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Middle East river basin has lost Dead Sea-sized quantity of water
Already strained by water scarcity and political tensions, the arid Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is losing critical water reserves at a rapid pace, from Turkey upstream to Syria, Iran and Iraq below.
One-child policy yields multiple woes
China recently marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of its one-child-per-couple policy. Intended to curtail the nations burgeoning population, it has produced a serious gender imbalance, a ballooning percentage ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- In todays world, the line between work and personal time often blurs. Communication technologies force people to negotiate when, where and how they are connected. While smartphones may increase on-the-job ...
Another iron in the fire
A tiny protein has been identified by University of California researchers as a possible alternate route for tuberculosis to spread in the human body which could lead to better treatments for one of the worlds ...
The kids are all right: Mother's work status not associated with children’s achievement or behavior, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Working moms can stop feeling guilty: Research shows that children of women who return to work before their offspring turn 3 are no more likely to act out or fail at school than kids whose mothers are full ...
Economy: Database reveals bright spots, problem areas
Recent forecasts for the California economy may be more optimistic than warranted, according to a new report by UC Irvine economists.
Like a lightbulb going off
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to see to the penny how much it costs to use your jumbo high definition television or your tiny nightlight in real time. Thats what a dozen University Hills residents did last ...
Making lifesaving devices less life-threatening
Every year, more than half a million people in the United States undergo surgery for biomedical implants like stents or heart valves intended to save their lives, according to the American Heart Association. ...
Science professors urge universities to value teaching as highly as lab work
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCI Professor Diane O'Dowd and others argue science teaching is not properly valued.
Growing up, 'geeking out'
Mizuko "Mimi" Ito spends a lot of time "geeking out" at her computer. She plays video games, trolls the Internet, chats, and visits social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter for hours on end.