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How Can We Condemn Boston Murders But Excuse U.S. Bombing of Civilians?

Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings Monday, something has been bothering me. I've tried to put it out of my mind, but I can't. So, perhaps unwisely, I'm going to write about it.We Americans are justifiably outraged at the attacks in Boston, which killed three innocent people and injured many more...

April 19, 2013 — John Horgan

It Is in Our Nature to Be Self-Deficient

It is in our nature to be self-deficient. This applies initially, chronically and inalienably. Now those once self-evident truths are obscured by errors of biology defying individualism.Though the opposite is often said, no human has ever been “born alone” and survived...

April 19, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Beer, Dopamine, and BRAIN SCANS!

Sci has a piece up at the Guardian today, talking about a recent flurry of news reports on beer and dopamine. Everyone, get read for MAJOR NEWS. Did you KNOW, that the TASTE of beer increases DOPAMINE!?!?!?Here's a hint...

April 19, 2013 — Scicurious

A Vignette from Psychiatry

I didn’t make it to rounds with the rest of my team because I was occupied with another one of our patients who was being assessed by the neurology consultant to be cleared to undergo electroconvulsive therapy...

April 18, 2013 — Samyukta Mullangi

Ronan Fights Back! Scrappy Sea Lion Might Reclaim the Title of First Non-Human Mammal Dancer

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a new study by Peter Cook and colleagues from the Pinniped Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In their study, Cook claimed that Ronan the California sea lion was the first non-human mammal to show evidence of "rhythmic entrainment," or the ability to synchronize the movements of his body with an external rhythm...

April 18, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

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