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November 10, 2014
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Drug tests on mothers’ hair links recreational drug use to birth defects

Drug tests on 517 mothers in English inner city hospitals found that nearly 15% had taken recreational drugs during pregnancy and that mothers of babies with birth defects of the brain were significantly more likely to have taken drugs than … Continue reading

March 28, 2014
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Rural researchers to take the temperature of public opinion on UK environmental change

Social scientists at the University of Exeter are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems. The Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) are leading a £325,000 project, funded by Sciencewise, the … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
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Hazy days of summer: Southeast U.S. field work measures mercury, smog

Dozens of atmospheric scientists, including three University of Washington faculty members, are taking part in what’s being described as one of the largest atmospheric field campaigns in decades. The six-week Southeast Atmosphere Study, through July 15, includes scientists from more … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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City Layout Key to Predicting Riots

In the future police will be able to predict the spread of riots, and how they impact on cities, thanks to a new computer model.  Developed by researchers at UCL, the model highlights the importance of considering the layout of … Continue reading

January 10, 2013
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Chipping Away at the History of Plaster in Sculpture and Medicine

A new exhibition about plaster and the casting process, highlighting the sculpture models of the neo-classical artist John Flaxman (1755-1826), starts at the UCL Art Museum this month. Shown alongside Flaxman’s art will be more unusual applications of plaster pulled … Continue reading

November 29, 2011
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Minorities Pay More for Water and Sewer

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Racial minorities pay systemically more for basic water and sewer services than white people, according to a study by Michigan State University researchers. This “structural inequality” is not necessarily a product of racism, argues sociologist Stephen … Continue reading