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Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a new review of research. Abuse is underreported in same-sex couples due to the stigma of sexual orientation,
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Video games could dramatically streamline educational research Scientists have figured out a dramatically easier and more cost-effective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom -- and it could include playing video games. Called 'computational modeling,' it involves a computer 'learning' student beh
Science Daily | Sep 19, 2014 01:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Unique waste cleanup for rural areas developed A unique method has been developed to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas. The first microbe-powered, self-sustaining wastewater treatment system could lead to an inexpensive and quick way to clean up waste from larg
Science Daily | Sep 19, 2014 01:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tree rings used to determine history of geological features, arroyos A new study uses tree rings to document arroyo evolution along the lower Rio Puerco and Chaco Wash in northern New Mexico, USA. By determining burial dates in tree rings from salt cedar and willow, investigators were able to precisely date arroyo sediment
Science Daily | Sep 19, 2014 01:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Spouse's personality influences career success, study finds As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional success,
Science Daily | Sep 19, 2014 12:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy, team finds Study after study has proven it true: exercise is good for you. But new research suggests that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed in a mouse model of melanoma, found that combining exercis
Science Daily | Sep 18, 2014 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments Microplastics have been discovered widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. The microbeads likely originate from cosmetics, household cleansers, or industrial c
Science Daily | Sep 18, 2014 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new 'sleep node' in the brain A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. This is only the second 'sleep node' identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep s
Science Daily | Sep 18, 2014 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Sensing neuronal activity with light For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action -- from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in an organism. To get this complete picture, neuroscienti
Science Daily | Sep 18, 2014 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating Miranda, a small, icy moon of Uranus, is one of the most visually striking and enigmatic bodies in the solar system. Despite its relatively small size, Miranda appears to have experienced an episode of intense resurfacing that resulted in the formation of
Science Daily | Sep 18, 2014 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend