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Scientific Research

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  • City Council poised to limit 'vaping'

    City Council poised to limit 'vaping'
    The Baltimore City Council is poised to ban electronic cigarette "vaping" from nearly everywhere that traditional cigarette smoking is prohibited. The legislation has support from public health officials, who call it a prudent step in regulating an...
  • The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research

    The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research
    Nothing is easier, if you're a political philistine playing to an audience of anti-intellectual rubes, than to ridicule scientific research projects by caricature. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who frighteningly enough is chairman of the House Committee on...
  • Violent TV desensitizes adults, who become lenient with kids

    Violent TV desensitizes adults, who become lenient with kids
    What people see on TV is influential. Certainly TV advertisers believe it to be true; otherwise, companies would not have spent $86 billion last year just on television trying to convince Americans to buy their goods and services. Yet people...
  • Study ranks the 20 catchiest songs of all time

    Study ranks the 20 catchiest songs of all time
    We all have at least one.  That song or songs, that when you hear it or them, they will be stuck in your head all day, if not longer.  Some call these gems earworms. Regardless of what you call them, they share basic principles -- a catchy chorus,...
  • Emerald ash borers branch out from ash trees

    Emerald ash borers branch out from ash trees
    Bad news in the bug department: The emerald ash borer, a tiny, glitter-green insect from China expected to kill virtually all ash trees in the eastern U.S. unless they are treated with expensive chemicals may have a new target. The U.S. Department of...
  • 1980s 'Hot Zone' scientists think US can handle Ebola

    WICHITA, Kan. It's been 25 years since an Ebola outbreak last threatened the United States. Jerry and Nancy Jaax remember it well. "It certainly looked like we had a serious public health emergency on our hands and all of the people involved in it, from...
  • Study says natural factors, not humans, behind West Coast warming

    SEATTLE When scientists on a boat in the Gulf of Alaska pulled their net in August, they saw something stunning: a live ocean sunfish. Mostly found in the tropics or temperate waters, these giant 6-foot-long snub-bodied creatures are incredibly rare in...
  • Scientists see fracking as cause of earthquakes in heartland

    WASHINGTON Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland. States such as Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Ohio are being hit by earthquakes that appear linked to oil and gas activity. While the quakes are...
  • Young kids with food allergies may learn helplessness

    Young kids with food allergies may learn helplessness
    Parents managing their preschoolers' food allergies should also be alert to the need for their kids to have chances to solve other kinds of problems, suggests a new study. "I think the biggest take home message is to just be careful that you don't let...
  • UM researchers using sound to peer beneath Earth's crust

    UM researchers using sound to peer beneath Earth's crust
    A network of hundreds of seismometers across the eastern United States hears everything — earthquakes on the other side of the world, construction work down the street, the swaying of trees in the wind. And like bats or ultrasound machines use...
  • Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists

    Rover disguised as penguin chick does research better than scientists
    For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can't easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins. A team led by scientists from the...