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Could Violent Video Games Reduce Rather Than Increase Violence?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Does playing violent video games make players aggressive? It is a question that has taxed researchers, sociologists, and regulators ever since the first console was plugged into a TV and...

Court Hears More Claims of Vaccine-Autism Link

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The United States Court of Federal Claims is considering whether the government should pay millions of dollars to the parents of some 4,800 autistic children.

Geek reputation hurting math profession

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

No great surprise, but the numbers in a new study show mathematicians are viewed as geeks, a stereotype that keeps students from studying math or using the subject later in...

Feature: Science plays leading role in review of DNA laws

11 years ago from Science Alert

DNA alone will not turn the tide against crime, but its inclusion in a wave of new technologies such as biometrics and forensic profiling promises to pin criminals to crimes,...

If stressed, men more likely to crave alcohol than women: study

11 years ago from CBC: Health

When it comes to stress, women are more likely to be depressed and anxious, while men are more apt to turn to the bottle, suggests a new study.

Study: Kids think eyeglasses make other kids look smart

11 years ago from Physorg

Young children tend to think that other kids with glasses look smarter than kids who don`t wear glasses, according to a new study. Children between the ages of 6 and...

Are anxiety disorders all in the mind?

11 years ago from Physorg

Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers in The Netherlands were able to detect biochemical differences in the brains of individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder (also known as social...

Antidote to lethal germ 'closer'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Scientists work on an antidote for botulinum toxin - one of the world's most feared biological weapons.

Retirement age workers feel good

11 years ago from Science Alert

Workers aged over 65 feel mentally healthier than retirees, though whether working brings mental health or vice versa is unclear, according to a survey.

Getting excited about science

11 years ago from Science Alert

Getting the next generation excited about science and its potential to improve the world will be an important challenge in the future, believes Dr Alan Finkel.

Is divorce bad for the parents?

11 years ago from Science Blog

The elderly are cared for by their adult children regardless of their marital status. In a unique study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, researchers found British adult...

Binge Drinkers Have A Disconnect Between Assessing Their Driving Abilities And Reality

11 years ago from Science Daily

While many people believe that alcohol-impaired drivers are usually alcoholics, in fact, 80 percent of AI incidents are caused by binge drinkers. A recent study conducted among college students has...

Scientists dig deeper into the genetics of schizophrenia by evaluating microRNAs

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have illuminated a window into how abnormalities in microRNAs, a family of molecules that regulate expression of numerous genes, may contribute to the behavioral...

Split over health risk to cousins who marry

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Medical row expected when scientists and health experts meet to discuss subject of marriages between cousins

Andrew Anthony on the IQ test

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

IQ levels rocketed in the last century, but argument still rages about how our brain power should be tested, and the roles played by genetics, social conditions, culture and even...

Why Emotional Memories Of Traumatic Life Events Are So Persistent

11 years ago from Science Daily

Emotional memories of traumatic life events such as accidents, war experiences or serious illnesses are stored in a particularly robust way by the brain. This renders effective treatment very difficult....

Peer pressure, the new weapon against teen smoking

11 years ago from Physorg

Enrolling an influential student to convey an anti-smoking message to schoolmates is a valuable way of getting youngsters to say no to cigarettes, a British study suggests.

A crash course in true political science

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Daniel Suson has a doctorate in astrophysics and has worked on the superconducting super collider and a forthcoming NASA probe. Now he's heading back to school to...

Fairness is emotionally rewarding, a study finds

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

A fair deal activates parts of the brain also stimulated by earning money, looking at attractive faces or eating chocolate, UCLA researchers find. ...

Boy seized by child welfare to make sure he gets chemotherapy

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Child welfare officials have taken temporary custody of an 11-year-old Ontario boy to ensure he undergoes chemotherapy after his father decided to take him off the treatment for his aggressive...

UCI scientists study people who can't forget

11 years ago from Physorg

Imagine being able to recall every moment of your life, beginning around age 10. Given a date, you remember what day of the week it was, what happened in the...

Sweeping analysis of research reinforces media influence on women`s body image

11 years ago from Physorg

As France's parliament considers a landmark bill that would outlaw media images glamorizing the extremely thin, psychology researchers are reporting some of the most definitive findings yet on how these...

USU Celebrates Excellence in Research

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) will hold its annual Research Week May 12-14. The mission of Research Week is to promote research initiatives of faculty, staff...

Owners of older iPods eligible for $45 refund

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Owners of older iPods can get a $45 rebate from Apple Inc., now that the company has offered to settle two lawsuits involving the battery life of its portable media...

Sizing Up Teen Snacking

11 years ago from Science Daily

The effect of snacking on teenagers' dietary intakes of recommended nutrients and MyPyramid food groups has been examined, and the findings are both positive and negative. After analyzing the eating...

Why admissions interviews should be banned

11 years ago from Science Blog

An important part of the admission process to a competitive college is the admissions interview. I'm against it. And that isn't just because interviews were originally instituted to keep Jews...

The science of amazing moms

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science has linked strong mom-and-baby bonds to smarter, healthier and happier children. Turns out, nature — our DNA — alone might not guarantee these coveted characteristics.

How should we interpret spiritual experiences?

11 years ago from Physorg

Religious practices and religions involving spiritual experiences are growing in popularity around the globe. Academics too are turning their study to the practices of these religions. The interest is in...