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Renegotiating bilateral treaties should not scare off investors

November 4th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Independent Online, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Back in the early 1990s, a newly unshackled South Africa wanted to send a strong signal to financial markets that the country was not hostile to foreign capital…

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Not human but getting closer

September 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Independent Online, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

It may seem uncomfortably close to science fiction, but robots are moving ever nearer to having humanlike abilities to smell, feel and see their surroundings, allowing them to operate more independently and perform some of the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs people don’t want to do…

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“When it comes to a broad, robust exposure in the natural environment and still being able to perform the task,” Atema said, “animals have it all over human engineering.”

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Junk food laws for kids may help – study

August 27th, 2012 in 2012, Independent Online, Mark Glickman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Mark Glickman, School of Public Health

United States laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off…

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Tea can boost chances of pregnancy

April 11th, 2012 in 2012, Elizabeth Hatch, Independent Online, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Elizabeth Hatch, School of Public Health

Two cups of tea a day may help boost a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, according to a study…

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The art of (not) letting go

March 26th, 2012 in 2012, Gail Steketee, Independent Online, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

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Gail Steketee, School of Social Work

“Oh, I wonder how that got there … What is it?” Layla Jade (not her real name) has picked up a folded silver chewing gum wrapper, that has fallen, somehow, on to her carpet…

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