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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 ecology of natural gas

Nadine Lymn EurekAlert Scientists examine process chain of natural gas, from rural extraction to urban distribution. “Fracking” stories about shale gas extraction hit the news daily, fueling a growing conflagration between environmental protectionism and economic interests. Otherwise known as hydraulic … Continue reading

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When You Heat Natural Plant-Based Foods You Get Acrylamide and Cancer

Natasha Longo Prevent Disease Nature has a funny way of showing us not to disrupt the perfection of organic produce. Changing the chemical structure of many natural foods, such as exposing them to high heat can promote cancer. Acrylamide is … Continue reading

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Oral folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation to prevent cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms—the Beyond Ageing Project: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3

Source: AJCN Abstract Background: Evidence remains unclear as to whether folic acid (FA) and vitamin B-12 supplementation is effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Objectives: The objective was to determine whether oral FA + vitamin B-12 supplementation prevented cognitive decline in … Continue reading

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Learning Best When You Rest: Sleeping After Processing New Info Most Effective

Science Daily Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall. Notre Dame … Continue reading

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The Mind Has No Firewall

Timothy L. Thomas Carlisle Army From Parameters, Spring 1998, pp. 84-92. “It is completely clear that the state which is first to create such weapons will achieve incomparable superiority.” — Major I. Chernishev, Russian army[1] The human body, much like … Continue reading

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The neural correlates of picture naming facilitated by auditory repetition

Heath S. et al. BMC Neuroscience Abstract (provisional) Background Overt repetition of auditorily presented words can facilitate picture naming performance in both unimpaired speakers and individuals with word retrieval difficulties, but the underlying neurocognitive mechanisms and longevity of such effects … Continue reading

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Big Food Must Go: Why We Need to Radically Change the Way We Eat

Christopher D. Cook AlterNet It is no longer news that a few powerful corporations have literally occupied the vast majority of human sustenance. The situation is perilous: nearly all of human food production, seeds, food processing and sales, is run … Continue reading

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Will TPP open the door to Frankenstein food in Japan?

Hugh Ashton Majirox News TOKYO (majirox news) — Genetically modified crops and organisms (GM and GMOs), according to their promoters, offer greater efficiency in production, resistance against disease and pests, and overall greater profitability for all. On the face of … Continue reading

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Spotting Dyslexia Before a Child Starts School

Source: PR Newswire BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to … Continue reading

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