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Youth prefer blogging to voting

10 years ago from Science Alert

Young Australians are not apathetic, but are more likely to show their political preferences through blogging or protesting rather than by voting, research has found.

Purdue, Citing Research Misconduct, Punishes Scientist

10 years ago from NY Times Science

An appeals committee at Purdue University has upheld findings of misconduct by Rusi P. Taleyarkhan.

Teens Making Poor Choices When It Comes To Riding In Vehicles

10 years ago from Science Daily

Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of US teens. While states are passing laws to help teen drivers, little thought is being given to their habits as passengers. A...

Subliminal Learning Demonstrated In Human Brain

10 years ago from Science Daily

Although the idea that instrumental learning can occur subconsciously has been around for nearly a century, it had not been unequivocally demonstrated. Now, new research uses sophisticated perceptual masking, computational...

Study Shows Link Between Spanking And Physical Abuse

10 years ago from Science Daily

Spanking has been, and still is, a common method of child discipline used by American parents. But mothers who report that they or their partner spanked their child in the...

Sticks And Stones: A New Study On Social And Physical Pain

10 years ago from Science Daily

According to a new study, words may pack a harder punch that we realize. Psychologists have found that while the pain of physical events may fade with time, the pain...

Researchers To Survey Students On Managing Psychiatric Medications In The Transition From Home To College

10 years ago from Science Daily

An increasing number of students are packing more than their computers and iPods when leaving for college. They are bringing along prescribed psychiatric medications. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University...

Even Without Dementia, Mental Skills Decline Years Before Death

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that older people's mental skills start declining years before death, even if they don't have dementia.

What does your MP really believe?

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- MPs tend to 'toe the party line' on parliamentary votes, but when it comes to expressing their private opinions, Dan Bailey and Guy Nason, statisticians from the University...

Follow That Robot!

10 years ago from PopSci

It’s not hard to notice when your co-worker is grouchy, your friend is exhausted, or your boss is overjoyed. Without recognizing it, we easily pick up on other people’s emotions...

Family are forced out of their Essex home by spider

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A soldier's family are frightened out of their home by a spider thought to have been brought from Afghanistan.

China too must confront obesity

10 years ago from SciDev

China must confront changing diets, more sedentary lives, and a 'plump is prosperous' culture to halt obesity, say Rachel Huxley and Yangfeng Wu.

Police: Disabled Palestinian siblings hidden away

10 years ago from AP Health

BEIT AWWA, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian couple locked their disabled son and daughter away for decades out of fear they would ruin the marriage...

'Industrial relations' employee satisfaction dependent on more than relative pay

10 years ago from Physorg

A new study in the journal Industrial Relations reveals that employee well-being is dependent upon the rank of an individual's wage within a comparison group, as opposed to the individual's...

Campus diversity important predictor of interracial friendships

10 years ago from Physorg

One of the hopes of having diverse campus environments is that the daily interaction with students from different backgrounds will promote interracial understanding and friendship. A new study in the...

South Australians fear cancer myths

10 years ago from Science Alert

Research has found that most South Australians falsely believe pollution and stress are major causes of cancer, ignoring main concerns such as UV exposure.

Feature: Social maps strengthen support for abused children

10 years ago from Science Alert

The Take Two program is using social maps to allow traumatised children to express themselves and to help them heal.

Children learn to share by age 7-8, study finds

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Children may first learn about sharing when in pre-school, but a new study shows the behaviour doesn't take root until they are into the second grade.

Psst! Obama To Text Supporters Veep Pick

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Obama campaign has instituted text-message alerts to inform supporters of the candidate's choice for vice presidential running mate.

How Vinyl Got Its Groove Back

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

In the age of the ubiquitous iPod, there's something retro spinning into earshot. As it turns out, LPs are making a comeback. Anthony Mason reports on the new vinyl revolution.

Biden's Scranton childhood left lasting impression

10 years ago from AP Health

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Biden left blue-collar, bare-knuckles Scranton for the greener pastures of Delaware when he was only 10 years old. But Scranton, it...

Trying to satisfy too many agendas slows school reform

10 years ago from Science Blog

Despite investments, community goodwill and some good ideas, a vexing question remains in the age of school reform: Why has so much hope and effort led to disappointment? read more

Brain physiology of prenatal alcohol exposure uncovered

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- University of Alberta researchers have identified several regions of the brain that appear to be altered in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Sleight of hand and sense of self

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- An illusion that tricks people into believing a rubber hand belongs to them isn`t all in the mind, Oxford University researchers have found. They have observed a physical...


10 years ago from Harvard Science

When the baby vomited again, Gail Melton knew something was seriously wrong with her second child, a son she and her husband, Doug Melton, had named more

Parents can play an active role in the identity formation of their adolescent children

10 years ago from Physorg

Mainstream belief regarding identity theory tends to portray adolescents as the sole agents involved in their identity development. However, a new article in the Journal of Research on Adolescence reveals...

Framing Technique Can Be Used As a Public Relations Strategy in Cases of Sexual Assault

10 years ago from Science Blog

In Spring 2006, when three White Duke University lacrosse players were charged with raping a Black female student from nearby North Carolina Central University, Duke University officials framed the crisis...

Environment and health sectors must work together

10 years ago from SciDev

A meeting of African scientists and ministers on the environment's impact on health is welcome, if long overdue, says an editorial in The Lancet.