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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

(Reuters) - An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.

Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality?

Researchers present a study that compares mortality rates of women with painful knee and hand osteoarthritis with the mortality of unaffected women from the same community; demonstrates higher risk of early death in the group with painful knee osteoarthritis.

Yahoo's recovery is so weak it will be overtaken by Twitter on digital display ad revenues (YHOO)

Yahoo's digital advertising recovery is definitely happening. But it's not happening fast enough. The latest forecast from research group eMarketer predicts that Twitter will overtake Yahoo in terms of total digital display ad revenue...Show More Summary

The electric coral acid test

Last Wednesday afternoon, a group of scientists and a handful of lucky onlookers crowded around a heap of computer monitors onboard a NOAA research vessel in between Santa Cruz and Anacapa islands. In the middle of this scrum were two men controlling a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) 500 feet beneath the boat’s hull. Later in the […]

Federal researchers say your poop could be a goldmine — literally

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

It’s possible there’s gold in your poop, according to a group of scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Millions of dollars in it. In addition to the food we eat, human waste contains a variety of metals and minerals — including gold, copper, and silver, which find their way into waste...

The State of Atheism in America… from a Christian Perspective

The Barna Group is a research organization that focuses on questions of interest to the Christian world, and they just released a survey they did on people who haven't gone to church in the past six months. They called them the "unchurched,"...Show More Summary

Custom Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 To Include Advanced Iris Recognition For B2B Applications

SRI International, a research group, announced that Samsung has licensed its iris authentication system for enterprise customers.

Do Men Grow Beards To Show Dominance? Here's What The Science Says

Scientists have long known that beards can make a man seem more dominant and masculine. Now provocative new research involving monkeys shows that male facial hair is more elaborate in social groups involving intense competition for rank,...Show More Summary

Prostate cancer and treatment choices: Decision shared by doctor and patient?

Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients – but is the decision really shared? According to researchers, shared decision-making isn’t easy, and clinicians need help. The international research group has studied the decision aids for treatment choice of localized prostate cancer.

“The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury” By Clark S. Judge

The weekly column from Clark Judge: The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute I usually write about politics,...Show More Summary

Association MLS Service Provider Controversy

WAV Group is a leading provider of satisfaction research to a large number of MLSs in the United States and Canada. This type of research is often performed annually by mid-sized MLSs and quarterly by large MLSs. Our satisfaction research...Show More Summary

ARC Research Associate – Ocean acidification on benthic marine life

Job no: 493373 Work type: Fixed term – Full-time Location: Adelaide Categories: Faculty of Sciences Closing date: 10 April 2015 The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest […]

Iceland's Tiny, Isolated Population Makes It the Perfect Genetics Lab 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A millenium ago, a group settled in Iceland and have stayed there ever since, with few people coming and going. And so their DNA has stayed remarkably homogenous. That's a major boon for genetics researchers, who today have released the results of sequencing the complete genomes of 2,636 Icelanders—the largest such countrywide project ever. Read more...

Hacking Gets Hot: Heat Leaks Sensitive Data From Secure Computers

A group of Israeli cyber security researchers have found a way to hack into what's believed to be the most secure computing system in the world.

Twitter: Pivotal Cuts to Hold; Valuable Service But in Its Niche

Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are down $1.55, or 3%, at $49.92, after Pivotal Research Group’s Brian Wieser cut his rating on the shares to Hold from Buy, while maintaining his $51 price target, contending the company’s service is a “niche.” Wrote Wieser “Where we have been negative much of the time since Twitter’s IPO is [...]

Adding Remote Focus Groups to Your User Research Strategy

A lot of remote, qualitative testing is done on an individual level. However, it is possible to conduct group interviews—often called focus groups—in an online environment. And not only is it possible…it can be a lot of fun! Why remote? … Read More

Risk factors associated with overweight cluster in children

Lifestyle-related cardiometabolic risk factors cluster in children in the same way as in adults, according to research. A cardiometabolic risk score was used to evaluate cardiometabolic risk in different age groups. The results showShow More Summary

It Should Be Legal To Hack Your DNA

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A group of geneticists has called for a moratorium on research into modifying heritable human DNA — a practice that could lead to so-called "designer babies." But as scientists consider this drastic proposal, they should also recognize the potential benefits this technology could afford – and the risks of an outright ban. Read more...

Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis

Researchers have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide a natural resistance to the flatworm parasite that causes schistosomiasis, and opens the door to possible new drugs or ways to break the transmission cycle of this debilitating disease. It's been called a neglected global pandemic.

Study Shows Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hip Fracture Care Put Patients at a Disadvantage

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that people in certain racial and socioeconomic groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to care they receive after fracturing a hip.

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