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22 min ago | Times Herald

Possessive puppies: Yes, dogs get jealous

All dog lovers know their pets can feel loyalty and love. Now a study has found that dogs also show signs of a feeling that, for humans, goes hand-in-hand with love: jealousy.


Related Topix: Dogs, Pets

22 min ago | Criminal Report Daily

One Human Behavior Triggers Dog Jealousy Most

A new study confirms what most dog owners have long suspected: dogs can act jealous, and especially when their human showers another dog with attention.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science

22 min ago | The Washington Post

Dogs really do get jealous

Your dog wants all of your attention but can she feel jealousy? The answer seems to be yes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE .


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Sports

1 hr ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Could 7 hours of sleep be better than 8?

For years, we've all been in pursuit of the ever-elusive eight hours of sleep. But now, more research suggests the ideal number might be closer to seven.


8 hrs ago | CBS News

Many parents think their obese kids are healthy

Parents of obese children often perceive their offspring as healthy, even if the child's weight requires medical intervention, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Providence, RI

10 hrs ago | Live Science

Weird! Robot 'Emotions' Mirrored by Humans

Without thinking, humans tend to mimic the facial expressions of others. When other individuals smile, people smile and feel warmth.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Percentage of out-of-state UC students to rise again

The UCLA campus in Westwood; this fall, 30.1% of the school's freshmen will be from out of state, the highest percentage in the UC system.


Related Topix: California, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley

Surgical Products

Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment Eases Spinal Pain In Trial

DFINE, Inc., a market leader in the minimally invasive treatment of spinal diseases, today announced the publication of a multi-center study in the July/August issue of Pain Physician Journal , the official peer-reviewed publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians .


Related Topix: Jennings, MO


Research Shows that Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be the Sweet Spot

Eight hours of sleep. Six hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep. It seems like every year we see a study that claims that some amount of hours is better than another.


The Independent

Why do we have blood types?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it's a matter of debate what they're for.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

The San Diego Union-Tribune

STEM learning doesn't stop for summer

At Cal State San Marcos, a boy named Justin works on a computer program during a summer class held by ID Tech.


Related Topix: San Marcos, CA, Cal State San Marcos, Computers, Carlsbad, CA, San Diego, CA


Claim: Antartica record high sea ice partially an artifact of an algorithm

New research suggests that Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography, California

Live Science

Is Antarctica Really Getting Icier? New Study Raises Questions

As Arctic sea ice vanishes at an alarming rate, scientists have reported a surprising finding in Antarctica.


Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, Science / Technology, Space, Greenbelt, MD

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and Incident Atrial Fibrillation: The...

From the Division of Cardiology , Division of Nephrology and Kidney Research Institute , Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology , Department of Epidemiology , and Department of Laboratory Medicine , University of Washington, Seattle; Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, ... (more)


Related Topix: Nephrology, Medicine, University of Washington, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado Denver, Pennsylvania

Roll Call

Experts Weigh In on Capitol Hill Paternity Leave Policy

At the recent White House Summit on Working Families, President Barack Obama spoke about the 2 a.m. feedings and soothings when his daughters, Malia and Sasha, were babies.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rush Holt, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WTVF Nashville

Could Down Syndrome Be The Key To Alzheimer's?

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. More than 400,000 of them also have Down syndrome.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Neurology, Genetics, Dementia


UC San Diego Health System Among "Most Wired Advanced" in Nation

UC San Diego Health System is among the nation's "Most Wired Advanced" hospitals, according to new findings released by Hospitals & Health Networks , a publication of the American Hospital Association.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine


Parents Rank Their Obese Children as "Very Healthy"

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Providence, RI


The 'Fingerprinting' Tracking Tool That's Virtually Impossible to Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from to


Related Topix: Computers, Princeton University, World News, Belgium, California

Sun Jul 20, 2014

at 15: Thank You for Looking Up

It's funny how much things can change. Fifteen years ago, no one lived on the International Space Station.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA