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Consumers overpredict the use of holiday gifts

10 years ago from Physorg

Before you add that fancy "it" gadget to your holiday wish list, you should know you're not going to use it as much as you think you will. For a...

US deploys balloons... to test accuracy of online spread of info

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

US defence experts launch 10 red balloons across the country to assess the accuracy with which information spreads on the internet.

Learning by imagining: How mental imagery training aids perceptual learning

10 years ago from Science Daily

Practice makes perfect. But imaginary practice? Scientists show that perceptual learning -- learning by repeated exposure to a stimulus -- can occur by mental imagery as much as by the...

Popular herbicide affects sexual development in frogs, research finds

10 years ago from Science Daily

The controversy surrounding the unintended effects of herbicide and pesticide use has intensified as researchers have identified that atrazine, a heavily-used herbicide, alters the sexual development in frogs.

Embodied Cognition: Using Movement to Understand the Mind

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Psychology professors look at movement to study communication and cognition.

The carbon-cutting crew's faulty logic | Tim Worstall

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

If localism is a cure for climate change then the assumptions that the scientific consensus rests upon are wrongI've a small confession to make and where better to make it than here?...

Where are the female scientists in research articles?

10 years ago from Physorg

A recent research article published in the journal Scientometrics by a team from the University of Extremadura (UEX) has proved something that was already obvious to its scientific community -...

Video: Cell Phone Service Battle

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A Consumer Reports survey of 50,000 people showed that Verizon and T-mobile are the most favored cell phone carriers. CNET's Natali Del Conte reports.

Personality predicts success in medical school, says new study by U of Minnesota professor

10 years ago from

Personality characteristics play a major role in determining who succeeds in medical school, according to new research published in the November issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study,...

Parents gone wild? Study suggests link between working memory and reactive parenting

10 years ago from

We've all been in situations before where we get so frustrated or angry about something, we will lash out at someone without thinking. This lashing out - reactive negativity -...

Chicago News Cooperative: Treating a Community’s Health Needs That Reform May Not Fix

10 years ago from NY Times Health

The Erie Family Health Center, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, will not turn patients away, even if they cannot pay.

Hormones, incentive, experience "make best traders"

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists say a perfect combination of testosterone, experience and a hunger for a share of profits can produce financial traders who consistently outperform the market --...

Warrants Served in Erin Andrews Case

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

FBI Agents Want Yahoo to Turn over Video of Second Naked Woman They Suspect Filmed by Michael Barrett

Uncovering Secrets of Human Memory

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Scientists Examine Famous Brain to Try and Understand Why We Remember Some Things and Forget Others

Quebec opens euthanasia debate

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The Quebec government will hold roving public consultations on the question of euthanasia, Health Minister Yves Bolduc announces after a request from the opposition Parti Québécois.

World's Smallest Orchid Discovered (By Accident)

10 years ago from National Geographic

It's nearly see-through and only about as wide as a nickel is thick—no wonder it took an orchid expert months to notice the gem right under his nose.

New rules for court reporting puts the privacy of children 'at risk'

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- New legislation to relax the restrictions on media reporting of family court cases could put the privacy of vulnerable children at risk, according to a paper published by...

Demand for ecstasy rivalling weed

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Colourful little pills sold as ecstasy are now as popular as marijuana among teens and young adults, police in Nova Scotia say.

Poll finds sexting common among young people

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Think your kid is not "sexting"? Think again. Sexting - sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online - is fairly commonplace among...

FTC: Children still marketed violent content

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The video game industry is doing a better job at keeping young kids away from violent and other inappropriate content than the music and movie businesses, according...

China and India share dryland farming tips

10 years ago from SciDev

Promising ways to make drylands more productive will be made known to decision makers in China and India via a 'learning platform'.

Exams: More competitors, less competition

10 years ago from Science Daily

The larger the number of examinees, the lower the average grade. This is one of the findings of new studies carried out by scientists.

Sound Body Equals Sound Mind, Study Finds

10 years ago from Live Science

A large study shows exercise may benefit the brain.

Scientific American appoints its first woman editor-in-chief

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Mariette DiChristina, who has held acting position since June, takes full charge at Scientific AmericanScientific American, the 164-year-old science magazine, appointed its first female editor-in-chief today, Mariette DiChristina.DiChristina becomes the eighth editor-in-chief at the...

Top court orders new trial in internet luring case

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for an Edmonton man charged with luring a 12-year-old girl in an internet chat room.

Acculturation influences smoking cessation by Latino men

10 years ago from Science Daily

Latino men who are more adapted to US culture are more likely to quit smoking than their less-acculturated counterparts, according to new research.

New mental treatment improves anxiety and depression in secondary education teachers

10 years ago from Science Daily

Research in Spain supports the effectiveness of mindfulness, an emotional self-regulating tool that consists in focusing on what we are doing, thinking about or feeling at every moment. This psychological...

Cocaine: are the numbers of addicts increasing?

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Latest figures show more and more young people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction. Here are the latest figures• Get the dataThe numbers of young adults entering NHS-funded treatment for cocaine addiction are growing...