CORVALLIS, Ore. – The "empty nest" of past generations, in which the kids are grown up and middle-aged adults have more time to themselves, has been replaced in the United States by a nest that's full – kids who can't leave, can't find a job and aging parents who need more help than ever before. According to a new study by researchers at Oregon State University, what was once a life stage of new freedoms, options and opportunities has largely disappeared.
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CORVALLIS, Ore. – With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds – running birds.
New Study Shows 3 Abrupt Pulse of CO2 During Last Deglaciation
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study shows that the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributed to the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago did not occur gradually, but was characterized by three "pulses" in which C02 rose abruptly.
A Child's Poor Decision-making Skills Can Predict Later Behavior Problems, Research Shows
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Could Sleeper Sharks Be Preying on Protected Steller Sea Lions?
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By Michigan State University
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By Concordia University
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By Oregon State University
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