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Apes Like SlapStick Humor, Says Researcher Apes Like SlapStick Humor, Says Researcher

A new study recently published in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior shows that laughter plays an important role in primate social bonding. Researchers formed “laughter groups” of people to demonstrate that laughter can increase the size of the social …

U.S. Life Expectancy Down For White Women With Less Education U.S. Life Expectancy Down For White Women With Less Education
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New research has found that, while life expectancy for Americans is rising overall, those with less than a high school education lag far behind others with more education. This disparity is most pronounced when taking race into account. “The most …

BPA Levels Found to be Higher in Obese Children BPA Levels Found to be Higher in Obese Children

A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that children and adolescents who had higher concentrations of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine also had significantly increased odds of being obese. The study looked …

Thalidomide Could Relieve Coughing For Patients With a Deadly Lung Disease Thalidomide Could Relieve Coughing For Patients With a Deadly Lung Disease
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published findings that indicate thalidomide can significantly reduce the disabling cough seen in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a progressive, fatal lung disease that causes a person’s …

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress
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A new study published today in The Lancet shows that people with “highly demanding” job or those with “little freedom” are more likely to have a heart attack. Specifically, they are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than …

Gamers Are On The Decline In The U.S. Gamers Are On The Decline In The U.S.
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It seems like everybody is a gamer these days. The rise of mobile and social gaming has turned even the most unlikely of people into gamers. All of the new gamers have even eclipsed what was traditionally the largest gamer …

Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women
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A study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hormone use among postmenopausal women has been declining for at least the past decade. The study, which examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, …

Prostate Cancer Treatments Are Better For White Men Prostate Cancer Treatments Are Better For White Men
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Researchers from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Vanderbilt University have found that black men with prostate cancer receive lower-quality surgical care than white men. Their study found a difference in care due to race even when factors such as …

Obesity Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline Obesity Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline

A study published today in the journal Neruology has found that people who are both obese and metabolically abnormal can expect to have their metal capabilities degrade at a faster rate than those who don’t suffer similar health issues. The …

Apple Conducted A Study To Find Out Why You Went With Android Apple Conducted A Study To Find Out Why You Went With Android
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A lot of interesting evidence is being brought to the public’s eye in the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung court case. Nothing is more interesting, however, than a study conducted in 2010 by Apple. It wanted to find out why people …

Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic] Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic]
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There’s been a lot of debate lately over whether or not Google+ is actually doing anything for the search giant. Google was quick to point out during I/O that the social network now has over 250 million users with 70 …

Video Game Sales Were Down Again In July Video Game Sales Were Down Again In July
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The video game industry was seen as something that was recession proof back in 2008. Everybody loves video games and people are going to keep buying them. The Wii was still flying off of shelves and people were gobbling up …

The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster Around The World The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster Around The World
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With the advent of Google Fiber in Kansas City, we’re all now wanting a world with faster Internet. The traditional ISPs in the U.S. are slowly expanding their services, but some may think that they’re not moving fast enough. There’s …

iPhone 5 Release Date Is Going To Be Huge iPhone 5 Release Date Is Going To Be Huge
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When the iPhone 5′s rumored release date rolls around this September, what’s going to happen? Will people claw their way to the store and beat out the competition to be the first to obtain the device? Will they give up …

Mermaids Don’t Exist: United States Government Shatters Another Dream Mermaids Don’t Exist: United States Government Shatters Another Dream
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Mermaids don’t exist? To most, that’s sort of goes without saying. But what about those men and women who honestly believe that mermaids are real? Maybe the only thing that gets some sad, lonely little guy through the day is …

Study Claims That 1/3 Americans Believe In UFOs Study Claims That 1/3 Americans Believe In UFOs

Do you believe in UFOs? I know that I certainly do even though I have never even come close to seeing one. It is very hard for me to believe that in the billions of years that this universe has …

Teens Love Technology, Don’t Want Tech Jobs Teens Love Technology, Don’t Want Tech Jobs
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I got my start in technology through video games. From there, I began to become increasingly involved with more forms of technology from computers to televisions and now my recent fascination with Android. Despite all of that love for technology, …

IPad Kills the Competition in Customer Satisfaction IPad Kills the Competition in Customer Satisfaction

In a new survey, ChangeWave Research finds that iPad owners are twice as likely to be satisfied with their tablet purchase than those that bought a competing brand. The survey compares the New iPad, the iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, …

Study: 1 in 5 Americans Pee in the Pool Study: 1 in 5 Americans Pee in the Pool

Memorial Day weekend has passed. Pools are open across the country and the official welcome party for summer is over. If you went to a crowded pool this weekend, or if you plan to the rest of this summer, you …

Who Likes Wikipedia More – Bing Or Google? Who Likes Wikipedia More – Bing Or Google?
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Wikipedia, the juggernaut of the online information world. The site which spawned the idea of allowing internet users to update information regarding any topic has grown in such a way that only a handful of sites can be considered larger …

Google Analyzes SPDY Speeds On Mobile Networks Google Analyzes SPDY Speeds On Mobile Networks

If you’ve been following Internet trends lately, then you should be aware of Google’s SPDY protocol. It’s a replacement for HTTP that can speed up the load times for Web pages. It’s been used extensively in browsers with Chrome first …