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Want to Hit Your Target? Good Luck, Short Stuff

Tall quarterbacks might have more going for them than a clear view over the offensive line. New research shows that tall people are better than shorter people at correctly identifying the location of targets in their middle-distance vision –...
29-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Calm or Fiery? Study Says Candidate Language Should Match the Times

Potential voters who see the nation as being in dire economic straits view a presidential candidate as more “presidential” when he or she uses high-intensity, emotional language, a new study suggests.
29-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technology May Give Electric Car Drivers More Miles Per Minute of Charging

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Researchers have designed a thin plastic membrane that stops rechargeable batteries from discharging when not in use and allows for rapid recharging. It could find applications in high powered “supercapacitors” for electric cars and even help...
23-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health by the Time You’re in Your 40s

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study.
17-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Prisons Continue to Grow, Even When Crime Declines

A new study may help explain why the number of people in prison in the United States continued to rise, even as the crime rate declined significantly.
18-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Post-Transplant Anxiety Linked to Complex Instructions, Caregiver Empathy

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Some anxiety is perfectly normal for kidney transplant patients, but new research suggests that medical staff can help patients feel more at ease when they leave the hospital and that could decrease the chances they’ll be readmitted.
17-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hey, Tall Guy! What’s the Politics Like Up There?

If you want to predict which political party someone will support, take note of the person’s height. The taller a person is, the more likely he or she is to vote for conservative politicians, according to a new study using data from Britain.
16-Aug-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Much Ado About Nothing: Astronomers Use Empty Space to Study the Universe

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In a paper to appear in upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters, the international team of astronomers reports that they were able to achieve four times better precision in measurements of how the universe’s visible matter is clustered together...
11-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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