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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

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.

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...

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...

Is the Universe All in Your Mind?

9 years ago from Live Science

Robert Lanza thinks so. But his book, "Biocentrism," is kooky by many scientists' accounts.

Fish may use social learning strategies

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Fish lack many of our mental abilities but may use social learning strategies similar to those used by humans, according to new research.

Putting A Name To A Face May Be Key To Brain's Facial Expertise

9 years ago from Science Daily

Our tendency to see people and faces as individuals may explain why we are such experts at recognizing them, new research indicates. This approach can be learned and applied to...

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...

Study Pinpoints Links of Depression with Chronic Pain

9 years ago from Physorg

It is well known that chronic pain and clinical depression go together, but a study in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, shows that the connection...

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...

Cupping therapy alleviates carpal tunnel syndrome pain

9 years ago from

A German study published in The Journal of Pain showed that an external suction technique mainly used outside the U.S., called cupping, is effective for providing temporary relief of pain...

Exploring the evolutionary consequences of same-sex sex: Lessons from the animal kingdom

9 years ago from

Scientists have documented thousands of examples of same-sex sexual behaviour in non-human animals and have put forth many intriguing theories to explain why such behaviours are so prevalent. However, not...

Individual primates display variation in general intelligence

9 years ago from Harvard Science

Scientists at Harvard University have shown, for the first time, that intelligence varies among individual monkeys within a species – in this case, the cotton-top tamarin. Testing for broad cognitive...

10 Historically Significant Political Protests

9 years ago from Live Science

Political protests have a rich past, with varied degrees of success. Here are some of the most memorable.

Microsoft sues Vancouver family for $750,000 US over alleged 'click fraud'

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Vancouver family has become the first party to be sued by Microsoft for so-called click fraud - a growing concern in the world of online advertising.

With Iran Protests in Mind, State Department Blocks Twitter's Maintenance Outage

9 years ago from PopSci

So all that importance-of-social-media business you keep hearing about Iran? This should tell you something about the underlying truth, no matter how numbing the barrage from the media can be:...

Study focuses on genetic discrimination

9 years ago from UPI

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 16 (UPI) -- A Canadian study finds people with a family history of genetic disease are at risk of discrimination from insurance companies and...

Brain Regions Responsible for Empathy Mapped by Researchers

9 years ago from Physorg

Columbia University researchers have shown for the first time that two brain systems are primarily responsible for allowing humans to accurately predict the emotions of others. Psychology professors Kevin Ochsner...

Surprising second thoughts on the effectiveness of coitus interruptus

9 years ago from Physorg

It is well-known that withdrawal doesn't really work. At least, that's the consensus from sex educators and locker-room sages.

How to Bring Back that Lovin' Feeling

9 years ago from Live Science

Variety is more than the spice of life. Recalling variety is the key to bringing back that loving feeling for old experiences that now bore us.