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Deciphering Clues to Prehistoric Climate Changes Locked in Cave Deposits

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Jessica Oster and her colleagues have shown that the analysis of a stalagmite from a cave in north east India can detect the link between El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian monsoon.

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Humbling Graduation Advice Every New Doctor Needs to Hear (From TV's Most Famous Physician)

In 1979, Alan Alda, who played Captain “Hawkeye” Pierce on the TV show, “M*A*S*H,” gave the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons commencement speech. Listen to his important advice for new doctors—and all graduates.

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Preliminary RCT Results: Neuro BLISS® Reduces Stress

During a symposium at the Association for Psychological Sciences Conference on Saturday afternoon, world-renowned researchers from Swinburne University in Australia announced the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial in which a L-Theanine-based beverage (neuro BLISS) significantly reduced stress and cortisol levels in healthy, young adults.

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Unmanned Aircraft Test Site Says New Policy Will Speed Research

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Officials with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech on Friday welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that it will soon be simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research.

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New Study Reveals the Economic Damage Caused by the Financialization of Non-Financial Companies

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A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by speculating in financial assets, while the benefits from these financial investments were reaped primarily by corporate debt and equity holders, fostering inequality and eroding general social welfare.

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Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park

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The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and a number of Bolivian research and conservation organizations announced today (the International Day for Biological Diversity) the launching of a new scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, into the heart of Madidi National Park—the most biodiverse protected area in the world—in an effort to describe still unknown species and to showcase the wonders of Bolivia’s extraordinary natural heritage at home and abroad.