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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Values Gap in Workplace Can Lead Millennials to Look Elsewhere

Feb. 23, 2017 — Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A new report released today presents the first global map of transshipment, a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the seafood market. Also associated with drug smuggling ... read more

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Many policies -- from medicine to terrorism -- depend on how the general public accepts and understands scientific evidence. People view different branches of sciences as having different amounts of ... read more

Reduction of Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Promotion or Steering?

Feb. 22, 2017 — Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households. A study has provided the first detailed impact assessment of ... read more

Online Daters Ignore Wish List When Choosing a Match

Feb. 21, 2017 — Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a ... read more

Family Focused Interventions for at Risk Children and Youth

Feb. 21, 2017 — Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as ... read more

Slot-Machine Addiction Linked to Immersion in the Game

Feb. 21, 2017 — Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — While it's possible to anticipate the color of light or the pitch of sound, odor defies prediction. New research has taken an important step toward decoding smell, by linking a scent back to a ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon ... read more

Youth More Likely Than Adults to Report Seeing Alcohol Marketing Online, Pilot Study Finds

Feb. 20, 2017 — Underage youth are nearly twice as likely to recall seeing alcohol marketing on the internet than adults, with almost one in three saying they saw alcohol-related content in the previous month, ... read more

GBSI Reports Encouraging Progress Toward Improved Research Reproducibility by Year 2020

Feb. 21, 2017 — One year after Global Biological Standards Institute issued its Reproducibility2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization reports encouraging progress ... read more

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how ... read more

Premature Death in Delinquent Youth

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers have found alarming premature mortality rates for delinquent ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have ... read more

'Complexity' of Exports Is a Good Predictor of Income Inequality

Feb. 17, 2017 — A new paper argues that everything else being equal, the complexity of a country's exports also correlates with its degree of economic equality: The more complex a country's products, the ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A team has found a way to identify the small population of circulating helper T cells present in the blood after an annual flu vaccine to monitor their contribution to antibody strength. A technique ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — You might think that polar bears — and the potential for attack — are the biggest danger the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard. But avalanches kill far more people on Svalbard than ... read more

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