Computer Games Can Make Kids More Social, Not Less

Contrary to common education wisdom, computer games and other technologies can foster community-building, a strong sense of identity and higher-level planning even in very young students, UC Davis researchers report.

New Parasite Discovered; Infects Waterfowl, Other Species

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered a new species of “myxozoan” parasite that has been found for the first time to infect a warm blooded animal – in this case, ducks - after evolving from its ...

Ant guts could pave the way for better drugs

Scientists have discovered two key proteins that guide one of the two groups of pathogenic bacteria to make their hardy outer shells -- their defense against the world.

Will maple days move from March to January with global warming?

This year, Maple Weekend is March 29-30 since weather patterns are providing good sap flow in the maple trees of northern New York. But by 2080, sugarhouses in northern New York may be humming as early as Jan. 29-30, according ...

Are organic crops as productive as conventional?

Can organic cropping systems be as productive as conventional systems" The answer is an unqualified, “Yes” for alfalfa or wheat and a qualified “Yes most of the time” for corn and soybeans according to research reported ...

Why don't kids walk to school anymore?

Maybe when we were their age, we walked five miles to school, rain or shine. So why don't most children today walk or bike to school?

New Intel Server Processors: Fewer Watts, High Performance

Intel Corporation has further increased its energy-efficient performance lead today with the introduction of two low-voltage 45 nanometer processors for servers and workstations that run at 50 watts, or just 12.5 watts per ...

Fly Flight Simulators Reveal Secrets of Decision Making

Even flies like video games--and it's not just child's play, say scientists at the California Institute of Technology. With the help of a unique bug-sized flight simulator, Caltech researchers are deciphering the secrets ...

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