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Study: Gaps Widen in the Intercity Bus and Rail System, Forcing More to Drive

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For nearly a decade, the rollout of new express bus and train service made it easier for Americans to put down their car keys and hop on a bus or train for intercity travel. But declining gas prices and fewer public transportation options are...
23-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Problematic Social Media Use Linked to Brain Imbalance

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The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences has been linked to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, find researchers in a recent study...
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto

A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low...
12-Jan-2017 4:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Biking in Chicago Is Faster Than Public Transportation, Uber

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It is often faster to ride a bicycle through Chicago than to take an Uber or public transportation, find researchers at DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. In a new study, “Policies for Pedaling,” researchers...
12-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Describe New Large Prehistoric Shark

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Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found from the eastern and western United States (California...
3-Oct-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

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Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.
22-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DePaul University 2016 Commencement Speakers: Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, and Business, Education, Technology and Humanitarian Thought Leaders

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DePaul University 2016 commencement speakers: refugee advocate Edwin Silverman; NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez; theatre scholar Todd London; Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs; social justice advocate Marty Castro; software...
23-Mar-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fossil Discovery: Extraordinary ‘Big-Mouthed’ Fish From Cretaceous Period

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An international team of scientists have discovered two new plankton-eating fossil fish species of the genus called Rhinconichthys from the oceans of the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet.
8-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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