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Who Stands Where In A Crowded Elevator And Why?

She's in Finland now, getting her Ph.D. at the University of Jyvaskyla, but before that, when she was in Adelaide, Australia, she studied elevator behavior. Rebekah Rousi hung around two tall office towers in town, riding elevators up and down day after day, looking for patterns. When a bunch of …

Drug may boost memory in adults with autism

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and anxiety may improve the working memory of people with autism, new research …

New Surgical Tape Works Like A Parasitic Worm

The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.<p>Scientists have built a better bandage that'll stick to you like a leech. Literally. The new prototype adhesive bandage sticks even to wet skin, using a technique inspired by a parasitic worm that …

Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars

<b>Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of settlers on the planet.</b><p>Uncharted waters, mountains or far away lands have always drawn explorers. History books show that desire for …

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No ‘quick fix’ to reduce hospital readmissions

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> Medical providers need to create networks of collaboration in order to lower patients’ risk of being readmitted to the hospital, …