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Court wrestles with case on Navy sonar, whales

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over how to resolve a long-running dispute over whether environmental laws may be used to limit the Navy's use of sonar...

Criminal past is no bar to nursing in California

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Times investigation finds the state nurse licensing board allowed sex offenders, drug users and convicts to retain and renew their permits. ...

Donating embryos for research may be easier said than done

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Obstacles include piles of paperwork, choosing the type of medical research, getting the consent of egg and sperm donors or simply finding an organization that will accept the donation. ...

Embryo adoption is no easy mission

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

A Los Angeles woman with unwanted embryos searches for someone to adopt them. But the process is fraught with legal, emotional and health issues. ...

'Dobbing' a strategic move for kids

11 years ago from Science Alert

When kids threaten to 'tell' they're giving their opponent a chance to change their actions, while learning conflict management strategies, new research has found.

How And Why Some Children Become Chronically Abused By Peers

11 years ago from Science Daily

As soon as children are old enough to interact socially, some become entrenched in chronic and increasing patterns of victimization by their peers, according to a new report in the...

Ford feature will let parents set limits for teens

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- So you think junior is a little too lead-footed when he drives the family car? Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will give you the power to...

Individuals With Social Phobia See Themselves Differently

11 years ago from Science Daily

Magnetic resonance brain imaging reveals that patients with generalized social phobia respond differently than others to negative comments about themselves, according to a new report.

Girls Have Harder Time Than Boys Adjusting In Language-learning Environment, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Girls who don’t share a common language may have more difficulty adjusting socially than boys, according to surprising new research looking at language acquisition among young children.

Seeing Race And Seeming Racist? Whites Go Out Of Their Way To Avoid Talking About Race

11 years ago from Science Daily

White people -- including children as young as 10 -- may avoid talking about race so as not to appear prejudiced, according to new research. But that approach often backfires...

The Record Behind the Words: Unpacking ScienceDebate2008

11 years ago from PopSci

Last year a group of six scientists and journalists began compiling a list of the most important science-related questions the presidential candidates should answer. The result was ScienceDebate2008, a project...

Social problems dominate concerns in neighborhoods with unsatisfied residents

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study reveals that the general appearance of a neighborhood is the single most important factor affecting how satisfied residents are about the area where they live.

Obese Diners Choose Convenience And Overeating At Chinese Buffets

11 years ago from Science Daily

When dining at Chinese buffets, overweight individuals serve themselves and eat differently than normal weight individuals. This may lead them to overeat, according to a recent study.

Soothing music significantly reduces stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy

11 years ago from Physorg

Music therapy can reduce psychological stress among pregnant women, according to research just published in a special complementary and alternative therapy medicine issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Hamsters among exotic pets that tots should avoid: U.S. group

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Young children should not have exotic animals as pets because of the risk of disease, says a U.S. pediatrician group.

Bioengineers Fill Holes in Cellular Self-Organization

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The chemical and biological aspects of cellular self-organization are well-studied; less well understood is how cell populations order themselves biomechanically - how their behavior and communication are affected by high...

How Test Tube Babies Changed the World

11 years ago from Live Science

Just over 30 years ago, a baby girl came screaming out of the womb much like any other. It was how she got in there in the first place that...

The science of flirting and teasing

11 years ago from Science Blog

Flirting appears to be a universal -- and I would venture, innate -- human behavior. It is so universal that the degree to which many aspects of it are downright...

Interview: Chemistry is the business

11 years ago from Chemistry World

A V Rama Rao talks to Joanne Thomson about how science has shaped development in India

Our radiation fears are being exploited, charity warns

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Paper dispels public misconception over Wi-Fi, mobile phones and masts

Abe Lincoln's anger revealed in Civil War letter

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Abraham Lincoln's emotions ran high during portions of the Civil War, suggests a newly documented letter, written by the former U.S. president, in which he harshly chastises a couple for...

ICSI Celebrates 20 Years of Computer Science Innovation

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

On October 17th 2008, the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) will host a party celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Asian-white Couples Face Distinct Pregnancy Risks, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Pregnant women who are part of an Asian-white couple face an increased risk of gestational diabetes as compared with couples in which both partners are white, according to a new...

Television Viewing And Aggression: Some Alternative Perspectives

11 years ago from Science Daily

Psychologists investigated the effect that exposure to violent TV programs has on negative behavior in children from different ethnic backgrounds. The results showed a positive relationship between the amount of...

Portable Imaging System Will Help Disaster Response

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers have developed a low-cost, high-resolution imaging system that can be attached to a helicopter to create a complete and detailed picture of an area devastated by a hurricane or...

Gun Shows Do Not Increase Homicides Or Suicides, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study finds no evidence that gun shows lead to substantial increases in either gun-related homicides or suicides.

NSF Grant to Support Decision-making Project

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, believe it's time for a new way of thinking about how people work with one another and how ideas emerge in...

Mark Vernon: Religion can't be explained by evolutionary scientists

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Mark Vernon: Contemporary research that focuses on what people may say about God puts the cart before the horse