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Climate change affects the likelihood of armed conflict

Climate change influences the likelihood and duration of armed conflicts in Africa. This is the finding of a study carried out by a team from the INGENIO Institute, a joint center of the Universitat Politècnica de València ...

Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide US abortion debates

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the nationwide right to choose an abortion. If the court's decision hews close to the leaked draft opinion first ...

When parenting style predicts political leanings

Parenting style—helicopter parenting (disciplinarian) versus free-range explorer (nurturing)—may be a key to the country's political future. A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University has found a person's parenting ...

How the debt crisis of 2008-09 fueled populist politics

The economic downturn of 2008-09 has often been described as a financial-sector crisis, featuring failing banks. But it was much more than that. Many people with stagnant or dropping incomes, having borrowed to sustain their ...

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Targeted wastewater surveillance has a history of social and ethical concerns
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Study: Veterans often favor more restrictive gun control legislation than civilians
Social Sciences
Empirical link between fatal police violence and structural racism
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How Haitian migrants are treated shows the ties between racism and refugee policy
Social Sciences
New study shows benefits of dispatching mental health specialists in nonviolent 911 emergencies
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Two national surveys show majorities of both political parties support legal abortion
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Study recommends how to prevent 'weaponizing' Title IX to cover up sexual assault
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California's 'red flag' law utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings
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Biodiversity risks to persist well beyond future global temperature peak
Environment
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Archaeology
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Environment
New study offers insight into past—and future—of west-side wildfires
Astrobiology
Biofinder advances detection of extraterrestrial life
Space Exploration
NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery
Planetary Sciences
Multiple lab analyses of Antarctic minerals offer a better understanding of Mars
Earth Sciences
New study solves long-standing mystery of what may have triggered ice age
Environment
Review suggests current global efforts are insufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C
Plants & Animals
Friends at first sniff: People drawn to others who smell like them
Optics & Photonics
Controlling non-classical mechanical states in a phononic waveguide architecture
Environment
Arsenic in private well water contributes to low birth weight even at low levels
Earth Sciences
Seismic waves from earthquakes reveal changes in the Earth's outer core
Social Sciences
Theories on socio-political evolution put to the test
Planetary Sciences
Analysis of citizen scientist's observations in 2015 reveals atmospheric phenomena
Evolution
Octopus brain and human brain share the same 'jumping genes'
Plants & Animals
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Cell & Microbiology
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Astronomy
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Astronomy
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spots rocket impact site on moon