Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Israel May Rewrite History

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Israel May Rewrite History By JNS on the Breaking News Israel website on June 11, 2017.

Neanderthal tooth discovered at the Ein Qashish archaeological site in northern Israel. (Erella Hovers/Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away By DennisOverbye in The New York Times on June 1, 2017.

An artist’s conception shows two merging black holes similar to those detected by LIGO. Astronomers said Thursday that they had felt space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of mammoth black holes resulting in a pit of infinitely deep darkness.

Credit Aurore Simonnet/Sonoma State/Caltech/MIT/LIGO

New evidence for life-capable environments on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: New evidence for life-capable environments on Saturn’s moon Enceladus By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on June 6, 2017.

]The stripes across Enceladus’ surface are deep crevasses that are most likely a result of tidal forces on the moon from Saturn. Credit: NASA

Psychiatry Defends Its Antipsychotics

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychiatry Defends Its Antipsychotics: A Case Study of Institutional Corruption MIA Report: Lieberman says critics of the drugs “create mischief for their own nefarious purposes.” By Robert Whitaker on the Mad in America.com website on May 21, 2017.

Jupiter’s mysteries: First results from the Juno mission

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Jupiter’s mysteries: First results from the Juno mission By Ashley Strickland on the CNN website on May 25, 2017.

Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage by Jon Hamilton on the NPR website on May 21, 2017.

Cabinet-card portrait of brain-injury survivor Phineas Gage (1823–1860), shown holding the tamping iron which injured him. Wikimedia

Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago By Matthew MacEgan on the World Socialist Web Site on May 1, 2017.

Stones from Cerutti purportedly showing use-wear

End Pain Forever How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  End Pain Forever How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering by Erika Hayasaki on the Wired Website on Arpil 18, 2017.
art by Sean Freeman

Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Gene

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes by Carl Zimmer in The New York Times on APRIL 19, 2017.

An oldfield mouse. It’s not just cute: Peromyscus polionotus is monogamous, an unusual trait among mammals. CreditRod Williams/Minden Pictures

Spectrum of anti-hydrogen observed

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Click Here To Read: Spectrum of anti-hydrogen observed By Joe Mount on the World Socialist Web Site on April 13, 2017.

The ALPHA-2 apparatus at CERN. Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN

Psychoanalysis, Science, and Hermeneutics

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis, Science, and Hermeneutics: The Vicious Circles of Adversarial Discourse by Paul L. Wachtel on the European Journal of Psychoanalysis website.

The Reason The Cold is So Bad: You’re Lonely

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Reason The Cold is So Bad: You’re Lonely by Sean Rossman on the 5 by Your Side website on March 30, 2017.

Freud’s divide between psychiatry and neurology is redundant – here’s why

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Freud’s divide between psychiatry and neurology is redundant – here’s why on the Conversation Web Site on March 24, 2017.

New discovery sheds light on the deep roots of the Agricultural Revolution

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  New discovery sheds light on the deep roots of the Agricultural Revolution By Philip Guelpa on the World Socialist Web Site on March 27, 2017.

Surveyors work at Henlow at Bedfordshire

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule is Making You Sick

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Yes, Your Sleep Schedule is Making You Sick by Richard A. Friedman in The New York Times on March 10, 2017.

Is Consciousness an Illusion?: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Is Consciousness an Illusion? Review of: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett Reviewed by Thomas Nagel in The New York Review of Book in the March 9, 2017 Issue.

Soledad Aznarez/AP Images
Daniel Dennett at the Centro Cultural de la Ciencia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2016

Rebuilding African-American Genealogy

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Rebuilding African-American Genealogy By Anne Lawson on the NewsBlaze.com website on March 3, 2017.

African-American Genealogy.

Watch Live: NASA Announces Major Exoplanet Discovery

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: Watch Live: NASA Announces Major Exoplanet Discovery by Matthew Kitchen on the NBC News website on February 22. 2015.

Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works By JoAnna Klein in The New York Times on February 17, 2017.

Illustrations by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist, from the book “The Beautiful Brain.” From left: A diagram suggesting how the eyes might transmit a unified picture of the world to the brain; a purkinje neuron from the human cerebellum; and a diagram showing the flow of information through the hippocampus in the brain.

Why do we see so many different things in Rorschach ink blots?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why do we see so many different things in Rorschach ink blots? Devised as a method of psychiatric assessment over a century ago, the reason people see so many shapes and figures in the blots may finally be explained by Ian Sample on the Guardian website on February 14, 2017.

Four Rorschach inkblot tests. These tests, designed by Hermann Rorschach in 1921, are from a book published by Hans Huber of Bern, Switzerland. Photograph: Science & Society Picture Librar/Getty Images