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Planning for the future

Over the past decade, increasing temperatures across much of Africa and decreasing rainfall across East Africa have come to represent an alarming climate trend. Chief among concerns is the impact such conditions have on human health...

Social acceptance more important than economic factors in fertility treatment availability

A new British study has shed light on some of the reasons why Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) usage varies across Europe -- pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key. Scientists have, for the first time, assessed the relative importance of the role that economic, demographic and cultural normative factors play in the process.

Pushy or laid back? Economic factors influence parenting style

A new study argues that parenting styles are shaped by economic factors that incentivize one strategy over others.

Multiple research approaches are key to pandemic preparedness

Preparedness in the face of major disease outbreaks can save thousands of lives. A new article examines the multifaceted nature of effective preparedness and the role that biomedical research plays. Specifically, the article examines three approaches to pandemic preparedness: pathogen-specific work, platform-based technologies, and prototype-pathogen efforts.

Caution ahead: The growing challenge for drivers' attention

Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study. The study found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers' attention off the road for too long to be safe.

Fingerprints lack scientific basis for legal certainty

A new report on the quality of latent fingerprint analysis says that courtroom testimony and reports stating or even implying that fingerprints collected from a crime scene belong to a single person are indefensible and lack scientific foundation.

Win-win for spotted owls and forest management

Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study.

In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown

Unlike most other deltas worldwide, Greenland's are growing -- a trend with major consequences for both fishing and tourism.

Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale

Researchers are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings.

Rampant consumption of hippo teeth

Investigators have examined the case of hippo teeth and revealed discordance in trade volumes declared between importers and exporters -- a scenario that could threaten the survival of the species.

Women firefighters can improve safety, but department culture must change

A new study has discerned that gender may be a unique contributor to safety, but hypermasculine fire service culture creates barriers.

Social action may give youth a career edge, education faculty research suggests

When disadvantaged youth engage in social activism, they tend to have high-status occupations in adulthood, according to researchers. The findings also suggest there's a place for more discussion of social issues in our educational systems.

New method to quantify life cycle land use of natural gas

A case study of the Barnett Shale region in Texas, where hydraulic fracturing was first implemented, for the first time provides quantifiable information on the life cycle land use of generating electricity from natural gas based on physical measurements instead of using assumptions and averages that were previously used for evaluation.

New method could help disrupt opioid crisis

Researchers have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could help zero in on the locations of origin for individual batches.

Who's judging you based on brand choices?

People with a flexible mindset do not tend to judge others based on the brands they use, while people with a fixed mindset use brands to judge another person's character, a new study shows.

Win-win strategies for climate and food security

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices -- but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices.

Compound from oilseeds may be high-value product

Extracting a substance called glucosinolate from camelina and carinata seeds may help bring these promising sources of biofuel one stop closer to reality.

Uncovering a winning basketball formula

Scientists have come up with a winning formula for basketball teams looking to take home Olympic gold.

New technique could detect explosives, dangerous gases rapidly, remotely

A laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately has now been developed by researchers.

Sensible driving saves more gas than drivers think

A new study has quantified the impact speeding and slamming on the brakes has on fuel economy and consumption. Aggressive behavior behind the wheel can lower gas mileage in light-duty vehicles, which can equate to losing about $0.25 to $1 per gallon.

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