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Weapons tied to repeat domestic abuse

Women are up to 83 percent more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse incident, according to a new study that has implications for victims, counselors ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Saving the Great Plains water supply

Significant portions of the Ogalalla Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate.

dateDec 13, 2013 in Environment
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Home teams hold the advantage

The home team holds the advantage over visitors – at least in the plant world. However, a mere handful of genetic adaptations could even the playing field.

dateDec 09, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Hard rock life

Scientists are digging deep into the Earth's surface collecting census data on the microbial denizens of the hardened rocks. What they're finding is that, even miles deep and halfway across the globe, many of these communities ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Job market mixed for college grads

A steadily improving job market will greet most college graduates this year, although those with a newly minted MBA may find tough sledding, according to Michigan State University's annual Recruiting Trends ...

dateNov 20, 2013 in Economics & Business
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Study asks: Is a 'better world' possible?

For years, policymakers have attempted to create communities where a diverse group of residents not only live close to one other but also interact freely – in other words, neighborhoods that are both integrated ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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How teens choose their friends

It's a common perception portrayed in movies from "The Breakfast Club" to "Mean Girls." Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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