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March 26, 2014
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Network news climate change stories rarely report both impact, action

ANN ARBOR — When it involves climate change coverage, viewers don’t always get the complete picture from U.S. network television, according to a University of Michigan study. Major networks—ABC, CBS and NBC—show the impact or actions taken in climate change … Continue reading

November 1, 2012
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The Fed and Interest Rates: Biased Toward the GOP?

ANN ARBOR — With the elections less than a week away, it’s worth considering that the party of the president influences the policy behavior of the Federal Reserve Bank, according to a new University of Michigan study. The Federal Reserve … Continue reading

August 29, 2012
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Sticks and Stones: “That’s so gay” Negatively affects Gay Students

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—People may believe words are not harmful, but the phrase “that’s so gay” can have negative consequences for gay, lesbian or bisexual students, a new University of Michigan study indicated. The phrase is often used by young people … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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Exercise and Healthy Eating Make a Difference Even Later in Life

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Women in their 70s had a longer life expectancy when they exercised and regularly ate fruits and vegetables, a new University of Michigan study found. “This is the first study to show that the combination of a … Continue reading

June 5, 2012
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American Teens Are Less Likely Than European Teens to Use Cigarettes and Alcohol, but More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The U.S. had the second-lowest proportion of students who used tobacco and alcohol compared to their counterparts in 36 European countries, a new report indicates. The results originate from coordinated school surveys about substance use from more … Continue reading

April 26, 2012
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My Fair Physicist? Feminine Math, Science Role Models Do Not Motivate Girls

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Women who excel in male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields are often unjustly stereotyped as unfeminine. However, if women are perceived as having feminine qualities, their success may actually decrease interest in these fields (usually referred … Continue reading

March 25, 2012
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YouTube Campaign Videos More Positive Than Television Ads

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—YouTube campaign videos are more positive than ads aired on television, a new University of Michigan study shows. YouTube videos are more positive because they are narrowly targeted to the highly informed, high motivated, usually supportive people who … Continue reading

February 24, 2012
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Pregnant Primates Miscarry When New Male Enters Group

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Pregnant female geladas show an unusually high rate of miscarriage the day after the dominant male in their group is replaced by a new male, a new University of Michigan study indicates. The “Bruce effect” – in … Continue reading