Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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.

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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.

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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

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

Click Here to Read and Listen To:    Communicating climate change: a psychoanalysis – Science Weekly podcast
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.