The Bad Teeth Study

The Bad Teeth Study

If you’re looking for cavity-free pearly whites, search anywhere but Lubbock, TX. A new study in next month’s Men’s Health magazine says this West Texas city has the worst teeth of the 100 large U.S. cities examined. ElPaso (No 95), San Antonio (89), and Dallas (87) weren’t far ahead. The magazine said the best teeth could be found in Madison, WI; Nashville, TN; and Raleigh, NC.

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Pew Study: Cellphones More Valuable than TV or Internet

Pew Study: Cellphones More Valuable than TV or Internet

Of those surveyed  in Pew’s March Report, between October and December 2007, 51% said it would be hard to give up their mobile phone. Only 45% said so for the Internet, 43% said television and 40% said their landline phone.

This is a sharp reversal from 2002, when the same questions were asked. Back then, 63% said their landline phone, 47% said television and the Internet and mobile phones tied with 38%.

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Study: Educated People Live Longer

 Study: Educated People Live Longer

If you have been contemplating going back to school to get a degree, this might convince you: a study by the Harvard School of Medicine has shown that people with a better education tend to live longer.

“Between the 1980s and 2000, life expectancy increases occurred nearly exclusively among high-education groups,” the study said, giving some striking and convincing figures.


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Study: Most Snowflakes Contain Bacteria

 Snowflakes Contain Bacteria

Those beautiful snowflakes drifting out of the sky may have a surprise inside — bacteria.

Most snow and rain forms in chilly conditions high in the sky and atmospheric scientists have long known that, under most conditions, the moisture needs something to cling to in order to condense.

Now, a new study shows a surprisingly large share of those so-called nucleators turn out to be bacteria that can affect plants.

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Study: Childhood Now Ends at Age 11

Study: Childhood Now Ends at Age 11

Childhood is the golden era in one’s life. But, a new study has found that it now effectively ends at the age of 11 with parents increasingly succumbing to “pester pressure” from their kids.

Researchers in Britain have found that children are forcing their parents to authorize freedoms that belie their years in contrast with the traditional upbringings experienced by their moms and dads.
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Study: Snoring Linked to Heart Disease

 Study:  Snoring Linked to Heart Disease

Snoring can cause more than a disrupted night’s sleep – it may trigger high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease or even a stroke.

Researchers at Semmelweis University in Budapest in Hungary have carried out a study and found that loud snoring with breathing pauses is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Information about even the tiniest details of our daily lives zooms along neurons in our brains and is processed and saved in some predetermined location. How and what information is stored in the memory is in part dependent on whether an individual is a man or a woman. While the underlying mechanisms that explain memory differences between men and women are largely unknown, the fact that there are differences remains an intriguing and insightful area of scientific study. New evidence, reported last week in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, indicates that there exist significant differences between men and women pertaining to a unique type of long-term memory known as episodic memory.

Although there are exceptions, in general, relative to men, women appear to have better long-term episodic memory—memories of events or experiences, such as weddings or accidents, that tend to be verbal in nature, meaning the memories are associated with words, whether heard, spoken, or written.

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48% of Teenagers Bought No CDs in 2007

 48% of Teenagers Bought No CDs in 2007

48% of teenagers bought no CDs at all in 2007, up from 38% in 2006. Music downloads continue to grow, though, with iTunes leading the way.

The illegal sharing of music online continued to soar in 2007, but there was one sign of hope that legal downloading was picking up steam. In the last year, Apple Inc.’s iTunes store, which sells only digital downloads, jumped ahead of Best Buy Co. to become the No. 2 U.S. music seller, trailing Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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Fish Can Count, but Only Up to Four

Fish Can Count, but Only Up to Four

Fish have the limited ability to count directly up to four, say scientists.

Christian Agrillo, an experimental psychologist at the university of Padua in Italy, said that it was during a study on North American mosquito fish that their limited mathematical ability was observed.

The researcher said that the fish used its mathematical ability to count the number of other fish around it.
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