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Democrats Divided Over Reid Proposal for Public Option

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Senate Democrats disagreed over a government insurance plan, suggesting that the decision by Harry Reid to include it in legislation had failed to unite his caucus.

Weight Loss Can Shed Pounds And Carpal Tunnel

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study investigating the relationship between obesity and carpal tunnel suggests that massive weight loss alone may provide a cure for the syndrome.

Iberian wolves prefer wild roe deer to domestic animals

10 years ago from Biology News Net

A Spanish researcher has analysed the preferences of wolves from the north east of the Iberian Peninsula to demonstrate that, in reality, their favourite prey are roe deer, deer and...

Female Choice Benefits Mothers More Than Offspring

10 years ago from Science Daily

The great diversity of male sexual traits, ranging from peacock's elaborate train to formidable genitalia of male seed beetles, is the result of female choice. But why do females choose...

What Is Life?

10 years ago from Science Blog

WHAT IS LIFE? Ayad Gharbawi This seems to be a simple enough question: what exactly constitutes the definition of ‘life’? Let us begin, at the beginning – as they say.

A Study of Vision in Relation to the Mind and how it Relates to the 'I' or the 'Self'

10 years ago from Science Blog

A STUDY OF VISION IN RELATION TO THE MIND AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE 'I' OR THE 'SELF' Ayad Gharbawi 2008 INTRODUCTION In this study, I will propose, that the relationship between Mind and Vision...

Cognitive Problems Are Direct Result Of Cocaine Exposure, New Animal Research Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

New animal studies suggest that memory and other cognitive problems experienced by cocaine-addicted people can result directly from the cocaine abuse in addition to pre-existing traits or lifestyle factors.

Dawkins targets teenagers with myth-busting illustrated book

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

God Delusion author plans to pair popular legends with 'lucid scientific explanations' in illustrated work for young readers

Friendship is mainly about 'me, me and me'

10 years ago from Physorg

Young people mainly select their friends according to the image they have of another person, irrespective of whether the person concerned actually satisfies that image. Dutch researcher Maarten Selfhout has...

Who's afraid of a homeopath's woo?

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Advertising works, but only on people who aren't scientifically educated. So why not allow it?

Even low alcohol consumption has a negative impact on overall health

10 years ago from

Low alcohol consumption is bad for your health in general. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation studied the relationship between alcohol consumption and...

Paradigm shift: How Galileo's spy glass upended science

10 years ago from Physorg

Today it would hardly pass muster as a child's plaything, but the telescope Galileo used 400 years ago this week to peer into the heavens overturned the foundations of knowledge,...

What you see is not always what you do

10 years ago from

Imagine: during lunch your colleague throws an apple to you. You catch it (of course) without difficulty. No problem. But what actually happened? Did you consciously decide to catch the...

Time is relative, playing devils advocate with myself..and maybe you..

10 years ago from Science Blog

In the past I have pretty vehemently stated that I don't believe time is relative. That matter is relative, time is stable, and sometimes we mix up our perceptions...

Battling Addiction With Those Who Know It Best

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Recovering drug addicts in Philadelphia are joining with experts in a broad network to help those still struggling with substance abuse and depression.

Booksellers call for probe of online book-price wars

10 years ago from Physorg

The American Booksellers Association on Thursday asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate online book-price wars underway by Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and Target.

Technique Could Improve Accuracy of Child Testimony

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Seven open-ended questions could make children less suggestible during interviews.

Report: China building cyberwarfare capabilities

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- China is building its cyberwarfare capabilities and appears to be using the growing technical abilities to collect U.S. intelligence through a sophisticated and long-term computer attack campaign,...

Halloween sex offender policies questioned

10 years ago from Science Blog

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (October 22, 2009) The rates of non-familial sex crimes against children under the age of 12 are no higher during the...

Fewer Americans Believe in Global Warming

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Poll Finds 57 Percent Believe There is Strong Scientific Evidence - a Three-Year Low

Sony Unveils 360-Degree 3D Display (w/ Video)

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today at the DC Expo in Tokyo, Sony has introduced a new 3D display that can be viewed from any direction. Unlike many 3D displays, the new display...

The Perfect Cram Drug? Scientists Identify Single Enzyme To Fix The Memory Of a Tired Brain

10 years ago from PopSci

We've all been there, late at night and early in the morning, forcing any and every last morsel of knowledge into our weak and exhausted brains. But when the test flops down...

Researchers question evidence linking overlapping sexual partners and African HIV rates

10 years ago from Science Blog

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, scientific evidence proving that overlapping multiple sexual partners -- concurrency -- drives the HIV epidemic...

Go To Community College - You'll Make More Money (Especially Women)

10 years ago from

Education quality is a moving target these days.   With college education a right since the early 1990s and student loans unlimited to pay for it, costs and claims have...

Study finds high volume video gamers have more difficulty staying attentive

10 years ago from Physorg

Parents have long lectured their children about the mind-numbing effects of playing video games all day. And a new Iowa State University study has found that high volume action video...

Geologists studying groundwater arsenic levels in India empower Bengali women, children

10 years ago from Science Blog

A Kansas State University geologist and graduate student are finding that the most important tools in their fieldwork on groundwater arsenic pollution are women and children armed with pamphlets and...

'Who' Am I?

10 years ago from Science Blog

'WHO' AM ‘I’? ...

Gadgets: WD media player makes watching your own HD video easier

10 years ago from Physorg

Producing your own high-definition video has become increasingly easier with today's line of HD video cameras. But transferring the content from your computer to a TV can be a challenge.