Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Psychologists Welcome Analysis Casting Doubt on Their Work

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Psychologists Welcome Analysis Casting Doubt on Their Work By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on August 28, 2015.

Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on August 27, 2015.

Brian Nosek, right, and other members of the Reproducibility Project at the Center for Open Science. Dr. Nosek and his team led an attempt to replicate the findings of 100 social science studies. Credit Andrew Shurtleff for The New York Times

 

Your Brain, Your Disease, Your Self

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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Click Here To Read:  Your Brain, Your Disease, Your Self By Nina Strohminger and Shaun Nichols in The New York Times on August 21, 2015.

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes: New finding is first example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children by Helen Thomson on the Guardian website on Augst 21, 2015.

The team’s work is the clearest sign yet that life experience can affect the genes of subsequent generations. Photograph: Mopic/Alamy

A Deeper Look into Addyi (“Female Viagra”) and the Cause of Low Libido

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Deeper Look into Addyi (“Female Viagra”) and the Cause of Low Libido by Tiffany McLain n the Psyched in San Francisco Website on August 20, 2015.

CERN LHC Advances Sub-Atomic Physics Symmetry 50-years in One Go

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: CERN LHC Advances Sub-Atomic Physics Symmetry 50-years in One Go By John McCormick on the Blaze News website on August 18, 2015.

Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table by Oliver Sacks in The New York Times on July 24, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Oliver Sacks: Sabbath by Oliver Sacks in The New York Times on August 14, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying by Ranjana Srivastava on the Guardian website on July 25, 2015.

Click Here to Read: ‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks, Reviewed By Andrew Solomon in The New York Times on May 11, 2015. (more…)

China’s Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: China’s Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think: A new study finds that air pollution kills 4,000 people per day in China by James Fallows in the Atlantic Monthly on August 14, 2015,

A smoggy day in Wujiaqu Reuters

Parkinson’s May Spread From Gut to Brain via Vagus Nerve

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Parkinson’s May Spread From Gut to Brain via Vagus Nerve by Megan Brooks on the MedScape Multispecialty website on August 06, 2015.

University of Haifa study shows how emotions affect learning and memory in the brain

Friday, August 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: University of Haifa study shows how emotions affect learning and memory in the brain By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich in The Jerusalem Post on August 6, 2015.

An image of the human brain. (photo credit: REUTERS)

What Emotions Are (and Aren’t)

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What Emotions Are (and Aren’t) by Lisa Feldman Barrett in The New York Times on July 31, 2015.

Here’s What Caused Megafauna Like the Mammoths to Go Extinct

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Here’s What Caused Megafauna Like the Mammoths to Go Extinct By Darren Ankrom on the Vice News Website on July 27, 2015.

NASA Says Data Reveals an Earth-Like Planet, Kepler 452b

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  NASA Says Data Reveals an Earth-Like Planet, Kepler 452b By Dennis Overbye in The New York Times on July 23, 2015.

An artist’s concept of Kepler 452b orbiting its star, 1,400 light-years from Earth. The planet’s size puts it right on the edge between being rocky like Earth and a gas ball like Neptune. Credit T. Pyle/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds by Maggie Fox on NBC News website on the July 22, 2015.

Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men by Nicole Blazek on the Psychiatry Advisor website on July 21, 2015.

Trillion-dollar platinum asteroid passes Earth. See it here

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: Trillion-dollar platinum asteroid passes Earth. See it here by Scott Sutherland on the Weather Channel Website on July 20, 2015.

Pluto: Love at First Sight

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Pluto: Love at First Sight By Jason Drakeford, Robin Lindsay and Andrew Blackwell in The New York Times on July 17, 2015.

New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 15, 2015.

This photo was taken on 13 July 2015 when the spacecraft was 768,000 kilometers from Pluto’s surface. The heart shape is likely the result of geological activity in Pluto’s history. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

‘Stop Almost All Psychiatric Meds to Prevent Harm,’ Expert Says

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: ‘Stop Almost All Psychiatric Meds to Prevent Harm,’ Expert Says by Liam Davenport on the MedScape on June 01, 2015.

How a Transparent Fish May Help Decode the Brain

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How a Transparent Fish May Help Decode the Brain: An outspoken Harvard neuroscientist is tackling the wondrous challenge of understanding the workings of the brain by Ariel Sabar on the  Smithsonian.com website on July 8, 2015.

For the first time, Florian Engert and his team mapped every firing neuron in a living animal. (Richard Schultz)