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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

New Survey on Americans' Views on Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new national survey found that fewer than one in three Americans, and 40 percent of Catholics, are aware of Pope Francis's efforts to publicize global warming as a priority issue for the ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Like the Rubik's Cube, a three-dimensional combination puzzle where every twist also scrambles the face opposite of it, economics puzzles are similarly interlinked -- a change in policy may lead ... read more

Blacks Hit Hardest by Public-Sector Job Losses During Recession

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public ... read more

Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

Aug. 21, 2015 — An effective program to reduce work-family conflict leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a new study. At an estimated cost of $690 per employee, the program yielded ... read more

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

Regulatory, Certification Systems Creating Paralysis in Use of Genetically Altered Trees

Aug. 20, 2015 — Myriad regulations and certification requirements around the world are making it virtually impossible to use genetically engineered trees to combat catastrophic forest threats, according to a new ... read more

Uninsured Texans Are Twice as Likely to Delay Seeking Primary Care, Mental Health Care, Report Shows

Aug. 20, 2015 — Texans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and mental health care because of cost, find ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

Foresight Food Security: From Hunger, Poverty to Food System Approach

Aug. 18, 2015 — Long considered in relation to malnutrition and humanitarian aid, food security policy should be moving towards a much broader landscape and focusing on regular access to food for a population ... read more

Researchers Sound Off on the Dangers of Hospital Consolidation

Aug. 18, 2015 — Consolidation of hospitals into massive chains threatens healthy competition, reduces patient choice and could drive up medical expenses, experts say in a new ... read more

African-Americans Most Likely to Stop Taking Meds in Medicare Part D's Coverage Gap

Aug. 14, 2015 — Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan's coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly ... read more

Seller Beware: International Transactions Require Much More Than a Contract

Aug. 12, 2015 — A contract between countries spelling out in detail the terms of sale and delivery should eliminate the chance that the buyer would violate those terms. A new study, however, suggests that ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Researchers used computational techniques to map recurring words and their relation to each other in 224-years of State of the Union remarks by American presidents. They identify 1917 as the start of ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A newly released study offers hope of conservation to the world’s low-profile and more unloved members of the animal kingdom. The study demonstrates that a “Wisdom of Crowds” method can ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Small cities and rural areas lag behind in environmental protection policymaking because they often lack the financial or technical resources needed. According to newly published research, places ... read more

Study Examines How, Why States Adopt Drunk Driving Laws

Aug. 10, 2015 — The severity of drunk driving within a state is not the most important predictor of whether states adopt new laws to restrict drunk driving -- nor is the political makeup of the state government. ... read more

World Population Likely to Surpass 11 Billion in 2100

Aug. 10, 2015 — The world's population will increase from today's 7.3 billion people to 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion at century's end, experts in demographic forecasting have ... read more

Analytics for Resilience

Aug. 10, 2015 — Statistical models are playing an increasingly important role in risk analysis and helping the United States and other countries around the globe mitigate the effects of natural and human-made ... read more

Sexting and Internet Safety Climb Top 10 List of Health Concerns for Children Across the U. S.

Aug. 10, 2015 — With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public's list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: ... read more

Linking Survey and Administrative Data Better Gauges Impact of Federal Anitpovery Efforts

Aug. 9, 2015 — Linking survey data with administrative records will enable the federal government to better gauge the effectiveness of social welfare programs such as food stamps and federal housing assistance, as ... read more

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