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February 15, 2010

Rise of Sexual Predators in Oil and Gas Boomtowns Highlights Social Problems of Large Scale Energy Projects

Research into the social and environmental effects on communities that are economically dependent on oil and gas industries published in Conservation Biology, revealed that over a nine year period the number of registered sex offenders in energy ‘boomtowns’ was two to three times higher than towns dependent on other industries.

 

 

February 12, 2010

In the Name of God

The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence

February 12, 2010

Why Politics Can’t Be Freed From Religion

New book discusses the overlap between current affairs, political, and religious debate

February 10, 2010

Many Veterans Not Getting Enough Treatment for PTSD

Barriers to Care May Prevent Many U.S. Veterans From Receiving Full Course of PTSD Treatment

February 09, 2010

The Glass Cliff: Female Representation in Politics and Business

Are Women Set Up for Failure in Politics and Business?

February 08, 2010

Pay-for-Performance in Healthcare

Practice popular among care providers may not be the most beneficial for patient

January 29, 2010

NEW BOOK BY FUNDRAISING EXPERT LAURA FREDRICKS

 

Learn to ask and get anything you want.

 

January 28, 2010

‘Overweight’ Adults Age 70 or Older Are Less Likely To Die Over A 10 Year Period Than Those Of ‘Normal’ Weight

New Study Calls Into Question Current BMI Guidelines For Older Adults

January 28, 2010

Most parents don’t realise their 4 or 5 year-olds are overweight or obese

Half of the mothers who took part in a study thought that their obese four or five year-old was normal weight, as did 39 per cent of the fathers, according to the February issue of Acta Paediatrica.

January 28, 2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn’t Hinder Computing Skills

Faster Keyboarding Speed Associated with Touch Typing Training

January 24, 2010

Study shows Renminbi Unlikely to Become a Global Currency

Despite China’s rapid economic ascent and recent financial policy shifts, the Renminbi (RMB) is unlikely to evolve into a world currency in the near future, according to a study in China and World Economy.

January 21, 2010

Do Children Need Both a Mother and a Father?

Study on importance of gender-specific parents in child rearing

January 14, 2010

Parkinson’s patients who are pathological gamblers also display abnormal social behaviour

People with Parkinson’s Disease are more likely to display abnormal social behaviour and make poor decisions in ambiguous circumstances if they are pathological gamblers, according to research in the January issue of the European Journal of Neurology.

January 13, 2010

Book Explains Why "Tea Party movement" is One of the Biggest News Stories of 2009

According to a recent WSJ/NBC News poll the tea party movement currently boasts higher favorability ratings than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Could this be true? Yes, in fact the “tea party movement” is one of the biggest news stories of 2009 and may be one of the most significant political movements of our time.

January 13, 2010

Nursing students twice as likely to smoke

Public health experts are calling for urgent steps to reduce the number of healthcare professionals who smoke, after a survey of over 800 new nursing students found that more than half were current or former smokers. 

January 06, 2010

Abuse in Childhood Linked to Migraine and Other Pain Disorders

Findings Suggest Abuse Is a Risk Factor for Chronic Headache

January 05, 2010

Forensic science in Court: The Role of the Expert Witness

“The courts wants the truth, as best as can be found and as a forensic scientist it’s your job to help the court come to the right conclusion.” Wilson Wall

January 04, 2010

Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals

“Animalkind raises all the important ethical questions about how we should treat animals.  Whether you are a meat-eater or a vegan, after reading Jean Kazez's lively and concise book, you'll be provoked to think long and hard about her arguments.” —Peter Singer, Author of In Defense of Animals (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005)

"This book will make readers on both sides of animal issues think very deeply.  Essential reading for everyone who is interested in ethical issues regarding the use of animals." —Temple Grandin, Author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation

December 16, 2009

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times

A practical guide to the learning our students need to thrive in our times

December 15, 2009

The Importance of Attractiveness Depends on Where You Live

Good Looking People More Socially Connected in Urban Areas