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VIDEO: Smog Chokes Olympic City

12 years ago from National Geographic

Less than two weeks before the Olympics, heavy smog in Beijing has Chinese officials blaming natural factors, such as fog. But others say athletes "have reason to be concerned."

Hasbro sues creators of Scrabble knockoff on Facebook

12 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

T-R-O-U-B-L-E could be looming for a Scrabble knockoff that has become one of the most popular activities on Facebook.

Nursing homes a popular option in Taiwan

12 years ago from Physorg

Dr Szu-Yao (Zoe) Wang, who recently completed her PhD with UQ's School of Nursing, found that in Taiwan, where the culture dictates that children should care for their parents, aged-care...

Gray And Green Together: Older Adults Can Play Role In Creating Healthier Environment

12 years ago from Science Daily

Volunteering for environmental protection activities can be physically and mentally sustaining for older people. In fact, this demographic group is in a unique position to have a noticeable impact on...

Viagra Works For Antidepressant-related Sexual Dysfunction In Women, Study Suggests

12 years ago from Science Daily

Women with sexual dysfunction caused by the use of antidepressants experienced a reduction in adverse sexual effects with use of sildenafil, commonly known as the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra.

Robot Playmates May Help Children With Autism

12 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists studying interactions of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with bubble-blowing robots confirm what has been widely reported anecdotally: that ASD children in many cases interact more easily with mechanical...

Serious School Failure Is Depressing For Girls, But Not Boys

12 years ago from Science Daily

Adolescent girls who had a serious school failure by the 12th grade -- being expelled, suspended or dropping out -- were significantly more likely to have suffered a serious bout...

Obama's West Bank trip raises hope, skepticism

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants Barack Obama to take away one message from their meeting Wednesday — he should focus immediately on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if elected, or any gains...

Reflecting On Values Promotes Love, Acceptance

12 years ago from Science Daily

No one enjoys being told that their behavior is harmful to themselves or others. In fact, most people respond defensively when confronted with evidence that their behavior is irrational, irresponsible,...

Memory Impairment Associated With Sound Processing Disorder

12 years ago from Science Daily

Mild memory impairment may be associated with central auditory processing dysfunction, or difficulty hearing in complex situations with competing noise, such as hearing a single conversation amid several other conversations,...

Nearly 3 percent of teen girls assaulted

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

About 3 percent of 12- to 17-year-old girls are physically or sexually assaulted by a boyfriend or date, a U.S. study suggests.

Opinion: Doing less, but doing it better

12 years ago from Science Alert

In the past, Australia’s early lead in a new field has often been lost because research teams could not match the size and funding of overseas groups - but all...

Mental activity slows brain shrink

12 years ago from Science Alert

Those who don’t engage in complex mental activity over their lifetime have twice the shrinkage in a key part of the brain in old age, according to research.

Nanotech risk concerns 'must be addressed'

12 years ago from SciDev

The lack of knowledge about nanotechnology risks must be addressed, a leading expert of the European Commission has warned.

Really?: The Claim: Never Eat Shellfish in a Month Without an R

12 years ago from NY Times Health

Shellfish can be problematic in the summer for several reasons, but the warning to avoid it between May and August may be outdated.

Personal Health: Health 'Facts' You Only Thought You Knew

12 years ago from NY Times Health

Myths and misinformation can range from the merely nonsensical to the downright dangerous. How well informed are you?

Focus on ADHD: A Deficit of Understanding

12 years ago from Live Science

For most doctors and psychologists, what remains controversial is not whether ADHD is real but rather how to diagnose and treat it.

Q & A on arrest of Radovan Karadzic

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Speaking to, analyst Andrew Stroehlein answers questions on the arrest of war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic.

Cyrus overshadows 'Hannah' with new album

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Hannah Montana may be the most potent phenomenon in Hollywood right now — bigger than Batman, bigger than Brangelina. Yet these days, the girl who truly fascinates is not Hannah,...

Grow your mobile in a pot? Maybe someday, say Nokia researchers

12 years ago from Physorg

With a mobile phone you can make calls on the go, shoot photos and pinpoint your position on a map. And who knows, maybe one day you'll be able to...

Young Republicans feeling left out

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Young Republicans are growing frustrated with party elders that are failing to connect with the next generation.

Gitmo judge bars 'coercive' evidence

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The judge at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial has barred evidence obtained by interrogators under "highly coercive" conditions in Afghanistan.

Female Monkeys More Dominant In Groups With Relatively More Males

12 years ago from Science Daily

Female monkeys are more dominant when they live in groups with a higher percentage of males. This is caused by self-organization. What makes the study particularly interesting is that the...

Animal testing rise allied to GM experiments

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Of 3.2m procedures, 83% used rodents while tests involving monkeys are down 6%

Sorry, Charlie, you and Nemo aren't the only fish that talk

12 years ago from Biology News Net

An artist's representation shows the midshipman fish singing to attract a mate. Talking fish are no strangers to Americans. From the comedic portrayal of "Mr. Limpet" by Don Knotts, to...

Savage Stands by Autism Remarks

12 years ago from NY Times Health

The radio host Michael Savage said he had no intention of apologizing over his remarks that characterized nearly every autistic child as “a brat who hasn’t been told to cut...

Vital Signs: Having a Baby: Infant’s Smile Works on Mom’s Brain

12 years ago from NY Times Health

A picture of a mother’s own smiling baby activates reward-processing regions of her brain much more strongly than seeing a picture of an unknown baby, a new study shows.

Roche Bids For Rest Of Genentech

12 years ago from C&EN

Swiss drugmaker believes the companies will be more innovative together than alone