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My Stroke of Insight: Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to View: My Stroke of Insight: Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk on the Ted Website filmed February 2008.

Neuroscientists deride Human Brain Project as misguided, unhelpful

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists deride Human Brain Project as misguided, unhelpful by Tom Bartlett On the Genetic Literacy Project Website on February 17, 2015.

Two Tiny Jurassic Mammal Species Unearthed in China

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Two Tiny Jurassic Mammal Species Unearthed in China on the NBC News Website.

NASA: by The US Faces a “Mega-Drought” Not Seen in 1,000 Years

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: NASA:  by The US Faces a “Mega-Drought” Not Seen in 1,000 Years  By Jordan Valinsky on the Science.mic website on February 13, 2015

Darwin Day: February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Evolution: Darwin Day 2015 – Virtual Issual on the Wiley Online Library Website.

The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. By Mechael Pollan in The New Yorker in the Gebruary 9, 2015 issue.

Psilocybin may be useful in treating anxiety, addiction, and depression, and in studying the neurobiology of mystical experience.
CREDIT ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHEN DOYLE

Mars Rover Finds Stronger Potential for Life

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mars Rover Finds Stronger Potential for Life By Marc Kaufman in The New York Times on December 8, 2014.

A panoramic view of the surface of Mars from the Curiosity rover. Mount Sharp can be seen in the distance. CreditNASA

The Attention Machine

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Attention Machine by Taylor Beck in The Atlantic Monthly on February 9 2015.

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning by Lisa Zyga on the Psy.org Website on February 9, 2015.

This is an artist’s concept of the metric expansion of space, where space (including hypothetical non-observable portions of the universe) is represented at each time by the circular sections. Note on the left the dramatic (more…)

100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science by Phylis Morrison on the American Scientist website on

PBS Series Explores ‘A New Wild’ Sustained, Instead of Wrecked, by People

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  PBS Series Explores ‘A New Wild’ Sustained, Instead of Wrecked, by People By Andrew C. Reckin in The New York Times on February 4, 2015.

In the PBS series “Earth A New Wild,” cubs watch as a black bear grabs a salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada.Credit Passion Planet

 

What Causes Girls to Enter Puberty Early?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  What Causes Girls to Enter Puberty Early? By Louise Greenspan and Julianna Deardorf in The New York Times on February. 5, 2015.

The Neuroscience of Lucid Dreams

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Neuroscience of Lucid Dreams By Susana Martinez-Conde on The Scientific American website on January 31, 2015.

The man who tricked Nazis and transformed medicine

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The man who tricked Nazis and transformed medicine by John Hopton for redOrbit.com on the Jewish World Review website.

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Autism Research: Week in Review

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Autism Research: Week in Review: January 25, 2015 by Dr. Rachita Narsaria, M.D. on the Autism Daily Newscast.

We Know How You Feel: Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait.

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: We Know How You Feel: Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait. By Raffi Khatchadourian in The New Yorker in the January 19, 2015 Issue.

By scanning your face, computers can decode your unspoken reaction to a movie, a political debate, even a video call with a friend. CREDIT ILLUSTRATION BY BRYAN CHRISTIE

US agencies rank 2014 as Earth’s warmest recorded year

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  US agencies rank 2014 as Earth’s warmest recorded year By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Website on January 22, 2015.

A global display of the deviations from the 20th century average temperature in 2014. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

What we remember (and forget) about positive and negative experiences

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Click Here To Read: What we remember (and forget) about positive and negative experiences: The affective responses we experience about an event influence what we later remember about that event By Elizabeth A. Kensinger on the American Psychological Association website in the Psychological Science Agenda Jorunal in October 2011 Issue, Vol. 25, No. 10.

Helix Center Winter Roundtables

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Helix Center Winter Roundtables.

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says by Carl Zimmer in The New York Times on January 15, 2015.

A dead whale in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2011. As container ships multiply, more whales are being harmed, a study said. CreditMarco De Swart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images