Archive: 12/6/2011

Study finds increased education lowers crime

New research from The CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity at The University of Western Ontario shows that education, and related education-based initiatives, can reduce crime rates, improve health, lower mortality ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Hot cores in dark clouds

(PhysOrg.com) -- The earliest stages in the life of a star are among the most mysterious. This is primarily because stars form inside dark clouds of material that block optical light, and because they form ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Revised population figures still spell doom for tuna

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of marine scientists, including three at Simon Fraser University, hope their latest findings about the perilous state of the world’s tuna populations do not dampen efforts to conserve ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Ecology
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A rare survey of the one percent

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though little reliable survey research exists about the nation’s wealthiest one percent, public discourse is rife with claims about their opinions and attitudes. Now a Northwestern University pilot study ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Social Sciences
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World 'heading for 3.5 C warming': study

Current pledges for curbing carbon emissions will doom the world to global warming of 3.5 C, massively overshooting the UN target of 2 C, researchers reported at the climate talks here on Tuesday.

dateDec 06, 2011 in Environment
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