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Deborah Linebarger Discusses The Effect Of Background TV On children

Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning. That's the advice arising from University of Iowa researchers who examined the impact of television and parenting on children’s social and emotional development. The researchers found that background television—when the TV is on i ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 20 hours ago, 5:41am CDT

To Our Pet Cats, We're Just Giant Versions Of Them

According to a new book called Cat Sense from a professor from the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, your furry little feline friend thinks you’re just a larger, non-hostile version of itself. Researchers say that your cat is just treating you as another cat. And when you’re cat brings home that prize-wining dead rat to your doorstep as a gift, they say it’s not actually a gift. Researchers at this school say the cat simply r ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 1 day ago, 12:00am CDT

Science Nation - Medicine And Engineering Join Forces To Restore Disfigured Faces

Patients who have suffered devastating facial injuries sometimes go to great lengths to hide themselves from public view. "I've had patients come to me wearing motorcycle helmets, with the visor pulled down," says Michael Miller, chair of plastic surgery at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. "I remember one patient who came to see me wearing a beekeeper hat, with a wide brim and the veil pulled over her face. This is the only way ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 2 days ago, 4:48am CDT

Science Nation - NEON Studies Wildfire In Unprecedented Detail

In response to one of the worst wildfires in Colorado history, scientists from the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU) are leading a first of its kind, large-scale wildfire impact study on the High Park Fire in partnership with Colorado's newest research facility, the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The study will provide critical data to communities still grappling with how to respond to major water qua ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 2 days ago, 4:43am CDT

Earth From Space: Cal Madow

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one-hundred-thirteenth edition, visit the Cal Madow mountain range ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 3 days ago, 6:16am CDT

Nearly 50 Years Of Lemur Data Now Available Online

A 48-year archive of life history data for the world's largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3600 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises and galagos -- distant primate cousins who predate monkeys and apes -- with more data to be uploaded in the f ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 3 days ago, 4:30am CDT

Dr. Jaume Forcada Describes Genetic Study On Antarctic Fur Seals

Genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, has provided unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of top-predators. Published in Nature this week, the findings show that the seals have significantly altered in accordance with changes in food availability that are associated with climate conditions. Despite a shift in the population towards 'fitter' individuals, this fitness is not ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 3 days ago, 4:27am CDT

Height Is Definitely A Factor In Romance

A new study from Rice University and the University of North Texas looked at how “height” factors into mate preference. Taking data from Yahoo! personal dating advertisements, they found that nearly half of women tended to care about a man’s height, whereas for men it wasn’t nearly as important at 13.5%. Further study of university students confirmed that finding with 55% of women wanting a taller man and 37% of men wanting a shorter woman. Come on guys, us tall girls need l ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 4 days ago, 12:00am CDT

The 92% Clean Plate Club

If you're a member of the Clean Plate Club -- you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate -- you're not alone! A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92% of whatever he or she puts on his/her plate. "If you put it on your plate, it's going into your stomach," says Brian Wansink Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, Slim by Design, Professor of Marketi ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 4 days ago, 3:41am CDT

Hive Intelligence: How Honey Bees Adjust To Catastrophic Loss

Scientists attached radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks. The effort yielded two discoveries: Some foraging bees are much busier than others; and if those busy bees disappear, others will take their ...
Full article at: RedOrbit 4 days ago, 3:32am CDT

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