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09-17-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.5K

People see own good but gossip about others’ misdeeds

People’s moral lives revolve around keeping track of their own good deeds and gossiping about others' wrongdoings. That’s the conclusion of a study appearing in the Sept. 12 Science, in which 1,252 U.S. and Canadian volunteers responded to surveys on their cellphones at five random times daily over three consecutive days. In line with laboratory studies, participants reporte

09-17-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.4K

Death Valley’s sailing stones caught on the move

For nearly a century Death Valley’s dancing rocks have amazed visitors and stumped scientists. Despite etching trails longer than football fields into the dried mud, no one had ever seen the stones move. Last winter researchers employed GPS trackers and time-lapse photography to monitor dozens of rocks ranging from petite pebbles to hefty boulders. On December 20, they caugh

06-09-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.5K

Samsung Is Building an Oculus Rift Competitor: Report

Given Samsung's propensity to compete in virtually every conceivable product category, this isn't too surprising: The company is working on its own version of the Oculus Rift and plans to unveil it this year. Samsung has even shipped prototypes of the device to some developers already, according to a report in Engadget. Rather than being a PC or game console peripheral, Sams

06-08-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.8K

Billionaire Son hopes cooing, emotion-sensing humanoid will change perceptions of robots

TOKYO (AP) — A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son's mobile phone company Softbank said Thursday that the robot it has dubbed Pepper will go on sale in Japan in February for 198,000 yen ($1,900). Overseas sales plans are under consid

06-08-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.1K

Rural clinics turn to telemedicine to bridge distance between

emergency patients and hospitals

In this March 28, 2014 photo South Dakota rancher Tom Soukup looks at a video monitor at a hospital in Wagner, S.D., that connects its clinic with Avera Health physicians in Sioux Falls, SD. The 72-year-old was badly injured four years ago after being pinned against a wall by a cow on his Wagner ranch. When Soukup arrived at the clinic in Wagner the doctor on duty used Avera's .. [More ...]

06-08-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.4K

4 Answers About Coming MCAT Changes

By this time next year, the Medical College Admission Test that prospective students currently take will be​ discontinued. A newer version of the exam – to be released in April 2015 – will help determine if they will be admitted to medical school. The MCAT is a multiple-choice exam that most medical schools require for admission. It tests students on variety of science and s

06-08-2014 | 0 | 0 | 1.1K

In coal country, despite assurances, news of another rule taking aim at coal greeted warily

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily be the primary reason coal-fired power plants will be retired. If Kentucky, for example, meets the new limits that the Obama administration proposed Monda