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A Computational Tool to Tame Golf’s SCARIEST Drive

Computer simulations may help golfers tame the sport's 'scariest 155 yards' ...

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Come to the Dark Side with Turnable Windows

Inspired by frozen ponds, Harvard becomes the latest Ivy League powerhouse to address the always-vexing problem of window light...

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Give Me Fifty, or I’ll Give You Zilch. Workplace wellness gets nasty

Withholding incentives is a more effective motivation than guaranteed rewards, when pushing employees to exercise...

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Fracking Earthquakes are Only the Start – Wait Till You See What it Does to Your Water Supply

Stanford University expert on the health impacts of fossil fuels studies groundwater quality at oil and gas fields...

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Edging It, Or Not. The One Small Step that Stops Teens Taking Risks

Teenagers are notorious risktakers, but new research suggests there is a way to calm them down. Report...

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Zap Those Clouds Away: Smart Windows Get Cheaper

Soft colour composites may offer a cheaper alternative to smart windows. MIT researcher explains how. ...

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Soft Robot Develops Independent Action

Researchers tested the robot in snow, submerged it in water, walked it through flames, and even ran it over with a car, and after each experiment, it walked away unscathed....

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Drug-Taking Kids Ignore Feds Shocker

The RAVE Act has clearly been ineffective in curtailing drug use at club events...

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The Arguments that Kill Men

Men seemed to be particularly vulnerable to the worries and demands generated by their female partners, with a higher risk of death....

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Google Glasses to Guide Surgeons

Report on the early uses of Google Glass in the healthcare setting...

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Dragons or Flies? The State Apparatus of Fear

Meet your fears, look them in the eye, live among them for a time. Discern whether they consist of an insect buzzing at your windowpane or is a dragon on the roof...

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Slammed : Phone Companies Stealing Your Number

Telephone companies can take, replace, steal or remove your number, leaving you with few options, little recourse to complain, and in the dark as to how this can happen...

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Rejecting Capitalism’s Putrefying Paradigm

Late capitalism's putrefying paradigm has but one remedy for the devastation reaped by the system... insanely, more production and more consumerism....

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Football is ‘Subject to laws of Physics’ Shocker!

A simple rule governs the complex dynamics of the ball and the team's front-line...

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Bring the Gnar – Extreme Sports and Injury

The thrill of extreme sports comes at a price: a higher risk for severe neck and head injuries...

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The Real Cost of Healthcare Cuts

Greece's health crisis is worsening as a result of continued healthcare budget cuts. Can the rest of Europe learn from it? ...

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Covet Thy Neighbour’s Life, Good Citizen

Where you live could affect whether or not you spend compulsively...

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Silent auction for ‘Gastonbury’ benefit gig

Raising money to pay for legal representation at the upcoming Public Inquiry into Dart Energy’s controversial plans to drill for coal bed methane gas on farmland and under homes...

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Love Thy Neighbour or Lynch Him?

Statistically speaking, right-wing authoritarianism appears to suppress the positive relationship between religiosity and love of neighbor...

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Drilling into Magma for Geothermal Energy

Drilling into magma is a very rare occurrence anywhere in the world and this is only the second known instance, the first one, in 2007, being in Hawaii...

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Mid-Life Memory Loss : It’s the Booze

Middle-aged men who drink more than 36 grams of alcohol, or two and a half US drinks per day, may speed their memory loss by up to six years later on....

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50 Years of Social Progress. Reversed.

People born in the 1960’s and 70’s will retire poorer than their parents...

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Antibiotic Attack!

Without effective antibiotics, any surgery – even minor ones – will become extremely risky....

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Odd or Even? Your Brain Sucks

If the brain is like a computer, why do brains make mistakes that computers don't?...

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Suicide Stigma Still Survives

Explaining why suicide is stigmatized and often considered a taboo topic of conversation...

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Getting Blind on Jailhouse Wine

Went to a party in the county jail, threw my spleen up in a rusty pail....

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Mathematical Models to Avoid Conflict

The findings show that this mathematical formula of the form AB-C is a valuable tool that can be applied to make quantitative predictions concerning future attacks in a given confrontation. ...

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Trauma Footage Causes Stress Flashbacks

Acute stress symptoms increased with each additional hour of bombing-related media exposure via television, social media, videos, print or radio....

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Valley Girls : Is This a Question?

Uptalk is a part of southern California English that transcends gender boundaries, and several other boundaries as well...

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One (Injured) Man and his Nail Gun

Young males in the work environment are at greatest risk of sustaining a nail gun injury to their non-dominant hand...

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