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Charting gender's 'incomplete revolution'

A major survey of gender inequality in contemporary society has found lingering echoes of old-fashioned, "male breadwinner" values, but also evidence that men are happier when they do their fair share of household ...

Jun 27, 2012
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Global science: U.S. is still in the game

Globalization is a benefit to U.S. scientific achievement, not a threat. That's the conclusion of a new book that weighs the evidence from a number of recent surveys to answer its title question: "Is American ...

Jun 15, 2012
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Subconsciously, we echo the speech of superiors

(Phys.org) -- Want to know who holds the power? Just listen carefully, preferably with a little help from a computer. Research at Cornell shows that people speaking to someone of perceived superior status often unconsciously ...

Apr 24, 2012
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Power of love at heart of 'gay marriage'

Legal rights and protections play second fiddle to the power of love for younger gay and lesbian couples who have formed civil partnerships, according to a three-year study by researchers at The University ...

Mar 15, 2012
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Three-strikes law fails to reduce crime

California's three-strikes law has not reduced violent crime, but has contributed significantly to the state's financial woes by substantially increasing the prison population, according to a University of ...

Feb 28, 2012
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Study posits a theory of moral behavior

(PhysOrg.com) -- Why do some people behave morally while others do not? Sociologists at the University of California, Riverside and California State University, Northridge have developed a theory of the moral ...

Feb 16, 2012
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European Internet campaigners battle ACTA

A controversial international accord billed as a way to beat online piracy has sparked a fightback led by Internet users in ex-communist countries who say the region's past underlines the need to defend freedom.

Feb 08, 2012
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