Archive: 04/23/2010

Forecasting rates of overweight

Obesity rates for American adults have stabilized while the rate of childhood and minority obesity is rising, according to a study in the journal Medical Decision Making.

dateApr 23, 2010 in Health
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Rivals moving to take on iPad

US bookstore giant Barnes & Noble added Web surfing and games to its electronic reader Friday as rivals move to break the momentum of Apple's freshly launched iPad tablet computer.

dateApr 23, 2010 in Consumer & Gadgets
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The internet of meetings

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software created by European researchers is transforming business and education through the complete capture of the audio, video and textual record. It is the internet, for meetings.

dateApr 23, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Online goal-setting raises university grades

(PhysOrg.com) -- Online goal-setting helps struggling university students raise their grades and stay in school, according to new psychology research from the University of Toronto and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

dateApr 23, 2010 in Social Sciences
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WUSTL professor testifies on helium shortage

The sudden shortage of a nuclear weapons production byproduct that is critical to industries such as nuclear detection, oil and gas, and medical diagnostics was the focus as a House Science and Technology panel heard testimony ...

dateApr 23, 2010 in Other
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Return of top predators is key to ecological future

Sufficient advances have been made about the importance of top predators in ecosystem function that it's time to move from discussing the issue to acting upon it, a conservation biologist from Oregon State ...

dateApr 23, 2010 in Ecology
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