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Arts and Humanities

Dissent, Injustice, free, Speech, Shiffrin, Princeton

We Should Promote, Not Just Tolerate, Dissent

Steve Shiffrin says in his new book "Dissent, Injustice, and the Meanings of America" that flag burning, other forms of public dissent protect core American values that we should encourage, not merely tolerate, but that our institutions wrongly try to limit.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Religion, Mother Child, BOND, Relationship, Religious, Services

How Religion Affects Mother-Child Bond

When religion is an important part of a mother's life, she's likely to feel she has a better relationship with her adult children, and her children are likely to report having a better relationship with her.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

High, School, Educational, System, Academic

Cheating America's Children out of Future

A new book co-authored by a U-M professor of education explores the history of high school in America.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Longitudinal, Population, Anthropology, Badaga, India, Agriculture, Health, Dowry

Modernization of Rural Community

In 1963 anthropologist Paul Hockings took his first census of a tribe-like community in the mountains of southern India. Now his 32-year study is being praised for getting to the heart of development issues in South Asia.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

baby, TALK, Infant, Language, Learning, Parenting, Families, Delaware, Temple

Promote Childhood Chatter

Contrary to recent reports, parents "powerfully influence" their children--at least from birth to age 3--by encouraging childhood chatter, University of Delaware and Temple University researchers contend.

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Education

Education, Atmospheric, Hydrospheric, Sciences

"Midwest Wild Weather" Goes On The Road

The National Science Foundation announced a three-year grant to the Science & Technology Interactive Center (SciTech) in Aurora, Illinois to disseminate a traveling exhibition, "Midwestern Wild Weather."

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Education

Education, Teacher, Award

New Teacher Award Honors NSF Program Director

Two teachers have been honored with the first of a one-of-a-kind award for K-12 science teachers.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Politics, Expert, Forecasting, Prediction

Political Experts Rarely Think They're Wrong

How do political experts react when their predictions -- about election results or the fate of countries or other important issues -- turn out to be completely wrong? A new study at Ohio State found that most experts shrug off their errors, claiming that they were "almost" right and that their understanding of the situation was basically sound.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Children, Welfare, Poverty, Juvenile, Justice, Crime

Welfare Reform May Burden Juvenile Courts

Federal welfare reform may end up burdening the country's already-stressed juvenile justice system, according to an expert at Ohio State University.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Vacation, Planning, Purdue, Travel

Vacation Plans: How to Separate Safe from Risky

When it comes to planning the summer vacation, how you plan says as much about you as where you go. "Risk takers often get burned when it comes to vacations," says an assistant professor of restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management at Purdue University.







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