Wednesday, February 21

Video games have benefits

Avid computer gamers may be pleased to know the countless hours they spend playing computer games can actually help them perform better in school. A study released from the Children’s Digital Media Center at UCLA found the cognitive skills developed from playing computer and video games can help people in areas of science and technology. Read more...



Briefs

Oral pill may effectively treat PMS A UCLA study found that the physical and emotional symptoms associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle were significantly reduced in women who were taking an oral contraceptive called Yasmin. Read more...



Celebrating 50 Years Since the Discovery of the Double Helix

In 1963, I had just graduated from the University of Colorado and drove across the country to grab a student charter flight to London. While my college pals went to climb mountains on the Isle of Skye, I made a scientific pilgrimage to Cambridge ““ the discovery of the DNA structure was so profound and exciting, that I had to see the actual place where it occurred. Read more...


Briefs

NASA discovers date of end of the “˜Dark Ages’ and age of universe NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe has found the end of the Dark Ages. Read more...




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