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WSU 'deadly force' lab finds racial disparities in shootings

Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Humiliation tops list of mistreatment toward med students

Each year thousands of students enroll in medical schools across the country. But just how many feel they've been disrespected, publicly humiliated, ridiculed or even harassed by their superiors ...

2 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researcher looks at the future of higher education

Most forecasts about the future of higher education have focused on how the institutions themselves will be affected – including the possibility of less demand for classes on campus and fewer ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Why plants in the office make us more productive

'Green' offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than 'lean' designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.

Sun 31 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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You Won't Be Able to Find a Book in This Beautiful New Library

You're looking into Florida Polytechnic University's new library. Light, bright, beautiful curves and... there's not a single book on its shelves?Read more...

Mon 1 Sep 14 from Gizmodo

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Warming, decanting and swirling: do they make wine taste better?

Do you inspect the appearance of a wine before swirling it around the glass (holding the stem, naturally)? Inhale deeply while describing the flamboyant nature of your Shiraz? Do you do that ...

Mon 1 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Where you live may be putting you at risk for foodborne illness, researcher finds

(Medical Xpress)—Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Saddam Hussein—a sincere dictator?

Are political speeches manipulative and strategic? They could be – when politicians say one thing in public, and privately believe something else, political scientists say. Saddam Hussein's ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town

It's been almost exactly six months since the Sochi Olympics wrapped up and the world promptly moved on to speculating about the Rio 2016. Since then, the town of Sochi has been left holding ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from Gizmodo

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Healthy working environment is a salvation

Contract workers in Norway often face the worst and most unpredictable working conditions. But good management and support from colleagues makes these workers more robust.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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