Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Neuroimaging distinction between neurological and psychiatric disorders

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Neuroimaging

Click Here to Read:  Neuroimaging distinction between neurological and psychiatric disorders by  Nicolas A. Crossley, Jessica Scott, Ian Ellison-Wright, Andrea Mechelli  in 

Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

History-of-science

Click Here to Read: Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science. Fifty years ago, a book by Thomas Kuhn altered the way we look at the philosophy behind science, as well as introducing the much abused phrase ‘paradigm shift’ by John Naughton on The Guardian website on august 19, 2012.

Illustration: Scott Garrett

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain by Ian Sample on the Guardian Website on august 12, 2014.

Iranian-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who has become the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. Photograph: Stanford University

Without Albert Einstein, We’d All Be Lost

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Without Albert Einstein, We’d All Be Lost: Do you like your GPS? Thank his general theory of relativity, an astonishing feat of the human mind By Robert Dijkgraafin the Wall Street Journal on November 5, 2015.

Albert Einstein in an undated photo. PHOTO:UPPA/PHOTOSHOT/ZUMA PRESS

 

Replication Problems in Psychology: Crisis, Tempest in a Teapot, or Opportunity?

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Replication Problems in Psychology: Crisis, Tempest in a Teapot, or Opportunity? Jeremy Safran on the Public Seminar website on October 30, 2015.

Milgram’s original “shock box” displayed at the Ontario Science Centre. © Isabelle Adam | Flick

Paul Giamatti Uncovers the Impending Cyborg Revolution

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

ClicGiamattik Here to Read: Paul Giamatti Uncovers the Impending Cyborg Revolution Watch Paul Giamatti on his experience exploring the scientific advancements that are joining human and machine on his episode of Breakthrough on National Geographic Channel on October 29. 2015.

Happy New Year! Stanford May Have Just Cured Alzheimer’s

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Happy New Year! Stanford May Have Just Cured Alzheimer’s by Rod D. Martin on the RodMartin.org website on January 1, 2015.

Pets: Wild at Heart

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Pets

Click Here to View:  PETS Wild at Heart | Episode 2 – Preview on the Thirteen.org website.

In a program packed with incredible filming techniques, from photography that makes smells visible, to moving X-rays, ultra slow-motion, and ultraviolet vision, discover how our pets experience the world through their astonishing senses and hidden channels of communication.

Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove ‘Spooky’ Interactions

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Quantum

Click Here to Read: Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove ‘Spooky’ Interactions By John Markoff in The New York Times on October 21, 2015.

A lab setup used in a test that supported the most fundamental claims of the theory of quantum mechanics at Delft University of Technology. CreditFrank Auperle/Delft University of Technology

Scientists Hope to Learn How Pompeians Lived, Before the Big Day

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Pompeii

Click Here to Read: Scientists Hope to Learn How Pompeians Lived, Before the Big Day By Eliabetta Povoledo in The New York Times on October. 5, 2015.

Casts of the victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in site of Pompeii, Italy. Scientists are scanning the casts to learn what the contents can reveal about daily life before the eruption.CreditGianni Cipriano for The New York Times

New Psychiatric DNA Testing Is Unproven Ground

Monday, October 5th, 2015

DNATesting

Click Here to Read: New Psychiatric DNA Testing Is Unproven Ground by Susan Donaldson James on the NBC News website on October 4 2015.

The bridge between art and science

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The bridge between art and science by Juliana Kenny on the Bouin News website on October 1, 2015.

Christopher Moore, owner of Troubetzkoy Paintings, looks at a replica of Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’. Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant/MCT via Getty Images

Click Here to Read:  The New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel in The New York Times on September 6, 2013. (more…)

Evidence found of ‘flowing liquid water’ on Mars: NASA

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Evidence found of ‘flowing liquid water’ on Mars: NASA by Robert Ferris on the CNN website on September 28, 2015.

Cori Bargmann Puts Her Mind to How the Brain Works

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Cori Bargmann Puts Her Mind to How the Brain Works in The New York Times on September 21, 2015.

Cori Bargmann, co-leader of the advisory commission for the Brain Initiative.CreditHilary Swift/The New York Times

Two great stories about the many hidden companies collecting health data

Friday, September 25th, 2015

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Click Here to View:  Online Medical Searches May Be Sold to the Highest Bidder with Dr. Richard Besser on the A Breaking News website on September 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read: The Pitfalls of Health-Care Companies’ Addiction to Big Data: Electronic health records are easier to share, and that could be a problem by Jordan Robertson on the Bloomberg Business website on September 23, 2015.

 

What is the hedgehog’s dilemma?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What is the hedgehog’s dilemma? This concept is said to be a metaphor for human intimacy, but is there any truth behind it? By Laura Moss on the Mother Nature Network on  September 18, 2015.

If these cute little hedgehogs get too close, would they really hurt each other? (Photo: Best dog photo/Shutterstock)

 

Review: ‘In the Mind Fields’ by Casey Schwartz

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Review: ‘In the Mind Fields’ by Casey Schwartz in the Chicago Tribune on September 10, 2015.

Casey Schwartz’s “In the Mind Fields” tracks the marriage of psychoanalysis and neurology and the figures, such as Mark Solms, who made the match.

(Ikon Images / Getty)

Homo Naledi, New Species in Human Lineage, Is Found in South African Cave

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: Homo Naledi, New Species in Human Lineage, Is Found in South African Cave by John Noble Wilford in The New York Times on Septmeber 10, 2015.

Bradley Voytek on Oliver Sack’s Soft Thinking

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Bradley Voytek on Oliver Sack’s Soft Thinking  by Sarah Zhang on the Wired website on September 1, 2015.

Cannabis Use May Influence Brain Maturation In Young Males

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Cannabis Use May Influence Brain Maturation In Young Males By News Staff on the Science 2.0 website on  September 1, 2015.