Category Archives: Science

A wrench in Earth’s engine – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers at CU Boulder report that they may have solved a geophysical mystery, pinning down the likely cause of a phenomenon that resembles a wrench in the engine of the planet. In a study published today in Nature Geoscience, the team explored … Continue reading

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Why the Autumnal Equinox Doesn’t Fall on the Same Day Every Year-space.com

Autumn is right around the corner for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, while those in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for warmer spring weather. On Sept. 22 at 9:54 p.m. EDT (0154 GMT on Sept. 23), the sun will … Continue reading

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A Fossil That Might Save the World?

[From the description] Benjamin Burger Published on 7 Feb 2017 This is a quick fun video I did on the importance of scientific knowledge in paleontology and geology, and how valuable science is. If you like to learn more about … Continue reading

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Lonely people stand farther from loved ones, study finds

A new study from the University of Chicago found that people who report feeling lonely also say they sit or stand physically farther away from close friends and family. Their “personal space” for intimate partners is larger than those who … Continue reading

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Here’s the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump’s rise | Michele Gelfand

Research shows that when people feel threatened they demand ‘tighter’ social norms, says psychologist Michele Gelfand What is the essential dividing line between human beings around the world? The one between the haves and the have-nots? East and west, rural … Continue reading

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Plate tectonics observatory to create seismic shift in earthquake research

We may never be able to entirely predict earthquakes such as those that hit central Italy in 2016, but we could better assess how they’re going to play out by joining up data from different scientific fields in a new … Continue reading

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Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. Source: Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing … Continue reading

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The spotlight of attention is more like a strobe, say researchers – ScienceBlog.com

You don’t focus as well as you think you do. That’s the fundamental finding of a team of researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley who studied monkeys and humans and discovered that attention pulses in and out … Continue reading

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The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

Do our smells make us sexy? Popular science suggests yes — pheromones send chemical signals about sex and attraction from our armpits to potential mates. But, despite what you might have heard, there is no conclusive research confirming that humans … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism – ScienceBlog.com

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a given situation more than the potential benefit. MIT neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can … Continue reading

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