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New South African ministers greeted with caution

11 years ago from SciDev

South African president Jacob Zuma has announced new science and health ministers in a cabinet clear out.

Small Promotional Items From Drug Companies May Influence Medical Students' Attitudes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Exposure to small promotional items from pharmaceutical companies, such as clipboards and notepads, appears to influence medical students' unconscious attitudes toward the marketed product, according to a new article. Students...

On imagination, knowledge, art, science and … ET

11 years ago from

High schoolers at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair probe the minds of distinguished scientists

"Cyber Millenials" Are Drinking, and Working Out, More Than You Are

11 years ago from PopSci

Drinking games, keg parties, waking up in somebody else’s bed (somewhat you don’t recognize). Ahhh....adulthood? These images used to conjure up memories of those infamous college years, but according to...

Terrorist Attacks Provoke Surge In Alcohol And Drug Use

11 years ago from Science Daily

Nearly one in 12 people exposed to terrorism report increased use and misuse of alcohol. Investigators combined data from 31 studies conducted in the aftermath of such incidents as the...

29 Percent Of Cancer Studies Report Conflict Of Interest

11 years ago from Science Daily

Nearly one-third of cancer research published in high-impact journals disclosed a conflict of interest, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Business N.B. turns to social media for self-promotion on trade mission

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The New Brunswick government will experiment with social media tools this week as Moncton and Fredericton compete for an international broadband industry award.

Inexpensive face-to-face weight-loss support programs effective

11 years ago from

For people trying to maintain weight after participation in a weight-loss program, support from nurses is as effective as a more expensive intensive program with dieticians and exercise specialists, found...

Warriors Do Not Always Get The Girl

11 years ago from Science Daily

Aggressive, vengeful behavior of individuals in some South American groups has been considered the means for men to obtain more wives and more children, but anthropologists working in Ecuador among...

Brain's problem-solving function at work when we daydream

11 years ago from

A new University of British Columbia study finds that our brains are much more active when we daydream than previously thought...

Traumatic Brain Injury Haunts Children For Years With Variety Of Functional Problems

11 years ago from Science Daily

Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries can experience lasting or late-appearing neuropsychological problems, highlighting the need for careful watching over time, according to two new studies.

Teachers to receive training to engage pupils with science

11 years ago from SciDev

A pilot plan in Guatemala will train teachers in delivering practical classes to raise pupils' interest in science.

Vital Signs: Patterns: It May Not Be Caffeine Keeping You Awake

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A study has found that once people get through the caffeine withdrawal, they feel just as wide-awake on a placebo as they do on caffeine.

Global Update: Sexual Abuse: New Study Documents Rape’s Grim Toll

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Rape and coerced sex with young girls and teenagers is linked to a host of problems later in life, according to a new study.

Vital Signs: Aging: Sleep Deprivation Easier on Older People

11 years ago from NY Times Science

It may seem that Grandpa keeps falling asleep in his easy chair, but a small study suggests that sleep-deprived young people are much more likely to nod off.

Worry over weight: Poll finds health disconnect

11 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scan the breathless headlines at any magazine rack - Fight Flab in Minutes! Get Beach Ready! Add the skinny yet buxom model, and...

Motorola Announces MOTO W7 Active Edition With Gesture Controls

11 years ago from Physorg

Shake things up with MOTO W7 Active Edition, a motion-enabled 3G mobile device announced today by Motorola. Designed for those who want a "moving" phone experience, MOTO W7 is equipped...

Mass. woman does home genetics testing

11 years ago from UPI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. genetic researcher says she believes there's a market among hobbyists who'd want to buy equipment to test their own DNA...

Wordless Holocaust memories speak truths for today

11 years ago from Physorg

The Holocaust has shaped discourse on collective, social and cultural memory, serving both as touchstone and paradigm, according to a study published this month in the journal Memory Studies, published...

Does mom know when enough is enough?

11 years ago from Science Blog

St. Louis, MO, May 11, 2009 - As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem.

Genetic Make-up Influences Biased Economic Decision-making, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

How would you respond if you were told that you had an 80 percent chance of surviving an operation -- would you give consent? How about if you were told...

Business Groups Oppose Tax Hikes

11 years ago from C&EN

Obama says tax code encourages shift of jobs overseas

Impaired Brain Plasticity Linked To Angelman Syndrome Learning Deficits

11 years ago from Science Daily

How might disruption of a single gene in the brain cause the severe cognitive deficits associated with Angelman syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder? Researchers now believe they have the answer: impaired...

High hepatitis rate among Chinese students

11 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, May 10 (UPI) -- College students in China have a higher than average rate of hepatitis B infections, a public health expert said Sunday.

The Nanomaterials Society has been created within Linkedin

11 years ago from Science Blog

The Nanomaterials Society has been created within Linkedin The Nanomaterials Society is a dues-free, non-profit and preferably off-the-record informal discussion group within Linkedin.

Why We Mourn for Strangers

11 years ago from Live Science

Several thousand people recently gathered in memory of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. Most never knew her.