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The joint climbing movement and threshold of the sustainable development in the urban agglomeration
The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration is a world-class super-large urban agglomeration, which is the key construction in China, to alleviate Beijing's non-capital function and promote the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. (2019-10-22)
Fathers are 'cautionary tales' about health for some adults
Some adults see their mothers and fathers as still influencing their own health -- but in very different ways, according to a new study. (2019-10-21)
New framework makes AI systems more transparent without sacrificing performance
Researchers are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind artificial intelligence (AI) decisions. (2019-10-21)
Prevention better than cure at preventing young users from getting involved in cybercrime
Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study has suggested. (2019-10-20)
Distribution of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed
New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). (2019-10-16)
To reduce gun violence, lift roadblocks to firearm data
While gun violence in America kills more than 35,000 people a year and as calls for policies to stem the crisis grow, University of Washington researchers point out in a new analysis that barriers to data stand in the way of advancing solutions. (2019-10-15)
New in the Hastings Center Report, September-October 2019
The moral status of research animals with human brain cells, AI and doctoring, data privacy in California, tributes to Dan Callahan, and more in the September-October 2019. (2019-10-11)
Opioid Rx dosages drop 22% in Penn Medicine's NJ practices following changes to state law
The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22% in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day supply for new opioid prescriptions. (2019-10-11)
Update 'Nearest Relative' criteria under Mental Health Act to increase patient choice
Better provision must be made to allow people with mental health problems detained under the Mental Health Act to select a nominated person to act on their behalf, rather than automatically choosing a nearest relative. (2019-10-10)
Population shift resulting in fewer homicides
People are living longer and fewer are having children. This has caused the 15-29 age group to shrink worldwide, a demographic responsible for majority of homicides. (2019-10-09)
Catch-22 -- stricter border enforcement may increase agent corruption
Analysis of corruption cases among customs officers and Border Patrol agents reveals alarming trends depending on their years of service. (2019-10-02)
Can a donor voucher program broaden representation in local campaign financing?
A new study investigated the effectiveness of Seattle, WA's Democracy Voucher program in expanding participation from marginalized communities in a local election, where voters were each given four, twenty-five-dollar vouchers to assign to the local candidates of their choice. (2019-10-01)
Your video can ID you through walls with help of WiFi
Researchers in the lab of UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi have enabled, for the first time, determining whether the person behind a wall is the same individual who appears in given video footage, using only a pair of WiFi transceivers outside. (2019-09-30)
Using light to speed up computation
Researchers in Japan have developed a type of processor called PAXEL, a device that can potentially bypass Moore's Law and increase the speed and efficiency of computing. (2019-09-24)
Commit a crime? Loved ones got your back
Reading about a child abuse case or someone burglarizing homes often stirs feelings of disgust, anger and disbelief when it's learned the perpetrator's family or friends did nothing to stop it or report it to police. (2019-09-24)
Army research uncovers law-like progression of weapons technologies
Anticipating the technology and weapon systems of our future Army might not be entirely daunting, new Army research finds. (2019-09-18)
Are existing laws enough to cope with accelerating environmental change?
Do you think that major statutory reform is necessary address global environmental challenges? (2019-09-16)
Study finds community-oriented policing improves attitudes toward police
A field experiment conducted in New Haven, Conn., found that positive contact with police -- delivered via brief door-to-door nonenforcement community policing visits -- substantially improved residents' attitudes toward police, including legitimacy and willingness to cooperate with law enforcement. (2019-09-16)
Can a high-tech sniffer help keep us safe?
Science stinks. So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine -- the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor -- into glass vials. (2019-09-11)
New research warns incentives to plead guilty can undermine the right to a fair trial
New research suggests that the right to a fair trial can be undermined by benefits associated with pleading guilty, and that such benefits are putting pressure on vulnerable defendants to admit to crimes they did not commit. (2019-09-11)
Giving people a 'digital identity' could leave them vulnerable to discrimination, experts warn
Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as a birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study warns. (2019-08-30)
Review: Post opioid-overdose interventions emerge in US
Opioid-related deaths continue to take the lives of thousands in the US each year, with non-fatal opioid overdoses as a significant risk factor for a subsequent fatal overdose. (2019-08-29)
Most-comprehensive analysis of fentanyl crisis urges innovative action
The sudden appearance of the drug fentanyl in the US has driven up overdose deaths dramatically, even as the abuse of heroin and other opioids has shown signs of stabilizing. (2019-08-29)
Beaver reintroduction key to solving freshwater biodiversity crisis
Reintroducing beavers to their native habitat is an important step towards solving the freshwater biodiversity crisis, according to experts at the University of Stirling. (2019-08-26)
First of its kind mapping model tracks how hate spreads and adapts online
Researchers at the George Washington University have developed a mapping model, the first of its kind, to track how hate spreads online. (2019-08-21)
Case studies suggest that 'red flag' laws play a role in preventing mass shootings
Case studies of individuals threatening mass violence suggest that extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), colloquially known as 'red flag' orders, may play a role in preventing mass shootings. (2019-08-19)
Police less proactive after negative public scrutiny, study says
Public safety officers know that their profession could draw them into the line of fire at any moment, as it did recently for six officers wounded in a shooting standoff in Philadelphia. (2019-08-19)
Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat law enforcement K-9s
Law enforcement K-9s face the same dangers their human handlers confront. (2019-08-19)
Peer influence, social networks might be leveraged to aid gun violence reduction efforts
Researchers: Reductions in violence might be increased if focused-deterrence programs can enhance network diffusion. (2019-08-19)
App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster
A team of computer scientists at UC San Diego and the University of Illinois has developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. (2019-08-14)
California fix for surprise doctor bills works, but drives physician consolidation
Efforts are growing to address the issue of surprise medical bills that many patients receive when their hospital care is provided by out-of-network physicians. (2019-08-12)
Neuroscientists make major breakthrough in 200-year-old puzzle
Weber's law is the most firmly established rule of psychophysics -- the science that relates the strength of physical stimuli to the sensations of the mind. (2019-08-12)
Police use of fatal force is identified as a leading cause of death in young men
The killing of young men by police is a leading cause of death in the United States with black men 2.5 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement over their lifetime than white men, according to a Rutgers University study. (2019-08-05)
Earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters obey same mathematical pattern
Researchers from the Centre for Mathematical Research (CRM) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have mathematically described the frequency of several dangerous phenomena according to their size with more precision than ever. (2019-08-05)
Number of US fish stocks at sustainable levels remains near record high
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the Status of US Fisheries Annual Report to Congress, which details the status of 479 federally-managed stocks or stock complexes in the US to identify which stocks are subject to overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels. (2019-08-02)
Sesame allergy is more common than previously known
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the US, more than previously known, reports a new study. (2019-08-02)
Human trafficking victims' unlikeliness to report crimes tied to police officers' bias
Based on researchers' review of human trafficking investigations and interviews with police and service providers in three communities in Northeast, West, and South United States, a new study concluded that victims of human trafficking often do not trust the police and rarely seek their assistance. (2019-08-01)
Technological developments in radiation detectors enhance global nuclear security
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. (2019-07-30)
Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations
The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. (2019-07-29)
Banning tobacco sales to people under age 21 reduces smoking
County- and municipality-level bans on tobacco sales to individuals under age 21 yield substantive reductions in smoking among 18- to 20-year-olds, according to a new study from the Yale School of Public Health. (2019-07-26)
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