Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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. 

The Power of Conscious Intention Proven At Last?

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Power of Conscious Intention Proven At Last? By Neuroskeptic on the Discover Magazine website on March 15, 2014.

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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Click Here to View:   Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science By William J. Broadmarch in The New York Times on March 15, 2014.

As government financing of basic science research has plunged, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.

 

Tectonic Puzzle: Why West Africa Didn’t Follow South America

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Tectonic Puzzle: Why West Africa Didn’t Follow South America By Becky Oskin on the Yahoo News website on March 11, 2014.

How to Destroy Species, Including Us

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: How to Destroy Species, Including Us, Review of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, Reviewed by Verlyn Klinkenborg in the New York Review of Books in the March 20, 2014 issue.
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The Fat Drug

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Fat Drug by Pagan Kennedy in The New York Times on March 8, 2014.

Freud was a pioneering neuroscientist

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Click Here Read:  Freud was a pioneering neuroscientist:  Before gaining worldwide recognition as the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud made an important contribution to early modern neuroscience by Mo Costandi on his Neuorphilosophy Blog on the Guardian website.

The father of psychoanalysis was also a pioneering neuroscientist. Photograph: AP