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2010-01-14 12:06:31

Sleeping is known to help humans stabilize information and tasks learned during the preceding day. Now, researchers have found that sleep has similar effects upon learning in starlings, a discovery that will open up future research into how the brain learns and preserves information. The research, published Wednesday by The Journal of Neuroscience, fills an important gap between human behavioral findings and animal experiments of how the brain changes after learning and sleep. "We really...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

The Virginian-Pilot The Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council presented its Awards of Excellence July 24 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Accolades came during the industry's Associates' Showcase, Awards Banquet and Registered in Apartment Management Graduation. Awards of Excellence are presented to outstanding South Hampton Roads properties based myriad criteria, including the year of the property's completion, signage, maintenance and landscaping. Merit Awards are presented to...

2006-07-20 23:32:23

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists reported on Friday what they said was the first scientific evidence that people unconsciously gesture with their voices. "This is an aspect of language that has never been explored," and one that could shed insight into the way that people think, said Howard Nusbaum, chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Nusbaum coauthored a paper in the Journal of Memory and Language that reported on a group of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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