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Experts Available to Discuss Italy Earthquake, Transportation Impact, Seismic Imaging

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Study: Women Are Healthier, but Losing Financial Ground in N.O. Post-Katrina Recovery

Tulane University’s Newcomb College Institute releases a comprehensive report on the status of women in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

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How Easy Is It to Spot a Lie?

"Who broke Grandma's favorite vase?" As you listen to a chorus of "I don't know" and "Not me," how will you determine the culprit? Conventional wisdom says, divide and conquer, but what does scientific research show us about questioning a group of people at one time? Unfortunately, very little.

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Milwaukee, Violence, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UWM, UW-Milwaukee , Jenna Loyd, Public Health, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Zilber School of public health, urban violence, city, Cities, Segregation, Incarceration

Milwaukee Researcher Studies the Root Causes of Violence

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Colombia, Peace Agreement, Civil War, FARC, Latin American politics

#UCRiverside Latin America Scholar Optimistic About Historic Colombian Peace Deal

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Southern, Accent, southern accent, Linguistics, speech and language, Speech

What Makes Southerners Sound Southern?

Linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.

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THC Makes Rats Lazy, Less Willing to Try Cognitively Demanding Tasks

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness-- at least in rats.

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Queen's Researchers Measure Emotional Flexibility in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Queen's University researchers Tom Hollenstein and Jessica Lougheed have published new research on the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters. The study examined how well mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions between emotional states and the so-called "emotional rollercoaster" of adolescence.

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We Are All ‘Wired’ For Addiction, Says Texas A&M Researcher

Drug addicts and non-addicts may have more in common than ever thought, according to a researcher at Texas A&M University who found that to some degree, everyone’s brain is “wired” to become addicted.

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Parents, Listen up: Children Keep Still During Prayer

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Preschool-aged children, and their parents, are more likely to view the physical actions of prayer (i.e., closing eyes, folding hands) to help with reflection and communicating with God. This is according to a new study by Rebekah Richert, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. The paper, titled “Folding Your Hands Helps God Hear You: Prayer and Anthropomorphism in Parents and Children,” was published in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion.

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Back To School, Brain Activity, Brain Development In Children, Learning and Development

"Warm Up" Your Child's Brain to Prepare for Back-to-School

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Americans Favor Gender Roles for Both Heterosexual and Same-Sex Couples

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A majority of Americans think the “more masculine” partner and the “more feminine” partner in a same-sex couple should generally be responsible for stereotypically male and female chores, according to new research.

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Interactions with Faculty Differ for Male and Female College Students

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Indiana University doctoral student Emma Cohen looks for answers to questions of how gender shapes college students’ day-to-day academic experiences.

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The demise of the Maya civilization: Water shortage can destroy cultures

Something really drastic must have happened to the Ancient Maya at the end of the Classic Period in the 9th century. Within a short period of time, this advanced civilisation in Central America went from flourishing to collapsing -- the population dwindling rapidly and monumental stone structures, like the ones built at Yucatán, were no longer being constructed. The reason for this demise remains the subject of debate even today. Model calculations by TU Wien may have found the explanation: the irrigation technology that served the Mayans well during periods of drought may have actually made their society more vulnerable to major catastrophes.

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Teachers Favor Middle-Class Behaviors by Students

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Research by an Indiana University sociologist finds that teachers often inadvertently translate students’ class-based behaviors into unequal opportunities in school. Teachers favor middle-class students in various ways, perhaps unconsciously.

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Why Are We So Afraid to Leave Children Alone?

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Leaving a child unattended is considered taboo in today’s intensive parenting atmosphere, despite evidence that American children are safer than ever. So why are parents denying their children the same freedom and independence that they themselves enjoyed as children? A new study by University of California, Irvine social scientists suggests that our fears of leaving children alone have become systematically exaggerated in recent decades – not because the practice has become more dangerous, but because it has become socially unacceptable.

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Music at Work Increases Cooperation, Teamwork

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Cornell University researchers found that music can have important effects on the cooperative spirits of those exposed to music.

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Drugs, Opiates, Fentanyl, Health, Delaware, Prescription Drug Abuse, Sociology, University Of Delaware

Study Uses Geo-Mapping to Identify ‘Hot Spots’ for Use of Fentanyl and Other Opiates

As the U.S. experiences sharp increases in drug overdoses, researchers in Delaware are using geo-mapping to look at the state, neighborhood by neighborhood, to identify “hot spots” where the use of prescription fentanyl — an extremely powerful synthetic opiate, which recently attracted national attention as the drug that caused Prince’s death — and other opiates is especially prevalent.

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Retirement, retirement savings, 401(K), Employment, Personal Finance, Socioeconomics, Employee Benefits, Pension, Social Security

Study Finds Changes to Retirement Savings System May Exacerbate Economic Inequality

A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a new study.







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