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Amazonian Tribal Warfare Sheds Light On Modern Violence
2012-10-02 14:25:06

Developing a shared sense of global community could help reduce major episodes of violence In the tribal societies of the Amazon forest, violent conflict accounted for 30 percent of all deaths before contact with Europeans, according to a recent study by University of Missouri anthropologist Robert Walker. Understanding the reasons behind those altercations in the Amazon sheds light on the instinctual motivations that continue to drive human groups to violence, as well as the ways culture...

Childhood Aggression Has Many Causes
2012-09-28 11:07:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study from Penn State recently revealed that children are aggressive for different reasons. The researchers found that some aggressive kindergarteners have low verbal abilities, while others can be aroused physiologically quickly. The findings from the study show that different types of treatment need to be developed for children who have problematic behavior for various causes. "Aggressive responses to being frustrated are...

Children’s TV Shows Social Bullying
2012-09-27 19:55:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over 90% of children's top 50 television shows display social bullying, according to new research. In an age where social bullying is a growing hot topic, Nicole Martins, Indiana University, and Barbara J. Wilson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, published research in the Journal of Communication looking into whether children are exposed to these behaviors through television programs. The researchers analyzed 50 of...

2012-09-05 11:35:52

A North Carolina State University researcher has created a roadmap to areas of the brain associated with affective aggression in mice. This roadmap may be the first step toward finding therapies for humans suffering from affective aggression disorders that lead to impulsive violent acts. Affective aggression differs from defensive aggression or premeditated aggression used by predators, in that the role of affective aggression isn´t clear and could be considered maladaptive. NC State...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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