Archive: 04/11/2006

People don't always want bigger and better

Marketing scientists from Indiana, Northwestern and New York universities say some people don't seek products marketed as better or more effective.

Apr 11, 2006
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No More Broken Antennas at the Carwash

Imagine a trip to the carwash without that feeling of panic when you realize you’ve left your radio antenna up. That worry could become a thing of the past thanks to a new, flexible material developed by University of Maryland ...

Apr 11, 2006
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2006 Webby Awards nominees released

Top blogs and podcasts will be decided at this year's 10th Annual Webby Awards on May 9. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences released Tuesday its nominations for this year's awards, which honors excellence ...

Apr 11, 2006
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Wedding ring use studied by psychologist

A University of Alberta psychologist says people who don't wear wedding rings are more neglectful of children compared with people who do wear rings.

Apr 11, 2006
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Gender-changing fish are studied

A University of New Hampshire scientist is trying to determine what causes sex reversals among black sea bass and how to prevent it.

Apr 11, 2006
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La Niña could make spring a bumpy ride

The current La Niña-controlled weather patterns have the potential to produce additional severe weather like what has hit Indiana, the Midwest and the South during the past couple of weeks, said state climatologist Dev Niyogi.

Apr 11, 2006
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New research reveals deep-sea fish population boom

A new study exploring the vast, dark plains at the bottom of the ocean has produced a rare insight into the animal populations in the deep sea. A team of researchers in the US, led by University of Aberdeen ...

Apr 11, 2006
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Scientific research to expand in Wisconsin

A $50-million gift is being used to pioneer scientific collaborations at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Apr 11, 2006
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'Dead Zone' kills billions of mussels

A 2001 "dead zone" that formed in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay reportedly killed billions of mussels and destroyed at least one reef.

Apr 11, 2006
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Older Children Not Smarter Than Their Younger Sibs, Study Finds

A recent study provides some of the best evidence to date that birth order really doesn't have an effect on intelligence. The findings contradict many studies over the years that had reported that older children are generally ...

Apr 11, 2006
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