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NCCAM features musical training lecture

Although music therapy is a hot topic, its mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the federal government that investigates unconventional therapies, invited Aniruddh Patel to talk about the possible effects of musical training on language and speech processing.

July 31, 2013 — Princess Ojiaku

Meet the Feeders: Getting Off by Getting Fat

“If I offered you a million dollars if you could have an orgasm in the next 60 seconds,” said the psychologist to the woman, “what would you do or fantasize about in order to achieve that orgasm as quickly as possible?” “I would use my vibrator and probably run the other hand over the thicker [...]

August 2, 2013 — Jesse Bering
My New Fermentation Obsession

My New Fermentation Obsession

It’s been a while since my last post – I was not quite prepared for how busy I would be teaching 3 classes, doing research and planning a wedding would be.

November 11, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
The Hepatitis C Escalation: Baby Boomer Ripple Effects

The Hepatitis C Escalation: Baby Boomer Ripple Effects

There’s never been anything quite like this. The latest ripple effect of the 1945-65 baby boom will be a drug bill so high, that paying it, says Australia’s advisors, “is not possible.” How high is this bill going to be?

October 10, 2014 — Hilda Bastian
The Return to Nepal: In Search of Soot

The Return to Nepal: In Search of Soot

Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a new series by Ulyana Horodyskyj, who chronicled an earlier expedition to Nepal in a series called, "Climbing Mount Everest," which can be found by clicking here.

October 16, 2014 — Ulyana Horodyskyj
More Cool Sh*t I’ve Read Lately

More Cool Sh*t I’ve Read Lately

I’ve been over-posting this month, so I’m going to make my monthly “Cool Sh*t” post short. (See last month’s candidates here.) Below are three articles that offer provocative takes by smart, informed authors on important topics.

September 30, 2014 — John Horgan
A detailed look at the microbes that grow on cheese

A detailed look at the microbes that grow on cheese

My new lab’s paper is out! I had nothing to do with this work (it was submitted just before I joined), but it’s an incredibly exciting study investigating the diverse microbial communities that grow on cheese rinds.

July 17, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
Food fears: A social issue?

Food fears: A social issue?

From high-fructose corn syrup to lean finely textured beef, health or safety concerns about specific food ingredients can capture the public's attention and have the potential to significantly impact the food industry.

July 25, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick
What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?

What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?

Our distant past is just that: the distant past. It’s this murky place that science is slowly filling in but the landscape still largely exists just on the periphery of our imagination, and it’s dominated by raw, somewhat violent natures.

July 16, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
The Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

The Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

What do you get when you add a little ultraviolet to images captured by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014? Some pretty amazing images. By utilizing a full spectrum of colour from ultraviolet to near infared, NASA astronomers have created the most colourful deep space images to date.

June 12, 2014 — Carin Bondar

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner