Science & Society
- Vanessa's Journal: Your Chance To Email A Panda Researcher In The Mountains Of China
Vanessa Hull, 25, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is in the snowy, remote mountains of the Sichuan Province of China--the heart of panda habitat. She's hoping to capture, collar and track up to four wild pandas using advanced global po ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 26 2007 - 2:33pm
- Even Turkish Medical Workers Condone Wife Beating
Domestic violence is an inherent problem in Turkey, and healthcare workers are doing little to combat the prevalence of wife beating, according to research published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health. A survey of medical personnel reveal ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2007 - 7:30pm
- Does Time Change Speeds?
The saying goes that "time flies when you're having fun" and accident victims report events happening in slow motion as disaster occurred. But can humans really experience events at different speeds? Is time that relative? Apparently not, sa ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2007 - 5:30am
- Will Global Warming Really Lead To More Wars?
When the Nobel Committee awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to former US Vice President Al Gore, Jr. and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) part of their rationale was Extensive climate changes may alter and threaten the living conditions ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2007 - 1:47am
- Optimizing Santa- 150 Online Clicks Per Family Could Save Santa's Workshop A Lot Of Prep Time
It's been revealed that what Santa needs is a comfortable armchair and a fast finger to turn a 24,902 mile(a) shopping trip around the world into just 1 hour(b) spent in front of a computer, leaving Santa all rested up to do his Christmas Eve deliveri ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2017 - 11:46am
- Implicit Association Test Creator Says Political Polls Need Better Metrics To Be Accurate
Do polls reflect who people will vote for or who they would like to be perceived as voting for? A new national study of voters who say they might vote in Democratic primaries (participants were not a representative sample of Democrats but were self-selecte ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2007 - 6:43pm
- Thermoregulation And The Physiology Of Champion Athletes
What could be a greater test of the limits of human physiology than the Olympics? To mark the 2008 games in Beijing, the Journal of Physiology present a special issue focusing on the science behind human athleticism and endurance. This unique collection of ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2007 - 12:21pm
- Congress Spends $4.28 Per Family On Clean Energy- $9,335 On Everything Else
In a late-year flurry, Congress passed many bills last week. Among others, Congress passed an all-in-one spending bill. It combined eleven spending bills and additional spending for the Iraq war into one. H.R. 2764, now called the Consolidated Appropriatio ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 25 2007 - 10:30am
- New Year's Weight Loss: Separating Help From Hype
According to a new survey, 52 percent of Americans plan to lose weight in 2008 but as January comes closer and marketing efforts promising quick and easy weight-loss solutions ratchet up, people are increasingly confused about what to believe. When it come ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2007 - 12:33pm
- Natur Research Foods Announces All-Natural Sugar Substitute For Baking
People who bake aren't fans of sugar substitutes. 'Equal' does well in hot things like coffee that just require absorption but, for the most part, sugar remains king in the oven. Natur Research Foods Inc. announced that it has developed and ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 30 2007 - 11:50am