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Delaying School Start Time By One Hour Positively Affects Adolescents' Cognitive Performance

11 years ago from Science Daily

Delaying an adolescent's school start time by one hour has a positive effect on his or her cognitive performance.

Adviser to N.L. premier can't recall when told of cancer test mistakes

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Another key adviser of Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams testifying at the Cameron inquiry Wednesday couldn't recall much about when he was first told about breast cancer mistakes, and...

Serotonin Link To Impulsivity, Decision-making, Confirmed

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research suggests that the neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells, plays a critical role in regulating emotions such as aggression during social decision-making. Though...

Prenatal drug exposure linked to sleep problems in children

11 years ago from Physorg

In the first study across time into late childhood of the effects of prenatal drug exposure on sleep, prenatal drug exposure is associated with greater sleep problems in children. ...

Parents spending any part of the night with their infants report poor sleep

11 years ago from Physorg

Parental adaptation to infant sleep was poorer when infants spent any part of the night with their parents, even when parents endorsed bedsharing, according to a research abstract that will...

Brazil biotech 'held back' by regulatory barriers

11 years ago from SciDev

Brazil has the tools for an innovative health biotech sector, but is impeded by regulatory barriers and poor coordination, says a new study.

More marital happiness = less sleep complaints

11 years ago from Physorg

Marital happiness may lower the risk of sleep problems in Caucasian women, while marital strife may heighten the risk, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday...

On the Road: Hotels Struggle to Find the Right Eco-Message

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Hotels that care about the environment often have to balance this concern with their own business needs.

Family Traits Provide Clues To Genes For Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

11 years ago from Science Daily

It is important to identify the endophenotypes -- traits associated with a clinical disorder -- that can serve as a roadmap for detecting disease-related genes. That is why researchers are...

Scientific information largely ignored when forming opinions about stem cell research

11 years ago from Biology News Net

When forming attitudes about embryonic stem cell research, people are influenced by a number of things. But understanding science plays a negligible role for many people.

Male bird at Smithsonian's National Zoo has special reason to celebrate Father's Day

11 years ago from Physorg

How will the only male rhea at the Smithsonian's National Zoo spend Father's Day? He will spend it much like he has spent the past eight weeks: as a proud...

Depressed dinos linked to human moods

11 years ago from UPI

ABERDEEN, Scotland, June 6 (UPI) -- Scientists in Scotland said a genetic switch that may trigger depression could be older than the dinosaurs.

News Bytes of the Week--Imagine there's no evolution: Yoko says oh no to Expelled [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

Imagine there's no evolution: Yoko says oh no to Expelled Yoko Ono is incensed that the antiscience film Expelled: No Intelligence used a snippet of late husband John Lennon's 1971...

From despair to fragile hope

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Five years ago a Malawi woman with HIV faced almost certain death. Now she is expecting a baby

Mystery of infamous 'New England Dark Day' solved by 3 rings

11 years ago from Science Blog

At noon, it was black as night. It was May 19, 1780 and some people in New England thought judgment day was at hand. Accounts of that day, which became...

Automated smoke alarms creating too many false alarms, say fire chiefs

11 years ago from CBC: Health

B.C.'s fire chiefs are frustrated by the number of false alarms coming from smoke detectors wired to automatically call them.

The Nearest Thing to Mind Reading

11 years ago from Physorg

Instead of focusing on personal Web sites and blogs, UA psychology researchers used stream of consciousness writings in their research to determine a more accurate measure of individual personlity traits.

New play explores what search reveals about us

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- They are an unquestionably bizarre set of Internet search terms: Mange. Human mold. White camellia. Dying Elmo. Could those words also be clues to finding a missing...

Admiring Celebrities Can Help Improve Self-esteem

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows how "connections" to celebrities help those with low-self esteem view themselves more positively. People with low self-esteem can use their parasocial relationships to feel closer to...

India under fire for 'misleading' biosafety statements

11 years ago from SciDev

The Indian government has been accused of misleading the international community over its biosafety framework, but denies the allegations.

Film content, editing, and directing style affect brain activity, neuroscientists show

11 years ago from Physorg

Using advanced functional imaging methods, New York University neuroscientists have found that certain motion pictures can exert considerable control over brain activity. Moreover, the impact of films varies according to...

New research shows risk of ALS exposure in Gulf War veterans is time limited

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), says that cases of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) among soldiers who served in the first Persian Gulf War...

Scientists Decipher The Neurological Basis Of Timely Movement

11 years ago from Science Daily

Surprisingly, the way we interact with the world is not a simple matter of sensing and then reacting. Our sensory systems are far too slow, placing everything we sense a...

School Of Robofish Provides Basis For Underwater Robot Teams

11 years ago from Science Daily

Most ocean robots have to talk to scientists or satellites to share information. A new school of robotic fish communicate directly, allowing them to work cooperatively without coming to the...

Socializing Can Help Elderly Women Stay Sharp

11 years ago from Science Daily

Socializing with friends and family can do more than lift the spirits of elderly women -- it can improve cognition and might help prevent dementia, according to a new study....

New account of Primo Levi racism row

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Fresh light shed on Jewish chemist's wartime struggle for acceptance.

The Strange Role of Sex in Hillary's Failed Run

11 years ago from Live Science

Gender played a role in Clinton's demise as a presidential candidate.

Motivation of small business managers affects firm growth

11 years ago from Physorg

Economic theory often assumes that firm growth is automatic, given the existence of growth opportunities in the marketplace. However, a new study published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice reveals that...