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  • Women 50% more likely to die by suicide if they live with handgun owner, study finds

    The Sacramento Bee -- 04/28/2022

    Dr. Matthew Miller, the lead author on the study and a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, said it is the lethality of guns that accounts for the significant difference. Other studies have shown, he said, that women in gun-free households do not enjoy any better mental health conditions or think about suicide any less or attempt suicide any less often than women who live with handgun owners. “The chance of dying in an attempt depends greatly on the method one reaches for in a crisis,” said Miller, a professor of epidemiology and health sciences at Northeastern University. “Guns don’t give many second chances at life; most other commonly used methods do.”…

  • Darwin Was Wrong: Your Facial Expressions Do Not Reveal Your Emotions

    Scientific American -- 04/28/2022

    Lisa Feldman Barrett is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University. She is the author of several books, including How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. Follow her on Twitter @LFeldmanBarrett.

  • Gun-related youth homicides and shootings are increasing, and it’s easy for teenagers to get guns

    Yahoo! -- 04/28/2022

    Caution is needed in analyzing the numbers, which have been cyclical over the decades, and in analyzing how the police and politicians respond, said James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University.

  • Study: How Amazon uses Echo smart speaker conversations to target ads

    The Register -- 04/28/2022

    Academics at the University of Washington, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, and Northeastern University claim “Amazon processes voice data to infer user interests and uses it to serve targeted ads on-platform (Echo devices) as well as off-platform (web).”…

  • The number of teens who report carrying handguns has spiked, study says

    The Hill -- 04/28/2022

    Researchers at Northeastern University attempted to answer how adolescents get their guns, conducting a study that found more than one-third of teens ages 13 to 17 said they could gain access in less than five minutes to a loaded firearm kept in their family home — while half could gain access in 60 minutes or less.

  • Anti-Intellectualism Has Become An Identity for Some Rural Americans: Study

    Newsweek -- 04/28/2022

    The study, which originally appeared in the January 2022 issue of Political Behavior, found that people with a rural social identification are more likely to view experts and intellectuals as outsiders, according to its author, Kristin Lunz Trujillo, a post-doctoral candidate at the Covid States Project of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Northeastern University.

  • Opinion: Should Utah be glad it’s a holdout against gambling? You bet

    Deseret News -- 04/28/2022

    Mark A. Gottlieb, the executive director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law, drew this connection during a presentation sponsored by the advocacy group “Stop Predatory Gambling.”…

  • At least a dozen U.S. universities reinstate mask mandates as Covid cases rise

    CNBC News -- 04/28/2022

    “The national debate over mask mandates is certainly reflective of both pandemic fatigue and the deep political divides we have in terms of the public health policy related to Covid,” said Neil Maniar, director of Northeastern University’s Master of Public Health in Urban Health Program.

  • What if your dream home comes with a forecast of raining golf balls?

    GBH -- 04/28/2022

    Daniel Medwed, GBH News legal analyst and Northeastern University law professor, joined GBH Morning Edition hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel to talk more about the peculiar property dispute.

  • The lost Jews of Nigeria

    The Guardian -- 04/28/2022

    In his book Jews of Nigeria, William Miles, a political scientist at Boston’s Northeastern University, calls the community the world’s first “internet Jews”. …