Quantcast
Home » Archives » Science (Page 395)

Teen violence linked to heavy soda diet: study

PARIS — Researchers in the United States said on Tuesday they had found a “shocking” association — if only a statistical one — between violence by teenagers and the amount of soda they drank. High-school students in inner-city Boston who consumed more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks…

Yoga, stretching help lower back pain: study

WASHINGTON — People who suffer chronic lower back pain saw about the same improvement after taking yoga classes taught by highly trained teachers as they did from stretching classes, said a US study Monday. The findings, described by authors as the largest US randomized trial on yoga to date, appear…

Richard Dawkins: ‘Jesus would have been an atheist’

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins claims that given today’s knowledge of science, even Jesus would have questioned the existence of God if he were living today. “What about those Christians — and there are millions of them — who don’t have necessarily that hardened belief in creationism, for example, for whom…

Exelixis thyroid cancer drug meets late-stage goal

(Reuters) – Exelixis Inc said a late-stage trial of its experimental thyroid cancer drug met the main goal of improving survival of patients without disease progression, compared with a dummy drug. The drug cabozantinib significantly improved median progression-free survival (PFS) by 7.2 months compared with a placebo. The median PFS…

BPA linked to behavior problems in girls: study

Girls who were exposed to the industrial chemical bisphenol A while in the womb showed more behavioral problems at age three than those whose moms had lower BPA levels, said a study released Monday. Anxiety, depression and hyperactivity were seen more often intoddler girls whose mothers had high levels of the chemical in their urine…

Crop scientists now fret about heat not just water

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Crop scientists in the United States, the world’s largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat? For years, as scientists have assembled data on climate change and pointed with concern at melting glaciers and other visible changes…

GPS shoes for Alzheimer’s patients to hit U.S.

WASHINGTON — The first shoes with built-in GPS devices — to help track down dementia-suffering seniors who wander off and get lost — are set to hit the US market this month, the manufacturer says. GTX Corp said the first batch of 3,000 pairs of shoes has been shipped to…

German satellite re-enters earth’s atmosphere

BERLIN — A German satellite the size of a car re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere early Sunday, officials said, adding they did not know yet if any debris had hit the Earth. The Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT), an x-ray observatory, made its re-entry between 0145 GMT and 0215 GMT on Sunday, the…

Crowded Earth: World Population set to hit seven billion

PARIS — Already straining to host seven billion souls, Earth is set to teem with billions more, and only a revolution in the use of resources can avert an environmental crunch, experts say. As early as 1798, Thomas Malthus gloomily forecast that our ability to reproduce would quickly outstrip our…

Nepal scientists to ‘poo-print’ tigers

Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world’s first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult’s faeces. Conservationists have relied in the past on the old-fashioned technique of photographing the big cat and recording footprints to study…

Google+