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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Brand Preference May be in the Drink, Not in the Head

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Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people’s preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey, and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could alter vodka’s perceived taste.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:01 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Video in your News Release?  Why Bother?

As the use of embedded video in news releases has risen in recent years, we wanted to initiate a discussion and keep our finger on the pulse of how it’s working for our colleagues in media relations, particularly for higher-ed institutions.  There has been an interesting discussion about this topic going on over at the PIOnet group on LinkedIn.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:48 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Violence Against Mothers Linked to Child Obesity

Children whose mothers report being abused by their partners appear more likely to be obese at age 5, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:16 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tax Credit Helps Small Businesses Pay for Health Care

Starting in April, millions of small businesses began to receive postcards from the Internal Revenue Service about the new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. Even if your business hasn’t received a postcard, you may still be eligible for this credit designed to help small businesses and non-profit organizations that pay employee health insurance premiums in 2010, says Bill Terando, a professor of accounting at Butler University.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:08 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

After BP Oil Spill, Will US Go Nuclear?

No matter how events in the Gulf play out, coming months and years will reveal the extent to which nuclear power might serve as a safer alternative to the offshore drilling of oil as a way of satisfying our nation’s ever-growing energy needs.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:06 PM
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Oil Spill Experts

Newswise provides a Channel feed of experts, research, and news releases about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/07 at 02:54 PM
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Strangers Influence Our Dating Preferences

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Think your dating choices are up to you, and you alone?  Think again.  A study at Indiana University has found that men and women are greatly influenced by both friends and strangers in their dating decisions.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/07 at 11:39 AM
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Herding Wildebeests

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Managing news or media coverage for a major international medical research meeting, and looking at the event from the point of view of the natural history of news, could be compared to herding a migration of wildebeest.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 06/07 at 09:00 AM
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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Fastest Way to Second or Third Not a Straight Line to First

Williams College math professor Frank Morgan is keeping an eye out for Major League hitters who veer toward the dugout on their way to first base. While at first glance this route might not seem the best way to start a sprint toward home plate, Morgan says his calculations prove it’s the fastest way around the diamond.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 06/03 at 10:47 AM
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Faster Healing after Surgery with Sugary Band-Aid

A sticky gel may help to seal wounds created by surgery.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/01 at 03:26 PM
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