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Consumers should ‘sweat the small stuff’ to get healthier

International researchers say even one small act, such as failing to recycle a water bottle, can decrease commitment to an overall goal of well-being,...

Shale could be long-term home for problematic nuclear waste

Shale, the source of the United States' current natural gas boom, could help solve another energy problem: what to do with radioactive waste from...

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

New research from Case Western Reserve University and University of Toronto neuroscientists finds that the brains of autistic children generate more information at rest...

Connections in the brains of young children strengthen during sleep

While young children sleep, connections between the left and the right hemispheres of their brain strengthen, which may help brain functions mature, according to...

Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health consequences for victims. Early studies have revealed that child sexual abuse is associated with...

A first: Stanford engineers build computer using carbon nanotube technology

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new...

Heartbeats link mind and body together

While we're not necessarily aware of our heartbeat, this inner rhythm actually contributes to how we experience the body, and what belongs to it,...

Full body illusion is associated with a drop in skin temperature

Researchers from the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, show that people can be "tricked" into feeling that...

What if quantum physics worked on a macroscopic level?

Quantum physics concerns a world of infinitely small things. But for years, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have been attempting to...

How house paint pollutants make it into the environment

Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial additives in house paint are present in dangerous quantities in the Vauchère river basin in the city of Lausanne, says a study to be presented the 9th of December, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in Sa...

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