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Newswise: Researchers Show Noise Pollution Is Threatening the Survival of a Number of Species
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Newswise: Exoplanet Axis Study Boosts Hopes of Complex Life, Just Not Next Door
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Newswise: Dinosaur-Era Shark Fossil Discovered in Kansas; Researchers Name It Cretodus Houghtonorum
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Dinosaur-Era Shark Fossil Discovered in Kansas; Researchers Name It Cretodus Houghtonorum

DePaul University

A 91-million-year-old fossil shark newly named Cretodus houghtonorum discovered in Kansas joins a list of large dinosaur-era animals. Preserved in sediments deposited in an ancient ocean called the Western Interior Seaway that covered the middle of North America during the Late Cretaceous period (144 million to 66 million years ago), Cretodus houghtonorum was an impressive shark estimated to be nearly 17 feet or slightly more than 5 meters long based on a new study appearing in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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17-Nov-2019 4:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Toward a more civil discourse

Toward a more civil discourse

Washington University in St. Louis

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Middle-Aged Americans & Dementia Risk: Lots of Worry, Not Enough Proven Prevention

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they’re likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them have actually talked with a doctor about what they could do to reduce their risk, a new study finds. Meanwhile, a third or more say they’re trying to stave off dementia by taking supplements or doing crossword puzzles – despite the lack of proof that such tactics work.

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New Report Exposes Horror of Working Conditions for Millions of Sanitation Workers in the Developing World

World Health Organization (WHO)

14 November 2019 | Geneva. Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate their dignity and human rights, according to a report released today.

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