Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Neuroscientists Receive Grant from NIMH to Develop State-of-the-art Genome Engineering Technologies

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscientists Receive Grant from NIMH to Develop State-of-the-art Genome Engineering Technologies on the News Wire.com Website on September 19, 2016.

The Kavli Foundation Commends the Establishment of an International Brain Initiative

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Kavli Foundation Commends the Establishment of an International Brain Initiative: Global coordination and collaboration among large-scale brain research projects will accelerate progress toward understanding and treating the brain on the News Wire.com website on September 19, 2016

Finding your way around in an uncertain world

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Finding your way around in an uncertain world on the Science News website on September 19, 2016.

Prof. Bernd Kuhn, Dr. Akihiro Funamizu and Prof. Kenji Doya.

In Puerto Rico Town, Locals Wait for Power After Massive Blackout: Was it Sabotage?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View:  In Puerto Rico Town, Locals Wait for Power After Massive Blackout by Sandra Guzman on the NBC News website on september 22, 2016.

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Conference to Discuss Latest Research on Neurobiology of Mental Illness

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Conference to Discuss Latest Research on Neurobiology of Mental Illness: On October 7, scientists, clinicians, policy makers and patients will join together in an all-day forum to discuss new scientific understandings of psychiatric disorders on the New York Academy of Science website on September 19, 2016.

What you see is not always what you get

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: What you see is not always what you get on the Medical Xpress website on
September 19, 2016.

More information: Aris Fiser et al. Experience-dependent spatial expectations in mouse visual cortex, Nature Neuroscience (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nn.4385

On th Subject of Loneliness

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

lonelinesshealthClick Here to Read:  Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness By Katie Hafner in The New York Times on September 5, 2016.

Click Here to Read: The Avalanche of Distrust by David Brooks in The New York Times on September 13, 2016,

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Female Scientists Turn to Data to Fight Lack of Representation on Panels

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Female Scientists Turn to Data to Fight Lack of Representation on Panels
By Apoorva Manndavilli in The New York Times on September 5, 2016.

Loneliness can be depressing, but it may have helped humans survive

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Loneliness can be depressing, but it may have helped humans survive By Marta Zaraska in the Washington Post on September 4, 2016.

(Patrik Svensson for The Washington Post)

Warming of Earth proceeding at unprecedented pace

Monday, September 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:   Warming of Earth proceeding at unprecedented pace By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on September 3, 2016.

Source: Goddard Insititue for Space Studies

New Study Suggests That Dogs Can Understand What You’re Saying

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  New Study Suggests That Dogs Can Understand What You’re Saying on the ENewsBreak website on September 3, 2016.

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun” Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline are no longer theoretical By Justin Gillis in The New York Times on September 3, 2016.

The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic Website on August 31, 2016.

Installation view of ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Einstein’s General Theory’ at the Morgan Library & Museum (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

NASA: Earth Warming at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in 1,000 Years’

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: NASA: Earth Warming at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in 1,000 Years’ on the Daily Beast website on August 30, 2015.

© ILYA NAYMUSHIN / REUTERS

Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch? By Kate Murphy in The New York Times on August 27, 2016.

Credit Yoshi Sodeoka

The Brain That Couldn’t Remember

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Brain That Couldn’t Remember: The untold story of the fight over the
legacy of “H.M.” — the patient who revolutionized the science of memory by Luke Dittrich in The New York Times on August. 3, 2016.

Scientists say they’ve found a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our closest neighbor

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Click Here to ReNewPlanetad: Scientists say they’ve found a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our closest neighbor By Rachel Feltman in the Washington Post on August 24, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  Potentially Earth-like planet found in habitable zone of nearest star
By Don Barrett on the World Socialist Web Site on August 27, 2016.

Artist’s impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. (ESO/G. Coleman)

From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link by From Carl simmer in the New York Times on August 17, 2016.

A composite image of a mouse hand and a fish fin, each labeled with the same molecular markers.
MARIE KMITA AND ANDREW GEHRKE

Same but Different: How epigenetics can blur the line between nature and nurture

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Same but Different: How epigenetics can blur the line between nature and nurture by Siddartha Mukerjee in The New Yorker in the May 2, 2016 Issue.

The author’s mother (right) and her twin are a study in difference and identity.  CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY DAYANITA SINGH FOR THE NEW YORKER

Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm by Carl Zimmer in The New York Times on August 1, 2016.