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Noted and Quoted, summer 2016

Expert voices and new research had Franklin faculty featured in the media on a range of subjects from climate change to the 'love hormone' to the discovery of a Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast. A sampling (only through July!):

Just a few more bites: Defining moderation varies by individual, study finds (Michelle vanDellen, psychology)ScienceDaily

You can't lose weight with moderate eating – Times of India

Study reveals that eating "in moderation" is a fool's errand– Huffington Post

Eating in moderation varies by individual – Science 2.0

The problem with eating "Everything in Moderation" – Woman's Day

Meteorologists do not study "meteors" so why the name? (Marshall Shepherd, geography) – Forbes

Greenland sets melt records in 2016 consistent with "Arctic Amplification" (Thomas Mote, geography) – EurekAlert!

Melting ice in Greenland linked to faster Arctic warming – Business Standard, Times of India, Science Recorder, Tech Times

Fossil teeth suggest prehistoric red deer in the Adriatic migrated seasonally (Suzanne Pilaar Birch, geography) – ScienceDaily

Ancient red deer populations may have migrated seasonally  – New Historian

When it comes to U.S. weather forecasting: private, public or both? (Shepherd) – Forbes

Medieval social status found to be connected to lifespan (Laurie Reitsema, anthropology)New Historian

Are “workaholics” prone to OCD, anxiety? (Malissa Clark, psychology)Medical Xpress

Does it get hot enough in a car to bake turkey? (Shepherd) – Forbes

UGA researchers study effects of oil spill on Gulf ecosystems (Samantha Joye, marine sciences)R&B

Southern Baptists: Take down the Confederate flag (Derrick Lemons, religion) – AJC

Silencing of gene affects people's social lives, study shows (Brian Haas, pstchology)MedicalXpressDaily Mail

Low "love hormone" activity may affect social skills – Immortal News, PerfScience, Times of India, Sci-Tech Today, Voice Of America

Shutting off “love hormone” unlikely to make us less social – Genetic Literacy Project

Beautiful and scary at once: The science of mammatus clouds (Marshall Shepherd)Forbes

Water vapor vs. carbon dioxide: Which “wins” in climate warming? (Shepherd)Forbes

Top science groups tell climate change doubters in Congress to knock it off (Marshall Shepherd)Washington Post

Goldman brings back the $1 account (Stephen Mihm, history)Bloomberg

How slaughterhouses and a power plant caused snow in Kansas (Shepherd)Forbes

Watch real-time lightning on Earth using “sferics.” Warning: It's addictive! (Shepherd)Forbes

Climate change makes flooding more likely, more damaging, experts say (Marshall Shepherd)Charleston Gazette-Mail

AAAS letter to climate change doubters in Congress (Marshall Shepherd)Skeptical Science

Good communication may not always predict a happy marriage (Justin Lavner, psychology)Consumer Affairs

Capuchin monkeys may have taught us how to eat cashew nuts (Dorothy Fragaszy, psychology)New Scientist

United Kingdom’s next prime minister will be a geographer: What is geography? (Shepherd) – Forbes

The popularity of weather is shaking up journalism (Shepherd)Forbes

The narcissists among us (Keith Campbell, psychology)LifeZette

Is excessive heat and youth football a dangerous mix? (Shepherd)Forbes

Athletes, elderly at risk for heat-related injuries during increased summer temperatures (Thomas Mote, geography)R&B

What science can tell us about the links between global warming and massive heat waves (Marshall Shepherd)Washington Post

Why historians have an obligation to speak out against Trump (James C. Cobb, history)History News Network

Remains of lost Spanish fort found on South Carolina coast (Victor Thompson, anthropology)Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Post and Courier, Beaufort News, ABH, WSAV, The Times and Democrat, Kokomo Tribune, NPR

Are selfie-takers narcissistic? (Keith Campbell, psychology)Wisconsin Public Radio




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