Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Scientists Discover A New Link Between The Brain And The Immune System

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Scientists Discover A New Link Between The Brain And The Immune System by Levi Gadye on the IO9 website on June 12, 2015.

Peering Into a Black Hole

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Click  Here to Read: Peering Into a Black Hole by Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Corum and Jason Drakeford in The New York Times on June 8, 2015.

New hominin discovery suggests multiple human ancestors lived side-by-side

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New hominin discovery suggests multiple human ancestors lived side-by-side By Matthew MacEgan on the World Socialist Web Site on June 3, 2015.

The upper and lower jaw of Australopithecus deyiremeda: photo courtesy of Laura Dempsey.

Aussie student proves existence of plasma tubes floating above Earth

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Aussie student proves existence of plasma tubes floating above Earth on the News.com.au website on June 02, 2015.

Astronomers make real-time, 3D movies of plasma tubes drifting overhead: CAASTRO

Missing link found between brain, immune system — with major disease implications

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Missing link found between brain, immune system — with major disease implications Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis on the Eureka Alert website on June 1, 2015.

MAGE: MAPS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: OLD (LEFT) AND UPDATED TO REFLECT UVA’S DISCOVERY

Researchers find “lost” memories

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Researchers find “lost” memories in Neuroscience May 29, 2015.
Engram cells retain memory under retrograde amnesia. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT

Stardust

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Stardust by Freeman Dyson on the New York Review of Books Website on May 27, 2015.

New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution By Philip Guelpa on the World Socialist Website on May 26, 2015.

The Huxley File

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Huxley File Created by Charles Blinderman and David Joyce on the Clark University website.

Our dogs can read our minds

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding: Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do Michael C. Corbalis on the Salon Website on May 23, 2015.

(Credit: ANNA TITOVA via Shutterstock)

A New Solution: The Climate Club

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A New Solution: The Climate Club, Review of Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman, Reviewed by William D. Nordhaus in The New York Review of Books June 4, 2015 Issue.

John Palmer, the resident doctor onboard the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, watching two icebergs about to collide in the Ross Sea off Franklin Island, Antarctica, December 2006; photograph by Camille Seaman from her book Melting Away: A Ten-Year Journey Through Our Endangered Polar Regions, just published by Princeton Architectural Press

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans by Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker on May 12, 2015.

PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA EO/REX/FEATURES VIA AP

‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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

Click Here to Read: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks on the Freud Quotes blog.

Click Here to Listen to:  Strangers in the Mirror Podcast with Oliver Sacks on the Radio Lab website on June 15, 2010.

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It Is, in Fact, Rocket Science

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: It Is, in Fact, Rocket Science By LeonardD Mlodinow in The New York Times on May 15, 2015.

Chronic depression may increase stroke risk

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Study: Chronic depression may increase stroke risk by Sandee LaMotte on the CNN website on May 14, 2015<

Anxious Parents Can Transmit Anxiety to Children, Twin Study Shows

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Anxious Parents Can Transmit Anxiety to Children, Twin Study Shows in the Psychiatric News on April 27, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Abstract of:  The Intergenerational Transmission of Anxiety: A Children-of-Twins Study by Thalia C. Eley, Ph.D.; Tom A. McAdams, Ph.D.; Fruhling V. Rijsdijk, Ph.D.; Paul Lichtenstein, Ph.D.; Jurgita Narusyte, Ph.D.; David Reiss, M.D.; Erica L. Spotts, Ph.D.; Jody M. Ganiban, Ph.D.; Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Ph.D.
Received: July 02, 2014, Accepted: January 13, 2015 on the American Journal of Psychiatry website.

The Cambridge Companion to Einstein

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Review of: The Cambridge Companion to Einstein by Michel Janssen and Christoph Lehner (eds.), Reviewed by Amit Hagar on the University of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews website.

Click Here to Read:  Einstein in Theory: The scientist as public intellectual by Gertrude Himmelfarb on the Weekly Standard website on May 11, 2015.

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Einstein in Theory: The scientist as public intellectual

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Einstein in Theory: The scientist as public intellectual by Gertrude Himmelfarb on the Weekly Standard website on May 11, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher Review of Einstein: His Space and Times by Steven Gimbel, Reviewed by Freeman Dyson on the New York Review of Books Website in the May 7, 2015 Issue. (more…)

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish: Research has revealed that so-called neurobabble is surprisingly convincing – here’s a quick guide to harnessing its persuasive powers by Jules Montague on the Guardian Website on May 5, 2015.

‘Hey! Neuroplasticity made me change my mind.’ Photograph: Rex Features

Making Sense of the Chemistry That Led to Life on Earth

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Making Sense of the Chemistry That Led to Life on Earth By Nicholas Wade in The New York Times on May 4, 2015