Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Is Psychiatry a Science?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Is Psychiatry a Science? By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on the Wold of Psychology website on

Is psychology a “real” science? Does it really matter?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Is psychology a “real” science? Does it really matter? By Ashutosh Jogalekar  on the Scientific American Blogs website on  August 13, 2013.

Most people would place Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s work in psychology within the realm of “science” (Image: Quicklet)

Dear New York Times: Cancer And Autism Are Not Parallels

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Dear New York Times: Cancer And Autism Are Not Parallels by Emily Willingham on the Forbes Magazine website on  August 11, 2013.

BRCA Jewish’ Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   BRCA ‘Jewish’ Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost One Woman’s Survival Fight Doomed by Lack of Testing by Karen Iris Tucker in The Jewish Daily Forward on  August 13, 2013.

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At Supreme Court: Lisa Schlager and daughter Rachel protest Myriad Genetics’ claim to a patent on the BRCA gene, which they say raised the cost of testing.

 

A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox By Dennis  Overbye in The New York Times on August 12, 2013.

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Amazing Images From Neuroscience’s “Hubble Deep Field’

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Amazing Images From Neuroscience’s “Hubble Deep Field” By Neuroskeptic on the Discover  website on August 11, 2013.

Bursting the Neuro-Utopian Bubble

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Bursting the Neuro-Utopian Bubble By Benjamin Y. Fong in The New York Times on August 11, 2013.

Key signal that guides brain development found

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Key signal that guides brain development found on the Business Standard website on August 8, 2013.

Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism  on the Why Don’t You Try This Website on August 5, 2013.

Blue Light Linked With Depressive Symptoms In Hamsters, Study Suggest

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Blue Light Linked With Depressive Symptoms In Hamsters, Study Suggests on the Huffington Post website on August 07, 2013.

Science Is Not Your Enemy

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Science Is Not Your Enemy: An impassioned plea to neglected novelists, embattled professors, and tenure-less historians by Steven Pinker in The New Republic on August 16, 2013.

Depressed Fish Could Help in the Search for New Drug Treatments

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Depressed Fish Could Help in the Search for New Drug Treatments  — Antidepressant normalises the behaviour of zebrafish with a defective stress hormone receptor on the Science Daily website on   August 5, 2013.

One year of the Mars rover Curiosity

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

mars-CuriosityPortraitClick Here to Read:  One year of the Mars rover Curiosity By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on  August 6, 2013.

Click Here to View: Mars Curiosity Rover Tracker.


Neuroscience in Fiction: The Princess Bride

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscience in Fiction: The Princess Bride By Susana Martinez-Conde in the Scientific American on August 3, 2013.

Scientists give mice false memories

Friday, July 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Scientists give mice false memories By Elizabeth Landau on the CNN website on July 25, 2013.

Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read and View:  Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports By Nina Chestney, Reuters, on the Huffington Post website on July 24, 2013.

Warmer winters in northern latitudes could meanfewer days for outdoor hockey. An online project called RinkWatch aims to collect data on the condition of outdoor winter ice rinks in Canada and the northern U.S. and educate people on the impacts of climate change.

10 theories that explain why we dream

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  10 theories that explain why we dream on io9.com website.

World’s Largest Functional Brain Model Built Using MapleSim

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   World’s Largest Functional Brain Model Built Using MapleSim by Tina George on the MCADCafe website.

New theory makes vision transparent

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  New theory makes vision transparent on the Medical Express website on July 24, 2013.

Mouseunculus: How The Brain Draws A Little You

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

mousebannerlong01Click Here to Read:  Mouseunculus: How The Brain Draws A Little You by Carl Zimmer on the National Geographic website on July 24, 2013,

The shape of a mouse’s body as represented in its brain. The pink and brown blobs are its whiskers. Image from Zembrzycki et al. Nature Neuroscience, August 2013, doi:10.1038/nn.3454