Archive: 05/01/2006

Men-women life expectancy gap narrows

Women may have longer life expectancy than men but that gap in the United States has now narrowed to five years, the shortest in 50 years.

May 01, 2006
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U.S. obesity levels grossly underestimated

A Harvard study suggests the prevalence of U.S. obesity has been greatly underestimated because people provide false information about themselves.

May 01, 2006
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Study: Co-workers hide their best ideas

Canadian scientists say if you ever asked colleagues for information and then suspected they pretended to be ignorant, you might have been right.

May 01, 2006
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Study: Does IQ drop as people age?

U.S. scientists are attempting to determine if perception deficits that accompany aging in many people are responsible for declines in IQ scores.

May 01, 2006
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Lots of options available to VoIP users

The Internet phone industry is growing at an exponential rate and today boasts more than 4 million users, more than doubling in the past year. But as the number of users increases, so does the number of providers.

May 01, 2006
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Scientists re-examine plants' role in global warming

Estimates of increased plant respiration in response to higher global temperatures may be somewhat overstated as they have not taken into account plants' ability to adjust to changing conditions, according to researchers ...

May 01, 2006
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Sandhill cranes make a comeback

Environmental successes can bring environmental problems and now once endangered sandhill cranes might again be hunted in Michigan.

May 01, 2006
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The Sky is Falling

Up on the Moon, the sky is falling. "Every day, more than a metric ton of meteoroids hits the Moon," says Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center's Meteoroid Environment Office. They literally fall out ...

May 01, 2006
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Poll: Most prefer no job to being obese

The majority of U.S. men and women polled for Fitness magazine say they would prefer to be unemployed to being substantially overweight.

May 01, 2006
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