Our latest question comes from Dr. Sowmiya Priyamvatha, who asks: I’ve learnt that tracts to and fro from the brain cross. Why should they cross? Is there any evolutionary significance for that? I know left side of the brain controls right and vice versa but why? Greetings, Dr. Priyamvatha! Your question is actually hotly debated among evolutionary biologists and neuroscientists. There are, in fact, multiple theories about why tracts cross in the human nervous system. My […]
Did you catch the recent U.K. study questioning whether women should exclusively breastfeed for six months? Before anyone gets too excited, the authors still recommend breastfeeding for at least a year or until the child spits out the boob. The authors still recommend exclusive breastfeeding but suggest 4 months might be better than 6 months. Moreover, they offer further proof of the much-hyped powers of breast milk on the developing immune system.Take a look at the study's findings
While DSLRs get the lion’s share of the sales for interchangeable lens cameras, mirrorless cameras often get more attention. Maybe it’s their petite size, like the recently shipping Panasonic GM1. Maybe it’s the ability to cram a 36 megapixel full frame sensor into a relatively compact body, as with Sony’s new Alpha 7 series. Pro photographers often use Fuji X-series mirrorless cameras as backups to their normal DSLR rigs. Whether its size, technology or marketing,
New legislation from Senator Gillibrand and Representative DeLauro would establish a national insurance system that would replace a portion of workers' wages while they take time off to deal with a serious health issue or care for a family member.