The Medical Minute: New toy safety standards bring parents confidence
The holiday season is here and for many kids that means one thing: toys. About half of all toy purchases in the United States occur between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Researchers find cells move in mysterious ways (w/ Video)
Our cells are more like us than we may think. They're sensitive to their environment, poking and prodding deliberately at their surroundings with hand-like feelers and chemical signals as they decide whether ...
Learning styles debunked
Are you a verbal learner or a visual learner? Chances are, you've pegged yourself or your children as either one or the other and rely on study techniques that suit your individual learning needs. And you're not alone— ...
The drink and violence ?gender gap?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Women and men are at the same risk of violence - until they start drinking, new research from Cardiff University has shown.
Hubble Finds Smallest Kuiper Belt Object Ever Seen
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the smallest object ever seen in visible light in the Kuiper Belt, a vast ring of icy debris that is encircling the outer rim of the solar system ...
Why or 'wine-not' let New York groceries sell wine?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell researcher has developed simulation models to predict the economic implications of selling wine in New York grocery stores. With a new law, the state could reap about $22 million a year.
NASA Calculates a Carbon Budget for California
(PhysOrg.com) -- While world organizations struggle to find a benchmark and tracking standards for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, NASA has been supporting California’s new carbon emissions inventory report, using its satellite ...
Researchers discover new 'golden ratios' for female facial beauty
(PhysOrg.com) -- Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder but also in the relationship of the eyes and mouth of the beholden. The distance between a woman's eyes and the distance between her eyes and ...
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Resumes Observations
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are receiving new science data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter after the spacecraft's six science instruments resumed observations today.
Michelangelos make smart lovers: New study shows that partners sculpt each other to achieve their ideal selves
Is that really Bob? You've seen him hundreds of mornings for the last 10 years at local coffee shops. Since he started dating Sara, he looks you in the eye -- and smiles. Sara takes every opportunity to let coffee shop cronies ...
Herschel Space Telescope uncovers the sources of the Cosmic Infrared Background
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using first observations with the PACS Instrument on board ESA’s Herschel Space Telescope, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and other institutions have ...
Five tips for stress-free exams
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's exam time, and for many students that means long days, late nights and lots of coffee. It's easy to let the anxiety get to you, so what can you do to cope with exam tension?
Researchers take the inside route to halt bleeding
Blood loss is a major cause of death from roadside bombs to freeway crashes. Traumatic injury, the leading cause of death for people age 4 to 44, often overwhelms the body's natural blood-clotting process.
Fault weaknesses, the center cannot hold for some geologic faults
Some geologic faults that appear strong and stable, slip and slide like weak faults. Now an international team of researchers has laboratory evidence showing why some faults that "should not" slip are weaker ...