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Did Chile's traffic law reform push police enforcement? Understanding Chile's traffic fatalities and injuries reduction - Nazif-Munoz JI, Quesnel-Vallée A, Van den Berg A.
The objective of the current study is to determine to what extent the reduction of Chile's traffic fatalities and injuries during 2000-2012 was related to the police traffic enforcement increment registered after the introduction of its 2005 tr... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Parental practices and pedestrian risk behaviors in Chilean adolescents - Herrera AC, Repetto PB.
BACKGROUND: Traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in Chile. However, few studies have examined this behavior among this age group. Parental practices have a great influence on risk behaviors in adolescen... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Domestic violence in Chile - León T, Grez M, Prato JA, Torres R, Ruiz S.
According to recent surveys, there is a high prevalence of domestic violence (DV) in Chile. A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, Scielo, and Lilacs with the MesH terms "Chile", "Mental Health", "Health", "Domestic Violence", to explore the impact o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Chilean abortion paradox: Even when prohibited by law, abortion rates decrease
(MELISA Institute) Over decades, the notion that restricting access to induced abortion is detrimental to maternal health has been widely accepted. Paradoxically, recent studies suggest that this may be an erroneous idea in Chile, a country where induced abortion is prohibited. Studies conducted in this country confirm a significant decrease in mortality and morbidity related to induced abortion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Explaining Chile's traffic fatality and injury reduction for 2000-2012 - Nazif-Munoz JI, Quesnel-Vallée A, Van den Berg A.
The objective of the current study is to determine the contribution of Chile's 2005 traffic law reform, police enforcement, and road investment infrastructure to the reduction of traffic fatalities and severe injuries from 2000 to 2012. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Psychopathy and crime: comparisons and differences between sexual offenders and ordinary criminals at a prison in Chile - Cabrera-Sánchez J, Gallardo-Vergara R, González-Moraga FR, Navarrete-Castro R.
In this research a comparison relating to psychopathy was made between sexual offenders and ordinary criminals in a prison in Chile. The sample consisted of 57 sexual aggressors and 82 common delinquents, all of them convicted and held at the correction fa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

‘Therapeutic Abortion’ Could Soon Be Legal in Chile
Alicia is one of the millions of Chilean women who have had an illegal, unsafe abortion because in their country terminating a pregnancy is punishable with up to five years in prison, regardless of the circumstances. Now the country is moving towards legalising therapeutic abortion. Credit: Marianela Jarroud/IPSBy Marianela JarroudSANTIAGO, Sep 24 2014 (IPS)Chile, one of the most conservative countries in Latin America, is getting ready for an unprecedented debate on the legalisation of therapeutic abortion, which is expected to be approved this year.In Chile, more than 300,000 illegal abortions are practiced annually &nda...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Marianela Jarroud Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Cate Source Type: news

A national study of health care service utilization and substance use after the 2010 chilean earthquake - Garfin DR, Juth V, Silver RC, Ugalde FJ, Linn H, Inostroza M.
OBJECTIVE: A national epidemiological survey in Chile assessed adaptive (health care utilization) and maladaptive (substance use) postearthquake behaviors. METHODS: Three months after the 8.8-magnitude 2010 Bio-Bio earthquake, face-to-face intervie... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trust via disasters: the case of Chile's 2010 earthquake - Dussaillant F, Guzmán E.
Chile has a long-standing history of natural disasters and, in particular, earthquakes. The latest big earthquake hit Chile on 27 February 2010 with a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale. As an event that had a profound impact on significant portions of ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Chile ‘not benefitting enough from big astronomy’
Chilean astronomers say telescope developers should be contributing more to the country’s scientific development. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study of Chilean quake shows potential for future earthquake
Near real-time analysis of the April 1 earthquake in Iquique, Chile, showed that the 8.2 event occurred in a gap on the fault unruptured since 1877 and that the April event was not what the scientists had expected, according to an international team of geologists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Socio-demographic characteristics, subjective well-being, and homophobia experienced by a sample of gay men from three cities in Chile - Barrientos-Delgado J, Cárdenas-Castro M, Gómez-Ojeda F.
This article describes the socio-demographic characteristics of a sample of gay men in three cities in Chile, as well as experience with homophobia and subjective well-being. Snowball sampling was used to interview 325 gay men. The main findings included h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

2010 Chilean earthquake causes icequakes in Antarctica
In March of 2010, the ice sheets in Antarctica vibrated a bit more than usual because of something more than 3,000 miles away: the 8.8-magnitude Chilean earthquake. A new study is the first to indicate that Antarctica's frozen ground is sensitive to seismic waves from distant earthquakes. Some of the icequakes were quick bursts and over in less than one second. Others were long duration, tremor-like signals up to 10 seconds. They occurred in various parts of the continent, including seismic stations along the coast and near the South Pole. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

It all depends on the beholder: decolonizing the concept of gender-based violence against Aymara women in Northern Chile - Zapata-Sepúlveda P, Jara-Labarthé V, Espinoza-Verdejo A.
This article arose out of the interests and concerns of a group of Chilean social science researchers (psychology, social work, and philosophy) who wanted to reflect upon and analyze the phenomenon of gender-based domestic violence among urban Aymara women... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trends in suicide mortality in Chile from 1998 to 2011 - Otzen T, Sanhueza A, Manterola C, Escamilla-Cejudo JA.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is an important public health problem accounting for an important proportion of deaths in Chile. AIM: To describe trends in suicide mortality in Chile between 1998 and 2011, by year, region, sex and age. Material and Methods: A ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at WHOI and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic creatures are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mountain top blown up to make way for world ’s largest telescope – watch again | Stuart Clark
Construction of the E-ELT monster telescope starts on Thursday with the blasting of a million tonnes of rock from a mountain top. Watch the livestream belowIt was one of the last places on Earth I expected to get a mobile signal. And in a few hours' time it won't exist at all.Between 17:30 and 19:30 BST, theEuropean Southern Observatorywill blast the top off Cerro Armazones, a 3,000-metre-high mountain in the Chilean Andes. And the world can watch it happen live via the player embedded below.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Space Science Alien life Chile Source Type: news

Mountain top in Chile to be blasted off for Extremely Large Telescope
Most ambitious project yet for European Southern Observatory will be large enough to search for life on other planets Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science editor Tags: Astronomy Alien life Space Science Chile Americas World news Source Type: news

Morocco: UN Recognizes Chile, China and Morocco for Progress On Fighting Hunger, Malnutrition
[UN News]Chile, China and Morocco today joined a growing group of countries that are making successful strides in fighting hunger and malnutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN recognizes Chile, China and Morocco for progress on fighting hunger, malnutrition
Chile, China and Morocco today joined a growing group of countries that are making successful strides in fighting hunger and malnutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chilean scientists make huge fossil find
Remains of ichthyosaur, which lived between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods, unearthed in Torres del Paine national park Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Santiago Tags: Fossils Evolution Biology Science Chile Americas World news Source Type: news

Dinosaur 'graveyard' discovered in Chile - video
Scientists have uncovered a graveyard with at least 46 specimens of nearly complete ichthyosaurs skeletons in Chile's Patagonia region as melting glaciers reveal new clues into the prehistoric creatures of South America. The dolphin-like creatures, whose Greek name means 'fish lizards,' were a group of large, fast-swimming marine reptiles that swam the seas about 245m to 90m years ago, during the Mesozoic Era, between the Triassic and Cretaceous Eras Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Chile Americas Science World news Source Type: news

Vast ‘fish lizard’ graveyard discovered under melting glacier in Chile could reveal how the ancient ichthyosaurs became extinct
Scientists have discovered a vast graveyard of ancient marine reptiles, hidden under a glacier in Chile, that could change our understanding of how the species lived, died – and ultimately became extinct altogether. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - June 4, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Archaeology Source Type: news

Chilean Students Discover 7,000-Year-Old Mummy
Chilean students participating in an archaeological dig on Saturday near the Peruvian border hit paleontological gold after discovering the remains of a 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummy. Officials from the Chilean National Heritage Office were sent to the dig site in Chile’s Morro de Arica to commence a complete investigation into the recovered remains. A large number of historical artifacts have reportedly been forced to the surface in swaths of the northern parts of the country following a massive 8.2 earthquake that rocked the area in April, according to AFP. Mummies from the Chinchorro culture are among some of th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Stout Tags: Uncategorized 7000-year-old mummy Chile Chinchorro culture Paleontology Source Type: news

Volunteers Map Fire-Affected Neighborhoods in Chile
When news of a major fire in Valparaíso, Chile made headlines on Monday, some people sent donations. Some people took to social media. And some people mapped. Not wasting any time, digital volunteers gathered at the American Red Cross headquarters Monday morning, grabbed some caffeine and began to make a detailed map of neighborhoods affected by the fire. The volunteers were in town attending a conference about OpenStreetMap—crowd-sourced mapping technology that’s been called the “Wikipedia of maps.” They congregated at the Red Cross building to work on individual projects, but when they hear...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: Introduction Mapping Uncategorized Volunteers chile fire South America Source Type: news

More Earthquakes for Chile? Seismic gap has not been closed
After the strong earthquake that struck Chile on April 2 (CEST), numerous aftershocks, some of them of a considerable magnitude, have struck the region around Iquique. Seismologists doubt that the strong earthquake closed the local seismic gap and decreased the risk of a large earthquake. On the contrary, initial studies of the rupture process and the aftershocks show that only about a third of the vulnerable zone broke. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Coastal Towns Prep Tourists for Tsunami Threats
Editor’s note: Jenelle Eli traveled last week to coastal Ecuador, where the American Red Cross prepares communities for emergencies and disasters.   Familiar phrases every person hears before going on a trip: Call me when you land. Don’t walk by yourself at night. Please just be careful. Whether I’m traveling for work or hitting the road with friends, my parents never fail to utter these phrases — sometimes twice. And really, who can blame them? Even the most seasoned of travelers can find themselves in sticky situations when visiting unfamiliar towns and environments—especially when i...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: International Preparedness chile eartquake Ecuador South America tsunami Source Type: news

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Chile: Thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast
A large earthquake struck off Chile on April 1, 2014 at 23:46:46 UTC, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake in northern Chile occurred as the result of thrust faulting at shallow depths near the Chilean coast. The location and mechanism of the earthquake are consistent with slip on the primary plate boundary interface, or megathrust, between the Nazca and South America plates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Magnitude-8.2 Quake Strikes Northern Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific off Chile’s northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in case of a tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 and struck 61 miles (99 kilometers) northwest of Iquique, Chile, at 8:46 p.m. It hit in an area that has been rocked by numerous quakes over the past two weeks. The latest tremor shook buildings in parts of the nearby nations of Bolivia and Peru. (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: alexishauk Tags: Uncategorized Chile Earthquake Source Type: news

The role of school context on marijuana use in Chile: a classroom-level analysis - Araos C, Cea M, Fernández M, Valenzuela E.
In the Chilean school system, classrooms are stable settings and constitute a closed socialization context. Through multilevel analysis, this article examines the association between classroom composition and students' marijuana consumption. Under the theo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Massive violent death and contested national mourning in post-authoritarian Chile and Argentina: a sociocultural application of the dual process model - Robben AC.
This article uses the dual process model (DPM) in an analysis of the national mourning of tens of thousands of disappeared in Chile and Argentina by adapting the model from the individual to the collective level where society as a whole is bereaved. Perpet... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Proposing a data mining scaffolding for preventing harmful alcohol consumption in Chilean adolescents - Villalón C M, Cuellar C.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent alcohol and drug consumption are important public health problems in the Chilean young population. AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the potential ofa data mining approach in scaffolding policy making, using the particula... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ecological Stories Uncovered With Whale Bones In Chile
Several years ago, construction workers in Chile found whale fossils from 6 to 9 million years ago. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Nick Pyenson, a paleontologist with the Smithsonian, who helped remove the fossils.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whale graveyard shows mass stranding of species millions of years ago
Chilean site branded most diverse on planet for marine mammals after Pan-American highway roadworks discoveryA mass graveyard of fossilised whales unearthed in Chile was created by four separate strandings over a period of 10,000 years, scientists believe.The skeletons of dozens of baleen whales were found in ancient sandstones beside the Pan-American Highway in the Atacama region of north Chile, where they are thought to have lain undetected for between 6m and 9m years.In an article published in the Royal Society journal, researchers explain the animals ate toxic algae before being washed into an estuary and eventually on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday Tags: theguardian.com Evolution Biology Americas Marine life World news Cetaceans Archaeology Whales Dinosaurs Fossils Zoology Environment Science Chile Source Type: news

Chile's five-million-year-old whale graveyard explained by scientists
Scientists believe they can now explain the mystery of a graveyard of whales discovered beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile, in what was described as one of the most significant fossil discoveries in recent years.     (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - February 26, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Archaeology Source Type: news

Temperature and ecology: Rival Chilean barnacles keep competition cool
A lot of research shows that temperature can strongly influence species interactions and sometimes shape the appearance and functioning of biological communities. That's why a newly published finding that changes in temperature did not alter the competitive balance of power between two rival species of Chilean barnacles is an ecological surprise. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Temperature and ecology: Rival Chilean barnacles keep competition cool
(Brown University) A lot of research shows that temperature can strongly influence species interactions and sometimes shape the appearance and functioning of biological communities. That's why a newly published finding that changes in temperature did not alter the competitive balance of power between two rival species of Chilean barnacles is an ecological surprise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption among Chilean adolescents: Examining individual, peer, parenting and environmental factors - Sanhueza GE, Delva J, Bares CB, Grogan-Kaylor A.
This study examined whether adolescents from Santiago, Chile who had never drunk alcohol differed from those who had drunk alcohol but who had never experienced an alcohol-related problem, as well as from those who had drunk and who had experienced a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior and psychiatric disorders in Chile. A population-based study - Silva D, Vicente B, Saldivia S, Kohn R.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal behavior ranges from ideation to consummation of suicide. In Chile, rates of suicide increased from 4.8 to 12.7/100,000 in the period 1992-2009. AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of suicidal behavior and its relationship with sociodemogr... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The role of peers and parents in predicting alcohol consumption among Chilean youth - Han Y, Grogan-Kaylor A, Delva J, Castillo M.
This study estimated marginal associations of parent- and peer-related measures to examine the different patterns of lifetime ever-use and frequency of alcohol consumption among adolescents in Santiago, Chile (N=918). Probit and negative binomial models we... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the AQ Aggression Scale in Chilean students - Valdivia-Peralta M, Fonseca-Pedrero E, González-Bravo L, Lemos-Giráldez S.
BACKGROUND: The Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) evaluates aggressive behaviours and is used to assess manifestations of aggression. METHODS: At different points in time, 346 Chilean university students participated in the validation of the ins... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

GSA Bulletin covers the US, Italy, Iran, Jamaica, Chile, and Argentina, and China
(Geological Society of America) Learn more about river morphology in Oregon; coastal responses to sea level; the Tertiary Sabzevar Range, Iran; carbon-dioxide sequestration; fault systems in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica; Villarrica Volcano, Chile; landslide modeling; the southern Bighorn Arch, Wyoming; high-diversity plant fossil assemblages of the Salamanca Formation, Argentina; Upper Cretaceous strata, Western Interior Seaway; stratigraphy in Italy; the Soreq drainage, Israel; faulting in Surprise Valley, California; and the Qiantang River estuary, eastern China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Perception of neighborhood crime and drugs increases cardio-metabolic risk in Chilean adolescents - Martinez SM, Blanco E, Delva J, Burrows R, Reyes M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S.
PURPOSE: Studies report an association between neighborhood risk and both obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors (CMR) among adolescents. Here we describe the effect of perceived neighborhood risk on adiposity and CMR among Chilean adolescents. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Night visions: Darren Almond's full-moon landscapes
Taken over the course of half an hour at night, Darren Almond's images expose what happens when 'you give the landscape longer to express itself'At least two guiding spirits hover around To Leave a Light Impression, the new show by British artist Darren Almond at White Cube, Bermondsey. The most obvious is Charles Darwin, in whose footsteps Almond followed to make several of his images. The other is the lesser-known Scottish nature writer, Nan Shepherd, whose book, The Living Mountain, provides the exhibition's epigraph:"So there I lie on the plateau, under me the central core of fire from which was thrust the grumbli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sean O'Hagan Tags: theguardian.com Photography Charles Darwin Argentina Art The moon Art and design Scotland Editorial Environment Science Chile Source Type: news

Chile's Dakar Rally criticised by greens, archaeologists and indigenous groups
Chilean government defends motor-sport rally as archaeologists say nearly half of ancient sites on 10,000km route are damagedThe Dakar Rally of 500 off-road vehicles bumping and skidding through clouds of dust may be one of the world of motor sport's most spectacular sights but archaeologists, environmentalists and indigenous groups are warning the 14-day event is ruining Chile's ancient heritage.Chilean government studies seen by the Guardian confirm the damage done to geoglyphs, protected sites, burial grounds and tracks on the Inca trail during previous races, but such is the race's importance for tourism that it has on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: The Guardian Sport News Archaeology Land rights Endangered species Deserts Motor sport Environment Indigenous peoples Chile World news Source Type: news

Pilot program to let US high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station
(National Science Foundation) Three high-school students and a teacher from Wisconsin will participate in a joint pilot program of the US and Chilean Antarctic programs that will send them to a Chilean research station this February for hands-on experience with Antarctic environments and ecosystems research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez Bridge during the 2010 Chile earthquake - Wang Z, Chen G, Yen P, Buckle I.
This paper presents a case study of the Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez Bridge, which experienced significant damage during an earthquake that occurred in Chile on February 27, 2010. Supported by reinforced concrete and steel columns of varying heights, th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Epidemiology of Pediatric Facial Trauma in Chile: A retrospective study of 7,617 cases in 3 years - Collao-González C, Carrasco-Labra A, Sung-Hsieh HH, Cortés-Araya J.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology of facial trauma injuries in a group of Chilean children aged 15 years or less. Study design: Retrospective study of case series. Between 2006 and 2009, clinical records of 293,090 patients were reviewed. Data of pa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of the Davidson Trauma Scale in its original and a new shorter version in people exposed to the F-27 earthquake in Chile - Leiva-Bianchi MC, Araneda AC.
BACKGROUND: On February 27, 2010 (F-27), an earthquake and tsunami occurred having a significant impact on the mental health of the Chilean population, leading to an increase in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). OBJECTIVES: Within this contex... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Eyewitness: Atacama desert, Chile
Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 24, 2013 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Astronomy Technology Editorial Chile World news Source Type: news