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Fit For A Game-Loving Couch Potato

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Larry Magid tries out Nintendo"s innovative Wii Fit - an $89.99 game and accessory for the Nintendo Wii designed to help people of all ages and both genders get healthier.

Distinct Treatment Needed: Tourette's And Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

11 years ago from Science Daily

While 30 to 50 percent of people with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome are also affected with obsessive compulsive disorder, both illnesses might have a distinct neurocognitive profile, according to...

New Insights Into The Dynamics Of The Brain's Cortex

11 years ago from Science Daily

Using mathematics and a computer model of brain activity, scientists have shown a direct link between activity in the cortex and the microscopic structure of this neuronal network. Building on...

Boy forced to get chemo treatments returned to parents

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An 11-year-old Hamilton boy who was given chemotherapy against his wishes will be returned to his parents' custody.

China displays openness in earthquake response

11 years ago from SciDev

The Sichuan earthquake has highlighted the importance of open, accurate and authoritative information in disaster response, say experts.

Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent

11 years ago from Physorg

Office staff who took part in an eight-month workplace initiative reported that headaches and neck and shoulder pain fell by more than 40 per cent and their use of painkillers...

Craiglist Countersues EBay

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Craiglist is changing the tone in its legal battle with minority shareholder eBay. The online-classifieds accused eBay of using its minority stake to steal corporate trade secrets.

Teen Helps Design Classroom DNA Experiments Using Common Food Dyes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Agarose gel electrophoresis? Most teenagers wouldn't have a clue what this scientific term means, but middle school student Andrew Trigiano knows the protocol inside and out. Setting out to compare...

Government to unveil fitness test for adults

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- If you didn't get a Presidential Physical Fitness Award in school, the government is giving you another chance to prove you're in shape.

Collaboration requires a strong home base

11 years ago from SciDev

Developing-world scientists should make every effort to pursue careers at home – and their governments should help them, says Mohamed Hassan.

U.S. Major Importer of Illegal Asian Timber, Study Says

11 years ago from National Geographic

Vietnam has become a hub for processing Asia's illegally logged timber, much of which is sold in the United States as outdoor furniture, conservationists say.

Sloth's lazy image 'a myth'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The sloth's popular image as a lazy creature that sleeps for most of the day has been called into question.

Identifying...And Protecting Teens Online

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Technology analyst Larry Magid is happy to be a member of a recently formed Internet Safety Technical Task Force, but it has caused him to feel a bit of a...

Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday.

Public Invited to See Nanosoccer Robots in Action in Pittsburgh

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Nanosoccer returns to the field later this month when NIST hosts for the second time the world's most Lilliputian sport. Three student teams will participate in a public exhibition at...

Firearms Microstamping Feasible but Variable, Study Finds

11 years ago from Physorg

New technology to link cartridge cases to guns by engraving microscopic codes on the firing pin is feasible, but did not work equally well for all guns and ammunition tested...

Can HGH Reverse Brain Damage in Drug Addicts? [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

Abuse of opiates such as heroin, methadone and morphine destroy brain cells, reducing attention span and memory. But new research shows there may be a way to regain some lost...

Establishing Faster-growing, Durable Football Fields

11 years ago from Science Daily

A recent study offers new information that can help schools and contractors get outdoor athletic fields ready for fall sports more quickly. Certain blends of grass work better than others.

Study shows gardeners get help informally

11 years ago from UPI

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have discovered most home gardeners obtain gardening advice and information informally.

Psychological Stress Linked To Overeating, Monkey Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers found socially subordinate female rhesus macaques over consume calorie-rich foods, resulting in accelerated weight gain and an increase in fat-derived hormones. The study is a critical step in understanding...

Cases: In Delusions of Romance, Genuine Comfort

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Schizophrenia offers a unique relief from the rigors of cancer.

Schools opt out of chance to see play dealing with drug addiction

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A play about crystal meth addiction drew mixed reaction in Fredericton, prompting some schools not to attend what was supposed to be two showings.

Leveling the gaming field

11 years ago from Physorg

A new computer game developed by MIT and Singaporean students makes it possible for visually impaired people to play the game on a level field with their sighted friends.

‘Mad Pride’ Fights a Stigma

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Just as gay-rights activists reclaimed the word queer as a badge of honor rather than a slur, mental illness advocates are proudly calling themselves mad.

Why are humans risk-averse?

11 years ago from Science Blog

After my first foray into computational simulations successfully predicted that losses should loom larger than gains, at least when the stakes are high, I decided to take on an even...

Depression and anger can plague recent university graduates: Study

11 years ago from Physorg

The post-university years can start out tough. The good news: it gets better. A new University of Alberta study of almost 600 of its graduates (ages 20-29 years old) tracked...

State report sheds light on snooping into UCLA Medical Center files on Farrah Fawcett and Britney Spears

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The passwords of 14 more people affiliated with the hospital, including four doctors, were apparently used to improperly view records. ...

Pet Sterilization Grows Controversial

11 years ago from Live Science

For some pet owners, spaying or neutering their animals is no longer a choice - it's the law.