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Tingling Neurons Titillate your Tinnitus

And other things beginning with T. And what, pray tell, is tinnitus? Well, have you ever had your ears ring? When it happens to me it sounds like a high-pitched electric tone.

September 13, 2011 — Scicurious

Can probiotic yogurt cure your psychiatric ills?

I saw this paper going around the internet early last week, and I was immediately very interested. After all, right now probiotic yogurt is the yogurt hotness, right up there with greek yogurt (and when they combine the two, someone is going to be very, very rich)...

September 6, 2011 — Scicurious

Comment threads!

Hi Everyone,I know that the Powers That Be here are currently working on the comment situation, to allow for a little more freedom in comment posting.

September 5, 2011 — Scicurious

Friday Weird Science: Science is HARD, you guys!

Today Stephanie Zvan, newly of Freethought blogs, and I decided to take a paper on in a double-header. The study is a paper which purports to show that humor correlates with intelligence and mating success, and that humor is found more often in males...

September 2, 2011 — Scicurious

Muscle fatigue may be all in your head

Ok, not ALL in your head. But certainly PARTIALLY in your head.I don't know about you guys, but Sci does a little bit of weightlifting. I'm a distance runner, you see, and part of training yourself to run your best means lifting a few weights now and then...

August 30, 2011 — Scicurious

Friday Weird Science: Too Many Carrots

Over at my Scientopia site, I usually do a Friday Weird Science feature. This can range from semen, to sneezing, to really anything in between, anything that I happen to find weird and hilarious and interesting...

August 26, 2011 — Scicurious

City Living and your Mental Health: Is city living driving you crazy?

I recently moved to a big city from a series of smaller, suburban cities and towns. I love my new city dwelling, the opportunities that are available to see the arts, the large universities and hospitals which allow for scientific collaboration, the cool, fun bars, and of course, the fact that I can get Ethiopian food freakin' DELIVERED at 2am if I should so choose...

August 16, 2011 — Scicurious

Hippocampal neurogenesis, depression, and stress

It’s always nice to see a paper on a subject I’m interested in appear in a high level journal. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that steps in the field are being made...

August 8, 2011 — Scicurious

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