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Feature: Mobile phone health an elusive call

11 years ago from Science Alert

Bianca Nogrady examines the latest research into mobile phone safety, and discovers the challenge of testing for a health effect when you're not exactly sure what you're looking for.

Independent Brain Pathways Generate Positive Or Negative Reappraisals Of Emotional Events

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists now have a better understanding of how the human brain orchestrates the sophisticated pathways involved in the regulation of emotions. New research identifies brain pathways that underlie reinterpretation of...

Brand Attitudes Improve When Product Is Paired With Favorable Actor

11 years ago from Science Daily

Love a rap artist’s music, and you may develop fond feelings for the products placed in that artist’s rap video. But, researchers recently found that the evaluation of brand decreases...

Watching violence may make people mean

11 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Watching cruel behavior on screen can make people mean and malicious, research on the behavior of British students indicates.

Learning From Mistakes Only Works After Age 12, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback, whereas negative feedback scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able...

Swiss pilot reschedules channel-crossing event

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy will try to cross the English Channel using his homemade jet-propelled wing Friday, a day after the thrill-seeking pilot canceled his attempt due...

Avid Online Role-players Do Not Fit Gamer Stereotypes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Players of online role-playing games tend to be older and fitter than suggested by popular stereotypes, survey finds. Older players also log more playing time, and women tend to be...

Unraveling 'Math Dyslexia'

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research could change the way we view math difficulties and how we assist children who face those problems. Scientists are using brain imaging to understand how children develop math...

12 Athletes Leaving Brains to Concussion Study

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A dozen athletes have agreed to donate their brains after their deaths for research into the effects of concussions.

Drug Maker to Report Fees to Doctors

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The decision by Eli Lilly comes as lawmakers have been pushing for a national registry of such payments.

Do you have the memory of a crow?

11 years ago from Science Blog

It appears that humans aren't the only ones with exceptionally good long-term memory. Crows not only remember individual faces over long periods of time and even seem to be able...

UNC project helps students with mental illnesses, support services prepare for 'what if' scenarios

11 years ago from Physorg

Nationally, an estimated 15 percent of students experience some form of mental illness such as major depression while in college. Many often struggle with where to get support.

Risky behaviors on TV may be modeled by inexperienced viewers

11 years ago from Physorg

Content analyses demonstrate that TV programming is highly saturated with sexual content and risky sexual behavior. A new study in the Journal of Communication shows that people with direct experience...

Emotional People Likely To Move Away, But Not Likely To Move Often

11 years ago from Science Daily

The results suggest that personality traits determine not only where people relocate to, but also how often they move and how far away they move. People who are very emotional...

American Kids Most Medicated

11 years ago from Science Daily

American children are approximately three times more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medication than children in Europe. A new study published in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental...

Australians support 'alcopop' tax

11 years ago from Science Alert

Eighty-four per cent of Australians would support increased 'alcopop' and tobacco tax, if the money was used for preventative health programs, research has found.

Neuroscientist reveals how nonconformists achieve success

11 years ago from Physorg

In a new book, Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently (Harvard Business Press, 2008), Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, shows us how the world's most successful innovators think...

I Want Your Antibodies

11 years ago from PopSci

Welcome to the inaugural post of The Sex Files. Almost every publication worth its druthers has a sex column these days, full of Carrie Bradshawish musings about life and...

"Dog Whisperer" Aims to Train Humans Too

11 years ago from National Geographic

For a hundred episodes, Dog Whisperer's Cesar Millan has brought difficult pets into harmony with their frustrated masters. And it's not always just the dogs who need training.

Understanding the cycle of violence

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have long known that children who grow up in an aggressive or violent household are more likely to become violent or aggressive in future relationships. What has not been...

US election: Not the best advice

11 years ago from News @ Nature

Concerns about the next president's science adviser miss the real issues, says David Goldston.

Low-cost laptops to change from Linux to Microsoft

11 years ago from SciDev

The One Laptop Per Child project is starting a pilot project in Peru with laptops using Microsoft Windows instead of Linux.

Church encourages texting during sermons

11 years ago from Physorg

The spotlight shone on the Rev. Mike Schreiner on a recent Sunday as he preached about who goes to heaven and how earthly relationships will translate in the hereafter.

Study probes impact of CSI-style programming on jurors

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A new psychological study from the University of Leicester aims to investigate how accurate people's perceptions about forensic science are, where these beliefs come from, and how this...

Chinese Milk Tragedy Intensifies

11 years ago from C&EN

Government officials lose their jobs as number of victims multiplies in contaminated milk scandal

Holiday Drug Taking Linked To Acts Of Violence

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that high levels of drug and alcohol consumption are behind the growth in violence among young tourists. The research work, focusing on Mallorca and Ibiza in...

Dousing quackery

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

An interview with Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society, on the subject of mystification.

African agricultural research 'neglected ' by donor policies

11 years ago from SciDev

A UN report cites a lack of emphasis on agricultural research in development policy as a key reason for African farming problems.