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Significant facial variation in pre-Columbian South America

A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru -- disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous. Show More Summary

What’s the Best Sad-Movie Snack?

5 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

A new study revealed that people snack more while watching sad movies. Researchers from Cornell set up two groups to watch either Sweet Home Alabama (reportedly funny) and the 1970 tearjerker Love Story. The Love Story viewers ate 55 percent more popcorn.  A confirmation about a tendency to sad-snack is... More »

Meet Casper: Yet Another Malware Likely Created by France for Surveillance

Two weeks ago, a group of cybersleuths revealed the best evidence yet that France is hacking and infecting surveillance targetsjust like the NSA or the British spy agency GCHQ. Now, researchers have discovered the existence of Casper,...Show More Summary

Two Of Four Known AIDS Virus Groups Originated In Gorillas

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) originated in western lowland gorillas, according researchers who conducted a comprehensive survey of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in AfricanShow More Summary

A Majority Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization. Here's How Much That Support Has Grown.

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

More than 40 years ago, a social science research group started asking Americans if they support the legalization of marijuana. For the first time, they do, according to new survey data first reported by The Washington Post. Since 1973,...Show More Summary

Telco, cable pay-TV operators 2014 sub losses increased to 125K

AT&T and Verizon may be still growing their video service bases, accounting for 11.6 million U.S. pay-TV homes. However, according to a new Leichtman Research Group report, in 2014 that growth slowed to just under 1.1 million from just over 1.4 million in 2013.

Star Tribune Credulously Cites Work Of Discredited Gun Researcher John Lott

Minnesota paper Star Tribune cited a misleading statistic about carrying concealed guns from pro-gun group Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) without disclosing the group's pro-gun slant or that it is run by discredited gun researcher...Show More Summary

The acid effect on our oceans and economies

Early last week, a study from a group of universities, research centres and environmental groups in the United States pointed out a broadening danger for commercial fisheries in 15 states, 14 of them on the Atlantic coast. The study, by scientists with the University of California at Davis, Duke University, the Natural Resources Defence Council […]

Stanford researchers develop method for tracking mobile devices using battery charge data

Privacy advocates have long tried to educate consumers on the perils of giving apps access to GPS data, but a group of Stanford researchers has developed a method to infer a device's location from a seemingly much more innocuous source -- battery charge information.

A Group 'Hacked' the NSA's Website to Demonstrate a Widespread Bug

A group of researchers only needed $104 and 8 hours of Amazons cloud computing power to hack the NSAs website. And their feat was made possible by a bug that, ironically, was practically created by the NSA itself and its anti-encryption policies from 20 years ago. Show More Summary

Apple is working on fix for newly discovered ‘FREAK’ security bug

A newly discovered security bug has secretly left Safari users on both iOS and OS X vulnerable to attacks on hundreds of thousands of websites for years. The ‘FREAK’ security flaw was exposed today by a group of nine researchers … Read more ›

New Research Group to Spur Maritime Transport

A new research initiative, entitled Vessels for the Future, was launched with the aim of improve shipping’s safety record, sustainability and global competitiveness.

Gorilla origins of the last two AIDS virus lineages confirmed

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to new research. The scientists conducted a comprehensive survey of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in African gorillas.

Lung Cancer Mortality Increased by Decline in Smoking Rates

A decline in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they don’t qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a group of Mayo Clinic researchers. Their research appeared in the Feb. 24 issue of JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. “As […]

Research Group Media Matters To Scrutinize Hispanic News More Closely

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Media Matters is taking a closer look at Latino news. The research group known for calling out what it considers “conservative misinformation” in the mass media launched a Hispanic engagement initiative on Monday aimed at undermining...Show More Summary

Energy Technology: Deploy What We Have vs. Build Something New

Last week, the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of six prominent business leaders, including Bill Gates, issued a report maintaining that the U.S. government is spending far too little on energy research. As Justin GillisShow More Summary

8 Warning Signs Your Lover is a Narcissist

The Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration." How do you know when your romantic partner may be a narcissist? Here are eight telltale signs...

JPMorgan tops list of risky banks: government study

``The bank had a "systemic risk score" of 5.05 percent for 2013 in a group of 33 large U.S. bank holding companies, the study by staffers at the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research (OFR) said... The method is designed by the Basel Committee of global bank regulators, but that body does not publicly release its rankings of the riskiness of banks.''

The Fishy Origins of the Fish Oil Craze

In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease. Show More Summary

The Lazarus Effect Is a Dopey Thriller That Wastes a Good Cast

Sort of a Flatliners for the sensitive indie-actor set, The Lazarus Effect is a grimy, dopey, confused thriller that wastes a very likable cast. The film takes place mostly in a Berkeley lab where a group of young medical researchers are developing an experimental new serum designed to prolong the neural activity of coma... More »

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