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Ban on genetic bias passes House

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

President Bush is expected to sign what would be the first federal law on DNA-based medical care. Rep. Ron Paul is Congress' lone dissenter. ...

Shifting Careers: Working While Chronically Ill

9 years ago from NY Times Health

After bouts with debilitating illnesses, one women turns her experience into a way to help others, and to earn a living.

Essay: At Bedside, Stay Stoic or Display Emotions?

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Health professionals may debate among themselves the propriety of emotional displays, but what probably matters most is what patients think.

Albert Hofmann, the Father of LSD, Dies at 102

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Mr. Hofmann synthesized LSD in 1938 but did not discover its psychopharmacological effects until five years later, when he accidentally ingested the substance.

Books: Quieting the Demons and Giving Art a Voice

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Two new books highlight the writing of authors with mental illness.

DNA Tests Confirm IDs of Russian Tsar's Children

9 years ago from National Geographic

Remains exhumed last year belong to two children of Tsar Nicholas II, putting to rest questions about what happened to Russia's last royal family, an official said.

Science cuts 'hit UK reputation'

An MPs' review concludes the UK looks like an "incompetent" partner for international science projects.

Well: A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions

9 years ago from NY Times Health

If you’re worried about BPA, here are some ways to spot it and avoid it.

At 60, He Learned to Sing So He Could Learn to Talk

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Melodic intonation therapy can help some stroke patients regain their ability to communicate.

Factors at age 15 account for more women at universities, StatsCan says

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The academic advantages girls have at age 15 largely explain why they dominate university classes, two Statistics Canada researchers say.

Climbing the Imaginary Social Ladder

9 years ago from PopSci

Like a flock of chickens hunting grubs and seeds, humans appear to be hardwired to follow a social pecking order. Researchers at the National Institute of Menal Health conducted an...

Research Shows Consistency in Synaesthetic Experiences

9 years ago from Science Blog

A quirky psychological phenomenon known as “grapheme-color synaesthesia” describes individuals who experience vivid colors whenever they see, hear, or think of ordinary letters and digits. A hallmark of synaesthesia is...

Teen Dating '08: Nude Pix On Cell Phones

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves.

Online Video Views Up 66 Percent In U.S.

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

New data show online views of videos soared 66 percent in the U.S. in February from a year earlier, with TV networks grabbing just a pittance of those eyeballs.

U.S. To Expand DNA Collection

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency - a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising...

Rupert Murdoch's Newspaper Addiction

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Rupert Murdoch is a) addicted to newspapers, b) addicted to power, c) needs to break the rules, or d) all of the above.

Adults Say OMG As Teen Slang Spreads

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.

Kids In Indiana Helping Feed Uganda

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

How's one school in Indiana helping kids 8,000 miles away get a hearty lunch? They're playing word games online, at FreeRice.com. Allen Pizzey visits one Ugandan school benefitting from American...

Politics Keeping EPA From Toxin Warnings?

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A government report obtained early by CBS News says non-scientists are playing an increasing role in EPA decisions - including how toxic chemicals are regulated. Chip Reid asks: Is political...

Study: Synesthetes share commonalities

9 years ago from UPI

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 30 (UPI) -- British psychological researchers say they've discovered evidence that commonalities exist across synesthetes.

Evolution of human diets is studied

9 years ago from UPI

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. anthropologists say they've discovered morphology might suggest what ancient people could eat, but it does not necessarily reflect what they did...

Cell phones may be medical imaging tools

9 years ago from UPI

JERUSALEM, April 30 (UPI) -- Israeli scientists say they've found a way to transmit medical images via cellular phones that might open such technology to most of Earth's...

Defying logic, consistently

9 years ago from MIT Research

Unexpected and surprising connections are at the heart of research conducted by MIT Professor Dan Ariely, whose studies have demonstrated that people often make decisions that seem to defy logic--but...

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Seattle Pigeons Attacked With Darts

9 years ago from National Geographic

Authorities are receiving several reports of pigeons found alive with metal darts through their skulls. An animal rights group is offering a reward for information about the assailant.