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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 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

Feb. 22, 2017 — 'Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population.' This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, ... 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

Feb. 22, 2017 — Australia’s Ross River Virus (RRV) could be the next mosquito-borne global epidemic, according to a new research ... read more

Winners, Losers Among Fish When Landscape Undergoes Change

Feb. 21, 2017 — As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ? but not always in the ways one might ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These ... read more

Research Teams Hone in on Zika Vaccines, but Challenges Remain

Feb. 21, 2017 — As public health officials warn that spring’s warmer temperatures may herald another increase of Zika virus infections in the Caribbean and North and South America, researchers around the world are ... read more

Legal Marijuana Sales Creating Escalating Damage to the Environment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating ... 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

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