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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks out on the costs...

NEW YORK -- March 3, 2011 -- In an article to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Finance, Dr. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, issues a major analysis of the U.S. government's economic recovery and reform...

Mapping human vulnerability to climate change

Researchers already study how various species of plants and animals migrate in response to climate change. Now, Jason Samson, a PhD candidate in McGill University's Department of Natural Resource Sciences, has taken the innovative step of us...

A glass half full

The key to dealing with some of the challenges life throws at us - including pain, suffering, illness, grief and loss - is to truly appreciate the positive aspects of our life, and not simply focus on the negative. It is important to acknowledge th...

Scientists discover agave’s tremendous potential as new bioenergy feedstock

Champaign, IL -- February 4, 2011 - An article in the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy reviews the suitability of Agave as a bioenergy feedstock that can sustain high productivity in spite of poor soil and stressful climatic conditi...

Powerful new ways to electronically mine research may lead to scientific...

The Internet has become not only a tool for disseminating knowledge through scientific publications, but it also has the potential to shape scientific research through expanding the field of metaknowledge -- the study of knowledge itself. The new p...

Night games in sports stadiums and street lighting can cause spike...

Brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV may symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air pollution: Researchers have discovered -- in a classic case of scientific serendipity -- that the bright...

Researchers develop outline that may help weigh benefits of new imaging...

A new article in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides a roadmap for imaging manufacturers to navigate the unique and increasingly complex U.S. regulatory and reimbursement environment. "Evidence Requirement...

Morning-after spike in ozone air pollution from Super Bowl XLV?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 -- Not even the most avid fans could notice, but those spectacular aerial images of a brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air...

Crowd workers are not online Shakespeares, but Carnegie Mellon research shows...

PITTSBURGH -- Writing can be a solitary, intellectual pursuit, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown that the task of writing an informational article also can be accomplished by dozens of people working independently online. E...

Secrets of plant warfare underpin quest for safer, more secure global...

Like espionage agents probing an enemy's fortifications, scientists are snooping out the innermost secrets of the amazing defense mechanisms that plants use to protect themselves from diseases. The effort -- intended to discover ways of bolstering...

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