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Teacher Counselling Improves Student Outcomes

Providing counseling services for teaching staff not only helps improve their mental health and wellbeing, but also provides long-term benefits for their students — and attractive cost-effective outcomes for South…

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What Are The Risks of Discrimination by Algorithm?

Not only companies but state institutions increasingly rely on automated decisions by algorithm-based systems. Their efficiency saves time and money, but also entails many risks of individuals or population groups…

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Turning (More) Fat and Sewage Into Natural Gas

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants…

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Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space

Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming…

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Is Your Drinking Water Safe to Drink?

From Legionella bacteria and non-tuberculous mycobacteria, safe transport of mains water depends on best practice and good policy, environmental health experts say. However, Flinders University academics warn current systems and…

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Pesticides and Children: Who Is Most at Risk?

Studies show that exposure to pesticides — specifically those containing chlorpyrifos, which attack an insect’s nervous system — can harm a child’s physical and mental development. The Centers for Disease…

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Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy

Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego’s Alison Coil, Rhodes College’s David Rupke, and a group of collaborators from around the world…