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Rurality, Social Identity is Driving Polarization in Iowa

Apr 22, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa - As the race for the 2020 presidential election ramps up, so too will question about voter attitudes in states that switched from blue to red in 2016.

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Amazon rainforest could become US-China trade war casualty, experts warn

Apr 01, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, researchers have warned.

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University of Cincinnati provides road map to combat human trafficking in Ohio

Mar 27, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

Research led by UC criminal justice professor identifies more than 1,000 victims of human trafficking in the state of Ohio and provides recommendations for reaching hidden populations of victims

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Violence against long-term care staff 'normalized'

Mar 26, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

Violence against staff working in long-term care facilities - including physical assault, verbal abuse and sexual harassment - has become "normalised", according to a new University of Stirling study.

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Boosting micronutrients in food through agroecology to address malnutrition in the Sahel

Mar 16, 2019 09:29 AM EDT

In sub-Saharan Africa almost half of all children under five suffer from micronutrient deficiency, especially in vitamin A, zinc and iron, which limits their development, health and future working capacity, according to WHO.

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A Georgia State cybersecurity study of the dark web exposes vulnerability to machine identities

Mar 09, 2019 08:36 AM EST

A thriving marketplace for SSL and TLS certificates--small data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organizations' servers and their clients' computers--exists on a hidden part of the Internet, according to new research by Georgia State University's Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS) and the University of Surrey.

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Good news! Europe's electric grid will still work even as the world crumbles

Mar 07, 2019 09:01 AM EST

Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark studying the effects of climate change on weather-dependent electricity systems have found a silver lining in Earth's otherwise fraught future outlook. Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy.

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India's stubble burning air pollution causes USD 30 billion economic losses, health risks

Mar 04, 2019 08:20 AM EST

Three-fold risk increase of respiratory diseases from crop residue burning; Economic loss estimated to be nearly USD 30 billion annually

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American drug overdose death rates the highest among wealthy nations

Feb 21, 2019 09:02 AM EST

The study is the first to show the drug overdose epidemic is contributing to the widening gap in life expectancy between the United States and other high-income countries

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NASA satellite shows Tropical Cyclone Gelena near Madagascar

Feb 07, 2019 07:28 PM EST

A visible-light image from NASA's Terra satellite revealed Tropical Cyclone Gelena was strengthening off the northeastern coast of Madagascar.

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Traffic fatalities on a high after cannabis legalization

Feb 06, 2019 08:40 AM EST

The researchers looked at the number of additional deaths each month after legalization, and found there was on average one additional traffic fatality per million residents, in comparison to states that had not changed cannabis laws. The increase was temporary, seeming to last for about a year following legalization. The combined population of affected areas is 27 million people, suggesting an additional 170 deaths in the first six months after legalization.

Self-Driving Cars 'Create Havoc' as they Avoid Paying for Parking

Mean streets: Self-driving cars will 'cruise' to avoid paying to park

Feb 01, 2019 03:34 PM EST

Autonomous vehicles 'have every incentive to create havoc,' transportation planner says

Rate of New HIV Diagnoses WHO European Region

New HIV diagnoses at high levels in the European Region but progress in EU

Nov 28, 2018 11:26 AM EST

New HIV diagnoses at high levels in the European Region but progress in EU

Did a mathematician really solve a million-dollar math problem

Did a mathematician really solve a million-dollar math problem?

Sep 25, 2018 03:56 PM EDT

Did a mathematician really solve a million-dollar math problem?

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Gunshot victims require much more blood and are more likely to die than other trauma patients

Sep 17, 2018 03:46 PM EDT

Gunshot victims require much more blood and are more likely to die than other trauma patients

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