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Multiyear La Niña Events’ Effects On South And East Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall

Asia’s summer monsoon rainfall is a lifeline for more than two billion people. The long-term average rainfall extremes vary on a year-to-year basis. It is manifested in the form of large-scale floods and droughts, which cause devastating human and economic […]

How Does Rewarding Safe Choices Affect Teen Decision Making In Peer Contexts?

The teen years are known (at least in part) as a time of rebelliousness and risk-taking. This may be the result of brain development. Compared to adult brain activity, teenage brains show heightened sensitivity to rewards, and teens seem to […]

Adolescent Self-Efficacy Is Shaped By Family, School, And Peers

Adolescence is rife with changes and challenges in preparation for the demands of adulthood. Teens are busy learning how to drive, date, and navigate their first jobs, all while gaining independence from their parents. This combination of autonomy and new […]

Environmental Changes In The Late Triassic – A Critical Time In Earth’s History

The evolution of the marine and terrestrial biosphere was affected by several critical periods in Earth’s history which are known as global mass extinctions. Global mass extinction events are defined by the loss of a considerable amount of fossil taxa […]

Does Morality Make Us Make God In Our Own Image?

According to a recent survey, almost half of all Americans suppose that belief in God is necessary in order to be moral. (In fact, this number is down from previous iterations of the survey.) But how, exactly, does morality relate […]

A Simple And Accurate Optical Instrument For Characterizing Optical Properties Of A Material

Light is made of electromagnetic waves, which are composed of a time-varying electric field and time-varying magnetic field. The time-varying electric field can be described as the oscillation behavior of the light waves. The electric field of a coherent light […]

Smart Homes And Their Energy Saving Potential

There is no definite date for the origin of smart homes. The very first projects might date back to the 1930s, when pools were equipped with an automatic vacuum system. Also, there is no standard and unified definition for smart […]

Bees That Rob Honey from Their Neighbors Also Pick Up Dangerous Parasitic Mites

Reports over the last few decades have alerted the public to the ongoing health challenges facing honey bees, our planet’s most economically important pollinator. The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major source of colony losses, and scientists have spent […]

The Least Populated State In The US

Out of the 50 states in the United States of America, which state is the least populated? The least populated state is Wyoming, which can be found in the northwestern United States. Wyoming’s population is slightly more than half of […]

Many Youngsters Suffer From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A study suggests that one in 13 adolescents in England develops post-traumatic stress disorder before their 18th birthday. When one hears of post-traumatic stress disorder, many initially think of soldiers and war missions, but probably not of children and adolescents. […]