Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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

Sebastian Seung’s Quest to Map the Human Brain

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Sebastian Seung’s Quest to Map the Human Brain by Gareth Cook in The New York Times on January 8, 2015.

Several distinct neurons in a mouse retina that have been mapped by volunteers playing a game developed by Sebastian Seung.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DANNY JONES. ORIGINAL IMAGES FROM EYEWIRE.

To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy? By Richard A.  Friedman, M.D. in The New York Times on January 8, 2015.

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?: New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life by Jenny Chen on The Atlantic website on January 5, 2015.

Teen girls have different brains: Gender, neuroscience and the truth about adolescence

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Teen girls have different brains: Gender, neuroscience and the truth about adolescence. It’s indisputably true that in adolescence there are real differences in some brain functions with males, females Dr. Frances E. Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt on the Salon website on January 3, 2015.

Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in “Heathers” (Credit: New World Pictures)

Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It’s Time To Die

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It’s Time To Die by Robert Krulwich on the NPR website on January 22, 2013.

I Want To Live: The memoir of Izrail Agol

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  I Want To Live: The memoir of Izrail Agol By Clara Weiss on the World Socialist Web Site on December 17, 2014.

The Next Big Climate Question: Will India Follow China?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Next Big Climate Question: Will India Follow China? By Michael Greenstone in The New York Times on December 2, 2014.

Smog hangs in the air over a dump in New Delhi. India has a serious air pollution problem that it is finally starting to confront.
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