Articles by Trevor Stokes
- Facebook Envy: Digital Grass Greener on the Other Side
December 19 2011 3:05 PM
Facebook users lead happier, more fulfilled lives the more they post, giving proof that life seems greener on the other side of the digital realm, too, according to a new survey.
- Social Networking Continues Gender Stereotypes
December 19 2011 10:30 AM
Social networking like Facebook shows that men are from Mars, women are from Venus gender stereotpyes exist not only in the physical world, but online, according to a new study.
- Oman Seeks Medical Tourists as Its Residents Become Tourists Themselves
December 16 2011 3:45 PM
As Oman positions itself as a medical tourism destination, the country faces a significant challenge: How to keep its own citizens from going abroad to seek treatments.
- Gender Pay Gap Stays, Even as More Women Become Managers
December 16 2011 11:45 AM
As women climb up the corporate ladder, the hike doesn’t translate to easing pay discrepancies between the genders, according to research released Friday.
- Smoking Restrictions Inspire Quitting More than Social Support: Study
December 16 2011 9:59 AM
Turns out restricting where people can smoke may be one of the best ways to deter the habit, according to a survey released Friday.
- NYC Children Slim Down, Survey Shows
December 15 2011 3:26 PM
New York City school children slimmed down during the past five years, according to research results published Thursday.
- Snow Angel in Space, Just in Time for the Holidays
December 15 2011 11:57 AM
Just in time for the holiday season: A snow angel in floating in space.
- Medicaid Fraud Still Concern for States Despite Regulations
December 15 2011 11:00 AM
The U.S. health system still suffers from systematic concerns over fraud and abuse, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
- Stellar Explosion Gives Researchers Supernova Rosetta Stone
December 14 2011 5:08 PM
A supernova dubbed SN2011fe -- the brightest and closest one to Earth seen in the past 25 years - gave astronomers a glimpse into what causes these intense explosions and how the universe expands, according to research announced Wednesday.
- Black Hole Eats Dust for Dinner
December 14 2011 1:22 PM
Astrophysicists now have a snapshot of a rare event for the first time: a black hole eating its cold and dusty dinner.
- Scientist Discovers World's Smallest Frogs
December 14 2011 10:25 AM
Introducing: The world's tiniest frogs; amphibians that easily fit on a penny.
- Mars Curiosity Rover Starts Mission from Space
December 14 2011 9:11 AM
NASA's next generation Mars rover, the Curiosity, is already well on its way to visit the red planet and has already begun its research mission from space.
- Stillbirths: Researchers Find Common Causes, Mysteries Remain
December 13 2011 4:25 PM
Researchers gave an epidemiological look Tuesday into the reasons and risks behind stillbirths and opened possible ways to prevent the devastating deaths of an estimated one out of every 160 pregnancies that predominantly affects black women.
- Top 15 Environmental Concerns of 2012 Released
December 12 2011 2:37 PM
An international panel of researchers released its 2012 conservation watch list Monday, a list that includes entries from the bottom of the ocean to both poles and to the smallest of molecules.
- Working Mothers Fare as Well as Stay-at-Home Moms: Study
December 12 2011 11:36 AM
Mothers who work part-time fare better than stay-at-home moms - with fewer having symptoms of depression and more having a sense of well-being - according to a survey released Monday. The study also found that in many cases, mothers with full-time jobs fared just as well as mothers who pursued part-time employment.
- Changing Attitudes in China over H5N1 Bird Flu
December 08 2011 11:54 AM
Two surveys released Wednesday concludes that poultry workers in China still need H5N1 avian flu education and that people in China have changed their eating habits in response to bird flu.
- Giant Extinct Shrimp Creature: Eyes More Complex Than Expected
December 07 2011 3:34 PM
Anomalocaris, a predator extinct for 500 million years resembled a ferocious shrimp with eyes far more complex than expected, scientists announced Wednesday.
- Fastest Spinning Star Found
December 05 2011 11:24 AM
VFTS 102, a star, rotates more than 300 times faster than the Sun, astronomers found using the Very Large Telescope from the European Southern Observatory.
- Obama Increases HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding
December 01 2011 3:40 PM
President Barack Obama announced a $50 million increase in HIV/ AIDS treatments Thursday, funding meant to treat two million additional people.
- Red Galaxies Discovered 13 Billion Light-Years Away
December 01 2011 1:45 PM
Astronomers found four red galaxies 13 billion light-years from Earth, a discovery that suggests a missing link between the earliest galaxies and the Milky Way.