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2010-02-21 10:58:19

Cultural views of evolution can have important ethical implications, says a Duke University expert on theological and biomedical ethics.

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2010-01-25 13:22:14

Although changing social and cultural contexts mean guilt has less power today than it once did, a new study has shown that in the West this emotion is "significantly higher" among women.

2009-12-17 17:08:03

Tufts study finds white characters on popular shows elicit more positive responses.

2009-11-20 12:31:59

People preferentially marry those with similar ancestry, but their decisions are not necessarily based on hair, eye or skin color.

2009-09-09 09:27:38

When it comes to health disparities between different groups, how society sees people in terms of race might play a greater role than genetics, according to a new University of Florida study.

2009-07-06 15:06:03

As the popularity of take-home DNA kits to trace ancestry or calculate the risk for serious medical conditions grows, there is an increasingly critical need for federal oversight of "direct-to consumer" genetic testing, as well as of the use of DNA samples for research, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and several other academic institutions.

2009-06-26 13:53:22

Much is often said about the glaring statistics showing that some racial and ethnic minorities face greater risks than whites when it comes to health.

2009-06-09 00:57:50

Both boys and girls have learning issues, but those affecting boys in school are more serious and have been neglected, a U.S.

2009-04-29 14:09:23

A new study finds feelings of experienced racial discrimination among African American youths can have negative implications for their feelings about their own race.

2009-02-12 09:14:06

Women have traditionally been viewed as being more social and cooperative than men. However, there is recent evidence that this may not be the case.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.