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Babies are found to cry in their mother's tongue

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Just days after birth, German and French infants' wails mimicked the patterns of their languages. Researchers believe they started to pick up on the melodies in the third trimester. ...

Hu says China seeks peaceful use of airspace

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - China supports the peaceful exploration and use of space, President Hu Jintao said on Friday, days after its top air force officials sparked concerns with talk of...

Parents just don't understand

10 years ago from

Many parents like to meddle in their children's lives. Sometimes this can be beneficial, if the meddling is in the form of parental guidance or setting rules. However, numerous studies...

Mom was right: Nice guys don't always finish last

10 years ago from

Picture it: One jerk in a bar spends the night delivering bad come-ons to women. By the end of the evening, the women aren't receptive to even the nicest guys...

Dartmouth professor finds that iconic Oswald photo was not faked

10 years ago from Science Blog

Dartmouth Computer Scientist Hany Farid has new evidence regarding a photograph of accused John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

How Aggressive Cells Invade The Brain: Real-time Observation Sheds New Light On Multiple Sclerosis

10 years ago from Science Daily

Real-time observation sheds new light on multiple sclerosis.

Don't Shush That Baby, It's Learning

10 years ago from Science NOW

Howling infants are actually warming up their speech skills [Read more]

It isn't godly being green | Myles Allen

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It is an insult to science to rule that belief in man-made climate change is a religious convictionA British judge has decided that belief in human influence on climate has the status...

Study to explore if more sleep will help teens shake off depression

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- After a late night of texting or updating Facebook, it's hardly surprising that many teenagers show up groggy for school, which studies have shown can diminish academic performance....

For improving early literacy, reading comics is no child's play

10 years ago from Physorg

Although comics have been published in newspapers since the 1890s, they still get no respect from some teachers and librarians, despite their current popularity among adults. But according to a...

Can Pets Get Swine Flu?

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Several readers recently asked the Consults blog whether cats, dogs and other pets can get sick from the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu.

Genetic tests for UK asylum seekers draw criticism

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Britain is using genetic tests on some African asylum seekers in an effort to catch those who are lying about their nationality, drawing criticism from scientists and...

Professor: Fear, Shame Keep Homeowners From Defaulting

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Brent T. White, a University of Arizona associate professor of law, said policymakers must consider ways that emotions drive financial decisions.

TV bombards children with commercials for high-fat and high-sugar foods

10 years ago from

Childhood obesity in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions. With more than one fourth of advertising on daytime and prime time television devoted to foods and beverages and continuing...

Religion and medicine: Sometimes a healing prescription

10 years ago from

Do paediatric oncologists feel that religion is a bridge or a barrier to their work? Or do they feel it can be either, depending on whether their patients are recovering...

Baby Einstein Controversy: Professor Offers Healthy Language Learning Alternatives for Young Children

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Baby Einstein videos have become a staple in many American households until recently when the Walt Disney Company decided to refund the product, acknowledging that these ever-popular videos...


10 years ago from Science Blog

Do you want to be healthy ? There is a study done in Greece says people can live longer and healthier lives if they eat what is known as the...

A vast right arm conspiracy? Study suggests handedness may effect body perception

10 years ago from

There are areas in the brain devoted to our arms, legs, and various parts of our bodies. The way these areas are distributed throughout the brain are known as 'body...

Minority students earned greater number of academic degrees in fiscal year 2006

10 years ago from Science Blog

A new National Science Foundation report shows an increase in the number of academic degrees awarded to minority students since 2004, the last time such data were published.

Benefit Of A Mentor: Disadvantaged Teens Twice As Likely To Attend College

10 years ago from Science Daily

Two findings from a new national study reveal the power of mentors, particularly those in the teaching profession: for all teen students, having an adult mentor meant a 50 percent...

Recession May Have Longer-Term Effects on Low-Income Families, Researcher Says

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- The recession may be having some longer-term effects on families and children, including lower test scores and more single-parent homes, according to a Duke University professor whose research...

Video: Oil-Spill Disaster

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

An oil-spill disaster that could rival the impact of the Exxon Valdez is playing out off Australia. John Blackstone has the story.

Study estimates one in 91 individuals have autism

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders marked by impaired social interactions, restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and communication impairment, which persist throughout a person's lifetime. The ASD prevalence...

Study shows cell phone users miss the obvious, like a unicycling clown

10 years ago from Physorg

How blind to their surroundings can people be when they're talking on their cell phones?

UCI robot to aid brain research

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- A robot powered by a computerized model of a rodent brain will help researchers from UC Irvine and UC San Diego understand how people recognize and adapt to...

Commercial pigs in Ind. test positive for H1N1

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

10 years ago from UPI

Cassini makes another Enceladus flyby … Stairs boost fitness, balance, strength … Early universe supports dark matter theory … Potential leishmaniasis treatments studied ... Health/Science news from UPI.

Elderly depression lessened when relatives keep them informed on family matters

10 years ago from Physorg

The elderly are less likely to feel depressed if their relatives keep them updated about important family matters, a new study indicates.