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2009-03-10 15:15:21

British researchers reported that men will be hit harder than women by the recessions gripping economies around the world, as job insecurity threatens an inherent sense of masculinity and damages mental health, Reuter's reported. Even though more women than men are losing their jobs in Britain because of the credit crunch, men who think they may be fired or laid off are likely to become more stressed and depressed than women, according to the Cambridge University study. The study found that...

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2009-02-13 09:10:00

Contact with second-hand smoke increases the chances of dementia and other mental issues, the biggest study of its kind announced on Friday. Results of non-smokers contact from tobacco smoke were a higher chance of lung cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and death. As far as brain functions, smoking can damage the mind, but the complete confirmation of this has until now been vague. By means of new techniques, in the biggest clinical study so far, a research team headed by...

2009-02-07 14:01:30

Students looking to join certain groups at Britain's Cambridge University better enjoy consuming strange foods and alcohol, the school's newspaper says. According to Varsity, the student newspaper, students joining certain clubs face initiations involving copious amounts of alcohol and unusual foods such as raw squid, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Varsity reports that those seeking to join The Wyverns, a men's drinking society at Cambridge's Magdalene College constituent school, eat...

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2009-01-16 12:10:00

A new DVD released this week teaches autistic children how to recognize emotions like happiness, anger and sadness through the exploits of vehicles including a train, a ferry, and a cable car."ËœThe Transporters' is the brainchild of Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Center at Cambridge University, who became interested in the subject while teaching autistic children in the 1980s. He soon began to question how he could do more for kids suffering from the condition....

2009-01-12 12:11:13

In the 13th January print edition of the journal Current Biology, Instituto Gubenkian de Ciencia researchers provide insight into an old mystery in cell biology, and offer up new clues to understanding cancer. Inês Cunha Ferreira and M³nica Bettencourt Dias, working with researchers at the universities of Cambridge, UK, and Siena, Italy, unravelled the mystery of how cells count the number of centrosomes, the structure that regulates the cell's skeleton, controls the...

2008-12-29 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, December 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Technology Licensed Exclusively by Stem Cell Sciences - ("Stem Cell Sciences", "SCS", "the Company") Stem Cell Sciences plc (AIM:STEM, ASX:STC) is pleased to announce that pioneering research describing a technique for creating authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats has been published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Cell (Ref. 1). This publication is believed to be the first in which germ-line...

2008-12-18 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Plextronics, Inc. -- an international technology company that specializes in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics -- announced today that its conductive ink has been shown to improve the performance of certain P-OLED devices. P-OLEDs (Polymer Organic Light Emitting Diodes) are a fast growing, new generation of display technology, which promise to replace liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in many existing applications in the coming years,...

2008-12-04 22:25:35

A London woman who said her efforts to conceive have failed is seeking a specific brand of donor -- an Oxford or Cambridge University student. Sally Adams, who described herself as in her 50s, said she was unable to have a child even after undergoing a $30,000 in vitro fertilization treatment, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. She said she is seeking an egg donor, but only Oxford University or Cambridge University students and graduates need apply. Oxford is a very good possible...

2008-11-21 17:12:05

A student magazine at Britain's Cambridge University has raised controversy by publishing a topless picture of a female undergraduate. Vivid Magazine, which has a distribution of more than 5,000 including students from all of the university's 31 colleges, printed the photo of the blond student, whose name was not printed, wearing only a black lacy thong and stockings while straddling the historic Clare College bridge, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The photograph is believed to mark the...

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2008-11-13 10:45:00

Scientists from the universities of Leicester and Cambridge and from the British Geological Survey have published new research in the journal Geology this month (November) shedding new light on a 500-million year old mystery. The 500 million year-old fossils of the Burgess Shale in Canada, discovered over a century ago, still provide one of the most remarkable insights into the dawn of animal life. The beautiful silvery fossils show the true nature of the life of that time, just after the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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