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Radical Reform Is Needed To Stop The 'Inhumane' Practice Of Transplant Tourism, Experts Urge

11 years ago from Science Daily

The UK government must bring in presumed consent to organ donation or allow a controlled donor compensation program for unrelated live donors, in order to bring the "inhumane" practice of...

Wisdom Comes With Age, At Least When It Comes To Emotions

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have identified brain patterns that help healthy older people regulate and control emotion better than their younger counterparts. The study identified two regions in the brain that showed increased...

Website launched to debunk claims about Obama and wife

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The campaign of presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama has launched a website to debunk what it claims are false accusations against the candidate and his wife, at the same time...

A sound theory?

11 years ago from News @ Nature

A new theory suggests a natural basis for our preference for musical consonance. But does such a preference exist at all, wonders Philip Ball.

Decision-Making, Risk-Taking Similar In Bees And Humans

11 years ago from Science Daily

Most people think before making decisions. As it turns out, so do bees. Researchers show that when making decisions, people and bees alike are more likely to gamble on risky...

Pigeons Show Superior Cognitive Abilities To Three Year Old Humans

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have shown that pigeons are able to discriminate video images of themselves even with a 5-7 second delay, thus having self-cognitive abilities higher than 3-year-old children who have difficulty...

Why Soccer Moms and Dads Go Mad

11 years ago from Live Science

Parents who take their kids' sports personally are likely to behave badly on the sideline.

Johns Hopkins raps AP story on lead experiment

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- For about 20 years, Dr. Michael Klag has used a fertilizer made from Milwaukee municipal sludge on azaleas and yew shrubs at his suburban Baltimore home. And Klag,...

Eastern Independence, Western Conformity?

11 years ago from Science Daily

While the act of selecting an everyday writing utensil seems to be a simple enough task, scientists have found that it actually could shed light on complex cultural differences. Psychologists...

The accuracy of 10 disaster flicks

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Toxicologists are bound to tease apart the scientific fact of "The Happening" from fiction — and if history is any guide, the science will likely be twisted for the sake...

Transfer Of Learning Traced To Areas Of The Brain

11 years ago from Science Daily

Practice makes perfect, but a question that still remains a mystery is why it is so difficult to transfer learning from a trained to an untrained task? Why are we...

House of Lords reaching out to young with YouTube

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It may not challenge the new Indiana Jones or "Sex and the City" movies, but Britain's House of Lords is debuting five new YouTube videos Friday in...

1 in 8 Lower Manhattan residents had signs of PTSD 2 to 3 years after 9/11

11 years ago from Physorg

For many residents of Lower Manhattan, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, had lasting psychological consequences. New findings, released today by the Health Department's World Trade Center Health Registry,...

Vitamin Supplement Little More Than 'Snake Oil,' Researcher Claims

11 years ago from Science Daily

A popular vitamin supplement is being advertised with claims that are demonstrably untrue, as revealed by recent research.

'Faulty' brain connections may be responsible for social impairments in autism

11 years ago from Biology News Net

New evidence shows that the brains of adults with autism are "wired" differently from people without the disorder, and this abnormal pattern of connectivity may be responsible for the social...

Vision sensors keep their eye on the ball at Euro 2008

11 years ago from Physorg

The silky skills of Europe`s top footballers will not be the only eye catcher this summer as the movement of the fans themselves fall under the watchful gaze of state-of-the-art...

Tech Toys For All Types Of Dads

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science's David Gregg showcased them ahead of Father's Day, on The Early Show.

Statistics Phenomenon On The Pitch: Often Two Players With The Same Birthday At The World Cup

11 years ago from Science Daily

The German defender Philipp Lahm and the Portuguese midfield star Maniche were both born on November 11 -- and they were both playing in the game for the third place...

Olympics timekeepers to get winner down to 3000th of a second

11 years ago from Physorg

Atlanta, 1996: emotions and adrenalin ran high in the Olympic arena as two sprinters claimed victory in the women's 100 metres race -- and only the photofinish cameras could judge...

'Chatter Box' computer will unravel the science of language

11 years ago from Physorg

Scientists are to use a powerful super computer to mimic the part of the brain that controls speech and language function to better understand what goes wrong after brain damage...

Doritos Makes History With World's First Extra Terrestrial Advertisement

11 years ago from Science Daily

Doritos is making history, taking the UK's first step in communicating with aliens as they broadcast the first ever advert directed towards potential extra terrestrial life. The University of Leicester...

Teens Who Repeatedly Cut Themselves Have Greater HIV Risk

11 years ago from Science Daily

Teens who repeatedly cut themselves are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, increasing their chances of possibly contracting HIV, according to a new study.

Phone as dangerous as drink driving

11 years ago from Science Alert

Talking on the phone while driving is a dangerous as being drunk behind the wheel, according to a New Zealand expert on road risks.

Can A Tracking Device Curb Truancy?

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Amid staggeringly low graduation rates, can a little device get truants back on track? A GPS tracking system is keeping some students on the path to a diploma, Hari Sreenivasan...

Remedial Instruction Can Make Strong Readers Out Of Poor Readers, Brain Imaging Study Reveals

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new brain imaging study of poor readers found that 100 hours of remedial instruction not only improved the skills of struggling readers, but also changed the way the parietotemporal...

A delicate balance

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Near-term and long-term research are vying for attention. David Goldston says that a fuller congressional debate is needed.

Study aims to improve sex education for deaf pupils

11 years ago from Physorg

British parents are to be quizzed about their children's sex education in a unique study that hopes to improve the way the subject is taught to deaf pupils. The University...