My Picks From ScienceDaily – blog fodder?

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Linked To Irregular Menstrual Cycles, Premenstrual Symptoms In Women:

Women with delayed sleep phase syndrome are more likely to report irregular menstrual cycles and premenstrual symptoms, according to a research abstract that will be presented on June 10 at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).

All kinds of cycles affect each other in some way?
Pigeons Show Superior Self-recognition Abilities To Three Year Old Humans:

Keio University scientists have shown that pigeons are able to discriminate video images of themselves even with a 5-7 second delay, thus having self-cognitive abilities higher than 3-year-old children who have difficulty recognizing their self-image with only a 2 second delay.

Birdz Rulz!
Monumental Debt-for-Nature Swap Provides $20 Million To Protect Biodiversity In Madagascar:

The largest debt-for-nature swap agreement in Madagascar’s history was just signed between the Government of Madagascar and the Government of France, allocating roughly $20 million (13 million Euros) to preserve Madagascar’s rich biodiversity, WWF has announced.

Interesting development – can it be used elsewhere?
How The Brain Separates Audio Signals From Noise:

How are we able to follow a single conversation in the midst of a crowded and noisy room? Little is known about how the human brain accomplishes the seemingly simple task of extracting meaningful signals from noisy acoustic environments.

Virginity Pledges May Help Postpone Intercourse Among Youth:

Making a virginity pledge may help some young people postpone the start of sexual activity, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

RAND Corporation? How many red flags are waving around here right now!?

One response to “My Picks From ScienceDaily – blog fodder?

  1. “Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Linked To Irregular Menstrual Cycles, Premenstrual Symptoms In Women”
    Oh, really. They interview 13 subjects and can quote results to two decimal places? Color me unconvinced and add me to the minority: life-long DSPS and no such problems.