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Researchers Find Depleted Seamounts Near Hawaii Recovering After Decades Of Federal Protection

After years of federally mandated protection, scientists see signs that a once ecologically fertile area known as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain is making a comeback.

– Florida State University

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 07-Aug-2019 at 14:00 ET

New test to snare those lying about a person's identity

A new test developed by the University of Stirling could help police to determine when criminals or witnesses are lying about their knowledge of a person's identity.

– University of Stirling

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications

Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

A new Economic Inquiry study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths.

– Wiley

Economic Inquiry

Right or Left, Americans Value Hard Work to Achieve Success

Conservatives and liberals may agree on at least one thing: the importance of working hard in order to succeed.

– Cornell University

Social Psychological and Personality Sciences

Features and Policy

As Congress Eyes Pell Expansion, Report Urges Quality Controls

Rutgers researchers propose a framework for measuring the quality of short-term job training programs and other non-degree credentials. These controls would help to protect consumers from predatory programs.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)


The Domestic U.S. Terror Threat: What to Know

In Brief by Bruce Hoffman. The latest mass shootings have prompted calls for more vigorous action by U.S. counterterrorism authorities, but the target is elusive.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Bruce Hoffman, Council on Foreign Relations, August 6, 2019.

U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons

CFR Backgrounder by Jonathan Masters. High-profile mass shootings in the United States in recent years have rekindled the gun control debate and raised comparisons of policies around the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, August 6, 2019.

Statement of APA CEO on Gun Violence and Mental Health

Following is the statement of Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association, in reaction to President Trump’s statements today regarding gun violence and mental illness:

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Notre Dame expert says leadership crisis in Puerto Rico due, in part, to divisions in NPP

– University of Notre Dame

‘Red flag’ laws would be upheld under court challenge

– West Virginia University

Rutgers Scholar Available to Discuss Media Coverage of Climate Change

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Expert Ali Chaudhary Available to Discuss Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary, Santana’s Immigrant Contribution to American Music

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Trump tries civil religion to unite America after mass shootings

– University of Delaware

Political response to mass shootings is ‘illogical,’ sociologist says

– West Virginia University

El Paso and Dayton mass shootings: How Trump is using civil religious rhetoric in attempt to bring country together

– University of Delaware

Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, Hate Crimes, Radicalization

– American Psychological Association (APA)





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