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2012-03-06 23:51:16

In most cases, your profile photo on Facebook tells viewers what they need to know to form an impression of you — no words are necessary, new research suggests. College students who viewed a Facebook photo of a fellow student having fun with friends rated that person as extraverted — even if his profile said he was “not a big people-person.” “Photos seem to be the primary way we make impressions of people on social networking sites,” said Brandon Van...

Student Bullies More Likely To Use Alcohol, Marijuana
2012-03-06 06:06:02

Students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University. “Our findings suggest that one deviant behavior may be related to another,” said Kisha Radliff, lead author of the study and assistant professor of school psychology at the Ohio State University. “For example, youth who bully others might be more likely to also try substance...

The Bigger The Phobia, The Larger The Spider
2012-02-24 05:55:32

According to new research, the bigger the person's arachnophobia, the more likely they perceive the spider is bigger than it really is. During the study, participants who feared spiders were asked to undergo five encounters with live spiders, and provide size estimates of the spiders after those encounters. They found that the more afraid they said they were of spiders, the larger they estimated the spiders to be. "If one is afraid of spiders, and by virtue of being afraid of spiders...

2012-02-23 11:35:09

The more afraid a person is of a spider, the bigger that individual perceives the spider to be, new research suggests. In the context of a fear of spiders, this warped perception doesn't necessarily interfere with daily living. But for individuals who are afraid of needles, for example, the conviction that needles are larger than they really are could lead people who fear injections to avoid getting the health care they need. A better understanding of how a phobia affects the perception...

2012-02-15 11:25:05

Water-associated infectious disease outbreaks are more likely to occur in areas where a region's population density is growing, according to a new global analysis of economic and environmental conditions that influence the risk for these outbreaks. Ohio State University scientists constructed a massive database containing information about 1,428 water-associated disease outbreaks that were reported between 1991 and 2008 around the world. By combining outbreak records with data on a variety...

2012-02-10 12:42:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State University Medical Center is being renamed today, in honor of one of the university's most committed leaders and benefactors, Leslie H. Wexner ('59). The Ohio State University Board of Trustees unanimously voted this morning in favor of the name change - affirming that Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University is a fitting tribute for Mr. Wexner's three decades of visionary leadership and service. "Les has been among Ohio...

2012-02-10 04:13:11

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Sen. John Glenn will discuss NASA's past, present and future during a NASA Future Forum at Ohio State University in Columbus on Feb. 20-21. The forum coincides with the 50th anniversary of Glenn's historic Friendship 7 space flight. Glenn will join space agency officials, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State students, astronauts, technologists, scientists, and engineers to discuss the role NASA will play in...

2012-02-09 21:43:27

A specific goal to eat a set number of daily servings of low-glycemic-index foods can improve dietary habits of people with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Study participants were given a goal to eat either six or eight daily servings of foods with a low glycemic index — carbohydrates that are digested slowly and are less likely to spike blood-sugar levels than would carbohydrates with a high glycemic index. Overall, most participants reached the eight-serving goal,...

2012-02-09 18:46:35

When low-income cohabiting couples with children decide to no longer live together, that doesn´t necessarily mean the end of their romantic relationship. A new study suggests that about one in four of these couples who split their households still maintain some type of romantic relationship. “When people have studied the end of cohabiting relationships, they have generally assumed that it would end in marriage or end in a permanent breakup,” said Claire Kamp Dush,...

Younger Birds Get No Respect
2012-02-09 04:01:34

When mature male white-crowned sparrows duel to win a mate or a nesting territory, a young bird just doesn't get much respect. Researchers found that older male white-crowned sparrows don't put much of a fight when they hear a young male singing in their territory — probably because the older bird doesn't consider the young rival much of a threat. But a male sparrow will act much more aggressively if it hears a bird of the same age singing in a territory it claims as its own....


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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