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Vote on Health Bill Today Caps a Journey Back From the Brink

8 years ago from NY Times Health

That President Obama has come within a whisper of passing historic social legislation is remarkable in itself. But the story of how he did it is not his alone.

Lonely, under pressure

8 years ago from LA Times - Health

Loneliness doesn't just cause wear and tear on the psyche -- it may also affect blood pressure. University of Chicago researchers surveyed 229 people ages 50 to 68 who were...

Inside 'Hubble 3D' - A Exclusive

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An exclusive look at the new Hubble 3D IMAX film with the people, artists and astronauts who made it possible.

Young Britons see significantly more smoking in movies than US peers

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Young Britons see significantly more on-screen smoking in movies than their US peers, finds research published ahead of print in the journal Tobacco Control...

Mother is 'more essential' to orphans than breadwinner father, research suggests

8 years ago from Science Daily

The role of a mother in African families is even more essential to the well-being of a child than the role played by the breadwinner father, according to a new...

Google China Partners Face Uncertainty

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Google Advertising Partners In China Appeal For Information On Company's Plans

These researchers really can read your mind

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New evidence suggests that researchers can tell which memory of a past event a person is recalling from the pattern of their brain activity alone...

Timing Is (almost) Everything When It Comes To Scene Memory

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The ability to remember a briefly presented scene depends on a number of factors, such as its saliency, novelty, degree of threat, or behavioral relevance to a task. Generally, attention...

Goodies behaving badly | Julian Baggini

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Doing good deeds as a way of earning naughtiness points shows ethics has become a form of unenlightened self-interestBeing virtuous is wonderful thing, but feeling virtuous is a shortcut to vice. That seems...

Monkeys choose variety for variety's sake

8 years ago from

Given a choice between spending a token to get their absolute favourite food or spending it to have a choice from a buffet of options, capuchin monkeys will opt for...

Exploring status quo bias in the human brain

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The more difficult the decision we face, the more likely we are not to act, according to new research by UCL scientists that examines the neural pathways involved in 'status...

New research shows babies are born to dance

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Researchers have discovered that infants respond to the rhythm and tempo of music and find it more engaging than speech...

Advertising: Rebellion Against the UsuallyEvasive Feminine Care Ad

8 years ago from NY Times Health

A campaign for U by Kotex skewers the indirect approach taken in ads for products like tampons and pads while pushing for more frank discussion.

Yellow fever strikes monkey populations in South America

8 years ago from Science Daily

A group of Argentine scientists have announced that yellow fever is the culprit in a 2007-2008 die-off of howler monkeys in northeastern Argentina, a finding that underscores the importance of...

'Mean' girls and boys: the downside of adolescent relationships

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Psychology researchers exploring relational aggression and victimisation in 11-13 year olds have found adolescent boys have a similar understanding and experience of 'mean' behaviours and 'bitchiness' as girls...

Video: The Power of Pigeons

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A former LA gang member found a new start when he decided to help kids by using pigeons. Steve Hartman has this week's "Assignment America."

New study could help predict suicidal behaviour in older adults

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Focussing too much on the present and not using past experience to make decisions could be linked to suicide in elderly depressed adults, researchers from Cambridge and Pittsburgh...

New teaching tools aid visually impaired students in learning math

8 years ago from Science Daily

Mastering mathematics can be daunting for many children, but researchers have found that children with visual impairments face disproportionate challenges learning math, and by the time they reach the college...

Neil Armstrong, First Moonwalker, Lands in New York

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Neil Armstrong touched down in rainy Manhattan Sunday and urged the public to take a more active interest in the military conflicts facing the United States.

Babies see human hand behind ordered events

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Experiments find that infants attribute actions to people

Amid Fraud Allegations, Researchers say Vaccine Science Solid

8 years ago from Science NOW

The anti-vaccine movement has been buzzing over a fraud investigation involving Poul Thorsen, a... [Read more]

Why I'm backing Simon Singh

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Comedian Robin Ince explains why he hosted The Big Libel Gig, the climax of Libel Reform Week Last night I hosted The Big Libel Gig at the Palace Theatre in London, where...

A magical way to move kids

8 years ago from Science Blog

It's often hard to motivate youngsters with physical disabilities. But a new approach from a Tel Aviv University researcher bridges the worlds of behavior and science to help kids with...

UK responds to EU noise directive

The government has responded to the EU Noise Directive by publishing a long-delayed noise policy statement.

Recipes for Health: Table for One, Please

8 years ago from NY Times Health

A meal eaten alone can be an almost meditative experience, offering an opportunity to contemplate what you eat and how.

For better romantic relationships, be true to yourself

8 years ago from Physorg

Be true to yourself, and better romantic relationships will follow, research suggests.

Peru mahogany decision highlights overlooked timber proposals at CITES

8 years ago from Physorg

Beyond the headline-grabbing proposals on bluefin tuna and ivory trade, the largest wildlife trade convention meeting this week will also address several timber-related issues - an often overlooked responsibility of...

Texas Messes With History

8 years ago from Science Blog

The Texas Board of Education has long promoted the teaching of creationism in schools instead of actual science. It’s former chairman and current member Don McLeroy uttered this immortal line...