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  • A dark side of the ADHD gender gap

    A dark side of the ADHD gender gap
    In fall 2002, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw and his team published findings from a summer camp they created to study girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder alongside girls without ADHD. "The day we published, the world's literature on girls with ADHD...
  • Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history

    Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history
    Scientists have mapped the effects of war, colonization, trade, migration and slavery on the genetic mixing of humans over the bulk of recorded history and created an online interactive atlas of humanity's genetic history. In a paper published...
  • Vodka and Russian men: a tempestuous (and tragic) love affair

    "Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...
  • Himalayan 'yeti' may be a relative of ancient polar bears

    The Himalayan yeti — or some version of that mythical creature — may be a relative of an ancient polar bear, according to new research by a University of Oxford geneticist. Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford, analyzed the hairs from...
  • Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

    Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young
    People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden. Those who survived the immediate...
  • Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners

    Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners
    It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes. For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
  • Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president

    Caltech names physicist from University of Chicago as new president
    Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
  • The EU tortoise makes a move

    So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
  • Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'

    Predicting violence in psychopaths is 'no more than chance'
    LONDON (Reuters) - Assessment tools used to predict how likely a psychopathic prisoner is to re-offend if freed from jail are "utterly useless" and parole boards might just as well flip a coin when deciding such risks, psychiatrists said on Tuesday....
  • Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?

     Will the Arab Spring still blossom in Tunisia?
    Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
  • Obamacare: Don't trust anyone over 60?

     Obamacare: Don't trust anyone over 60?
    The Republicans' obsession with Obamacare has been variously described as a tactical ploy to preserve the semblance of unity in a divided party or as a fundraising magnet to raise money from the sort of folks who think President Obama is a reincarnation...