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Opinion: Poor countries' media must tackle climate change

11 years ago from Science Alert

Climate-change reporting is woefully inadequate because too often editors lack interest and assign writers without expertise, says James Fahn.

The X Chromosome and the Case against Monogamy

11 years ago from Scientific American

Researchers report genetic evidence bolstering the socially contentious idea that polygyny--the mating practice where some males dominate reproduction by fathering children with several women--was the norm for sexual behavior throughout...

Video gamers are surprisingly fit, says study

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Drop those stereotypes about people who play online role-playing games — chances are they're more physically fit than the average American.

Optimism Experts Handicap The Presidential Election With About 6 Weeks Remaining Until Nov. 4

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have determined that the most optimistic candidates win more than 80 percent of presidential elections dating back to 1900. A new study measures the optimism of this year's candidates.

Is The Salad Bar Safe? Produce Concerns Linger After Summer Scares

11 years ago from Science Daily

Widespread reports had most people afraid to eat tomatoes this summer and when tomatoes were vindicated, eating peppers became a fear. A food safety expert says there is only so...

Japan's Online Social Scene: Not So Social

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Social networking sites are wildly successful in Japan. But most users don't reveal anything about themselves. Posting pet videos is far more popular, and has bred a generation of animal...

Thomas 'Bud' McDonald dies at 85; helped found drug, alcohol treatment programs

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

He co-founded the Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, which serves about 3,000 people each year. McDonald helped develop projects, raise money and mentor those in recovery. ...

Sex steroid fails to deliver

11 years ago from Science Alert

Melbourne researchers have discovered that the much-hyped sex steroid DHEA does not provide any significant benefits to postmenopausal women.

Brain Imaging Study Provides New Insight Into Why People Pay Too Much In Auctions

11 years ago from Science Daily

Auctions are an old and widely used method for allocating goods that have become increasingly common with the advent of internet auctions sites such as Ebay. Previous economic research has...

Heartbreak for Chinese astronauts left behind

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - For years they have endured grueling training, lived apart from their families and concealed their identities in order to soar into space, and yet over half of...

Size And Fitness Levels Of NHL Players Have Improved, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers looked at a National Hockey League team over a 26-year cycle and discovered players have become bigger and fitter.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Expert: Kids more at risk from cell phones... White Rabbit candy recalled... Rocks may be world's oldest... Gulf Stream going strong... Health/Science news from UPI.

More are feeling the pain of paying medical bills, reports show

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Here's something to get your mind off the financial crisis swirling around and scaring everyone silly. Take a deep breath, relax . . . and start worrying about the crisis...

Study: Ballplayers use different tactics to repair images

11 years ago from Physorg

As steroid-use scandals have threatened the reputations of Major League Baseball`s most prominent players during the past several years, those players have used a variety of strategies to repair their...

Post-traumatic Stress Experienced By Family Members Months After Loved One's Stay In Intensive Care Unit

11 years ago from Science Daily

Family members may experience post-traumatic stress as many as six months after a loved one's stay in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU), according to a new study. The study...

New authority and law to push Iraqi research

11 years ago from SciDev

Iraq is to establish a scientific research authority to promote research, and is considering a law offering benefits to scientists.

UW science photo takes second in national contest

11 years ago from Physorg

With a photograph that embodies the unexpected - and sometimes breathtaking - outcomes of science, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Jenna Eun has won second place in the...

Japan's online social scene isn't so social

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Like a lot of 20-year-olds, Kae Takahashi has a page on U.S.-based MySpace, and there is no mistaking it for anyone else's. It's got pictures of the...

Face of St. John's OxyContin crisis behind bars again

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A young woman whom a judge once described as the poster child of an OxyContin crisis remained in custody in St. John's Friday, charged with committing an armed robbery.

Are we spending too much on health?

11 years ago from Physorg

In this poor economic climate and period of lower growth is it time to consider limiting spending on healthcare budgets? Two experts debate the issue on today.

ACS open access agreement

11 years ago from Chemistry World

Chemistry publisher tweaks policy for depositing articles into open access repositories

Martin Gardner Interview

11 years ago from Science Blog

Three years ago, Martin Gardner???s good friend, MAA Editorial Director Don Albers interviewed him at length about his childhood, the roots of his fascination with math, and about his career....

Patients, staff tested after TB exposure

11 years ago from UPI

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Health officials in New Zealand are looking for anyone who may have been exposed to a woman with an aggressive form...

Teens exposed to chemicals in cosmetics

11 years ago from UPI

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A small U.S. study found teenage girls are exposed to hormone-altering chemicals through cosmetics, perfumes and body care products.

Obama Rolls Out List of Nobel Supporters

11 years ago from Science NOW

Star-studded roster embraces his science and innovation platform

Probing Question: Will digital actors replace humans in Hollywood?

11 years ago from Physorg

They look like real actors, they walk like real actors, they talk like real actors. But with these stars there are no contentious contract negotiations or on-set meltdowns. They do...

HPV vaccine refused by 2 Alberta Catholic school boards

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Two Alberta Catholic school boards will not be offering a controversial vaccine to Grade 5 girls this fall.

N.B. pathologists too busy to do peer reviews: expert

11 years ago from CBC: Health

One of the pathologists called in to check Dr. Rajgopa Menon's work after the New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons received complaints about him said peer review is important,...