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Science News Archive - November 13, 2009

Research: Teenage pregnancy and social disadvantage: Systematic review integrating controlled trials and qualitative studies.

Societal and technological changes have taken place at a dizzying pace over recent decades.

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The Brazilian government said it experienced the smallest loss of its sprawling Amazon rainforest over the past year in more than two decades, attributing the change to its tougher environmental policies.

Most children actively notice and think about race.

Many parents of preschoolers struggle with their children's fears of real and imaginary creatures.

A new study has found that young people feel differently about two types of parental control, generally viewing a type of control that's thought to be better for their development more positively.

UCLA biologists, colleagues solve mystery contemplated by Charles Darwin.

Post hoc analysis of Phase 3 study data presented at national psychiatric meeting.

Public sees any connection as a "seal of approval".

Professor finds strong link between counseling approach and relationship success.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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