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Minnesota song-sharing case heads for 3rd trial

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A trade group representing the major music labels said Wednesday it will reject a reduced penalty for a central Minnesota woman found guilty of sharing 24 songs...

Sexual vs. asexual reproduction studied

8 years ago from UPI

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- University of Iowa researchers say they've determined living organisms have good reason for engaging in sexual rather than asexual reproduction.

Autism Speaks responds to recent publications citing autism clusters in California

8 years ago from Science Blog

Two recent, separate publications identified regions with higher than expected numbers of autism cases -- or clusters -- in California. Using data collected by the California Department of...

Vital Signs: Choking Game No Mystery to Children, Oregon Study Finds

8 years ago from NY Times Science

A risky pastime is more popular than once thought, researchers said.

Research findings may help online marketing campaigns achieve more success

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Why do some online ad campaigns go viral while other online marketing messages gather "cyber-dust" on the information superhighway? The key may lie in the motivation of Internet...

California Supreme Court invalidates state limits on medical marijuana possession

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

The justices unanimously declare unconstitutional a 2003 provision that capped possession at eight ounces and cultivation at six mature or 12 immature plants. ...

What Is The 'Mental Plane' As Per The Observer?

8 years ago from Science Blog

This is a concept I wish to introduce, given my articles on Consciousness Studies. Have you ever noticed that you start your day and you are in a certain mood, and...

Cambridge academic warns of psychological impact of Haiti earthquake

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- A Cambridge academic who is coordinating the mental health response to the Haiti earthquake disaster for one of the first international NGOs into the country warns that mental...

Assessing The State Of Science Journalism

8 years ago from

Based on a survey of UK science journalists and 52 in-depth interviews with specialist reporters and senior editors in the national news media, researchers from the Cardiff School of Journalism,...

The 'sultan of slime': Biologist continues to be fascinated by organisms after nearly 70 years of study

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Where others see dirt, John Bonner sees beauty. Where others see jumbled clumps, he sees highly sophisticated organization.

Leading cause of medical evacuation out of war zones: It's not combat injury

8 years ago from Science Blog

The most common reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years have been fractures, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal and connective...

Good and Bad Angels in Hollywood and the Bible

8 years ago from Live Science

Bad angels in the film "Legion" are not unlike depictions of some angels in the Bible.

YouTube expands support for HTML5

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- YouTube is the major video-viewing site on the Internet, and it is constantly working to maintain its edge over competitors such as Hulu, and to present the video-watching...

Are you addicted to sex?

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

For celebrities such as Tiger Woods, checking into a sex addiction clinic seems to be the norm these days when you have been accused of infidelity. But is it a real medical...

Temporary gains

8 years ago from MIT Research

While the U.S. economy struggles, one form of employment is on the rise: Temporary jobs. In December, the country lost 85,000 jobs overall, but added 47,000 temp positions, according to the Bureau of...

A computer per student leads to higher performance than traditional classroom settings

8 years ago from Science Blog

Chestnut Hill, MA (1/21/2010) -- A dozen years into the "1 to 1" computing movement's push to pair every schoolchild and teacher with a laptop, studies show the students...

How does an outfielder know where to run for a fly ball?

8 years ago from Science Daily

To test three theories that might explain an outfielder's ability to catch a fly ball, researchers had to produce realistic balls and simulate catches. Scientists then lobbed virtual fly balls...

Jerilyn Ross, 63, Advocate for the Anxious, Dies

8 years ago from NY Times Health

A skilled therapist and exuberant optimist, Ms. Ross overcame her fears and helped others manage their own.

Feds allege crime in death of wild jaguar in Ariz.

8 years ago from AP Science

PHOENIX (AP) -- Investigators say a contractor and possibly an Arizona Game and Fish Department employee acted criminally in the death of what was believed to...

South African consulate to sponsor NY World Cup

8 years ago from AP Science

NEW YORK (AP) -- The South African consulate will sponsor a mini World Cup tournament in New York just ahead of the start of soccer's championship....

US Embassy Seeks Facebook Friends

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Our Baghdad Embassy Looking For Iraqi Friends With Launch Of Facebook Page

Ask the non-experts

8 years ago from Science Blog

CORAL GABLES, FL (January 21, 2010)--Non-expert is not often a term that one would associate with scientific research, but it could become a new trend in psychology research. Some...

Science & Social Media (AAS 215)

8 years ago from

I enjoyed presenting on Project Calliope two weeks ago, at the 215th AAS meeting.  I have a partial podcast of my talk in preparation, but in the meantime, here are...

Language structure is partly determined by social structure, says Penn psychology study

8 years ago from Science Blog

PHILADELPHIA ?- Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Memphis have released a new study on linguistic evolution that challenges the prominent hypothesis for why...

Brazil creates Latin America-wide university

8 years ago from SciDev

A new university integrating Latin American countries will offer undergraduate and graduate courses for the region in a range of disciplines.

Fibromyalgia, H.I.V. and Chronic Fatigue

8 years ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Nancy Klimas answers readers questions on the link between fibromyalgia, H.I.V., cystitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.

How to live your life twice: Psychologist busts a myth and offers tips to counter a mid-life crisis

8 years ago from Physorg

Elliot Jacques coined the term "mid-life crisis" 40 years ago, when the average lifespan was 70 and "mid-life" came at age 35. Individuals could expect their quality of life...

Moscow's Stray Dogs Evolving Greater Intelligence, Wolf-like Characteristics, and A Mastery of The Subway

8 years ago from PopSci

For every 300 Muscovites, there's a stray dog wandering the streets of Russia's capital. And according to Andrei Poyarkov, a researcher at the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the fierce pressure...