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Healthcare rationing could see 'unlawful deaths' from COVID-19, researchers claim
Current medical guidelines risk unlawful deaths of patients -- with doctors, hospitals, and even the government potentially liable -- if a second peak forces hard choices due to shortages of ventilators and other critical care resources. (2020-05-21)
Reptile poaching in Balochistan (Pakistan) is on a decreasing trend but still troublesome
Since 2013, following strict enforcement of provincial wildlife legislation in the less studied regions of Asia, the overall trend of illegal reptile poaching is steadily decreasing. (2020-05-14)
COVID-19 and terrorism: Assessing the short and long-term impacts of terrorism
A new report authored by Pool Re and Cranfield University's Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience, reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic is already having a significant impact on terrorism around the world. (2020-05-14)
Gaps in international law impede pandemic research
The global COVID-19 pandemic reveals gaps in international law that can inhibit the sharing of scientific information, biological samples and genetic sequence data (GSD) crucial to the timely development of diagnostics, antiviral treatments and vaccines to address novel viral threats. (2020-05-14)
How do police view legalized cannabis? In Washington state, officers raise concerns
A new study evaluated the effects of legalizing cannabis on police officers' law enforcement efforts in Washington. (2020-05-07)
Police stop fewer black drivers at night when a 'veil of darkness' obscures their race
After analyzing 95 million traffic stop records, filed by officers with 21 state patrol agencies and 35 municipal police forces from 2011 to 2018, a Stanford-led research team concluded that 'police stops and search decisions suffer from persistent racial bias.' (2020-05-06)
Innovative drunk driving program lowers risk of rearrest
Law enforcement and drug treatment officials struggle to break the cycle of people who are repeatedly arrested for drunk driving and related offences. (2020-05-05)
Immunity passports to vaccination certificates for COVID-19: Equitable & legal challenges
As governments from countries including the US, Germany, Italy and the UK, explore the possibility of issuing so-called 'immunity passports,' a leading global health and legal scholar warns that such action poses significant practical, equitable, and legal issues. (2020-05-04)
Chilean scientists warn environmental costs of water roads
The interdisciplinary analysis presented this in Nature Sustaintability by researchers from four Chilean universities, recommends a global analysis in the design of these projects, reconciling the growing demand for water supply with the health of freshwater and marine ecosystems. (2020-05-02)
Investors punish for social irresponsibility depending on proportion of company execs with law degrees
The extent to which investors punish firms for corporate social irresponsibility is associated with the proportion of top management executives in a firm who have a law degree, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. (2020-04-30)
Drug reduces the risk of child sexual abuse
A drug that lowers levels of the male hormone testosterone in the body reduces the risk of men with pedophilic disorder sexually abusing children, a study from Karolinska Institutet published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry shows. (2020-04-29)
Correlations in COVID-19 growth point to universal strategies for slowing spread
Many months since the first COVID-19 outbreak, countries continue to explore solutions to manage the spread of the virus. (2020-04-28)
COVID-19 could spell the end of an egalitarian National Health Service
A return to the principles of equality and universality of care that informed the NHS 70 years ago could be impossible. (2020-04-27)
Perception of US democracy tanks after Trump impeachment
While President Donald Trump's impeachment gripped the country, the long-term consequences of his trial and acquittal for American democracy remain yet unclear. (2020-04-27)
Protecting yourself from the latest internet sex crime
Researchers from Michigan State University released a study on 'sextortion' -- a lesser-known internet crime that poses a threat to adults and minors -- that sheds light on the importance of protecting the public from online criminals. (2020-04-21)
How robust is e-government in American state election administration?
A new study examined how well American states are using Internet-based platforms to disseminate electoral information and communicate with voters (2020-04-14)
Researchers unveil the universal properties of active turbulence
Turbulent flows are chaotic yet feature universal statistical properties.Over the recent years, seemingly turbulent flows have been discovered in active fluids such as bacterial suspensions, epithelial cell monolayers, and mixtures of biopolymers and molecular motors. (2020-04-02)
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation that accounts for the motion of ice that rests on the soft, deformable ground underneath unusually fast-moving parts of ice sheets. (2020-04-02)
New 'law' to explain how glaciers flow over soft ground
Addressing a major source of uncertainty in glacier-flow models, researchers present a new slip law to describe glaciers sliding on soft, deformable material. (2020-04-02)
Responding to Covid-19: How to navigate a public health emergency legally and ethically
Early-view essay in Hastings Center Report, March-April 2020. (2020-04-02)
Police officers' views before and after Ferguson counter accuracy of Ferguson effect
A new longitudinal study examined whether the Ferguson Effect was real. (2020-03-31)
Mandatory building energy audits alone do not overcome barriers to energy efficiency
A pioneering law may be insufficient to incentivize significant energy use reductions in residential and office buildings, a new study finds. (2020-03-30)
Saliva test for cannabis could someday help identify impaired drivers (video)
Those who consume alcohol and drive are often subjected to roadside stops, breathalyzer tests and stiff penalties if their blood alcohol content exceeds certain limits. (2020-03-30)
Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow
Researchers measure how fluid changes the movement of electrons. (2020-03-30)
Holographic cosmological model and thermodynamics on the horizon of the universe
A holographic cosmological model with a power-law term has been proposed by a Kanazawa University researcher to study thermodynamic properties on the horizon of the Universe. (2020-03-26)
UC identifies populations most at risk of opiate addiction
UC's Health Geography and Disease Modeling Laboratory found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. (2020-03-19)
Drones could still be a threat to public safety -- New research improves drone detection
Researchers from Aalto University (Finland), UCLouvain (Belgium), and New York University (USA) have gathered extensive radar measurement data, aiming to improve the detection and identification of drones. (2020-03-18)
'Blind over-reliance' on AI technology to manage international migration could lead to serious breaches of human rights
Over-reliance by countries on artificial intelligence to tackle international migration and manage future migration crisis could lead to serious breaches of human rights, a new study warns. (2020-03-17)
Around 100,000 convicted felons across US likely still own guns, say researchers
Around 100,000 convicted felons across the US still likely own a gun, despite being banned from doing so, concludes the first study of its kind, published online in Injury Prevention. (2020-03-10)
Firearm violence solutions from a public health perspective
While firearm violence is a major public health challenge in the United States, it has often been considered a law enforcement issue with only law enforcement solutions. (2020-03-09)
How a new quantum approach can develop faster algorithms to deduce complex networks
Complex networks are ubiquitous in the real world, from artificial to purely natural ones, and they exhibit very similar geometric properties. (2020-03-03)
Child access prevention laws spare gun deaths in children
US states with laws regulating the storage of firearms in households with minors had a 13% reduction in firearm fatalities in children under 15 compared to states with no such regulations, finds a study from Boston Children's Hospital. (2020-03-02)
New study offers clues to origin of laws
The study found that despite living in separate countries and legal codes separated by thousands of years, people have a universal intuition about whether a punishment fits a crime. (2020-02-24)
A study of economic compensation for victims of sexual violence in Europe
A study carried out by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the efficiency of the Spanish system of economically compensating the victims of sexual violence. (2020-02-24)
Cardiologists: Big data advances research, but shouldn't do so at the cost of privacy
Your doctor protects your sensitive health data. But in a new publication, experts assert it's important to check if that app you just downloaded will, too. (2020-02-24)
Hate speech dominates social media platform when users want answers on terrorism
People often resort to using hate speech when searching about terrorism on a community social media platform, a study has found. (2020-02-20)
LTE vulnerability: Attackers can impersonate other mobile phone users
Exploiting a vulnerability in the mobile communication standard LTE, also known as 4G, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum can impersonate mobile phone users. (2020-02-17)
Asylum law in Germany: Fragmented, confusing and full of holes
The research report 'Refugee Protection in Germany' by the EU project 'Multilevel Governance of Migration (RESPOND)' paints a gloomy picture of the human rights protection for asylum seekers in Germany. (2020-02-17)
To help wildlife move, researchers map both natural and legal boundaries
Researchers have developed a way to find the path of least resistance in creating wildlife corridors by mapping not only habitat but also the types of legal authority governing the landscape. (2020-02-14)
BU Study: State alcohol laws focus on drunk driving; they could do much more
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds a substantial increase in the number and strength of state laws to reduce impaired driving over the last 20 years, while laws to reduce excessive drinking remained unchanged. (2020-02-13)
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