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  • Brain thickness determines political leaning: study

    12/29/2010 8:25:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 6+ views
    Missing link only - Brain thickness determines political leaning: study
  • a study in stupidity

    12/28/2010 10:29:37 AM PST · by jpf · 6 replies · 2+ views
    my big mouth blog ^ | 12/28/10 | flood
    The university of Maryland recently published a study concluding that Fox News viewers are morons. Okay it doesn't actually say that, but we can all read between the lines. Democratic underground followers are cackling amongst themselves and sharing it on facebook as their consolation prize for the 2010 shellacking. Part of me doesn't want to do this, I have liberal friends, I don't want to leave them with nothing to celebrate on New Year's Eve. I mean, seriously, we got the House of Representatives and all they got was Rice A Roni, turtle wax, and a version of the home...
  • Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On

    12/21/2010 9:37:16 AM PST · by FromLori · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/21/2010 | Michael Snyder
    You are not going to believe some of the things that the U.S. government is spending money on. According to a shocking new report, U.S. taxpayer money is being spent to study World of Warcraft, to study how Americans find love on the Internet, and to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam. Not only that, but money from the federal government is also being used to renovate a pizzeria in Iowa and to help a library in Tennessee host video game parties. These are just some of the examples in a new report on government waste from Senator...
  • Extended exposure to Fox News makes voters stupid, (Maryland) university study finds

    12/17/2010 8:28:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Scoop ^ | 12/16/10 | Stephen C. Webster
    Extended exposure to Fox News makes voters stupid, university study findsBy Stephen C. Webster Thursday, December 16th, 2010 -- 4:53 pm The troublesome record of spin by conservative television station Fox News has long been a cause for concern to many Americans, who frequently allege that the nation's most viewed "news" network has the effect of dumbing down voters. Turns out, they were right. A University of Maryland study (PDF) published earlier this month found that people in the survey who had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods and rumors about national and world...
  • 'Study' denying Jews' right to Kotel resurfaces

    12/04/2010 7:34:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost ^ | 12/4/10 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Document which sparked strong condemnations from Israel and the US returns on official website of the PA’s news agency Wafa. Only days after it was removed from the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Information website, a “study” denying Jews’ rights to the Western Wall has resurfaced, this time on the official website of the PA’s news agency, Wafa. By publishing the document on Wafa’s website, the official mouthpiece of the PLO and the PA, the authority has sent a message that its has officially endorsed its findings. The “study,” which had sparked strong condemnations from Israel and the US, was written...
  • STUDY COURSE: Engaging with Islam – by Samuel Green

    11/22/2010 6:44:42 PM PST · by damonw · 3 replies
    I really liked this teaching course by Samuel Green. I got a chance to see Samuel in a debate and it was really good. Here is some description text from the site. ——————————————————- Islam has become an important worldview to understand and respond to. Even if you don’t know a Muslim you may be asked questions about Islam, or have questions yourself. Engaging with Islam equips Christians to understand Islam and to engage effectively with Muslims and those who make comments about Islam or have questions. Its goal is to help you to stand firm as a Christian, to defend...
  • Science Confirms U.S. Scientists Lie More Than Any Other Scientists

    Anyone with the IQ above your basic fecal speck knows that global warming no longer exists, and never was the result of man-made activity. False science doesn't end there, however. While a large volume of false scientific information is distributed in the United States, the problem is much more severe than we imagined. As it turns out, you are far more likely to be given inaccurate (or fabricated) scientific data by American scientists, than any other group of scientists in the world.
  • Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says (Wageningen U, Netherlands)

    11/22/2010 11:25:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    PC World ^ | 11/22/10 | René Schoemaker
    Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands. Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands. All deciduous trees in the Western world are affected, according to the study by Wageningen University. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed...
  • Colder winters possible due to climate change: study

    11/17/2010 5:41:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate change could lead to colder winters in northern regions, according to a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on Tuesday. Vladimir Petoukhov, lead author of the study, said a shrinking of sea ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional warming of lower air levels and may lead to anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents. "These anomalies could triple the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia," he said. "Recent severe winters like last year's or the one of 2005/06 do not conflict with...
  • Study: 'Daily Show' Is the Least Diverse Late-Night Show

    10/20/2010 10:06:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/20/10 | Lindsay Powers
    Jon Stewart's Comedy Central show has the most white people, fewest women. Comedy Central's Daily Show is the least diverse late-night show on television, according to a graphic put together by an artist that examined the race and sex of guests compared to the general population over a six-week period this past August and September. The artist, Bard Edlund, admits his study is imperfect, and numbers may be skewed because Jon Stewart typically only has one guest on per night. Plus, guests who didn't fall into the categories of white, Hispanic, black or Asian were left off altogether. The graphic...
  • US healthcare 'to blame' for poor life expectancy rates

    10/08/2010 8:02:22 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8th 2010 | Staff
    The US healthcare system is to blame for declines in the country's life expectancy ranking, a study suggests. The Columbia University report rejects claims that factors such as obesity have shortened life-spans for Americans relative to other wealthy nations. The study blames reliance on costly and fragmented specialised care, and calls for systemic reform. Its release comes as President Barack Obama's healthcare reform remains a key issue in upcoming mid-term elections. Higher costs The study notes that in 1950, the US ranked fifth among leading industrialised nations for female life expectancy at birth, but only 46th in 2008. It finds...
  • Study Claiming Abortion Not Linked With Teen Depression Full of Problems

    09/27/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | 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.
  • Antibiotics mess up your stomach, U.S. study finds

    09/13/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Reporting by Maggie Fox; Editing by Cynthia Osterman
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Even seemingly gentle antibiotics may severely disrupt the balance of microbes living in the gut, with unforeseen health consequences, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. An intimate study of three women given ciprofloxacin showed the drug suppressed entire populations of beneficial bacteria, and at least one woman took months to recover. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, supports the common wisdom that antibiotics can damage the "good" germs living in the body. It may also support the idea behind the development of so-called probiotic products including yogurt with live cultures of bacteria.
  • Study: Fewer US Jews Say They're Observant

    09/12/2010 2:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 9/12/10 | Gil Ronen
    The number of American Jews who consider themselves religiously observant has dropped by more than 20 percent over the last 20 years, a survey found. The share of Jews who consider themselves secular has risen. The results of the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, as reported by the Associated Press, showed that around 3.4 million U.S. Jews say they are religious, out of a total American Jewish population of about 5.4 million. The relative share of Jews who identify themselves as only culturally Jewish rose from 20 percent in 1990 to 37 percent in 2008, the survey established. During the...
  • Study: Flamboyant male dancing attracts women best

    09/09/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 5+ views
    AP ^ | 9-8-10 | Maria Cheng
    LONDON — John Travolta was onto something. Women are most attracted to male dancers who have big, flamboyant moves similar to the actor's trademark style, British scientists say in a new study. Kris McCarty and colleagues at Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen in Germany asked 19 men aged 18 to 35 who were not professional dancers to dance in a laboratory for one minute to a basic drum rhythm. They filmed the men's movements with a dozen cameras, and then turned those movements into computer-generated avatars so the study could focus on moves, not appearances. Scientists then showed...
  • Obama, Congress Cut $ for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study

    08/26/2010 9:17:49 AM PDT · by julieee · 21 replies · 4+ views ^ | August 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama, Congress Cut $ for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study Washington, DC -- More than 176 abstinence education programs will lose funding for their outreaches to youth and young adults on September 30 because Congress and the Obama Administration canceled all grants going to abstinence-centered programming in their FY2010 budget.
  • Sex Makes the Brain Grow

    08/03/2010 6:43:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies · 255+ views
    Asylum for All Mankind ^ | July 30, 2010 | Jeremy Taylor
    Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. In an experiment involving lab rats, sex was correlated with adult brain growth. Since previous studies have shown that stressful, unpleasant situations can hinder brain growth, researchers from Princeton University wanted to see if stressful but pleasurable situations -- like sex -- would achieve the opposite effect. So, they divided male lab rats into three groups: The rats in one group were given sex partners daily, the second group got set up with female companionship once every two weeks and the third group got nothing at all. The rats that...
  • U.S. Spent $550,496 on Study...To Learn About the Sex Lives of Truck Drivers

    07/04/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies ^ | July 1, 2010 | Adam Cassandra
    ( - The federal government has spent $550,496 on a project that involved conducting “focus groups and in-depth interviews” with American long-haul truck drivers to learn about their sex lives in order to assess their risk of contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. The project has failed to find any instances of HIV among the truck drivers studied. “Several international studies have documented substantial levels of sexual risk behaviors and high rates of STI and HIV amongst long-distance truck drivers living in diverse settings including India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Thailand,” says the abstract for the grant published by...
  • Moon Has 100 Times More Water, New Study Suggests

    06/14/2010 8:04:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 500+ views ^ | 6/14/10 | Denise Chow
    The moon's interior may harbor 100 times more water than previous estimates, according to a new study that took a fresh look at samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts nearly 40 years ago. The researchers determined that the lunar water likely originated early in the moon's formation history, suggesting that it is, in fact, native to the moon. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, and other colleagues, said it's likely that the water was preserved from the hot magma that was present when the moon began to form – some 4.5 billion years ago.
  • Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat

    06/09/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 45+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests. Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there's some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or reducing cholesterol levels, Dr. Eva Warensjo of Uppsala University and her colleagues note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To get a clearer sense of people's intake of fat from dairy and heart disease risk, Warensjo and her team measured blood levels of...