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A new study published says that people who think about time become more social and at least plan to spend more time with the people in their lives, while people who think about money fill their schedules with work. 

Cassie Mogilner of the University of Pennsylvania designed an online experiment where adults from all over the United Statesbconcentrated on money or time.  The volunteers were asked to unscramble a series of sentences; some participants were presented with sentences containing words related to time (e.g., "clock" and "day"), whereas others' sentences contained words related to money (e.g., "wealth" and "dollar"). Next all participants were asked how they planned to spend their next 24 hours.
A systematic review of research into the use of nutritional supplements for the treatment of anxiety disorders says it has found strong evidence for the use of extracts of passionflower or kava and combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine.

They pooled the results of 24 studies involving a total of more than 2000 participants, showing that some nutritional and herbal supplements can be effective, without the risk of serious side effects.
Gamblers behave differently during game time and lulls in action such as half-time.   A computer-modeled comparison of their actions says there are corollaries between the actions of gamblers at half-time and people in the stock market.

But how do behaviors change when no action is happening?   Unlike the stock market, football gamblers are, more often than not, free of news about the game during half-time. Gamblers are simply left to their own devices which, the researchers suggest, is akin to identifying the complex interactions of stock market traders.
New research by archaeologists from the University of York says that Neanderthals were a lot more compassionate than their reputation as brutish cavemen.

How do you chart the 'compassion' of early humans?
Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki have won 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for  developing new, more efficient ways of linking carbon atoms together to build the complex molecules that are improving our everyday lives - palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.

Basically, it allows researchers to make chemicals easier.   Carbon-based (you called it 'organic' in college) chemistry is the basis of life and has allowed man to explain parts of the world using natural laws but also provided  a stable foundation for functional molecules, which led to revolutionary materials like plastics.
Obviously some things about the Sun's relationship to Earth are known - if we get too close or too far away all life disappears.  But other aspects, like the activity of the Sun related to heating and cooling, are less clear.

It has long been known that the Sun's activity waxes and wanes over an 11-year cycle and that as its activity wanes, the overall amount of radiation reaching the Earth decreases. A new study looked at the Sun's activity over the years 2004-2007, when it was in a declining part of its 11-year activity cycle.