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Four Different Ways Couples Show They Care

Science2.0 - 2 hours 20 min ago

Want to suck all of the fun out of romance and dating? Talk with a humanities scholar in family dating researcher. 

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a University of Illinois academic has identified four distinct approaches that dating couples use to develop deeper commitment. "The four types of dating couples that we found included the dramatic couple, the conflict-ridden couple, the socially involved couple, and the partner-focused couple," said Brian Ogolsky, assistant professor of human development and family studies.


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Four Different Ways Couples Show They Care

General - 2 hours 20 min ago

Want to suck all of the fun out of romance and dating? Talk with a humanities scholar in family dating researcher. 

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a University of Illinois academic has identified four distinct approaches that dating couples use to develop deeper commitment. "The four types of dating couples that we found included the dramatic couple, the conflict-ridden couple, the socially involved couple, and the partner-focused couple," said Brian Ogolsky, assistant professor of human development and family studies.


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Internet Searches Reflect Increase In E-Cigarette Popularity

Science2.0 - 2 hours 57 min ago

The Oxford Dictionaries selected "vape"--as in, to smoke from an electronic cigarette or inhalation device --as word of the year in 2014. Internet users' search behavior tells a similar story. 


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Internet Searches Reflect Increase In E-Cigarette Popularity

General - 2 hours 57 min ago

The Oxford Dictionaries selected "vape"--as in, to smoke from an electronic cigarette or inhalation device --as word of the year in 2014. Internet users' search behavior tells a similar story. 


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New Government Guidelines Won't Impact Alcohol Drinking

Science2.0 - 3 hours 15 min ago

New government guidelines claiming a link between alcohol and cancer won't have a direct impact on drinking, but they do raise awareness of harm and so may alter social attitudes towards alcohol, according to an editorial in The BMJ.

Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge and a member of the committee that produced the guidelines, concedes there is no evidence about any impact of health related guidelines on behavior, including for alcohol, risk information is still worth a try.  


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New Government Guidelines Won't Impact Alcohol Drinking

General - 3 hours 15 min ago

New government guidelines claiming a link between alcohol and cancer won't have a direct impact on drinking, but they do raise awareness of harm and so may alter social attitudes towards alcohol, according to an editorial in The BMJ.

Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge and a member of the committee that produced the guidelines, concedes there is no evidence about any impact of health related guidelines on behavior, including for alcohol, risk information is still worth a try.  


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Why Not Recycled Concrete?

Science2.0 - 3 hours 29 min ago

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It's a question that a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is examining.


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Why Not Recycled Concrete?

General - 3 hours 29 min ago

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can't we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It's a question that a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is examining.


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Why You May Skimp On Your Valentine's Day Gift

Science2.0 - 3 hours 29 min ago

Imagine that you're buying a box of chocolates for a loved one on Valentine's Day, and the store is offering a free gift if you buy a slightly inferior box of chocolates instead of the best chocolates in the store. Which do you buy?

You are more likely to go for the inferior box, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, published in the Journal of Consumer Research.


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Why You May Skimp On Your Valentine's Day Gift

General - 3 hours 29 min ago

Imagine that you're buying a box of chocolates for a loved one on Valentine's Day, and the store is offering a free gift if you buy a slightly inferior box of chocolates instead of the best chocolates in the store. Which do you buy?

You are more likely to go for the inferior box, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, published in the Journal of Consumer Research.


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Frying Foods in Olive Oil May Provide Health Benefits

ACSH - 4 hours 9 min ago

A large segment of health-conscious Americans avoid foods that are deep fried, for fear that it may clog their arteries or lead to certain cancers. But countering these ideas, some recent studies show that deep frying with olive oil may actually provide health benefits. Continue reading →

The post Frying Foods in Olive Oil May Provide Health Benefits appeared first on American Council on Science and Health.

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How Poisonous is DDT?

ACSH - 4 hours 39 min ago

With the uncertainty surrounding Zika, which could turn to panic if the viral infection reaches epidemic proportions in the U.S., mosquito control may become more important than ever. Although it has not been used here since 1972, DDT is creeping into discussions about how to contain Zika. It's unlikely that it will be used, but in the meantime here are two important issues to consider: What is DDT, and how poisonous is it really? You may be surprised. Continue reading →

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LIGO, Gravitational Waves, And Laser Interferometry

Science2.0 - 4 hours 41 min ago
UPDATE: LIGO has detected gravitational waves.

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LIGO, Gravitational Waves, And Laser Interferometry

General - 4 hours 41 min ago
UPDATE: LIGO has detected gravitational waves.

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Starting Age Of Marijuana Use May Have Long-term Effects On Brain Development

Science2.0 - February 10, 2016 - 8:48pm

The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper recently published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may adversely alter brain structures that underlie higher order thinking.


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Starting Age Of Marijuana Use May Have Long-term Effects On Brain Development

General - February 10, 2016 - 8:48pm

The age at which an adolescent begins using marijuana may affect typical brain development, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper recently published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, scientists describe how marijuana use, and the age at which use is initiated, may adversely alter brain structures that underlie higher order thinking.


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NASA Sees Development Of Tropical Storm 11P In Southwestern Pacific

Science2.0 - February 10, 2016 - 8:48pm

The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 97P has developed into a tropical storm named 11P in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and gathered cloud top temperatures that showed powerful storms within, while NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm east of Vanuatu.

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite measured temperatures in Tropical Storm 11P's cloud tops on Feb. 10 at 0229 UTC (Feb. 9 at 9:22 p.m. EST). AIRS provides valuable temperature data for tropical cyclones such as cloud top and sea surface temperatures.


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NASA Sees Development Of Tropical Storm 11P In Southwestern Pacific

General - February 10, 2016 - 8:48pm

The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 97P has developed into a tropical storm named 11P in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and gathered cloud top temperatures that showed powerful storms within, while NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm east of Vanuatu.

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite measured temperatures in Tropical Storm 11P's cloud tops on Feb. 10 at 0229 UTC (Feb. 9 at 9:22 p.m. EST). AIRS provides valuable temperature data for tropical cyclones such as cloud top and sea surface temperatures.


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Lipid-based Diets Effectively Combat Alzheimer's Disease In Mouse Model

Science2.0 - February 10, 2016 - 8:48pm

Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is the most common disease underlying memory problems and dementia in the elderly. One of the invariable pathologies in AD is degeneration of cholinergic synapses in brain cortex and hippocampus. Despite enormous effort to find out an efficient treatment, current pharmacological interventions are limited to a few drugs that alleviate symptoms but do not slow down the underlying disease processes. These drugs include inhibitors of cholinesterases, enzymes that degrade the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, or memantine, a modulator of glutamate neurotransmission.


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Lipid-based Diets Effectively Combat Alzheimer's Disease In Mouse Model

General - February 10, 2016 - 8:48pm

Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is the most common disease underlying memory problems and dementia in the elderly. One of the invariable pathologies in AD is degeneration of cholinergic synapses in brain cortex and hippocampus. Despite enormous effort to find out an efficient treatment, current pharmacological interventions are limited to a few drugs that alleviate symptoms but do not slow down the underlying disease processes. These drugs include inhibitors of cholinesterases, enzymes that degrade the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, or memantine, a modulator of glutamate neurotransmission.


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