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Bulgarian defeats favourite in UNESCO election

10 years ago from SciDev

Bulgaria's Irina Bokova has defeated the Egyptian Farouk Hosni in the final round of voting but must await endorsement at next month's general assembly.

Adolescent alcohol exposure may lead to long-term risky decision making

10 years ago from

Picture this. A bunch of adolescent rats walk into a bar and start consuming Jell-O shots. Lots of them...

Classroom Behavior: Why It's Hard To Be Good

10 years ago from Science Daily

Being seen as either well behaved or naughty at school is never entirely in the hands of the individual child, a new study shows.

Hitting Talk Shows, Obama Defends Health Care Agenda

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Appearing in interviews on five television networks, the president said that he welcomed Republicans to the effort, but added, “I don’t count on them.”

Can a pill really boost brain power?

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

In America, university students are taking illegally obtained prescription drugs to make them more intelligent. But would you pop a smart pill to improve your performance? Margaret Talbot investigates the brave new world...

A blueprint for how not to do scientific research

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This week at a debate in the Royal Institute I was told off by the science minister for not praising good science reporting, because journalists – famously kind to their targets –...

Word for Word | A Tutorial From Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘Don’t Let Dead Cats Stand on Your Porch’

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Six lessons from President Johnson’s successful Medicare push, captured in his own words.

Obama Rejects Race as the Lead Cause of Criticism

10 years ago from NY Times Health

President Obama said distrust of the role of government rather than his race was the cause of fierce criticism in the contentious debate over health care.

Education and reward genes interact to influence alcoholism among Mexican-Americans

10 years ago from Science Blog

Interaction of gene/gene, gene/environment and environment/environment factors can contribute to alcoholism. New research looks at the influence of gene/environment interaction on alcoholism among Mexican Americans. Findings show that interaction between education...

‘Scent lineups’ spark dogfight over science

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The Innocence Project of Texas said Friday that scent identification lineups, in which trained dogs determine if a suspect's smell matches the smell of crime scene evidence, are based on...

Functional weight machines shake up routine

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

Sure, you're fit. But are you functionally fit? The hottest trend in fitness today is "functional training," which means working out in a way that better prepares your body for...

For many, health policy jargon is clear as mud

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

Deductibles. Out-of-pocket. Point of claim. Jargon flummoxes patients and experts alike. Moves are afoot to make it easier to understand. Neil Dukas knew little about health insurance because he had always been healthy. When...

Will peppermint interact with statins?

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

I was very concerned to hear that you should not eat peppermints while taking a cholesterol-lowering medication. I am on Crestor, and I eat peppermints when I have an upset...

Choosing to not have medical insurance

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

He covered the healthcare industry for much of his career and realizes the importance of a safety net. But after weighing the risks and benefits, he is going it alone. It never occurred...

7 Solid Health Tips That No Longer Apply

10 years ago from Live Science

Advice that was once considered gospel truth among the medical community is now being questioned.

Program Gets Girls to Go For Science

10 years ago from Live Science

Carl Pennypacker at UC Berkeley runs Universe Quest, a summer program to get girls excited about science. We follow a group of Girl Scouts who get to look through...

Alberta math, science exams to be multiple choice

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Alberta has dropped the handwritten portions of Grade 12 diploma exams in math and science, making the tests entirely multiple choice.

Getting files from a failed hard drive

10 years ago from Physorg

A friend whose iMac's hard drive had apparently died called recently, wondering how she might access the files on the failed drive.

For Sega, future wasn't dreamy

10 years ago from Physorg

Last week marked a momentous occasion in gaming for me and I am sure for many others as well. Sept. 9 was the 10th anniversary of the release of Sega...

Ways To Quiet Ordinary Snoring

10 years ago from Science Daily

Ordinary, loud snoring doesn't seem to be harmful, but snorers still may want to seek treatment to stop snoring, reduce embarrassment and improve sleep for themselves and their bed partner.

Face off

10 years ago from

Juvenile delinquency may be a result of misunderstood social cues. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health shows that male juvenile delinquents...

Unmasking the Ghosts

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Influential editors and members of Congress are pressing medical journals to adopt tougher disclosure policies on industry-financed research.

Please Commit To Providing Green OA Before Committing To Pay For Gold OA!

10 years ago from Science Blog

What follows is a critique of the "Compact for Open-Access Equity." The Compact states:

Cuba, US accuse eachother of blocking academic exchange

10 years ago from SciDev

Cuba and the United States have accused eachother of preventing scientists from each country travelling to the other to attend academic meetings.

Why flamingos stand on one leg

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists have put forward a number of ideas as to why the birds favor this unipedal stance while taking a snooze, but none had ever tested out their explanations.  Until...

New study examines benefit of internet access, social media networking on seniors' health

10 years ago from Physorg

Many elderly adults are increasingly isolated and grapple with depression, loneliness and declines in physical health. The UAB Department of Sociology and Social Work will use a five-year, $1.9 million...

Gratitude and financial virtue

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Study by Northeastern psychologist finds feelings of gratitude prompt people to share their financial resources.

Researcher investigates the origins of travel writing

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Travel writing has become one of the most popular genres in recent years with bookshops dedicating sizeable sections to keep up with a growing demand from travelling readers....