Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 04, 2008
Corner stores capture kids on morning commute
Researchers from Temple University and The Food Trust recently examined the eating habits of urban children before and after school as part of a larger project to make corner store snacks healthier.

Landmark discovery of 'engine' that drives cell movement
How a cell assembles its internal machinery required for cell movement has been revealed for the first time.

Lisa White honored with Geological Society of America's first Bromery Award
Lisa White, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University, will be honored by the Geological Society of America for an innovative program she founded to introduce underrepresented minorities to the geosciences.

Duke researchers show reading can help obese kids lose weight
It's no secret that reading is beneficial. But can it help kids lose weight?

How much are you really exercising?
In a study to be presented at the Obesity Society's annual meeting, researchers at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education found that obese women reported their activity levels most accurately, when compared to overweight and normal weight women. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to