Science & Society
- Working Mothers Have It Easier Today, Says Study
Working mothers have it easier now than their own mothers did, at least with respect to childcare, a University of Leicester study has found. The Labour government’s National Childcare Strategy, aimed at encouraging mothers to return to work, has simplifie ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2007 - 6:05pm
- Blue Tortillas Are Better For You Than White
The blue coloring in tortillas is more than just appearance. The color is due to the presence of anthocyanins in the corn and these are the same health promoting compounds found in purple berries and red wine. Scientists in Mexico, home of the taco, found ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 26 2007 - 6:28pm
- Tour De France Riders: 72,000 Cheeseburgers And Counting
Riders in the Tour de France are not only tremendous competitors, they are huge eaters, collectively polishing off enough food to feed a small village – more than 20 million calories – just to stay in the race, according to a fitness and nutrition research ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2007 - 9:15pm
- Statistically, The Best Baseball Team Won't Always Win
In order for the best baseball team to win, the National League would have to extend its season to 256 games say a pair of physicists at the Los Alamos national Laboratory in New Mexico. Because of randomness, there's always a chance a bad team can wi ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2010 - 8:47pm
- 237 Reasons People Have Sex
Many scientists assume people have sex for simple and straightforward reasons such as to experience sexual pleasure or to reproduce, but new research at The University of Texas at Austin reveals hundreds of varied and complex motivations that range from th ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2007 - 5:13pm
- First Ovarian Transplant Between Non-identical Sisters
A woman, whose ovaries had failed due to damage caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, has received a successful ovarian transplant from her genetically non-identical sister. The transplant restored her ovarian function, she started to menstruate and, af ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2007 - 10:10pm
- Shangri-La Diet Phenomenology
From the Shangri-La Diet forums: I stumbled on SLD when I, after a sinus-infection, lost my ability to smell and therefore also taste the flavor of the food I was eating. I could only tell if the food was sweet, sour or salty. I was devastated especially ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Aug 3 2007 - 1:25am
- Does Water Have Memory?
The concept of the memory of water goes back to 1988 when the late Professor Jacques Benveniste published, in the international scientific journal Nature, claims that extremely high ‘ultramolecular’ dilutions of an antibody had effects in the human basophi ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2007 - 11:03am
- The Autism Matrix
Autistic children are doubly stigmatized. On the one hand, they are often dismissed as “low functioning” or mentally retarded, especially if they have poor speaking skills as many do. Yet when autistics do show exceptional abilities—uncanny visual discrimi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 31 2010 - 4:48pm
- New Technologies Tighten Skin Without Surgery
“The monopolar radiofrequency (RF) technology, which was introduced five years ago and which is credited as the first non-surgical skin-tightening device, has been the catalyst for what is now an explosion in non-invasive skin tightening with different tec ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2007 - 11:11am