Archive for October, 2012

NCBI ROFL: An endoscopic Jack-o’-Lantern

By ncbi rofl | October 31, 2012 7:00 pm

“Figure 1: A 72-year-old man underwent follow-up colonoscopy after the removal of multiple tubulovillous polyps. Severe diverticulosis was the only finding. Three diverticula were seen adjacent to the larger lumen of the bowel.”
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NCBI ROFL: ‘Hotspots’ for aggression in licensed drinking venues.

By ncbi rofl | October 30, 2012 7:00 pm

“INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: In order to better understand the social context of barroom aggression, the aim was to identify common locations (‘hotspots’) for aggression in bars and examine the association of hotspots with aggression severity and environmental characteristics. DESIGN AND METHODS: Aggression hotspots were identified using narrative descriptions and data recorded on premises’ floor plans for 1057 incidents of aggression collected in the Safer Bars evaluation. Read More


NCBI ROFL: Republican women look more feminine than Democrats.

By ncbi rofl | October 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Appearance-based politics: Sex-typed facial cues communicate political party affiliation

“Consequential political judgments often rely on facial appearance, yet the facial cues that compel such judgments remain unspecified. We predicted that judgments of political party affiliation, and by extension their accuracy, rely on the sex-typicality of facial cues (i.e., the degree of facial masculinity and femininity). In Study 1, we found that among Republicans/Conservatives in the 111th U.S. House of Representatives, women were significantly more sex-typical than men. This was not true for Democrats/Liberals. Read More

NCBI ROFL: Endometriosis: hot or not?

By ncbi rofl | October 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study.

“OBJECTIVE: To evaluate physical attractiveness in women with and without endometriosis… A total of 31 of 100 women in the rectovaginal endometriosis group (cases) were judged as attractive or very attractive, compared with 8 of 100 in the peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis group and 9 of 100 in the group of subjects without endometriosis. Read More

NCBI ROFL: Women’s adult romantic attachment style and communication by cell phone with romantic partners.

By ncbi rofl | October 25, 2012 7:00 pm

“Cell phones have become important communication media for individuals in romantic relationships. The frequency of and methods used for communication may vary by adults’ style of romantic attachment. Female university students (N = 31) currently in romantic relationships responded to a questionnaire. They estimated the frequency of calls and text messages received from and made to their romantic partners and completed the Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised instrument, a measure of attachment anxiety and avoidance. Also, the participants reviewed their cell phones’ memories and provided accurate frequency of communication to and from the romantic partner. Read More

NCBI ROFL: Irrelevant events affect voters’ evaluations of government performance.

By ncbi rofl | October 24, 2012 7:00 pm

“Does information irrelevant to government performance affect voting behavior? If so, how does this help us understand the mechanisms underlying voters’ retrospective assessments of candidates’ performance in office? To precisely test for the effects of irrelevant information, we explore the electoral impact of local college football games just before an election, irrelevant events that government has nothing to do with and for which no government response would be expected. Read More

NCBI ROFL: 72% of Facebook users would rather have fake friends than no friends.

By ncbi rofl | October 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Fictional privacy among Facebook users.

“The current study involved the creation of a fictional Facebook account with limited information and was designed to assess whether participants would accept the friendship of an ambiguous, unknown person. Read More

NCBI ROFL: Floor vibration response to Irish dancing.

By ncbi rofl | October 22, 2012 7:00 pm

“Using Irish step dance impulses of actual techniques, one could use various vibration sensors (B&K microphone and I/O SM11 geophone) to perform a time frequency analysis of the transient response of a supported portable wooden dance floor resulting from forced transient vibration. The steps included (1) a “tap” (the wooden tap on the toe of the shoe hitting the floor), (2) a “stamp” (a combination of the wooden toe and plastic heel hitting the floor simultaneously) and (3) a “shuffle” (a brushing of the wooden tap on the toe once forwards and once backwards against the dance floor). Read More


NCBI ROFL: The odors of the human vagina.

By ncbi rofl | October 19, 2012 7:00 pm

“Gas-chromatography analysis of 90 samples of vaginal secretions from 10 women revealed that at any given sample time the perceptible vaginal odor of each individual women was composed of numerous separate odorous effluents. Read More

NCBI ROFL: Titillating lady locusts’ antennae leads to loquacious little ones.

By ncbi rofl | October 18, 2012 6:42 pm

Tactile stimuli perceived by the antennae cause the isolated females to produce gregarious offspring in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.

“Maternal determination of progeny body size and coloration in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, depends on the crowding conditions experienced during the short sensitive period that occurs two to six days before the deposition of the egg pod. Solitarious (isolated-reared) females produce relatively small eggs that yield solitarious green hatchlings but, females that are exposed to crowded conditions during the sensitive period, produce larger eggs that yield the dark-colored hatchlings characteristic of gregarious forms. Read More


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