Online Gambling Fight Now About When, Who -- Not If
'Silver bullet' supplement could slow brain aging
The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them -- and when.
A recent U.S. Justice Department opinion opened the door for cash-strapped states and their lotteries to bring online gambling to their residents, as long as it does not involve sports betting.
The DOJ memo also...
A call for an evolved understanding of emotion
Professor David Rollo and a group of researchers at McMaster may have found a "silver bullet" when it comes to slowing the aging of the brain.
Blind, visually impaired New Yorkers contribute to state economy
(Medical Xpress) -- Many scientists believe that all people experience and express the same biologically basic emotions an idea they have attributed to evolutionist Charles Darwin and one that has shaped modern security training and law enforcement techniques.
Can robots take over rehab?
Employment statistics suggest bleak economic realities for New Yorkers who are blind. Nearly two in three are out of work, a level in line with national unemployment figures for individuals who are blind and other populations with disabilities.
Exercise is good for your waistline -- but it`s a writing exercise
Visiting the iMove center at UC Irvine's Gross Hall is like being on the set of a sci-fi movie. Here, the merging of machines and humans the premise of such futuristic films as "Alien" and "The Terminator" has become a reality.
Gold kiwifruit each day reduce cold symptoms
(Medical Xpress) -- Is losing weight as simple as doing a 15-minute writing exercise? In a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, women who wrote about their most important values, like close relationships, music, or religion, lost more weight over the next few months than women who did not have that experience.
Healthy living beyond the New Year's resolution
(Medical Xpress) -- Adding gold kiwifruit to your diet may lead to less suffering from symptoms of common illnesses such as colds, research suggests.
How good are your horse's brakes?
Some of the most popular New Years resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier and work out more. Greg Cloutier from Northeasterns Bouvé College of Health Sciences shares his exercise physiology and nutrition expertise to help people turn their New Years resolutions into permanent lifestyle changes.
Image: Active Galaxy Centaurus A
Horseriding is a popular summer holiday activity, but few people know that horses kill more Australians annually than any other animal. Professor Paul McGreevy, from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science, is working on ways to 'check the brakes' on horses to ensure that they slow down on cue, saving both the horses and their riders.
In ancient Pompeii, trash and tombs went hand in hand
(PhysOrg.com) -- Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A.
Mid-lane driving helps older adults stay safe
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cemeteries in ancient Pompeii were mixed-use developments with a variety of purposes that included serving as an appropriate site to toss out the trash. Thats according to findings from University of Cincinnati research at Pompeii to be presented Jan. 7, 2012, at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America by UC doctoral student Allison...
Prehistoric predators with supersized teeth had beefier arm bones
(Medical Xpress) -- It's official: older adults are naturally inclined to drive in the middle of the road, leaving the younger generation to cut corners.
Research team suggests rock found in Russia an extraterrestrial quasicrystal
The toothiest prehistoric predators also had beefier arm bones, finds a new fossil study.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes in science, the journey is just as interesting as the findings, and that certainly appears to be the case with a disparate group of scientists and their involvement with a simple rock found in a remote part of Russia. That simple rock, which has been identified as a quasicrystal, is, according to team who has been doing research on it, as they report in PNAS, most likely...
Sunn hemp shows promise as biofuel source
On August 24, astrophysicist Peter Nugent was playing a little catch-up. Nugent, an adjunct professor at Berkeley and group leader of the Computational Cosmology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, settled in to look at data collected overnight by the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF). This fully automated survey based at Caltech searches for transients, a catch-all term for as yet...
Trapping butterfly wings' qualities
Work by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that farmers in the Southeast could use the tropical legume sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea) in their crop rotations by harvesting the fast-growing annual for biofuel. The study, which was conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Florence, S.C., supports the USDA priority of finding new sources of...
Modern Disease Found in Ancient Bones
Butterflies have inspired humans since the time of ancient Egypt, but now they're also inspiring researchers to look toward nature to help create the next generation of waterproof materials for electronics and sensors.
Suit Instantly Makes You 75 Years Old
The finding shows that brucellosis has been in Albania since at least the Middle Ages.
Looking Ahead: 2012 Pivotal for Private Spaceflight
Students from MIT have created a suit that limits dexterity, flexibility, motor and visual skills.
Philippines seizes meat of endangered anteaters
SPACE.com - After the rise of private spaceflight continued step by step in 2011, the year ahead should be a pivotal one. Several leading space groups will take center stage to showcase their wares.
Plan to 'Catapult' UK space tech
AP - Philippine authorities have seized large shipments of anteater and turtle parts in a sign that the illegal trade in the endangered animals is booming, officials said Wednesday.
Blog - Revenge of the Point-and-Shoot
Science Minister David Willetts says the next Catapult technology and innovation centre in the UK will be dedicated to developing new space applications.
Green Blog: Amid Dark Vents in the Depths, Something Stirs
Samsung wants you to know the camera isn't dead yet.
The poor point-and-shoot camera. People have been
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Fathoms below the freezing waters off Antarctica, unique communities clustered around hydrothermal vents teem with life.