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Can we feed the 9 billion-plus people anticipated to live on this planet in 2050 without destroying Earth's life support systems? A team of researchers from the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and Germany concluded that it can be done –– by creating a recipe for globally sustainable agriculture.

Researchers report that there is a strong relationship between memory and time perception abilities.  Psychologists have long been interested in the relationship between memory and time.  For example, why is it easier for a person to remember where the car was parked on Tuesday, not Wednesday, for the current week versus last week?

Previous studies have documented that women with disabilities are more likely to be sexually assaulted than women without disabilities. A new study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first population-based investigation to examine sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities. Researchers report that men with disabilities are more than four times more likely to be victimized by sexual assaults compared to men without disabilities.

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, medical and technical products and services, introduces the Protein Interaction Browser, a new application available on SciVerse ScienceDirect.

The end of a California program granting free access to carpool lanes by solo drivers of hybrid cars has unintentionally slowed traffic in all lanes, according to transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

The clean energy economy of the future hinges on a lot of things, chief among them the availability of the scores of rare earth minerals and other elements used to make everything from photovoltaic panels and cellphone displays to the permanent magnets in cutting edge new wind generators. And right out of the gate trouble is brewing over projected growth in demand for these minerals and the security of their supplies.