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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

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

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

New Survey Finds Many Americans Want Changes to ACA but Few Support Immediate Repeal

Jan. 27, 2017 — According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new article, artificial intelligence ethics experts argue that current safety ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Codes of Ethics Cause Problems for Overseas Operations

Jan. 23, 2017 — Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries, suggests a new ... read more

HPV Prevalence Rates Among US Men, Vaccination Coverage

Jan. 19, 2017 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study estimates the overall prevalence of ... read more

A Social Reboot for Illegal Downloaders

Jan. 3, 2017 — Unauthorized downloading of digital goods, including copyright music, videos, computer games, and images has become an increasing problem for content providers and those who hold the copyright on ... read more

Dec. 23, 2016 — While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it. There is a need ... read more

Astrophotography as a Gateway to Science

Dec. 22, 2016 — Non-science students enrolled in astrophotography classes reported a better understanding of how to use a telescope and camera and how to process images, according to a recently published paper about ... read more

Functional Conservation of the IDA Signalling Pathway in Angiosperms

Dec. 6, 2016 — Large parts of today’s food production are derived from different plant species, but premature abscission may result in reduced yield. Abscission is when plant organs are detached from the mother ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — A team of researchers has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza ... read more

It's Time to Stop Using Bite Marks in Forensics, Experts Argue

Dec. 1, 2016 — Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark identification and reviews ... read more

Beyond Play: Sociologist Explores How Toys Fuel Stereotypes

Nov. 30, 2016 — Encouraging children to enjoy a wide variety of toys allows them to develop fully, according to one ... read more

Legal and Ethical Factors That Affect NFL Players’ Health

Nov. 17, 2016 — A newly released on analysis performed over two years outlines key recommendations to improve structural, ethical and legal factors that affect the health of NFL ... read more

Moral Values Influence Level of Climate Change Action

Nov. 16, 2016 — Two moral values highly rated by liberals — compassion and fairness — influence willingness to make personal choices to mitigate climate change’s impact in the future, according to a new ... read more

Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest

Nov. 15, 2016 — New research findings shows that the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, suggesting that the conventional flu vaccine can be ... read more

New Technology Aims to Make Photovoltaic Cells 70% More Efficient

Nov. 15, 2016 — A technology has been developed that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The breakthrough could be a key for harnessing the power of the sun to meet the world’s ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Seasonal flooding events along the Mississippi in 1993, 2011, and 2016 have left farmland underwater, threatening the agricultural future in the area. Climate scientists predict a continued pattern ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — We are not blank slates with regard to how susceptible we are to emerging strains of flu virus, researchers have discovered. These findings could provide relevant information for the development of a ... read more

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