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41 min ago |

Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions.


Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

41 min ago | Inhabitat

Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids' Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

A new study released by University of California Los Angeles researchers shows that children who were denied screen time for five days improved their ability to read nonverbal emotion cues by a greater amount than a control group who had screen time as usual for the same period.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

4 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The Secret of Riot Cops' Confidence?

It's the province of riot cops, marching bands, and Hitler youth, not to mention a few millenia of militaries.


Thu Aug 28, 2014


[Report] Rabbit genome analysis reveals a polygenic basis for phenotypic change during domestication

Present address: Department of Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, Gonda Center, 695 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Genetics, Biology, Science

How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, UC San Diego, Science / Technology


Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles .


Related Topix: Family, Kids, TV, Electronics, Running Springs, CA

National Public Radio

Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

A 9-year-old girl in Arizona on Monday accidentally killed her firing-range instructor when she lost control of an Uzi submachine gun.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Happy ending for Market Basket employees, customers

For the thousands of Market Basket workers and customers who had protested his ouster, Wednesday night's deal by Arthur T. Demoulas to buy out his warring cousins' share of the family grocery empire was a triumphant end to six weeks of organizing, agitating, and waiting.


Related Topix: California

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Asia News Network

Petaling Jaya: Why some societies collapse

I like to read odd books sometimes. In particular, I like to read books about the human condition, not so much the philosophies behind it but as much as can be learnt from reality as possible.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science


Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

People who work night shifts, or constantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-shift workers, suggests a new analysis of previous studies.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Medicine, World News, China, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers.


Related Topix: Health, Circulation, Medicine, Australia, World News, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Cardiology

Deseret News

Take away the TV, increase your sixth-grader's emotional intelligence

Preteens who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions, according to a new study.


Star Tribune

Does shaking hands with your doctor spread disease?

Stacey Hoffman always watches the doctor's hands. At a recent appointment, she studied her family physician as he squirted sanitizer into his palms.


Related Topix: Hennepin County, MN, Nursing

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cavalier Daily

University Librarian Wittenborg to retire in December

University Librarian Karin Wittenborg will retire at the end of the semester. The decision, announced last week, comes after more than two decades of Wittenborg's work for the University library system.


Related Topix: Libraries, Virginia


NSF Creates Regional Innovation Center Headquartered in Los Angeles

The National Science Foundation announced today that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology , and the University of ... (more)


Related Topix: University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology

Lori Anderson: Hooked on fish

I wonder if viewers who survived the transfer from BBC's Newsnight Scotland to Scotland 2014 have picked up on the subtle difference I've spotted.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood


Ten-Hut! Why Soldiers March in Unison

From North Korea to the United States, militaries display their strength with synchronized parades.


Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology

NSF To Create Innovation Center In LA

The National Science Foundation is planning to create a new, innovation center in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the University of Southern California , the California Institute of Technology , and the University of California Los Angeles , the NSF said this morning.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology

Community Advocate Newspaper

WCLT awards scholarships for Earth Day essays

The Westborough Community Land Trust announced that it has awarded two scholarships and one honorable mention to Westborough High School seniors of the Class of 2014.


Related Topix: Westborough, MA