Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 15, 2001
Pregnancy, drugs & alcohol, emotional instability: what nightmares are made of
Psychopathology is the study of emotional, behavioral and psychological problems.

Untangling the matrix of risk factors for alcoholism

Two new studies look at role of personality and work demands in health and safety on the job
Two new studies find that personality and job complexity can influence the health and safety of industrial workers and firefighters.

New study tightens the link between smoking and early menopause
Smoking can lead to premature ovarian failure, or early menopause, and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered how.

Astronomers find link between earliest illustration of sunspots in medieval Britain and an observation of Aurora in medieval Korea
Scientists at the University of Warwick and the University of Durham have linked the very first historical illustration of sunspots, recorded in Medieval England in 1182, with the appearance of the aurora borealis 5 days later in Korea.

When alcohol and nicotine interact
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