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Richard Branson plans to send one of his 747-400 planes across the Channel between London and Amsterdam on a mix of 20 percent mystery biofuel and 80 percent conventional jet fuel.
Researchers studying the nematode worm C. elegans have discovered a new mechanism by which the millimeter-long critter flexes its pooping muscles. It's protons!
A vital part of your brain is named after the animal that its odd, twisting shape resembles: the seahorse, genus Hippocampus . _____________________ J Douglas Bremner Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit Emory University, Atlanta The hippocampus is a brain area involved in memory that animal studies have shown to be sensitive to the effects of stress.
Is it better to bask in the sun and boost your production of Vitamin D or hide from its rays and the potential skin cancer they cause? A new study leans toward the former, at least for those from the high latitudes, like Scandinavia.
There is no doubt that Ralph Baze is a killer, shooting two police officers in the back when they arrived to serve arrest warrants. But there is a doubt that the method the state of Kentucky would use to execute Baze is more humane than he--"cruel and unusual" punishment.
Mind Matters With the election season hard upon us and the spin machines working overtime, we thought it sensible to rerun a post from last year about a sort of spin machine recently discovered in the brain.
Mind Matters - The First Year We did not, alas, make it to the Prague Museum, which is pictured above. But with the end of both the calendar year and Mind Matters' first year it seems a good time to look a back and see where we have been since launching in January.
Greg Hickok Center for Cognitive Neuroscience University of California, Irvine Mirror neurons are the rock stars of cognitive neuroscience.
Things are really starting to heat up over at Sciam's freewheeling new news firehose, 60 Second Science. Here's what you're missing: James Watson might be 16% black; gods of irony shout,"BUUURN!" Voyager 2 leaves solar system, looking forward to 'new projects with Diddy' Atlantis shuttle crew fends off giant arachnid OMG-we-wish-we-were-kidding-dept: Airborne pig brain matter may cause neurological disorder in pork industry workers How Saturn's 'UFO' Moons formed [video] 10,000 Years of Human Civilization Explained by One Study The Fab Fourâ€™s hit singles funded development of CT scanner!
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Harvard Medical School
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