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Victims of mass atrocities often portrayed as disempowered in international law

University of Helsinki

According to a doctoral thesis completed by Nadia Valentina Tapia Navarro, victims of mass atrocities are often portrayed as disempowered, passive, defenceless and docile in discourses pertaining to international law.

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27-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
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27-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Rural kids carrying handguns is ‘not uncommon’ and starts as early as sixth grade

University of Washington

Roughly one-third of young males and 1 in 10 females in rural communities have carried a handgun, reports a new University of Washington study. And, the study found, many of those rural kids started carrying as early as the sixth grade.

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27-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST
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Autism Diagnosis Test Needs Improvement, Rutgers Researchers Say

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers have found that a test widely used to diagnose whether children have autism is less reliable than previously assumed.

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27-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Strict Adherence to Traditional Masculinity Associated with More Severe Ptsd in Vets

American Psychological Association (APA)

To help service members perform better in the field, military training emphasizes the importance of certain traits associated with traditional masculinity, including suppression of emotion and self-reliance. But when veterans return home, strict adherence to these traits can become detrimental, leading to more severe post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and making it more difficult to treat, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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23-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Newswise: CFES Brilliant Pathways Kicks Off Nationwide Effort to Train 5,000 College and Career Advisors to Increase Student Success

CFES Brilliant Pathways Kicks Off Nationwide Effort to Train 5,000 College and Career Advisors to Increase Student Success

CFES Brilliant Pathways

Leaders in higher education, business and K-12 education shared the latest research and best practices with 50 individuals from New York and Vermont as part of a national effort by CFES Brilliant Pathways to train 5,000 College and Career Readiness Advisors by 2022.

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27-Jan-2020 5:35 AM EST
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FSU professor discusses Brexit and its consequences

Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: January 24, 2020 | 3:35 pm | SHARE: On Jan. 31, after a national referendum, elections, negotiations and delays, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union.The date marks the end of one political process and the beginning of another. When Brexit is official, the United Kingdom and European Union will begin negotiating a new  trading agreement.

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24-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Horror movies manipulate brain activity expertly to enhance excitement

University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

Finnish research team maps neural activity in response to watching horror movies. A study conducted by the University of Turku shows the top horror movies of the past 100 years, and how they manipulate brain activity.

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24-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe.

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24-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
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