With no climate change legislation coming out of the Senate, Sierra Club head Michael Brune says it's time to try a new strategy to fight global warming. Author Bill McKibben says it's time to get angry. Brune and McKibben discuss their ideas for curbing climate change.
A new study says men who reported having insomnia and who slept less than 6 hours a night were four times more likely to die over a 14-year period when compared to men who reported sleeping well. Sleep researcher and psychiatrist Alexandros Vgontzas explains the finding.
New research suggests that seniors who did mentally stimulating activities such as crossword puzzles postponed the loss of thinking skills, but had an accelerated rate of decline once dementia set in later in life. Neuropsychologist Robert S. Wilson explains the finding.
Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe a new predatory dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period in Europe. Balaur bondoc (Romanian for "stocky dragon") is huskier than its relative the Velociraptor.
Reporting in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers write that organically grown strawberries contain more antioxidants and vitamin C than conventional berries. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the findings, and whether the differences would have any meaningful impact on Americans' health.
Clifford Nass, a communications professor at Stanford University, has been studying the ways humans interact with computers to tease out some of the intricacies of how people relate to each other. He talks about those findings in his new book The Man Who Lied to His Laptop.
While there are several factors that can cause anxiety in older adults, it can be difficult to identify because they express anxiety in unique ways, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine . Common types of anxiety disorders in older adults include generalized anxiety,...
CDRH is trying to sell devicemakers on suggested changes to the 510(k) process, saying the changes would increase regulatory predictability.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a shareholder lawsuit against Matrixx Initiatives, the device industry is bracing itself for a ruling that could dramatically increase the amount of information companies must provide to the public and change the FDA’s role in...
Shire plc has launched a Facebook page in honor of National Gaucher Awareness Month – a move designed to link the name of the company, and the name of the rare disease its drug, VPRIV, is treating.
Celldex Therapeutics Inc. has said Pfizer Vaccines LLC terminated its agreement with the Needham-based biotechnology firm to develop a potential brain cancer vaccine.
According to Nikkei Electronics, Mitsumi Electric Co Ltd prototyped a MEMS mirror for laser projectors. The mirror is driven by using piezoelectric devices (PZTs), and a laser light is scanned to project an image.
According an article from Digitimes, Texas Instruments (TI) vice president of DLP business Kent Novak at a conference has commented that the company's shipments of DLP 3D Ready chips will increase to 2-3 million units in 2011, and the company already shipped over 300,000 from the fourth...
Unlike most biological membranes, polymeric, nanometer-thin membranes are very stable and can withstand considerable pressure. This is an essential requirements for separation processes such as in water purification and desalination. Because their ...
China-Biotics Announces September 20 Investor Day Schedule -- SHANGHAI, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ --