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Despite Frustrations, Americans Are Pretty Darned Happy

11 years ago from Science Daily

We're number 16 ... in world happiness. Feel the joy. The United States ranks ahead of more than 80 countries, but below 15 others in happiness levels, according to new...

Breaking The Pattern: How Motivation Plays A Role In Getting Healthy

11 years ago from Science Daily

People fall into a pattern. They start out with the best intentions and do well for a little while ... but then fall back into old habits. It's a classic...

Stillbirths, Infant Deaths Lead To Anxiety, Guilt And Stress Among Obstetricians

11 years ago from Science Daily

Nearly one in 10 obstetricians in a new study has considered giving up obstetric practice because of the emotional toll of stillbirths and infant deaths. Three-quarters of the 804 obstetricians...

Pay more attention to STDs among older people: epidemiologists

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Sexually transmitted diseases have doubled in less than a decade among a group of over-45 British residents, leading researchers to urge the dispelling of false assumptions about sex among older...

How Does Language Exist In The Brain?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Despite much research on acquisition of languages amongst monolingual persons, scientists still have to ask themselves basic questions about bilingual acquisition: How do babies realize that they are in a...

Kids today hyper but happier

11 years ago from Science Alert

Children today are happier than they were 20 years ago, despite common perception, although they tend to be more hyperactive at school, research has found.

Artists dare cellphone users to hand over their handsets for day-long display

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Artists dare cellphone users to hand over their handsets for day-long display

Cops: "Hypermiling" Often Risky, Illegal

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

AAA Agrees. And master hypermiler Wayne Gerdes clarifies his suggested techniques by telling motorists to steer clear of dangerous maneuvers cited by authorities.

PopTok lets movie snippets do the talking in online messaging

11 years ago from Physorg

Israeli startup PopTok on Monday began inviting people to test a free service that weaves snippets from memorable films or hot music videos into instant messages and email.

Review of ONLY A THEORY: EVOLUTION AND THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA'S SOUL

11 years ago from Science Blog

See my latest published book review. Only a Theory is written by the scientist/author whose testimony was most critical in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case in which community members challenged...

Iran Fights Scourge of Addiction in Plain View, Stressing Treatment

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Iran’s government has been more supportive of drug treatment than any other government in the Islamic world, according to the U.N.

The Way We Live Now: Stress Test

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Why Americans want to believe that our mental states can control our physical maladies.

Experts to Discuss One Puzzling Autism Case, as a Second Case Has Arisen

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Leading experts will meet Sunday to discuss the debated connection between vaccinations and autism.

Attitude Determines Student Success In Rural Schools, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

While most of the country focuses on ACT scores, student-teacher ratio and rigorous curriculum to increase student success, a recent study finds the commitment to excellence determines student achievement in...

Using Mental Strategies Can Alter The Brain's Reward Circuitry

11 years ago from Science Daily

The cognitive strategies humans use to regulate emotions can determine both neurological and physiological responses to potential rewards, neuroscientists has discovered. The findings, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, shed...

NBC offers wide online access for Beijing Olympics

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- NBC is making more than 2,200 hours of live competition from Beijing available online, giving Olympic junkies more action than they could ever devour in a day.

Homosexual Behavior Largely Shaped By Genetics And Random Environmental Factors

11 years ago from Science Daily

Homosexual behavior is largely shaped by genetics and random environmental factors, according to findings from the world's largest study of twins.

Bad science: Suicides, Aids, and a masts campaigner

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ben Goldacre: Remarkably, suicide is not the first problem Mr Coghill has attributed to electromagnetic waves

Sexual violence study finds NY teens victimized at rate higher than national average

11 years ago from Physorg

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, in collaboration with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health's Center for Youth Violence Prevention, announced the results of a three-year, comprehensive...

Facebook "Is" Doing A Grammar Update

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as "Debbie changed their profile picture."

Time to turn words into deeds on health research

11 years ago from SciDev

African ministers have committed themselves to a set of actions to boost health research in their countries. Now they must implement them.

Movie robots to be remembered

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

If "WALL-E" is the success Disney-Pixar hopes it will be, the star of the show will join a long list of memorable robots that have graced the silver screen.

Hard Work While Fatigued Affects Blood Pressure

11 years ago from Science Daily

When fatigued individuals perceive a task as being achievable and worth doing, they increase their effort to make up for their diminished capability due to fatigue. As a result, blood...

Doctors must step up to the challenge of climate change

11 years ago from Physorg

Doctors must lead by example on climate change, according to experts in this week's BMJ. Health professionals were powerful catalysts in changing society's view of smoking from a normal lifestyle...

Lack Of Fragile X And Related Gene Fractures Sleep

11 years ago from Science Daily

Lack of both the fragile X syndrome gene and one that is related could account for sleep problems associated with the disorder, which is the common cause of inherited mental...

Netroots Feel Jilted By Obama Over FISA

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

When former Sen. John Edwards dropped out of the presidential race, the progressive Netroots took their affections to Barack Obama, defending him against attack from Hillary Rodham Clinton and others.

Crowds hide fearful looks from brain

11 years ago from Science Alert

Facial expressions showing fear are harder for the brain to detect in crowds than individually or in small groups, according to research.