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January 16, 2016

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January 16, 2016

Education and Industrial Variety Power High-Growth Companies Nationwide

Jan. 14, 2016 — High-growth companies are not just found in California's tech-rich Silicon Valley. According to a team of economists, these fast-growing firms are found across the US and in a variety of ... read more

Preventing Violent Extremism Requires New Police Programs, Report Finds

Jan. 14, 2016 — The U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing holds promise, but faces significant challenges and needs reforms, according to a new report. Community policing ... read more

New Lab to Give Nation's Researchers Remote Access to Robots

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new lab will allow roboticists from around the country to conduct experiments remotely, American scientists report. Researchers from universities, as well as middle and high school students, will ... read more

New Tool to Map Fishing Activities in Europe

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new tool provides detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in 2014-2015 in Europe, for the first time. Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about ... read more

UK's Political Center Ground Could Be Further to the Left Than Thought, Research Suggests

Jan. 14, 2016 — The center ground of British politics could be further to the left than we think, according to new research. For example, diehard Conservative supporters locate their party at 7.82 on the left-right ... read more

How Will Climate Policy Affect Energy Access Goals?

Jan. 14, 2016 — Without new subsidies and policies to support increased energy access, new climate policies could push access to modern energy out of reach for millions in Asia. Currently, three billion people ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The year 2016 is an Olympic year. Developments in high-performance swimwear for swimming continue to advance, along with other areas of scientific research. One area of research has focused on which ... read more

Educational Gains by Immigrants to US Not as Large as Believed, Study Finds

Jan. 14, 2016 — The descendants of immigrants to the United States from Europe did not attain significantly more education than would have been expected if their families had remained in their homelands, according ... read more

Health Warning Labels May Deter Parents from Purchasing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages for Kids

Jan. 14, 2016 — Health warning labels similar to those found on tobacco products may have a powerful effect on whether parents purchase sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) for their children, according to a new study. ... read more

Risk Factors for Weapon Involvement in Adolescents Vary by Race and Gender

Jan. 14, 2016 — In 2011, almost 13 percent of high school students had been victimized with weapons. Weapon-related violence among adolescents can lead to injuries and long-term mental health problems. In a new ... read more

HPV Vaccine Uptake Is Highest Among Girls in High Poverty, Majority Hispanic Communities

Jan. 14, 2016 — Adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority Hispanic communities in the United States were more likely to have received at least one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ... read more

England: 2,500 Heart Attacks, Strokes Prevented Over 5 Years

Jan. 13, 2016 — The first major evaluation of the NHS Health Check in England has found that the program is effectively identifying people at risk of developing a major cardiovascular incident such as heart attack ... read more

NHS Policies Failing to Stop Bullying by Managers, Staff Sickness

Jan. 13, 2016 — Bullying and discrimination by NHS managers has led to absences among mental health workers, and past policies have failed to stop this, research shows. Bullying includes verbal abuse, withholding ... read more

New Analyses Method Makes Increasing Rate of Violent Crime Visible

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new method of analyzing crime statistics finds that violent crime in England and Wales is increasing, not decreasing. They found the rate of domestic violence has been increasing since 2009. The ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Researchers demonstrate in a new study the precise mechanism by which sunlight generates electrical charge within cutting-edge solar cell film, yielding potential benefits for solar power ... read more

Research Finds Reason Advertising Boosts Stock Prices for Some Companies and Not Others

Jan. 13, 2016 — The reason that advertising boosts stock prices for some companies and not others has been uncovered by new research. While nearly every research study has found that advertising has a positive ... read more

Teaching Social Justice to Privileged Students Necessary for Change

Jan. 13, 2016 — Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but one expert says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring about real ... read more

Real-Time Fishery Management Significantly Reduces Bycatch

Jan. 12, 2016 — Using real-time ocean management to regulate fisheries can significantly reduce accidental bycatch with less economic impact on fishermen, a study finds. By comparing results from six types of ... read more

Cultural Look at Moral Purity: Wiping the Face Clean

Jan. 12, 2016 — Moral purity is both universal and culturally variable. Its existence is found East and West. But the specific form of purification may differ from one culture to another. Whether people should wipe ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Marine scientists are calling for a re-think of how marine protected areas are planned and coordinated, following a global assessment of the conservation of tropical corals and fishes. Researchers ... read more

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