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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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Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 2012: Recent Updates from Newswise

Happy New Year from Newswise! We hope your 2011 was a success, and that 2012 is off to a good start. Here is a summary of recent updates and developments Newswise completed to better serve our clients and users.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/20 at 03:17 PM
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots

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Georgia Tech researchers have studied the movements of snakes to create more efficient search-and-rescue robots.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/20 at 10:27 AM
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scientists Discover the First Physical Evidence of Tobacco in a Mayan Container

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Their discovery represents new evidence on the ancient use of tobacco in the Mayan culture and a new method to understand the ancient roots of tobacco use in the Americas.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/11 at 10:58 AM
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Best of 2011: Top News Releases of the Year

The top 10 most popular news releases of 2011 on Newswise

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/04 at 04:54 PM
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Heather Has Two Mommies, Is Psychologically Healthy

Opponents of same-sex couples adoption and marriage rights have long claimed that children of same-sex parents will suffer psychological damage as a result of their non-traditional upbringing.  A new study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics shows that children of same-sex parents experience as good quality of life as those with heterosexual parents

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/04 at 11:06 AM
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Friday, December 16, 2011

GDP Up, Happiness Down

Happiness has dropped over the last two years, University of Vermont research shows.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/16 at 12:24 PM
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Friday, December 09, 2011

Related Stories

Newswise just introduced a new way for readers to interact with its content.  The “Related Stories” module in the right sidebar of each article helps users find other articles related to their interest.  Clicking on the “Channel” tab shows those stories in a channel related to the article.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 12/09 at 10:30 AM
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