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News media losing role as gatekeepers

News media losing role as gatekeepers

September 19, 2014

A new study finds that ‘social mediators’ on Twitter are playing an increasingly important role. Read More

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Algae holds promise as biofuel

Algae holds promise as biofuel

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Wastewater generated by carpet production could potentially be used to grow yet another crop for biofuel – algae.

Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

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For millennia, people have grown soybeans and turned them into useful products like oil and livestock feed.

Program deterring youth alcohol use has positive side affects

Program deterring youth alcohol use has positive side affects

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A University of Georgia program designed to reduce alcohol use, drug use and risky sexual behavior in African-American youth also reduces the likelihood of engaging in conduct problems by up to 74 percent two years later, according to a new study.

The “failed” experiment

The “failed” experiment

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The experiments had gone terribly awry. Mike Adang had expected the hornworms to be ready and waiting to devour more plants. They weren’t supposed to have died.

Indirect illness

Indirect illness

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In the wake of national disasters such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina as well as traumas such as sexual assault, social workers are among the first to help victims heal.

Tick tock goes the biological clock

Tick tock goes the biological clock

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Science has known for decades that biological clocks govern the behavior of everything from humans to lowly bread mold.