Archive for the 'Science News' Category

How Babies See The World Differently From Adults May Surprise You

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Babies See The World Differently From Adults May Surprise You: Infants see subtle nuances that we can’t February February 9, 2016.

Psychology by numbers: a brief history of personality tests

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Psychology by numbers: a brief history of personality tests on the Conversation Website on February 4, 2016/

How Oliver Sacks put a human face on the science of the mind

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Oliver Sacks put a human face on the science of the mind: The world’s most famous neurologist believed that every patient had a story worth hearing. Norman Doidge explores the legacy of Oliver Sacks, whose work and life remind us that humanity belongs at the heart of medicine by Norman Doidge in the in The Globe and Mail on February 5, 2016.

China releases incredible images of the moon’s surface

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: China releases incredible images of the moon’s surface on the Fox News Science website on
February 02, 2016.

China’s Yutu moon rover (Chinese Academy of Sciences/China National Space Administration /The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration/Emily Lakdawalla)

Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective by Geert J. de Vries* and Nancy G. Forger on the Biology of Sex Differences/ The Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine website.

New Plan to Treat Schizophrenia Is Worth Added Cost, Study Says

Monday, February 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  New Plan to Treat Schizophrenia Is Worth Added Cost, Study Says By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on February 1, 2016.

A brain scan of a patient with schizophrenia. CreditTim Beddow/Science Source

How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories; Research shows that people tend to prefer linear narratives, but can also be engaged by just the right amount of disruption by max Green in The Atlantic Monthoy on January 27, 2016.

A still from Citizen Kane, one of the most popular films of its time to experiment with nonlinear story structureMercury Productions / RKO Radio Productions / Turner Entertainment Company

 

Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia’s Cause

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia’s Cause By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on January 27, 2016.

An image from a fluorescent microscope showing C4 proteins, in green, located at the synapses in a culture of human neurons. CreditHeather de Rivera/McCarroll Lab/Harvard, via Associated Press

Study 329: By the Standards of the Time

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Study 329: By the Standards of the Time by Johanna Ryan on Dr. David Healy’website on October, 7, 2015.

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of consciousness in concrete mathematical terms for the first time on the Physics ArXiv Blog on January 15, 2014.

Is Fish Oil Helpful or Harmful?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Click Here to View: Is Fish Oil Helpful or Harmful? By Frontline in The New York Times on January 19, 2016.

Scientists Discovered Neural Networks Linked to Intelligence

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Scientists Discovered Neural Networks Linked to Intelligence on Spirit Science.net website on January 19, 2016.

New research reveals effects of the Agricultural Revolution on human evolution

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: New research reveals effects of the Agricultural Revolution on human evolution By Philip Guelpa on the World Socialist on January 15, 2016.

China’s dark matter probe begins operation

Friday, January 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: China’s dark matter probe begins operation by Stuart Clark in the Guardian website on December 28, 2015.

The Dark Matter Particle Explorer satellite lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China, on 17 December. Photograph: Jin Liwang/Xinhua/Corbis

The Chilling Regularity of Mass Extinctions

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Chilling Regularity of Mass Extinctions: Scientists say new evidence supports a 26-million-year cycle linking comet showers and global die-offs by Adrienne LaFrance in the Atlantic on Novmber 3, 2015.

‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Is Not How Our Brains Work

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Is Not How Our Brains Work by Joseph LeDoux in The New York Times on December 18, 2015.

Casey Schwartz’s ‘In the Mind Fields’ Considers the Brain, on the Couch and in the Lab

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Review: Casey Schwartz’s ‘In the Mind Fields’ Considers the Brain, on the Couch and in the Lab
Books of The Times By Jennifer Senior in The New York Times on December 16, 2015.

Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times

When Phrenology Was Used in Court

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: When Phrenology Was Used in Court: Lessons in neuroscience from the 1834 trial of a 9-year-old By Geoffrey S. Holtzman on the Slate Website on December 16, 2015.

In the 1830s, phrenology was just beginning to garner the veneer of legitimacy.

Image by Slate, illustration via Library of Congress

The brains of men and women aren’t really that different, study finds

Friday, December 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The brains of men and women aren’t really that different, study finds By Kate Wheeling on the Science website on November 30, 2015.

HIGHWAYSTARZ/ISTOCKPHOTO Researchers have identified several structural differences between the brains of men and women, but it’s impossible to tell the sex of an individual based solely on MRI images of the brain like the one above

This Is the Space Weather New Horizons Had to Fly Through to Get To Pluto—And It’s Very Strange

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: This Is the Space Weather New Horizons Had to Fly Through to Get To Pluto—And It’s Very Strange by Ria Misra on the Gizmodo website on December 8, 2015.