Archive: 16/12/2008

Is holiday giving an obligation?

Why do we suddenly become generous during the holidays? Why do gifts often bear greater symbolic than economic value? Why do we anonymously give to strangers?

dateDec 16, 2008 in Other
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'Don't drink and ride': Improving subway safety

Structural interventions and public safety messages may be the most effective ways to prevent subway fatalities and improve the overall safety of New York City subway systems, according to a study by researchers at Columbia ...

dateDec 16, 2008 in Health
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Call Stephen Michnick a gene grammarian

While life on Earth didn't originate from a blueprint, Stephen Michnick is helping the scientific community uncover the basic architecture of living things. A Université de Montréal biochemistry professor and Canada Research ...

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Hottest Stars in Delicate Embrace by Spiral Arms

( -- A team of scientists at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) announced today that the hottest and most massive stars are wrapped in spiraling waves of hot gas. These winding waves, which have sizes as large ...

dateDec 16, 2008 in Astronomy
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