Archive: 08/04/2010

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 ...

Aug 04, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 1

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, ...

Aug 04, 2010
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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 ...

Aug 04, 2010
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Recreating Venus in the Lab

Scientists are reproducing the environment of Venus so that they can interpret observations of the planet's surface and atmosphere. Studying environmental processes on Venus can help astrobiologists better ...

Aug 04, 2010
5 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast