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August 3, 2019
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Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital – essentially improving the American workforce. Using a new computer model, the study estimates the … Continue reading

May 1, 2016
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Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research from North Carolina State University argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of … Continue reading

October 13, 2014
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Military makes progress with sexual assault training, but more can be done

ANN ARBOR — The U.S. military has made progress by conducting sexual assault training, but a new University of Michigan study raises questions about the effectiveness of those efforts. Sexual assault has been a problem in the military for years, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014
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Infra-red film helped photojournalist ‘step over the threshold’ to capture war’s impact

It wasn’t until he began taking a more artistic approach that Richard Mosse felt his photographs were truly capturing the horror of the conflict in the Congo, the artist told a group of undergraduates and graduates on Feb. 5. Mosse … Continue reading

September 19, 2013
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Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield

Too busy to vacuum your living room? Let Roomba the robot do it. Don’t want to risk a soldier’s life to disable an explosive? Let a robot do it. It’s becoming more common to have robots sub in for humans … Continue reading

November 1, 2012
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PTSD Consortium

Researchers seek better ways to diagnose, treat disorder Tania Roth studies what happens to the brain when stress occurs early in life, seeking to pinpoint how those kinds of bad experiences can cause molecular changes to DNA. Now, by participating … Continue reading

September 12, 2012
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‘Civilian Cyber-Warriors’ Not Driven By Patriotism

EAST LANSING, Mich. — People who commit cyber-attacks against the government also tend to download music illegally and participate in physical protests. Surprisingly, however, they don’t appear to be acting out of some sense of national pride or patriotism. Those … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
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Yale Team Finds Order Amidst the Chaos Within the Human Genome; Mom and Dad’s Contributions Counted and Fossil DNA Not Dead After All

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project is the effort of hundreds of scientists to describe the workings of the human genome. Their research, outlined in 30 papers published in multiple journals Sept. 5, has confirmed our genome is far … Continue reading