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Recipe for Disaster: How the Dynamic Ingredients of Risk and Exposure Are Changing the Tornado Disaster Landscape
(American Meteorological Society, 2016-06-03)
Tornado disasters and their potential are a product of both hazard risk and underlying physical and social vulnerabilities. This investigation appraises exposure, which is an important component and driver of vulnerability, ...
The floral transcriptomes of four bamboo species (Bambusoideae; Poaceae): support for common ancestry among woody bamboos
(BMC Genomics, 2016-05-20)
Background Next-generation sequencing now allows for total RNA extracts to be sequenced in non-model organisms such as bamboos, an economically and ecologically important group of grasses. Bamboos are divided into three ...
Size Matters: Individual Variation in Ectotherm Growth and Asymptotic Size
(PLOS One, 2016-01-05)
Body size, and, by extension, growth has impacts on physiology, survival, attainment of sexual maturity, fecundity, generation time, and population dynamics, especially in ectotherm animals that often exhibit extensive ...
A juvenile subfossil crocodylian from Anjohibe Cave, Northwestern Madagascar
Madagascar’s subfossil record preserves a diverse community of animals including elephant birds, pygmy hippopotamus, giant lemurs, turtles, crocodiles, bats, rodents, and carnivorans. These fossil accumulations give us a ...
How to Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics (and More): Fundamental Physical Theories and Primitive Ontology
(Open Academic Press, 2016-04)
Quantum mechanics has always been regarded as, at best, puzzling, if not contradictory. The aim of the paper is to explore a particular approach to fundamental physical theories, the one based on the notion of primitive ...
The Intersection of Culture and ICF-CY Personal and Environmental Factors for Alternative and Augmentative Communication
(Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2016)
Clinicians facilitate successful use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). The most clinically competent providers, however, address needs that extend beyond technical AAC use to help clients experience full ...
Risk Assessment of Arsenic in Rice Cereal and Other Dietary Sources for Infants and Toddlers in the U.S.
(International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016-03-25)
Currently, there are no set standards or quantitative guidelines available in the U.S. for arsenic levels in rice cereal, one of the most common first solid foods for infants. The objective of this study was to evaluate ...
The Twenty-First Century Delivery of Legal Services: Thoughts for Legal Education
The twenty-first century lawyer will face rapid and unsettling changes in the way legal services are delivered. Legal futurists foresee many aspects of legal services being delivered more efficiently with the use of ...
The Legislative Veto in Illinois: Why JCAR Review of Agency Rulemaking is Unconstitutional
This Article argues that legislative vetoes of administrative agency rulemaking in Illinois are unlawful under the state’s constitution. It focuses on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (“JCAR”), a bipartisan ...