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Delayed Onset Adulthood Keeps Young Brits Away from Ballot Box

May 3, 2016 — The poor voter turnout of young Brits can be explained by the delayed transition to adulthood, says new research. Research shows that if today's young adults were as 'mature' as young ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Studying the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Ethnic Minority, Immigrant Victims

Apr. 11, 2016 — A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A long forgotten boundary marker stone from the very earliest days of the British presence in Hong Kong has been discovered. This B.O. No4, boundary stone, is located in the Lei Yue Mun Park and ... read more

US National Security Decision-Making Processes Need Trimming

Apr. 5, 2016 — A leaner, more-focused national security decision-making system can help the United States succeed in a period of tumultuous change, according to a new report. Increasing the effectiveness and ... read more

Experience in Afghanistan Highlights Plastic Surgeons' Role in Combat Trauma Surgery

Mar. 31, 2016 — Especially with improved chances of survival from severe combat trauma, plastic surgeons play a critical role in managing injuries sustained in modern warfare, suggest researchers with experience at ... read more

What Are the Risks of Growing Up in Places of High Religious Segregation?

Mar. 25, 2016 — A new report sheds light on the risks encountered by young people and children growing up in places of high religious segregation. The report focuses on interface communities -- areas in Northern ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — As the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it, researchers ... read more

Experts Call for Global Drug Policy Reform as Evidence Shows 'War on Drugs' Has Harmed Public Health, Human Rights

Mar. 24, 2016 — Fifty years of drug policies aimed at restricting and criminalizing drug use and minor possession have had serious detrimental effects on the health, well-being and human rights of drug users and the ... read more

Could Cutting Urban Blight Reduce Teen Murders?

Mar. 7, 2016 — Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions -- vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and ... read more

Syrian Academics Face Danger, Limited Options

Mar. 2, 2016 — The Syrian civil war, which began in 2011, continues to result in death, destruction and displacement. The country's higher education system has suffered dramatically, too. A new article ... read more

Study Finds Consistent Link Between Violent Crime and Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

Feb. 29, 2016 — A new study finds a significant relationship between firearm crime and subsequent applications for, and issuance of, concealed-carry gun ... read more

Tracking Market Patterns With Yesterday's Headlines

Feb. 18, 2016 — New research uses an historic approach to predict times of stock market volatility and the resulting returns: back issues of The Wall Street Journal. Researchers relied on machine learning, big-data ... read more

Mutual Mistrust May Have Added a Few X-Files to the UFO Era

Feb. 16, 2016 — Uncloaking the flying saucer movement in the United States could offer historians a snapshot of Cold War attitudes at work in society, as well as insights into how science communication may be tied ... read more

Immigration Not to Blame for Terrorism, UK Study Indicates

Feb. 15, 2016 — Migration is overall not a source of terrorism according to new ... read more

Illness Continues to Be Major Effect Linked to Gulf War Military Service, New Report Finds

Feb. 11, 2016 — Although more than $500 million in federally funded research on Persian Gulf War veterans between 1994 and 2014 has produced many findings, there has been little substantial progress in the overall ... read more

Reverse US Funding Freeze on Research Into Gun Violence, Say Experts

Feb. 11, 2016 — A ban on federal funding of research into gun violence initiated by Congress in 1997 must be overturned to improve understanding of gun use and how best to control it, argue ... read more

Syrian Aid: Lack of Evidence for 'Interventions That Work,' Say Researchers

Feb. 4, 2016 — The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers in ... read more

Most NFL Arrests Not for Violent Crimes

Feb. 3, 2016 — NFL violence is not as common off the field as it may seem, say researchers. Compared to violent offending data in other studies, the percentage of violent arrests among NFL players was higher. But ... read more

Study Examines Response to Sexual Violence on Campus

Feb. 2, 2016 — To address concerns over sexual violence on college campuses, higher education institutions are required to appoint a Title IX Coordinator to investigate incidents, but few are trained to deal with ... read more

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