Archive: 03/25/2013

How common is 'The John Next Door'?

While the media is replete with examples of "normal" men who seek out prostitutes regularly, how common are prostitute-seeking men and how much do they differ from men in the normal population? According to a new comparison ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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An animal to feed your eco-car

Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research have found that a certain type of tunicate - ascidiacea - can be used as a renewable source of biofuel and fish food. This is particularly good news ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently. Coupled with customers' varying power demand, many ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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How school report cards can backfire

In the wake of President Obama's "college scorecard," new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes.

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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