TECH & INNOVATION Mar 26, 2015
It’s a common belief that when you think of neurobiology you often imagine the brain and the central nervous system one neuron at a time. And for many years, that’s exactly how researchers had to approach the larger questions. By tagging in particular neurotransmitters, that would convey the passing of one signal from neuron to neuron, researchers were able to follow the path of a signal back and forth along an axon. But now, with new imaging technology and a new model organism in mind, researchers in neurobiology are seeking new ways in which we study the brain—mapping neural circuits and their functions in great detail, on the large scale.
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Crystal meth usage and manufacturing has grown exponentially, and Calhoun County, Michigan police officers are struggling to keep up.
MEDICINE & HEALTH 05:36 PM
Understanding How Dogs Understand Us
TECH & INNOVATION 04:55 PM
A group of computer scientists in Qatar has developed a method for predicting who will become a supporter of the Islamic State through an analysis of tweets.
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James Webb Space Telescope Slated To Replace Hubble Telescope n 2018
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Facebook Drone Could Bring the Internet to Billions
ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE
The 2014-15 winter was one of the warmest ever recorded in history according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. However, there is one area of the North Atlantic that hasn't been affected by this warming trend and the phenomenon has been the same since around 1970.
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Can Magnetism Bend Heat And Sound? Study Reveals A New Dimension to Magnetic Fields
3. Mar 23, 2015
Near-Extinct Ili Pika Photographed For The First Time in 20 years
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Could Spinal Cord Repairs in Mice Lead to a Cure for Paralysis in Humans?
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America Getting Smarter: Why Have IQ Scores Risen in the US Over the Last Century?
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Carbon Nanotube Brain Implants Could Enhance Parkinson's Treatments
A new study suggests that the dramatic increases in Americans' IQ over the past century is due to higher school enrollment rates and, particularly, the shift from memorization-centered activities to problem solving and critical thinking activities in classrooms.
Cockpit recorder reveals that Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed Germanwings flight.
In a digital age where real-time streaming of data is commonplace, why are commercial airliners still using black boxes? With yet another airliner tragedy enveloped in mystery, many believe it is time to apply new technology which could shorten investigations from months or years to days.
It seems NASA's Opportunity Rover isn't just content with exceeding its originally designated lifespan by over a decade, it has not set another new record that the space agency's other rovers will have a tough time beating.
The James Webb Space Telscope is on schedule for it's October, 2018 launch, despite earlier delays and budget overruns.
Mar 25, 2015
Curiosity Finds Live-Supporting Nitrogen on Mars
Mar 24, 2015
John Urschel gives his thoughts regarding Chris Borland's decision to retire from the NFL at the age of 24.
Mar 23, 2015
In Congress and the House of Representatives, topics of science are often met with quite a lot of controversy and disagreement. But it appears that in the White House, STEM subjects are appreciated on a different level.
Mar 23, 2015
For many years researchers have sought to discover just how many uses magnetic fields can have. To date they have become essential in quantum computing, they are vital in medical imaging, and astronomers have even used natural magnetism to amplify the signals of light from far off supernovae and galaxies so that we here on Earth can see them hundreds or thousands of light-years away. But in a new study from researchers at Ohio State University, nanotechnologists have revealed that magnetic fields can impact our lives in far more real ways—controlling heat and sound waves that exhibit magnetic properties of their own.
Freshwater from Nanoscale Carbon could soon be a reality.
Mar 25, 2015
A new study shows that the genetic makeup of North and South Americans is more complex than previously known. It reveals that there were different patterns of migration between the Caribbean and mainland America.