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Moral dilemma scenarios prone to biases

8 years ago from Science Daily

Picture the following hypothetical scenario: A trolley is headed toward five helpless victims. The trolley can be redirected so that only one person's life is at stake. Psychologists and philosophers...

Investigate Iran plagiarism allegations

8 years ago from SciDev

A Nature editorial calls on the global academic community to support investigations into allegations of scientific plagiarism in Iran.

Their infinite wisdom

8 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hotel guests come and go. But in the first decade of the 1900s, a pair of frequent Russian visitors to the Hotel Parisiana, near the Sorbonne on Paris'...

Study: Half of urban teen girls acquire STIs within 2 years of first sexual activity

8 years ago from Physorg

Half of urban teenage girls may acquire at least one of three common sexually transmitted infections (STI) within two years of becoming sexually active, according to an Indiana University School...

National survey tracks rates of common mental disorders among American youth

8 years ago from Physorg

Only about half of American children and teenagers who have certain mental disorders receive professional services, according to a nationally representative survey funded in part by the National Institute of...

The Queen and I: How autistic brain distinguishes oneself from others

8 years ago from Physorg

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that the brains of individuals with autism are less active when engaged in self-reflective thought. The study published today in the journal...

Nostradamus Says: It Will Soon Suck To Be Us

8 years ago from

No more sifting through unsanitary goat knuckles, searching for abstractions in tealeaves, shaking the Mattel magic eight ball, listening to Yellow Submarine backwards, or trudging India’s highlands in search of...

New biosensors reveal workings of anti-psychotic drugs in the living brain

8 years ago from Science Blog

Scientists have resolved a question about how a popular class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia works using biosensors that reveal previously hidden components of chemical communication in the brain. Link:  ...

Fitness items that are worth giving

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

Recommended: JadeYoga mats, Speedo Hydro Resistant Arm and Leg Trainers, REI Shuksan jacket, Petzl e+LITE, Lululemon Athletica's Brisk Arm Warmers and Swiftly Tech T-shirts. Writing about fitness, we see a lot of gear,...

Health-related books

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect...

Are angry women more like men?

8 years ago from Science Daily

"Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?" wrote author Lynn Hecht Schafran. The answer, according to a new article may lie in...

A Call To Promote More Scientific Skepticism In The Media

8 years ago from

A small segment of scientists are not in favor of skepticism; primarily if it happens to be in their discipline.   But a group of cancer researchers welcomes it and...

Archbishop of Canterbury says fear hinders success of climate change

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Rowan Williams tells Copenhagen service corporations and governments are afraid to make choices to bring real changePeople are so paralysed by fear and selfishness they cannot save the planet, the archbishop of Canterbury...

Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

8 years ago from Physorg

Overseas development charities are highly dependent on donations from individuals. In this new study, researchers from the Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Cass Business School examined how the level of...

Burned ayatollah photo sparks new Iranian protests

8 years ago from AP Health

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Police surrounded the campus of Tehran University on Sunday, trapping hundreds of students protesting what they said were fabricated government images of...

Game Theory - The Art Of Acting Rational

8 years ago from

You are in a game show with nineteen other players. You don't know the other players, you can't see them, and you can't communicate with them. The game you are...

New screening tool helps identify children at risk for developmental issues

8 years ago from Science Daily

When a baby is born, new parents often wonder, "Will he be the next President of the United States?" or "Could she be the one to find a cure for...

21st-Century Babies: Uncertain Laws on Surrogates Leave Custody at Issue

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Surrogacy is largely without regulation, creating an emerging commercial market for babies that raises vexing ethical questions.

U.S. and Russia Open Talks on Limits to War in Cyberspace

8 years ago from NY Times Science

After years of rejecting Russia’s overtures, the United States is seeking a new approach needed to blunt an international arms race in cyberspace.

My week | Simon Singh

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The noted science writer considers his forthcoming libel action and the campaign to reform England's libel lawsI returned to Imperial College, my alma mater, to attend the 60th birthday dinner of Felix, the...

Women researchers less likely to receive major career funding grants, study shows

8 years ago from Science Daily

Women were less likely than men to receive major funding for scientific research, according to a new study.

Don't I know you? How cues and context kick-start memory recall

8 years ago from Science Daily

We have all had the embarrassing experience of seeing an acquaintance in an unfamiliar setting. We know we know them but can't recall who they are. But with the correct...

AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty

8 years ago from AP Science

LONDON (AP) -- E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data - but the messages don't support claims that the science...

Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Some children from poor families may be receiving powerful drugs not because they need them but because it is deemed a cheaper way to treat a problem.

Makers say CDs induce more restful sleep

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

But the jury's still out on those claims. ...

Too good to re-gift

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

Re-gifting isn't an inherently bad idea, but the very idea that somebody is off-loading his or her unwanted holiday or birthday junk makes a re-giftee feel dirty and unworthy. Far...

That night it was finally quiet

8 years ago from Science Blog

"So, how did you like school? Have you made any friends?" he asked as he was taking seconds.Replica handbags "Well, I have a few classes with a girl named Jessica. I sit...

There were five people at the table

8 years ago from Science Blog

By Friday I was perfectly comfortable entering my Biology class, no longer worried that Edward would be there. For all I knew, he had dropped out of school. I tried not...