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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

The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017


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The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times on February 2, 2017.

A PET scan of a brain during normal sleep. Two scientists say sleep may help the brain prune back unneeded synapses.
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Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns: Early differences in brain connectivity predict later symptoms, a new study suggests in the Huffington Post on February 3, 2017.

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Communicating climate change: a psychoanalysis

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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What is the psychology behind climate change denial? Can it be overcome? And what communication tips can scientists take from political campaigns? Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Max Sanderson on the Guardian website on January 19, 2017.

Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Association of “WeekendWarrior” and Other Leisure Time Physical Activity Patterns With Risks for All-Cause, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer Mortality

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Association of “WeekendWarrior” and Other Leisure Time Physical Activity Patterns With Risks for All-Cause, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer Mortality by Gary O’Donovan, PhD; I-Min Lee, ScD; Mark Hamer, PhD; Emmanuel Stamatakis, PhD in JAMA Internal Medicine Published on January 9, 2017.

Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere: You can’t understand what Trump’s doing to America without understanding the “Carbon Bubble” Alex Steffen on the Medium.com website on December 15, 2016.

High-carbon industries have no future (credit: Pixabay)

What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to Be More Widely Known?

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: 2017 : What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to Be More Widely Known? by 206 Contributors on the Edge website.

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

erichellerstransportxiiiClick Here to Read: The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics by Steven Weinberg in The New York Review of Books on January 19, 2017 Issue.

The physicist Eric J. Heller’s Transport XIII (2003), inspired by electron flow experiments conducted at Harvard. According to Heller, the image ‘shows two kinds of chaos: a random quantum wave on the surface of a sphere, and chaotic classical electron paths in a semiconductor launched over a range of angles from a particular point. Even though one is quantum mechanical and the other classical, they are related: the chaotic classical paths cause random quantum waves to appear when the classical system is solved quantum mechanically.’

Why Vera Rubin Deserved a Nobel

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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Click  Here to Read: Why Vera Rubin Deserved a Nobel By Lisa Randall in The New YorK Times on January 4, 2017.

1 in 6 Americans Are Now on Psychiatric Medication

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

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Click Here to Read: 1 in 6 Americans Are Now on Psychiatric Medication by By Dr. Mercola on the Mercola.com website on December 29, 2016.

The Power of Concentration

Monday, December 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Power of Concentration By Maria Konnikova in The New York Times on December 15, 2012.

A drawing of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from 1891 in The Strand Magazine.CreditTime Life Pictures/Mansell via Getty Images

Depression is All in Your Head — And Now Doctors Know Exactly

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Depression is All in Your Head — And Now Doctors Know Exactly Where Second Nexus Staff on the Second Nexis website on December 15, 2016.

The approximate location of the orbitofrontal cortex. (Credit: Source.)

Octopuses and the Puzzle of Aging

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Octopuses and the Puzzle of Aging By Peter Godfrey-Smith in The New York Times on December 2, 2016.

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Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It. By Tatiana Schlossberg in The New York Times on December 5, 2016.

Earth Parade 2015 in Tokyo, which was held to call attention to the fight against climate change.

Credit: Franck Robichon/European Pressphoto Agency

How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay By Gretchen Reynolds in The New YorK Times on November 16, 2016.

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Record-low sea ice as Arctic temperatures soar

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Record-low sea ice as Arctic temperatures soar By Daniel de Vries on nthe World Socialist Web Site on November 22, 2016.

Sea ice extent this year compared to long term average

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back on the Science Alert website on
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How sex rules our dreams: Gritty, emotional, smelly and dirty: new evidence supports Freud’s long-debunked theory that sex fuels our dreams

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How sex rules our dreams: Gritty, emotional, smelly and dirty: new evidence supports Freud’s long-debunked theory that sex fuels our dreams by Patrick McNamara on the aeons website.

How the First Farmers Changed History

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How the First Farmers Changed History By Carl Zimmer in The New York Times on October 17, 2016.

A fossilized skeleton of a human who was buried beneath a floor in a family home in Ain Ghazal, a 10,000-year-old farming village in Jordan.

CreditC. Blair/The Ain Ghazal Archaeological Project

There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Neuroscience

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Neuroscience By John C. Markowitz in The New York Times on October 14, 2016.

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