101 articles from MONDAY 19.6.2023

A holistic approach to addressing food security in Africa

The African continent faces a multitude of challenges, and food security is among the most pressing. New research by an international team of researchers sheds light on the challenges and opportunities facing the African continent in securing sufficient food supplies with a particular focus on rice.

Study examines women's strategic concealment of LGBTQ+ affinity

At a time when LGBTQ+ rights are increasingly the subject of public discussion, it is important to consider the effect on those who share an affinity with that community. Rensselaer researchers Billur Aksoy and Ian Chadd have conducted an experiment to determine whether individuals strategically mask signals about their affinity with the LGBTQ+ community in response to anticipated discrimination.

Tech luminaries give RFK Jr.'s anti-vaccine message a boost

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the latest scion of the Kennedy clan to seek the presidency, has a set of unusual fans: some of the most influential tech executives and investors in America. Kennedy's strong anti-vaccine views are, for this group, a sideshow.

Bridging traditional economics and econophysics

In a new study, researchers of the Complexity Science Hub highlight the connecting elements between traditional financial market research and econophysics. "We want to create an overview of the models that exist in financial economics and those that researchers in physics and mathematics have developed so that everybody can benefit from it," explains Matthias Raddant from the Complexity Science...

The spirit of Juneteenth: The freedom to self-determine

To be able to self-determine is to be able to control one's own life and tell one's own story—an ability that people who were enslaved in the U.S. did not legally have before the Emancipation Proclamation (1862) or the 13th and 14th amendments. The ability to purchase land, not just work it, represented Black Americans' hard-won and newfound ability to self-determine.

Testing antimicrobial resistance in non-typhoidal Salmonella from retail foods collected in 2020 in China

Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) is a major cause of human salmonellosis globally. Food animals are major NTS reservoirs. An increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in foodborne NTS has led to clinical treatment failures. To examine the prevalence and perform characterization of foodborne NTS with AMR in China, the authors of a newly published article in Zoonoses tested the antimicrobial...

Paws for thought: Is your pet feeling a complex emotion?

Would you be able to identify what emotions your pet is feeling? A team of cognitive neuroscience and animal behavior scientists have discovered that cat and dog owners perceive a variety of emotional states in their animals, ranging from simple to complex.