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2010-09-17 08:30:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cognitive scientists from the University of Rochester have discovered that playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster.

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2010-09-13 19:15:00

Study suggests that video games could be training tool for quicker reactions.

2010-09-09 01:06:59

Elimination of a molecular gatekeeper leads to the development of arthritis in mice.

2010-08-19 16:27:00

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2010-07-15 15:48:42

Contrary to Leo Tolstoy's famous observation that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," a new psychology study confirms that unhappy families, in fact, are unhappy in two distinct ways.

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2010-07-09 10:40:00

University of Rochester biologist documents novel form of adaptation through natural selection in the journal 'Science'.

2010-06-25 16:13:01

We’ve all experienced the strong heartbeat that accompanies emotions such as fear and rage.

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2010-06-23 07:20:37

Researchers have discovered yet another reason to filter the foreign white cells from donor blood: the resulting blood product is associated with dramatically fewer cardiopulmonary complications for patients who received a transfusion.

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2010-06-10 10:52:50

Scientists have uncovered the flu’s secret formula for effectively evolving within and between host species: balance.

2010-06-04 10:48:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box - that big brick-and-mortar box called a building. Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology.


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Edward Gibson
2012-10-02 10:32:09

Edward Gibson is a former astronaut for NASA as well as a pilot, engineer, and physicist. He was born Edward George Gibson on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After his graduation from Kenmore Senior High School, he went on to attend the University of Rochester in New York State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in June 1959. He subsequently attended the California Institute of Technology where he earned his Master of Science degree in engineering in June...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.