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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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Podcast: Making Crime Prevention Pay
16 February 2013 1:39 pm
BOSTON—Is violent crime more like polio or a car accident? Do we need a vaccine or many small adjustments such as better roads, driver education, and seatbelt laws? At a session here at the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes ScienceNOW), economist Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago argued that there is no one solution to violent crime and that small, light interventions can prevent violent crime and provide large returns on investment.