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Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving
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If you didn’t already think it was a major problem, two new studies on teens, texting, and driving should prove rather informative. To paint with a borad brush, teens are texting while driving at an alarming rate, it’s indicative of …

‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S. ‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S.
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If you’ve spent any time at all on Twitter, you know that it can be a great place for a variety of things – real-time news, celeb-watching, comedy, and the list goes on and on. But you also know that …

Autism Risk Predicted by ‘Abnormal’ Placenta, Shows Study

New research from the Yale School of Medicine shows that autism could be predicted by abnormalities in birth placenta. The study, published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that placental “folds” and trophoblast inclusions – abnormal cell growths …

Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study

A new study shows that the current debate about online privacy may wane as those who grew up online begin to take over. The survey, conducted at the University of Southern Calfornia (USC), shows that members of the Millennial generation …

HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial, Vaccinations Stopped

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that a clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine has been halted, following a report from a safety monitoring board. The independent data and safety monitoring board found during an interim …

Binge Eating, Weight Reduced Using Brain Stimulation on Mice

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have found the next big trend in weight loss: deep brain stimulation (DBS). A new study has found that DBS in a specific brain region in mice can activate a dopamine type-2 receptor. …

Diet, Exercise Best When Started Together, Shows Study
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Though it is generally well-known that diet and exercise are the most fool-proof ways to stay healthy, many people looking to get healthy will start with either one or the other. Easing into a healthy lifestyle can be easier than …

Colbert Takes on That Revealing Facebook Likes Study Colbert Takes on That Revealing Facebook Likes Study
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A couple of weeks ago, we looked into a recent study by Cambridge University on Facebook likes and just how revealing they are. Long story short – they’re quite revealing. The researchers were able to accurately predict subjects’ activities and …

Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously. Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously.

According to a study from the University of Portsmouth, using Facebook as a gateway for a trip down memory lane may be the most positive thing you can do with the service. For starters, the study’s makeup looks like this: …

Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold, Shows New Study
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One of the major goals of alchemy was to create gold from other, less expensive materials. Now it appears that if alchemists of old could have harnessed the power of the Earth, they might have been successful. A new study …

Higgs Boson Found in Large Hadron Collider Data

Scientists working with data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week revealed that a detailed analysis suggests that the elusive Higgs boson really has been discovered. The possible discovery of the so-called “god particle” was announced last year, but …

HIV Cured in U.S. Infant Through Early Treatment
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Doctors at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting a “functional cure” of an HIV-infected infant. The infant, known only to have been born in Mississippi, was given antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 hours after its birth. Doctors believe the …

CRE Superbug Patients Could Remain Infected For Over One Year

A new study has shown that patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) could take over one year to be rid of CRE bacteria. CRE, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are potentially deadly infections that …

Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Heart Risks, Study Shows

A new study has shown that a Mediterranean diet could significantly reduce heart risks. The Mediterranean diet is generally associated with diets that are prevalent in Italy, Greece, and Spain. It includes large amounts of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, cereals, …

Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A
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Butler Business Accelerator has released findings from a new study of mobile search engines and question and answer platforms. The study says ChaCha answered questions better than ten other mobile search engines and Q&A platforms including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Siri, …

Childhood TV Viewing Linked to Antisocial, Criminal Behavior

A new study has found that excessive TV watching in childhood could portend antisocial or criminal behavior later in life. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, followed 1,000 children between the ages of 5 and 15. Every two years …

Behold, the Mother of All Porn Infographics
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Jon Millward has spent the last six months carefully analyzing porn. So what, right? Who hasn’t? No, my friends, you haven’t been analyzing porn in the way that he has. “For the first time, a massive data set of 10,000 …

Harvard Professor Says Google’s Ads Are Racially Discriminating Harvard Professor Says Google’s Ads Are Racially Discriminating

Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney has put together a report saying that Google is racially discriminating with some of its ads. Google, of course, says this is not the case. Still, it’s an interesting, if incomplete study. Here’s the abstract: A …

Guys, Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Killing Your Swimmers

Guys: get off reddit. Seriously. And stop watching House of Cards. I know it’s all there at once – all 13 episodes! But go take the dog for a walk. For the love of your sperm. We all know by …

If You Unfriend Someone on Facebook, They May Just Avoid You in Real Life If You Unfriend Someone on Facebook, They May Just Avoid You in Real Life
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For a good percentage of people, being unfriended on Facebook is a huge slap in the face. So much, in fact, that they would actively avoid running into the unfriender in real life. Then again, who decided that Facebook interactions …

Space Life Weakens Immune Systems, Shows Study

A new study performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has shown that being in space weakens astronauts’ immune systems. Researchers hope the findings can help prevent disease for those of us still on the planet. European Space Agency (ESA) …