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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Career Military Women Who Served in Vietnam: Happier and in Better Health Than All Women, Say Researchers

Feb. 13, 2017 — A study of American women deployed to Vietnam for military or civilian service shows that 48 percent of career military women were very happy compared to 38 percent of women in the general ... read more

Most Veterans Experience Good Quality of Life After Military Service

Jan. 4, 2017 — With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 US veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure to ... read more

Prevent Strategy's Psychological Techniques Not Transparent Enough, According to New Study

Dec. 22, 2016 — Prevent Strategy's policies are based on ‘limited information,’ and this is a cause for concern, say researchers who argue that a lack of transparency will alienate professionals from ... read more

Fast Delivery for Christmas? A Study Explains Why We Like It So Much

Dec. 20, 2016 — Perceived goal conflict in everyday life causes anxiety and stress, which leads to feel pressed for time, making us impatient and willing to pay to save time, a new study ... read more

Climate Change: Voters Will Be Hot Under the Collar by 2099

Oct. 26, 2016 — By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, experts predict. Leveraging a century's worth of political science research, they ... read more

New Data from National Violent Death Reporting System Shed Light on Law Enforcement Officer Deaths, Their Use of Lethal Force

Oct. 13, 2016 — Violence-related deaths, including homicides and suicides, are an urgent public health problem, according experts. Their commentary and contributions by other noted experts in the supplement to the ... read more

Did Your Ancestor Fight in the Hundred Years War?

Oct. 6, 2016 — If you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website may have the ... read more

Hybrid War and the Conflict Between Russia, Ukraine

Oct. 3, 2016 — The concept of hybrid war has emerged since the end of the Cold War and describes the idea that conflicts are multi-faceted, consisting of strategies that blend conventional warfare tactics, ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Most of the world’s coca—the plant source of cocaine—grows in the Amazon forests of the Andean countries of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where many think this illicit crop causes deforestation. ... read more

Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

Sep. 23, 2016 — Incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police, new research ... read more

When Hackers Turn out the Lights

Sep. 16, 2016 — The development of the smart power grid and the smart meter in our homes to accompany it brings several benefits, such as improved delivery and more efficient billing. Conversely, any digital, ... read more

US Rules for Targeted Killing Using Drones Need Clarifying, RAND Report Asserts

Sep. 8, 2016 — Current US policies on using drones for targeted killing are characterized by ambiguities in interpretations of international law and too many generalities, despite recent efforts by the Obama ... read more

Trauma and Shopping: Post Disaster Consumers Value Off Brand, Low Cost Goods

Sep. 6, 2016 — Traumatic events have lasting influence on what products people desire and purchase. When rebuilding and restocking an area that has been affected by conflict or natural disaster, what traumatized ... read more

Military Should Address Gender Stereotypes When Integrating Combat Roles, Study Finds

Aug. 31, 2016 — Even though the U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this year formally opened all combat jobs to women, based on focus groups with soldiers researchers say the U.S. military needs to work on ... read more

America's Wars Take Uneven Toll, Study Finds

Aug. 29, 2016 — In today's wars, Americans who die or are wounded in battle are disproportionately coming from poorer parts of the country, according to a new study released this week. By analyzing over 500,000 ... read more

Conflicts Subverting Improved Health Conditions in Eastern Mediterranean Region

Aug. 24, 2016 — Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific ... read more

Education Not to Blame for Increasing Childlessness in Europe

Aug. 23, 2016 — The increasing proportion of the population who prefer to remain childless is a major social problem for many European countries. However this trend has not (so far) been the result of the expansion ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the US Air Force's budding efforts to monitor ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research has found. Camp Century, a United States military ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

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