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Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of aging population

People around the world are living longer, but social policies to support their wellbeing in later life are lagging behind in many countries. This is according a new report by HelpAge International, ...

22 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Non-citizens face harsher sentencing than citizens in US criminal courts

Non-Americans in the U.S. federal court system are more likely to be sentenced to prison and for longer terms compared to U.S. citizens, according to a new study.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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A new kind of data-driven predictive methodology

"Scottish independence: polls show it's too close to call."

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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New research explores how culture affects our conceptions of nature

Do we think of nature as something that we enjoy when we visit a national park and something we need to "preserve?" Or do we think of ourselves as a part of nature? A bird's nest is a part of ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Chefs move to schools can increase school meal participation and vegetable intake among students

Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by 9% ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Study shows banks that have good working relationships with their customers reduce loan defaults

You've probably seen advertising campaigns in which banks describe how much their customer relationships matter to them. While such messaging might have been cooked up at an ad agency, it turns ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Human trafficking, an invisible problem

Human trafficking is a problem about which little is known in Spain, due to both the lack of reliable figures as well as the poor coordination among international police forces and the social ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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French scientists begin three-week protest march

Travelling by foot, bicycle or kayak, more than 3,000 scientists, support staff and members of the public? from across France set off on Friday on a three-week march in defence of scientific ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Nature News Blogs

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Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge ...

Thu 25 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Policies of NIH, other funders, have improved data-sharing by life-science investigators

Policies put into place by major funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and to a lesser extent by scientific journals, appear to be meeting the goal of increasing the ...

Fri 26 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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