Category Archives: Science

Science proves that you love your dog like a baby

Interesting article about pets and how humans react/respond to them. From the abstract: Neural substrates underlying the human-pet relationship are largely unknown. We examined fMRI brain activation patterns as mothers viewed images of their own child and dog and an … Continue reading

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Doggie MRI

By placing dogs in an MRI scanner, researchers from Hungary found that the canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does. Emotionally charged sounds, such as crying or laughter, also prompted similar responses, perhaps … Continue reading

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Fairy tales started long ago

They have been told as bedtime stories by generations of parents, but fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood may be even older than was previously thought. Dr Jamie Tehrani, a cultural anthropologist at Durham University, studied 35 versions … Continue reading

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vegan

As with any diet, a vegan diet requires planning. However, when properly planned, a vegan diet can be considerably healthier than the traditional American diet. In its 1996 position paper on vegetarian diets, the American Dietetic Association reported that vegan … Continue reading

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Global weather patterns map

A supercomputer-powered Web site project sporting the humble name “earth” is a fascinating look at global weather patterns. It comes from software developer Cameron Beccario and it will suck you into a world full of weather-induced curves and swirls viewable … Continue reading

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Ten Myths About Psychotropic Drugs

Dr. Peter Gotzsche has created a controversy and sparked criticism over what he sees as a damaging over-prescription of drugs by psychiatrists. Gotzsche recently compiled a list of ten common myths held not only by the general public, but also … Continue reading

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Awesome Tabletop Science Tricks

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More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder

REDLANDS, CA–Nicholas and Beverly Serna’s daughter Caitlin was only four years old, but they already knew there was a problem. More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder Day after day, upon arriving home from preschool, Caitlin would retreat … Continue reading

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Nurses’ Health Studies

The Nurses’ Health Studies are among the largest and longest running investigations of factors that influence women’s health. Started in 1976 and expanded in 1989, the information provided by the 238,000 dedicated nurse-participants has led to many new insights on … Continue reading

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Transfer of momentum

The transfer of momentum resulting in the alignment of motion. As the metronomes tick back and forth, they affect the table, and because the table is designed to absorb the motion of the metronomes, the table itself starts to move. … Continue reading

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