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Coal industry, Divorce, Marriage, Families

Why Rural Coal Families Are Less Likely to Divorce

Rural coal-mining families show resilience against divorce when faced with the economic downturns common in the industry, a new study suggests.

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Methane, Microbe, achea, Archaebacteria, Wetland, Climate Models, Greenhouse

Researchers Pin Down One Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

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Researchers have discovered the first methane-producing microbe that is active in an oxygen-rich environment -- a finding that suggests today's global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Ibuprofen, Inflammation

Ibuprofen May Block Damage From Fetal-Alcohol Exposure

An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests. Ibuprofen reduced neuroinflammation and behavioral signs of alcohol exposure in a rat model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

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Education, Older Adults, Program 60, Lifelong Learning

​a Touch of Gray in College Classrooms

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Last fall, 66-year-old Mark Bainbridge found himself taking a graduate-level course in military history, the only student in the class who was not working on a Ph.D., and assigned to read a new book each week. You might think that Bainbridge woke up in a cold sweat, having one of those nightmares where you’re back in school, taking an exam that you didn’t prepare for. But it was no nightmare. Not only was it real, but he was enjoying every minute of it..

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Nutrition & Children, Developing Countries, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Blindness, Potatoes

“Golden” Potato Delivers Bounty of Vitamins A and E

An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food for sustenance, new research suggests. A serving of the yellow-orange lab-engineered potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent of a child’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 34 percent of a child’s recommended intake of vitamin E, according to a recent study co-led by researchers at The Ohio State University.

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Genocide, Rwanda, evil, Mass Murder, The Ohio State University

People Who Commit Genocide Are Not Evil

Hollie Nyseth Brehm, assistant professor of sociology and criminology at The Ohio State University, talks about her research in genocide, http://go.osu.edu/geno

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ADHD, Parenting, Punishment

Keeping Harsh Punishment in Check Helps Kids with ADHD, Study Finds

Cutting back on yelling, criticism and other harsh parenting approaches, including physical punishment, has the power to calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study.

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Prion, Prion Disease, caa, Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease, Mad Cow Disease

Researchers Probe Brain Disease-Causing Proteins at the Atomic Level

Researchers studying a protein that causes a hereditary degenerative brain disease in humans have discovered that the human, mouse and hamster forms of the protein, which have nearly identical amino acid sequences, exhibit distinct three-dimensional structures at the atomic level.

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sports polls, AP Poll, CFP, College Football Playoff, BCS, bias, The Ohio State University

Bias in Sports Polls?

Trevon Logan, professor of economics and co-director of the Sports and Society Initiative, http://u.osu.edu/sportsandsociety/, at The Ohio State University, talks about the role behavioral bias plays in sports polls.

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Alzheimer's, Dementia

Easy Test to Find Out if You May Have Early Signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's

Douglas Scharre, director of the division of Cognitive Neurology at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, talks about a test you can take to determine if you may have the early signs of demential or Alzheimer's. He also talks about how to approach family members, or loved ones, who are experiencing dementia or Alzheimer's. Free Test: http://sagetest.osu.edu







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