Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse on the Earth Based Mom Blog on March 8, 2017.

Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 20, 2017.

Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans by Jon Hamilton on the NPR website on July 16, 2017.

New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and endure stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.  Leland Bobbe/Getty Images

 

Adrift in the Waters of Our Dark, Befouled Planet

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Adrift in the Waters of Our Dark, Befouled Planet: In John Gerrard’s new series, he digitally renders polluted bodies of water from around the world by Ben Valentine on the HyperAllergic website on July 13, 2017.

Screenshot of John Gerrard’s “Flag (Nile)” (2017)

 

Why Early-Life Dreams Correlate with Adult Nightmares

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why Early-Life Dreams Correlate with Adult Nightmares: When you first recall dreaming raises intriguing questions by Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on his Media Spotlight Blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on Julu 11, 2017.

AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder: Engineering and medical researchers apply genetic fuzzy logic successfully to predict treatment outcomes for bipolar patients Press Releace on the Science Daily.com website on June 12, 2017,

Pressure-sore Skin Test Can Help Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Pressure-sore Skin Test Can Help Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia By Judy Siegel-itzkovich in the Jerusalem Post on July 9, 2017.

A doctor stands with stethoscope in this undated handout photo.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

What the brain’s wiring looks

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  What the brain’s wiring looks like by Fergus Walsh on the BBC.com website on July 4, 2017.

The wiring of the human brain

Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete By Matt McGrath on the BBC website on July 4, 2017.

JP OLESON Scientists examined samples from this ancient Roman pier with very high-powered X-rays

Should We Keep a Low Profile in Space?

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Should We Keep a Low Profile in Space? By Seth Shostak in the New York Times on March 27, 2015.

New psychology study finds adverse childhood experiences transfer from one generation to the next

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: New psychology study finds adverse childhood experiences transfer from one generation to the next: UCalgary researcher Sheri Madigan explores ‘cascade of risks’ for mothers and infants By Heath McCoy on the UCCalgary UToday website on June 26, 2017.

University of Calgary professor Sheri Madigan says a better understanding of the factors that link the childhood traumas of mothers to later problems in their children can aid in finding interventions that might effectively “break the cycle of cascading risks.” Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

The ontogeny of fairness in seven societies

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The ontogeny of fairness in seven societies by P. R. Blake1, K. McAuliffe, J. Corbit, T. C. Callaghan, O. Barry, A. Bowie,8, L. Kleutsch, K. L. Kramer, E. Ross, H. Vongsachang, R. Wrangham & F. Warneken in Nature on December 10, 2015, VOL 528 p. 261.

Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Israel May Rewrite History

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Israel May Rewrite History By JNS on the Breaking News Israel website on June 11, 2017.

Neanderthal tooth discovered at the Ein Qashish archaeological site in northern Israel. (Erella Hovers/Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away By DennisOverbye in The New York Times on June 1, 2017.

An artist’s conception shows two merging black holes similar to those detected by LIGO. Astronomers said Thursday that they had felt space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of mammoth black holes resulting in a pit of infinitely deep darkness.

Credit Aurore Simonnet/Sonoma State/Caltech/MIT/LIGO

New evidence for life-capable environments on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: New evidence for life-capable environments on Saturn’s moon Enceladus By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on June 6, 2017.

]The stripes across Enceladus’ surface are deep crevasses that are most likely a result of tidal forces on the moon from Saturn. Credit: NASA

Psychiatry Defends Its Antipsychotics

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychiatry Defends Its Antipsychotics: A Case Study of Institutional Corruption MIA Report: Lieberman says critics of the drugs “create mischief for their own nefarious purposes.” By Robert Whitaker on the Mad in America.com website on May 21, 2017.

Jupiter’s mysteries: First results from the Juno mission

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Jupiter’s mysteries: First results from the Juno mission By Ashley Strickland on the CNN website on May 25, 2017.

Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage by Jon Hamilton on the NPR website on May 21, 2017.

Cabinet-card portrait of brain-injury survivor Phineas Gage (1823–1860), shown holding the tamping iron which injured him. Wikimedia

Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago By Matthew MacEgan on the World Socialist Web Site on May 1, 2017.

Stones from Cerutti purportedly showing use-wear

End Pain Forever How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  End Pain Forever How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering by Erika Hayasaki on the Wired Website on Arpil 18, 2017.
art by Sean Freeman