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Drivers While Voice Texting Are Still Distracted

Drivers in a simulator reacted slowly to sudden traffic emergencies regardless of whether they were thumbing texts into smartphones or dictating them to Google Glass. Larry Greenemeier reports


October 2, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Montana Seeks to Give Away Bison from Yellowstone to 5 States

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Montana wants 145 bison that originated in Yellowstone National Park given away to six organizations in five states, including New York's Bronx Zoo, to further the conservation of America's last pure-bred wild buffalo, under a plan released on Wednesday...

October 1, 2014

BRAIN Inititaive Doles Out $46 Million in Initial Funding

A signature science program of the Obama administration’s second term—one intended to develop technologies and a base of knowledge to solve long-standing mysteries of how the brain works—has finally reached cruising altitude...

October 1, 2014 — Gary Stix

How Green Is Your Coffee?

More environmentally beneficial shade-grown coffee has actually declined as sales of supposedly sustainable coffee have risen

October 1, 2014 — Jennifer Huizen and ClimateWire

Chimp-Violence Researchers Respond to Criticism on Cross-Check

Is chimpanzee violence a product of nature or nurture? Genes or environment? Two weeks ago Nature published a report, "Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts," in which 30 primatologists came down on the side of nature...

October 1, 2014 — John Horgan

Smart Park Benches Weigh Sitters

In a bid to boost fitness, new park benches in Moscow will let sitters see their weight and receive health tips. Dina Fine Maron reports


September 30, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

How The Soda Industry Celebrated Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. As it comes to a close, let’s take a look at how the beverage industry, one of the single most significant contributors to childhood obesity, addressed the issue during this time of reflection and learning...

September 30, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
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