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Article ID: 617613

Empathic Anger Is a Motivator for College Student Advocacy

Appalachian State University

People who score higher on an empathic anger psychological scale are more inclined to approach community involvement from the point of view of social justice advocacy and systemic change rather than a charity model.

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7-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 617567

Self-Defense Training Should Be Part of a College's Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Programs

Appalachian State University

Multiple studies have shown that a woman’s resistance to sexual assault reduces the likelihood of a completed assault while creating no risk of additional injury for the woman.

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7-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 613897

Professor’s Book Details History of Cyber Crime and Provides Case Studies

Appalachian State University

Book provides a history of cyber crime and case studies related to individuals’ use of technology to commit a crime.

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18-Feb-2014 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 612850

Research Shows Taking Vitamin D2 Is a Poor Choice for Athletes

Appalachian State University

Taking vitamin D2 supplements associated with higher muscle damage after intense weight lifting.

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27-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 612509

Violence, Infectious Disease and Climate Change Contributed to Indus Civilization Collapse

Appalachian State University

A study of skeletal remains from the ancient city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus Civilization

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16-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 608796

Evidence of Mass Extinction Associated with Climate Change 375 Million Years Ago Discovered in Central Asia

Appalachian State University

Members of a U.N.-sponsored research team with members from Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology have found evidence for catastrophic oceanographic events associated with climate change and a mass extinction 375 million years ago that devastated tropical marine ecosystems.

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13-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 608795

A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Prevent Disease in Children

Appalachian State University

Increased physical activity can improve childrens' overall metabolic health in just six weeks.

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13-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST
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    2-Dec-2012 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 596630

Reaching 2009 International Climate Change Goals Will Require Aggressive Measures

Appalachian State University

Despite an international consensus reached in 2009 to limit climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, scientists say the likelihood of meeting that goal is diminishing. The Global Carbon Project’s most recent analysis by scientists from the United States, Norway, Australia, France and the United Kingdom published in the current issue of the journal Nature Climate Change shows that a global economy fueled with coal, oil and natural gas is putting increasing pressure on the global climate system.

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29-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 596302

Appalachian State University Offers Climate Change Research Experts

Appalachian State University

Dr. Johnny Waters is co-leader of a United Nations International Geoscience Programme project to study the geologic history of climate change. Waters is a professor of geology in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geology. He is the only person from the United States selected to co-lead the five-year project that will involve more than 60 scientists from 19 countries. Other research sites are in Siberia, the Gobi Desert Africa, Mongolia, Southeast Asia and the United States.

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19-Nov-2012 8:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 596301

School Shootings Garner Headlines, but Bullying, Hate Crimes and Drug Use More Common

Appalachian State University

Statistically, school-age children run a greater risk of being injured or killed by someone they know than from a violent incident at school, but it’s school shootings that draw the most media attention. And more students are victims of bullying, cyber-bullying, gang activity, drug use and hate crimes than acts of violence on school grounds.

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19-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
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