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Childhood Illness Not Linked to Higher Adult Mortality

Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality

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Human ‘Super Predator’ More Terrifying Than Bears, Wolves and Dogs

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Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’

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What's Going on When Babies Twitch in Their Sleep?

University of Iowa researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. Read on to learn how new parents can contribute to their study.

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Experts: Summer Camps Help Prepare People with Autism for Success

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Well designed and executed emergency warnings can save lives, so risk experts are urging steps to create the most effective warnings for hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards.

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Pain of Rejection Makes Us More Likely to Commit Fraud

People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study in Frontiers in Psychology has found.

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Trolls Often Waive Their Anonymity Online

From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long. Insulting, threatening or derogatory comments are commonplace in today's digital world. The potential consequences of such virtual witch-hunts - whether justified or otherwise - include a loss of reputation, resignations, losing one's job, social isolation or falling share prices. Predominant opinion suggests that it is the supposed online anonymity which decreases the inhibitions of trolls on the internet.

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Philadelphia Political Experts Available to Comment on DNCC and 2016 Campaign Topics

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LGBTQ Students Feel Safer at Schools with Gay-Straight Alliances

A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal safety compared to students in schools without GSAs.

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It’s Not Just a Good Suit and Strong Handshake: New Study Identifies Key Factor in Getting Dream Job

A new study examines the influence of technology in job interviews.

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Students Try to Overcome the 'Yuck' Factor in Bug-Eating 101

Food security is an issue of major concern along with climate change, as water supplies become scarce and the world’s population continues to grow.Combined, these factors are expected to stress the world’s agricultural capacity. But one solution may be right underfoot, so to speak.

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The appeal of Republic presidential nominee Donald Trump's "straight talk" style and social political movements expert

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Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

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When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, not getting enough shut-eye can lead to far more serious consequences than irritability, difficulty concentrating and impatience.

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Fixing Police-Community Relations: Virginia Tech’s Scott Geller Calls on Law Enforcement to be “Positive, Proactive Agents of Change”

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When It Comes to Empathy, Don't Always Trust Your Gut

Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research published by the American Psychological Association suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case.

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In the News: Drivers Frustrated by Lane Merge Method

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It’s called “zipper merge,” and more and more transportation departments around the country are encouraging motorists to use it, according to an Associated Press report by Bill Draper. That’s when a driving lane is closed ahead, and motorists use all available lanes and alternate entry into the open lane when they reach the lane closure. Missouri and Kansas have recently joined Minnesota and Washington in encouraging use of the “zipper merge.”

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Twitter Verdict - Trump Full of Sound and Fury, Influencing No One