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2010-04-13 11:15:00

Argentinean and Spanish researchers have shown that indigenous societies in Patagonia, the southernmost region of the Earth inhabited by humans over the past 13,000 years, were not static and marginal as had always been thought, but in fact had high levels of social organization. The latest study by this team, published in the journal Arctic Anthropology, breaks down false myths and gives these societies the historic recognition they deserve. "Was Patagonia a desert?" Using this question as...

2010-04-12 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachers and administrators looking to broaden the scope of their leadership roles will welcome the practical approaches outlined in Science Education Leadership: Best Practices for the New Century. Organized around five major themes, this collection of essays addresses the importance for science education leaders at all levels to work together toward developing a more science-literate world. The authors share examples, research, ideas,...

2010-04-08 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bestselling author Richard Konicek-Moran introduces 15 new mysteries in this third volume of his award-winning series. Even More Everyday Science Mysteries uses stories without endings to encourage students to ask questions, form hypotheses, and take ownership of their learning through investigation and inquiry. This hand-on approach proves to be the perfect vehicle for K-8 teachers, homeschooling parents, and informal educators to introduce...

2010-03-29 07:00:00

Research Associate Eric Ingbar has documented the ways to create uniform, enterprise-wide information management for cultural resources SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has published A Case Study of Enterprise Historic Resources Information Management in Large Transportation Agencies. The study, conducted by information systems professional Eric E. Ingbar, defines how California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) district...

2010-03-18 12:44:18

Outcomes of the 'Crucial Role of Social Science' debate Social science is at the center of every major challenge the world faces, yet faces a tough future, according to a panel of senior academics and politicians speaking in London this week. They were taking part in a debate hosted by the British Academy and SAGE to explore how social science research can strengthen its involvement in policymaking, increase its impact, and combat potential public expenditure cuts. While the social science...

2010-03-15 13:46:07

Studies in the United States have long shown that rich people tend to be healthier than poor people, and that this "health gap" between the haves and have-nots gets worse as people get older. But is that because the U.S. is a capitalist society? Apparently not. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the same is true in China. However, there is one key difference. In China, the overall health gap across generations is getting narrower "“ and it's getting wider in the...

2010-02-19 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How can the United States benefit from the judgments of an "informed public" when policy debates revolve around scientific questions that bewilder or confuse most Americans? Our society will be unsuccessful in doing so, according to Daniel Yankelovich, a preeminent social scientist, until and unless we first redefine what an "informed public" really is. Yankelovich was one of a diverse array of leading scientists, engineers, educators and...

2010-02-01 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are the best social innovations local? Just look to Philadelphia, where a new regional movement of social innovators and entrepreneurs from all sectors - government, nonprofit, philanthropic and private - is forming through the web-based Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal to prove that they are. On February 2, more than 200 people will gather at BNY Mellon Center, 1735 Market St., to celebrate the 2nd edition of the regional free...

2009-12-15 23:30:34

It has been claimed that interpersonal trust can play more of a role in how an economy develops than capital, as the complexity of business transactions increases. In a recent thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, researcher Pelle Ahlerup demonstrates that there is reason to believe that interpersonal trust is more important in countries with a weak legal system, and that the quality of the legal system plays more of a role in societies where...

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2009-12-09 11:25:00

Recent studies show that one in three Canadians suffer from stress and the number is on the rise. But stress isn't a new problem. While the physiological state wasn't properly named until the 1930s, new research from The University of Western Ontario proves stress has plagued humans for hundreds, and perhaps thousands of years. The first study of its kind, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, detected the stress hormone cortisol in the hair of ancient Peruvians, who lived...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'