Archive for the 'Science News' Category

I Want To Live: The memoir of Izrail Agol

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  I Want To Live: The memoir of Izrail Agol By Clara Weiss on the World Socialist Web Site on December 17, 2014.

The Next Big Climate Question: Will India Follow China?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Next Big Climate Question: Will India Follow China? By Michael Greenstone in The New York Times on December 2, 2014.

Smog hangs in the air over a dump in New Delhi. India has a serious air pollution problem that it is finally starting to confront.
ALTAF QADRI / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Orion spacecraft makes first orbital flight

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Orion spacecraft makes first orbital flight By Patrick Martin on the World Socialist Web Site on December 8, 2014.

The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking’s life, or parts of it, on film

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking’s life, or parts of it, on film By Walter Gilberti on the World Socialist Web Site on December 2, 2014.

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Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story on the Medical Xpress website on November 26, 2014.

Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square By Joanne Manaster in The Scientific American on November 16, 2014.

Landing on a Comet, a European Space Agency Mission Aims to Unlock the Mysteries of Earth

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Landing on a Comet, a European Space Agency Miss ion Aims to Unlock the Mysteries of Earth by Kenneth Chang in The New York Times on November 12, 2014.

Journalists filmed as a giant screen showed members of the European Space Agency celebrating news of the touchdown.
DANIEL ROLAND / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES

Otago neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to molding male brains

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Otago neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to molding male brains on The Eureka News Website.

Caption: Professor Allan Herbison is leader of a team discovering that neural circuitry they previously showed was vital to triggering ovulation also plays a key role in moulding the male brain. They have found that male-specific signalling in the Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons of new-born mice is crucial to generating a testosterone surge that occurs up to five hours after birth. This brief but powerful increase in testosterone blood levels, which only takes place in males, is known to cause their brains to develop differently to females.

Credit: Sharron Bennett

Learning How Little We Know About the Brain

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Learning How Little We Know About the Brain by James Gorman in The New York Times on November 10, 2014.

A double exposure of weakly electric fish with recordings of brain activity.CreditBéatrice de Géa for The New York Times

Telling Time: A Correlated History of the Universe

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Telling Time: A Correlated History of the Universe By William Grassie on the MetaNexus Website on January 4, 2012.

Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one  by Vincent F Hendricks on the Converstation website November 5 2014.

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Freudian flip: Countering the rise of counter-psychology

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Freudian flip: Countering the rise of counter-psychology. A recent statement by cognitive scientists on recovered memory casts misleading doubts on the very underpinnings of Freudian psychology, while undermining the struggle against sexual violence perpetrated on children by Eran Rolnik  on the Haaretz website on November 1, 2014.

‘Puberty,’ by Edvard Munch (1894). Photo by Wikimedia Commons

 

Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology by Mindy Rosengarten on the Student Life website on October 30, 2014.

Eric Kandel, a Nobel Prize-winning neuropsychiatrist, talks in Anheuser-Busch Hall on Tuesday night. Kandel spoke to a packed, standing-room-only crowd about the influences of psychological theories on the creation and enjoyment of art.

 

Role of pill-taking, expectation and therapeutic alliance in the placebo response in clinical trials for major depression

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Role of pill-taking, expectation and therapeutic alliance in the placebo response in clinical trials for major depression by Andrew F. Leuchter, Aimee M. Hunter, Molly Tartter and Ian A. Cook on the BJRPsych website.

PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function on the Science Daily website on October 27, 2014.

A Chronicler of Warnings Denied

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Chronicler of Warnings Denied Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on October 27, 2014.

Naomi Oreskes says that those fighting action on climate change are not focusing on science, but on economics.
KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets” by Deepak Chopra on the Huffington Post Website on October 21, 2014.

NASA releases actual recordings from space — and they’re absolutely breathtaking

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  NASA releases actual recordings from space — and they’re absolutely breathtaking by Chris Coplan on the Consequences of Sound website on October 20, 2014.

Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching on the HealthCanal Website on October 10, 2014.

Hyper-Parenting, Hannah Arendt, Trauma, Simone de Beavoir, EMRs from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

To recover from the doldrums of reading about Ebola and the stock market, not to mention all the world political issues, I turned to our international website this week for solace – and found it. I hope that you will too. As usual, I will give you my personal choices, followed by the entire list. Enjoy.

My choices this week are:

1) In the event that you missed it, please read the note from Arlene Kramer Richards: COWAP Conference a Success
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2) The ART category contains some fascinating pictures of the Cosmos and History through time – worth looking at!!
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