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Feature: Mobile phone health an elusive call

11 years ago from Science Alert

Bianca Nogrady examines the latest research into mobile phone safety, and discovers the challenge of testing for a health effect when you're not exactly sure what you're looking for.

The X Chromosome and the Case against Monogamy

11 years ago from Scientific American

Researchers report genetic evidence bolstering the socially contentious idea that polygyny--the mating practice where some males dominate reproduction by fathering children with several women--was the norm for sexual behavior throughout...

Brand Attitudes Improve When Product Is Paired With Favorable Actor

11 years ago from Science Daily

Love a rap artist’s music, and you may develop fond feelings for the products placed in that artist’s rap video. But, researchers recently found that the evaluation of brand decreases...

Workers More Prone To Lie In E-mail, And Feel Justified In Lying

11 years ago from Science Daily

A pair of recent studies suggest that E-mail is the most deceptive form of communications in the workplace -- even more so than more traditional kinds of written communications, like...

Brain Imaging Study Provides New Insight Into Why People Pay Too Much In Auctions

11 years ago from Science Daily

Auctions are an old and widely used method for allocating goods that have become increasingly common with the advent of internet auctions sites such as Ebay. Previous economic research has...

Watching violence may make people mean

11 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Watching cruel behavior on screen can make people mean and malicious, research on the behavior of British students indicates.

Learning From Mistakes Only Works After Age 12, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback, whereas negative feedback scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Expert: Kids more at risk from cell phones... White Rabbit candy recalled... Rocks may be world's oldest... Gulf Stream going strong... Health/Science news from UPI.

UW science photo takes second in national contest

11 years ago from Physorg

With a photograph that embodies the unexpected - and sometimes breathtaking - outcomes of science, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Jenna Eun has won second place in the...

Swiss pilot reschedules channel-crossing event

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy will try to cross the English Channel using his homemade jet-propelled wing Friday, a day after the thrill-seeking pilot canceled his attempt due...

Are we spending too much on health?

11 years ago from Physorg

In this poor economic climate and period of lower growth is it time to consider limiting spending on healthcare budgets? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today.

Martin Gardner Interview

11 years ago from Science Blog

Three years ago, Martin Gardner???s good friend, MAA Editorial Director Don Albers interviewed him at length about his childhood, the roots of his fascination with math, and about his career....

Economist Says Current Financial Crisis Is First And Foremost A Crisis Of Confidence

11 years ago from Science Daily

The current financial crisis is first and foremost a crisis of confidence. The tip of the iceberg may be the subprime mortgage crisis and its immediate aftermath, but the roots...

Avid Online Role-players Do Not Fit Gamer Stereotypes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Players of online role-playing games tend to be older and fitter than suggested by popular stereotypes, survey finds. Older players also log more playing time, and women tend to be...

Obama Rolls Out List of Nobel Supporters

11 years ago from Science NOW

Star-studded roster embraces his science and innovation platform

Probing Question: Will digital actors replace humans in Hollywood?

11 years ago from Physorg

They look like real actors, they walk like real actors, they talk like real actors. But with these stars there are no contentious contract negotiations or on-set meltdowns. They do...

HPV vaccine refused by 2 Alberta Catholic school boards

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Two Alberta Catholic school boards will not be offering a controversial vaccine to Grade 5 girls this fall.

N.B. pathologists too busy to do peer reviews: expert

11 years ago from CBC: Health

One of the pathologists called in to check Dr. Rajgopa Menon's work after the New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons received complaints about him said peer review is important,...

Most elementary schools in California will fail to meet proficiency requirements by 2014

11 years ago from Physorg

How well students and schools - from kindergarten through high school - succeed in mastering a curriculum that includes English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and the social and...

UNC project helps students with mental illnesses, support services prepare for 'what if' scenarios

11 years ago from Physorg

Nationally, an estimated 15 percent of students experience some form of mental illness such as major depression while in college. Many often struggle with where to get support.

Office Emails Loaded with Lies

11 years ago from Live Science

Office emails are more loaded with lies than traditional written communications like pen and paper.

Risky behaviors on TV may be modeled by inexperienced viewers

11 years ago from Physorg

Content analyses demonstrate that TV programming is highly saturated with sexual content and risky sexual behavior. A new study in the Journal of Communication shows that people with direct experience...

Mothers of disabled children juggle work schedules: StatsCan

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The parents of three out of five children with disabilities said their added responsibilities affected employment, and it was mothers who overwhelmingly said they adjusted their hours, Statistics Canada reported...

American Kids Most Medicated

11 years ago from Science Daily

American children are approximately three times more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medication than children in Europe. A new study published in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental...

Neuroscientist reveals how nonconformists achieve success

11 years ago from Physorg

In a new book, Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently (Harvard Business Press, 2008), Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, shows us how the world's most successful innovators think...

I Want Your Antibodies

11 years ago from PopSci

Welcome to the inaugural post of The Sex Files. Almost every publication worth its druthers has a sex column these days, full of Carrie Bradshawish musings about life and...

"Dog Whisperer" Aims to Train Humans Too

11 years ago from National Geographic

For a hundred episodes, Dog Whisperer's Cesar Millan has brought difficult pets into harmony with their frustrated masters. And it's not always just the dogs who need training.

Understanding the cycle of violence

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have long known that children who grow up in an aggressive or violent household are more likely to become violent or aggressive in future relationships. What has not been...