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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Cut Through the Confusion: Asking Questions Can Demystify Research

Sep. 28, 2015 — An expert encourages everyone to learn more about interpreting scientific and medical ... read more

Immigrants Come to Resemble Native-Born Americans Over Time, but Integration Not Always Link

Sep. 21, 2015 — As immigrants and their descendants become integrated into US society, many aspects of their lives improve, including measurable outcomes such as educational attainment, occupational distribution, ... read more

Link Between the Economy, Crime Rates Has Broken Down, New Research Finds

Sep. 21, 2015 — The assumption that rising unemployment, leads to rising crime in the UK, is being challenged by new research. The study has found that the relationship between the economy and crime rates has varied ... read more

Catching the 'Black Sheep' Among Bankers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Unethical conduct by employees of financial institutions can usually be traced back to improper incentives in the internal corporate structure, according to research. In addition to selecting ... read more

Internet Campaigns Motivate Users to Respond to Humanitarian Crises

Sep. 19, 2015 — Online campaigns about humanitarian crises need to be more surprising if they are to successfully engage the public, according to an ... read more

No Way? Charity's Logo May Influence Perception of Food in Package

Sep. 16, 2015 — An organization's logo on a food product can trigger quick perceptions by consumers about an item's healthiness and influence their decision-making, new research ... read more

Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

Sep. 9, 2015 — The social vulnerability indices used in climate change and natural hazards research can also be used in other contexts such as disease outbreaks, new research suggests. The study illustrates how ... read more

Rail Bound Traffic Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

Sep. 9, 2015 — The implications of terrorist attacks targeting trains are becoming increasingly extensive. The number of casualties has increased and there has been a fivefold in injuries since the 1970–80s. At ... read more

Study Shows How Investments Reflected Shift in Environmental Views

Sep. 3, 2015 — A new study is the first to use financial investors' actions, rather than self-reported opinions, to investigate the trans-Atlantic difference in public opinion on climate change and the ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — In crisis situations, aid organizations have to manage the great numbers of volunteers who spontaneously appear wanting to help. Researchers have taken a look at how to better recruit, retain and ... read more

Psychological Consequences Remain Profound in Coastal Areas of Tohoku

Sep. 2, 2015 — A second round of aggregate findings from a study has revealed that depressive symptoms continue to be higher in coastal areas than in inland areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ... read more

Single Mothers Much More Likely to Live in Poverty Than Single Fathers, Study Finds

Aug. 31, 2015 — Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they are penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each ... read more

Criminologist Tackles Perception of NFL Players

Aug. 25, 2015 — A 24-hour news cycle, viral videos and tweets about football players' run-ins with the law can make it seem like criminal activity is an epidemic in the National Football League. But a new study ... 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

Study Uses 311 Complaints to Track When and Where Neighborhood Conflict Emerges

Aug. 21, 2015 — In a new study from New York University using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in ... 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

Study Shows African Americans Discriminated Against in Access to US Local Public Services

Aug. 19, 2015 — Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs' offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ... read more

Social Media Is Transforming Emergency Communications

Aug. 19, 2015 — Emergency organizations have only started using social media mainly as a response to the presence of the public in them. in the case of an emergency (a terror attack, hurricane or an earthquake), ... 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

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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