Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dog smart as toddlers, humans finally find out

Sixty Minutes reruns Chaser segment – dog can learn verbs as well as nouns. Dog hugging stimulates oxytocin in both owner and pet MRI shows how dogs brains work, and that each has different talents Sixty Minutes reran its wildly … Continue reading

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Beauty and brains win the Fields medal!

PC readers don’t read this, please – but here we have beauty and brains! = the perfect woman. Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, … Continue reading

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Chimps prefer cooked potato and help to “cook” it.

NYT video: Chimps prefer cooked potato and help to “cook” it. These are the guys whose skulls we open while they are conscious and attach all kinds of experimental things to, because we are scientists, and they are mere objects … Continue reading

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Clutter appreciators unite!

At last! Someone sweeps away the spurious and ignorant guilt and shame of clutter to write the truth about the enduring value of the things we accumulate, irreplaceable books, movies, mementos, finds – in our own private library/museum. This was … Continue reading

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Never found before pathway links brain and immune system! In sinuses.

Wait – is that new? What about head colds? “Their presence is causing a stir in the medical world, as the researchers responsible believe the vessels may help to explain current medical mysteries, such as why patients with Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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All your antibodies! Breakthrough test reveals flaw in HIV think

Breakthrough test reveals flaw in HIV think! Every virus you have ever had shows up in new test, which presumably counts antibodies. Apparently it shows that if you have HIV antibodies you have bigger immune response to every other virus, … Continue reading

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Global heating didn’t let up. after all, in the first decade

So global warming didn’t slow this century, after all, says NOAA in Science. It just was slower for the last century than thought. On track for disaster, still. Record temps this year again. Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Challenged by NOAA Research … Continue reading

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Cutest girl in space and smasher of space records, Samantha Cristoferetti

Cutest girl in space and smasher of space records, Samantha shows that it is possible to be an accomplished scientist and brave adventurer without making the silly mistake of trying to emulate the “toughness” of men, instead being utterly charming … Continue reading

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Men and women – different? Elinor Birkett applies politics to the obvious

So men and women aren’t that different, Elinor Burkett? “They haven’t suffered through business meetings with men talking to their breasts…” And this is the woman who wrote The Gravest Show on Earth : America in the Age of AIDS.  (“Burkett offerd … Continue reading

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Glue for flesh, even liver – Ludwig Leibler wins Inventor of the Year with vitrimers

Maybe they can glue that finger, hand or arm back on quickly? NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE | PARIS | 11 June 2015 CNRS researcher Ludwik Leibler receives the European Inventor Award 2015 CNRS senior researcher Ludwik Leibler has received the European … Continue reading

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