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Decade-long study shows video games not linked to negative social behavior

Decade-long study shows video games not linked to negative social behavior

A study has been released this month by a group working with the University of Glasgow which shows the effects of television and video game use in children starting at age 5 spanning through age 7. This study began when the children were 9 months old and ran through age 7, with the full study taking place over the past 10 years - this study was first completed by the study group in December of 2011 and was just published by BMJ this week, having been "accepted" by Open Access in December of 2012. The study makes a point to separate their findings between the effects of watching TV for 3 hours or more daily and playing video games in general.

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iPad family web traffic dominates while all others dwindle in latest Chitika study

iPad family web traffic dominates while all others dwindle in latest Chitika study

There's really no two ways about it - studies looking at the use of tablets on the market today suggest that the iPad continues its reign of dominance - at least in the web traffic universe. As the iPad appears to gain steam in studies of web traffic as revealed by Chitika this month, if only by a bit more than a percentage point each month, the difference is much more significant when considering the competition. It's as if there is none.

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Study: 7 million UK adults have never used the Internet

Study: 7 million UK adults have never used the Internet

Think about the last 24 hours of your life. If you're like most individuals, it was likely filled with dozens of instances of accessing the Internet, probably starting with a smartphone in the morning and a laptop or tablet at night. The Internet is everywhere, and many use it for essential tasks, such as navigation, shopping, work, and school. Because of this, it is hard to imagine having never used it, making the results of a recent study a tad surprising. In the UK alone, 7 million adults have never used the Internet.

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Earth’s carbon dioxide levels reach near-record high

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels reach near-record high

According to scientists and researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, carbon dioxide levels on Earth have reached a level that hasn't been seen in at least three million years. Scientists believe that large changes in the climate and sea levels are to blame for the rising amount of carbon dioxide.

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Study suggests water on the Moon came from Earth

Study suggests water on the Moon came from Earth

Scientists and researchers have discovered that droplets of water found in lunar rocks brought back from the Moon are identical on a chemical level from that of samples of ancient Earth. The rocks used in the study came from samples brought back by Apollo 15 in 1971 and Apollo 17 in 1972, the latter being NASA's last mission to the moon.

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Researchers discover correlation between bullet speed and number of cracks in glass

Researchers discover correlation between bullet speed and number of cracks in glass

Scientists and researchers at Aix-Marseille University have conducted a study that claims there is a correlation between a bullet's speed and the number of cracks in a glass window where the bullet went through. After shooting at over 100 plexiglass plates, the researchers have concluded that the number of cracks tells us something about how fast the bullet penetrated through.

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Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Ever feel like Facebook's becoming a bit dull lately? Maybe it's your friends who are driving you nuts with their political rants, or you may just be tired of the concept of social networking. Whatever the case may be, millions of users are experiencing the same feeling, according to a new study that says six million US users have left Facebook in just the last month.

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