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Exploring the potential of human echolocation

People who are visually impaired will often use a cane to feel out their surroundings. With training and practice, people can learn to use the pitch, loudness and timbre of echoes from the cane ...

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Is it okay for children to count on their fingers?

Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article, published ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina

Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones—especially red and blue superhero themed digits—has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies

Selfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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By far, men garner most coveted speaking slots at virology meetings

Ann Palmenberg and Rob Kalejta heard complaints at one too many virology conferences about the perceived lack of women among the invited and keynote speakers. So, they did what all good scientists ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Study suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be 'erased' without affecting normal memory of past events

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Uncomfortable summer heat makes people moody and unhelpful, new research finds

Associate professor Liuba Belkin of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Maryam Kouchaki, assistant professor at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois, conclude in a new study, that ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids, says new research

People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Is there an alternative to disposable diapers?

You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child—is there an alternative?

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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More frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults, according to study

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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