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How the bot stole Christmas: Toys like Fingerlings are snapped up and resold

December 6, 2017   |  The New York Times

The proliferation of online shopping makes it tough to purchase coveted items because of software that snaps them up as soon as they are offered for sale. “When an advertised item is unavailable because of out-of-stocks, customers don’t blame bots, they blame the retailer,” said Roger Beahm, a professor of marketing at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

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Why the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by the United States is so controversial

December 5, 2017   |  BBC Brasil

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital, but Palestinians claim part of the city as the capital of their future state. Barry Trachtenberg, director of the Jewish Studies Program at Wake Forest University, points out that the U.S. in all previous governments has allowed Israel to continue building settlements in disputed territory. “The United States has never taken strong measures (to prevent construction), so Trump is perhaps the most honest about it, about the fact that the U.S. is actually partial rather than neutral,” he said.

To lose more fat than muscle, try lifting weights

December 5, 2017   |  Herald-Tribune

Training with weights could be more effective than a walking program, according to a new study in Obesity by researchers at Wake Forest University. “Walking is excellent exercise,” said Kristen M. Beavers, an assistant professor of health and exercise science and the study’s lead author. “But it might not prompt older people’s bodies to hold on to muscle as effectively as weight training.”

Mapping the forests of the future: Drones aid with Amazon restoration

December 6, 2017   |  Unmanned Aerial

A small group of Wake Forest University students visited the Amazon of Peru and flew a drone over the Reforestation Center for the first time ever. The images captured were incredible. It was a breathtaking view of the trees above. It was also amazing to see how clearly the mixed agroforestry systems the Reforestation Center team planted resemble the wild forest.

Media Report for Dec. 2-8, 2017

December 12, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Dec. 2-8, 2017 is now available online.

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