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Health service complaints system putting patients at risk, harming doctors' mental health

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Current process for complaints against doctors reduces their wellbeing and causes fear-driven working practices that could compromise patient care, suggests a new English study.

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Air quality and health in U.S. will improve from other nations' actions to slow climate change

Added: 21.11.2017 17:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The United States will benefit from improved air quality in the future, through actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and globally, according to new research. It comes following the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Accord on climate change.

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Imaging technique unlocks the secrets of 17th century artists

Added: 21.11.2017 17:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The secrets of 17th century artists can now be revealed, thanks to 21st century signal processing. Using modern high-speed scanners and the advanced signal processing techniques, researchers are peering through layers of pigment to see how painters prepared their canvasses, applied undercoats, and built up layer upon layer of paint to produce their masterpieces.

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New human mobility prediction model offers scalability, requires less data

Added: 21.11.2017 17:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new method to predict human mobility - which can be used to chart the potential spread of disease or determine rush hour bottlenecks -- has been developed.

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Climate changes triggered immigration to America in the 19th century, study finds

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From Trump to Heinz, some of America's most famous family names and brands trace their origins back to Germans who emigrated to the country in the 19th century. Researchers have now found that climate was a major factor in driving migration from Southwest Germany to North America during the 19th century.

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New tool can help job searchers better position themselves in market

Added: 21.11.2017 13:54 | 0 views | 0 comments


A novel method, developed by an economist has been created to evaluate a worker's skillset and determine its impact on wages.

Tags: Economy, Cher
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New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies

Added: 21.11.2017 12:15 | 0 views | 0 comments

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New data further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. These results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.

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What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

Added: 21.11.2017 12:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

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When a woman chooses not to take her husband's surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship.

Tags: Marriage
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Tiger bones? Lion bones? An almost extinct cycad? On-the-spot DNA checks at ports of entry

Added: 21.11.2017 10:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Wildlife species are going extinct faster than humankind can reliably keep track of. Meanwhile, wildlife crime evolves quickly, with new tricks fueling a lucrative illegal global trade. As a result, customs and other port-of-entry officials confronted with unidentifiable bits of animals and plants need to make rapid decisions based on reliable information. LifeScanner LAB-IN-A-BOX, a portable DNA barcoding lab can serve as a new tool for rapid on-site species identification, adding to law enforcement's arsenal.

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Low ratings for language in textbooks in Germany

Added: 20.11.2017 16:29 | 3 views | 0 comments

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The linguistic complexity of textbooks is frequently not adequate for students’ level of development, resulting in mental overload or, sometimes, underload. That is the result of a study that analyzed roughly 3,000 texts from geography books by four different publishers for grade levels 5 to 10 at German lower and upper secondary schools.

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Homeowners shouldn't count on property appreciation creating wealth, study says

Added: 20.11.2017 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.

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Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident, study suggests

Added: 20.11.2017 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, new research recommends.

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Peace, equality and prosperity all depend on affordable clean energy, study shows

Added: 20.11.2017 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are aimed at achieving equality, securing global peace and ending extreme poverty – an ambitious agenda that will require a wide-range of conditions to be met. But one requirement lies at the center of most of the SDGs: that people have access to clean, affordable energy, says a new study.

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Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to invention

Added: 20.11.2017 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new device that can inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel, and that needs only sunlight to operate, has now been developed by researchers.

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Scientific research on disasters represents 0.22 percent of global scholarly output

Added: 20.11.2017 15:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Despite loss of life and economic devastation worldwide due to increasingly frequent natural and human-made disasters, scientific research on disasters represents a small percentage of scholarly output.

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Materialists collect Facebook friends and spend more time on social media

Added: 20.11.2017 12:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

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If you're materialistic, you're likely to use Facebook more frequently and intensely. A new article reveals that materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as 'digital objects,' and have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions. It also shows that materialists have a greater need to compare themselves with others on Facebook.

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Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering

Added: 20.11.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Production timings for artificially propagated plants and animals could help flag items offered for sale before they should legally be available.

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Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis

Added: 20.11.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Researchers conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors.

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Hot and bothered: Environmental economists studying the impact of climate change on manufacturing in China predict substantial losses by mid-21st century

Added: 20.11.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little is known about the effects on, say, manufacturing in, say, China, which is in many ways "the factory of the world." In a new paper, researchers show that climate change will dramatically lower output for the Chinese manufacturing sector.

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Grade inflation adds thousands to the cost of a family home, study finds

Added: 20.11.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Grade inflation at English primary schools can increase the price of surrounding houses by up to £7,000, according to early research from economists.

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