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  • New thoughts about climate change
    Some new thinking about climate change
    WEATHERTORIAL: A few weeks ago, returning from an AAAS (American Association For The Advancement of Science) Conference in San Jose, CA, I had the pleasure of meeting another conference attendee at a San Jose airport restaurant. The gentleman, a...
  • Napping preschoolers may have nighttime sleep problems
    Napping preschoolers may have nighttime sleep problems
    Moms or other caregivers relish a young child’s naptime because it offers an opportunity for some quality my-time. However, a new study by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia have found that a...
  • UCLA researchers gain further insight into Huntington’s disease
    UCLA researchers gain further insight into Huntington’s disease
    Huntington’s disease is a progressive and fatal neurologic disorder that is caused by a mutant gene. It strikes in adulthood and affects 1 in every 10,000 Americans, while another 250,000 are at risk because they carry the inherited gene...
  • MICROBES
    New York City's Balanced Microbial Ecosystem
    Scientists now believe that the diversity of microorganisms that are present in, on and around humans comprise a significant component of overall health.This collective microbiome is seen to impact health by exacerbating or resisting infectious...
  • Facebook and Internet
    Millions of users think Facebook is the internet
    Facebook now has a staggering 1.4 Billion users across the world. This means that if Facebook was a country, it would top the population charts after recently having surpassed China. Never the less, Millions of those users are under the...
  • MADWORKSHOP:  quality design workshop for creative minds with exceptional ideas
    MADWORKSHOP: quality design workshop for creative minds with exceptional ideas
    MADWORKSHOP’s journey began in 2005 when David Martin was approached to teach a furniture design studio at the USC School of Architecture. The class resonated with students and connected with a greater trend in the study of design; the...
  • UCLA affiliation with Doheny Eye Institute expands local eye care
    UCLA affiliation with Doheny Eye Institute expands local eye care
    On February 9, UCLA’s Stein Eye Institutenoted that theDoheny Eye Institute, formerly affiliated with the USC, is fully integrated with UCLA. The affiliation willimprove patient access to expert vision specialists. Both institutes were...
  • Chick jogs
    Researchers claim that light jogging is your best bet for a long life
    For the last 12 years, a group of Danish researchers monitored 1,098 healthy joggers and 413 lazy people (ahem, sedentary non-joggers) in an attempt to determine whether or not too much exercise can actually be hazardous to your health. Well, put...
  • Depression may be due to brain inflammation reports new study
    Depression may be due to brain inflammation reports new study
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 10 US adults has clinical depression. Furthermore, more than 50% of affected individuals do not respond to treatment. A new study has suggested that brain inflammation may be...
  • Walmart sign
    The fallacies of blaming Walmart for obesity
    A recent study by Charles Courtemonche and Art Carden purports to show that there is a correlation between the presence of Walmart Supercenters and an increase in obesity. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System matched with...
  • Izegg
    UC Irvine's unboiled egg may revolutionize cancer treatment and biotech
    A team of international researchers based at the University of California in Irvine has just successfully unboiled a hen's egg. Laughing in the face of entropy, Dr. Gregory Weiss, the lead research author and professor of chemistry and...
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    NASA contributions to the world continue beyond space exploration and research
    NASA’s contributions to the world include much more than space travel. With announcements on Jan. 26, 2015 that the space agency will oversee and certify private company space travel, NASA will focus more research, experience and investment...
  • Pet the dog
    Dogs prefer touch over words
    Emma Cueto of bustle.com reports today that dogs do not care what their humans have to say, instead they prefer touch. Ms. Cueto sites research by Erica Feuerbacher and Clive Wynne that shows that dogs do not get as much from vocal praise as they...
  • Growing bone in space may benefit osteoporosis patients
    Growing bone in space may benefit osteoporosis patients
    On January 22, UCLA announced that it has received funding from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to lead a research mission, which will send rodents to the International Space Station (ISS). The focus of the mission is to...
  • New research shows why cats sleep so much
    New research helps explain why cats sleep so much
    Have you ever looked at your obscenely-comfy cat, and wondered how he can possibly sleep so much? We wish we could sleep that much, and that comfortably, and we've never known just how cats do it. Now, some new research may explain that, by...