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Thursday, May 03, 2012

New Evidence of Supermassive Black Hole Shredding a Star

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Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 05/03 at 10:04 AM
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Link Between an Injectable Contraceptive and Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women Discovered

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The first large-scale U.S.-based study to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk. The results of the study, led by breast cancer epidemiologist Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, are published online ahead of the April 15 print issue of Cancer Research.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 04/04 at 12:44 PM
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Your Mind Will Wander as You Read This Article

A new study investigating the mental processes underlying a wandering mind reports a role for working memory, a sort of a mental workspace that allows you to juggle multiple thoughts simultaneously.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 03/15 at 02:22 PM
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

80% of U.S. Farmland Will Have to Be Devoted to Growing Corn to Meet Current Biofuel Target

Almost 80 percent of current farmland in the U.S. would have to be devoted to raising corn for ethanol production in order to meet current biofuel production targets with existing technology, a new study has found. An alternative, according to a study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology, would be to convert 60 percent of existing rangeland to biofuels.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/29 at 01:00 PM
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Migraines Linked to Depression

A new study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans in April links migraines with depression in women.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/24 at 11:55 AM
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Two More Journalists Dead in Syria

Two more journalists have died in the Syria uprising, this time not from a medical emergency like Anthony Shadid, but from rocket fire directed at protestors in the city of Homs.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 02/22 at 03:37 PM
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Newswise on Twitter

Twitter continues to be a useful tool for sharing interesting links and news releases via Newswise. Learn more about what we’re doing on the popular social media site.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 02/22 at 03:23 PM
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Reporter Shadid Dies in Syria

Newswise honors New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid, who died today while on assignment covering the uprising in Syria.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 02/17 at 04:40 PM
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lovelorn Liars Leave Linguistic Leads

Online daters intent on fudging their personal information have a big advantage: most people are terrible at identifying a liar. But new research is turning the tables on deceivers using their own words.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/14 at 12:50 PM
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mom’s Love Good for Child’s Brain

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School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress. The new research, by child psychiatrists and neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the first to show that changes in this critical region of children’s brain anatomy are linked to a mother’s nurturing.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/31 at 11:24 AM
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