With all the concerns over whether social networking sites and cellphones are ruining all the hard work teachers put in in teaching kids how to write and spell, a new study shows that twitter, famous for its 140-character only updates, is a new literary form that is actually improving student learning, a new study argues.
Power naps, naps defined as a 15-30 minute resting period where the brain goes directly into REM, have been reported by many as just the thing needed to regain focus after working or studying to hard and/or for long hours. Well, experts from Georgetown University Medical Center have good news: They may have found evidence to support the notion that napping does in fact refocus the brain.
True love is the stuff of romance novels and Disney movies...but Psychologists say it's real and have a theory on why some people give up on love and fail to enter and sustain stable and fulfilling relationships.
The benefits of staying physically active range from decreasing body weight, aiding with smoking cessation and and increasing cognitive performance. Focusing on this last feature, researchers have been able to determine that the mental health of all people can be improved by exercise, including those affected by mental disorders.
The holy grail of our planetary searches have been the search for life; confirmation that we are not alone, or that we have found another planet that can support human life. We are, and have always been explorers. We have an insatiable need to know what is over the next hill, what is on the other side.
The holy grail of our planetary search has been the search for life; confirmation that we are not alone, or that we have found another planet that can support human life. We are, and have always been explorers. We have an insatiable need to know what is over the next hill, what is on the other side.
The theft of artistic masterpieces is at an all-time high. Seemingly priceless works of art have been stolen from museums all over the world. What is the payoff for a crime of this type?
Doctors often recommend drinking cranberry juice along with taking standard medication when patients are diagnosed with urinary tract infections or UTIs. However a new study suggests that the dry red fruit juice is a weak preventative for bladder or kidney infections.
According to researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work, being married and getting at least a secondary education, i.e. finishing high school, are some of the factors that can prevent the repetitive cycle that turn the abused into the abuser.
An epidemic has hit American youths with growing fervor: the use and abuse of prescription drugs such as vicodin, valium and oxycontin.
a new study published in Psychological Sciences posits that we conclude that attractive people are more social, successful and well-adjusted than their uglier counterparts; (which, researchers reveal, follows to conclude "what is beautiful, is good") researchers question whether or not this is truly the case.
Out with New in with the Newer: Blackberry Users are becoming increasingly nonexistent amid the Smartphone Takeover
With Aid from Crowdscourcing NASA has found a new rare planet...
The legalization of Marijuana: four simple words which can start a debate, a clash of ideas or Master's thesis. The term is as politically packed as the term: "The Prohibition of Alcohol" was in the 1920's.
New research conducted by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, suggests that remaining stationary increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death.
Most people don't look forward to going to the doctor's office, but there are things you can do to make your trip more enjoyable. One of the best ways to make your visit more enjoyable is to work on building a rapport with everyone in the office the minute you walk in the door.