In primate societies, whether human or nonhuman, a leader who's a bloated, self-serving egotist creates mayhem and confusion
We harm and kill vastly more of them than they do of us—but a research/educational project in the Bahamas aims to help change that
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Are video games as addictive and damaging to children as gambling is to adults? In a word—yes, according to a new study of nearly 1,200 children aged eight to 18 in the U.S.
Two weeks ago, we posted a blog about a case involving a researcher who failed to report ties to the maker of a drug he favorably reviewed in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association .
Cholesterol-busting statins may lower the odds of suffering from a heart attack or stroke, but they don't appear to ward off dementia as researchers had hoped, a new review of clinical trials suggests.
A new extended-release anesthetic can safely numb body parts for as long as a week, a new study in rats suggests. If the anesthetic has the same effect in humans, it might one day be used to manage chronic and surgery-induced pain, researchers say.
At least seven states are considering banning bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in baby bottles and other plastic products that U.S. federal regulators have said is safe but has been banned in Canada because of links to health problems including heart disease and diabetes.
Now that so-called surface computing has begun to trickle into the mainstream—some real estate agencies, hotels, retailers and other businesses are beginning to use the technology to help their employees and customers interact with information using hand gestures on a touch screen in lieu of a keyboard and mouse—makers of this technology are delivering new uses for the technology and studying ways to improve the touch screen interface.
Psychologists examine how drinking motivates philosophizing, dating, vandalizing, and more
Men who suffer from premature ejaculation might be able to boost their endurance by as much as six times with an experimental spray solution that gently numbs the penis, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Urology .
CHICAGO--Think a little gossip is harmless? Beware: new research says gossiping can be a form of warfare in which information is used as a weapon that could potentially damage a competitor's reputation.
Teens in South Africa have found a new use for efavirenz (brand name Stocrin in South Africa and Sustiva in the U.S.), an antiretroviral drug that prevents HIV from making copies of itself in the body.
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