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Cognitive Functions of Men and Women

A University at Buffalo study, the first to use Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to compare the cognitive functions of men and women has found definitive evidence that although in many respects male and female brains operate in much the same way, they function differently when performing complex linguistic tasks.

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High Anxiety May Lead to More Serious Maladies

While an occasional bout of anxiety is normal, people who are particularly sensitive to anxiety symptoms run a greater risk of developing psychological problems or even physical illness, new research at Ohio State suggests.

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Most Teens Can Safely Refuse to Join Gang

Contrary to common belief, most youths who refuse offers to join a gang do so without suffering serious physical harm, according to a new Ohio State study of gangs in four cities (Denver and Aurora, Colo., Broward Co., Fla. and Cleveland, Ohio.)

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Couple Translates Walnut Recipes from French Neighbor

America's favorite nut can settle into our tummies in many different forms thanks to University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers who have translated The Walnut Cookbook, a collection of recipes by Jean-Luc Toussaint, their summer neighbor in Perigord, a town in southern France.

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The Question Scholarship

Students who ask the right question at the University of Richmond can receive one year of free tuition and room and board. That's worth $23,000.

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Astronomer Explains Star of Bethlehem

Around this time of year, astronomers are often asked "What was the Star of Bethlehem?" According to an astronomer at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, the short answer is "we aren't sure."

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Campus is Home to Unique Art Works

In a relationship rare between higher education and the arts, Vanderbilt University has set aside several areas of its campus to be the home to one-of-a-kind sculptures by student-artists. The first of the artworks, four bronze sculptures, were dedicated Dec. 1.

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Gender Issues Key to Adolescent Reproductive Behavior

Adolescent reproductive behavior cannot be understood and modified without an understanding of the social pressures that shape it--the societal and familial forces that pressure girls into involuntary and unprotected sexual relations and early childbearing. "The Uncharted Passage: Girls' Adolescence in the Developing World" explores these gender issues.

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12-14-98 University of Minnesota Xmas Tip Sheet

1. Buying books for kids. 2. Tiny Tim's ailment. 3. Unusual Christmas gift.

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Cultural Clues from Everyday Objects

A professor of decorative arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says our holiday rituals underscore the importance of material objects to the way we present ourselves and how we envision our culture.







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