An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool,
kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and
independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family
cohesiveness and educational values.
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Explorers find downed German U-Boat off Mass.
by Jay Lindsay
July 27, 2012
Divers have discovered a World War II-era German submarine nearly 70 years after it sank under U.S. attack in deep waters off Nantucket.
The U-550 was found Monday by a seven-man group, some of whom have been searching for several years. It was the second trip in two years to the site by the team of divers, which was organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani.
Apple's software brings attention to mountain lion research
by Guy Lasnier
July 26, 2012
Apple's release this week of its Mac OSX "Mountain Lion" operating system is drawing attention to the real thing prowling the wooded hills just a few miles from the company's Cupertino headquarters.
Since 2008, UC Santa Cruz researchers have captured 36 mountain lions (Puma concolor) in the Santa Cruz mountains as part of the UCSC Puma Project to better understand the big cats' physiology, behavior, and ecology. They've outfitted the lithe, tawny-colored predators with high-tech electronic collars that show where the mountain lions are and where they have been. Fourteen still have active GPS collars, said UCSC environmental studies Ph.D. student Yiwei Wang. Two others are followed manually. Of the remaining 20 lions, some collars have failed, or the lions have disappeared or died.
Fattening Our Kids on GMO Foods
by Cathryn Wellner
July 20, 2012
As if there were not already enough concern about the impact of GMO crops on agriculture and the environment, a new international study raises the worry that a diet including genetically modified ingredients may be contributing to obesity.
The effect of GM foods on rats, mice, pig and salmon is being studied by an international team from Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Turkey, Australia and Norway. In March they reported preliminary findings that found no negative metabolic changes in the pigs, salmon or mice they tested. The results released in July link GM corn with modest weight gain in rats. The animals were fed corn with an insect-resistant gene. The control group ate unmodified corn. During the course of the 90-day study, the gm-fed rats gained more weight than the others.
More Vaccines Equal More Infant Deaths: Study Documents
by Heidi Stevenson
July 14, 2012
Vaccines are proclaimed to save babies' lives. But is it true? This study provides compelling evidence that it is not, that in reality they're killers.
The reason for giving vaccinations to infants is supposedly to protect them from harm. If that's true, then it would follow that the countries giving the most vaccines would have the lowest rates of infant mortality. But they don't. In fact, a new study documents just the opposite. The Journal of Human & Experimental Toxicology published a study in which the authors carefully compared the vaccination rates of the nations with the lowest infant mortality rates to see if there's a correlation between number of vaccines and death rates of infants. The results could not be clearer. The more vaccinations a country gives, the more babies die.
Scientists Create 'MRI' Of Sun's Interior
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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.
July 10, 2012
U.S. and German scientists say an "MRI" of the sun's interior plasma motions is yielding clues to how it transfers heat from its deep interior to its surface.
Researchers at New York University with colleagues from NASA and the Max Planck Institute in Germany say the findings upend our understanding of how heat is transported outward by the sun, and challenges existing explanations of the formation of sunspots and magnetic field generation.
Police Dog Named "Bono" Plays By Own Rules, Plants Drug Evidence at Virtually Every Crime Scene
by Nick Gillespie
July 2, 2012
The Virginia State Police has at least one very dirty cop: a K-9 pooch named "Bono" that has an uncanny ability to detect illegal drugs. Especially when there aren't any present.
The four-legged crime fighter working for the Virginia State Police has been on a hot streak, detecting drugs nearly every time he's on the job. In reality, however, illegal narcotics were found just 22 times of the 85 'alerts' by the dog. Man's best friend? Hardly. The MAN's best friend? Definitely.
Study Calls Into Question Primary Justification for Vaccines
by Sayer Ji
June 28, 2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Immunity to a disease is achieved through the presence of antibodies to that disease in a person's system."
This, in fact, is the main justification for using vaccines to "boost" immunity, and a primary focus of vaccine research and development. And yet, newly publish research has revealed that in some cases no antibodies are required for immunity against some viruses. Published in the journal Immunity in March, 2011, and titled, "B cell maintenance of subcapsular sinus macrophages protects against a fatal viral infection independent of adaptive immunity," researchers found that mice infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) can suffer fatal invasion of their central nervous system even in the presence of high concentrations of "neutralizing" antibodies against VSV.[
Vaccines Did Not Save Us - 2 Centuries of Official Statistics
June 15, 2012
Two centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics show conclusively and scientifically modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.
The main advances in combating disease over 200 years have been better food and clean drinking water. Improved sanitation, less overcrowded and better living conditions also contribute. This is also borne out in published peer reviewed research...
Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists
by Dan Goodin
June 9, 2012
The spy malware achieved an attack unlike any cryptographers have seen before.
The Flame espionage malware that infected computers in Iran achieved mathematic breakthroughs that could only have been accomplished by world-class cryptographers, two of the world's foremost cryptography experts said. "We have confirmed that Flame uses a yet unknown MD5 chosen-prefix collision attack," Marc Stevens and B.M.M. de Weger wrote in an e-mail posted to a cryptography discussion group earlier this week. "The collision attack itself is very interesting from a scientific viewpoint, and there are already some practical implications."
Parasites Spreading Virus In Bee Colonies
June 8, 2012
U.S. and British researchers say a parasitic mite is responsible for a worldwide spread of a virus believed to cause the death of millions of honeybee colonies.
Research conducted in Hawaii by scientists from the University of Hawaii and Britain's Sheffield University showed how Varroa mites caused the so-called Deformed Wing Virus to increase its frequency among honeybee colonies from 10 percent to 100 percent. Varroa mites live on the surface of honeybees, feeding off their blood and reproducing on their developing brood.