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Generation X Surprisingly Unconcerned About Climate Change
2012-07-18 11:42:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The generation defined by Tupac´s “Me Against the World” and Nirvana´s “Nevermind” is still slacking when it comes to saving the environment, according to a new report by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. The survey of about 3,000 adults between 32 to 52 years old found that only 5 percent are "alarmed" and 18 percent are "concerned" about climate change. About two-thirds of...

Food In The Lives Of GenXers
2012-04-26 10:31:11

Generation X adults prepare an average of 10 meals a week, and eat out or buy fast food an average of three times a week, according to a University of Michigan report that details the role food plays in the lives of Americans born between 1961 and 1981. GenX men are surprisingly involved in shopping for food and cooking, the report shows. They go grocery shopping more than once a week, on average, and cook an average of about eight meals a week–much more often than their fathers did....

2011-10-25 13:10:06

They've been stereotyped as a bunch of insecure, angst-ridden, underachievers. But most members of Generation X are leading active, balanced and happy lives, according to a long-term University of Michigan survey. "They are not bowling alone," said political scientist Jon Miller, author of The Generation X Report. "They are active in their communities, mainly satisfied with their jobs, and able to balance work, family, and leisure." Miller directs the Longitudinal Study of American...

2011-02-16 13:00:36

Amid concerns about the lagging math and science performance of American children, American adults are actually scoring higher than they did 20 years ago on a widely used index of civic scientific literacy, according to a University of Michigan researcher. In 1988, just 10 percent of U.S. adults had sufficient understanding of basic scientific ideas to be able to read the Tuesday Science section of The New York Times, according to Jon Miller, a researcher at the U-M Institute for Social...

2010-02-21 09:01:56

Parents, access to math courses crucial in decision Parental influence and access to mathematics courses are likely to guide students to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM), according to research from Michigan State University. The findings of Jon Miller, MSU Hannah Professor of Integrative Studies, and colleagues were presented at a symposium titled "Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers." at this year's meeting of the American Association for the...

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2010-02-11 12:40:00

After holding the position for less than a year, MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta is stepping down as head of the struggling social networking site. News Corp., the owner of MySpace, made the announcement late Wednesday. Van Natta was Facebook's former chief revenue officer and is now being replaced by Mike Jones and Jason Hirschhorn, who were promoted to be co-presidents. All three men joined MySpace last April. Van Natta agreed to resign after discussing his personal and professional priorities,...

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2006-06-21 15:55:00

Up to one quarter of the light brightening the universe comes from the massive crush of matter succumbing to the extreme gravity of black holes. Scientists have long understood that amount of light means black holes have the colossal appetite to ingest whole stars and huge amounts of gas. But a critical question has always remained: how they can continue to devour so much? For the first time, a team of scientists with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory led by Jon Miller has uncovered the...

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2005-01-11 14:20:00

San Diego, CA -- Astronomers Jon Miller (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and Jeroen Homan (MIT) have seen evidence of hot iron gas riding a ripple in spacetime around a black hole. This spacetime wave, if confirmed, would represent a new phenomenon that goes beyond Einstein's general relativity. These observations confirm one important theory about how a black hole's extreme gravity can stretch light. The data also paint an intriguing image of how a spinning black hole can drag...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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