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social media bad for studies
2014-11-29 05:38:58

Behavioral scientists and other academic researchers are increasingly turning to social media to find subjects for their studies, but doing so could lead to erroneous results with serious implications.

2013-02-19 15:09:53

A study of eye movements in schizophrenia patients provides new evidence of impaired reading fluency in individuals with the mental illness.

Scientists Discover Key to Creating 'Supersoldier' Ants
2012-01-06 13:55:10

According to a new report published in the journal Science, an international team of researchers has found a way to program ants to become so-called “supersoldiers”.

2011-03-22 06:00:00

Garbage mounds left by prehistoric humans might have driven the formation of many of the Florida Everglades' tree islands, distinctive havens of exceptional ecological richness in the sprawling marsh that are today threatened by human development.

2011-03-14 17:21:12

A new study in Honduras suggests that climate-related weather disasters may sometimes actually provide opportunities for the rural poor to improve their lives.

2011-03-09 08:40:00

Using meta-analysis to review large batches of drug trials is believed to be the most effective method of evaluating medical products, but a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) warns that bias and conflicts of interest could skew the results.

2010-12-28 06:55:00

According to a new review of recent research, researchers found that pregnant women who are physically active may gain a little bit less weight than those who are not.

2009-08-26 06:40:00

A Canadian paleontologist is taking his hunt for prehistoric reptiles from the dust and rubble of intense archeological digs to the pristine facilities of a genetic research laboratory. His goal? To tweak the DNA of developing chicken embryos to create a dinosaur, à la Jurassic Park.

2009-08-21 08:24:30

Malaria kills anywhere from one to three million people around the world annually and affects the lives of up to 500 million more. Yet until now, scientists did not fully understand exactly how the process that caused the disease's severe hallmark fevers began.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.