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May 18, 2015 — A new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability has been recommended by experts. The findings could ... read more

Twitter 'Big Data' Could Provide Valuable Details About Transgender Individuals' Health and Social Needs

May 20, 2015 — Researchers and public health officials have looked for ways to better understand the health concerns of transgender populations, so social "big data" technologies like Twitter offer an ... read more

The Fear of Dying in Misery in a Hospital Is Driving the Assisted Dying Debate, Says Medical Ethics Expert

May 20, 2015 — The fear of a miserable death in a hospital bed rather than at home is driving public support for mercy-killing law in the UK, an academic has ... read more

Aging Baby Boomers, Childless and Unmarried, at Risk of Becoming 'Elder Orphans'

May 15, 2015 — With an aging baby boomer population and increasing numbers of childless and unmarried seniors, nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are currently or at risk to become 'elder ... read more

Those Who Believe in Pure Evil Support More Harsh Criminal Punishments, Study Finds

May 14, 2015 — People who believe in pure evil are more likely support sentences such as life in prison without parole and the death penalty for criminals, a psychology study finds. The researchers added that ... read more

Playing Games Can Shift Attitudes, Study Shows

May 13, 2015 — A research laboratory is working to quantify the effects of playing games. In a study, researchers found that attitudes toward public health issues shift to be more accepting and understanding after ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Projects that stimulate sustainable fishing in developing countries often get no further than good intentions. Thus, some of the imported fish sold in European and North American shops may be less ... read more

'Coolness' Motivates Young Suburban Drug Dealers Who Quit to Avoid Problems

May 11, 2015 — Young, white suburban drug dealers and stereotypical urban dealers are motivated to sell drugs for the same reason – to be “cool,” but when suburban dealers are exposed to extreme violence or ... read more

Climate Change Attitudes Are Reflected on Social Networks

May 11, 2015 — People who believe in climate change have more Facebook friends than those who do not consider climate change a problem. A dissertation in economics shows that values and social networks are linked ... read more

40 Million Deaths a Year Go Unrecorded, Study Shows; Mobile Phone Data Collection Could Crack the Problem

May 11, 2015 — In a sobering finding for global health authorities and governments around the world, a group of leading epidemiologists say two in three deaths globally – or 40 million people - go unreported. And ... read more

Images of Extremely Thin Women on Social Media Sites

May 8, 2015 — Some of the most popular social media sites are filled with images of extremely thin women that might be harmful to those who view them -- whether they are seeking them or not, according to research. ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Non-suicidal self-injury -- that is, purposefully hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent -- is relatively common among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and it is a strong risk factor for ... read more

May 6, 2015 — People asked to rate the end-of-life care of an elderly loved one were significantly less likely to report care was excellent in a 2011-13 survey than those who were surveyed in 2000. The ... read more

Film Music Captivates Us

May 7, 2015 — Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most ... read more

Hot Under the Collar: The Untold Dangers Firefighters Face in the Line of Duty

May 4, 2015 — What do you think is the biggest cause of death for firefighters on duty? Well if your first thought was burns or smoke inhalation you'd be wrong. According to research, since 1977, sudden ... read more

What Does the Public Think About Paying People to Donate Their Organs?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and justifiable recompensation of costs related to organ donation to be legitimate ways of supporting living donors. Financial payment ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Bad news, fans of rational political discourse: A study shows that attempts to debunk political rumors may only reinforce their ... read more

May 3, 2015 — Western conservation groups are seeking stricter law enforcement to tackle a trade in endangered wildlife, but a researcher warns that this is not a 'silver bullet' solution. He highlights ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Police have seized a shipment of pangolins headed to China, valued at approximately 1.8 million US dollars (USD). The pangolin smuggler involved in the case has been ... read more

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