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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Health Care, Research Failing to Adapt to US's Growing Multiracial Population

Oct. 13, 2015 — Health care and research are failing to adapt data collection methods to the growing multiracial population in the US, an author suggests in a new ... read more

Africa's Urban Waste: A Valuable Source of Electricity

Oct. 13, 2015 — Estimated electricity production from the total waste generated in Africa could reach 122.2 TWh in 2025, or more than 20 percent of the electricity consumed in 2010 at continental level (661.5TWh), ... read more

Farmers' Responses to Crises Key to Informing Effective Food Security Policy

Oct. 13, 2015 — A better understanding of how farmers in developing countries cope in times of stress is needed if funding to support food security is to be used effectively, according to an English ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — In today's American politics, it might seem impossible to craft effective political messages that reach across the aisle on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, national health insurance ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Women: A Longer Break from Work Leads to Less Interest in a Career

Oct. 12, 2015 — Family policy influences not only families’ economic behavior, but also sends out clear normative signals on which people base their individual life plans: The longer a mother takes a break from ... read more

Geneticists Reconstruct Population History of New York City

Oct. 9, 2015 — By combining genetic data, ancestry information, and electronic health records, scientists are able to identify neighborhood-level patterns of migration in the New York City area, according to new ... read more

Pressure to 'Publish or Perish' May Discourage Innovative Research

Oct. 9, 2015 — The traditional pressure in academia for faculty to 'publish or perish' advances knowledge in established areas. But it also might discourage scientists from asking the innovative questions ... read more

Smoking Set to Kill One in Three Young Men in China

Oct. 8, 2015 — One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless a substantial proportion stop smoking, according to new research. The researchers conducted two large, ... read more

Learning from the Millennium Development Goals: Improved Sanitation, Drainage in Cities

Oct. 8, 2015 — World leaders have agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but arguably Goal six -- the water and sanitation goal -- will have the hardest job building on the work undertaken by the ... read more

Thousands of Older Adults, Persons With Disabilities Transitioning Home

Oct. 8, 2015 — The State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services, with its state evaluator UConn's Center on Aging, successfully transitioned more than 2,200 older and disabled Connecticut ... read more

Affordable Care Act Helps Virginia Improve HIV Outcomes

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income HIV patients enrolled in Affordable Care Act health-care plans achieved better outcomes and the resulting cost savings allowed the state of Virginia to support care for more patients, ... read more

Popular Crime Shows May Help Reduce Sexual Assault

Oct. 8, 2015 — Viewers of 'Law and Order' have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as 'CSI' or 'NCIS,' suggesting that individuals who watch ... read more

More 'Global' Individuals Contribute Less

Oct. 8, 2015 — The more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world,” the less likely they are to contribute to collective public goods and the more likely to hitch a “free ride” on the ... read more

Frequent School Moves Hurt Low-Income Childrens' Math Scores

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the ... read more

College Labor Market Still in High Gear

Oct. 8, 2015 — The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest annual survey of US ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — In support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), researchers have developed a concept for a more accurate method of delivering certain types of messages that could even warn users to avoid ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A new study addresses questions about the efficacy of a voter-approved soda tax passed in 2014. Voters in Berkeley approved the first excise tax in the country on sugar-sweetened beverages, but ... read more

Theoretical Computer Science Provides Answers to Data Privacy Problem

Oct. 7, 2015 — The promise of big data lies in researchers' ability to mine massive datasets for insights that can save lives, improve services and inform our understanding of the world.These data may be ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A new report finds widespread inequities and poor performance at public schools in 50 American ... read more

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