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Young Songbirds Babble Before They Learn To Sing

10 years ago from Science Daily

Young songbirds babble before they can mimic an adult's song, much like their human counterparts. Now, in work that offers insights into how birds -- and perhaps people -- learn...

Family History Places Women At Risk Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

10 years ago from Science Daily

Pelvic organ prolapse, a common and uncomfortable gynecological condition, runs in families, new research shows. Women with a family member who has had a hernia or prolapse -- two conditions...

Biologists Are from Mars, Chemists Are from Venus?

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

UD study explores how scientists from different fields work together: "Plays well with others." That popular phrase on a T-shirt is being taken to a whole new level...

Pentagon plans national mental health campaign

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Senior military officers could be talking about their emotional struggles on YouTube and MySpace this year, in a Pentagon campaign to urge troops into counseling for wartime...

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, Texas A&M researchers say

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Male seahorses are nature’s real-life Mr. Moms – they take fathering to a whole new level: Pregnancy.

The sweet world of soil microbiology

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Using classroom, hands-on activities can help instructors to communicate difficult scientific concepts and stimulate student thinking. Despite its importance, the diversity in soil microbes can conceptually be difficult to teach,...

Seeing Love in a Different Light

10 years ago from Science NOW

Jumping spider mating displays flash a wavelength that researchers thought no animal could detect

OxyContin that's harder to abuse? FDA debates new version

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The government is evaluating a new version of OxyContin - the potent painkiller sometimes called "hillbilly heroin" - designed to be harder to abuse.

One sense at a time

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Unlike adults, children don't integrate different types of sensory information.

Incubators seen to change babies' heartbeats

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Could the electromagnetic fields of incubator motors affect babies' health?

New study shows race significant factor in death penalty cases

10 years ago from Physorg

New research by Scott Phillips, associate professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Denver, finds that in Harris County, TX the District Attorney (DA) was more likely to...

7 per cent of Ontario students say they've tried choking game: survey

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A t least 79,000 elementary and high school students in Ontario say they've tried the choking game, a dangerous activity in which a person self-asphyxiates or has someone else choke...

Study Shows Power Of Police And Fire Officers As Injury-prevention Messengers

10 years ago from Science Daily

Most local TV newscasts feature news of car crashes, fires and other injury-causing events, but relatively few contain information on preventing such injuries, a new study finds. However, if a...

Calgary toddler dies after family calls 911 on internet phone

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A Calgary toddler has died after his family's 911 call via an internet phone service reached a call centre in another city, leaving them waiting for an ambulance, officials said...

Fertile women 'have sexier voice'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A woman's voice becomes more alluring when she is at her most fertile, according to US research.

Harvard scientists selected for National Academy of Sciences membership

10 years ago from Harvard Science

Seven Harvard faculty members this week were elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Your Brain on Vodka, Dope, Benadryl and More

10 years ago from PopSci

Alan Gevins and his team at SAM Technology in San Francisco are nearing the end of a large study analyzing the effects of various drugs on cognitive performance. An editor...

Haunted by hallucinations: Children in the PICU traumatized by delusions

10 years ago from Science Blog

Nearly one in three children admitted to pediatric intensive care will experience delusions or hallucinations, which put them at higher risk for post-traumatic stress symptoms, according to a new study...

When Doctors Tell Patients To Quit Smoking, They Listen

10 years ago from Science Daily

Doctors who take a few minutes to talk with patients about their smoking -- maybe passing along a leaflet or a sample of nicotine gum -- make a difference when...

Genetics play role in doping tests

10 years ago from Physorg

A Swedish researcher said some men are missing testosterone-metabolizing genes that are key to the accuracy of athlete drug tests.

L.A. 'loses' to Pittsburgh in one air-pollution measure

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

But a new lung association report shows that the area still has much room for improvement. ...

Parachuting Dog Helped Win WWII

10 years ago from Live Science

Scientists studied the effects of altitude to help Allied pilots survive.

Vital Signs: Perceptions: Go Ahead, Put the Water Bottle Down

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Drinking a lot of water is supposed to be healthy, but there is apparently little scientific support for the belief.

Scientist at Work | Francisco J. Ayala: Roving Defender of Evolution, and of Room for God

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Francisco J. Ayala has expressed surprise at how many Americans believe the theory of evolution is contrary to belief in God.

A Conversation With Arno Motulsky: A Genetics Pioneer Sees a Bright Future, Cautiously

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Arno Motulsky helped pioneer the study of how an individual’s genetic inheritance affects the body’s response to drugs.

Rarely seen scroll segment to be displayed

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A rarely displayed segment of the Dead Sea Scrolls is part of an exhibition for U.S. President George W. Bush and other dignitaries attending Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month.

EBay makes public its complaint against Craigslist

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- EBay says Craigslist believed eBay broke an agreement not to engage in competitive activity and thereby lost rights granted to it as a shareholder.

US Patent Office rejects company's claim for bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers

11 years ago from Physorg

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today rejected all of the patent claims for a common yellow bean that has been a familiar staple in Latin American diets...