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Congressional Memo: More Talking Than Listening in the Senate Debate About Climate Change

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Even for the Senate, where members are well-known to prefer talking to listening, the amount of unilateral jabbering on the climate change bill has been remarkable.

Are Panic And Inability To Express Emotions Related?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Investigators have explored the inability to express emotions (alexithymia) in panic disorder in an article in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. In patients with panic disorder (PD), the difficulty to identify and...

Knowing Looks: Using Gaze Aversion To Tell When Children Are Learning

11 years ago from Science Daily

People use eye contact in a variety of ways every minute of every day but how often do you find yourself staring into space with concentrating on an issue or...

Increased Risk Of Smoking, Substance Abuse In Bipolar Adolescents Confirmed

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study supports previous reports that adolescents with bipolar disorder are at increased risk for smoking and substance abuse. The article also indicates that bipolar-associated risk is independent of...

Are People More Likely To Become Friends Based on Proximity Or Shared Values and Interests?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Rather than picking our friends based on intentional choice and common values and interests, our friendships may be based on more superficial factors like proximity or group assignments. As reported...

New Zealand discovered 1000 years later

11 years ago from Science Alert

The first humans to arrive at New Zealand may have come 1000 years later than previously thought, according to a team of researchers.

Marijuana use linked to brain injury

11 years ago from UPI

MELBOURNE, June 4 (UPI) -- An Australian study brain imaging shows long-term, heavy use of marijuana can cause significant brain injury.

Aggression Between Nursing-home Residents More Common Than Widely Believed, Studies Find

11 years ago from Science Daily

When people hear about elder abuse in nursing homes, they usually think of staff members victimizing residents. However, new research suggests that a more prevalent and serious problem may be...

Instant Messaging Proves Useful In Reducing Workplace Interruption

11 years ago from Science Daily

Employers seeking to decrease interruptions may want to have their workers use instant messaging software, a new study suggests. A recent study found that workers who used instant messaging on...

Videogaming goes audio: New game lets visually impaired share the fun

11 years ago from Physorg

A new computer game developed by MIT and Singaporean students has taken the video out of videogames, making it possible for visually impaired people to play the game on a...

New Zealand colonised 1000 years later than previously thought

11 years ago from Physorg

A University of Adelaide palaeontologist has helped to uncover compelling new evidence that New Zealand was discovered 1000 years later than commonly believed.

Finances 'almost there' for west African super-cable

11 years ago from SciDev

Financial arrangements are almost in place for a new African super-cable — bringing cheaper broadband access closer to reality.

Majority of Uganda depressed

11 years ago from Science Blog

Uganda has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded, following extremely high of civilian exposure to violence and poor healthcare, a study published in BMC Psychiatry says...

Vindication! Sad children out-perform happy children in attention-to-detail tasks

11 years ago from Science Blog

Psychologists at the University of Virginia and the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) have conducted experimental research that contrasts with the belief that happy children are the best learners. read more

Positive attitude doesn't beat cancer

11 years ago from Science Alert

Although there are social benefits, a positive attitude has no influence on a woman's chance of surviving breast cancer, a study has found.

Vital Signs: The Brain: Caller May Be Out of Sight, but in Mind

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A new study may shed light on why talking on a cellphone appears to make drivers prone to accidents.

Emotional Intelligence Helps Make Better Product Choices

11 years ago from Science Daily

People with highly developed emotional sensibilities are better at making product choices, according to a new study. This research establishes a new method for assessing consumers' emotional intelligence.

Observatory: Camouflage Customized for the Threat

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Chameleons are famous for their ability to adjust their appearance, but do they have a predator-specific approach to defending themselves?

Observatory: Same-Sex Parents in Albatross Colony

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers have uncovered a case of cooperative breeding involving long-term pairs of unrelated birds of the same sex.

Study examines risk factors for development of eating disorders

11 years ago from Physorg

Risk factors for binge eating and purging may vary between boys and girls and by age group in girls, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of...

People who bottle up may fare better after trauma, new research suggests

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Being the strong, silent type who bottles up feelings after a traumatic experience may benefit a person in the long run, suggests new research.

Kids May Hesitate To Tell Their Doctor, But Will Freely Answer Sex And Drugs Questions On Doctor's Computer Questionnaire

11 years ago from Science Daily

Texting, IM, email -- most kids are comfortable using computers to communicate. It's led to an innovative idea among doctors. Children are given a touch pad and asked a series...

Cousin marriages not always unhealthy

11 years ago from Science Alert

Marrying a cousin doesn't often result in unhealthy offspring, and in many countries unions between relations are common, according to an expert.

Study shows young adults hit by 'news fatigue'

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Young adults experience news fatigue from being inundated by facts and updates and have trouble accessing in-depth stories, according to a study to be unveiled at a...

Families seek compensation ruling for deaths linked to asbestos

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Six cases will challenge insurers' refusal to pay up in nine-week high court battle

Opinion: Transforming our farming systems from the bottom-up

11 years ago from Science Alert

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge has pointed us in the right direction to radically change the way we grow food to better serve the poor and hungry, now we...

Depressed gamblers risk addiction

11 years ago from Science Alert

A new study has found that conditions such as depression, social isolation and alcoholism all increase a person's risk of developing gambling problems.

'Freshman 15' May Be More Like 'Freshman 5'

11 years ago from Science Daily

The "Freshman 15," the notion that students gain 15 pounds during their first year of college, may overstate students' actual weight gain, according to new research. In a sample of...