Archive: 10/29/2008

Researchers change focus on threatened species

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland-led research is suggesting new ways to protect threatened species. Professor Hugh Possingham, director of UQ's Ecology Centre, and colleagues from the French National ...

Oct 29, 2008
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Casino gambling: Hold 'em or fold 'em?

(PhysOrg.com) -- People who gamble at casinos know when to hold 'em -- or quit while they're ahead -- but have trouble deciding when to fold 'em when they're behind, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Oct 29, 2008
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Facing fears early may reduce childhood anxiety

Helping children face their fears may be more productive than focusing on other techniques to help them manage their anxieties, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent ...

Oct 29, 2008
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Sniffing Out a Better Chemical Sensor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Marrying a sensitive detector technology capable of distinguishing hundreds of different chemical compounds with a pattern-recognition module that mimics the way animals recognize odors, researchers ...

Oct 29, 2008
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Intel, ASUS Launch Project to Create Community-Designed PCs

Consumers become product designers at WePC.com, a Web site launched today by Intel Corporation and ASUS. WePC.com is where consumers can collaborate with each other and with Intel and ASUS to design innovative new products. ...

Oct 29, 2008
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Even optimists get the blues when pink-slipped

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the midst of an economic crisis that's sparked massive layoffs, new research by a U of T professor shows that even optimists get the blues when facing a pink slip.

Oct 29, 2008
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Conscientious People Live Longer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conscientious people live longer, according to a study by University of California, Riverside researchers that appears in the latest issue of Health Psychology (vol. 27, 2008), the journal of the American ...

Oct 29, 2008
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Thoroughly moderate America

(PhysOrg.com) -- The global credit crunch and Barack Obama's neutralisation of the 'religious right' in America are likely to sweep him to an historic victory in the US elections, according to an expert at The University ...

Oct 29, 2008
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Halloween Storms of 2003 Still the Scariest

(PhysOrg.com) -- By the eerie light of a Halloween moon, while a chilly wind blows autumn-dry leaves askitter on bare and fingered branches, scary things can happen. Blood-sucking bats, creepy-crawly spiders, ...

Oct 29, 2008
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