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Archeologists at the vanguard of environmental research
The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected.
New study on smoking bans finds decrease in smoke exposure in public and private places
Exposure to secondhand smoke has long been associated with negative health effects.
UEA launches new program to address international inequalities in adult education
A major new research program will be launched today at the University of East Anglia to help improve understanding about how adult learning can address inequalities in the poorest communities of the world.
Living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men
New research backs up what many women already know: They're sleep deprived.
Blind matchmaking for more efficient wireless networks
KAUST shows that anonymously pairing network users could expand the capability of the next generation of wireless networks.
Let it glow
OIST researchers design new photoluminescent compounds.
Public may be more accepting of advocacy by climate scientists than previously thought
Research published today in Environmental Communication suggests that scientists may have more freedom than previously thought to engage in certain forms of climate change advocacy without risking harm to their credibility.

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