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Following the Dollarsnew

Questioning who benefits when oil companies invest research dollars in universities.
VUE Weekly  |  Cam Fenton  |  01-14-2011  |  Education

Behind the Doors of eHarmony Labsnew

A study conducted by eHarmony Labs, the research arm of the Pasadena-based dating website, concluded that the more similar partners were in their personality and the ways they responded to emotional situations, the more satisfied they were in their relationships. But not all social scientists are convinced.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ilsa Setziol  |  02-09-2009  |  Culture

Prof Vikram Jaswal Explains Why Sad Children Learn Betternew

With the help of video clips from The Lion King and The Jungle Book and the music of Mozart and Mahler, researchers tested how a group of children's state of mind related to their ability to perform detail-oriented tasks. Jaswal discusses the surprising findings.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Chiara Canzi  |  07-30-2008  |  Children & Families

Pairing Your Music with Your Winenew

The music you listen to while drinking really can significantly affect the taste of wine. Researchers in the Applied Psychology department at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh have found that, in fact, certain music really does go with certain wine.
Isthmus  |  Anne Strainchamps  |  06-17-2008  |  Food+Drink

What Mary Roach Doesn't Want to Talk About in 'Bonk'new

Sadism recognizes taboo and guilt and shame; the transgression is the point. But for science, and for Roach, taboo is simply superstition, a roadblock the repressed throw up between sex and pleasure, and between research and its funding.
Chicago Reader  |  Noah Berlatsky  |  04-28-2008  |  Nonfiction

Can the Music of Our Brains Make Us Sleep Better?new

A California psychologist says yes and is using mysterious Russian technology to treat patients with Brain Music Therapy. Our reporter gets strapped in to ride the waves.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Gary Singh  |  04-24-2008  |  Science

Setting a Course on Biofuelsnew

Wisconsin researchers endeavor to work out the kinks.
Isthmus  |  Mary Ellen Bell  |  04-08-2008  |  Environment

Skeeter Heaternew

University of Oregon researchers have shown that global warming is now driving evolution.
Eugene Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  03-10-2006  |  Science

Student of Concernnew

Will we be more secure -- or just less competitive -- if the government forces hundreds of thousands of international science students to get export licenses simply to look through a microscope?
SF Weekly  |  Cristi Hegranes  |  06-02-2005  |  International

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