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  • 100 missing brains found in Texas! Really

    12/03/2014 11:00:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.latimes.com ^ | 12/03/2014 | By Michael Muskal
    The case of the missing 100 brains in Texas has been solved, officials said on Wednesday. And, no, this is not a joke. The brains, missing from a facility at the University of Texas in Austin have been found at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Timothy Schallert, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the Austin school, told the Los Angeles Times. ďThey have the brains,Ē Schallert said. ďThey read a media report of the missing brains and they called to say: ĎWe got those brains!í ďI know the brains will be treated very well there,Ē Schallert said....
  • A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

    10/30/2014 10:54:35 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin Loria October 30, 2014While conducting a totally separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing. A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn't think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects' mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information. The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could only infect algae ó...
  • 'White boy' Biden calls tea party 'crazy'

    10/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue October 14, 2014 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender, and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this year. He offered a candid critique of Republicans, calling the tea party "crazy," according to a detailed readout of Biden's remarks provided to CNN by a person in the room.
  • Imagine that! Menís Brains are different (and bigger) than Womenís Brains.

    02/14/2014 1:51:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/13/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more irritating experiences of living in the post rational and ideological modern age is that common sense is often overruled by the intransigent and pseudo-religious notions of ideologues. But every now and then some one in the media lets it slip that reality is still out there and has data to offer us.From Cambridge University comes the astonishing news that men and women are different and that those differences are actually reflected in brain size, structure and function. Here are some excerpts from†The Cambridge Article along with some (often) tongue in cheek comments by me in plain...
  • Police: Man steals brains to sell on eBay

    01/03/2014 10:26:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6:59 p.m. EST January 1, 2014 | By Bill McCleery
    This was not was your typical undercover sting. For starters, it was happening at an Indiana Dairy Queen. And the target was brains. Yeah, a brain bandit. The arrest last month of a 21-year-old suspect uncovered, police say, a macabre scheme to steal the brains of dead mental patients and sell them online. The suspect was peddling some 60 brains. And yes, amazingly there were customers. The arrest in this case also unearthed a few questions. We will try and answer them. Where did the suspect get 60 brains? Suspect David Charles allegedly stole more than 60 jars of brain...
  • A Tale of Two Cities - and Liberal Logic

    12/14/2013 6:40:35 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 11 replies
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  • Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'

    12/03/2013 7:32:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-3-13
    Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers. A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences.
  • The Old Bean: 4,000-Year-Old Brain Unearthed In Turkey

    10/07/2013 11:16:50 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-7-2013 | New Scientists
    <p>A 4,000-year-old human brain, preserved by a combination of mineral-rich soil, fire and something known as "corpse wax," has been found in Turkey.</p> <p>The brain looks more like a piece of burned log, notes New Scientist, but it could unlock clues to the prehistoric mind. Found in the Bronze Age settlement of SeyitŲmer HŲyŁk, western Turkey, the tissue was amid four skeletons dug up there between 2006 and 2011. Scientists from HaliÁ University, in Istanbul, who have been analyzing the brain, say special circumstances led to its preservation. The skeletons were found burned in a layer of sediment that also contained charred wood. It appears that an earthquake struck the region, flattened the settlement and buried the people before fire spread through the rubble, according to investigators.</p>
  • Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

    10/06/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | October 4, 2013
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The brilliance of Albert Einstein's brain may have been down to unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres, U.S. and Chinese researchers say. Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, using a technique developed by Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics, says the study was the first detailed look at Einstein's corpus callosum, the brain's largest bundle of fibers connecting the two cerebral hemispheres and facilitating interhemispheric communication.
  • Doomsday? Universe's Fate Depends on True Mass of Tiny Particle

    09/13/2013 10:43:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Space.com ^ | 9/12/13 | Charles Q. Choi
    The universe may end in another 10 billion years or sooner if the heaviest of all the known elementary particles, the top quark, is even heavier than previously thought, researchers say. If the top quark is not heavier than experiments currently suggest, then an even stranger fate may await the cosmos: disembodied brains and virtually anything else could one day randomly materialize into existence. The protons and neutrons that make up the nuclei of atoms are made of elementary particles known as quarks. Protons and neutrons are made up of the lightest and most stable flavors of quark: the up...
  • Tiny human brains grown by scientists (Video link)

    09/02/2013 5:19:21 PM PDT · by workerbee · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/2/13
    In a breakthrough one researcher calls 'mindboggling,' miniature brains are now being grown in labs for study.
  • Zimmerman had two big advantages over Trayvon

    07/28/2013 12:47:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Nevada Appeal ^ | July 27, 2013 | Professor Marilee Swirczek, Western Nevada College
    The Zimmerman verdict sits like a stone in the guts of many Americans. We struggle to put our finger on what sickens us, but we know something feels really bad. It wasnít until I read Guy Farmerís commentary (ďZimmerman trial marred by racial politics,Ē July 21) that I started to get it. Amid hundreds of words reviewing the facts of the case, which we all know by heart, Farmer reveals in 13 words what is wrong with the Zimmerman verdict: ďMartin wasnít an innocent young boy; he was a head taller than Zimmerman.Ē In that profoundly disturbing sentence, Farmer demonstrates...
  • Scientists Discover Childrenís Cells Living in Mothersí Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover Children¬ís Cells Living in Mothers¬í Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / –ź–Ĺ–į—Ā—ā–į—Ā–ł—Ź –ü–ĺ–Ņ–ĺ–≤–į ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • Male DNA Found In Female Brains

    11/04/2012 10:20:50 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Science News ^ | 11-3-2012 | Laura Sanders
    Male DNA Found In Female Brains Discovery suggests fetal cells can slip through blood-brain barrier By Laura Sanders November 3, 2012; Vol.182 #9 (p. 12) Children live on in their mothersí brains for decades, and not just as memories. Scientists have found pockets of male DNA, presumably from boy fetuses, in the brain tissue of women who died in their 70s. Not only is male DNA present in womenís brains, itís common, researchers report online September 26 in PLOS ONE. J. Lee Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and her colleagues found snippets of a male-only...
  • Voting With Your Brain Instead Of Your Heart (pic)

    11/01/2012 5:09:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-1-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • CONSERVATIVE OR LIBERAL, GRAY MATTER MAY DECIDE HOW YOU VOTE

    09/26/2012 10:30:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/25/2012 | David Alan Coia
    We knew liberals were different, but just how different is revealed in a new study of the human brain indicating that not only do liberals and conservatives share different moral sentiments, but that markedly differing brain structures underlie those sentiments. The studyís ďfindings demonstrate that variation in moral sentiment corresponds to individual differences in brain structure and suggest that moral values possess deep-rooted biological bases distributed across distinct brain regions,Ē say University of California, Santa Barbara, post-doctoral researcher Gary J. Lewis and three research collaborators in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (JCN). ďPeople differ in...
  • "They Ate Their Victims' Brains Raw": Cannibal Cult Arrested for Eating Seven Witch Doctors

    07/14/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Mirror News ^ | July 13, 2012 | Agency Staff
    "They ate their victims' brains raw": 'Cannibal cult' members arrested after seven 'witch doctors' brutally murdered The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctorsí organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become Ďbulletproofí Police in Papua New Guinea have unearthed a Ďcannibal cultí in the jungle thought to be responsible for the murders of seven suspected witch doctors. The 29 cult members allegedly ate their victims' brains raw and made soup from their penises, according to police officials. Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie said: ďThey donít think theyíve done anything wrong; they admit...
  • Obama's Story: It's A Blunderful Life

    06/20/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Hidden Epidemic: &#8233;Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains

    05/19/2012 5:44:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 106 replies
    Discover ^ | 5/15/12 | Carl Zimmer
    Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains05.15.2012Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse. So why isn’t anyone mobilizing to eradicate them? by Carl Zimmer A human brain overrun with cysts from Taenia solium, a tapeworm that normally inhabits the muscles of pigs. Courtesy of Theodore E. Nash , M.D.Theodore Nash sees only a few dozen patients a year in his clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s pretty small as medical practices go, but what his patients lack in number they make up for in the intensity of their symptoms. Some fall into...
  • Breakthrough: A robot brain implanted in a rodent

    10/03/2011 11:32:20 AM PDT · by decimon · 28 replies
    American Friends Tel Aviv University ^ | October 3, 2011 | Unknown
    TAU researcher implants robotic cerebellum to repair motor functionWith new cutting-edge technology aimed at providing amputees with robotic limbs, a Tel Aviv University researcher has successfully implanted a robotic cerebellum into the skull of a rodent with brain damage, restoring its capacity for movement. The cerebellum is responsible for co-ordinating movement, explains Prof. Matti Mintz of TAU's Department of Psychology. When wired to the brain, his "robo-cerebellum" receives, interprets, and transmits sensory information from the brain stem, facilitating communication between the brain and the body.
  • Looking for work- comparisons

    09/13/2011 4:53:20 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 8 replies
    Email from a relative | A Relative
    A doctor from Israel says: "In Israel the medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man's testicles; we put them into another man, and in 6 weeks he is looking for work." The German doctor comments: "That's nothing, in Germany we take part of the brain out of a person; we put it into another person's head, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work." A Russian doctor says: "That's nothing either. In Russia we take out half of the heart from a person; we put it into another person's chest, and in 2 weeks he is...
  • What happens when Greece defaults (very scary stuff alert)

    05/22/2011 7:47:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    (London) Telegraph ^ | May 22, 2011 | Andrew Lilico
    It is when, not if. Financial markets merely arenít sure whether itíll be tomorrow, a monthís time, a yearís time, or two yearsí time (it wonít be longer than that). Given that the ECB has played the ďfinal cardĒ it employed to force a bailout upon the Irish Ė threatening to bankrupt the countryís banking sector Ė presumably we will now see either another Greek bailout or default within days. What happens when Greece defaults. Here are a few things: Every bank in Greece will instantly go insolvent. The Greek government will nationalise every bank in Greece. The Greek government...
  • DO THESE PICS SHOW OBAMAíS HAD BRAIN SURGERY?

    Barack Obama has very long scar that goes up the side of his head and over his crown. What is that? What happened? No one in the media asks. We canít see his medical records, his school records, his college records, or his birth certificate. Heís almost done with his first term, and we still know almost nothing about the background of the President of the United States. Very strange. Whatever happened to create that scar, it was clearly something serious. Was it a brain operation? Has it affected his thinking?
  • USC Researchers Say Pollution May Be Harming Our Brains

    04/07/2011 10:12:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/7/11 | CBS
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) ó New research suggests that pollution in Southern California may be harming our brains. We already know that pollution can do harm to our lungs, but research from the University of Southern California suggests that residents here are even worse off thanks to our traffic-polluted freeways. ďItís not like what you see in smog and the days when you donít get to see the mountains,Ē says Todd Morgan a researcher with USC referring to the type of pollution investigated in the study. Researchers looked at the smallest of particles that are not visible to the naked eye....
  • Dogs Have Bigger Brains Than Cats Because They Are More Sociable, Research Finds

    11/28/2010 4:58:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/28/10 | Staff
    Over millions of years dogs have developed bigger brains than cats because highly social species of mammals need more brain power than solitary animals, according to a study by Oxford University. For the first time researchers have attempted to chart the evolutionary history of the brain across different groups of mammals over 60 million years. They have discovered that there are huge variations in how the brains of different groups of mammals have evolved over that time.
  • Human brain has more switches than all computers on Earth

    11/18/2010 2:31:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | November 17, 2010 12:03 PM PST | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    The human brain is truly awesome.A typical, healthy one houses some 200 billion nerve cells, which are connected to one another via hundreds of trillions of synapses. Each synapse functions like a microprocessor, and tens of thousands of them can connect a single neuron to other nerve cells. In the cerebral cortex alone, there are roughly 125 trillion synapses, which is about how many stars fill 1,500 Milky Way galaxies. This is a visual reconstruction from array-tomography data of synapses in the mouse somatosensory cortex, which is responsive to whisker stimulation.(Credit: Stephen Smith/Stanford) These synapses are, of course, so tiny...
  • Zombies lumber into curriculum at University of Baltimore

    09/07/2010 9:06:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Balmer Sun (Hon) ^ | 9/7/2010 | Childs Walker
    Arnold Blumberg plops the zombie head on a table at the front of the small theater. "I brought a friend," says the University of Baltimore professor, clad in an unbuttoned black shirt adorned with red skulls. Blumberg is meeting his class for the first time and it seems appropriate that he greet them beside "old Worm Eye," undead star of the 1979 Italian cult film "Zombi 2." It was Worm Eye's decaying visage that called to a young Blumberg from the shelf of a Randallstown video store in the 1980s. Without him, maybe Blumberg wouldn't be here today, teaching a...
  • Obama Buyer's Remorse

    05/14/2010 4:59:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,006+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2010 | Robert Weissberg
    President Obama's disappointing performance has indisputably brought enormous buyer's remorse to many of his fans, the feeling that the "purchase" (i.e., voting for Obama) was a mistake. And while little can be done until November 2012, it may be useful to analyze why thoughtful people were seduced and, furthermore, learn to avoid future hoodwinking. In a nutshell, the American public was lead astray by conflating outward appearances -- "he's seems so smart" -- with underlying substance -- "he is so smart." What we saw wasn't what we got. Having spent four decades in top research universities, I questioned Obama's alleged...
  • Iowa Man Ordering Food at a Restaurant Called a Zombie, Then Punched =Twice

    10/25/2009 4:27:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 2,405+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 25, 2009
    Iowa City police are investigating an early morning assault in which a man accused another of being a zombie, then punched him twice. Police said the assault occurred at 1:17 a.m. Sunday at an Iowa City restaurant south of the University of Iowa campus. A man was ordering food when he was approached by another man who called him a zombie, then hit him in the eye. When the victim tried to call police on his cell phone, the man punched him again, breaking his nose. The man then ran out a back door. The victim was taken by ambulance...
  • Facebook Fun Fact of the Day

    08/03/2009 6:17:52 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies · 692+ views
    Facebook | August 3, 2009 | self
    Facebook fun Fact of the Day- Starfish have no brain* . *- Them, and Obama supporters.
  • Sunday on the Prom with zombies (Zombie Kickball)

    06/23/2008 12:11:52 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 6 replies · 96+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/23/08 | JUSTIN ELLIS
    Look no farther than Portland's Eastern Promenade for proof on Sunday as the walking dead take to the baseball fields to play the time-honored sport of kickball. Picnics will be ruined, dog walks disrupted, and bike rides seriously altered. And it could be just the beginning Ė we could be looking at zombie scavenger hunts (for brains), zombie capture the flag (for brains) and zombie marches (for equal rights ... and brains). This is the third straight year of Zombie Kickball. Typically the pastime of elementary schoolers (and occasionally low-watt thrill-seeking 20- and 30-somethings), kickball has an unknown appeal to...
  • When It Comes to Brains, Size Matters

    06/20/2008 3:08:52 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 145+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6-20-2008 | Source: University of Florida
    When It Comes to Brains, Size MattersIn a study of 200 university students, the researchers found that women and men performed similarly on tests of language and reading skills. Differences in brain organization between men and women may be driven by sex differences in brain size, they said. ďPeople have said women have relatively larger language areas of the brain,Ē said Christine Chiarello, UCR professor of psychology. ďIn none of our language tasks were women better than men. When you account for differences in brain size between men and women there are few differences in the relative size of areas....
  • Bird Brains Suggest How Vocal Learning Evolved

    03/12/2008 11:56:32 AM PDT · by Dysart · 16 replies · 277+ views
    Though they perch far apart on the avian family tree, birds with the ability to learn songs use similar brain structures to sing their tunes. Neurobiologists at Duke University Medical Center now have an explanation for this puzzling likeness.In all three groups of birds with vocal learning abilities -- songbirds, parrots and hummingbirds -- the brain structures for singing and learning to sing are embedded in areas controlling movement, the researchers discovered. The team also found that areas in charge of movement share many functional similarities with the brain areas for singing. This suggests that the brain pathways used for...
  • Boys And Girls Brains Are Different: Gender Differences In Language Appear Biological

    03/05/2008 2:15:27 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 2,931+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-5-2008 | Northwestern University
    Boys And Girls Brains Are Different: Gender Differences In Language Appear BiologicalNew research shows that areas of the brain associated with language work harder in girls than in boys during language tasks, and that boys and girls rely on different parts of the brain when performing these tasks. (Credit: iStockphoto/Rich Legg) ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2008) ó Although researchers have long agreed that girls have superior language abilities than boys, until now no one has clearly provided a biological basis that may account for their differences. For the first time -- and in unambiguous findings -- researchers from Northwestern University and...
  • Angst-ridden teens have different brain structures: study

    02/26/2008 9:31:45 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies · 100+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 26, 2008
    A study published Monday found that teens who regularly get into fights with their parents have significantly different brain structures than their more laid-back peers. - Snip - It's also possible that these biological changes are in response to the home environment, Allen said of the study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Other studies have found that extreme neglect and sexual and physical abuse can impact brain development. A stressful home environment has also been linked to the early onset of puberty in girls, he said. "What we don't know anything about is, is there...
  • Japan scientists develop fearless mice

    12/13/2007 6:02:32 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 38 replies · 151+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-13-07 | KAORI HITOMI
    In this undated photo released by Tokyo University's Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry Graduate School of Science, a genetically modified mouse approaches a cat in Tokyo. Using genetic engineering, scientists at Tokyo University say they have successfully switched off the rodents' instinct to cower at the smell or presence of cats, showing that fear is genetically hardwired and not leaned through experience, as commonly believed. (AP Photo/Ko and Reiko Kobayakawa, Tokyo University Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry Graduate School of Science, HO) Cat and mouse may never be the same. Japanese scientists say they've used genetic engineering to create...
  • Pedophilia may be the result of faulty brain wiring

    11/28/2007 7:11:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 81+ views
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ^ | 11-28-07 | Michael Torres
    MRIs link pedophilia to problems in brain development For Immediate Release Ė November 28, 2007 (TORONTO) Ė Pedophilia might be the result of faulty connections in the brain, according to new research released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The study used MRIs and a sophisticated computer analysis technique to compare a group of pedophiles with a group of non-sexual criminals. The pedophiles had significantly less of a substance called ďwhite matterĒ which is responsible for wiring the different parts of the brain together. The study, published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research, challenges the commonly held...
  • The Zombeatles - A Hard Day's Night of the Living Dead

    10/31/2007 9:14:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 1 replies · 66+ views
    youtube ^ | 10-31-07 | The Gomers
    The Zombeatles sing a Halloween song fer ya!
  • British Brains Dominate List Of Geniuses

    10/28/2007 7:25:16 PM PDT · by blam · 87 replies · 740+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2007 | Aislinn Simpson
    British brains dominate list of living geniuses By Aislinn Simpson Last Updated: 1:07am GMT 29/10/2007 Britain has more living geniuses per head of population than anywhere else in the world, according to a new survey which reveals the country's influence on science, technology, business and the arts. Almost a quarter of those featured in the list of 100 living geniuses are Britons, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the world wide web, in joint first place, and physicist Stephen Hawking at seven in the list. British artists and musicians feature heavily, including Brit Art leader Damien Hirst at number 15,...
  • Top neuroscientist backs computer brain game [Train your brain?]

    09/07/2007 8:34:11 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 791+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/7/2007 | Roger Highfield
    Baroness Greenfield, the well known neuroscientist and director of the Royal Institution, has joined the likes of Nicole Kidman and Chris Tarrant by putting her name to a computer game designed to train the brain. ** Train your brain: Take the MindFit test At the House of Lords she helped to launch a new fitness routine to play on the insecurities of the masses - the brain workout - and described the results of a trial that suggests that it could help arrest the ageing of the body's most complex organ. "You are your brain and it is vital your...
  • Rove's Brain - Why the White House aide drives his opponents so crazy

    08/13/2007 9:05:07 PM PDT · by gpapa · 1 replies · 603+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | August 14, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    One of our biggest arguments with Karl Rove was over the Bush Administration's first-term steel tariffs. We opposed them, and in one editorial calling for their repeal we scored "Secretary of State Rove" for letting politics trump U.S. interests. Mr. Rove never gave any quarter, and when trade promotion authority passed Congress in 2002 by 215-212, he tracked us down to read a list of Members who had voted aye: They all belonged to the Steel Caucus. The episode captures the essential Rove--the political strategist whose larger purpose was always to advance President Bush's policy goals. In this case, he...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, May 07, 2007

    05/07/2007 2:35:58 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 319 replies · 2,592+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Silicon Valley's "best brains" work on (alternative) energy

    04/03/2007 10:21:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 539+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | Leonard Anderson
    MENLO PARK, Calif (Reuters) - Venture capitalists in Silicon Valley have been searching for the next big thing in high-tech for years, but now many have switched to greener pursuits -- finding technology to help cut global warming. Although commercial success could take years, venture capitalists are pouring cash into solar power, fuel cells, wind energy, biofuels, new lighting microchips, "smart" power grids, and other innovative energies. "The best brains in the country are no longer working on the next pharmaceutical drug or the next Silicon Revolution. They want to work on energy," said Vinod Khosla, a top venture capitalists...
  • Europe: Swedes smash Christmas SMS record

    12/27/2006 5:55:28 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 15 replies · 534+ views
    http://www.thelocal.se ^ | 12/27/2006 | TT/The Local
    Swedes smash Christmas SMS record Swedes set a new record for text messages on Christmas Eve, according to Telia. On December 24th a total of 9.3 million text messages were sent via the Swedish telecom giant's network. That compares to just 6.2 million SMS messages sent on Christmas Eve last year. In Telia's annual Christmas survey, 12 percent of customers said that they would prefer to send their seasonal greeting by SMS, while 16 percent would rather make a phone call. The majority, 64 percent, sent their greetings in the morning but a quarter left it until after 4pm, when...
  • Brain gene shows dramatic difference from chimp to human

    08/16/2006 11:38:54 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 316 replies · 3,621+ views
    EurekAlert (AAAS) ^ | 16 August 2006 | Staff
    One of the fastest-evolving pieces of DNA in the human genome is a gene linked to brain development, according to findings by an international team of researchers published in the Aug. 17 issue of the journal Nature. In a computer-based search for pieces of DNA that have undergone the most change since the ancestors of humans and chimps diverged, "Human Accelerated Region 1" or HAR1, was a clear standout, said lead author Katie Pollard, assistant professor at the UC Davis Genome Center and the Department of Statistics. "It's evolving incredibly rapidly," Pollard said. "It's really an extreme case." As a...
  • Freep a poll!( A silly one. Rate Pres. Bush's brain power)

    05/22/2006 3:16:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 230+ views
    Mondotimes.com ^ | 5-22-06 | Mondotimes
    How smart is George W. Bush? Genius Bright Average Dull Moron
  • KILLER BISCUITS WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER (actual AP headline)

    04/27/2006 5:09:36 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 42 replies · 7,310+ views
    listserv | Unknown | AP
    Linda Burnett, 23, a resident of Palm Springs, CA, was visiting her in-laws and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head. One customer who had been at the store for a while became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda's eyes were now open, and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she'd been shot in...
  • Dumb, Miss Rowling? I'm going to be a brain surgeon (Models with brains alert)

    04/15/2006 1:17:43 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 2,160+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Modelling may not be brain surgery, as J K Rowling pointed out last week when she pilloried "empty-headed toothpicks", but it seems that brain surgeons can be models.Megan McGill, a well-travelled American fashion model with a degree in neuroscience, yesterday defended her trade against the author's scathing criticism. She said she was appalled by the confrontational nature of Miss Rowling's comments, adding: "You are the most loved woman by every child in the world, how can you be so bitter?" Miss McGill, who is based in London but will move to New York in the autumn to study neurology at...
  • Scans Show Different Growth for Intelligent Brains

    03/30/2006 2:30:17 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 1,085+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    The brains of highly intelligent children develop in a different pattern from those with more average abilities, researchers have found after analyzing a series of imaging scans collected over 17 years. The discovery, some experts expect, will help scientists understand intelligence in terms of the genes that foster it and the childhood experiences that can promote it. "This is the first time that anyone has shown that the brain grows differently in extremely intelligent children," said Paul M. Thompson, a brain-imaging expert at the University of California, Los Angeles. The finding is based on 307 children in Bethesda, Md., an...
  • Peru museum has diseases on the brain

    03/08/2006 2:13:33 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 1 replies · 128+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Mar 8, 1:04 PM ET
    Peru museum has diseases on the brain Wed Mar 8, 1:04 PM ET LIMA (AFP) - Thousands of human brains float in jars of formaldehyde at a unique museum that gives visitors to Lima an up-close view of brain diseases, from trichinosis to stroke. More than 2,500 brains are on display in a modest museum in Lima sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Sciences (INCN). Visitors can see brains of persons felled by AIDS, Alzheimers, clots, hemorrhages, heart attacks and a myriad of tumors. The museum is the proud owner of a brain that died of Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, the...