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2011-06-30 17:39:27

Research sheds light on the well-documented 'other-race effect' Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race. Their study -- which used EEG recordings to measure brain activity -- sheds light on a well-documented phenomenon known as the "other-race effect." One of the most replicated psychology findings, the other-race...

2011-06-08 16:06:55

Annika Lindskog, Economics researcher from the University of Gothenburg, studied data from the Amhara region in rural Ethiopia and found that the schooling of older siblings, especially older sisters, has a positive effect on the schooling of younger siblings. The level of education and literacy among adults in the poor Amhara region in Ethiopia is generally very low. In the last 15 years, however, great educational efforts have been made, resulting in for example increased schooling of...

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2011-05-24 13:56:32

More than just a tool for predicting health, modern genetics is upending long-held assumptions about who we are. A new study by Harvard researchers casts new light on the intermingling and migration of European, Middle Eastern and African and populations since ancient times. In a paper titled "The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines and Jews," published in PLoS Genetics, HMS Associate Professor of Genetics David Reich and his colleagues investigated the proportion...

2011-05-17 05:04:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain online companies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous as they expand their businesses, acquire new products and develop new services. When American adults were asked if they agree or disagree that some online companies, such as Google or Facebook, control too much of our personal information and know too much about our browsing habits, three quarters say that they agree (76%) with 36% strongly agreeing. Only one in six disagree that these...

2011-05-05 07:00:00

DUBLIN, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Online Access to Over 4 Million Irish Records Dating From 1400 to 1920s at Launch - Over 50 Million Records Available in First 12-18 Months The 80 million people worldwide who claim to have Irish ancestry, half of which (41 million) are Americans, have limited resources to prove their claim but now thanks to the launch of family history website http://www.findmypast.ie many will be able to make that connection with their past....

2011-04-19 23:01:46

Multiracial adults' responses on medical forms could give misimpressions What race best describes your background? That one question, which appears on most paperwork for health care, could leave entire groups of people underserved and contribute to racial health disparities, according to new research from Rice University published in the current issue of the journal Demography. Medical forms that ask patients to identify a single race can alter patterns of racial health disparities because...

2011-03-25 00:00:28

Any San Bernardino County family that has cared for a senior loved one knows that problems working with siblings can lead to family strife, which is why Home Instead Senior Care has developed the 50-50 Rule Program. At the core of the public education program is a family relationship and communication guide of real-life situations that features practical advice from sibling relationships expert Dr. Ingrid Connidis from the University of Western Ontario. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) March...

2011-03-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in New York. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...

2011-03-19 00:00:30

You may not have much in common with your siblings now that you're grown. But there's still one thing you share: your mom and dad. A new local program "“ the 50-50 RuleSM "“ offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care for elderly parents. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 You may not have much in common with your siblings now that you're grown. But there's still one thing you share: your mom and dad. A new local program...

2011-03-16 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in North Dakota. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The official 2010 Census...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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