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New Method To Study Gambling Addictions Developed

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have created the world's first animal laboratory experiment to successfully model human gambling. The advance will help scientists develop and test new treatments for gambling addictions, a devastating condition...

Robbery Suspects Nabbed By Google's Camera

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Dutch Police Make Arrests After Victim Spots Suspects Following Him On Street View

Teens Are Heading In Wrong Direction: Likely To Have Sex, But Not Use Contraception

9 years ago from Science Daily

Between 2003 and 2007, the progress made in the 1990s and early 2000s in improving teen contraceptive use and reducing teen pregnancy and childbearing stalled, and may even have reversed...

How We Recognize What Is True And What Is False

9 years ago from Science Daily

A recent neuroimaging study reveals that the ability to distinguish true from false in our daily lives involves two distinct processes.

4,900% markup on some text messages, researcher estimates

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

It costs a cellphone company a mere third of a cent to transmit a text message that it charges customers as much as 15 cents to send, estimates a University...

Test That Found Widespread Unconscious Racial Bias Validated

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new study validates the controversial finding that the Implicit Association Test indicated that about 70 percent of those people who took a version of the test that measures racial...

Wrong type of help from parents could worsen child's OCD

9 years ago from

For most parents, soothing a child's anxiety is just part of the job. But for a parent whose child has obsessive-compulsive disorder, soothing anxiety and helping with behaviours linked to...

Israeli scientists show bacteria can plan ahead

9 years ago from

Bacteria can anticipate a future event and prepare for it, according to new research at the Weizmann Institute of Science. In a paper that appeared today in Nature, Prof. Yitzhak...

Gap between boys and girls persists in tech

9 years ago from Physorg

My 4-year-old daughter Kalian has become fascinated about printing on the -- "'puter," as she calls it. My wife or I will open a Word file on our family PC,...

Tweet success: It's easy to lose interest in Twitter, but there are reasons to stick with it

9 years ago from Physorg

You've created an account and started following some users. You may have even sent a few tweets out into the world, expressing how you feel about the economy or the...

Jury 'Lottery' Goes On Trial

9 years ago from Science Daily

The current legal system relies on the moral compass of each individual jury to decide the outcome of a trial. This method could be viewed more as a lottery than...

Video: Internet's Role In Iran

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Iran has a history of riots and protests. Students rioted in 1999 and 2003, but were put down quickly. The difference this time is the internet. Bob Orr reports.

YouTube's Role In Iran's Protests

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Steve Grove Discusses How The Video Portal Is Helping Document And Share News In Iran

Brain detects happiness more quickly than sadness

9 years ago from Biology News Net

People make value judgements about others based on their facial expressions. A new study, carried out be Spanish and Brazilian researchers, shows that – after looking at a face for...

Research parks feel the economic pinch

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Once lauded as incubators of high-tech jobs, science parks find themselves struggling in the new financial environment.

Study discovers clues into how eyes search

9 years ago from Physorg

Like the robots in the "Terminator" movies, our eyes move methodically through a scene when seeking out an object. If we don't immediately find what we're searching for, our attention...

Group Health Cooperative shows investing in more primary care pays for itself

9 years ago from Science Blog

SEATTLE -- An evaluation of recent innovations in delivering primary care at a Group Health Cooperative medical center shows significant success and rapid return on investment. The data led to...

Scientists search for sleepless souls suffering lifelong insomnia

9 years ago from Physorg

Most people have experienced the odd sleepless night before a crucial exam, a job interview or before going on holiday, but few people get by with just a couple of...

UCLA Appeals Citations

9 years ago from C&EN

University admits no fault in death of laboratory worker; family wants sanctions increased.

Broadband Access Jumps

9 years ago from Live Science

Some 63 percent of U.S. adults have high-speed Internet connections at home as of April, compared to 55 percent a year prior.

Twitter brings new language to old institution, the Senate

9 years ago from Physorg

Sen. Charles Grassley was darned annoyed when he saw that President Barack Obama was having a good time in Paris. So Grassley tweeted in protest: "Pres Obama while u sightseeing...

Employers avoid ethnic names

9 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that people with ethnic names are more likely to have their job applications rejected early, regardless of qualifications.

Literacy Programs

9 years ago from Science Blog

Between 80-85 percent of children learn to read by the middle of first grade and a good number of those children will learn without the advantage of picture reading programs...

Death Penalty Does Not Deter Murder, According to New Study

9 years ago from Physorg

Eighty-eight percent of the country's top criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide, according to a new study published today in Northwestern University School...

IRS, Treasury want cell phone tax repealed

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Remember the last time you used a company cell phone for a quick personal call - or text or e-mail? Did you record the value of that...

RadarOnline slapped with labor citations regarding octuplet watch

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

A state agency says the website, which has an exclusive contract to film Nadya Suleman's family, violated permit and filming regulations. ...

Fibromyalgia patients show decreases in grey matter intensity

9 years ago from

Previous studies have shown that fibromyalgia is associated with reductions in grey matter in parts of the brain, but the exact cause is not known. Using sophisticated brain imaging techniques,...

GPs have an opportunity to help infertile couples say North-East scientists

9 years ago from

A major study into infertility in the UK has found that GPs could save years of anguish and heartache for couples desperate to have children...