Wandering minds associated with aging cells: Attentional state linked to length of telomeres.-added by Pam Lakatos
Posted November 17, 2012

Scientific studies have suggested that a wandering mind indicates unhappiness, whereas a mind that is present in the moment indicates well-being. Now, a preliminary study suggests a possible link between mind wandering and aging, by looking at a biological measure of longevity.


Children who swim start smarter, study suggests -added by Pam Lakatos
Posted November 16, 2012

Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm. Researchers surveyed parents of 7,000 under-fives from Australia, New Zealand and the US over three years for this study.

New research explores why we remember and why we forget -added by Pam Lakatos
Posted November 16, 2012

Psychological scientists are exploring the mechanisms that underlie memory to understand why we remember certain things and why we forget others.

Gene distinguishes early birds from night owls and helps predict time of death -added by Pam Lakatos
Posted November 16, 2012

New research shows that a gene is responsible for a person's tendency to be an early riser or night owl -- and helps determine the time of day a person is most likely to die.

Measuring 'the cloud: 'Performance could be better -Added by Pam Lakatos
Posted November 16, 2012

Storing information "in the Cloud" is rapidly gaining in popularity. Yet just how do these services really work? Researchers have completed the first comprehensive analysis of Dropbox, a popular service that already has 100 million users. One shortcoming of this service is that performance is greatly dependent on the physical distance to the Dropbox servers.