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1 hr ago | American Society for Quality

Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Chemistry, Science

5 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Men in Black Wins

Based on a concept first proposed by DNA Nobel laureate Francis Crick, a sophisticated combination of genetics , neurochemistry and optics - called "optogenetics" - may finally lead to the true "root" of psychiatric illness.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Medical News

Neurosurgeons develop new technologies to perform highly complex brain surgery

In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors.


The Washington Post


A child sits on the gym floor during the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on in Aurora, Colo.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition, Family, Kids, Sports

KXLY-TV Spokane

Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted third of a love triangle.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science


Science Confirms What Every Dog Owner Knows: Your Pup Gets Jealous

Man's best friend does not like anything muscling in on that friendship. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed pooches when these fakes take away the attention of the dogs' owners.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality


Sleep deprived? Beware false memories

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.


Fox News

How much sleep do you need?

We were all raised with a few universal health tenets. An apple a day keeps the scary doctors away, you better stay out of that swimming pool if you ate lunch less than an hour ago and eight hours of Zzzzs constitutes a full night's rest.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

National Review Online

Abraham H. Miller: Progressive Jews, Wake Up

The leaflets threatened violence against the community unless Israel stopped the war with Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Gay/Lesbian

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

What can dogs teach humans about jealousy?

SciTech is independently reported and edited through the newsroom of The Charlotte Observer.


Antarctica ice controversy

The Antarctica ice controversy continues among researchers and scientists. Satellite data suggests that Antarctica ice is actually expanding .


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography, Science / Technology, NASA


Many parents of obese children don't think it's unhealthy

Many parents of obese children don't see their offspring as unhealthy, even if their weight is at a dangerous level, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

San Diego CityBEAT

UC San Diego's Books for Prisoners downgraded to a storage closet

Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Parents of obese kids often view them as healthy

Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pediatrics, Medicine


Promises: The Psychology of Making, Breaking or Exceeding Them

Although keeping your promises is vital to being seen positively, exceeding them may be a waste of time, according to new research.


Related Topix: University of Chicago

The Brattleboro Reformer

Composer Lei Liang and The Chinese Pipa at Yellow Barn

This week brings another first for Yellow Barn: the Chinese pipa. The pipa is an ancient lute-like instrument that frequently appears in new compositions influenced by ancient and cross-cultural art forms.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Chinese-American, Putney, VT

Inside Bay Area

Alameda: Kiwanis awards scholarships to high school grads

The recipients were: Fischer Davis from Alameda High School, who received the Virginia Hanson Scholarship and who plans to attend Chapman College; Lachlan Addicot from Encinal High School, who received the Asher Broughton Scholarship and who plans to attend the University of Oregon; Danica Liang from Alameda High School who received the Key Club ... (more)


Related Topix: Alameda, CA, University of Oregon, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Wed Jul 23, 2014

National Public Radio

Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

When you kiss your husband, does your dog try to get your attention? And does that mean that your dog feels jealous? Threatened? Or are we just imagining that? Many if not all dog owners are sure that their pets have feelings.


Globe and Mail

Mexico eyes foreign investment as Senate approves energy reform bills

The Mexican Congress is moving quickly to enact legislation that will drive massive reform in the country's energy sector, and create both opportunities and challenges for Canadians producers and service providers in the industry.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Institutional Revolutionary Party (Mexico), National Action Party (Mexico), Texas

Science Daily

Dog jealousy: Study suggests primordial origins for the 'green-eyed monster'

This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science