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Hoping to save lives, researchers seek new methods to stop bombs before they explode

Hoping to save lives, researchers seek new methods to stop bombs before they explode

VIDEO Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been a devastating weapon against United States armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. There have been more than 81,000 IED attacks in Iraq, which have accounted for about two-thirds of the American combat deaths. They have caused an even higher percentage of wounds. For Iraqis, IEDs have caused an…   » Continue Reading

From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes

From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes

Adults often think children live in a color or gender blind world, but children begin to detect race during their first year of life and show signs of stereotyping by age three, says psychologist Rebecca Bigler, director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab. Bigler researches the formation and consequences…   » Continue Reading