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Tired of forgetting? Sleep on it.

1 Comment 06 July 2010

Tired of forgetting? Sleep on it.

A Washington University St. Louis  study on memory revealed that "sleeping on it" is, in fact, the most productive plan of action. Doctoral candidate Michael Scullin, with help from Mark McDaniel, PhD, examined "prospective memory"—the...

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The retrofitting of suburbia

Leave a Comment 29 June 2010

The retrofitting of suburbia

So maybe the idea of the mall in America wasn't so good, after all. Maybe all the acres of asphalt, the proliferation of big-box stores and the subverting of streams and waterways into underground culverts wasn't so cool, either. "We've been...

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Lesbian parents raise healthy, happy kids sans father

14 Comments 08 June 2010

Lesbian parents raise healthy, happy kids sans father

According to a recent study, children raised by lesbian parents grow up just fine and excel academically. The study, “Psychological Adjustments of 17-year old Adolescents,” was initiated by Dr. Nanette Gartrell at the US National Longitudinal...

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Alaska on fire while Lower 48 girds for summer wildfires

2 Comments 04 June 2010

Alaska on fire while Lower 48 girds for summer wildfires

Fairbanks is smoky. Anchorage is smoky. To be in Alaska this early June is to see skies of haze, mixed with the scent of burning forests. Because of an unusually dry winter and spring, 293 wildfires already have burned some 463,000 acres ...

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Yosemite’s Range of Light goes solar

Leave a Comment 19 May 2010

Yosemite’s Range of Light goes solar

Yosemite National Park, the gemstone of John Muir's "Range of Light" in California's Sierra Nevada, has agreed to a $4.4 million solar panel installation at its El Portal entrance. The 539-kilowatt photovoltaic generation system, which will...

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Cul-de-sac communities increase air pollution, health risks

Leave a Comment 13 May 2010

Cul-de-sac communities increase air pollution, health risks

Cul-de-sac communities can be bad for your health. Icons of suburban development and land-use since World War II, these communities contribute to higher rates of air pollution and obesity than neighborhoods with well-connected street grids,...

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The Havasupai get their DNA back

Leave a Comment 26 April 2010

The Havasupai get their DNA back

The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona, smarting from what they say was a mis-use of DNA samples taken by Arizona State University in the 1990s, have settled their dispute to the tune of $700,000. Carletta Tilousi, lead Plaintiff and Councilwoman for...

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The 1906 S.F. Earthquake commemoration is … all wrong

Leave a Comment 16 April 2010

The 1906 S.F. Earthquake commemoration is … all wrong

Among the only-in-San Francisco events in any year, the Wreath Laying and Commemoration of the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire is among the most dignified. Conducted each year at Lotta's Fountain, there is the moment of silence...

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On the economy, women are dour, Gen Y not

1 Comment 02 April 2010

On the economy, women are dour, Gen Y not

Women business owners are less optimistic about the economy than their male peers, and the young entrepreneurs of Gen Y seem to be downright upbeat compared to their senior generations. These indications are contained in a wide-ranging annual...

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A grasshopper plague is at hand in U.S.

Leave a Comment 30 March 2010

A grasshopper plague is at hand in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is likely that Western plains states will be hit by the largest grasshopper infestation in 25 years. But that's not all.  Mormon crickets, technically not crickets but shieldbacked, cannibalistic...

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