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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reporter Feedback: Newswise Quailty and Organization Preferred over Other Services

Media subscribers prefer the quality of content and organization they get with the Newswise wires and website.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/22 at 10:53 AM
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sitting Time Associated with Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases

Those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/20 at 01:40 PM
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hunt for Distant Planets Intensifies

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Armed with new tools, University of Chicago astronomers search for worlds like Earth.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/20 at 01:13 PM
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Featured News Releases in the Daily Wire

The Daily Wire now includes Featured News Releases with special promotion for top stories with research and images, selected by Newswise staff each day.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 02/18 at 05:24 PM
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs

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Scientists build new tree of life for placentals using ‘phylophenomics,’ visualize common ancestor.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/11 at 01:49 PM
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Diet Soda Linked to Depression, Coffee Tied to Lower Risk

New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/09 at 12:59 PM
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Monday, December 31, 2012

Scientists Help Explain Scarcity of Anti-Matter

A collaboration with major participation by physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made a precise measurement of elusive, nearly massless particles, and obtained a crucial hint as to why the universe is dominated by matter, not by its close relative, anti-matter.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/31 at 12:00 PM
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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Dispersant Used to Clean Up 2010 BP Oil Spill Made Oil 52-times More Toxic

If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/06 at 01:09 PM
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Oldest Spear Points Date to 500,000 Years

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A collaborative study involving researchers at Arizona State University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Cape Town found that human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at the South African archaeological site of Kathu Pan 1 – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. This study, “Evidence for Early Hafted Hunting Technology,” is published in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Science.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 11/16 at 09:14 AM
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

In vitro fertilization may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a new UCLA study.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/24 at 11:15 AM
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