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Earl Gregg Swem Library

New Pluto Images from NASA’s New Horizons

Categories: Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-pluto-images-from-nasa-s-new-horizons-it-s-complicated

Images from the New Horizons spacecraft show the surface of Pluto to be more varied than expected. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Poverty in the UK: Statistics

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN07096/SN07096.pdf

Information on the levels and rates of poverty in the United Kingdom, including historical trends and forecasts for future years. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7096

 

The 100,000 Genomes Project

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0504/POST-PN-0504.pdf

Provides an introduction to genomic medicine and an overview of the aims, structure, and major challenges of the British 100,000 Genomes Project. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Immigrants’ Growing Presence in the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Education and Employment Characteristics in 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15328/nsf15328.pdf

Offers statistics on the growth of immigrant scientists and engineers in the U.S. from 2003 to 2013. Also provides information on where they came from and which fields they work in.

From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

USGS Role and Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2015/3059/pdf/fs20153059.pdf

Describes the threat posed by avian influenza, the manner in which it spreads, and the response of the U.S. government to the threat. From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Women’s Leadership Roles in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR380-Women-s-Leadership-Roles-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes where Afghan women have made some small progress in assuming roles of leadership and where they continue to have no active role. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Reported Child Health Status, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Language of Interview: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: African Americans,Children,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr082.pdf

Looks at the health status of four subgroups of school-age children: Hispanic with an English interview, Hispanic with a Spanish interview, and non-Hispanic black and white chidren. Tries to determine if characteristics of children account for subgroup variations in reported health status. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Most Americans’ Hearts Are Older than their Age

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0901-heart-age.html

Agency press release on the concept of “heart age,” how it is measured, what it means, and what causes disparities among people in their heart age. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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