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Self-control is contagious, study finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new University of Georgia study has revealed that self-control -- or the lack ...

Jan 13, 2010
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Headwater stream nutrient enrichment disrupts food web

Human activity is increasing the supply of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, to stream systems all over the world. The conventional wisdom -- bolstered by earlier research -- has held that these additional nutrients ...

Dec 17, 2009
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Study raises concerns about outdoor second-hand smoke

Indoor smoking bans have forced smokers at bars and restaurants onto outdoor patios, but a new University of Georgia study in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that these outdoor smoking ...

Nov 18, 2009
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Component of mothballs is present in deep-space clouds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Interstellar clouds, drifting through the unimaginable vastness of space, may be the stuff dreams are made of. But it turns out there's an unexpectedly strange component in those clouds, and it's not dreams ...

Sep 02, 2009
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Smallest salamander in U.S. discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources weren’t looking for anything new when they went exploring in the northeast part of the state. ...

Jul 07, 2009
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