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  • Brain scan foretells who will fold under pressure

    04/03/2012 1:07:31 AM PDT · by U-238 · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/2/2012 | Laura Sanders
    As any high school senior staring down the SAT knows, when the stakes are high, some test-takers choke. A new study finds that activity in distinct parts of the brain can predict whether a person will remain cool or crumble under pressure. The results, presented April 1 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, offer some great new clues that may help scientists understand how the brain copes with stressful situations, says psychologist Thomas Carr of Michigan State University in East Lansing. “Sometimes you come across a study you wish you'd done yourself,” he says “This is such...
  • White House called MSNBC to complain about remark

    06/30/2011 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/11 | Sam Youngman
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that he called officials at MSNBC to convey to the cable station the administration's anger toward a remark made by an analyst Thursday morning. Washington was abuzz Thursday after longtime Washington journalist Mark Halperin used a profane term to describe President Obama's tone during Wednesday's press conference.
  • Anatomy of a Smear How Media Matters Exploits Fake Bigotry To Protect George Soros.

    02/04/2011 1:26:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    TheLid ^ | 2/4/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    You may not believe this but it is very true. Somewhere under a giant rock, located by the northern part of the Potomac river where it splits and forms a pattern that kind of looks like a wishbone, there is a secret lair filled with computers and television screens. The people who work there spend all day watching Fox news, reading conservative columnists; listening to talk radio and surfing the net trying to identify anyone who disagrees with a project that George (Spooky Dude) Soros is behind. The name of this nefarious organization is Media Matters and its mission is...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Anatomy of the Obama Meltdown

    10/06/2010 8:03:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 06, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Had the Obamites been sober and circumspect after the 2008 election they would have realized that Obama had pulled off what McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, and Kerry had not, due to a once-in-a-century perfect storm of about six events: 1) The September 15, 2008 financial meltdown that destroyed John McCain’s small, but steady lead. 2) The fascination with a possible landmark election of an African American candidate. 3) The inept McCain campaign that at times seemed more to wish to lose nobly than to win in a messy fashion. 4) The adroit Obama campaign that stressed centrist, “across the aisle” issues...
  • Anatomy of the Obama Meltdown

    10/07/2010 1:43:50 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 30 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7 Oct 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Had the Obamites been sober and circumspect after the 2008 election they would have realized that Obama had pulled off what McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, and Kerry had not, due to a once-in-a-century perfect storm of about six events: 1) The September 15, 2008 financial meltdown that destroyed John McCain’s small, but steady lead. 2) The fascination with a possible landmark election of an African American candidate. 3) The inept McCain campaign that at times seemed more to wish to lose nobly than to win in a messy fashion. 4) The adroit Obama campaign that stressed centrist, “across the aisle” issues...
  • Secrets uncovered at the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo hid some secret messages inside his artwork)

    05/29/2010 1:49:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies · 2,578+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | May 28, 2010 | Greg Goodsell
    According to Ian Suk and Rafael Tamargo, in their paper in the current issue of Neurosurgery, Michelangelo hid his sketches of the human brain, including the spinal column inside his depiction of God. The theory was first posited by physician Frank Meshberger in 1990, who maintained that the artist's rendering of the central panel on the ceiling, depicting God creating Adam was a perfect anatomical illustration of the human brain in cross section. Meshberger speculated that Michelangelo surrounded God with a shroud representing the human brain, suggesting God was endowing Adam with supreme human intelligence. Michelangelo took four years to...
  • The human body is built for running (and Richard Dawkins develops a crack in his misotheist armor!)

    10/30/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 156 replies · 3,193+ views
    Science Literature Blog ^ | October 29, 2009 | David Tyler, Ph.D.
    Alongside all the public interest in sporting prowess, recent research has added significantly to our knowledge of how the human body actually works. Many characteristics we take for granted now appear to be critical success factors. Take, for example, our toes. We do not need long toes, like monkeys and apes, because our toes are not used for grasping branches. But are they vestigial - withered remnants of once-grand appendages? The answer is: most definitely not! Whilst it is possible to walk comfortably with longer toes, running is different. Increase toe length by just 20% and there is a doubling...
  • Modern Men Are Wimps

    10/27/2009 12:31:30 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 129 replies · 3,005+ views
    CEH ^ | October 23, 2009
    Modern Men Are Wimps Oct 23, 2009 — Whatever happened to survival of the fittest?  Our ancestors were much stronger, says the author of a new book on anthropology.  PhysOrg reported on a book by Peter McAllister that says today’s males don’t measure up physically to their counterparts even a century ago, let alone those in the Roman empire and earlier. According to McAllister humans have lost 40 percent of the shafts of the long bones because they are no longer subjected to the kind of muscular loads that were normal before the industrial revolution,” the article said.  “Even our...
  • Made in His Image: The Connecting Power of Hands

    10/02/2009 7:41:44 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 2 replies · 517+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | October 2009 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    boom in affordable housing in the 1950s was helped by the invention of a distinctive multifunctional piece of equipment: the backhoe. Its strong yet relatively slender articulated arm allowed precise yet rapid placement for digging or lifting. The manipulative device is trim and fast, since hoses transfer power to it from a powerful hydraulic pump within the main chassis. The "arm" of the backhoe makes many people think the equipment design is similar to a human arm, but what makes it so versatile is that it is actually more like a giant human finger. If a valuable piece of equipment...
  • Is the human brain still evolving?

    07/28/2009 11:14:56 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 34 replies · 721+ views
    How Stuff Works ^ | unknown | Molly Edmonds
    When we daydream about the future, we tend to focus on the fabulous belongings we're going to have. Jet packs, flying cars, weapons to kill aliens, cell phones that make today's sleek models look clunky -- you name it, we're going to have it. We don't tend to focus, however, on who we'll be in the future. Most of us probably picture ourselves exactly the same, though maybe thinner, as surely we'll all have robot personal trainers by then. While we see the world's technology evolving to meet our needs, we may not think about how we ourselves might be...
  • Anatomy of a coup: Honduran's ouster months in the making

    07/01/2009 11:02:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 1,107+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 7/1/09 | Frances Robles
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya says all he wanted was to conduct a public opinion poll — even though the supreme court had ruled it illegal, the attorney general threatened to arrest him, and he faced mutiny in the armed forces.
  • The Body in Depth

    04/23/2008 12:06:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 228+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 22, 2008 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Roberta Corson recalled her father’s dissection lab as a happy place. Her father, David L. Bassett, was an expert in anatomy and dissection at the University of Washington. For more than 17 years, he was engaged in creating what has been called the most painstaking and detailed set of images of the human body, inside and out, ever produced. In 3-D. Working closely with William Gruber, the inventor of the View-Master, the three-dimensional viewing system that GAF Corporation popularized as a toy in the 1960s, Dr. Bassett created the 25-volume “Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy” in 1962. It included some...
  • Vanity: Proofreading a lost art at ABC News website. (But Freud would be proud.)

    04/16/2008 9:37:44 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 5 replies · 65+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | April 17, 2008 | Me
    Citing her family history, specifically her grandfather, who was a factory worker from Scranton, Pa., Clinton said she didn't think her family or the people of Pennsylvania reached for religion out of frustration with Washington. "I think that is a fundamental sort of misunderstanding of the role of religion and faith in times that are bad," Clitnon said.
  • { PETA } Activists protest SLO High School cat dissections

    06/11/2007 8:11:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 67 replies · 1,007+ views
    San Luis Obispo, Calif. (AP) -- Animal rights activists want San Luis Obispo High School to end anatomy class cat dissections. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the school asking for a halt to cat dissections.
  • Brain damage can shift moral compass

    03/22/2007 10:03:20 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 42 replies · 1,091+ views
    UPI ^ | 03/21/07
    NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. study says injuries to the part of the brain that generates emotions can change the way people make moral judgments in life or death situations. The study, which appears Thursday in the journal Nature, says damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex can increase a person's willingness to kill or harm another person in order to save other lives. The New York Times said the study provides evidence that "human revulsion for hurting others" relies on neural anatomy. Experts said evidence of damage to this ventromedial area could sway judgments of moral competency...
  • Electric switch could turn on limb regeneration

    02/28/2007 8:05:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 748+ views
    news@nature.com ^ | 28 February 2007 | Heidi Ledford
    Close window Published online: 28 February 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070226-8 Electric switch could turn on limb regenerationTadpoles use a proton pump to direct tissue regrowth.Heidi Ledford Tadpoles: chop off their tails and they grow back. NHPA Tadpoles can achieve something that humans may only dream of: pull off a tadpole's thick tail or a tiny developing leg, and it'll grow right back — spinal cord, muscles, blood vessels and all. Now researchers have discovered the key regulator of the electrical signal that convinces Xenopus pollywogs to regenerate amputated tails. The results, reported this week in Development, give some researchers hope...
  • Washington Post Elevates Muslim Savagery to “Movement” Status

    02/16/2006 5:21:10 PM PST · by forty_years · 29 replies · 1,007+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 16, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Rome paid tribute to the barbarians clamoring at her gates. It didn't do any good. Paying ransom only postponed the inevitable sacking, burning, and looting of the empire's capital. The UK's Neville Chamberlain sought to pacify Hitler, only to see Brits hiding in basements from the blitzkrieg a few years later. Instead of remembering history's lessons, the Washington Post today indulges in feel-good, intellectual rationalization of Muslim intolerance and hatred. In a 5-page manifesto entitled, "Anatomy of the Cartoon Protest Movement," authors Anthony Shadid and Kevin Sullivan exercise unlimited poetic license, calling Islamist hooliganism "a rare moment of empowerment among...
  • Female Anatomy Inspired Stonehenge

    03/02/2003 4:02:02 PM PST · by vannrox · 85 replies · 633+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Feb. 28, 2003 | By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
    Female Anatomy Inspired Stonehenge? By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Feb. 28, 2003 —The design of Stonehenge, the 4,800-year-old monument in southwestern England, was based on female sexual anatomy, according to a paper in the current Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The theory could explain why the ancients constructed Stonehenge and similar monuments throughout the United Kingdom. Anthony Perks, a professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, and a doctor at the university's Women's Hospital, first thought of Stonehenge's connection to women after noticing how some of the stones were smooth,...