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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

New Science Helps Put Spotlight on Unseen Global Impacts

Feb. 4, 2016 — As the world grows more connected, 'out of sight, out of mind' looms as a perilous consequence of globalization. A sustainability scholar presents an integrated way to track the many ... read more

Do Venture Capitalists Matter?

Feb. 4, 2016 — Venture capitalists do help startup firms by closely monitoring their development, say researchers, adding that the availability of direct airplane flights between the two parties helps improve that ... read more

Use of and Barriers to Access to Opioid Analgesics Worldwide

Feb. 3, 2016 — Use of common opioid painkillers such as codeine, morphine and oxycodone has more than quadrupled in Australia over the past decade and doubled worldwide over the same period. Yet at the same time ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Conservation efforts are designed to restrict activities in protected areas, but the restrictions can have unintended consequences. A researcher examined the results of a multi-million dollar ... read more

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

New Tool for Gauging Public Opinion Reveals Skepticism of Climate Engineering

Feb. 1, 2016 — Members of the public find the risks of climate engineering technology more likely than any of the benefits, according to an article. Such research is crucial because even if the goal of reducing ... read more

Teachers Reported Moderate to Major Concerns Prior to 2015 State Testing

Feb. 1, 2016 — Prior to the first round of K-12 standardized testing under Common Core education standards last year, most teachers had moderate to major concerns about test difficulty and low student performance, ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A peer-reviewed self-assessment that shows the standards of the United States fishery management system under the Magnuson-Stevens Act exceed the criteria of the United Nation's Food and ... read more

Mid-Atlantic States Present Ocean Data Products

Jan. 29, 2016 — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, has released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of ... read more

Most Uninsured Texans Say Cost of Health Insurance Too High

Jan. 29, 2016 — Almost 70 percent of uninsured Texans said the high cost of health insurance is the reason they remain uninsured, according to a new report. The report found less than 20 percent of uninsured Texans ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts and California Governor Jerry Brown, who were on ... read more

Emerging Zika Pandemic Requires More WHO Action Now, Experts Say

Jan. 27, 2016 — The World Health Organization's Director-General should convene 'urgently' a meeting of International Health Regulations' Emergency Committee to advise on the emerging Zika ... read more

Capitalize on 'Life Transitions' to Instill Better Environmental Behaviors

Jan. 27, 2016 — House moves or a change of job provide an idea 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviors, according to a new psychology ... read more

Record Warm Years Almost Certainly Due to Human-Made Climate Change

Jan. 25, 2016 — Recent record warm years are with extremely high likelihood caused by human-made climate change. Without greenhouse-gas emissions from burning coal and oil, the odds are vanishingly small that 13 out ... read more

Survey: Most Americans Support Smart Guns

Jan. 21, 2016 — Nearly 60 percent of Americans, if they buy a new handgun, are willing to purchase a smart or childproof gun – a weapon that is only operable in the hands of an authorized user – new research ... read more

Guidelines for Human Genome Editing

Jan. 21, 2016 — As countries around the world seek to craft policy frameworks governing the powerful new genetic editing tool, policy makers need to determine 'thresholds of acceptability' for using the ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The Paris Agreement of the UN climate change conference is deemed a historic step for climate protection, but its success depends on rapid implementations. The consequences of delaying global carbon ... read more

Building a Health Care Information Economy Based on Patients' Control of Data

Jan. 20, 2016 — The time is right for a broad range of stakeholders to push for a health care information economy founded on the basic principle that patients should have control over their data, informatics ... read more

Legal, Policy Changes Can Lead to Shifts in Use of Medical Marijuana

Jan. 20, 2016 — Policy changes since 2001 had varying effects on the number of people consuming medical ... read more

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