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Euro-Free Greece: Hyper-Inflation, Shrinking Real Wages and Demand, and Unemployment

A Euro-free Greece looks more likely to be quickly engulfed by a vicious spiral of a rapidly depreciating new-drachma, hyper-inflation, shrinking real wages and demand, and unemployment; drachma depreciation and hyper-inflation would certainly benefit Greek debtors (in so far as the Greek government unilaterally converted its Euro liabilities in the new drachma at convenient terms): debasing the currency to wipe out debts is after all one of the oldest tricks in a government's sleeves.

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Pupil Response Predicts Depression Risk in Kids

How much a child’s pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.

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Longtime Wichita State University Professors Discuss Politics, Change

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Wichita State University's Kenneth Ciboski has taught political science at WSU for 47 years. Melvin Kahn has taught political science for 45 years. Ciboski is an avowed Republican and Kahn is a staunch Democrat. But the two men prefer to handle their political differences old-school -- with mutual respect and intellectual integrity.

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5 Physics Properties That Affect Your Gas Mileage

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Why does summer gas cost more (but get you better mileage?) Why does accelerating use more gas than driving at a steady speed? Argonne transportation engineer Steve Ciatti talks about the science behind gas mileage.

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Tracking Environmental Data, Mosquitoes to Fight West Nile Virus

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A mosquito in western South Dakota has tested positive for West Nile virus—the next step is transmission to humans. Two South Dakota State University researchers will help mosquito control officials use mosquito surveillance and environmental data to target West Nile virus through a three-year NASA grant.

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Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers with a DNA Library

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KU Cancer Center researcher is finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo to eventually identify a different drug target.

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Eat Healthy This Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, people are preparing delicious side dishes to take to backyard cookouts. Unfortunately, these high-calorie side dishes can create a challenge for people who want to maintain or lose weight while still enjoying summer festivities.

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West Virginia University Experts Offer Commentary on Food and Drug Administration’s Trans Fat Ban

West Virginia University experts say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mandate to remove artificial trans fats from the country’s food supply by 2018 is a long overdue move in the right direction for public health.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage

With the Supreme Court of the United States expected to rule imminently in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which addresses the matter of marriage equality and the constitutional status of state bans on same-sex marriage, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has a number of sociologists available to discuss same-sex marriage.

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Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

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Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill. Who are the other women who merit consideration on the $10?