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  • WashPost Columnist: Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’

    07/19/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/2014 | Katie Yoder
    Everyone is exactly who he or she says on the internet – at least according to one Washington Post writer. That conclusion is her rationale to say Christians are awful people. Sally Quinn, Washington Post columnist and OnFaith founder, claimed that, “When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.” In her July 17 article, Quinn examined a white-supremacist site and comments on her articles to conclude that Christian “haters” “need a place to unleash their dark sides.” For her introduction, Quinn pointed at white-supremacist Stormfront to note how the site targeted others: 39 percent Jews, 33 percent...
  • Scarcity of Resources Might Make People More Racist, Shows Cool Face-Morphing Study

    06/09/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Both common sense and a bunch of social-psychological literature suggest that when resources are scarce, folks tend to get more territorial and possessive, to stick with people whom they view as members of their in-groups more tightly than they usually would. An interesting new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used face-morphing to show that white people, in one experiment at least, actually perceive black people differently when primed to think about situations in which resources are scarce. The study mostly revolved around getting a group of white respondents to react to a range of faces generated...
  • Hurricanes with feminine names cause more damage than storms with masculine names: study

    06/03/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/03/2014 | Staff of MarketWatch
    What’s in a name? Apparently, when it comes to hurricanes, a lot. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that, for Atlantic Coast hurricanes in the U.S., storms with feminine names lead to more deaths than those with masculine names. The best explanation for this, according to the Economist, is that people do not take hurricanes with women’s names as seriously as storms with men’s names. The researchers actually tested this theory — and produced supporting results. They picked five male and five female names from the list to be used for this...
  • Study finds eating chicken on the bone makes children more aggressive

    05/01/2014 7:34:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2014 | Breitbart.com staff
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing habits in children and found that kids who eat chicken on the bone are more likely to disobey adults and be aggressive. The study, which was published in Eating Behaviors, found that children were "twice as likely to disobey adults and twice as aggressive toward other kids" when eating food they had to hold and bite.
  • Cornell study finds children who eat chicken on the bone are more aggressive

    04/30/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 82 replies
    upi ^ | April 30, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    ITHACA, N.Y.,Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing habits in children and found that kids who eat chicken on the bone are more likely to disobey adults and be aggressive. The study, which was published in Eating Behaviors, found that children were “twice as likely to disobey adults and twice as aggressive toward other kids” when eating food they had to hold and bite. Researches found that children were more docile when eating cut-up pieces of food, results which would seem to indicate that there is a connection between having to use teeth to eat and...
  • Video: Men Incapable of Making Their Voice Sexy: Study

    04/23/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 97 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/23/14 | Paula Faris
    A new study by Albright College finds women can more easily make their voices sound attractive. According to a new study by Albright college, men are incapable of intentionally making their voices sound sexy. 20 women and 20 men tried to make their voices sound sexy. Another 40 people judged whether they achieved that goal. And found that the women easily outperformed the men. Why is it so difficult for men? I mean, even a cartoon, Jessica rabbit, can do it. Researchers know, that to men, an attractive voice is often linked to physical appeal. While men learn that what...
  • Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

    03/21/2014 7:15:01 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 63 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 3/21/14 | Jesse J Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools -- even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department's civil rights arm. The suspensions -- and disparities -- begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools...
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • Research: People Who Believe Hell Are Less Happy

    02/24/2014 7:45:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Wynne Parry, Live Science Contributor
    Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering — hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural punishment, including higher economic growth in developing countries and less crime. But there are also drawbacks, even in this life. A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life. "It seems there is this trade-off," said Azim Shariff, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. In research published in January in PLOS ONE, Shariff and a colleague looked at international...
  • Online internet trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim

    02/17/2014 10:47:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 17 February 2014 | Kashmira Gander
    Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists. In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were Machiavellian in their manipulation of others and their disregard for morality. The researchers defined online trolling as “the practice of behaving in a deceptive, destructive, or disruptive manner in a social setting on the Internet” for no purpose other than their pleasure. …
  • An Oversold Weapon Against Breast Cancer

    02/16/2014 12:50:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done." She also quoted a friend, columnist Marlyn Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to sit in a doctor's office with a lump in your breast trying to remember when you last had a mammogram, I can tell you. You feel like a fool." Ivins' breast cancer killed her in 2007. She didn't say whether she had gotten regular mammograms before her diagnosis. If so, she was spared something many a dying...
  • What Percent of the Population is Gay? More Than You Think. (BS alert)

    02/14/2014 3:28:21 PM PST · by Salman · 76 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | October 24, 2013 | Rose Eveleth
    According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it: Participants were randomly assigned to either a “best practices method” that was computer-based and provides privacy and anonymity, or to a “veiled elicitation method” that further conceals individual responses. Answers in the veiled method preclude inference about any particular individual, but can be used to accurately estimate statistics about the population. Comparing the two...
  • Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say

    02/14/2014 1:21:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/14/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Researchers say they’ve found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men don’t have a choice — that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality. In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality, The Daily Mail reported. The gay brothers were identified and recruited to help with the study over the course of several years’ worth of Gay Pride festivals and marches. The research was highlighted during the recent annual American Association...
  • Earwax may reveal clues about a person’s identity and habits [Even if you're homosexual]

    02/14/2014 12:57:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WNYW-TV ^ | 2/14/14
    It turns out clues about a person’s identity and ethnicity can come from a surprising source: earwax. Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia decided to analyze earwax as a possible source of personal information based on previous studies in which researchers analyzed underarm odor to unlock clues about a person’s identity. "Our previous research has shown that underarm odors can convey a great deal of information about an individual, including personal identity, gender, sexual orientation and health status," study author George Preti, an organic chemist at Monell, said in a press release. "We think it possible that...
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans’ shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • Maps of Seven Deadly Sins in America

    12/24/2013 12:28:24 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    Memolition ^ | ca. 12/10/13
    Geographers from Kansas State University have created a map of the spatial distribution of the Seven Deadly Sins across the United States. How? By mapping demographic data related to each of the Sins. Below are screenshots of the maps in standard deviation units; red naturally is more sinful, blue less sinful.
  • Scientists Offer Explanation For Why Men Ogle Women

    06/26/2013 11:04:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 26 Jun 2013
    Yes dear, I am eyeing her up… it’s in my genes: Scientists offer explanation for why men ogle womenIf you catch your man’s eyes wandering when a beautiful stranger walks past, don’t blame him – it’s all the fault of evolution. Chaps are naturally drawn to people they have never seen before while women prefer familiar male faces, a study reveals. Men were shown pairs of photographs of women and asked to rate their attractiveness for the research at Scotland’s Glasgow and Stirling universities. When photos were produced for a second time alongside previously unseen images, they were distracted by...
  • Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms

    06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 123 replies
    The Province ^ | June 11, 2013
    A British study has identified the age at which men finally grow up -- and it's 43. That's 11 years later than their female counterparts, according to research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK. Men demonstrate their immaturity by being amused at farts and burps and playing video games, among other things, said women who participated in the survey. Not being able to cook simple meals, re-telling the same old stories and jokes when out with the boys, and owning a skateboard or BMX were also high on the list. Nickelodeon UK released the results in support of its launch of a...
  • Just tasting beer may make you want to drink more

    04/17/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT · by Sender · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    <p>I hope that not too many millions of dollars were spent to reach this conclusion.</p>
  • Study Proves – Watching CNN and MSNBC Makes You Stupid!

    02/05/2013 12:37:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-05-13 | Brother Bob
    This is another one of those subjects I wanted to write about a few months ago but it fell on my back burner. Every so often we see some new study that "proves" that Fox News viewers are stupid. The latest one that came out a few weeks ago proved that your average Fox News viewer has an average IQ of 80. PJ Media's Charlie Martin proceeded to dissect this study, first by contacting its author. The author didn't give a full name, worked for some fictitious organization, used a bizarre methodology, and could not reveal who had commissioned the study...
  • The Jobs With The Most Psychopaths

    01/09/2013 9:50:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | January 2, 2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    Have you ever experienced the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable? That you're the only level-headed worker in a workplace populated by colleagues whose fits and outbursts are unpredictable, or even psychopathic? The experience might be common to many workers, but according to a recent book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, certain fields are more likely to attract actual psychopaths than others. The book by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton argues that "a number of psychopathic attributes [are] actually more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed...
  • Scientists May Have Finally Unlocked Puzzle of Why People Are Gay

    12/11/2012 10:00:28 AM PST · by edcoil · 132 replies
    usnews ^ | 12-11-2012 | Jason Koebler
    Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children. A group of scientists suggested Tuesday that homosexuals get that trait from their opposite-sex parents: A lesbian will almost always get the trait from her father, while a gay man will get the trait from his mother.
  • Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility (??)

    08/28/2012 3:20:55 PM PDT · by libh8er · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8.16.2012
    (snip) ....... They measured social tolerance by two variables: Gender-orientation tolerance, measured by whether respondents would agree to having gay persons speak in their community or teach in public schools, and whether they would oppose having homosexually themed books in the library. Racial tolerance, measured by responses regarding various racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Eighty percent of the study respondents were Caucasian, LeRoux said. The researchers measured altruistic behavior by whether respondents said they had allowed a stranger to go ahead of them in line, carried a stranger's belongings, donated blood, given directions to a...
  • Puritan view of adultery turns Brits into 'caged animals' says academic

    08/20/2012 10:49:36 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor | 7:00AM BST 20 Aug 2012
    An “unforgiving, puritan Anglo-Saxon” attitude to adultery is damaging married life in Britain, driving couples to divorce rather than strengthening the family, according to an outspoken French academic. -- Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist and bestselling author, argues that a “sour and rigid English view” of infidelity is condemning millions of people to live frustrated “celibate” lives with their spouses. In a book bound to provoke controversy, she likens faithful husbands and wives to “caged animals” and argues that they should be free to explore their “wild side” with lovers without the threat of divorce. Meeting a secret lover for...
  • Is Your Pet Gay? The Myth of Animal Homosexuality

    08/11/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 72 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-11-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Is your pet gay? On this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio, Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson talks about the homosexual agenda and the search for scientific credability in their social movement. Dr. Ibbetson speaks to the myth of animal homosexuality and why it does not stand up to scrutiny.
  • Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women: Study

    08/09/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 08/09/2012 | DR. TIFFANY CHAO, ABC News Medical Unit
    Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but stressed men prefer heavier women -- at least according to a new study. In this study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at the University of Westminster in London subjected 41 men to a stress-inducing task. After this task, the researchers asked the men to rate the attractiveness of female bodies ranging from emaciated to obese. Compared to a control group of 40 men who did not undergo the stress task, the stressed men rated a significantly heavier female body size as the most attractive, and they rated heavier female bodies as more...
  • Ladies, every man you work with thinks you want to sleep with him

    07/31/2012 5:07:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 158 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7-26-2012 | Meghan Casserly
    A new study suggests that—no matter how platonic you imagine a relationship may be—every man you know but aren’t related to is trying to sleep with you. And what’s worse, they think you’re trying to sleep with them right back. Yes, really. .... And while this unique insight into the male brain is troubling for male-female friendships around the world—including your insistence that you “stay friends” with all of your exes—the findings are much more disturbing when put into the context of the workplace. What about the platonic relationships you have with your male colleagues? Do male supervisors believe their...
  • Cinco de Mayo a Mexican import? No, it's as American as July 4, prof says

    05/05/2012 8:45:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5 may 2012 | Michael Martinez,
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Cinco de Mayo -- the unofficial U.S. holiday long believed to have been imported, with celebratory beer, from Mexico -- isn't a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, according to new research by a California professor. Conventional thinking has held that the holiday -- now a commercial juggernaut -- may have grown out of the mass migrations from the bloody Mexican Revolution of the 1910s or even during Chicano Power activism of the 1960s, University of California at Los Angeles Professor David Hayes-Bautista...
  • Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?

    04/08/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    University of Rochester ^ | April 5, 2012 | Susan Hagen
    Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
  • Just have more sex!

    02/07/2012 7:31:00 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 135 replies
    Get Physical Today ^ | 7 February 2011 (from archives) | Gwen
    You can’t argue with the research… Researchers have long known that people who have frequent sex are generally healthier Most health benefits seem to be linked to penile-vaginal intercourse Frequent sex may also bring longer life, fewer coronary events, lower blood pressure Researchers have long known that not only is sex fun (when done with the right person, of course), but that people who have frequent sex tend to live longer and have healthier hearts and lower rates of certain cancers. These studies also show that men with an active sex life have healthier sperm, and sexually active women have...
  • Straight or Gay? Vowels in Speech May Give it Away

    05/21/2011 8:01:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    U.S. News and World Report Health ^ | May 20, 2011 | HealthDay
    FRIDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For the average listener, the vowel sounds in an unfamiliar voice quickly give away the speaker's sexual orientation, a new study finds."I'm not sure what exactly the listeners are responding to in the vowel," study lead author Erik C. Tracy, a cognitive psychologist at Ohio State University, said in a news release from the American Institute of Physics. "Other researchers have done various acoustic analyses to understand why gay and heterosexual men produce vowels differently. Whatever this difference is, it seems that listeners are using it to make this sexual orientation decision." When hearing...
  • Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded'

    12/20/2010 7:52:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Christmas trees 'make non-Christians feel excluded' Christmas trees should be removed from public places to avoid making non-Christians feel “excluded”, scientists have suggested By Andy Bloxham 11:43AM GMT 20 Dec 2010 Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room. The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs. The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room...
  • Scientists find first evidence that many universes exist

    12/18/2010 4:14:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 119 replies · 4+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 12/17/10 | Lisa Zyga
    The signatures of a bubble collision: A collision (top left) induces a temperature modulation in the CMB temperature map (top right). The “blob” associated with the collision is identified by a large needlet response (bottom left), and the presence of an edge is determined by a large response from the edge detection algorithm (bottom right). Image credit: Feeney, et al.(PhysOrg.com) -- By looking far out into space and observing what’s going on there, scientists have been led to theorize that it all started with a Big Bang, immediately followed by a brief period of super-accelerated expansion called inflation. Perhaps this...
  • Older men want more sex, study finds

    12/08/2010 11:41:34 PM PST · by Ronin · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Tue Dec 7, 2010 10:04am EST | Maggie Fox
    The very oldest men are still interested in sex but illness and a lack of opportunity may be holding them back, Australian researchers reported on Monday.
  • Sham Unscientific DoD Study reaches expected conclusion regarding Homosexuality

    The Barry Hussein Soetoro administration is touting a DoD study it hopes will be the basis for Congress repealing DADT. The poll at the center of this study is not an accurate assessment of those who will be most affected by introducing the open aberrant behavior of homosexuality into U.S. armed forces. Proponents of the politically correct social engineering scheme of introducing open homosexuality into the military used a highly unrandomized sample, which is not credible, in hopes to affect public opinion and garner support for their cause. This study is pure propaganda meant to advance the homosexual agenda just...
  • Finger length predicts prostate cancer risk: study (a digit for your thoughts)

    11/30/2010 6:00:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 3+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Men whose index fingers are longer than their ring, or fourth, fingers run a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Journal of Cancer. The chances of developing the disease drop by a third, and even more in younger men, the study found. "Our results show that relative finger length could be used as a simple test for prostate cancer risk, particularly in men aged under 60," said Ros Eeles, a professor at the Institute of Cancer Research in Britain and co-author of the study. Finger pattern could help...
  • U.S. funds study of flying snakes

    11/23/2010 11:08:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/23/2010
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is funding research to discover how species of Asian snakes are able to glide long distances through the air, researchers say. Researchers at Virginia Tech are studying how snakes of the genus Chrysopelea, found in Southeast Asia, India and southern China, glide without the benefit of any wings or wing-like parts, The Washington Post reported Monday. The snakes undulate from side to side, almost as if slithering through the air, to glide from the tops of 200-foot tall trees to land almost 800 feet away. "Basically ... they become one...
  • Study: Zero percent of lesbian mothers abuse their children

    11/12/2010 12:44:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 72 replies
    SFGate: The Mommy Files ^ | 11/11/10 | Amy Graff
    Researchers working on the longest-running study of American lesbian families asked children of lesbian mothers if they had ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent and the answer was never in all cases. . . . Researchers interviewed only 78 children, and participants volunteered to be in the study. . . . The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) is in its 24th year at the the Williams Institute, a research center on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law.
  • Skin color linked to social inequality in contemporary Mexico, study shows

    10/06/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    American Sociological Association ^ | October 6, 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 2010 — Despite the popular, state-sponsored ideology that denies the existence of prejudice based on racial or skin color differences in Mexico, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of profound social inequality by skin color. According to the study, individuals with darker skin tones have less education, have lower status jobs, are more likely to live in poverty, and are less likely to be affluent. Andrés Villarreal, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center affiliate, published his findings in the October 2010 issue of...
  • Shame on Family Films?

    10/01/2010 8:49:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | October 1, 2010 | L. Brent Bozell
    Don't read Newsweek magazine while drinking a beverage. A spit take is the obvious first reaction to a column by Julia Baird headlined "The Shame of Family Films." On the Internet, this article is coded as "Why Family Films Are So Sexist." Baird's denunciation of Hollywood's fraction of decent entertainment began: "They have all been smash hits: 'Finding Nemo,' 'Madagascar,' 'Ice Age,' 'Toy Story.' Fish, penguins, rats, stuffed animals, talking toys. All good innocent family fun, right? Sure, except there are few female characters in those films. There are certainly few doing anything meaningful or heroic -- and no, Bo...
  • Study Claiming Abortion Not Linked With Teen Depression Full of Problems

    09/27/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Study Claiming Abortion Not Linked With Teen Depression Full of Problems Washington, DC -- A new study bandied about by the mainstream media over the weekend claiming abortion is not linked with teen depression is full of problems, according to one of the world's leading researchers on abortion and the adverse mental health issues women face afterwards. http://LifeNews.com/nat6728.html
  • Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

    09/13/2010 10:08:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    University of Florida ^ | September 13, 2010 | Unknown
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters in Florida to be upset by the presidential candidacy of a black man, and many to be proud of it. To assess attitudes among white voters in a southern state about Barack Obama's historic election to the presidency, two UF political scientists analyzed results from four statewide telephone surveys -- each involving between 449 and 829 respondents – conducted in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Their study...
  • Facebook users 'are insecure, narcissistic and have low self-esteem'

    09/09/2010 8:04:11 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 34 replies
    Using Facebook is the online equivalent of staring at yourself in the mirror, according to a study. Those who spent more time updating their profile on the social networking site were more likely to be narcissists, said researchers. Facebook provides an ideal setting for narcissists to monitor their appearance and how many ‘friends’ they have, the study said, as it allows them to thrive on ‘shallow’ relationships while avoiding genuine warmth and empathy.
  • Why Americans believe Obama is a Muslim(barfing up taxdollars)

    08/31/2010 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Teflonic · 25 replies
    Michigan State University ^ | 8/31/10 | Andy Henion
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — There’s something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a first-of-its-kind study of smear campaigns led by a Michigan State University psychologist. The research by Spee Kosloff and colleagues suggests people are most likely to accept such falsehoods, both consciously and unconsciously, when subtle clues remind them of ways in which Obama is different from them, whether because of race, social class or other ideological differences. These judgments, Kosloff argues, are irrational. He also suggests they are fueled by an “irresponsible” media culture that allows political pundits...
  • Bacteria breakthrough is heaven scent

    08/15/2010 5:35:42 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    Newcastle University ^ | August 15, 2010 | Unknown
    Bacteria are well-known to be the cause of some of the most repugnant smells on earth, but now scientists have revealed this lowest of life forms actually has a sense of smell of its own. A team of marine microbiologists at Newcastle University have discovered for the first time that bacteria have a molecular "nose" that is able to detect airborne, smell-producing chemicals such as ammonia. Published today in Biotechnology Journal, their study shows how bacteria are capable of 'olfaction' – sensing volatile chemicals in the air such as ammonia produced by rival bacteria present in the environment. Led by...
  • Kinsey Cubed

    08/10/2010 10:25:52 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sometimes academic health research can look downright unhealthy, particularly if it is funded by the federal government. “The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $126,000 over the past two years to a University of Washington study that established ‘web-based sex diaries’ for gay males as young as 16,” Matt Cover reported on CNS News today. “By the time the grants end in 2011, taxpayers will have spent more than $250,000 for the study.” Now there’s something in short supply in the private sector—gay porn websites. It’s not...
  • $1.44 Million [to study] the 'Social Milieu' of Male Prostitutes in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

    06/29/2010 1:28:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    CNS News Service ^ | 29 June 2010
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has so far awarded $1.44 million in federal funds to a project that, among other things, is estimating the size of the population and examining the “social milieu” of male prostitutes in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “In Study 1, formative ethnography will be used to describe the settings, venues, and overall social milieu in which male sex work is being situated,” says the NIH abstract for the grant. “In Study 2, we will conduct a Capture-Recapture Survey to estimate the size...
  • Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses, Study by (Cornell) Hotel Professor Finds

    05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 213 replies · 6,905+ views
    ©2010 The Cornell Daily Sun. ^ | May 7, 2010 | By Eliza LaJoie
    Prof. Michael Lynn, marketing and tourism, surveyed 374 waitresses about their perceived “sexiness,” breast size and other physical characteristics and correlated these results with the amount of tips the waitresses received. His results indicate that evolutionary instinct trumps the ideals many patrons profess. Though most customers say they reward service, Lynn reports that quality of service has less than a 2-percent effect on the actual tip. Instead, he found that waitresses with larger bra sizes received higher tips — as did women with blonde hair and slender bodies..... Lynn explained that his study could be useful to a potential waitress...
  • Red Families, Blue Families?

    05/06/2010 10:00:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 933+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | Maggie Gallagher
    Two law professors have waded deep into the minefields of the culture war and come up with a doozy of a hypothesis: We Americans are not just divided politically into red states and blue states, our very families are colored-coded red and blue. Oh, and the blue family is beating the red family, hands down. "Blue family champions celebrate the commitment to equality that makes companionate relationships possible and the sexual freedom that allows women to fully participate in society," say Naomi Cahn and June Carbone in their book "Blue Families v. Red Families." "Those who have embraced the blue...
  • Beautiful Women Can Be Bad for Your Health, According to Scientists

    05/04/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 2,420+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 May 2010
    Meeting a beautiful woman can be bad for your health, scientists have found.Just five minutes alone with an attractive female raise the levels of cortisol, the body's stress hormone, according to a study from the University of Valencia. The effects are heightened in men who believe that the woman in question is "out of their league". Cortisol is produced by the body under physical or psychological stress and has been linked to heart disease. Researchers tested 84 male students by asking each one to sit in a room and solve a Sudoku puzzle. Two strangers, one male and one female,...