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    Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communi… [...]

    Exfoliation syndrome study reveals genetic mutation that protects against glaucoma

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A leading cause of glaucoma and blindness is exfoliation syndrome, or XFS, an age-related disorder that results in excess fibrous material building up. Now, A*STAR scientists, along with an international research team, have found a novel mutation on th… [...]

    Naked molecules dancing in liquid become visible

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Capturing the movement of molecules is not an easy task. Scientists at the Center for Soft and Living Matter, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) were able to observe the movement of molecules stored inside a graphene pocket without the need t… [...]

    Apple, Amazon go different ways but reach the same conclusion: The tech businesses owe nothing to the U.S. city

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In journalism, the competition to pick the new editor of a magazine or newspaper is often called a “bakeoff.” (The oven is now preheating at Vanity Fair, following the announcement that Graydon Carter, the magazine’s editor since 1992, will step down a… [...]

    US Needs 400 New Nuclear ICBMs to Deter ‘Crazy World’: General

    Original @ Defensetech NATIONAL Harbor, Md. — “We are in a crazy world” of proliferating nuclear threats that will persist for generations to come and require the U.S…. [...]

    A pirate site explores a new way of paying for the internet that doesn’t involve ads

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories To say that advertising as the main business model of the internet is in a crisis would be an understatement. For a start, there is the fact that Google and Facebook between them suck up most of the revenue from digital advertising. They accounted for … [...]

    What do we need to know to mine an asteroid?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The mining of resources contained in asteroids, for use as propellant, building materials or in life-support systems, has the potential to revolutionise exploration of our Solar System. To make this concept a reality, we need to increase our knowledge … [...]

    American Stroke Association offers new stroke rehabilitation toolkits

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, has developed new stroke rehabilitation tools for health… [...]

    Researchers produce first 2-D field-effect transistor made of a single material

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Modern life would be almost unthinkable without transistors. They are the ubiquitous building blocks of all electronic devices, and each computer chip contains billions of them. However, as the chips become increasingly small, the current 3-D field-ele… [...]

    The Engine announces investments in first group of startups

    Original @ MIT News – Aeronautical and astronautical engineering New venture launched by MIT will support “tough-tech” companies at work on transformative ideas that take time to commercialize. [...]