Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 12, 2017
On the darknet, drug buyers aren't looking for bargains
When drug users go online for the first time to buy opioids, they aren't looking for the widest selection or the best prices for their illicit purchases, a new study suggests.

Paper examines links between parents' earnings, gender roles, mental health
New research out of the University of Illinois suggests that some mothers' and fathers' psychological well-being may suffer when their work and family identities - and the amount of financial support they provide - conflict with conventional gender roles.

Tibetan Plateau gets wetter and greener in early summer in recent decades
Known as the 'water tower of Asia,' the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is the source of the 10 largest rivers in Asia, supporting more than 1.4 billion people and exerting a substantial influence on the water resources, agriculture, and ecosystems of the downstream countries.
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