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U-M research shows how wealth begets educational disparity

University of Michigan

It's no secret that students whose families have more money typically perform better in school than those who come from homes with fewer financial resources.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, Education, Family and Parenting, Poverty,

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15-Nov-2019 3:25 PM EST

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HCPA Commends the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee for Unanimously Passing the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act

Household and Commercial Products Association

The Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy to organize an interagency entity that is responsible for coordinating federal programs and activities in support of sustainable chemistry.

Channels: All Journal News, Chemistry, Economics, Government/Law, Technology,

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14-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Modeling Every Building in America Starts with Chattanooga

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An ORNL team used the Titan supercomputer to model every building serviced by the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga—all 178,368 of them—and discovered that EPB could potentially save $11–$35 million per year by adjusting electricity usage during peak critical times.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, Energy, Environmental Science, Supercomputing, Technology, DOE Science News, Scientific Meetings,

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13-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
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After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

University at Buffalo

The study analyzes availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the U.S.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Public Health,

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13-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
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DHS S&T, National Pork Board Collaborate Against African Swine Fever

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and the National Pork Board entered into a collaborative agreement to assess potential methods to disinfect and decontaminate surfaces from African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food Science, Technology,

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13-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Opioid-based plant might not be best solution to curb habitual alcohol use

Purdue University

Lawmakers across the United States continue to debate the safety of kratom, an opioid-containing plant that has been listed as a "drug of concern" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom is sold over the counter in specialty stores and online.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Technology,

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13-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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