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New Report Highlights Divide between Scientists and Public

Last year, the late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel added some levity to the contentious GMO debate. He went to a Los Angeles farmers market and asked passerby to define GMO. ...

14 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Is this the year you join the one percent?

Here's some good news for the New Year: According to new research by Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University, there's a 1 in 9 chance that a typical American will hit the jackpot ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Many religious people view science favorably, but reject certain scientific theories

A new study finds that many U.S. adults—roughly one in five—are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Study: Blame men for political gridlock; women may be better at compromise

During the political gridlock that led to the 2013 federal government shutdown, the leading voices for compromise were the handful of female U.S. senators—only 20 percent of the overall legislative ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Uber Partners With Intuit To Help Drivers Track Earnings

 On-demand transportation company Uber is working on ways that it could make life easier for its drivers. Earlier today, that included a partnership with Metromile to offer per-mile car ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from TechCrunch

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Mobile apps take students into the laboratory

Mobile apps have proved to be valuable educational tools, but laboratory instructors thus far have been limited to using mobile devices only for virtual laboratories with simulated experiments. ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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When aid brings conflict, not relief

Although you might expect that providing aid to impoverished villages in the Philippines could only bring them relief, a University of Illinois study found that the villages that qualified for ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Public startups boom under JOBS Act, study shows

The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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No direct link found between rising inequality and reduced trust

Does rising economic inequality causes trust to fall in society and thus endanger social cohesion? Recent academic research appears to support this notion. However, a study from the University ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Chinese students at special risk of problem gambling

James Cook University researchers have found Chinese international students have unique risk factors that predispose them to problem gambling.

Tue 27 Jan 15 from HealthCanal

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