Archive: 09/29/2010

Shorter work hours are approved for rookie doctors

(AP) -- Rookie doctors will be getting shorter work shifts, along with stricter supervision, but a medical student group said Wednesday that the changes don't do enough to protect sleep-deprived residents and their patients.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Other
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Complexity of teen drinking cultures decoded

Many factors lead teens to abuse alcohol, but culture plays the biggest role. That is the finding of researchers at George Mason University who recently completed a study of adolescent drinking in the United States. The ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Social Sciences
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What's your eco-attitude?

Academics at the University of Derby are using the virtual reality platform Second Life to gauge people's unconscious attitudes towards 'green' issues such as recycling.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Planet gets fresh look by UT astronomers

Work by a team of University of Texas at Arlington astronomers could significantly broaden astrophysicists' search for planets in other solar systems by changing the way they think about the orbiting bodies.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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