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News Analysis: Will $4 Gasoline Trump a 27-Year-Old Ban?

11 years ago from NY Times Science

As President Bush makes a push for offshore energy drilling, the question is whether Americans are feeling enough pain at the pump to force their leaders to go along.

Sprinters closest to starter pistol have advantage over those further away, says study

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton studying the connection between loud sounds and reaction time are reporting findings that may have sprinters thinking twice about lane assignments at...

Latrines may trump toilets for sanitation

11 years ago from UPI

HOUGHTON, Mich., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found latrines might be better than indoor plumbing to promote sanitary conditions in some developing nations.

Pitfalls of dating a problem gambler

11 years ago from Science Alert

New research suggests that men with gambling-addicted partners may get caught between allowing their loved one to gamble, and controlling the addiction.

Scientific data key to better EU health care: WHO

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union governments fail to rely enough on scientific evidence in health care spending decisions and are sometimes influenced by political factors, World Health Organisation officials said...

New report looks at the state of the North American environment

11 years ago from Physorg

14 key issues reviewed to identify challenges and opportunities for environmental cooperation in the NAFTA nations In its latest state of the environment report the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)...

Thinking ahead: Bacteria anticipate coming changes in their environment

11 years ago from Physorg

Microbes may be smarter than we think. A new study by Princeton University researchers shows for the first time that bacteria don't just react to changes in their surroundings --...

LSU professor dissects patterns of violence in rural communities

11 years ago from Physorg

Findings suggest that civic participation is key to cutting rates of violent crime Matthew Lee, professor of sociology at LSU, has taken an intense look at the phenomenon of...

Group Therapy May Help Memory

11 years ago from Science Daily

Investigators are reporting a new method of improving memory disturbances in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Patients with memory complaints, but without objective cognitive impairment, suffer considerably in their daily...

Ordered Drinks Can Be Larger And Have Greater Alcohol Content Than You May Think

11 years ago from Science Daily

Most alcohol research tends to assume that drinks contain the same amount of pure alcohol: 0.6 ounces or 18 milliliters. Why is this important? Researchers need accuracy to do their...

Why Bond had his wicked way with women

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Psychologists claim recipe for prolific sex life is combination of flaws including 'narcissistic self-obsession'

Great apes think ahead

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Apes can plan for their future needs just as we humans can – by using self-control and imagining future events. Mathias and Helena Osvath's research, from Lunds University Cognitive Science...

House Gives NASA Extra Shuttle Flight

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The House approved an increased spending bill, which enjoyed wide support from both parties, though the bill drew opposition from the Bush administration.

Chemistry Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Uwe Burghaus, assistant professor of chemistry and molecular biology at North Dakota State University, Fargo, has received a $426,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

Patterns Of Normal Brain Activity May Predispose Individuals To Different Symptoms Of Psychosis

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study offers a potential predictive technique to anticipate how individuals might behave during a psychotic episode. The study related the brain activity of healthy participants to how they...

Jane Czyzselska: Sexuality isn't that simple

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Jane Czyzselska: Evidence that sexual orientation is hardwired into our neural circuitry will only encourage outdated stereotypes

TV viewing, computer use linked to obesity: StatsCan

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadian adults who spend hours a day watching television or sitting in front of a computer are more likely to be obese, according to a new Statistics Canada study.

Government trust shaken over cancer test uproar, inquiry told

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Relations between Eastern Health and the provincial government deteriorated rapidly in May 2007 amid reports of bungled cancer tests, an inquiry has been told.

Soccer Parents: Why They Rage

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study found that ego defensiveness, one of the triggers that ignites road rage, also kicks off parental "sideline rage," and that a parent with a control-oriented personality is...

Symmetry Of Homosexual Brain Resembles That Of Opposite Sex, Swedish Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Swedish researchers have found that some physical attributes of the homosexual brain resemble those found in the opposite sex.

New Research On Octopuses Sheds Light On Memory

11 years ago from Science Daily

Research on octopuses has shed new light on how our brains store and recall memory. Why octopuses? Octopuses and other related creatures, known as cephalopods, are considered to be the...

The Upside of ADHD

11 years ago from PopSci

Wanderlust. Restlessness. Shpilkes. In our sedentary society, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) means disrupted classrooms and lost worker productivity. But for nomads, it might be the key to success. A...

Cosmic Log: Mother Nature in a horror movie

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Filmmaker M.

Judge refuses request for early Yahoo trial date

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Delaware judge has denied a request to hold a trial that could have complicated Yahoo Inc.'s efforts to thwart a shareholder rebellion led by activist investor...

The watchman`s song

11 years ago from Physorg

Soldiers on sentry duty in hostile territory keep in regular radio contact with their colleagues to assure them that all is well and that they are safe to carry on...

Physicians’ Group Furious at Cigars in ‘Hulk’ Movie

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The advocacy arm of the American Medical Association has complained about the incessant cigar-smoking depiction of the villain in “The Incredible Hulk.”

Well: Weighing Nondrug Options for A.D.H.D.

11 years ago from NY Times Health

While some studies of alternative treatments for A.D.H.D. show promise, there is little solid research to guide parents.