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Common school program reduces signs of bullying

Kerry Grens Reuters A widely implemented school program aimed at improving kids’ behavior helps to slow the increase in bullying during the elementary grades, according to a new study. Researchers found that teachers at schools with the behavior program reported … Continue reading

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Brain study finds what eases pain of financial loss

Kate Kelland Reuters Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems is crucial to whether people simply brush off the pain of … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Dangerous Idea – Body and Soul

In the first episode of the three-part series, Andrew Marr explores how Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has taken on a life of its own far beyond the world of science. He argues that Darwin’s theory has transformed … Continue reading

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Tanzania: Whether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified Crops

Orton Kiishweko All Africa A FOUR-DAY meeting organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Dar es Salaam is deliberating on and identifying priority areas for a five-year research initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development … Continue reading

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Researchers discover molecule in immune system that could help treat dangerous skin cancer

Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg EurekAlert BOSTON, MA—Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy. The team, led by Thomas S. Kupper, MD, chair of the BWH Department of Dermatology, and … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific trade negotiations ‘on track’

Chris Zappone The Age The latest round of negotiations in the ambitious nine-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement concluded in Melbourne this week, with members suggesting the deal was on track ahead of the year-end goal for completion. Australia’s chief negotiator Hamish … Continue reading

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How Tomatoes Lost Their Taste

Kai Kupferschmidt Science Now The next time you bite into a supermarket tomato and are less than impressed with the taste, blame aesthetics. A new study reveals that decades of breeding the fruits for uniform color have robbed them of … Continue reading

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Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Angela Hopp EurekAlert In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry “Paper of the Week,” research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer’s disease. The most … Continue reading

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Leaked document reveals Rio+20 sustainable development goals

John Vidal The Guardian Countries will be asked this summer to sign up for 10 new sustainable development goals for the planet and promise to build green economies at the first earth summit in 20 years. According to a leak … Continue reading

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TEDxBirmingham – Stephen Black -The Future of Civic Responsibility in Birmingham

Stephen Black TED Stephen Black studied American History at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1993 graduating magna cum laude, before attending Yale Law School where he graduated in 1997. Following law school, Black moved … Continue reading

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