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Research shows how providers in Catholic health systems use workarounds to provide contraception

University of Chicago Medical Center

Secular and Protestant hospital providers report fewer limitations on contraceptive care versus providers working in Catholic systems, according to recent research from the University of Chicago.

Channels: Family and Parenting, In the Workplace, Religion, Sex and Relationships,

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12-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Simulations Attempt to Reconstruct One of the Most Explosive Events in the Universe: A Neutron Star Merger

Simulations Attempt to Reconstruct One of the Most Explosive Events in the Universe: A Neutron Star Merger

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A team led by scientists that included Berkeley Lab researchers has simulated the formation of a disc of matter, a giant burst of ejected matter, and the startup of energetic jets in the aftermath of a merger by two neutron stars.

Channels: All Journal News, Energy, Physics, Space and Astronomy,

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12-Dec-2019 2:20 PM EST
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Supreme Court victory hinged on evidence of racism

Cornell University

Cornell Law School professors Sheri Lynn Johnson and Keir Weyble took over Curtis Flowers' appeal to the Supreme Court and won.

Channels: Crime and Forensic Science, Government/Law, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Supreme Court,

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12-Dec-2019 2:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Tiny Quantum Sensors Watch Materials Transform Under Pressure
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Tiny Quantum Sensors Watch Materials Transform Under Pressure

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a diamond anvil sensor that could lead to a new generation of smart, designer materials, as well as the synthesis of new chemical compounds, atomically fine-tuned by pressure.

Channels: All Journal News, DOE Science News, Energy, Engineering, High Energy Physics, Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, DOE Science News,

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12-Dec-2019 1:55 PM EST
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Knee-jerk vaping bans will fail public health, experts argue

Ohio State University

Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts.

Channels: All Journal News, Government/Law, Public Health, Smoking,

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9-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST
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Managing the Holidays with a Long-Term Illness

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Leora Lowenthal, LICSW-OSW-C, manager of the oncology social work program at BIDMC, and Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C, provide advice on rethinking holiday traditions and celebrations to capture more peace in the face of a long-term illness.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Winter Holidays,

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12-Dec-2019 1:50 PM EST
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Engineering research project studies active shooter situations in schools

Iowa State University

Researchers at Iowa State University are creating a system that will provide students, teachers, police officers and others with accurate, real-time information in the event of an active shooter in a school.

Channels: All Journal News, Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Back to School, Engineering, Technology, Grant Funded News,

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12-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: URI chemistry professor wins innovation award for ‘game-changing’ work on single-molecule sensing

URI chemistry professor wins innovation award for ‘game-changing’ work on single-molecule sensing

University of Rhode Island

Jason Dwyer, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, has won an internationally recognized Innovation Award for his advancements in single-molecule nanopore sensing from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies at its annual SciX Conference in Palm Springs, California, in October.

Channels: Chemistry, In the Workplace, Nanotechnology, Technology,

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12-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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Utah Coal Country Strike Team Signs First-of-its-Kind Agreement to Help Utah’s Coal Country

University of Utah

The Utah Coal Country Strike Team signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to help Utah’s Coal Country (Carbon and Emery counties) diversify their economy.

Channels: Business Ethics, Economics, Energy, Poverty,

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12-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
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