Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in Emotion

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in  Emotion on the MedicalPress.com website on April 22, 2014.

Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

EarthdayGarbageClick Here to Read:  Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event by John Roach in National Geographic on April 21, 2014.

Aflac employees pick through garbage bags in search of recyclable plastic, aluminum, and cardboard for Earth Day 2013. PHOTOGRAPH BY AFLAC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Your Inner Fish” … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   “Your Inner Fish” … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry By Walter Gilberti on the World Socialist Web Site on April 22, 2014.

Peter Holland, left, and Neil Shubin hunt off the Florida coast for amphioxus, a wormlike creature used to study the origins of basic human features. [PBS Television]

Brain Control in a Flash of Light

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

BrainControlMouseClick Here to Read:  Brain Control in a Flash of Light By James  Gorman in The New York Times on April 21, 2014.

A fiber optic system developed by Karl Deisseroth that can trigger activity within the brain of a free-moving mouse. INBAL GOSHEN AND KARL DEISSEROTH

Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed By Bryan Dyne On The World Socialist web Site on April 21, 2014.

A diagram comparing the scale of the Kepler-186 system to our own Solar System. The green region is each star’s habitable zone. [Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech]

The Problematic Rise of Big Neuro

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Problematic Rise of Big Neuro: Big claims are being made for neuroscience. But what results can we realistically expect? by Hilary Rose on the iai news website on April 21, 2014.

Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View:  Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds by Loren Grush on the Fox News website on  April 15, 2014.

Decoded: How brain pays attention

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Decoded: How brain pays attention in The Free Press Journal on April 14, 2014.

Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories  on the Science Codex website on April 14, 2014.

Cosmos reboot falls short of the mark

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Cosmos reboot falls short of the mark By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on  April 14, 2014.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Mental Life of Plants and Worms, Among Others by Oliver Sacks in The New York Review of  Books in the April 24, 2014 Issue.

Can Research Into the Unconscious Mind Help Avoid Calamity?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Samueli Institute: Can Research Into the Unconscious Mind Help Avoid Calamity? on the Digital Journal  website on April 2, 2014.
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First Detailed Brain Map Of A Mammal Completed By Scientists In Seattle

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  First Detailed Brain Map Of A Mammal Completed By Scientists In Seattle on the Inquisitr website on April 2, 2014.

Neuroscientists try to Measure the Benefits of Meditation

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists try to Measure the Benefits of Meditation By David Orenstein, Brown University on April 3, 2014.

Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come By Justin Gillis in The New York Times on March 31, 2014.

New CDC Report Finds 1 in 68 Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorders, Up 30% From 2012

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Autismup30percentClick Here to Read:   New CDC Report Finds 1 in 68 Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorders, Up 30% From 2012 by Emily Shire on the Daily Beast website on March 27, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Study: Autism May Begin Developing In Infants During Pregnancy on the CBS News website on March 27, 2014.
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Seeking Autism’s Biochemical Roots

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Seeking Autism’s Biochemical Roots by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on March 24, 2014.

Ricardo E. Dolmetsch Credit Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times

 

Ripples from the Big Bang

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Ripples from the Big Bang by David Overbye in The New York Times on March 24, 2014.

Ripples detected by the telescope Bicep2 represent, in theory, gravitational waves from the Big Bang. CreditBICEP2 Collaboration, via Associated Press

Climate change is putting world at risk of irreversible changes, scientists warn.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Climate change is putting world at risk of irreversible changes, scientists warn. AAAS makes rare policy intervention urging US to act swiftly to reduce carbon emissions and lower risks of climate catastrophe by Suzanne Goldenberg in The Guardian website  on March 18, 2014.

The seven summers with the lowest minimum sea ice extents have all occurred in the last seven years. Photograph: NASA/Reuters

Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun By Dennis Overbye in The New York Times on March 17, 2014.

Alan Guth was one of the first physicists to hypothesize the existence of inflation, which explains how the universe expanded so uniformly and so quickly in the instant after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Credit Rick Friedman for The New York Times.