Legal Marijuana Stores Lead To Increases In Property Crime

By Newsroom America Staff at 28 Apr 17:06

Legal marijuana shops are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas, according to a nearly three-year study in Denver.

Staking Self-Worth On The Pursuit Of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

28 Apr 15:02 | U.S. News

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.read more »

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Winemakers Lose Billions Of Dollars Every Year Due To Natural Disasters

28 Apr 13:07 | World

Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses of more than ten billion US dollars from damaged assets, production losses, and lost profits due to extreme weather events and natural disasters. read more »

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Mortgage Rates Show Slight Rebound

28 Apr 11:03 | Business

After falling for three consecutive weeks, mortgage rates reversed course this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.19 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Afghanistan Casualties Remain High In First Quarter

28 Apr 09:09 | World

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has urged all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties.read more »

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System Can 3-D Print An Entire Building

27 Apr 17:12 | SciTech

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.read more »

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Several EPA Programs Face Possible Elimination Under Trump Proposal

27 Apr 15:09 | U.S. News

The Trump administration's proposed plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes completely defunding several programs related to climate change, public health and pollution, according to an internal agency memo that was leaked to the media last month. read more »

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UK Government's Counterterrorism Strategy Is Having Little Impact In The NHS

27 Apr 13:08 | World

NHS organisations are obliged by law to report people it fears at risk of becoming terrorists under the Prevent strategy - part of the UK government's counterterrorism plan aimed at stopping people becoming terrorists. read more »

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Researcher Says Customized Content On Political Websites Hurts Democracy

27 Apr 11:08 | U.S. News

Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Communication and an expert in the political effects of communication technology.read more »

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Chernobyl 31 Years On: International Cooperation Still Needed To Address Consequences

27 Apr 09:01 | World

The United Nations has commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.read more »

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Study Finds 33 Percent Of Seafood Sold In Six DC Eateries Mislabeled

26 Apr 15:08 | U.S. News

Scientists at the George Washington University used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled--although in most cases with species that are either closely related or considered acceptable alternatives for menu listing.read more »

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In A Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need To Be Revisited

26 Apr 13:09 | World

New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology that put the 'freedom of the mind' at risk have been proposed in the journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy.read more »

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Malaria Sickening Thousands In US And Racking Up Millions In Healthcare Costs

26 Apr 11:04 | U.S. News

Though transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. appear to be far more common than generally appreciated as a steady stream of travelers returns home with the dangerous mosquito-borne disease. read more »

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Starvation Looms For 20 Million People

26 Apr 09:01 | World

If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the Food and Agricultural Organization warned. read more »

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Snapchat & Instagram Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

24 Apr 17:10 | U.S. News

A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. read more »

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Study Finds Obesity As Top Cause Of Preventable Life-Years Lost

24 Apr 15:06 | SciTech

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.read more »

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In Experiments On Earth, Testing Possible Building Blocks Of Alien Life

24 Apr 13:01 | World

Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids--building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth--that might feasibly form the basis of extraterrestrial life. read more »

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Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% In March

24 Apr 11:14 | Business

Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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Cuba Needs New Laws And Stronger Action Targeting Human Trafficking: Expert

24 Apr 09:00 | World

A human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against offenders. read more »

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BP Oil Spill Did $17.2 Billion In Damage To Natural Resources, Scientists Find

21 Apr 17:15 | SciTech

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.read more »

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California Cities Dominate List Of Nation's Most Polluted Regions

21 Apr 15:18 | U.S. News

The American Lung Association's State of the Air 2017 report found California has the dubious distinction of being home to the majority of the Top 10 cities with ozone and particle pollution in the United States. read more »

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Antarctica's Biodiversity Is Under Threat

21 Apr 13:35 | World

A unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world.read more »

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Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth Through 2019

21 Apr 11:10 | Business

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much of 2019, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate.read more »

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Middle East Engulfed By 'Perfect Storm' That Threatens International Peace

21 Apr 09:06 | World

Reporting on the dire situation across the Middle East region, marked by the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, fractured societies, proliferation of non-State actors and unbelievable human suffering, an envoy reiterated the need for a surge in diplomacy for peace to ease the suffering of innocent civilians. read more »

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First Evidence For Higher State Of Consciousness Found

20 Apr 17:17 | SciTech

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex.read more »

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Study Ranks Which Production Attributes Are Most Important To Consumers

20 Apr 15:09 | U.S. News

For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether the milk is organic, and so on.read more »

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Ocean Current Dumps Plastic In Remote Arctic Waters

20 Apr 13:08 | World

The Arctic Ocean is a dead-end for plastics floating in the North Atlantic, a new study reports. The study confirms that plastics are abundant and widespread in seas east of Greenland and north of Scandinavia, even though human populations - contributors of plastic waste - are low there.read more »

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Immigrant Backlash Not Impacting Hiring Of Job Candidates Born Outside The United States

20 Apr 11:03 | U.S. News

In the midst of ongoing debate around immigration, U.S. employers plan to reach beyond borders to help fill U.S. jobs. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a third of employers (33 percent) say they plan to hire immigrant workers in 2017, with 16 percent planning to do so in the second quarter.read more »

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Discovery Of More Mass Graves Reveal 'Unfolding Horror' In DR Congo

20 Apr 09:08 | World

Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC).read more »

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Social Networks An Ideal Stage For Narcissists To Showcase Themselves

19 Apr 17:30 | Entertainment

(Newsroom America) -- Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by psychologists from Würzburg and Bamberg shows.read more »

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More than Half of Americans Feel More Informed Due to Recent Political Events

19 Apr 15:10 | U.S. News

While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about current affairs than before the Presidential election, according to a new study.read more »

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