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Life on Mars could exist if it weren’t for Jupiter – Newshub

A study shows other solar systems could have up to seven habitable planets.

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The study found some solar systems could hold up to seven planets capable of sustaining oceans.
But in our solar system, because Jupiter is two-and-a-half times larger than all of the other planets in our solar system it disrupts their orbits, which has an effect on their habitability.
Kane says solar systems are likely to have more habitable planets if their orbits are circular rather than oval and there are no disruptive planets like Jupiter.
The study worked by creating a simulation of pla…

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Dignity and respect go a long way in county jail, new research shows – Phys.org

A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study indicates a little respect and decency can go a long way in improving some aspects of America’s criminal justice system.

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A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study indicates a little respect and decency can go a long way in improving some aspects of America’s criminal justice system.
Matt Richie, an assistant criminal justice professor at UWO, recently published “Managing the Rabble with Dignity and Respect,” in the Journal of Crime and Justice, a publication of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.
Richie, who studies jail recidivism and operations as well as pre-trial/post-conviction treatment diversion pr…

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Broader view of sexuality in prisons needed to help inmates reintegrate into society: study – Phys.org

A narrow, outdated understanding of sexuality in prisons is causing serious psychological harm to male inmates, according to psychology research from the University of Alberta.

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A narrow, outdated understanding of sexuality in prisons is causing serious psychological harm to male inmates, according to psychology research from the University of Alberta.
“Sexual identityand the manner by which identity or identities are shaped and reshaped within prisons’ culturesappears to be a very significant and far-reaching aspect of imprisonment,” said James Horley, a retired psychology professor, now adjunct, at Augustana campus and a therapist with decades of experience treating …

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Coronavirus: have we already missed the opportunity to build a better world? – Phys.org

Many people like to say that the coronavirus is teaching us a lesson, as if the pandemic were a kind of morality play that should lead to a change in our behaviour. It shows us that we can make big shifts quickly if we want to. That we can build back better. …

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Many people like to say that the coronavirus is teaching us a lesson, as if the pandemic were a kind of morality play that should lead to a change in our behaviour. It shows us that we can make big shifts quickly if we want to. That we can build back better. That social inequality is starkly revealed at times of crisis. That there is a “magic money tree”. The idea that crisis leads to change was also common during the financial crunch over a decade ago, but that didn’t produce any lasting transf…

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