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College students should make sure they have coverage

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Health coverage is vital for students. But if parents can't provide it, there are options. ...

People Really Do Walk in Circles When Lost

9 years ago from National Geographic

A new study finds that people naturally walk in circles when their sense of direction is lost. Researchers had people walk in the desert and through a forest. Video.

Brighter idea for bendy displays

Flexible and bright transparent displays based on inorganic LEDs outpace their organic LED cousins, researchers say.

Traffic Noise Ruining Frogs' Sex Lives?

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Urban Din May Be Drowning Out Seductive Croaks of Lusty Males, Researcher Says

Alcohol ads spike when teens watch: study

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Commercials for beer, wine and spirits tend to pop up more frequently on TV when teens are watching, a new study finds.

Why Do We Need To Sleep?

9 years ago from

We humans spend roughly one-third of our lives asleep but researchers don't know why.  Science magazine listed the function of sleep is one of the 125 greatest unsolved mysteries in science...

Visits to Nana's may keep toddlers from developing negative age stereotypes

9 years ago from

It's easy to list the negative stereotypes attributed to the elderly: they are considered forgetful, hard-of-hearing, absent-minded and confused...

Contrary to popular belief, parents OK with kids' homework loads

9 years ago from

Today's youngsters are buried under homework, which gobbles up free time that could be spent with family or friends. Parents, puzzled whether to help their children dig out from a...

What determines Caster Semenya's sex?

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It's the first question any parent asks after the birth of their child: is it a girl or a boy? In very rare cases, the midwife has to say honestly: "I don't...

Autistic teens master social cues, find friends

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Thirteen-year-old Andrea Levy ticked off a mental list of rules to follow when her guest arrived: Greet her at the door. Introduce her to the family. Offer...

A Basis Is Seen for Some Health Plan Fears Among the Elderly

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The concerns of many older Americans as they look at the health overhaul bills in Congress focus on the savings intended to come from Medicare.

Britons Fault Health Service, Until Others Do

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Despite their own complaints, the British don’t like it when their system is cited as an example of the failures of socialized medicine.

Row over South African athlete highlights ambiguities of gender

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Some have raised doubts whether Caster Semenya is a woman. But a scientist says physical features do not always match DNA or hormones. A variety of genetic and hormonal anomalies can lead...

Cisco wants to better connect entertainers and fans

9 years ago from Physorg

In addition to routers and switches, Cisco Systems' business plan now includes Paramore, Trey Songz and Halestorm.

As the Actress Said to the Bishop, Or, the Professional Practice University

9 years ago from

We management professors are very conscious of the "professional school" label given to colleges of business, law, medicine, engineering, nursing, and education in diversified universities – universities in which some clinical fields, like psychology,...

The Evolution Of The Appendix Solved?

9 years ago from

The lowly appendix used to get no respect and was simply regarded as a useless evolutionary artifact but two years ago researchers at Duke University Medical Center proposed that it...

Family Quarrels Can Promote Headaches In Children, Study Finds

9 years ago from Science Daily

Family quarrels and a lack of free time can promote headaches in children, according to researchers in Germany.

In English Football, Firing The Manager Not Usually The Answer

9 years ago from

Premier League clubs who have long-term managers are more successful than those who change their managers on a frequent basis, say business school researchers. Because there's nothing sports clubs want more...

At Singularity U., Brains Meet the Future

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Elite Class Given Access to Thought Leaders as They Try to Address Real World Problems

"Avatar" Trailer Gets Mixed Reviews Online

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Twitter and Facebook Chatter Indicated that Not Everyone Is a Fan of James Cameron's Anticipated 3D Sci-fi

The Science Of Wine And Cheese

9 years ago from

Tomorrow, we are attending a mixer called The Science of Fine Wines.  This is a seminar/fundraiser for the Discovery Museum Science&Space Center in Sacramento so we're there to help with...

Training can improve multitasking ability

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Training increases brain processing speed and improves our ability to multitask, new research from Vanderbilt University indicates.

American Journal of Public Health Highlights: October 2009

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

1) Unemployment is taking its toll on the mental health of young women and men in the United States; 2) Don't forget about Granny: Older adults experience better reported...

In NYC, cash and connections can get you a kidney

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- For most of the thousands of Americans who need a new kidney, there are only two ways to go: persuade a friend or relative to donate, or...

World of Warcraft Jumps Into Print

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Publisher Seeks to Lure Collectors with Magazine Dedicated to Globally Popular Online Game

Population segments differ on perceptions of cognitive health

9 years ago from Physorg

A new special issue of The Gerontologist has identified for the first time how ethnically, culturally, linguistically, and geographically diverse groups think about aging and brain health.

Our nostrils share a rivalry too, study finds

9 years ago from Physorg

Your nostrils may seem to be a happy pair, working together to pick up scents. However, a study published online on August 20th in Current Biology reveals that there can...

Opposition wants eHealth all-party review

9 years ago from CBC: Health

At a special meeting of the government agencies subcommittee on Thursday, the Opposition parties recommended an all-party MPP review of the troubled eHealth Ontario agency.