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First Grade Reading Suffers In Minority Neighborhood Schools

General - July 29, 2014 - 3:23pm

Beginning in 1969, a court decision, motivated by a lack of racial integration in schools, led to students being shipped to schools in other neighborhoods. As part of a political campaign against Richard Nixon, his political opposition latched onto this forced busing and school desegregation to show they cared about minorities more. The trade-off was that kids were no longer in their own neighborhoods and felt like pawns in a culture war.


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First Grade Reading Suffers In Minority Neighborhood Schools

Science2.0 - July 29, 2014 - 3:23pm

Beginning in 1969, a court decision, motivated by a lack of racial integration in schools, led to students being shipped to schools in other neighborhoods. As part of a political campaign against Richard Nixon, his political opposition latched onto this forced busing and school desegregation to show they cared about minorities more. The trade-off was that kids were no longer in their own neighborhoods and felt like pawns in a culture war.


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Water Vapor Is The Most Abundant Greenhouse Gas

Science2.0 - July 29, 2014 - 11:00am

Though many people believe that CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, that honor actually goes to water vapor. NASA has been saying for years that water vapor is the biggest amplifier in global warming, perhaps double the effect of CO2,  and a new study from scientists at the University of Miami confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades.


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Water Vapor Is The Most Abundant Greenhouse Gas

General - July 29, 2014 - 11:00am

Though many people believe that CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, that honor actually goes to water vapor. NASA has been saying for years that water vapor is the biggest amplifier in global warming, perhaps double the effect of CO2,  and a new study from scientists at the University of Miami confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades.


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NFL Players: Here Is The Best Time To Sign A Contract

Science2.0 - July 29, 2014 - 11:00am
In the NFL. there is a salary cap and while money in contracts can be guaranteed, the contract itself is not. For people outside the US this makes no sense but basically every contract has a bonus, which is guaranteed, and then an annual salary, which is not. A team can waive a player and the money of the bonus counts 'against the cap' while the annual salary is prorated.
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NFL Players: Here Is The Best Time To Sign A Contract

General - July 29, 2014 - 11:00am
In the NFL. there is a salary cap and while money in contracts can be guaranteed, the contract itself is not. For people outside the US this makes no sense but basically every contract has a bonus, which is guaranteed, and then an annual salary, which is not. A team can waive a player and the money of the bonus counts 'against the cap' while the annual salary is prorated.
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Death: A Changing Condition

RealClearScience - July 29, 2014 - 7:00am
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Meet the Quantum Pigeons

RealClearScience - July 29, 2014 - 7:00am
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Overblown: The Herpes Stigma

RealClearScience - July 29, 2014 - 7:00am
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How Did Ancient Myths Begin?

RealClearScience - July 29, 2014 - 7:00am
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Evidence Of Man At The South Pole Before Roald Amundsen Arrived In 1911

Science2.0 - July 29, 2014 - 2:25am

The South Pole is the spot in Antarctica at 90 degrees S, where the surface of the earth intersects the axis of rotation. Except for inside the United States Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, there is no plant or animal life.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived in 1911 but evidence of man had already beat him there - in the form of industrial air pollution that arrived long before any human.


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Evidence Of Man At The South Pole Before Roald Amundsen Arrived In 1911

General - July 29, 2014 - 2:25am

The South Pole is the spot in Antarctica at 90 degrees S, where the surface of the earth intersects the axis of rotation. Except for inside the United States Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, there is no plant or animal life.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived in 1911 but evidence of man had already beat him there - in the form of industrial air pollution that arrived long before any human.


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Running Was Never As Great As Once Claimed, But Not As Bad As Now Said Either

Science2.0 - July 29, 2014 - 12:00am

Running was once a big health fad. Like red wine and chocolate on the miracle side, or wheat and sugar on the panic side, mainstream media is happy to build up fads so they can tear them down later.

Modern stories revolve around people dropping dead from running but you are a lot less likely to die running, even if for only a few minutes a day at slow speed, than you are sitting around eating Doritos.


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Running Was Never As Great As Once Claimed, But Not As Bad As Now Said Either

General - July 29, 2014 - 12:00am

Running was once a big health fad. Like red wine and chocolate on the miracle side, or wheat and sugar on the panic side, mainstream media is happy to build up fads so they can tear them down later.

Modern stories revolve around people dropping dead from running but you are a lot less likely to die running, even if for only a few minutes a day at slow speed, than you are sitting around eating Doritos.


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Forget 20 Foot Sea Rise Hype, Nuisance Flooding Will Get Action Taken

Science2.0 - July 28, 2014 - 11:37pm

8 of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, which causes road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report.


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Forget 20 Foot Sea Rise Hype, Nuisance Flooding Will Get Action Taken

General - July 28, 2014 - 11:37pm

8 of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, which causes road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report.


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African Rice Sequenced: A Genome To Feed The World

Science2.0 - July 28, 2014 - 10:29pm

Credit: University of Arizona

Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of Oryza glaberrima (African rice), which will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.


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African Rice Sequenced: A Genome To Feed The World

General - July 28, 2014 - 10:29pm

Credit: University of Arizona

Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of Oryza glaberrima (African rice), which will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.


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For People At Risk Of Suicide, The Internet Is A Blessing And A Curse

Science2.0 - July 28, 2014 - 10:00pm
There are websites that encourage anorexia, there are websites that glorify stepping on animals with high heels and killing them, so it is no surprise that there are websites that glorify suicide. There are also websites that can talk people down from the ledge. In a free Internet, they can both be found rather easily.

An upcoming paper looked for information on suicides using popular search engines (Google, Bing) in Austria and the USA and found that protective information is significantly more plentiful than harmful information, about 2:1. 
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For People At Risk Of Suicide, The Internet Is A Blessing And A Curse

General - July 28, 2014 - 10:00pm
There are websites that encourage anorexia, there are websites that glorify stepping on animals with high heels and killing them, so it is no surprise that there are websites that glorify suicide. There are also websites that can talk people down from the ledge. In a free Internet, they can both be found rather easily.

An upcoming paper looked for information on suicides using popular search engines (Google, Bing) in Austria and the USA and found that protective information is significantly more plentiful than harmful information, about 2:1. 
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