TDG – the remedy for your comparatively antidilluvian education.
- Sacred plants of the Maya forest are revealed by the Maya, more than 1,000 years after their demise.
- Increased population density, rather than boosts in human brain power, was the catalyst for the emergence of modern human behavior. More.
- Evolutionary transformations of brain size turn out to be surprisingly complicated.
- The big similarities and quirky differences between our left and right brains: Pages one & two.
- Shortage of donated human brains may cause vital research to grind to a halt. The brain isn’t included under existing regulations governing organ donation, so if you want to donate your brain to science, you need to complete a separate consent process.
- Fossil evidence shows ancient Arctic mammal, a hippolike creature called Coryphodon, lived there year-round.
- Origin of Antarctic ice revealed.
- New radar detects huge waves in the atmosphere, which can be hundreds of kilometers long and travel at half the speed of sound.
- Canada once bordered Zimbabwe: New technique allows researchers to precisely date ancient volcanic rocks for the first time.
- Rocking the atmosphere: Researchers discover how Earth’s water was delivered.
- You can participate in NASA’s Mars missions by using Google Earth to recommend places of interest to photograph with the THEMIS camera on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter.
- New method developed to extract drinking water from air humidity — no electrical power needed.
- Wish you were an astronaut? Traveling in space gives you headaches and leaves you short, fat and ugly.
- It’s not just the astronauts who give every last drop to keep the taps flowing aboard the ISS. The full experimental complement of 72 rats aboard the space station also give their all for water reclamation.
- Still game for space travel? Best first take a ride on the vomit comet – which scientists employ for a surprisingly wide range of experiments.
- Scientists are using viruses to build solar cells and other gadgets that are dramatic improvements over their existing counterparts.
- Superfast laser blast to filaments doubles the efficiency of incandescent light bulbs.
- Flexible solar roof shingles may soon replace today’s boxy solar panels made of rigid glass or silicon and mounted on thick metal frames.
- In a Russian mountain range, unknown forces made perfect ‘quasicrystals’ – a type of material researchers previously thought could only be created in a lab.
- The biggest ‘spooky’ system ever seen: 4 entangled ions.
- Deer and cattle lose their orientation to Earth’s magnetic field near high-voltage power lines.
- Naturally produced hydrogen peroxide summons white blood cells to wounds.
- Pigs are underestimated source of flu.
- The inside of the human nose is a bit too chilly for avian flu virus, perhaps explaining why the strain has so far not spread easily.
- Newly identified arenavirus caused highly-fatal hemorrhagic fever outbreak in late 2008.
- The bane of scientific research: Faking results and omitting inconvenient truths are more widespread than previously thought.
- Bacteria from the deep could be powerful clean-up tool for heavy metal pollution.
- Whether they’re shortened or not, dysfunctional telomeres can trigger cancer.
- JAMA: Negative experiences in childhood establish ‘biological memories’ that weaken physiological systems and make individuals vulnerable to problems that can lie dormant for years. I think it was Edgar Cayce who said parents would shudder if they understood how profoundly they affect their children.
- In that tucked tail, real pangs of regret? From brain scans and other data, more signs of animal ruefulness.
- Dungeons, slavery and executions: The history of personal bankruptcy. But when corporations go bankrupt, the penalty is still cannibalism.
- ‘Warrior gene’ linked to gang membership, weapons use.
- Wiltshire’s June cropcircles: Below Milk Hill, Knoll Down, Little London, and Little Farm.
- War, *huhhh*, what is it good for? Lining pockets, I’d say. Scientists, however, think altruism evolved from 200,000 years of human conflict.
- Hi-res video of The Corpus Clock & Chronophage. At 2:27, you’ll see close-ups of the incredibly detailed escarpment – a fanged grasshopper that blinks.
Quote of the Day:
Adverse childhood experience is one of the largest contributors to such chronic health problems as diabetes and obesity, psychiatric disorders, drug abuse – almost every major public health challenge we face.
The authors of a study published June 2 in The Journal of the American Medical Association.