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 ...

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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.

dateOct 29, 2008 in Other
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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 ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Health
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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 ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Analytical Chemistry
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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.

dateOct 29, 2008 in Other
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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 ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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 ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Other
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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, ...

dateOct 29, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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