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Monday, March 22, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 22-Mar-2004
American Sociological Review
Exposure to homeless people increases sympathetic public attitudes
Most people living in cities have seen or been approached by homeless people asking for food or money, leading many city governments to pass laws restricting or prohibiting panhandling. A Penn State-led study, however, has found that exposure to homeless people, even when vicarious or indirect, actually improves public attitudes toward homelessness.

Public Release: 22-Mar-2004
National Bureau of Economic Research
Presidential election campaign platforms impact the stock market
Each fluctuation in public opinion about candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore during the 2000 presidential election led to corresponding changes in equity prices of firms aligned with the two candidates, according to a new study by a Brown University economist Brian G. Knight. Bush's ultimate victory in the election resulted in a $100-billion shift in value from Gore-favored to Bush-favored firms.

Public Release: 22-Mar-2004
Current Biology
'His is lighter than mine'
When a subject lifts a heavy box, and sees someone else lifting an object, the subject thinks the other person's box is lighter than it really is. It seems therefore that performing an action influences our perception of an observed action. This is the central finding of a paper published in today's edition of the journal 'Current Biology' from a research team led by Dr Antonia Hamilton of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL).
From Crescat Sententia http://www.crescatsententia.org/
Where are you?
Amanda Butler at 09:02 AM

Paul Goyette at locussolus is trying to create a Chicago blog map by el stop http://www.locussolus.com/chicago/ along the lines of the DC Metro blog map http://www.reenhead.com/map/metroblogmap.html. The south side is currently underrepresented, if anyone would like to help him out by emailing him his (or her, or their, if it's a group blog) blog's relevant info.

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