Archive: 08/16/2010

Alcohol and tobacco advertising bans don't work

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bans on alcohol and tobacco marketing are among the least effective tactics for combating underage drinking and smoking, according to a Penn State economist, who has studied the effects of advertising since ...

Aug 16, 2010
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If you build it, will they walk to school?

An individual's decision to walk to school is actually quite complex. It is influenced-perhaps-by distance and an attractive walkable environment, but also by intertwined social, psychological and environmental perceptions ...

Aug 16, 2010
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UQ law student research exposes boat people myths

A research project undertaken by a group of University of Queensland undergraduate students has exposed the widely believed election myth that boat people are “flooding our borders”.

Aug 16, 2010
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Innovation, reinvented

A carmaker reports that design time on a new model dropped from six months to just one, thanks to new tools for innovation and collaboration developed by European researchers. The way companies get and develop good ideas ...

Aug 16, 2010
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One in Five American Families Is

Twenty-one percent of American households with children are “food insecure” - a situation that adversely affects children most - causing poor cognitive development, socio-emotional and health outcomes - according to a ...

Aug 16, 2010
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