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October 20, 2016

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October 20, 2016

Medical Ethicists Challenge Court Ruling on Lethal Injection in Alabama Case

Oct. 18, 2016 — Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide "specific, detailed and concrete alternatives" to a state's lethal injection protocol compel those inmates to produce evidence that ... read more

Family-Centered Pre-Kindergarten Provides a Strong Foundation for Children's Mental Health and School Success

Oct. 3, 2016 — A family-centered pre-k intervention has a positive, lasting impact on child mental health and academic performance, report ... 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

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

Sep. 28, 2016 — Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully explain the academic differences seen in the U.S. between whites and disadvantaged ... 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

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization, land use and city ... read more

Time to Outsource Key Tasks of WHO to Better-Placed and Capable Agencies, Say Experts

Sep. 12, 2016 — It's time to outsource key functions of The World Health Organization to bodies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank and The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and ... 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

Safety Net Programs Don't Support High Rates of Trauma in Participants

Sep. 1, 2016 — A recent study found that a high number of participants in a federal cash assistance program have suffered significant childhood adversity, exposure to violence as adults and other poverty-related ... read more

Accurate Tools Can Help Vulnerable Areas Prepare for Disasters, Recover Afterward

Sep. 1, 2016 — Assessments that tell policy makers how vulnerable and resilient their communities are to devastating floods and other destructive events aren’t always accurate, according to the first-ever ... read more

How AI Might Affect Urban Life in 2030

Sep. 1, 2016 — A diverse panel of academic and industrial thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in artificial intelligence might affect life in a typical North American city, and to spur ... read more

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Challenges and Possible Solutions

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have discussed the different ideological viewpoints of liberals and conservatives in Europe with respect to accepting refugees, highlighting why -- even though the continent is not ... read more

In the Aftermath of Disaster, Social Media Helps Build a Sense of Community

Aug. 25, 2016 — Social media can disseminate critical information as well as unite disaster victims during their recovery efforts, suggests a new ... read more

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate Infrastructure Pushes Up the Risk of Disaster

Aug. 25, 2016 — The World Risk Report 2016 analyzes the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country's disaster risk. The World Risk Index, an integral part of the report, ranks 171 countries according ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Adaptation to Climate Risks: Political Affiliation Matters

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting ... read more

North-South Economic, Social Divide Still Growing, According to New Research

July 29, 2016 — The North-South economic and social divide in England is still growing, according to new ... read more

Should Crime Victims Call the Police?

July 28, 2016 — New research finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial ... read more

Climate Disasters Increase Risk of Armed Conflict in Multi-Ethnic Countries

July 25, 2016 — Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, scientists found. They used a novel statistical approach to analyze data ... read more

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