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'The Social Network': Charles Dickens wrote the script

He looked at the technological revolution unfolding around him and recognized the possibility for new kinds of social networks, and the insight catapulted him to the pinnacle of his field and changed popular culture forever.

dateJan 17, 2012 in Other
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Film coatings made from whey

Convenience foods are growing in popularity, and the food they contain is usually protected by films based on petrochemicals. Now researchers have not only developed a biomaterial from whey protein, they have ...

dateJan 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Songs about sex—how they affect kids

Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Social Sciences
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PGA invests in minority golf opportunities

Golf's storied history in the US has long been criticized for its lack of diversity, but the PGA has taken steps to improve minority participation and exposure to the game. Minority participation has increased with the popularity ...

dateJul 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Co-founder Biz Stone leaving Twitter

(AP) -- Isaac "Biz" Stone is moving on from Twitter, just five years after co-founding the microblogging site that has become integral to the social media scene around the globe.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Internet
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Can U.S. law handle polygamy?

HBO's Big Love and TLC's reality-TV offering Sister Wives have thrust polygamy into popular culture in the United States. Estimates are that somewhere between 50,000-100,000 families in this country are currently risking crimin ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Social Sciences
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'Young, disadvantaged men'

With teen moms being debated heavily in popular culture today, it's easy to neglect the effects of fatherhood. However, recent research shows that young, disadvantaged men also affect a family and society. In fact, by age ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Contented citizens vote against change

US citizens who have a high quality of life are more engaged in the direct democracy process, according to Ryan Yonk from Utah State University and Professor Shauna Reilly from Northern Kentucky University in the US. Their ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Social Sciences
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