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Science Behind Bars

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The University of Utah partners with the Utah Department of Corrections to provide monthly lectures for the inmates at the Utah State Prison.

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Shopping for Meat Using Websites, Social Media

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In an era when consumers have a wealth of information at their fingertips, where do consumers go for recommendations on meat-purchasing? A pilot study by consumer economist Kuo-Liang “Matt” Chang and a team of researchers from South Dakota State University showed that websites and social media are sources of information about nutrition and cooking that then may lead to recommendations on meat purchasing.

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BREAKING: Ohio passes bill to allow "shared use" of school facilities

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Ohio lawmakers made it easier for schools to open their gymnasiums, pools, playgrounds, running track, athletic fields and other facilities to public use during non-school hours by passing legislation Wednesday that clarifies liability issues.

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Professor Plays Key Role in Passage of One of Nation's Toughest Concussion Laws

Vermont State legislator Richard Sears sought the advice of a concussion expert at the University of Vermont when crafting one of the nation's most comprehensive concussion laws to protect high school athletes

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Expert Prediction: Don't Expect Much from 114th U.S. Congress

When the 114th U.S. Congress starts on Jan. 3 it will mark the first time since 1994 that Republicans hold majorities in both the House and Senate under a Democratic president. A presidential expert and two Congressional scholars predict what will happen this time around.

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The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.

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The Flu Vaccine: It's Not Too Late and Yes, It's Necessary

Children's Hospital Los Angeles infectious diseases specialist Pia Pannaraj, MD, discusses the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine and why opting out should not be an option.

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To Save The Lives Of 5.6 Million Children From Tobacco Use, More Aggressive Actions Must Be Taken, Expert Explains

Officials must use policy, tax and other regulatory tools to stem youth smoking and health effects of tobacco use

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Resolving to Be More Generous in the New Year

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Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year? Baylor University philanthropy expert Andy Hogue offers four ways individuals and families can develop a spirit of generosity in the New Year.

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What Psychology Says About Materialism and the Holidays

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Q&A on materialism.

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