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(University of Cincinnati) Biologists at the University of Cincinnati say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
November 20, 2018
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent ways of resolving conflict may reduce children's likelihood of physically or psychologically abusing their dating partners later - even when parents give contradictory messages indicating that violence is acceptable in certain circumstances, University of Illinois social work professor Rachel Garthe found.
November 16, 2018
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Nearly 28,000 American children and teens died because of firearms in the past decade -- second only to the 44,800 who died in motor vehicle collisions. But while the number of young people who die each year from car and truck crashes has fallen, it's stayed about the same for guns.A new website aims to change that by helping researchers, healthcare providers and others tackle prevention of youth firearm injuries as a public health issue.
November 16, 2018
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) It takes energy to make weapons, but it may take even more energy to maintain them. Because leaf-footed bugs drop their legs, it is possible to measure how much energy they allocate to maintaining this appendage that males use to fight other males.
November 15, 2018