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“Colorblindness” Complicates Race-related Conversations between White Parents and Preadolescent Children, Study Finds

When talking to their children about race, white parents' use of phrases like "I don't see race" can send mixed messages to their children about racial socialization and racial ideology.
30-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists stunned to discover fossil plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice—indicating risk of rapid sea-level rise

Scientists found frozen plant fossils, preserved under a mile of ice on Greenland. The discovery helps confirm a new and troubling understanding that the Greenland Ice Sheet has melted entirely during recent warm periods in Earth’s history—like...
11-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Cell Vulnerability Points to Potential Treatment Path for Aggressive Disease

New findings, reported in Nature Communications, describe the discovery of a unique dependence of cancer cells on a particular protein, which could lead to desperately needed treatment for hard-to-treat cancers.
19-Feb-2021 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The 20 best places to tackle U.S. farm nitrogen pollution

A pioneering study of U.S nitrogen use in agriculture has identified 20 places across the country where farmers, government, and citizens should target nitrogen reduction efforts. The 20 nitrogen "hotspots of opportunity"--which appear on a...
17-Feb-2021 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Identifies Never-Before-Seen Dual Function in Enzyme Critical for Cancer Growth

In developing therapies for hard-to-treat breast and ovarian cancers in patients with BRCA gene mutations, scientists aim to identify ways to keep cancer cells from using DNA break repair pathways. New findings demonstrate a previously-unknown...
10-Feb-2021 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Why So Few Black Skiers and Ballet Dancers?

A new book, The Color of Culture, is the first to show with statistical rigor the much lower participation rates of Black vs. white Americans in a nine recreational and cultural activities, from golf to painting. It uses statistical techniques to...
21-Jan-2021 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows

Examining more than 800,000 police stops in Vermont between 2014 to 2019, researchers confirm that Vermont authorities stop, ticket, arrest and search Black drivers at a rate far beyond their share of the state's total driving population.
15-Jan-2021 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Climate Change is Hurting Children’s Diets, Global Study Finds

A first-of-its-kind, international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education. The...
11-Jan-2021 7:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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