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November 11, 2014

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1:08 PM | Archaeologists discover remains of Ice-Age infants in Alaska
The bones and teeth of two–possibly related–Ice-Age infants, who were […]
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1:07 PM | Reducing Food Waste and Saving Money at Thanksgiving
Before going to the supermarket to buy the turkey, assorted […]
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1:04 PM | Study Offers New Clue into How Anesthesia Works
Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has […]
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1:03 PM | Studylooks at role of microbes on infectious disease of frogs
The adult human body is made up of about 37 trillion cells. Microbes, […]
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1:02 PM | Abilify Interview
Suzanne B. Robotti of MedShadow recently interviewed me for her video Q&A “Why Is Abilify the #1 Selling Drug?”
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1:00 PM | Listening to the Gods
From Mount Sinai to the Oracle at Delphi, the history of religion is filled with examples of "special places" where ancient peoples could receive messages from their gods. But could acoustic theory provide clues about the way sound and geology...            Related StoriesThe Case of the Brooklyn Enigma (Part 2 of 2)Can We Control the Aging Process?P.T. Barnum and You 
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12:58 PM | The cat’s meow: Genome reveals clues to domestication
Cats and humans have shared the same households for at […]
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11:51 AM | Communicating and Consulting About Risk
Communicating and Consulting About Risk In this next video from Gab and Rob’s ‘Conversation on the Couch’ series, the guys talk through a little known book that accompanies the Risk Management Standard. It’s called Communicating and Consulting About Risk, HB327. You can get a copy here  The book provides some good guidance and background on a well rounded risk management process which importantly includes understanding the range of people variables that need to be […]
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11:14 AM | Best of Our Blogs: November 11, 2014
Today’s Best of Our Blogs is all about me you! Over the past few days, our bloggers have been hard at it explaining how to spiritually nourish yourself, what not to do when dealing with heartbreak, and even when and why to be stubborn. Do you know why you should dedicate time to spiritual growth? […]
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11:11 AM | Drinking, Fast and Slow
Consider the following scenario. It’s Thursday night and you are out drinking with a couple of friends. You just got another beer when you notice that the bar closes in two minutes. You don’t have any plans for afterwards other than walking home and going to bed. What do you do? You may think “I […]The post Drinking, Fast and Slow appeared first on Kraut Science.
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9:50 AM | Psychiatric comorbidity in post H1N1 vaccination narcolespy?
I can imagine that the paper by Atilla Szakács and colleagues [1] is likely to draw some rather differing opinions about potential importance based on their subject matter and methods/participant numbers looking at the frequency of psychiatric comorbidity among those with narcolepsy including narcolepsy post H1N1 vaccination. The fact that autism - "pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (i.e., atypical autism)" - is mentioned as one of the comorbidity in the […]

Szakács A, Hallböök T, Tideman P, Darin N & Wentz E (2014). Psychiatric Comorbidity and Cognitive Profile in Children With Narcolepsy With or Without Association to the H1N1 Influenza Vaccination., Sleep, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25325473

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9:39 AM | Who are the most eminent psychologists of the modern era?
A new paper identifies Albert Bandura as themost eminent psychologist of the modern era.Twelve years ago the behaviourist B.F. Skinner topped a list of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the twentieth century, followed by Jean Piaget and Sigmund Freud. Now a team led by Ed Diener has used their own criteria to compile a list of the 200 most eminent psychologists of the modern era (i.e. people whose careers occurred primarily after 1956).Here is the top 10: Albert Bandura in first place, […]

Diener, E., Oishi, S. & Park, J. (2014). An incomplete list of eminent psychologists of the modern era., Archives of Scientific Psychology, 2 (1) 20-31. DOI: 10.1037/arc0000006

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12:45 AM | The San Francisco Giants Model Winning Relationships
Why would a marriage maven be writing about a baseball team? Living near San Francisco, how could I not get caught up in the hoopla? The Giants beat the odds again on October 29th, claiming their third World Series title in five years. “How do they do it?” the pundits ask about this so-called team […]

November 10, 2014

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10:00 PM | The Demon Core – Both the first and the second person to die from an accidental uncontrolled nuclear reaction were working with the same plutonium core
  Since the dawn of the nuclear age there have been at least 60 “criticality accidents”, or uncontrolled nuclear chain reactions due to the unintentional assembly of a critical mass of a particular fissile material. The first 2 deaths due to such a accident occurred at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1945 and 1946. Amazingly, […]
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9:30 PM | From Force11: Abstract deadline in 5 days for Force2015
FORCE2015 CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS (www.force2015.org) New! Travel Fellowship Applications Open New! Call for Vision Flash Talk Submissions Open Call for Session Abstracts Submission Deadline November 15 Call for Demo/Posters Submission Deadline December 1 Call for Pre-Conference Workshop Submissions Registration The FORCE2015 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference (FORCE2015) will be held 12-13 January, 2015 at the University of […]
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7:34 PM | What Matters to Women Looking for Egg Donors?
As the use of egg donors becomes more widespread, a recent study finds, women are no longer trying to hide the fact that their babies come from donor eggs by working hard to find donors who are physically or genetically similar to them. Instead, the researchers say, recipients tend to look for other qualities, such as intelligence and athletic ability, read more
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7:21 PM | 5 Technologies That Have Made It Possible to Read People’s Minds
The ability to read other people’s minds still belongs to science fiction, but, in fact, neuroscience has already taken tangible steps toward making it a reality. Here are some of the recent technological advances that allowed researchers to “crack” the human mind. 1. Extracting words directly from the human brain … READ MORE
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7:15 PM | 5 Ways to Boost Optimism
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. – Dalai Lama XIV Is your glass half empty or full? Are your glasses rosy or is your future shadowed by a dark cloud? Whether you live in the best or worst of all possible worlds depends on your point of view. What we pay attention to and how […]
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5:00 PM | Center for Deployment Psychology
The Center for Deployment Psychology trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality, deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.
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3:30 PM | ‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder
A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the […]
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3:24 PM | Study identifies pre-symptomatic markers for hemorrhagic viruses like Ebola
A new study has found it is possible to distinguish […]
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3:24 PM | Top 10 Depression Blogs of 2014
While depression is one of the most common mental health concerns that people suffer from, it is not a condition that takes a single form. It affects each person uniquely and can look very different from one to another. In addition, the different types of depression are diverse, ranging from clinical depression and seasonal affective […]
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3:24 PM | The Best Treatment For Autism
Best autism treatment improved social skills and development and lessened symptoms. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Autism: New Therapy Found To Eliminate Symptoms and Developmental Delays Autism Explained: Simple New Theory Links Confusing Array of Symptoms Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know Autism Begins During Pregnancy Brain Wiring Differences in Sensory […]
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3:24 PM | New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University […]
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3:00 PM | Finding Your “Formula”
The older I get, the more perspective I gain about what works for me – and also what doesn’t. For instance, trying to manage the stressors of life by using eating disordered behaviors doesn’t work. Drinking caffeine all day to keep my energy level at a consistent “high” doesn’t work. Ruminating excessively on all possible “worst […]
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2:31 PM | Global ‘tree of life’ study shows insects ruled Earth 400M years ago
A new study involving more than 100 researchers from 10 […]
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2:26 PM | Outsmarting the airlines on price could get harder
Technology and competition have made it easier for consumers to […]
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2:25 PM | Researchers provide first peek at how neurons multitask
Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how a […]
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2:16 PM | Google Wants to Search for Cancer – Inside Your Body
It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, but […]
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2:15 PM | Frozen Food: Love It or Let It Go?
Frozen food may be getting a bad rap. Many people […]
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