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The Power of Film

Researcher at the University of Iowa is the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film shaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.

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Neighbors, but Not Classmates

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Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood’s income decreases, its range of educational experiences greatly expands.

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Maths Skills Count for Premature Babies

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A new study conducted by the University of Warwick links being born premature with low wages.

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Child Development Expert, Policy Researcher Brian Barger Joins Faculty at Georgia State University

Dr. Brian Barger, an expert in autism and other childhood developmental disabilities, has joined Georgia State University’s School of Public Health as a research assistant professor.

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Study Uses Internet and Social Media to Show How Fracking Documentary Influenced Public Perception and Political Change

A University of Iowa (UI) sociologist and his co-researchers are the first to use the Internet and social media to systematically show how a documentary film reshaped public perception and ultimately led to municipal bans on hydraulic fracking.

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The More the Merrier for Animals That Synchronize Their Behavior

Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it’s huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.

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Economic Security Requires New Measures of Well-Being

Economic well-being for low-income families in the U.S. is often determined by federal measures, but a new study by a University at Buffalo research team suggests that such a definition is unrealistically narrow.