Archive: 08/21/2008

Helping the medicine go down

Getting little Doug and Debbie to take a spoonful of medicine is more than just a rite of passage for frustrated parents. Children's refusal to swallow liquid medication — and their tendency to vomit it ...

Aug 21, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0

New clues to air circulation in the atmosphere

Air circulates above the Earth in four distinct cells, with two either side of the equator, says new research. The new observational study describes how air rises and falls in the atmosphere above the Earth's surface, creating ...

Aug 21, 2008 4.4 / 5 (24) 4

Tahitian vanilla originated in Maya forests

The origin of the Tahitian vanilla orchid, whose cured fruit is the source of the rare and highly esteemed gourmet French Polynesian spice, has long eluded botanists. Known by the scientific name Vanilla ta ...

Aug 21, 2008 4.5 / 5 (11) 0

Cocaine: How addiction develops

Permanent drug seeking and relapse after renewed drug administration are typical behavioral patterns of addiction. Molecular changes at the connection points in the brain's reward center are directly responsible for this. ...

Aug 21, 2008 4.8 / 5 (16) 0