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Large Hadron Collider Rap Video Is a Hit

10 years ago from National Geographic

Even before the Large Hadron Collider fired up, it had spawned a phenomenon never before detected in the universe: a hit rap about physics. Watch the video and get the...

Action As A Goal May Be Too Broad, New Research Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

A series of experiments suggest that society's emphasis on action over inaction may lead to unforeseen consequences. The findings could help understand how common words used in everyday life may...

Sexologists Can Infer A Woman's History of Orgasms By The Way She Walks

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study found that trained sexologists could infer a woman's history of vaginal orgasm by observing the way she walks.

Absent fathers hasten menstruation

10 years ago from Science Alert

Girls who have an absent father early in life are likely to have their first period earlier, which previous studies have linked with health problems.

Judge tentatively upholds charges in ‘cyber-bullying' case

10 years ago from Physorg

A federal judge handed a partial victory Thursday to prosecutors seeking to put a St. Louis-area woman on trial regarding online harassment of a teenage neighbor who later killed herself.

Feature: Sexually deceived by orchids? Well I never!

10 years ago from Science Alert

Man has admired the beauty and scent of the orchid for centuries but many are unaware that they possess other charms and can be sexually deceptive, particularly to insects. New...

Genes May Make Men Less Monogamy-Friendly

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A study shows their DNA may make them less capable of commitment in marriage and other stable relationships, reports Dr. Debbye Turner Bell.

Vatican says not questioning moment of death

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican distanced itself on Wednesday from an article in its newspaper that suggested re-opening the debate on when a person can be considered dead for...

Is There a 'Mozart Effect'? Ask a Neuroscientist and a Musicologist

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Neuroscientists and musicians have learned that looking at the brain on music can yield valuable insights into how the mind works. Yet, University of Arkansas music theorist Elizabeth...

Study: Action words equal diverse conduct

10 years ago from UPI

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. psychologists say they've determined the use of action-oriented words often leads to a wide range of active behaviors.

'Street' Drug Use Down, Rx Drug Abuse Rising: U.S. Report

10 years ago from Live Science

Survey shows young adults moving away from coke, meth but toward prescription meds

ASM Member Robert W. Herbert Elected President of NACE International 2008-2009

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Robert W. "Bob" Herbert, an independent corrosion consultant for Ashland Performance Materials (Dublin, Ohio), will serve as president of NACE International for the 2008-2009 term.

Fear, stress among the poor hinder learning

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

These emotions are a constant for the poverty-stricken. New ideas are emerging to combat the long-term effects. ...

A lower legal drinking age? Health experts, college presidents debate

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

Both sides offer studies that support keeping or lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18.

Sue Blackmore: Those who teach our children science have a duty to reveal the workings of nature

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Sue Blackmore: Those who teach our children science have a duty to reveal the workings of nature – even if it means challenging their faith

Report: US drug use shows little change in 2007

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year as supplies dried up, leading to higher prices and reduced purity, the government reports. Overall use...

Researchers Create Animal Model Of Chronic Stress

10 years ago from Science Daily

In an effort to better understand how chronic stress affects the human body, researchers have created an animal model that shows how chronic stress affects behavior, physiology and reproduction. Developing...

True Extent Of Self-harm Amongst Teenagers Revealed

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research reveals that one in four cases of self-harm go unreported and one in five occur under the influence of alcohol. Also, six in ten ‘self-harmers’ mention suicidal wishes....

Participating In Religion May Make Adolescents From Certain Races More Depressed

10 years ago from Science Daily

One of the few studies to look at the effects of religious participation on the mental health of minorities suggests that for some of them, religion may actually be contributing...

Deep-voiced deer are luckier in love

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

This new finding might do Barry White proud — deeper voices can help male deer get it on.

Research suggests that cigarettes' power may not be in nicotine itself

10 years ago from Physorg

There may be a very good reason why coffee and cigarettes often seem to go hand in hand. A Kansas State University psychology professor's research suggests that nicotine's power may...

With over-weight kids the norm, parents are asking how much a toddler should eat

10 years ago from Physorg

Where does the American tendency to become overweight begin? With 20 percent of Montana high school students being overweight and 10 percent of those qualifying as obese, the question is...

Back to school: Packin' healthy lunches for your munchkins

10 years ago from CBC: Health

It's that time of year again where everyone is hitting the grocery store looking for fun ideas for lunches to beat the brown bag blahs. With the latest outbreak of...

Acupuncture may hold promise for women with hormone disorder

10 years ago from Physorg

Getting pregnant with her first child was difficult, but when Rebecca Killmeyer of Charlottesville, Va. experienced a miscarriage during her second pregnancy, she wasn't sure if she would ever have...

Baby's smell tamps down dad's testosterone levels

10 years ago from Physorg

Does eau de infant make dad a better parent? It does, it seems, if you are a common marmoset, a New World monkey known for its collaborative approach to rearing...

iRobot Introduces its Pet and Pro Series

10 years ago from Physorg

Today, iRobot has just announced a new line of robotic friends. Their Pet Series includes: the iRobot Roomba Pet Series and Professional Series Vacuum Cleaning Robots. As the name implies,...

Poor mental health found among young offenders

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adolescent girls in young offender institutions are particularly vulnerable to depression, a large-scale study led by Oxford University has shown. The researchers have found incidences of mental health...

Daddy, I'm in love... and he looks just like you!

10 years ago from Physorg

Men tend to wind up with life partners who look like their mother, while a woman is lured to a partner who looks like her father, scientists reported on Wednesday.