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Toddlers’ Self-Control Key to Their Future 2011-01-26

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It’s worrying news for any parent who’s struggled with a headstrong young child, but scientists claim that children who have low levels of self-control at age three are more likely to have health and money problems and a criminal record by the age of 32, regardless of background and IQ. (more…)

Plan to Redefine the Kilogram 2011-01-24

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In a laboratory vault outside Paris is a small cylinder of platinum–iridium alloy that serves as the standard for all mass measurements worldwide. By an 1889 international accord, the mass of this metal cylinder defines the kilogram.

But that may soon change. (more…)

Alcohol Drinkers Live Longer 2011-01-24

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A newly released study shows that regular drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than people who have never indulged in alcohol. Time reports that abstaining from alcohol altogether can lead to a shorter life than consistent, moderate drinking. (more…)

Clowns Help Get Women Get Pregnant 2011-01-16

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Infertility researchers in Israel have found a 15-minute encounter with a clown immediately after fertility treatment dramatically increased the chances of a successful pregnancy. (more…)