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'Pain Gap' Between Rich and Poor

12 years ago from Science Blog

A novel study that attempts to paint the most accurate and detailed description yet of how Americans experience pain has found that a significant portion of the population -- 28...

Computer Programs Help Drug Abusers Stay Abstinent, Yale Researchers Find

12 years ago from Science Daily

Drug abusers who used a computer-assisted training program in addition to receiving traditional counseling stayed abstinent significantly longer than those who received counseling alone, a Yale University study has found.

US Unemployment Having Impact On Kids' Health-care Coverage, And That Puts Their Health At Risk

12 years ago from Science Daily

Two new studies point to the negative impact of parental job loss on children's health care and the importance of having continuous health insurance coverage to meet children's health-care needs...

Young Songbirds Babble Before They Learn To Sing

12 years ago from Science Daily

Young songbirds babble before they can mimic an adult's song, much like their human counterparts. Now, in work that offers insights into how birds -- and perhaps people -- learn...

Study shows how 'horse tranquiliser' stops depression

12 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have shown exactly how the anaesthetic ketamine helps depression with images that show the orbitofrontal cortex - the part of the brain that is overactive in depression ...

Communication is key to informed public participation

12 years ago from SciDev

The simple communication of key scientific information to the public needs to be improved if sustainable development is to be a realistic goal.

Advertisements saying dairy products help you lose weight are misleading

12 years ago from Physorg

There have been recent claims that dairy products can help people lose weight, and the dairy industry has hyped the assertion by investing millions of dollars in commercial advertising. However,...

Children Affected By Parents' Behavior Following Trauma

12 years ago from Science Daily

A new study in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy examines the role that specific parenting practices may play in children's adjustment after trauma. The study finds that certain...

Closing the Achievement Gap in Math and Science

12 years ago from Physorg

The latest results from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program show not only improved proficiency among all elementary and middle school students, but also a...

Feminine pharaoh fathered at least six children

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Akhenaten wasn't the most manly pharaoh, even though he fathered at least a half-dozen children. In fact, his form was quite feminine. And he was a bit of an egghead.

Weight Loss Possible When Self-belief High

12 years ago from Science Daily

If you are what you eat, what you eat has a lot to do with how you think about yourself, says researcher studying healthy aging of women. She said that...

Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, Texas A&M researchers say

12 years ago from Biology News Net

Male seahorses are nature’s real-life Mr. Moms – they take fathering to a whole new level: Pregnancy.

Experiments for kids: Perfect balance

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This clever experiment looks hard as nails, but counterbalance does all the tough work for you

Gabrielle Walker on why children need to do experiments

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Kids should do scientific experiments, for the same reason that they should write stories as well as reading them or do sport as well as watching it

Experiments for kids: Cornflour slimeballs

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Some substances sometimes just can't make up their mind whether they're a liquid or a solid! See what we mean with this messy experiment

Experiments for kids: Friction factor

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It looks like we've used a bucket of glue to stick together these telephone books. We haven't - friction does the sticking for us

Experiments for kids: The triple-egg trick

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This is a risky little number, but this trick will amaze your mates - as long as you get it eggs-actly right

Selfishness May Be Altruism's Unexpected Ally

12 years ago from Science Daily

Just as religions dwell upon the eternal battle between good and evil, angels and devils, evolutionary theorists dwell upon the eternal battle between altruistic and selfish behaviors in the Darwinian...

Instant Messaging: A New Language?

12 years ago from Science Daily

For many adults over the age of 30, the former groupings of letters would seem incoherent, but for a newer generation of technologically-savvy young adults it can say a lot....

Seeing Love in a Different Light

12 years ago from Science NOW

Jumping spider mating displays flash a wavelength that researchers thought no animal could detect

For 30 years now, you've been getting spam

12 years ago from Physorg

This week, the world will mark an anniversary that has changed the face -- and other anatomical regions -- of email inboxes everywhere: the first known spam email was sent...

OxyContin that's harder to abuse? FDA debates new version

12 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The government is evaluating a new version of OxyContin - the potent painkiller sometimes called "hillbilly heroin" - designed to be harder to abuse.

One sense at a time

12 years ago from News @ Nature

Unlike adults, children don't integrate different types of sensory information.

Study to explore maternal bond

12 years ago from Physorg

University of Manchester researchers are studying the bond between mothers and their babies to see if levels of sensitivity towards the child are different for healthy women and those with...

Left because of understaffing, pathologist says

12 years ago from CBC: Health

The latest pathologist to resign at Eastern Health told CBC News the biggest reason for his decision was chronic understaffing at the health authority's pathology department.

New study shows race significant factor in death penalty cases

12 years ago from Physorg

New research by Scott Phillips, associate professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Denver, finds that in Harris County, TX the District Attorney (DA) was more likely to...

Calgary toddler dies after family calls 911 on internet phone

12 years ago from CBC: Health

A Calgary toddler has died after his family's 911 call via an internet phone service reached a call centre in another city, leaving them waiting for an ambulance, officials said...

Your Brain on Vodka, Dope, Benadryl and More

12 years ago from PopSci

Alan Gevins and his team at SAM Technology in San Francisco are nearing the end of a large study analyzing the effects of various drugs on cognitive performance. An editor...