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Ban on genetic bias passes House

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

President Bush is expected to sign what would be the first federal law on DNA-based medical care. Rep. Ron Paul is Congress' lone dissenter. ...

Shifting Careers: Working While Chronically Ill

11 years ago from NY Times Health

After bouts with debilitating illnesses, one women turns her experience into a way to help others, and to earn a living.

Essay: At Bedside, Stay Stoic or Display Emotions?

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Health professionals may debate among themselves the propriety of emotional displays, but what probably matters most is what patients think.

Albert Hofmann, the Father of LSD, Dies at 102

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Mr. Hofmann synthesized LSD in 1938 but did not discover its psychopharmacological effects until five years later, when he accidentally ingested the substance.

Books: Quieting the Demons and Giving Art a Voice

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Two new books highlight the writing of authors with mental illness.

DNA Tests Confirm IDs of Russian Tsar's Children

11 years ago from National Geographic

Remains exhumed last year belong to two children of Tsar Nicholas II, putting to rest questions about what happened to Russia's last royal family, an official said.

Why People Engage In Risky Behavior While Intoxicated: Imaging Study Provides Glimpse Of Alcohol's Effect On Brain

11 years ago from Science Daily

New brain imaging research published this week shows that, after consuming alcohol, social drinkers had decreased sensitivity in brain regions involved in detecting threats, and increased activity in brain regions...

Science cuts 'hit UK reputation'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

An MPs' review concludes the UK looks like an "incompetent" partner for international science projects.

Ecuador postpones science plan to 2010

11 years ago from SciDev

Following conflicts on managing funds for science, the Ecuadorian government has postponed plans for the sector to 2010.

Q&A: Closing the gender gap

11 years ago from SciDev

Prudence Mutowo, winner of a 2006 L'Oreal UNESCO fellowship, speaks to SciDev.Net about her experiences as a woman in science.

Hair of the dog keeps children's allergies at bay

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Having a dog in the house reduces the risk that young children will develop allergies, German researchers said on Tuesday.

Want to Know More? A Reading List

11 years ago from NY Times Science

“THE STUFF OF THOUGHT: Language as a Window into Human Nature,” by Steven Pinker, Viking. The author uses language to examine how the mind works, in perception and thought.

Q & A: To Gyre and Gimbal

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Is it true that a gyroscope weighs more when it is spinning than when it is not spinning?

A Conversation With Daniel Gilbert: The Smiling Professor

11 years ago from NY Times Science

At Harvard, the social psychologist Daniel Gilbert is known as Professor Happiness.

Animated Bambi Debate Arouses Pastoral Passions

11 years ago from NY Times Science

A new book argues that Disney movies like “Bambi” inspired generations of environmentalists, while others criticize the films’ distorted views of nature and animals.

Cases: My Daughters Are Fine, but I’ll Never Be the Same

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A child’s close call with death reverberates through the rest of a parent’s life.

Well: A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions

11 years ago from NY Times Health

If you’re worried about BPA, here are some ways to spot it and avoid it.

At 60, He Learned to Sing So He Could Learn to Talk

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Melodic intonation therapy can help some stroke patients regain their ability to communicate.

Factors at age 15 account for more women at universities, StatsCan says

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The academic advantages girls have at age 15 largely explain why they dominate university classes, two Statistics Canada researchers say.

Climbing the Imaginary Social Ladder

11 years ago from PopSci

Like a flock of chickens hunting grubs and seeds, humans appear to be hardwired to follow a social pecking order. Researchers at the National Institute of Menal Health conducted an...

Research Shows Consistency in Synaesthetic Experiences

11 years ago from Science Blog

A quirky psychological phenomenon known as “grapheme-color synaesthesia” describes individuals who experience vivid colors whenever they see, hear, or think of ordinary letters and digits. A hallmark of synaesthesia is...

Teen Dating '08: Nude Pix On Cell Phones

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves.

Online Video Views Up 66 Percent In U.S.

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

New data show online views of videos soared 66 percent in the U.S. in February from a year earlier, with TV networks grabbing just a pittance of those eyeballs.

U.S. To Expand DNA Collection

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The government plans to begin collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested by a federal law enforcement agency - a move intended to prevent violent crime but which also is raising...

Rupert Murdoch's Newspaper Addiction

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Rupert Murdoch is a) addicted to newspapers, b) addicted to power, c) needs to break the rules, or d) all of the above.

Adults Say OMG As Teen Slang Spreads

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.

Kids In Indiana Helping Feed Uganda

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

How's one school in Indiana helping kids 8,000 miles away get a hearty lunch? They're playing word games online, at FreeRice.com. Allen Pizzey visits one Ugandan school benefitting from American...

Politics Keeping EPA From Toxin Warnings?

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A government report obtained early by CBS News says non-scientists are playing an increasing role in EPA decisions - including how toxic chemicals are regulated. Chip Reid asks: Is political...