Archive for the 'Science News' Category

The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   The Most Important Equation In The Universe by Ethan Siegel on the Forbes website on April 17, 2018.

Carina Nebula Photo by: ESO/T. Preibisch. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

How Dogs View The World

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  How Dogs View The World: Brain Scans Tell Us What They See: Dogs recognize human facial expressions and now we know how they do it Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on his Animal Emotions blog on Psychology Today Blogs on April 14, 2018.

Smiling Dog Face by Photos8.com Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Could artificial intelligence get depressed and have hallucinations?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Could artificial intelligence get depressed and have hallucinations? By Matthew Hutson in Science Magazine on April 9, 2018.

A roughly 180° panorama of the “conditioned” room of the Living Computer Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA. Date: 3 April 2014. Photo by Joe Mabel.

Decoding dreams: 6 answers to what goes on inside the sleeping mind

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Decoding dreams: 6 answers to what goes on inside the sleeping mind By Rowan Hooper in the Washington Post on April 7, 2018.

A Dream of a Girl Before a Sunrise by Karl Bryullov (1799–1852). Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Why the universe shouldn’t exist at all

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Click Here to View:  Why the universe shouldn’t exist at all By Don Lincoln March 31, 2018.

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms: NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes on the National Institutes of Health website on March 26, 2018.

Maturation of the brain, as reflected in the age at which a cortex area attains peak thickness, in ADHD (above) and normal development (below). Lighter areas are thinner, darker areas thicker. Light blue in the ADHD sequence corresponds to the same thickness as light purple in the normal development sequence. The darkest areas in the lower part of the brain, which are not associated with ADHD, had either already peaked in thickness by the start of the study, or, for statistical reasons, were not amenable to defining an age of peak cortex thickness. Movie of same data below. Source: NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch. National Institute of Mental Health Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons,

 

Some early modern populations in Britain may have had dark skin

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Some early modern populations in Britain may have had dark skin By Philip Guelpa on The World Socialist Web Site on March 22, 2018.

The Cheddar Man: A Skeleton of Late Palaeolithic Date. C. G. Seligman and F. G. Parsons The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 44, (Jul. – Dec., 1914), pp. 241-263. by PC. G. Seligman and F. G. Parsons. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

What Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper Says (And Doesn’t Say)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   What Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper Says (And Doesn’t Say) By Nathaniel Scharping on the Discover Magazine website on March 20, 2018.

Click Here to Read:   Hawking’s Final Paper Is Unremarkable by Sabine Hossenfelder on The Real Clear Science website on March 21, 2018.

Photo; Doug Wheller  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

She Was the Only Woman in a Photo of 38 Scientists, and Now She’s Been Identified

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  She Was the Only Woman in a Photo of 38 Scientists, and Now She’s Been Identified By Jacey Fortin in The New York Times on March 19, 2018.

Sheila Minor Huff, center left and partly obscured, was just beginning her career when she was photographed at the International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia in 1971. Public Domain via NOAA

Twins make astonishing discovery that they were separated shortly after birth and then part of a secret study

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Twins make astonishing discovery that they were separated shortly after birth and then part of a secret study by Andrew Paparella, Eric Strauss, Lauren Effron and Alexa Valiente on Good Morning America from ABC News on the Yahoo website on March 9, 2018.

Your Body’s Breakdown Is Not Inevitable, Study Indicates

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Your Body’s Breakdown Is Not Inevitable, Study Indicates By Erik Lief on the American Council of Science and Health website on March 8, 2018.

Friskis&Svettis outdoor exercise in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland. PHoto by Jmyreen. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Close relationships in midlife tied to lower mortality for child abuse survivors

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Close relationships in midlife tied to lower mortality for child abuse survivors by Lisa Rapaport on the Reuters website on March 5, 2018.

Photo by National Cancer Institute. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The Brain Pickings Newsletter

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Brain Pickings Newsletter, February 2018.

Are Humans ‘Smeller Underachievers?’ Not So Fast…

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Are Humans ‘Smeller Underachievers?’ Not So Fast… By Laura Wright Monday on the University of Kentucky website on February 26, 2018.

Jan-Bart de Vreede smelling flowers. Photo by VGrigas (WMF). Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Fathers’ Stress May Have A Surprising Impact On Their Children’s Brain Development, Study Finds

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Fathers’ Stress May Have A Surprising Impact On Their Children’s Brain Development, Study Finds By Azure Hall on the Romper website on February 18, 2018.

Photo by Steve Evans from India and USA

Persistent, Severe Postnatal Depression Impacts Child Development

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Persistent, Severe Postnatal Depression Impacts Child Development by Jenna Payesko on the MD Mag website on February 18, 2018.

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One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read: One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse. An ambitious experiment hopes to save them By Dennis Normile on the Science News website on September 21, 2017.

 Scientists produce new treatment to block the development of breast cancer

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Scientists produce new treatment to block the development of breast cancer By Benjamin Mateus on the World Socialist Website on y February 17, 2018.

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‘France is 50 years behind’: the ‘state scandal’ of French autism treatment

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  ‘France is 50 years behind’: the ‘state scandal’ of French autism treatment: A reliance on psychoanalysis sees autistic children going undiagnosed, being placed in psychiatric units and even being removed from their parents by Angelique Chrisafis on Feburary 8, 2018.

Photo by Scott Vaughan

More Than a Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Our Galaxy

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  More Than a Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Our Galaxy: A new study gives the first evidence that exoplanets exist beyond the Milky Way by By Elaina Zachos on the National Geographic website on February 5, 2018.

NASA photo.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons