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An Unlikely Pairing

For years, resident bottlenose dolphins in Laguna, Brazil, have helped local fishermen catch schools of fish. Like marine sheepdogs, the Laguna dolphins herd fish toward the shore where the fishermen wait, and then slap their heads or tails against the surf when the fis...

Cooperation = Evolution

The average human brain weighs about 2.8 pounds, has 100 billion neurons, and uses up 20% of the oxygen we breathe. Compared to the size of the human body, our brain is much bigger than it needs to be. A recent study by PhD student Luke McNally, and colleagues at Trinit...

Portable Plasma Disinfectant

Using plasma to kill harmful bacteria has long been a dream of many in the medical field. Produced in electrical discharges, plasma has been shown to “destroy pathogens, help heal wounds, and selectively kill cancer cells.” The problem, however, is that plasma devices n...

Perceptions and Performance

In a previous study, Jessica Witt, professor of psychology at Purdue University and director of the Action-Modulated Perception Lab, had proven that the success of athletes changed how they perceived action; for example, a tennis ball will look larger to a successful te...

Climate Change Most Probable Cause for Mayan Civilization Collapse

Maya kings ruled the New World for about 500 years, but around 800 C.E., the empire began to collapse, and its kings disappeared. By 1000 C.E. most of the cities and temples were nothing but ruins. Scientists have offered multiple explanations for the Maya demise, but t...

12 Things You Didn’t Know about Food

Most people do not want to change to eat healthy and get healthy, and are nervous eaters. Changing our habits that contribute to so many chronic and common illnesses today, and taking action for our own wellness, begins with becoming aware of the factors and causes behi...

An Open Source System for Medical Research

Stephen Friend is a biomedical researcher hoping to change the field of biomedical science with his new project, Sage Bionetworks. His goal is to speed up the process of drug and therapy development by creating a database that would store enormous amounts of data on the...

The Price of Your Soul: How the Brain Decides Whether to ‘Sell Out’

A neuro-imaging study shows that personal values that people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash to do so, are processed differently in the brain than those values that are willingly sold. Read the Full Article at: sciencedaily.com

Celebrating Louise Hay!

I’ve reached an age now where I’m often perceived or referred to as being “wise.” This amuses me tremendously, because I go through life just doing the best I can, meanwhile bumping into the furniture and forgetting my keys like everybody else.

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