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Tracing a crime suspect through a relative

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

California's familial searching policy, the most extensive in the nation, looks for genetic ties between culprits and kin. Privacy advocates and legal experts are nervous. ...

Social Amoeba Seek Kin Association

11 years ago from Science Daily

Starving "social amoebae" called Dictyostelium discoideum seek the support of "kin" when they form multi-cellular organisms made up of dead stalks and living spores, researchers report.

Miserable mid-lifers want love

11 years ago from Science Alert

There's a reason they call it a crisis - a new study has found that middle age is a low point for Australians, and people want love, not money, to...

Prejudice Affects Perception Of Ethnic Minority Faces

11 years ago from Science Daily

Prejudice can be a powerful influence, biasing the way we think about and act towards ethnic minorities. Now, a new study revels that the way people view ethnic minority faces...

Publication Bias Found Among Trials Submitted To FDA: New Study

11 years ago from Science Daily

A quarter of drug trials submitted in support of new drug applications to the US Food and Drug Administration remain unpublished five years after the fact, says new research.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something... Green?

11 years ago from Science Blog

Balikpapan has decided to take its carbon footprint as seriously as " 'til death do you part". read more

Think tank calls for 'home MOTs'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A Government advisory body says major changes must be made to technology and policy to meet the UK's emissions goals.

Want to be happier? Be more grateful

11 years ago from

Want to quickly improve your happiness and satisfaction with life? Then the pen may be a mighty weapon, according to research done by Kent State University's Dr Steven Toepfer...

Peer-led sex education does not reduce abortions among teenagers

11 years ago from

A trial of peer-led sex education in schools in England has found that it is not more effective at reducing teenage abortions than the sex education classes given by teachers....

New Tool Trains Athlete Brains To React 53 Percent Faster

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered how to train the brain of athletes to improve their overall athletic performance.

L.A. Weight Loss closing Atlantic Canadian franchises

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A chain of weight loss franchises in Atlantic Canada is closing its doors, with one owner citing the worsening economic crisis.

IV drug users unfairly excluded from needle program, CB group says

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A group set up to fight drug abuse in Cape Breton believes intravenous drug users are being unfairly excluded from a provincial program to safely collect used needles.

Psychologist studies ways to improve soldiers' work-life relationship

11 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. military provides its members with policies to help balance their work and family commitments. But a researcher at Kansas State University has found that simply providing programs might...

In pictures: Tribal Portraits: Vintage & Contemporary Photographs from the African Continent

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Tribal Portraits: Vintage & Contemporary Photographs from the African Continent is at Bernard J Shapero Rare Books until 23 December

'Embryo adoption' service seeks to give infertile couples a chance to have a family

11 years ago from Physorg

The day the frozen embryo arrived via FedEx was the day Maria Lancaster began experiencing firsthand what she had always believed: that human life begins at conception.

Face-to-face interaction crucial in a digital world

11 years ago from Physorg

Scott Garvis and Robert Kelly are in the business of effective communication. They work well together, but disagree over the use of a BlackBerry.

Letters: Back-to-front child buggy research

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Letters: I would be very interested to see results from a similar study on the 'front- v back-facing buggy' debate carried out in a Mediterranean country

Bioinformatics lecturers enlist undergrads to tackle DNA annotation challenge

11 years ago from Physorg

In this week's issue of PLoS Biology, a team of Marseilles University lecturers led by Pascal Hingamp, describe the Annotathon - an innovative bioinformatics teaching approach that appeals to...

Justin L Barrett: Do children believe because they're told to by adults? The evidence suggests otherwise

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Justin L Barrett: Do children believe because they're told to by adults? The evidence suggests otherwise

Books of The Times: Polly Wanna Cracker? Squawk! Do Better, That’s So Bush League

11 years ago from NY Times Science

In this volume Irene M. Pepperberg describes her three-decade-long relationship with Alex the African gray parrot and her struggle to win recognition from the scientific establishment.

New Clinical Study Will Help Doctors Assess Abnormal Bleeding

11 years ago from Science Daily

How do you know if you bleed normally? Scientists aim to answer that question more definitively with the launch of an assessment tool designed to help physicians and researchers more...

Predicting The Future For Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

11 years ago from Science Daily

"How will our loved one come out of this?" After an accident that results in severe traumatic brain injury, the answer to this simple question can change everything. A new...

Robots Created That Develop And Display Emotions And Become Attached To Certain People

11 years ago from Science Daily

New robots develop and display emotions as they interact with humans, and become attached to them.

How Is Our Left Brain Is Different From Our Right?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists found that synaptic size and shape in the center of the spatial memory (i.e. hippocampus) were asymmetrical between synapses receiving input from the left and right hemisphere. Differences were...

A Soldier, Taking Orders From Its Ethical Judgment Center

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Some scientists propose that fighting robots have benefits, but moral question linger.

Research Center Tied to Drug Company

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Documents reveal that a renowned child psychiatrist pushed Johnson & Johnson to fund a research center whose goal was “to move forward the commercial goals of J&J.”

The Evidence Gap: New Arena for Testing of Drugs: Real World

11 years ago from NY Times Health

There is a growing movement to gather evidence to explore what treatment is best for typical patients with complex symptoms.

The Welllcome Collection: where science and art are encouraged to meet Stuart Jeffries profiles the work of the Wellcome Collection

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

On the wall of the Wellcome Collection in London is a colour pencil drawing of a man's crotch that makes me wince.