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Reinforcing Effects of Electrical Brain Stimulation

Source: Wireheading Introduction In 1954, Olds and Milner reported an observation that arguably represents the most intriguing and enigmatic phenomenon biopsychologists have yet encountered. They noted that a rat preferred the region of the test apparatus where it received electrical … Continue reading

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What Did The Chicken On Your Plate Eat?

Anne Gordon GreenMedInfo Would you eat chicken that ate arsenic and banned antibiotics? You probably already have. When eating that delicious nugget, or scrumptious chicken salad…. do you ever wonder how the tender, juicy, and appealing shades of pink get … Continue reading

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Designing language proficiency tests

I.     Introduction Continuous focus on quality and productivity forces many institutions to assess competency of potential candidates. Effective communication strengthens proficiency, while ineffective communication weakens it. Language testing can prove to be a powerful tool in measuring proficiency, through detailed … 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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Breast Cancer Risk Drops When Diet Includes Walnuts, Researchers Find

Source: Science Daily The risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in mice when their regular diet included a modest amount of walnut, Marshall University researchers report in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. The study, led by Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., of … Continue reading

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British Team Cancels Geoengineering Experiment

Jon Cartwright Science Insider A U.K. project that is examining the feasibility of geoengineering the Earth’s climate to reduce global warming will no longer involve an outdoor experiment that was scheduled to take place later this year. The Stratospheric Particle … Continue reading

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Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Study identifies 5 factors that promote a positive body image in women Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the ‘thin and beautiful’ ideal have a more positive body image. That’s according to a … 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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Should eugenics become a “fundamental human right”?

Michael Cook BioEdge Should termination of Down syndrome foetuses be regarded as a fundamental human right? This is an issue which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is currently pondering. In the case of Kr?zmane vs. Latvia, the mother of … Continue reading

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The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors

Timothy Wall EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. — Contemplating death doesn’t necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested. Following a review of dozens of studies, University of Missouri researchers found that thoughts of … Continue reading

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