Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Here’s What Caused Megafauna Like the Mammoths to Go Extinct

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Here’s What Caused Megafauna Like the Mammoths to Go Extinct By Darren Ankrom on the Vice News Website on July 27, 2015.

NASA Says Data Reveals an Earth-Like Planet, Kepler 452b

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  NASA Says Data Reveals an Earth-Like Planet, Kepler 452b By Dennis Overbye in The New York Times on July 23, 2015.

An artist’s concept of Kepler 452b orbiting its star, 1,400 light-years from Earth. The planet’s size puts it right on the edge between being rocky like Earth and a gas ball like Neptune. Credit T. Pyle/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds by Maggie Fox on NBC News website on the July 22, 2015.

Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men by Nicole Blazek on the Psychiatry Advisor website on July 21, 2015.

Trillion-dollar platinum asteroid passes Earth. See it here

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: Trillion-dollar platinum asteroid passes Earth. See it here by Scott Sutherland on the Weather Channel Website on July 20, 2015.

Pluto: Love at First Sight

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Pluto: Love at First Sight By Jason Drakeford, Robin Lindsay and Andrew Blackwell in The New York Times on July 17, 2015.

New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 15, 2015.

This photo was taken on 13 July 2015 when the spacecraft was 768,000 kilometers from Pluto’s surface. The heart shape is likely the result of geological activity in Pluto’s history. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

‘Stop Almost All Psychiatric Meds to Prevent Harm,’ Expert Says

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: ‘Stop Almost All Psychiatric Meds to Prevent Harm,’ Expert Says by Liam Davenport on the MedScape on June 01, 2015.

How a Transparent Fish May Help Decode the Brain

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How a Transparent Fish May Help Decode the Brain: An outspoken Harvard neuroscientist is tackling the wondrous challenge of understanding the workings of the brain by Ariel Sabar on the  Smithsonian.com website on July 8, 2015.

For the first time, Florian Engert and his team mapped every firing neuron in a living animal. (Richard Schultz)

There’s a single nerve that connects all of your vital organs — and it might just be the future of medicine

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  There’s a single nerve that connects all of your vital organs — and it might just be the future of medicine by Gaia Vince on the Mosaic on June 1, 2015,

New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 8, 2015.

Artist’s conception of the New Horizons spacecraft as it encounters Pluto.

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Science Times in The New York Times on July 7, 2015.

Giant earthquakes are shaking Greenland — and scientists just figured out the disturbing reason why

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  Giant earthquakes are shaking Greenland — and scientists just figured out the disturbing reason why By Chris Mooney in the Washington Post on June 25, 2015.

The surface of Helheim Glacier is incredibly rough and large. (Credit: Nick Selmes, Swansea University)

Tell It About Your Mother

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Tell It About Your Mother: Can brain-scanning help save Freudian psychoanalysis? By Casey Schwartz in The New York Times on June 24, 2015.

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think. By Peter Andrew Smith in The New York Times on June 23, 2015.

What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on June 22, 2015.

Artist depiction of Messenger in orbit around Mercury. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/CIW

What It’s Like as a ‘Girl’ in the Lab

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  What It’s Like as a ‘Girl’ in the Lab By Sarah Clatterbuck Soper in The New York Times on June 18, 2015.

Credit Rebekka Dunlap

Traces of Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos Are Spied

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Traces of Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos Are Spied By Dennis Overbye in The New York Times on June 17, 2015.

An artist’s impression of the distant galaxy CR7. Scientists say light from the galaxy has been traveling to us for 12.9 billion years.

M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory

The Brain Reacts to Psychotherapy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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“The human brain responds to depression. Patients typically show hyperactivity particularly in the amygdala,the striatum and other limbic regions,” Svenja Taubner (Department of Psychology) explains. Together with colleagues from the universities of Lübeck, Innsbruck, Heidelberg, Ulm, Bremen, Bochum and Delmenhorst,Taubner has been working on a study that investigates the changes that take place in brain functioning. She elaborates further: “Using (more…)

Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory on the Medical Xpress website on June 11, 2015.