September 5, 2013
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Lengthy military deployments increase divorce risk

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hard on military marriages, with the risk of divorce rising directly in relation to the length of time enlisted service members have been deployed to combat zones. The negative effects of deployment were large… Continue reading

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August 14, 2013
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Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to search for new forms of microbial life

Scientists are reporting “a significant step forward” in proving the feasibility of launching fleets of autonomous robots that search Earth’s deep oceans for exotic new life forms. Their description of successful deployment of the trailblazer for such … Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
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Children of deployed parents at higher risk for alcohol, drug use

A statewide survey of sixth-, eighth-, and 11th-grade Iowa students found that children of deployed or recently returned military parents had an increased risk for alcohol use, binge drinking, and using marijuana, compared to children in non-military f… Continue reading

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March 14, 2013
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Mitigating climate change? Guiding responsible research in geoengineering

Geoengineering, the use of human technologies to alter the Earth’s climate system — such as injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere to scatter incoming sunlight back to space — has emerged as a potentially promising way to mitigate the impacts of climate change. But such efforts could present unforeseen new risks. Scientists outline how the current deadlock on governance of geoengineering research poses real threats to the sound management of climate risk. Their article advances concrete and actionable proposals for allowing further research — but not deployment — and for creating scientific and legal guidance, as well as addressing public concerns. Continue reading

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February 13, 2013
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Threat bias interacts with combat, gene to boost PTSD risk

Soldiers preoccupied with threat at the time of enlistment or with avoiding it just before deployment were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in a study of Israeli infantrymen. Such pre-deployment threat vigilance and avoidan… Continue reading

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February 12, 2013
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NASA’s Orion lands safely on two of three parachutes in test

NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency’s Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. Continue reading

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May 22, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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What lies ahead for international action on global warming for the rest of 2012? (Part 2)

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
When countries meet in Rio+20 they have a choice – they can talk about the actions that should be taken to reduce global warming or they can outline new actions t… Continue reading

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November 28, 2011
by Jake Schmidt
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What must global warming negotiations in South Africa accomplish (Part 3)?

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
One year ago, countries rallied around the Cancun Agreements with multiple standing ovations and strong words of support.  While these agreements are not sufficien… Continue reading

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October 29, 2010
by Shravya Reddy
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India Rising – What President Obama Will See When He Visits India in 7 Days

President Obama is going to India next week and high on his agenda should be the strengthening of the Green Partnership formed a year ago with Prime Minister Singh on his state visit to Washington. The leaders’ agreement set off a year of expandi… Continue reading

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