As wind-turbine farms expand, research shows they could offer diminishing returns
Renewable wind energy is experiencing a boom, with more wind turbines popping up across landscapes in the U.S. and abroad. Indeed, wind energy accounted for 3.3 percent of electricity generation in the United States in 2011, ...
Study shows that despite trauma, journalists in Iraq dedicated to profession
During the war in Iraq, journalists from around the world flocked to the country, covering violent events from the battlefield to the halls of political power. But they eventually got to go home. Thousands of journalists ...
Mimic woodpecker fools competing birds, but genetics expose its true identity
To look tougher, a weakling might shave their head and don a black leather jacket, combat boots and a scowl that tells the world, "don't mess with me."
Researcher documents gender, class bias in enforcement of quarantine law
As the World War I military draft brought to the forefront the high rate of venereal disease among the civilian population, states began to enact measures to quarantine people and begin forms of treatment to try to control ...
Demand for coffee can create ecological, economic rift with poorer nations
The explosion in worldwide coffee consumption in the past two decades has generally not benefitted farmers of coffee beans in poorer nations along the equator.
American women use book club memberships in dating field
For American women, a book club membership means more than having status as a reader, as it might pay dividends to them in the dating field as well.
Both sides framed Keystone XL Pipeline debate in Nebraska
As supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline testified at public hearings in Nebraska between 2010-2013, several interest groups attempted to frame the debate in different ways.
Educational expansion created more marriages by same educational level, race
Compulsory schooling laws instituted in the late 1800s and early 1900s caused more people in Northern states to marry people at their same education level and race, possibly contributing to economic inequality, according ...
Study gives more accurate picture of value of college education
A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration's personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed significant long-term economic ...
Temperature a dominant influence on bird diversity loss in Mexico
A wide-ranging study of gains and losses of populations of bird species across Mexico in the 20th century shows shifts in temperature due to global climate change are the primary environmental influence on the distributions ...