Archive: 04/08/2010

Boosting online privacy

Hardly a month goes by without a new alarm being sounded about privacy online, either because companies are surreptitiously collecting and using data about Web users or because they're releasing information that users thought ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Internet
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Obesity prevention begins before birth

Expectant mothers who gain large amounts of weight tend to give birth to heavier infants who are at higher risk for obesity later in life. But it's never been proven that this tendency results from the weight gain itself, ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Health
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'Selfish sounds': Darwinism in linguistics

People generally think that they are in full command of what they say. Historical linguist Nikolaus Ritt from the Department of English and American Studies at Universitat Wien (Austria), however, claims that it may actually ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Social Sciences
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