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Is Your Brain Really Necessary?


The reason for the apparently absurd question in the title is the remarkable research conducted at the University of Sheffield by neurology professor the late Dr. John Lorber.

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Toward a more scientific science
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Climb atop shoulders and wait for funerals. That, suggested Newton and then Planck, is how science advances (more or less). We've come far since then, but many notions about how people and practices, policies, and resources influence the course of ...



Science News

Ancient steroids establish the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia as one of the earliest animals
Science Magazine
Thus, Dickinsonia were basal animals. This supports the idea that the Ediacaran biota may have been a precursor to the explosion of animal forms later observed in the Cambrian, about 500 million years ago. Science, this issue p. 1246; see also p. 1198 ...
Cholesterol traces suggest these mysterious fossils were animals, not fungiScience News
558m-year-old fossils identified as oldest known animalThe Guardian
Fat solves 558-million-year science puzzleSBS
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Rolling Stone

Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on Scoring Intrepid New Docuseries, 'Let Science Speak'
Rolling Stone
“Historically, many scientists have been uncomfortable or unwilling to speak outside of the ivory tower,” says Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Professor and Director of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. “Let Science Speak is so important ...



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Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy
Science Magazine
Next, the scientists placed the octopuses individually into a three-chambered water tank for 30 minutes: one empty; one with a plastic action figure, an object that might pique the octopus's curiosity; and one with a female or male laboratory-bred ...
Octopuses Got High on MDMA. For ScienceRolling Stone
Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expectNew York Post
Octopuses Given Ecstasy for Science—But Is That Ethical?National Geographic
Popular Mechanics -Motherboard -NBCNews.com -Marine Biological Laboratory
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This research group seeks to expose weaknesses in science—and they'll step on some toes if they have to
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Metaresearchers investigate how scientists operate, and how they can slip off the rails. "We've seen things that we felt were not OK," Wicherts says. "The first way to deal with it, that's our conviction, is to study these things." They're motivated by ...



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Drug overdose deaths in America are rising exponentially
Science News
21 Science. More than 63,600 Americans died from all drug overdoses in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Numbers of accidental overdose deaths due to individual drugs, such as heroin or methamphetamine, have varied ...

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This Week in Science
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By decomposing the oscillations into separate frequencies, they searched for signs of differential rotation. Several stars do indeed seem to have equators that spin faster than their poles, and none indicated the opposite pattern. Science, this issue p ...



Science Daily

Scientists quantify the vast and valuable finds stored on museum shelves
Science Daily
Days after a fire tore through Brazil's National Museum and destroyed specimens of irreplaceable heritage, a team of scientists has quantified the vast number of fossils that sit unstudied in natural history collections. Based on their findings, the ...

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Asteroseismic detection of latitudinal differential rotation in 13 Sun-like stars
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By decomposing the oscillations into separate frequencies, they searched for signs of differential rotation. Several stars do indeed seem to have equators that spin faster than their poles, and none indicated the opposite pattern. Science, this issue p ...

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Aljazeera.com (blog)

Art and science project examines how addiction impacts the brain
Aljazeera.com (blog)
London - Why is it that one person can smoke a cigarette occasionally and another will stop only when the pack is in ashes? Is the brain of a person who plays the odd bingo game different from another who doesn't leave a slot machine until their ...

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