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Why Smokers Are Skinny Craving an afternoon snack? Take a drag on a cigarette, and your hunger will likely disappear. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the Unites States and other developed countries, causing lung cancer, heart disease, and chronic bronchitis. But smokers are, on average, skinnier than nonsmokers.
It's not artificial intelligence in the Turing test sense, but the technicolor ring you see above is actually an artificial microbrain, derived from rat brain cells--just 40 to 60 neurons in total--that is capable of about 12 seconds of short-term memory. Developed by a team at the University of Pittsburgh, the brain was created in an attempt to artificially nurture a working brain into existence so that researchers could study neural networks and how our brains transmit electrical signals and store data so efficiently. Scientists Create Tiny Artificial Brain That Exhibits 12 Seconds of Short Term Memory
‘Lefties’ more gifted ‘a myth’ The study confirms that left-handed children will do worse than their right-handed siblings.
A paper in the June 5, 2011, journal Nature presents a simulation that explains the small size of Mars relative to the Earth and Venus and the composition of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. According to the simulation, Jupiter moved toward Mars due to gravitational pull of a dense planet on a newly formed gaseous planet. Jupiter steals Mars mass and populates asteroid belt - National Paelenotology Science News
Don't Believe Facebook; You Only Have 150 Friends hide captionAccording to "Dunbar's Number," human beings can maintain a network of only about 150 close friends.
Italian government officials have accused the country's top seismologist of manslaughter, after failing to predict a natural disaster that struck Italy in 2009, a massive devastating earthquake that killed 308 people. A shocked spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) likened the accusations to a witch hunt. Italian Seismologists Charged With Manslaughter for Not Predicting 2009 Quake - FoxNews.com
They were gone as soon as they appeared, but for a fleeting moment they were the heaviest particles of antimatter a laboratory has seen. Scientists in the US produced a clutch of antihelium particles, the antimatter equivalents of the helium nucleus, after smashing gold ions together nearly 1bn times at close to the speed of light. The discovery of antihelium at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven national laboratory in New York will aid the search for exotic phenomena in the distant universe, including antimatter versions of stars and even galaxies. Antimatter looks and behaves like normal matter but has one crucial difference: particles of antimatter have an equal and opposite charge to those that make up the world around us. US scientists get glimpse of antihelium | Science
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The Hacker War Over WikiLeaks Rages On | 80beats Today WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, wanted in connection with sex-related charges in Sweden, turned himself in to the police in London. And while Assange’s personal troubles escalate, so does the online war over WikiLeaks. Last week came the cyber attack against WikiLeaks.org, which hacker “Jester” claimed to have organized. On his blog, Jester describes himself as a”hacktivist for good” and someone who is “obstructing the lines of communication for terrorists, sympathizers, fixers, facilitators, oppressive regimes and other general bad guys.” [Los Angeles Times]
EU to invest 6.4 billion in research BRUSSELS - Research organisations, universities and industry, will receive a sum of €6.4 billion next year in the European Commission's largest ever allocation for research and innovation.
Primordial Sperm Gene Found | Wired Science A gene involved in the production of sperm is shared by almost all living animals, including sea anemones, worms, insects, marine invertebrates, fish and humans. The finding suggests the ability to produce sperm arose just once, 600 million years ago, and has been conserved through all subsequent animal evolution.
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Why is the news media comfortable with lying about science? The year is only a couple of weeks old, but it's already been a strange one for science news.
Liberdade poética - Foto de esfera verde microscópica envolta por fibras de polímeros foi batizada de 'Save our Earth. G1 > Ciência e Saúde - NOTÍCIAS - Veja imagens premiadas em conc
An extremely small RNA molecule created by a University of Colorado at Boulder team can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life. The findings could be a substantial step toward understanding "the very origin of Earthly life," the lead researcher contends. CU Team Discovers Tiny RNA Molecule With Big Implications for th
BBC - Earth News - Ants are first animal known to navigate by st An artist's impression of how an ant may sense smell, creating an odour map Desert ants in Tunisia smell in stereo, sensing odours from two different directions at the same time.
Fish See Their Enemies’ Faces in Ultraviolet | Wired Science | W
The problem with science journalism… : Pharyngula
Breezy Love, or the Sacking of the Bees - Opinionator Blog - NYT
Mystery of Half-Male Chickens Solved
Lenin's Embalmers - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Science
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Smoking, but not past alcohol abuse, may impair mental function
Childhood Adversity May Promote Cellular Aging
How plants put down roots
Copernicus Invented Geology, Study Claims
Robot folds towel, but does it do windows? - Science Fair: Scien
In the long run, all that ash can be a good thing - Los Angeles
Radiation-soaking metamaterial puts black in the shade - tech -