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How a common antacid could lead to cheaper anti-cancer drugs

A popular indigestion medication can increase survival in colorectal cancer, according to research published in ecancermedicalscience. But in fact, scientists have studied this for years - and a group of cancer advocates want to know...Show More Summary

Scientists Say Homosexuality Is 'An Essential Part Of Human Evolution'

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A group of researchers from the University of Portsmouth conceived a new theory that homosexuality helped humans form beneficial relationships with each other in the earliest hunter-gatherer communities to ensure survival reports City A.M. Charles Darwin's laws of natural selection...

Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee

David Lopez, the current EEOC general counsel awaiting Senate confirmation for his second term, has built a career fighting for the rights of LGBT and disabled workers. Now the Family Research Council wants him to pay for it. read m...

Looking for a Biochemical Cause of Seasonal Depression

New research confirms why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the season without any problems. A longitudinal study from a group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin […]

Gecko Feet Inspire Wall-Climbing Gloves

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

I love it when nature inspires technology. A group of researchers has developed a glove that will allow humans to stick to and scale walls. Read the rest

Aubrey Preston Reveals Studio A Plans; CMA Presents Research Findings; New Music Videos

2 days agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Aubrey Preston, the new owner of Studio A, discusses his plans for the building in an interview with The Tennessean’s Nate Rau: The first step, which will be consummated on Dec. 31 when Preston’s nonprofit group AMT Trust closes on the...Show More Summary

Threats of terrorism perceived differently depending on identification within a group

People who see their group as more homogenous - for instance, the more one thinks Americans are similar to each other - are less likely to be influenced by external terrorist threat alerts, according to research from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. read more

Governors Lean Heavily on Industry-Funded Group on Offshore Drilling

Energy lobbying firm worked through industry-funded advocacy group to provide research and resources

I went undercover to become ‘ex-gay’: Inside the slimy world of conversion therapy

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative Christian ministries believe that homosexuality can be cured through therapy in which gay people can be converted to being straight. Muckracking religious groups like the Family Research Council firmly live by this mantra. Back in September these conservative zealots deemed that...

Cambaytherium thewissi: a Basal Perissodactyl From Ypresian Eocene Paleogene India

Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues have filled in a major gap in science's understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. That groupShow More Summary

Global Drug Survey Looking for Participants

5 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

Does Your Insurance Provide Obamacare Abortion Coverage? Website Reveals Plans With 'Slush Funds' for Elective Abortions

Two pro-life research groups announced Thursday on Capitol Hill that they've launched a new website designed to help healthcare consumers figure out which Obamacare plans include surcharges that will go directly toward funding abortions.

Obesity rivals smoking and war among self-inflicted health risks

Among the self-inflicted health risks plaguing the world, obesity now rivals smoking and armed conflict as a leading cause of death, a global research group reported Thursday.

Out of india: Finding the origins of horses, rhinos

Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of researchers has filled in a major gap in science’s understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. That group likely originated on the subcontinent when it was still an island headed swiftly for collision with Asia, the researchers report.

Carson Block Strikes Again

Muddy Waters Research, the short-focused research firm helmed by Carson Block, has announced another position in Chinese timber company, Superb Summit. "We are short Superb Summit International Group Ltd. (1228.HK, “Superb”) becauseShow More Summary

Out of India

Working at the edge of a coal mine in India, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers and colleagues have filled in a major gap in science's understanding of the evolution of a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. That groupShow More Summary

Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research

As a group of celebrities that includes Bono, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck calls for increased efforts to battle Ebola, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was contributing $5.7 million for the study of an experimental blood-based treatment.

Researchers Train Computers To Make Up Magic Tricks

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic but what if the technology actually creates magic? A group of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have trained a computer to create magic tricks using puzzle pieces and cards that are reproducible by humans. Show More Summary

Harvard Proves Cooks Make Better Food When They Can See Their Customers

Consider seeking out restaurants with open kitchens for a better chance at a good meal. A group of researchers at Harvard Business School and University College London set out to determine if a cook's food improves in quality when they can see the faces of their prospective customers. Show More Summary

Gifted men and women define success differently, 40-year study finds

Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued—and defined—career, family and success. Show More Summary

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