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New Evidence That Politics, Not Economics, Drives Inequality

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren’t the biggest cause, a new study suggests.
26-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Here’s When Powerful People Have Trouble Making a Decision

Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make, a new study suggests.
25-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Here’s How Young People Decide When They’re Drunk “Enough,” According to Math


A unique research project at The Ohio State University aims to analyze drinking behavior the way engineers might analyze a mechanical system.
17-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid Spread of Dog Disease Can Be Stopped with Diligent Infection Control

Protocol for keeping dogs from transmitting disease has, until now, lagged decades behind efforts to contain human infectious disease. New guidance for halting the spread of a multitude of dog diseases is now available, thanks to an effort led by...
5-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A College Degree May Have Become More Valuable in 2000s


A four-year college education provided Americans with a 12 to 14 percent private rate of return on their investment during the 2000s, a new analysis shows.
30-Sep-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smoking Bans Persuade Light Users to Give Up the Habit

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.
28-Sep-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Greenland Ice Is Melting 7 Percent Faster Than Previously Thought

The same hotspot in Earth’s mantle that feeds Iceland’s active volcanoes has been affecting scientists' calculations of ice loss in the Greenland ice sheet, causing them to underestimate the melting by about 20 gigatons (20 billion metric tons)...
19-Sep-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Triple Known Types of Viruses in World’s Oceans

Researchers report they’ve tripled the known types of viruses living in waters around the globe, and now have a better idea what role they play in nature. The discovery could influence carbon reduction efforts.
19-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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