Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Animal phobias often unwarranted fears

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Animal phobias often unwarranted fears: Charlotte’s Web Spinning tails by Charlottte A. Corbeil on the Viera Voice website on January 31, 2018.

Photo: Darius Baužys

France Is Great, But Their Kids Have ADHD Too

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  In reply to a bizarre post on psychiatry and parents David Rettew M.D. David Rettew M.D.on his ABCs of Child Psychiatry on the Psychology Today blogs on October 15, 2016.

Photo: Weaver J (2013) Sesame Street Provides Lessons about Natural Brain Development in Children. PLoS Biol 11(1): e1001463. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001463;

The Tragic Myth about ADHD

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Click Here to Read: The Tragic Myth about ADHD By Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D. on his Psychoanalysis Now blog on Psych Central website.

by Psyc3330 w11. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The U.S. Is About to Get Real Cold Again. Blame It on Global Warming

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Click Here to Read and View:   The U.S. Is About to Get Real Cold Again. Blame It on Global Warming By Jim Efstathiou Jr on the Bloomberg website on January 26, 2018.

Click Here to Read: Humans to blame for global warming, massive federal government report says by Doyle Rice in USA TODAY on November 3, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  What the Climate Report Says About the Impact of Global Warming By Henry Fountain and Brad Plumer in The New York Times on November. 3, 2017.

The Figure at right was prepared by Robert A. Rohde from publicly available data, and is incorporated into the Global Warming Art project. (more…)

Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout: Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster reveals the unpredictability of evolution by Brittney Borowiec, Environmental Physiology, McMaster University on the Massive website on January 15, 2018.

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 2011 Bkv7601 Public Domain Wikimedia Commons.

Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer written by William Buckner on the Quillette website on December 16, 2017.

Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity: Celestial orbital dance conforms with physicists’ expectations for ultradense objects BY Emily Conover on the Science News website of January 12, 2018.

Simulated view of a black hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The ratio between the black hole Schwarzschild radius and the observer distance to it is 1:9. Of note is the gravitational lensing effect known as an Einstein ring, which produces a set of two fairly bright and large but highly distorted images of the Cloud as compared to its actual angular size. Alain r . Public Domain via Widimedia Commons

Hebrew University’s Einstein archives set for Asian exhibits

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Hebrew University’s Einstein archives set for Asian exhibits: Artifacts to go on display include handwritten pages from the theory of relativity, letters to lovers and even a vinyl record collection By AFP on the Timew of Israel Website on January 11, 2018.

Albert Einstein, during a lecture in Vienna in 1921. (Wikipedia/public domain)

 Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder: Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away By Nadia Drake Jamuary 10, 2018.

Alain R. Public Domain ca Wikimedia Commons

What exactly is a coma and what happens to you when you’re in one?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  What exactly is a coma and what happens to you when you’re in one? on the Brain Charm website on November 30, 2017.

Coma Position.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Do Blind People See in Their Dreams?

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Do Blind People See in Their Dreams?   A recent paper looks at visual activity in blind subjects’ dreams
by Michelle Carr Ph.D. on her Dream Factory blog on the Psychology Today blogs on December 28, 2017.

Helen Keller.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Does the Brain Need Dreaming to Unlearn?

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Does the Brain Need Dreaming to Unlearn? An offline ‘dreaming’ phase enhances learning in an artificial neural netwok by Michelle Carr Ph.D. on her Dream Factory blog on the Psychology Today blogs on December 29, 2017.

LobesCapts by Sebastian023 Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine: People understand different things by this term, and the arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines, either By Aaron E. Carroll on the NBC website on December 27, 2017.

Increases in Depressive Symptoms, Suicide-Related Outcomes, and Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents After 2010 and Links to Increased New Media Screen Time

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Increases in Depressive Symptoms, Suicide-Related Outcomes, and Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents After 2010 and Links to Increased New Media Screen Time by Jean M. Twenge, Thomas E. Joiner, Megan L. Rogers, Gabrielle N. Martin in Clinical Psychological Science on November 14, 2017.

Intel Free Press.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient human ancestor ‘Little Foot’ makes public debut

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ancient human ancestor ‘Little Foot’ makes public debut By David McKenzie on the CNN website on December 6, 2017.

Little Foot skull (StW 573) April 2015 Wits University. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Our personalities are shaped by the climate we grew up in, new study says

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Our personalities are shaped by the climate we grew up in, new study says By Angela Fritz in the Washington Post on November 27, 2017.

FOTO:Fortepan — ID 20453: Nuvola filesystems folder home.svgInkscape.svgInformation icon.svg Adományozó/Donor : Urbán Tamás. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

A Discovery Without Hope

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Discovery Without Hope by Yolanda Reid Chassiakos on the Huffington Post website on December 4, 2017,

Primo Levi on the Spiritual Value of Science and How Space Exploration Brings Humanity Closer Together

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Primo Levi on the Spiritual Value of Science and How Space Exploration Brings Humanity Closer Together by Maria Popova on the Brain Picking website.

7 Surprises That Climate Change Will Throw Us

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  7 Surprises That Climate Change Will Throw Us Posted by Victor Gomes on the Nautilus website on November 28, 2017.

English: Global climate change 2000-2009 and 1950-1980 Author Victor Korniyenko Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Plague reached Europe by Stone Age

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Plague reached Europe by Stone Age By Paul Rincon Science editor on the BBC News website on November 22, 2017.

Cro-Magnon artists painting woolly mammoths in Font-de-Gaume, AMNH. Made public in 1920, according to the book Charles R. Knight: the Artist Who Saw Through Time. Public Domain image via Wikimedial Commons.