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Research Examines Character Concerns Versus Performance In The NFL  |   

There has been a spate of interest recently in criminal behavior among NFL athletes. Research examines the performance of athletes charged with wrongdoing, and raises questions about NFL policy.

Citing Heath, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking  |   

Officials in New York said on Wednesday that the state will ban hydraulic fracturing there. The move follows years of efforts by environmentalists, who have called on the state to ban the practice.

Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As Anyplace Else On Earth  |   

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

Behind The Scenes At The Lab That Fingerprints Microbiomes  |   

Inside the lab, a lone technician sorts through new samples, snipping off swab heads intentionally fouled with fecal material. One head goes to cold storage and the other is processed for sequencing.

Abuse Of Synthetic Drugs Declines Across U.S.  |   

Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.

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