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2013-05-15 10:31:14

Some racial groups are more likely to bear the brunt of extreme heat waves because of where they live, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, published today (Tuesday, May 14) in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, highlight racial disparities at a time when the frequency and intensity of extreme heat waves is expected to increase with climate change. Researchers used satellite imagery data to identify areas where...

‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Deserts are typically characterized as barren, arid, unforgiving locales that are detrimental to the sustenance of life. Food deserts fit this mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other foods necessary for the maintenance of a healthy diet. The CDC, along with a new study out of the...

2013-01-17 13:24:04

Lung cancer mortality appears to be higher in black persons and highest in blacks living in the most segregated counties in the United States, regardless of socioeconomic status, according to a report published in the January issue of JAMA Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and blacks are disproportionately affected with the highest incidence and mortality rates. Awori J. Hayanga, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of...

2013-01-06 05:00:12

Blighted Property Transformed Into Quality Workforce Housing Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 Jamboree Housing Corporation, one of California´s largest community development organizations specializing in affordable housing, in partnership with The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) demonstrates the positive impact of new housing on an urban neighborhood with the completion of Collage Apartments, a previously blighted and crime-infested apartment complex near downtown...

2012-12-05 12:56:19

The study, by IIASA Evolution and Ecology Program postdoctoral fellow Tatsuya Sasaki, provides a simple new model that ties punishment by social exclusion to the benefits for the punisher. It may help explain how social exclusion arose in evolution, and how it promotes cooperation among groups. "Punishment is a common tool to promote cooperation in the real world," says Sasaki. "And social exclusion is a common way to do it." From reef fish to chimpanzees, there are many examples of...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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