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How to Think

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Cultures that endure carve out a protected space for those who question and challenge national myths. Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, directors and renegades must be tolerated if a culture is to be … Continue reading

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Brain Food: Berries Can Slow Cognitive Decline

Alice Park Time Its spring, which means it’s the season for fresh, juicy berries. And that’s good news for your brain. Researchers report in the journal Annals of Neurology that women who ate berries more frequently over a period of … Continue reading

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Women Cannot Rewind the ‘Biological Clock’

Science Daily Many women do not fully appreciate the consequences of delaying motherhood, and expect that assisted reproductive technologies can reverse their aged ovarian function, Yale researchers reported in a study published in a recent issue of Fertility and Sterility. … Continue reading

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Let voters dump bad government, experts decide

Source: SMH VOTERS should be given the power to force early elections in NSW with a view to dumping unpopular governments, a majority of experts has advised the Premier, Barry O’Farrell. But an early election could only be called with … Continue reading

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Neuroscience as the military’s new weapon

Michael Cook BioEdge Doctors are not the only professionals excited about rapid advances in neuroscience. The military and the police are following advances closely, creating the possibility of ethical conflicts, according to a report released this week by the UK’s … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists make headway turning thoughts into speech

Source: USA Today In a report out Tuesday, scientists say that through a kind of surgical wiretapping they were able to translate brain electrical signals back into single words overheard by patients, with 89% accuracy. The report raises the possibility … Continue reading

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Scientists grow sperm in laboratory dish

Source: Telegraph The development opens up the possibility of infertile men being able to father their own children rather than using donor sperm. Researchers in Germany and Israel were able to grow mouse sperm from a few cells in a … Continue reading

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Only 1 in 10 doctors would commit euthanasia if bill passes in Portugal: ethicist

Source: LifeSiteNews September 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although the Portuguese parliament is currently deliberating over several bills that could legalize physician assisted suicide and euthanasia, the debate may be largely a moot point. According to Miguel Oliveira da Silva, president … Continue reading

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Brain cells made from skin could treat Parkinson’s

Source: New Scientist People with Parkinson’s disease might one day be treated with brain cells made from their own skin. Two teams of researchers have independently worked out how to turn skin cells into specialised neurons that make dopamine. This … Continue reading

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