A Wayne State University interdisciplinary research team in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has made a surprising discovery: Older, more mature motorists — who typically are better drivers in many circumstances — are much worse than their younger counterparts when texting while driving. —> Read More Here
Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person’s life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. —> Read More Here
In Which I Inadvertently Subject Myself to One of the Most Controversial Psychology Experiments of All Time
It was the most beautiful airport security line I’d ever seen. Where exactly this beauty came from, I couldn’t quite say, but there it was: an incredible aura of magic and mystery surrounding this crowd of waiting people, the likes of which I’d never experienced before. I felt awash with emotion: gratitude, for the guards who patiently asked for our boarding passes and IDs; kinship, with my fellow line-standers who complied so diligently with their requests; and awe, at this remarkable–nay, inspiring–feat of organizational prowess.
“You guys run such a tight ship!” I told a nearby officer. His head tilted slightly to the left.
“No, I mean, it’s all so civilized!” I said.
“Thank you?” he said.
The line wasn’t the first thing that had wowed me that morning in Denver. On the way to the airport, I’d gazed in reverence out the taxi window at what I was convinced was the most majestic mountain range on earth. As we passed by a couple unremarkable suburban houses I’d been devastated by their cuteness. I’d been blown away by how amazingly well the driver had navigated the wide straight roads toward the terminal.
“You the man!” I’d said to him as he’d lifted —> Read More Here
A treasure trove of rare cars has been discovered after lying forgotten for almost 50 years. —> Read More Here
NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission — K2.
Spherules seen in pits and cliffs could have clumped together to form 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko —> Read More Here
STARKVILLE, Miss., Dec. 18 (UPI) — Researchers claim a collection of ancient stamps unearthed in Israel supports the biblical account of the reigns of kings David and Solomon. —> Read More Here
Type 1 diabetes patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online in Diabetes. —> Read More Here
Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
Geologists from the University of Cologne thought they had misheard fishermen when they told them that storm surges had dragged the 198 ton boulder 150 feet up a beach. —> Read More Here