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Ares launch successful despite parachute failure

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

NASA has deemed the test flight of the Ares I-X rocket in October a success, despite the still-unexplained failure of two parachutes.

Mutations link autism, schizophrenia: study

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Autism and schizophrenia may be genetic opposites, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia says.

Intelligent design is not science | Denis Alexander

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

That intelligent design should be taught as an alternative theory of creation is not only very bad science, it's unChristian tooThe science classroom in schools is for the teaching of the science curriculum,...

Distrust of men doesn't stall low-income mothers' romantic unions

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Ninety-six percent of low-income mothers who participated in a recent study on gender-based distrust indicated a strong general feeling of distrust of the opposite sex. However, this general distrust towards...

Conscious awareness timing determined

10 years ago from UPI

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Israeli scientists say the interval between the brain's registration of a visual stimulus and the conscious recognition of it is 1/3 to...

Women researchers less likely to receive major career funding grants

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Women were less likely than men to receive major funding for scientific research, according to a study from the University of Michigan Health System. The study also found that only...

Low-income women 4 times more likely to report fair or poor health

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Low-income women are four times more likely than higher-income women to report fair or poor health and nearly twice as likely to report a health condition that limits their basic...

Study: Believers' inferences about God's beliefs are uniquely egocentric

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Religious people tend to use their own beliefs as a guide in thinking about what God believes, but are less constrained when reasoning about other people's beliefs, according to new...

Mad as hell? New discoveries about the experience of anger

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Younger people, those with children and less-educated individuals are more likely to experience anger, according to new UofT research that examines one of the most common negative emotions in society...

Brain scan study shows cocaine abusers can control cravings

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When asked to inhibit their response to a 'cocaine-cues' video, active cocaine abusers were, on average, able to suppress activity in brain regions linked to drug craving, according to a...

The therapeutic benefits of the human-animal bond

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A pet owner knows the enormous joy and comfort that an animal can provide, especially in troubled times. Most pets are considered important members of the family and irreplaceable companions....

Is it right for drug companies to carry out their own clinical trials?

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On bmj.com today two experts debate whether the conflict of interest is unacceptable when drug companies carry out clinical trials on their own medicines...

A Conversation With Laurence Steinberg: Developmental Psychologist Says Teenagers Are Different

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A Temple University professor and leading expert in the United States on adolescents says they are different from adults, like in being responsible for criminal behavior.

Skunk users face greater risk of psychosis, researchers warn

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Skunk, the powerful form of cannabis dominating the street drug market, is seven times more likely to cause psychosis than ordinary cannabis, scientists say today.The study, by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry...

Looking for Balloons and Insights to Online Behavior

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The research agency of the Pentagon is offering a $40,000 prize for finding 10 balloons, a contest with a goal of learning about how people work together online.

Findings: E-Mail Fracas Shows Peril of Trying to Spin Science

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Messages from British climate scientists gave insight into their thinking, and they might be their own worst enemies.

Study Examines Racial 'Blind Spots' in Chicago Area Communities

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Racial residential segregation in the Chicago area may be perpetuated by a lack of knowledge of communities across racial lines, according to a new study led by a...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

10 years ago from UPI

Royal Society celebrates 350th anniversary … Burnout, depression link to medical errors … Saturn's orbit alters Titan's topography … When you eat as important as what you eat ... Health/Science...

Don't ignore your emotions at work, professor says

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- `There`s no crying in baseball!` So said Jimmy Dugan, the manager portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie `A League of Their Own.` Not so fast, says Vince...

Well: In Month of Giving, a Healthy Reward

10 years ago from NY Times Science

For a woman with multiple sclerosis, a gift-giving plan changed her outlook and improved her health — and science appears to back her up.

Mind: Story? Unforgettable. The Audience? Often Not.

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers think they may understand why people are better at remembering what they have learned than whom they have shared it with.

Silver lining effect study, 'I have some good news and some bad news'

10 years ago from Physorg

Communicating "I have some good news and some bad news" is better than combining messages into a single, bleak result when small gains and large losses occur together, according to...

Gift Guide: Adventures in the video game aisle

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The video game aisle can be intimidating for aspiring Santas who haven't touched a joystick since "Pong." But it has something for everyone: riveting solo adventures, online multiplayer...

PTSD less common than depression and alcohol misuse amongst UK troops

10 years ago from Science Daily

Common mental disorders, such as depression and alcohol misuse, are the top psychological problems amongst UK troops post-deployment and not post traumatic stress disorder as is widely believed. A new...

When you eat as important as what you eat

10 years ago from UPI

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've determined when people eat might be just as vital to their health as what they eat.

Deciding to have a baby is an easier step for public sector workers

10 years ago from Physorg

Working for the public sector is good for fertility, according to new Economic and Social Research Council funded research at the University of Oxford. The study, which examined patterns of...

Clumsy kids' brains work differently

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are shining a new light on a condition that affects children's ability to print, tie their shoes or play sports.

Rogers launches Hulu clone

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Rogers is starting up an online television and movie hub for its own customers.