It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
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One of the interesting things that you get to see when you go to the Society for Neuroscience meeting is what's up and coming, what's hot, and what's kind of fading from the forefront of the hivemind of neuroscience...
You and I – and every single other decent person on the planet who has heard about the Penn State abuse allegations – are having the same revenge fantasy.
Collette et al. "Chronic Alpha-1A adrenergic receptor stimulation increases lifespan and reduces the overall incidence of cancer in mice" Saturday, Nov 12, 2011, 55.10.It's time to kick off this neuroblogging experience with something that you might not initially think is associated specifically with neuroscience: lifespan and cancer...
Last summer, I wrote about my run-in with a rabid skunk, which reinforced my disbelief in a benign, all-powerful God. If such a God exists, why does He allow some people to suffer so much, through no fault of their own?...
In this lecture, as well as in the previous one and the next one, I tackle areas of Biology where I am really weak: origin of life, diversity of life, and taxonomy/systematics.
Another great day on the network. Enjoy. And have a great weekend.- Hannah Waters - The Evolution of Grief, Both Biological and Cultural, in the 21st Century - Kate Clancy - The Duggars Demonstrate Life History Trade-Offs Around Quality Versus Quantity of Offspring - Darren Naish - The noble tradition of military goats - Charles Q...
Sheril Kirshenbaum, science writer and author of The Science of Kissing , has an interesting discussion on why we kiss and how kisses work to stimulate chemistry between two people: A kiss puts two people in very close proximity...
We solicited readers' nominations for the most annoying earworms yesterday via Facebook. We winnowed the list and now are presenting the poll below to ask readers to vote for the worst, most tiresome earworm plaguing us, thanks to supermarket music, radio and TV jingles, waiting room speakers and so on...
When the ensemble of cesium beam and hydrogen maser atomic clocks strike 11:11 today at Boulder's National Institute of Standards and Technology nothing will happen.
They go by many names: Brain worms, sticky music (thanks Oliver Sacks), cognitive itch, stuck song syndrome. But the most common (if also the most repugnant) is earworms, a literal translation from Ohrwurm , a term used to describe the phenomenon (and perhaps bring to mind an immediate association with corn earworms)...
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