Archive: 10/23/2009

Weight Loss 'Maintainers' Have Fewer TVs at Home

(PhysOrg.com) -- What's the secret of success of people who lose lots of weight and keep it off for many years? A new study suggests predictable factors like exercise and control over eating play a role, but so do factors ...

Oct 23, 2009
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Probing Question: What is citizen journalism?

The last time you watched CNN or read The New York Times online, you might have been surprised to see reporting by ordinary people. From photos uploaded instantly of the earthquake in Indonesia to video of ...

Oct 23, 2009
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Openings begin in Broadcom backdating case

(AP) -- A jury was set Friday to hear opening statements in the federal trial of former Broadcom Corp. Chief Financial Officer William Ruehle, who faces conspiracy and fraud charges in an alleged scheme to backdate stock ...

Oct 23, 2009
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New from NASA, an iPhone application

NASA is coming to the iPhone. The US space agency announced on Friday that it has created a free NASA application for the popular Apple smartphone and the iPod Touch.

Oct 23, 2009
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Prevent tomato late blight next growing season

(PhysOrg.com) -- Across the northeast, home gardeners expecting the usual bumper crop of tomatoes this season were dismayed to find their plants affected by late blight, the same fungus that caused Ireland's potato famine ...

Oct 23, 2009
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EphA4 -- the molecular transformer

(PhysOrg.com) -- EphA4 is a protein which is attached to the surfaces of many types of human cells and plays a role in a wide range of biological processes. EphA4 functions by binding to ephrin ligands, cell ...

Oct 23, 2009
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Altruism: Genetic or Cultural Evolution?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The origins of altruism, the willingness to make personal sacrifices for the benefit of others often unknown to us, has perplexed evolutionary social scientists and biologists for years.

Oct 23, 2009
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Why antidepressants don't work for so many

More than half the people who take antidepressants for depression never get relief. Why? Because the cause of depression has been oversimplified and drugs designed to treat it aim at the wrong target, according to new research ...

Oct 23, 2009
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