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May 25, 2017 — A new study examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing ... read more

Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

May 25, 2017 — $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single 'safe consumption' space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore, a new cost-benefit analysis ... read more

Effective Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

May 24, 2017 — Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ... read more

Fuel from the Air Technology Provides a Path to New Business for OPEC Countries

May 24, 2017 — Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the ... read more

May 24, 2017 — In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting ... read more

Aging Population With Care Needs Set to Grow by 25% Within a Decade in England and Wales

May 23, 2017 — Urgent need for better disease prevention policies targeting poor diet, smoking, alcohol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity, as well as increased investment in health and social care. The ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Drylands are of environmental concern because broad-scale changes in these systems have the potential to affect 36 percent of the world's human population, suggests new ... read more

Carcinogenic Soot Particles from Petrol Engines

May 23, 2017 — First, diesel vehicles tainted their reputation with soot particles, then high nitric oxide emissions. So are owners of new gasoline cars environmentally friendly? Not always, says a new study ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive ... read more

Pediatricians Can Play a Pivotal Role in Reducing Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries

May 23, 2017 — While firearms are present in 18 percent to 64 percent of US homes, almost 40 percent of parents erroneously believe that their children are unaware where weapons are stored, and 22 percent of ... read more

School Choice Policies May Impact Segregation and Diversity of Public Schools

May 23, 2017 — Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty ... read more

Pope's Encyclical Boosted His Credibility on Climate Change, Especially Among Liberals

May 23, 2017 — The Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the poor, a study has found. The papal ... read more

Street Gangs, Crime Serve as Deviant Leisure Activities for Youths

May 23, 2017 — Street gang membership, criminal activities provide deviant leisure activities for at-risk youths, suggests a new ... read more

The Competition Between Airlines and High-Speed Trains

May 23, 2017 — Researchers have developed a model to optimize the decision making of airlines against their ... read more

Parents' Reasons for Not Vaccinating Children Influence Public Attitudes Toward Them

May 23, 2017 — Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn't been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared to ... read more

Flight Delay? Lost Luggage? Don't Blame Airline Mergers, Research Shows

May 23, 2017 — Airline consolidation has had little negative impact on on-time performance, an analysis of 15 years statistics has ... read more

May 23, 2017 — The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of the individual nutrients. This is the conclusion of an international expert panel ... read more

City Life Could Present Psychosis Risk for Adolescents

May 23, 2017 — Living in a city could significantly increase young people's vulnerability to psychotic experiences, according to a new ... read more

People Perceive Attractive Scientists as More Interesting but Less Able, Studies Show

May 23, 2017 — A new study suggests that when it comes to judging scientists, we are more likely to find an attractive scientist interesting, but more likely to consider their less attractive colleagues to be ... read more

Obamacare Support: When Polls Mention Repeal It Seals the Deal

May 23, 2017 — Does the American public want former President Obama's health care law repealed and replaced? It depends on how you ask the ... read more

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