Archive: 7/12/2010

Environment affects crime gender gap

While women in general commit far fewer violent crimes than men, a new study by a Northeastern University professor finds the difference between the genders is much smaller in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

dateDec 07, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Are depressed people too clean?

In an effort to pinpoint potential triggers leading to inflammatory responses that eventually contribute to depression, researchers are taking a close look at the immune system of people living in today's cleaner modern society.

dateDec 07, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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35,000 new species 'sitting in cupboards'

( -- Of 70,000 species of flowering plants yet to be described by scientists, more than half may already have been collected but are lying unknown and unrecognised in collections around the world, Oxford University ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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