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Time estimation ability predicts mathematical intelligence

Being good at estimating time can be a useful skill on its own, but it may also indicate higher mathematical intelligence as well, according to a new study published in the Dec. 7 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE.
A test of 202 students, evenly di…

Sperm quality and counts worsening in Finland

A new study published in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that semen quality has significantly deteriorated during the last ten years in Finland, a country that previously was a region with high sperm counts. At the same time, the inci…

Dude, you throw like a crybaby!

A UCLA — University of Glasgow study of baseball tosses has found that body language is more likely to be judged as masculine when it seems to convey anger and as feminine when is seems to convey sadness.
Researchers videotaped actors, both mal…

New MIT developments in quantum computing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Quantum computers are computers that exploit the weird properties of matter at extremely small scales. Many experts believe that a full-blown quantum computer could perform calculations that would be hopelessly time consuming on c…

Freedom to choose leisure activities benefits people with autism

University Park, Pa. — Free time is not always a fun time for people with autism. Giving them the power to choose their own leisure activities during free time, however, can boost their enjoyment, as well as improve communication and social skills,…

Increasing processor efficiency by ‘shutting off the lights’

Cambridge, Mass. – February 28, 2011 – There was a time when a laptop could weigh 10 pounds and still sell — a time when a cell phone was larger than a pocket — and a time when an iPod only played music.
Today’s consumers expect mobile devices…

Metallic molecules to nanotubes: Spread out!

HOUSTON — (Feb. 23, 2011) — A lab at Rice University has stepped forward with an efficient method to disperse nanotubes in a way that preserves their unique properties — and adds more.
The new technique allows inorganic metal complexes with …

Poor park planning drives kids indoors

What does it take to keep children active when they get home from school? It seems that what your neighborhood offers in terms of parks and playgrounds has a lot to do with it. In a study looking at the links between the quality of outdoor public sp…

AAAS news briefs from UC Davis

Researchers from the University of California, Davis, will present these findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17-21.
Presentation: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions …