Archive: 05/18/2006

The Brain's Executive Is An 'Event Planner'

Studies in which monkeys were asked to manipulate computer cursors for fruit juice rewards have revealed that the brain's "executive" center plans behaviors not by specifying movements required for given actions, but rather ...

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Mine-safety bill sent for Senate vote

New legislation sent to the Senate floor would require all mines to have state-of-the-art two-way wireless communications and tracking systems in place within the next three years.

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Economy-class syndrome caused by sitting

Sitting for long periods, rather than low air pressure and reduced oxygen on airplanes, may be the cause of lethal blood clots, a British study has found.

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Opportunity Presses On Toward Victoria

NASA's Opportunity rover has driven about 200 more meters (656 feet) to put itself within about 1,100 meters (two-thirds of a mile) of Victoria Crater, its next destination on the Meridiani Planum. As of Martian ...

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Legislation on privacy laws a sticky issue

Though the federal government's current use of spying techniques has irked many Americans, statistics from polls show many citizens are willing to give up some privacy for increased security.

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Pregnancy stress aids toddler development

Women who are stressed and anxious during pregnancy tend to have children who with more advanced mental and motor development by age 2, U.S. researchers say.

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