Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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)

There’s a single nerve that connects all of your vital organs — and it might just be the future of medicine

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  There’s a single nerve that connects all of your vital organs — and it might just be the future of medicine by Gaia Vince on the Mosaic on June 1, 2015,

New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 8, 2015.

Artist’s conception of the New Horizons spacecraft as it encounters Pluto.

The Science Times

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Science Times in The New York Times on July 7, 2015.

Giant earthquakes are shaking Greenland — and scientists just figured out the disturbing reason why

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  Giant earthquakes are shaking Greenland — and scientists just figured out the disturbing reason why By Chris Mooney in the Washington Post on June 25, 2015.

The surface of Helheim Glacier is incredibly rough and large. (Credit: Nick Selmes, Swansea University)

Tell It About Your Mother

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Tell It About Your Mother: Can brain-scanning help save Freudian psychoanalysis? By Casey Schwartz in The New York Times on June 24, 2015.

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think. By Peter Andrew Smith in The New York Times on June 23, 2015.

What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on June 22, 2015.

Artist depiction of Messenger in orbit around Mercury. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/CIW

What It’s Like as a ‘Girl’ in the Lab

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  What It’s Like as a ‘Girl’ in the Lab By Sarah Clatterbuck Soper in The New York Times on June 18, 2015.

Credit Rebekka Dunlap

Traces of Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos Are Spied

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Traces of Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos Are Spied By Dennis Overbye in The New York Times on June 17, 2015.

An artist’s impression of the distant galaxy CR7. Scientists say light from the galaxy has been traveling to us for 12.9 billion years.

M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory

The Brain Reacts to Psychotherapy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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“The human brain responds to depression. Patients typically show hyperactivity particularly in the amygdala,the striatum and other limbic regions,” Svenja Taubner (Department of Psychology) explains. Together with colleagues from the universities of Lübeck, Innsbruck, Heidelberg, Ulm, Bremen, Bochum and Delmenhorst,Taubner has been working on a study that investigates the changes that take place in brain functioning. She elaborates further: “Using (more…)

Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory on the Medical Xpress website on June 11, 2015.

A Jellyfish That Quickly Puts Itself Back Together

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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Click Here To Read and View: A Jellyfish That Quickly Puts Itself Back Together By Sindya N. Bhanoo in The New York Times in June 15, 2015.

A moon jellyfish. As juveniles, the species can realign itself to symmetry when it loses a tentacle.CreditJeffery DelViscio/The New York Times

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