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Study simulates changes to admissions criteria for NYC's specialized high schools

New York City's eighth graders are anxiously waiting to find out which high school they'll be attending in the fall. Six percent of students will end up at one of the city's eight specialized ...

Thu 5 Mar 15 from

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Trying to lose weight? How to avoid setting yourself up for failure

If you're on a diet, just skipping dessert can seem like a huge accomplishment, leading you to think you're well on your way to losing weight. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer ...

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To foster complex societies, tell people a god is watching

Belief in supernatural punishment may help cultures grow, study of Pacific cultures suggests

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Science Now

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Time management: Why we feel busier when close to reaching a goal

Is there any worse time to be interrupted than right now? Regardless of what we're doing or the nature of the interruption, we often feel as if we have no time to spare at the moment. According ...

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Deciding on a purchase: Does it matter if you look up or down while shopping?

Next time you look up at a higher shelf in a store or down at your phone when making a purchase, think about how the direction you are looking could influence your decision. According to a new ...

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How big data can be used to understand major events

With the most unpredictable UK general election looming in modern times, how can big data be used to understand how elections are covered by the media? New research has for the first time analysed ...

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U of M researchers call for US government to expand role in helping rebuild Somalia

As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government ...

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Bulgaria and Hungary volunteer for E.U. scrutiny of their research systems

European Commission launches technical aid for national science reforms

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Science Now

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Cash could be phased out within a decade, says expert

The rise of electronic currency will lead to the phasing out of physical cash in Australia within a decade, according to Professor Rabee Tourky, Director of the Australian National University ...

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Politics of inequality and the inequality of politics

Economic inequality is at historic highs. The wealthiest one percent own 40 percent of the nation's wealth. This staggering inequality raises the question, what are the psychological causes ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from ScienceDaily

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