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An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld. Their claim is that SeaWorld should not be holding killer whales in captivity. So far, this is a fairly unsurprising story, and one that may have merit enough to debate...
Ed Note: Our foray into the spooky and superstitious continues with this look at a popular West Indian belief. This post originally appeared on AiP on October 25, 2010—and it was selected as a ResearchBlogging Editor's Selection!...
Perhaps magic mushrooms really are magic. In fact, recent research suggests that shrooms could augment the openness of our personality, also effectively sticking a leg out to trip our brains before we lose our sense of openness that could occur as we age...
Kathleen Raven, from Grady school of journalism, in UGA Today: Blood pressure-lowering drug after stroke aids recovery, study finds: A commonly prescribed blood pressure-lowering medication appears to kick start recovery in the unaffected brain hemisphere after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth, a new University of Georgia study has found...
As is usually the case on Wednesdays, we have the new Video of the Week for you to watch, enjoy, and share with your friends on online social networks...Bloggers..they are tireless:- Miriam Law Smith - Don’t lose the context!...
The 2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize: Honoring Dr. Brenda Milner for her pioneering work in cognitive neuroscience
Tragic it is when a young mother never gets to meet her newborn child; however, it is also awe-inspiring to see a victim of this circumstance rise above and honor his mother’s sacrifice...
If you're a subscriber of the Scientific American print magazine, you might have noticed a new feature in the Advances section recently - excerpts of recent posts from the blog network!In November's issue, you can find a version of my post about the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Four Loko - which you can also find online: Of Flashmobs and Four Loko...
Video of the Week #14, October 26, 2011 From: The Fracking Song by Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around The Clock . Source of the original: The Explainer project by the NYU’s Studio 20 students...
Imagine you, but better. Apparently this is what most of us do most of the time. Our tendency toward self-deception is captured in Robert Trivers' Folly of Fools in bookstores this week...
Ed note: As Halloween rapidly approaches in the US, AiP will be exploring superstitions, beliefs, and the things that go bump in the night. [Evil laugh.] At some point, most of us have likely had a token that we believed would protect us or bring us luck...
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