistantbacteria #Coastalwaters #CTX-M #Escherichiacoli #Surfers

http://lrnmedia.com/surfers-3x-more-likely-to-have-antibiotic-resistant-e-coli/
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A common argument in the violent video game (VVG) literature is that the greater the realism of a game, the more it activates aggressive concepts, and the greater antisocial effects it will have on its players. In a newly published paper, David Zendle investigates the relationship between violent video games and players actions.

LRN Media interviewed Dr.

#Agressivebehavior #Games #Violentvideogames

http://lrnmedia.com/study-no-evidence-to-support-link-between-violent-video-games-and-behavior/
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A rooster’s crow is so loud, it can deafen you if you stand too close. How then do roosters keep their hearing? To find out, a team of researchers attached recorders to the heads of three roosters, just below the base of their skulls. Crows lasted 1 to 2 seconds and averaged more than 130 decibels.  The researchers then used a micro–computerized tomography scan to create a 3D x-ray image of the birds’ skulls.

#crow #Domesticchicken #outerearcanal #soundpressurelevel

http://lrnmedia.com/roosters-adapted-not-hear-deafening-crows/
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Among young adults nearly 50% of men and 31% of women have engaged in sexual infidelity. How people meet, date, and commit has changed dramatically in recent years with the widespread usage of dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble. These apps work by using GPS to show eligible partners in the vicinity. When users like someone they anonymously swipe right and if that individual also swipes right a match is made.

#ExtradyadicInfidelity #Infidelityintentions #Onlineinfidelity #Sociosexualorientation #Tinder

http://lrnmedia.com/swiping-right-infidelity/
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What are the sexual effects associated with drugs?  While stereotypes abound, in a recent study, Joseph J. Palamar investigates the subjective sexual effects of the three most prevalent drugs among young adults; Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy (MDMA).

The researchers find that:

Compared to marijuana alcohol and ecstasy were more strongly associated with heightened perceived sexual effects (i.e.

#Alcohol #Ecstasy #marijuana #MDMA #Sexualbehaviour

http://lrnmedia.com/sexual-effects-alcohol-marijuana-ecstasy/
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In a recently published paper, Do High School Sports Build or Reveal Character?, Michael and Tyler Ransom attempt to determine what, if any, benefits are bestowed on individuals who play High School athletics. With nearly 56% of students participating in sports, the authors wanted to determine if there was a link to later life outcomes such as attending college, earning higher wages, or labor market participating.

#Highschoolsports #Humancapital

http://lrnmedia.com/participation-high-school-sports-predict-long-term-outcomes/
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The growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been staggering in recent years with expectations that the trajectory won’t be slowing down anytime soon. One benchmark of this progress is how AI performs against humans in competitive game play. To date, AI has proven its ability to defeat top human players in checkers, chess, and more recently Go.

#AI #Games #Poker #TexasHold'em

http://lrnmedia.com/computer-beats-professionals-texas-holdem-poker/
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There are more than 33,000 deaths from guns in the United States yearly. With little hope of legislation that satisfies both sides of the debate completely, people need to look towards smaller wins. One opportunity for reducing gun deaths comes from research in  behavioral economics and psychology, which suggest that mandatory ‘waiting periods’ might be an effective policy tool.

#Gunpolicy #Gunviolence #Injuryprevention #Waitingperiod

http://lrnmedia.com/handgun-waiting-periods-reduce-gun-deaths/
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How does online dating and the internet shape our love life? There has been a lot of speculation that basically falls into two camps.Camp 1 believes that the overabundance of potential mates online will lead to relationship instability.  his camp relies on Choice Overload Theory, which states the larger the choice set available to people the worse decisions they will make. Think the relationship equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet.

#Breakup #Divorce #OnlineDating

http://lrnmedia.com/are-couples-who-meet-online-more-likely-to-break-up/
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A lot more than you might think.  Your digital footprint, comprised of the websites you visit, the purchases you make, the songs you listen to and what you like on Facebook or retweet on Twitter can reveal a great deal about your personality. The ability to record and store vast amounts of data on individuals allows corporations and marketers to use personalized persuasion to influence your actions on a deep and often troubling level.

#Digitalmasscommunication.Psychologicaltargeting #Personality #Persuasion #Targetedmarketing

http://lrnmedia.com/can-learn-single-click/
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