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  1. Research

    Viewing biodiversity through the lens of science…and art!

    With global environmental sustainability at the crossroads, approaches are needed to build an ecologically literate culture for collective societal navigation through the intricacies of swift environmental cha...

    David G. Angeler

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1174

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  2. Research

    Disruptive behavior among elementary students in physical education

    The aim of this study was to determine which disruptive behaviors occur most often in physical education (PE) classes, and to identify the existence of a pattern of behavior that leads to this disruptive behav...

    José López Jiménez, Alfonso Valero-Valenzuela, M. Teresa Anguera and Arturo Díaz Suárez

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1154

    Published on: 22 July 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:1364

  3. Research

    On explicatures, cancellability and cancellation

    Within the Gricean framework only what is conversationally implicated is cancellable, whereas what is conventionally implicated and what is said cannot be cancelled without giving rise to contradiction. In th...

    Gregor Walczak

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1115

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  4. Research

    Can China afford rapid aging?

    China’s rapid aging has caused widespread concern, but it seems that the situations and consequences of rapid aging are not adequately acknowledged. This study analyzed the problem of ageing in China from the...

    Quanbao Jiang, Shucai Yang and Jesús J. Sánchez-Barricarte

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1107

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  5. Research

    Development of a comprehensive measure of spatial access to HIV provider services, with application to Atlanta, Georgia

    No existing measures of HIV care access consider both spatial proximity to services and provider-related characteristics in a single measure. We developed and applied a tool to: (1) quantify spatial access to ...

    Sharoda Dasgupta, Michael R. Kramer, Eli S. Rosenberg, Travis H. Sanchez and Patrick S. Sullivan

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:984

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  6. Research

    Cultural transmission of civic attitudes

    In this empirical paper we attempt to measure the separate influence on civic engagement of educational attainment and cultural transmission of civic attitudes. Unlike most of the previous empirical works on t...

    Daniel Miles-Touya and Máximo Rossi

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:949

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  7. Research

    How relevant is environmental quality to per capita health expenditures? Empirical evidence from panel of developing countries

    Developing countries have witnessed economic growth as their GDP keeps increasing steadily over the years. The growth led to higher energy consumption which eventually leads to increase in air pollutions that ...

    Adamu Yahaya, Norashidah Mohamed Nor, Muzafar Shah Habibullah, Judhiana Abd. Ghani and Zaleha Mohd Noor

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:925

    Published on: 29 June 2016

  8. Meeting report

    The value of cultural diversity: rhetoric and reality

    This report is meant to summarize the discussion themes introduced in the Fellows Day session of the 9th Biennial Congress of the International Academy of Intercultural Research held in Bergen, Norway June 28,...

    Milton J. Bennett

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:897

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  9. Research

    Adpositions and presuppositions

    This paper looks at presuppositions of adpositions, a topic which has not been examined much, in spite of the very large body of work on presuppositions. Some earlier assertions about adpositional presuppositi...

    Alan Reed Libert

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:858

    Published on: 24 June 2016

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