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Wake Forest University offers virtual interviews for admissions

11 years ago from

Using a webcam, a microphone and the Internet, some students applying to Wake Forest University can now sit in their living rooms at home and have a 'face-to-face' conversation with...

High Rates of Childhood Sexual Abuse Contributing Factor in Spread of HIV

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Men who engage in risky sexual behavior with other men report much higher rates than average of experiencing severe childhood sexual abuse, according to a new study in...

Bad Year Just Got A Little Longer

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

With a brutal economic slowdown, 2008 may feel as if it will never end. Now the world's timekeepers are making it even longer by adding a leap second to the...

Internet watchdog backs down over naked girl image

11 years ago from Physorg

An Internet watchdog has reversed a decision to block users from viewing a Wikipedia page showing a picture of a naked girl, after protests that the image is widely available...

Spotting the Next Great Music Superstar

11 years ago from Science Blog

For every rock star who hits it big, there are thousands of artists who never make it out of their own back yards. Before Madonna was “Madonna,” she was a...

As if 2008 wasn't long enough already!

11 years ago from Science Blog

It's been a long year with a presidential election campaign that never seemed to end and a stock market that exploded with volatility, mostly on the down side. So why are...

Contraceptive methods shape women's sexual pleasure and satisfaction

11 years ago from Science Blog

New data from The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University demonstrate that many women think condoms undermine sexual pleasure, but those who use both hormonal contraception and condoms report higher overall...

Court OKs Diaper Evidence at Ex-astronaut's Trial

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Diapers, latex gloves and other items found in an ex-astronaut's car can be used as evidence.

New study finds possible clues to epilepsy, autism

11 years ago from Physorg

Rice University researchers have found a potential clue to the roots of epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders.

Why Do People Make 'A Mountain Out of a Molehill?' Aggression, Status And Sex

11 years ago from Science Daily

Have you ever wondered why it seems like the littlest things make people angry? Why a glance at the wrong person or a spilled glass of water can lead to...

Nipping Violence In The Bud In Children

11 years ago from Science Daily

Violent behavioral problems that persist in early childhood are good indicators of school drop-outs and future delinquency.

Electronic prescribing system may encourage physicians to choose lower-cost drugs

11 years ago from

Clinicians using an electronic prescribing system appear more likely to prescribe lower-cost medications, reducing drug spending, according to a report in the 8/22 December issue of Archives of Internal Medicine,...

Nipping violence in the bud in children

11 years ago from

Annie knocks Melissa to the floor to get her doll. Alexis screams at the kid who grabbed his toy truck. Every day, in daycares across Quebec, similar scenes are witnessed...

Program to deter youth alcohol use also reduces conduct problems

11 years ago from

A University of Georgia program designed to reduce alcohol use, drug use and risky sexual behaviour in African-American youth also reduces the likelihood of engaging in conduct problems by up...

Study details the power of negative racial stereotypes

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Changes in social circumstances such as falling below the poverty line or being sent to jail made people more likely to be perceived as black and less likely to be...

Weighing commercially raised food's toll on the environment

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

I found your article on organics to be broad-minded and, overall, balanced ["Putting Organic to the Cost Test," Dec. 1]. However, when you take into account the true cost to...

Black and white is not always a clear distinction

11 years ago from Physorg

Is race defined by appearance, or can a person also be colored by socioeconomic status? A new study finds that Americans who are unemployed, incarcerated or impoverished today are more...

Real-life sex addiction not so funny

11 years ago from Physorg

Sex addiction has come out of the closet. Once spoken of in hushed and skeptical tones only, sex addicts have become the subjects of memoirs and movies ("Choke," "Black Snake...

This year will be just a second longer

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

On Dec. 31 this year, your day will be just a second longer. Like the more well-known time adjustment, the leap year, a "leap second" is tacked on to clocks...

Shock Your Way to Happiness

11 years ago from PopSci

I was feeling sick I was losing my mind I heard about these treatments From a good friend of mine he was always happy smile on his face He said he had...

Year-end bonus is an incentive to cheat

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- You don't have to look far these days to find examples of corporate scandals involving fraud. But Judi McLean Parks, the Reuben C. and Anne Carpenter Taylor Professor...

Perfect Gift: Gadgets For Guys

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

We all know how men love gadgets! David Gregg, senior editor of, has ideas for the "perfect gift" for the guy on your holiday list.

Study examines motives behind Santa myth

11 years ago from Physorg

Having kids believe there's a jolly man in a red suit who visits on Christmas Eve isn't detrimental, although some parents can feel they're outright lying to their children, according...

Robert Zajonc, Who Looked at Mind’s Ties to Actions, Is Dead at 85

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Professor Zajonc was a psychologist who illuminated the mental processes that underpin social behavior and in so doing helped create the modern field of social psychology.

Dogs have a sense of fair play

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Dogs are prone to bouts of envy and refuse to play if they are not treated fairly, scientists have found.

Mark Vernon: God or a multiverse?

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Mark Vernon: Does modern cosmology force us to choose between a creator and a system of parallel universes?

Dogs will go on strike over unfair treats

11 years ago from

First nonprimates tested for a sense of fair pay, which is key to cooperation

FOR KIDS: Math is a real brain bender

11 years ago from

Learning mathematics may make the brain reorganize the way it works