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August 10, 2014
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Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles

Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers.  This decline matters because of the enormous benefits invertebrates … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
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Athletes’ Performance Declines Following Contract Years, MU Researchers Show

Results could help inform team managers and sports commentators, researchers say COLUMBIA, Mo. – Professional athletes in the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball can reap very large financial rewards, especially if their performance peaks during their “contract year,” … Continue reading

August 22, 2013
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Facebook use predicts declines in happiness, new study finds

ANN ARBOR — Facebook helps people feel connected, but it doesn’t necessarily make them happier, a new study shows. 

Facebook use actually predicts declines in a user’s well-being, according to a University of Michigan study that is the first known … Continue reading

May 20, 2013
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Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men

Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week’s … Continue reading

May 10, 2013
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Coral reefs’ collapse isn’t inevitable, researchers say

Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action. That’s according to findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 9th based on an analysis that combines the latest … Continue reading

January 17, 2013
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Global Warming May Have Severe Consequences for Rare Haleakala Silverswords

HONOLULU — While the iconic Haleakalā silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th-century threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Mercy Cards

Alum’s idea could revolutionize how the world helps the homeless On a single night in January this year 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … Continue reading

October 28, 2012
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Elevated Indoor Carbon Dioxide Impairs Decision-Making Performance

Berkeley Lab scientists surprised to find significant adverse effects of CO2 on human decision-making performance. Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found that moderately high indoor concentrations of … Continue reading