Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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

Steve Quartz: the neuroscientist who studies what’s ‘cool’ and why

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Steve Quartz: the neuroscientist who studies what’s ‘cool’ and why: We think of cool as ephemeral, a moving target. But a California neuroscientist and author of a new book on ‘neuromarketing’ says he’s got it down to a science by Paul Oswell on the Guardian Website on May 2, 2015.

For a time, Zooey Deschanel was the very definition of cool. A neuroscientist says he can show exactly how our brains react to that status.   Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images

Astronomers Found a Gas Giant Orbiting Surprisingly Close to a Tiny Star

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Astronomers Found a Gas Giant Orbiting Surprisingly Close to a Tiny Star bu Kiona Smith-Strickland on the Gizmodo website on May 2, 2015.

Faster, Stronger and Cheaper

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Faster, Stronger and Cheaper BY Jonah M. Kessel and Taige Jensen on the New York Times Website on April 24, 2015.

Hubble Reflects the Cosmos

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Hubble Reflects the Cosmos  by Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Corum and Jason Drakeford on the New York Times Website on April 24, 2015.

The Catastrophe: Spalding Gray’s brain injury

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Catastrophe: Spalding Gray’s brain injury by Oliver Sacks in The New Yorker in the April 27, 2015 Issue.

What role did the car crash and the damage to his frontal lobes play in his decline? CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY NOAH GREENBERG.

A Drug Trial’s Frayed Promise

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Drug Trial’s Frayed Promise By Katie Thomas in The New York Times on April 17, 2015.

Carl Elliott, a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota, filed a complaint with the Food and Drug Administration about the university’s research practices in the Seroquel XR study. CreditJenn Ackerman for The New York Times

Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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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.

Ferdinand Schmutzer/Austrian National Library/Anzenberger/Redux  Albert Einstein, Vienna, 1921

Scientists Probe Puppy Love

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Listen To:  Scientists Probe Puppy Love by Geogg Brumfield on the NPR Radio website on April 16, 2015.

A direct, friendly gaze seems to help cement the bond of affection between people and their pooches.

 

Evidence found that supports current existence of liquid water on Mars

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Evidence found that supports current existence of liquid water on Mars on the AOL Website on Apr 14th 2015.

A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click here to Read:  A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps Interview of Carl Sagan by Charlie Rose on the Upworthy website. The interview clip originally aired on “Charlie Rose” on May 27, 1996.

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click here to Read: Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton By Charles Q. Choi on the Fox News website on April 13, 2015.

File photo – Hyperrealistic face of a neanderthal male is displayed in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the northern Croatian town of Krapina Feb. 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Nikola Solic)

Another step for mankind

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Another step for mankind: Israeli scientists advance theory on moon’s origin: Researchers from Technion, University of Bordeaux believe moon was formed after collision between Earth and object of very similar composition by the Times of Israel Staff in the Times of Israel on April 11, 2015

Science and Culture: Using fiction to make the case for basic research

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Science and Culture: Using fiction to make the case for basic research, Review of Jellyfish Have Eyes by Joran by Joel Shurkin in the PNAS Journal, vol. 112 no. 14.

CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Click Here To Read: CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on April 8, 2015.

An event display of the Higgs boson decaying into two photons. Credit: CMS/CERN

Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil by Daniel Zalewski in The New Yorker in March 30, 2015.

A virus essentially obliterated Lonni Sue Johnson’s hippocampus, and she can no longer recall what happened five minutes earlier. Her life has become an endless series of jump cuts.CREDITPHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILLIP TOLEDANO

NASA video shows the dark side of the moon

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  INCREDIBLE: NASA video shows the dark side of the moon by Elivokim Cohen on the Jews News Website on February 10, 2015.

How people use “common knowledge” to coordinate their actions

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How people use “common knowledge” to coordinate their actions on the Medical Xpress Website on March 23, 2015.

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Separating Fact from Fiction in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism: A Scientific Review of the Evidence by James D. Herbert, Ph.D., Ian R. Sharp, Ph.D., and Brandon A. Gaudiano, Ph.D. on the Quackwatch website.