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June 26, 2022

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Smoke from Nuclear War Would Devastate Ozone Layer, Alter Climate

The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world's climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows. ...

Predicting a Riot: Social Inequality Leads to Vandalism in Experiments

Social inequality can incite collective violence in an experimental setting, finds a new ...

Scientists Dig Deep to Understand the Effects of Population Pressure on Violence Levels

A continuous rise in global population has led to fears that conflicts and war will become more frequent as resources dwindle. But this widespread ...

Peace Accord in Colombia Has Increased Deforestation of Biologically-Diverse Rainforest

Since the end of the long-running conflict in Colombia, large areas of forest have been rapidly converted to agricultural uses, suggesting the peace ...
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Polio Outbreak Risk Increases in Western Ukraine as War Ensues

The reintroduction of the wild-type poliovirus or circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is a sizeable threat in Ukraine, which is considered a high-risk country for vaccine-preventable ...

Obesity Threatens U.S. Military Readiness, Experts Say

A new article outlines the research and practices needed to combat the US obesity epidemic and its impact on military ...

Study: Economic Burden of PTSD 'Staggering'

A new study finds that the national economic burden of PTSD goes beyond direct health care expenses and exceeds the costs of other common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. The ...

Firearms Kill More Children Than Car Crashes, New Report Finds

In an analysis of the most recent data available through the CDC, clinical researchers revealed that firearm injuries are now the leading cause of death among children up to age 19, and the racial ...

One in Four Women Experience Domestic Violence Before Age 50, Analysis Finds

Over one in four women (or 27 per cent) experience intimate partner violence before the age of 50, according to a worldwide analysis. The largest of its kind, the analysis covers 366 studies ...

Rise of the War Machines: Identifying Key Drivers of the Evolution of Military Technology in Pre-Industrial Societies

A new analysis spanning 10,000 years of history and ten major world regions has identified world population size, major technological advances, and geographical connectivity as key drivers of the ...

Warfare, Not Climate, Is Driving Resurgent Hunger in Africa, Says Study

A new study finds that while droughts routinely cause food insecurity in Africa, their contribution to hunger has remained steady or even shrunk in recent years. Instead, rising widespread, long-term ...

To Advance Human Rights, Consult Neuroscience

Scholars found that brain science bolsters long-held notions that people thrive when they enjoy basic human rights such as agency, freedom from want, and freedom from ...

Proportion of Gun Use in TV Violence Statistically Parallels U.S. Gun Homicide Trends

A new study shows that the proportion of gun violence relative to other forms of violence in TV dramas increased from 2000 to 2018, with statistical parallels to trends in actual gun homicides among ...

COVID-19 Isolation Linked to Increased Domestic Violence, Researchers Suggest

Extra stress in the COVID-19 pandemic caused by income loss, and lack of ability to pay for housing and food has exacerbated the often silent epidemic of intimate partner violence, a new study ...

Training to Wisely Navigate Social Conflicts

People are able to approach social conflicts more wisely if they have trained themselves in advance by practicing a distanced self-talk technique, referring to themselves with third-person pronouns ...

Conflict Between Divorced Parents Can Lead to Mental Health Problems in Children, Study Finds

A study has found that when children are exposed to conflict between their divorced or separated parents, they experience fear of abandonment. This worry about being abandoned in response to ...

COVID-19 Escalated Armed Conflicts in Several War-Torn Countries

A new study finds that armed conflict activities increased in five countries during the first wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Animals Are Back at Gorongosa National Park After Civil War, but the Savanna Community Doesn't Look Quite Look Like How It Used to

When civil war broke out in Mozambique more than 40 years ago, it largely spelled doom for animals in Gorongosa National Park, a 1,500-square-mile reserve on the floor of the southern end of the ...

A Better Kind of Cybersecurity Strategy

The multilateral nature of cybersecurity today makes it markedly different than conventional security, according to a new study. The researchers' new model shows why countries that retaliate too ...

Wielding a Gun Makes a Shooter Perceive Others as Wielding a Gun, Too

Nearly a decade ago, cognitive psychologist Jessica Witt wondered if the mere act of wielding a firearm could bias someone to perceive another person as wielding one, too -- and more importantly, if ...

AI Tool May Predict Movies' Future Ratings

Researchers, armed with artificial intelligence tools, can rate a movie's content in a matter of seconds, based on the movie script and before a single scene is ...

Marine Fisheries Will Not Offset Farm Losses After Nuclear War

After a nuclear war, wild-catch marine fisheries will not offset the loss of food grown on land, especially if widespread overfishing continues, according to a new study. But effective pre-war ...

Judges' Decisions in Sport Focus More on Vigor Than Skill

Researchers analyzed almost 550 men's and women's mixed martial arts contests, using data collated for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and found the rate at which competitors fight is ...

War Songs and Lullabies Behind Origins of Music

Love is not the primary reason humans developed music. A new evolutionary theory of the origins of music argues more evidence supports music coming from the need for groups to impress allies and ...

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