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Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop

New drug delivery method targets cancer cells -- not the entire body -- and limits chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but...

Pseudogap theory puts physicists closer to high temperature superconductors

Physicists are one step closer to developing the world’s first room-temperature superconductor thanks to a new theory from the University of Waterloo, Harvard and...

Dramatic thinning of Arctic lake ice cuts winter ice season by...

Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, creating a winter ice season about 24 days shorter than it...

Research finds that giving money to the poor reduces poverty

The classic proverb says: If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he...

Weighed down by guilt: Research shows it’s more than a metaphor

Ever feel the weight of guilt? Lots of people say they do. They're "carrying guilt" or "weighed down by guilt." Are these just expressions, or...

New algorithm finds best routes for one-way car sharing

Need a car, but don’t want the hassle of owning one? Today, there are many services to help you get around this jam, including...

Why do people defend unjust, inept, and corrupt systems?

Why do we stick up for a system or institution we live in—a government, company, or marriage—even when anyone else can see it is...

Ignorance breeds aversion on social issues

The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming...

Parents rationalize the economic cost of children by exaggerating their parental...

Any parent can tell you that raising a child is emotionally and intellectually draining. Despite their tales of professional sacrifice, financial hardship, and declines in marital satisfaction, many parents continue to insist that their children are...

Do American consumers with low confidence in the government buy American?

When we don't feel confident about our government, we choose indirect ways of showing support, like buying U.S. based products, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Today, we can barely watch television for any length of...

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