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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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The Righteous Road to Ruin

Chris Hedges truthdig.com “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” A book by Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory … Continue reading

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How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health

Dr. Mercola mercola.com A new study in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric of natural controls affecting body weight, energy, and nutrition. The findings may offer new … Continue reading

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Tai Chi increases brain size, benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly

James Mortimer EurekAlert Tampa, FL (June 19, 2012) — Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai … Continue reading

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What if the Doctor Is Wrong?

Source: WSJ When a CT scan showed multiple tumors in Dawna Harwell’s pelvis, abdomen and spine in 2008, her doctors in Dallas told her she might have ovarian cancer, which can be especially deadly. A biopsy came back with inconclusive … Continue reading

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The Real Piggy Bank – Vanuatu

SBS Journeyman Pictures May 2012 With the Western world rocked by economic turmoil, we explore an alternative financial system that’s secure, stable and has stood the test of time. In Vanuatu, a different approach to money is thriving. According to … Continue reading

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The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Arran Gare cosmoandhistory.org It is now more than a century since Friedrich Nietzsche observed that ‘nihilism, this weirdest of all guests, stands before the door.’ Nietzsche was articulating what others were dimly aware of but were refusing to face up … Continue reading

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Range of brain diseases could be treated by single drug

James Gallagher BBC News The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, all with the same drug, has been raised by UK researchers. In a study, published in Nature, they prevented brain cells … Continue reading

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Killer flu doctors: US censorship is a danger to science

Source: Independent Dutch lab that created deadly bird flu virus attacks America for redacting its research. America should not be allowed to dominate the debate over who controls sensitive scientific information that could be misused in biowarfare terrorism, say the … Continue reading

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