Larry Christensen

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Men's average height 'up 11cm since 1870s'

<b>The average height of men has risen by almost 11cm since the mid-19th century, experts have found.</b><p>Data was collected on hundreds of thousands of men from 15 European countries.<p>For British men, the average height at age 21 rose from 167.05cm (5ft 5in) in 1871-75 to 177.37cm (5ft 10in) in 1971-75.<p>A …

How many climate migrants will there be?

<b>If politicians are to be believed, migration caused by climate change will cause the world huge problems. One of the latest to repeat the warning is UK shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant, who, like many others before him, said 200 million people may be forced to flee their country. But how</b> …

Oxford University

Labor Day 2013 Week In Review

<b>It’s Labor Day in the USA and Canada. This national holiday on the first Monday of September is sometimes contrasted to International Labor Day</b> …

Failure to thin brush may have worsened California wildfire

(Reuters) - A cluster of controlled fire and tree-thinning projects approved by forestry officials but never funded might have slowed the progress of the massive Rim Fire in California, a wide range of critics said this weekend.<p>The Rim Fire burns at night in this undated United States Forest …

Don't stand so close to me

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now. Or subscribe today for full access.<p>More from <i>Science News</i><p>…

Probing Wikipedia editors’ hive mind for rules on cooperative behavior

Wikipedia acts a bit like one big brain. Similar to how independently firing neurons somehow in aggregate produce thought, independently operating …

The city's independent newspaper, unbossed and unbought | Local, national and world news from a people's perspective

Posted on 06/06/2018 by<p><b>Hundreds rally at the Michigan Treasury Building April 11, 2018 as part of the National Poor People’s Campaign.</b><p>To our readers: …

Return to the rainforest: A son's search for his Amazonian mother

<b>David Good's parents come from different countries - hardly unusual in the US where he was raised. But the 25-year-old's family is far from ordinary - while his father is American, his mother is a tribeswoman living in a remote part of the Amazon. Two decades after she left, David realised he had</b> …

New Jersey

Analysis: Caterpillar plan illustrates risk of variable pay plans

By James B. Kelleher<p>PEORIA, Ill (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc<p>has put workers on notice that its short-term incentive plan, the centerpiece of a …

'Made in USA' on the rise as manufacturing costs drop

Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country's economic clout and the flood of "Made in China" goods, but they may soon have to find something else to complain about.<p>According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the U.S. is fast becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for …

Bullied mice overcome anxiety after light treatment

<b>Scientists have discovered the neurons that can lead mice to become socially anxious when they are bullied.</b><p>These neurons inhibit the release of serotonin, the deficiency of which is linked to social disorders.<p>The team was able to "switch off" these neurons which made the mice resilient to …

Neuroscience

Poverty significantly saps our mental abilities say researchers

<b>Being poor can sap a person's mental resources, research published in the journal Science suggests.</b><p>The work, by an international team, demonstrates how poverty takes its toll on cognitive function, leaving less mental capacity for other tasks.<p>The evidence comes from two studies carried out in India …

The Leveraged Buyout Of America

<i>Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all</i> …

'Time running short' for 'new normal': El-Erian

There's about to be a new look for the "new normal," and investors ought to be prepared, according to the expert who coined the term.<p>At the height of …

Pimco CEO El-Erian: 5 years after Lehman, I\’m a worrywart

Prepare for the crash no one is predicting

Stock market declines, especially the violent kind we refer to as "crashes," are pretty hard to predict.<p>True, for every crash one or two visionaries …

'Broken market'? Why there's more trouble ahead

Prior to Tuesday's action, the mild August drop in the stock market seemed to do little actual structural damage.<p>But the breaking of some key …