March 13, 2014
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New ovarian cancer targets proposed: Proteins called TAFs

Proteins called TAFs were once thought to be generic cogs in the machinery of gene expression, but in a new study, scientists propose that they may be important suspects in the progression of ovarian cancer that should not continue to be overlooked. Sc… Continue reading

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February 7, 2014
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Drop in crime rates are less where Wal-Mart builds, study shows

The study titled “Rolling back prices and raising crime rates? The Wal-Mart effect on crime in the United States,” released last month shows that the crime decline was stunted in counties where Wal-Mart expanded in the 1990s. Continue reading

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September 11, 2013
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American families taking ‘divergent paths’

After a period of relative calm during the 1990s, rapid changes in American families began anew during the 2000s, a new analysis suggests. Continue reading

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August 7, 2013
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If we landed on Europa, what would we want to know?

Most of what scientists know of Jupiter’s moon Europa they have gleaned from a dozen or so close flybys from NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1979 and NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in the mid-to-late 1990s. Even in these fleeting, paparazzi-like encounters, … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
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New Mexico reservoir has just 3 percent of water it held in 1980s and 90s

Katie Valentine at Think Progress looks at the growing water crisis in the US Southwest, where New Mexico’s Elephant Butte reservoir “currently holds just 3 percent of the water it held in the 1980s and 1990s” Continue reading

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July 26, 2013
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Discussing violence acts as ‘a stronger bond than blood ties’ for gang members

Gang members trust one another more than their own family members if they have shared incriminating information about a violent act they are planning, says a new Oxford University study. Researchers analysed phone conversations between gangs wiretapped… Continue reading

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May 14, 2013
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No significant change seen in overall smokeless tobacco use among U.S. youths

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Declines in smoking among youths were observed from the late 1990s. “However, limited information exists on trends in smokeless tobacco use among U.S. youths,”… Continue reading

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May 2, 2013
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Unethical advertising at launch of new antidepressants in Sweden

The new feature of the antidepressant drugs of the 1990s was that they had milder side-effects than their predecessors. Combined with aggressive marketing, this meant that annual sales in Sweden increased from just under EUR 18 million to over EUR 100 … Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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Is it time for “smarter smart growth”?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I hesitate to write yet another article about bringing “smart growth” – the combination of ideas born in the 1990s to counter suburban sprawl &nd… Continue reading

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April 19, 2013
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Nitrogen has key role in estimating carbon dioxide emissions from land use change

A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen — a key nutrient for plants — estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen. Plan… Continue reading

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March 12, 2013
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Men in same-sex marriages are living longer, according to new study

The mortality rate for men in same-sex marriages has dropped markedly since the 1990s, according to a Danish study. However, same-sex married women have emerged as the group of women with the highest, and in recent years, even further increasing mortal… Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
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1990s drop in New York City crime not due to CompStat, misdemeanor arrests, analysis finds

New York City experienced a historic decline in crime rates during the 1990s, but it was not due to the implementation of CompStat or enhanced enforcement of misdemeanor offenses, according to a new analysis. Continue reading

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June 29, 2012
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EU’s carbon allocation scheme and Scandinavia’s carbon taxes have not reduced greenhouse gas emissions

The European Union implemented a cap and trade scheme in 2005 to help it fulfil its obligations under the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol for reducing carbon emissions. The Scandinavian nations had independently imposed a carbon tax in the 1990s as p… Continue reading

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April 24, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Smart growth is a start. But it’s not enough.

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I want to follow up on yesterday’s article about placemaking.  Reacting to an excellent essay by Ethan Kent, I posited that that the creation and strengthenin… Continue reading

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September 7, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Maryland gives smart growth another push

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I’m of the opinion that the package of (bold, at the time) smart growth policies introduced in Maryland in the 1990s by then-governor Parris Glendening has d… Continue reading

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August 9, 2010
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Thoughts on Lollapalooza: Concerts Getting Cleaner?

Photos by Jeff Kart So I spent the weekend at Lollapalooza, along with another 200,000 or so people, rocking out to headliners like Green Day, The Strokes and Lady Gaga. And I noticed something. For the most part, people were doing the right thing: Rec… Continue reading

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