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Die-hard college sports fans defy expectations

When March Madness kicks off this week, you might expect the bleachers to be filled with alumni and students from the competing colleges. In fact, only about a third of die-hard college sports fans are alumni of their teams' ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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How Millennials get their news

Millennials are anything but "newsless," passive, or uninterested in civic issues, according to a new comprehensive study of the information habits of people age 18-34. The research looks closely at how members of the Millennial ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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A more tolerant America?

As the nation's headlines turn more and more to issues of tolerance—race, religion, free speech, same sex marriage—research by San Diego State University Psychology Professor Jean M. Twenge shows that ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Boston is made for walking, study finds

Metro Boston is on the leading edge of a national shift away from drivable suburban living and toward walkable urbanism, according to a report released Wednesday and co-written by researchers at Northeastern's ...

dateMar 12, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Is US immigration policy 'STEMming' innovation?

Foreign born graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines who wish to pursue a career in industry or NGOs are much more likely to stay in the U.S. than those who wish to pursue a career ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Social Sciences
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