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Trust in leaders, sense of belonging stir people to safeguard common...

Every day, people donate to charities, volunteer to clean up city parks, or scale back their driving to curb air pollution. But some take...

Surprise superconductor in carbon disulfide

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity—maintain a flow of electrons—without any resistance. This phenomenon can only be...

Researchers call for easing of interplanetary contamination rules

Two university researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive—on Mars. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, astrobiologists Alberto Fairén of Cornell University...

Paranoid feelings might surface on holidays

Millions of families will get together this holiday season, yet millions of siblings, parents and children will find themselves pushing each other’s buttons. New...

Computerized tool takes a bite out of traditional apple testing

When it comes to apples, consumers like a crisp bite. Apple breeders know that crispness is one of the most important "sensory attributes" in apples. Because new apple varieties must be tested for these attribute before being introduce...

3-D printer makes bone-like material

It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone. And it came off an inkjet printer. Washington State University...

It’s time to take a unified approach toward measuring sustainability

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Ask any political leader if they are in favor of sustainability, and the pat answer is typically a resounding, "Yes." Evaluating its effectiveness, however, is a much trickier endeavor. Thomas Dietz, a sociology and enviro...

Does it hurt?

It is well known that pain is a highly subjective experience. We each have a pain threshold, but this can vary depending on distractions and mood. A paper in the International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research offers a cautionary note o...

Exposure to low doses of BPA alters gene expression in the...

A study posted today (Wednesday, August 25) at the online site of the journal Biology of Reproduction reports that exposure of pregnant female mice to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A may produce adverse reproductive consequences on gen...

‘Media detective’ tool empowers children to skirt alcohol and tobacco marketing...

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Playing "media detective" allows children to understand the intentions of marketers and the goals of advertising while empowering them to resist messages that encourage alcohol or tobacco use. A study published in the curr...

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