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Nigeria's superhighway threatens local communities, elephants, and gorillas

A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to experts.

Engineer developing tools, technologies to make a better, smarter power grid

An American researcher is working on four projects that will help develop a better, smarter power grid. They're looking for ways to modernize the distribution system that brings power to our homes and offices. They're out to make a more reliable power grid for all of us. They want to build a smart grid.

Childhood bullying places 'long term strain' on UK mental health services

Childhood bullying has a strong link to mental health service use throughout a person’s life, putting additional strain on an “already overstretched” UK healthcare system, suggest researchers.

Helping dam north of Grand Canyon balance environment, hydropower needs

Researchers have helped develop a plan for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, upstream of Grand Canyon National Park. The plan, known as the Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management...Show More Summary

School-Based Dental Sealant Programs for Children Reduce Cavities and Costs

School-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children’s permanent teeth from decay, new research findings demonstrate.

Climate change: Voters will be hot under the collar by 2099

By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, experts predict. Leveraging a century's worth of political science research, they predict that voters' disgruntlement about...Show More Summary

Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow

The first toxicity measurements of roadside garbage fires in India highlight the unhealthy nature of a common practice, report researchers.

New method of estimating biodiversity based on tree cover

Scientists used tree cover maps and on-the-ground observations to measure biodiversity in Costa Rica. The results generated a method of modeling biodiversity across tropical landscapes.

New research on bats hunting in noise

Noise pollution, according to a new study, has been linked to lower survival and reproduction because it masks environmental cues and makes it hard for animals to hear moving prey or approaching predators.

Researchers use big data to save big dollars on fleet vehicles

It's a common dilemma for any business or government agency that manages a large fleet of vehicles -- what is the optimal window for replacement? Researchers have found an answer to that question could potentially save millions.

School environment key to retaining teachers, promoting student achievement

New research identifies four organizational and administrative factors that can decrease teacher turnover and lift student test scores in math.

Integrated neighborhoods more common across the US, study finds

New research tracking population shifts over 30 years shows that increasing neighborhood-level diversity is a near-universal trend, outlines a new report.

Hybrid nanostructures hold hydrogen well

Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride may be a suitable material to store hydrogen fuel in cars, according to scientists.

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of dementia than those who were able to stay in their homes, according to a new study. The study was the first to look at dementia as a potential health risk in the aftermath of a disaster.

Army of agents to tackle corrupt officials, tax evaders, terrorists, and botnets as game theory gears up for the chaos of the modern world

Many of the world's major problems are spawned not from monolithic blocks of self-interest, but from a vast array of single entities making highly individual choices: from lone wolf terrorists to corrupt officials, tax evaders, isolated hackers or even armies of botnets and packages of malware. Show More Summary

Changing the world by changing social norms

An international team of leading economists, ecologists and psychologists argue that changing social norms can contribute to solving even major, global problems as politicians play important supporting roles.

UK, France see highest number of imported malaria cases

The UK and France experience the highest number of malaria cases imported from other countries, a new study concludes. Research examined and mapped the movement of the disease from endemic countries (those where malaria is regularly found in the population) to around 40 countries defined as being malaria-free or non-endemic (such as the UK).

Threatened by diversity?

In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all Americans value the country's multicultural ethos, according to a psychologist's study.

School principals shape students' values via school climate

Over time, students' personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research. The findings indicate that principals' values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students' own values.

Will pedestrians walk freely in a world of self-driving cars?

Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for pedestrians to cross. Secure in the knowledge that a car will yield, pedestrians merely need to act unpredictably or step into the street to force the risk-averse car to stop.

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