February 2010

What's News This Month
in
Science, Medicine and Technology
(a monthly brownbag series)

(email suggestions-questions to either Tim CannonGary KwiecinskiEd Kosmahl,  Satya P. ChattopadhyayPhil Yevics, or Declan Mulhall )

February 23rd - 11:30am
Brennan Hall, 205


Science

 
  1. DNA Tests offer deeper examination of the accused
  2. High Calorie Diet Linked to Boys
  3. No Sex for All Girl Species
  4. Robotic Minds Think Alike
  5. Twin Fates
  6. Punjab Reaps a Poisoned Harvest
  7. Scientists Make Wieght Loss Claim
  8. Why does the Brain need so much power?
  9. Bat Squeaks Louder than a rock concert
  10. Albert Hoffman, father of LSD, dies
  11. Noble eagles, nasty pigeons, biased humans
  12. Fertile women have sexier voice
  13. Seeing Love in a Different Light
  14. Buried Prejudice: The bigot in your brain
  15. What Happens in the Amygdala...
  16. Can Ants Count?
  17. The Brain Observatory-In Memory of HM
  18. Humans Wonder
  19. Trawling the Brain
  20. Underwater Acoustics
  21. Brain Scan used in Murder Trial
  22. Why Suffocating is Scary
  23. Hammerhead Shark Mystery Solved
  24. How our brains learned to read
  25. Why your older brother didn't share
  26. Children can inherit Mom's abuse-altered brain
  27. Erasing scary memories may be a matter of timing
  28. Better Nanotubes may be on the way
  29. Alien gases in our atmosphere
  30. Dark Matter Discovered?
  31. Rejection of Anthrax Study Kicks up a Dust Storm in Oklahoma
  32. Plans for London 'Cathedral of Science' unveiled 
  33. Centuries old planetary mystery solved
  34. Bones show early divergence of dinosaur lineage
  35. Collider sets record, Europe takes US's lead
  36. Underwater data back up theory of Hawaii's origin
  37. Ride the slime mold express!
  38. Bats and Whales share sonar protein
  39. OMG: our brains can't handle all our facebook friends
  40. PLoS ONE: Mapping Change in large networks
  41. Skin Cells transformed directly into neurons
  42. Hippy apes caught cannibalizing their young
  43. Fearless
  44. Better to React than Act
  45. 'Imaginary rabbit' breaks out of body
  46. Fearless
  47. Protein clumps like a Prion, but Proves Crucial for Long Term Memory
  48. The riddle of Consciousness 
  49. Online dating services are taking a scientific approach
  50. Pluto's dynamic surface revealed by Hubble images
  51. Insects migrate in wind highways
  52. Climate skepticism 'on the rise'
  53. Genetic disorder turns risk-averse into gamblers
  54. In Brookhaven collider, briefly breaking a law of nature
  55. A gene for Alzheimer's makes you smarter
  56. A king-sized frog that roamed with dinosaurs
  57. Good lamps are the best police
  58. Courtroom First: Brain Scan Used in Murder Sentencing | Wired Science | Wired.com
  59. The Orgasmic Mind: The Neurological Roots of Sexual Pleasure: Scientific American
  60. Eating Junk Food May Help Stressed-Out Monkeys Cope - New York Times
  61. Memory Loss - Aging - Alzheimer's Disease - Aging Brains Take In More Information, Studies Show - Health - New York Times
  62. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Exploding star caught in the act
  63. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | New dinosaur tracks discovered
  64. Body's natural painkillers may damp down phobias - health - 20 May 2008 - New Scientist
  65. Humans can judge a dog by its growl : Nature News
  66. Your belly's very own body clock : Nature News
  67. Book Review - 'Can’t Remember What I Forgot,' by Sue Halpern - Review - NYTimes.com
  68. 6 Tribes of Bacteria, the Good Kind, Found to Be at Home in Inner Elbow - NYTimes.com
  69. Idea Lab - How Are Humans Unique? - Intelligence - Evolution - Idea Lab - NYTimes.com
  70. Social Networks' Sway May Be Underestimated - washingtonpost.com
  71. How a thriving social life can boost lifespan - life - 26 May 2008 - New Scientist
  72. Orchid lures bees with promise of sex with strangers - life - 26 May 2008 - New Scientist
  73. And the Kavli Prizes Go To ... -- Kintisch 2008 (528): 4 -- ScienceNOW
  74. At One University, Tobacco Money Is a Secret - New York Times
  75. Katherine P. Rankin, a Neuropsychologist, Studies Sarcasm - NYTimes.com
  76. Stupid flies live longer: study - Yahoo! News
  77. Opponents of Evolution Adopting a New Strategy - NYTimes.com
  78. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mobile phones expose human habits
  79. Sweet Tooth Gene: Science Videos - Science News - ScienCentral
  80. Marker turns wimpy birds into chick magnets - Science- msnbc.com
  81. Brain chemical helps us tolerate foul play : Nature News
  82. Synapses Found to Be More Complex Up the Evolutionary Scale - NYTimes.com
  83. Plants Found to Show Preferences for Their Relatives - NYTimes.com
  84. Why the Brain Follows the Rules: Scientific American
  85. Observatory - Crickets Warn Young Before Birth of Dangers Of Wolf Spiders - NYTimes.com
  86. BBC News - Space rock contains organic molecular feast
  87. BBC - Earth News - Heroic altruistic ants face death alone to save colony
  88. BBC News - Brain clue may explain autism 'hug avoidance'
  89. How gay uncles pass down their genes - Behavior- msnbc.com
  90. Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being: Scientific American
  91. Can Thin Mountain Air Make You Slim? -- Couzin-Frankel 2010 (204): 2 -- ScienceNOW
  92. Horse Genome Bet Pays Off -- Laursen 2010 (201): 1 -- ScienceNOW
  93. Genetics Web Sites Win Online Award - NYTimes.com
  94. Observations: A face for politics: New study shows we can tell Democrats from Republicans in head shots
  95. Starting Anew - Science News
  96. The Ape That Never Grows Up -- Miller 2010 (128): 1 -- ScienceNOW
  97. The Shocking Truth About Running Shoes -- Telis 2010 (127): 1 -- ScienceNOW
  98. Teachers pass math anxiety to female students, study finds - latimes.com
  99. BBC News - Prions 'may keep nerves healthy'
  100. Past Decade Warmest on Record, NASA Data Shows - NYTimes.com
  101. BBC News - Pretty women 'anger more easily'
  102. BBC News - Physical exercise helps brains grow, mouse study finds
  103. BBC News - Video game success may be in the mind, study finds
  104. From Genomes, a Census of Early Humans - NYTimes.com
  105. Brain asymmetry eases hypnotic trance - life - 20 January 2010 - New Scientist
  106. Fate of Science Teacher With a Bible Divides an Ohio Town - NYTimes.com
  107. Your Brain's Got Game -- Gupta 2010 (120): 4 -- ScienceNOW
  108. Fish May Not Have Evolved Gills to Breathe -- Gupta 2010 (115): 2 -- ScienceNOW
  109. Borna Virus Discovered in Human Genome - NYTimes.com
  110. BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Extinction hits 'whole families'
  111. Galaxy SMASH! | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
  112. Observatory - Scanning Technique Reveals Fossils in 3D - NYTimes.com
  113. Whale Stranding: Sonar or Lunar? -- Morell 2009 (807): 2 -- ScienceNOW
  114. BBC NEWS | Health | People 'get happier as they age'
  115. Birds' Light Meter Discovered -- Willyard 2009 (807): 3 -- ScienceNOW
  116. Fertility Rise for Richest - Boon or Trouble? - Dot Earth Blog - NYTimes.com
  117. The Spiky Penis Gets the Girl -- Laut 2010 (106): 3 -- ScienceNOW
  118. Pheromone turns fruit flies violent - Discovery.com- msnbc.com
  119. Is a Dolphin a Person? - ScienceNOW




Medicine  Top, ScienceMedicineTechnology


  1. New Techniques in Brain Surgery mix hope with risk
  2. Women who want to want
  3. Study backs early intervention for Autism
  4. The world looks different if you're depressed
  5. Mobile phones 'have not increased brain cancers'
  6. Can you be blamed for sleepwalking crimes?
  7. NFL to shift its handling of concussions
  8. MS 'blood blockage theory' tested
  9. Obesity gene discovery 'may cut cases blamed on abuse'
  10. Depression Medication may offer mood lift via personality shift
  11. Reactor May Aid in Shortage of Medical Isotope - NYTimes.com
  12. Are Antidepressants Safe for Pregnant Women?: Scientific American
  13. What Doesn't Kill Microbes, Makes Them Stronger -- Enserink 2010 (211): 1 -- ScienceNOW
  14. The Miracle of Vitamin D: Sound Science, or Hype? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
  15. Chemical Exposure Linked to Attention Deficit Disorder in Children: Scientific American
  16. It's lack of balance that makes skunk cannabis do harm - opinion - 26 January 2010 - New Scientist
  17. BBC News - Weaker wine 'may lower the risk of some cancers'
  18. BBC News - Plasma 'could cut dentist pain'
  19. BBC News - Magnetic activity in brain 'diagnoses stress disorder'
  20. New MS pills have promise — but risks, too - More health news- msnbc.com
  21. Study Finds a Shared Gene in Dogs With Compulsive Behavior - NYTimes.com
  22. Researchers Find Study of Medical Marijuana Discouraged - NYTimes.com
  23. Watching TV shortens life span, study finds - latimes.com
  24. Really? - The Claim - Milk Thistle is Good for the Liver. - Question - NYTimes.com
  25. Denmark Leads the Way in Digital Care - NYTimes.com
  26. BBC News - Having a big bum, hips and thighs 'is healthy'
  27. Depression Medication May Offer Mood Lift Via Personality Shift - Science News
  28. Fighting Jet Lag May Help Cephalon Extend Patent on Nuvigil - NYTimes.com
  29. Study finds medication of little help to patients with mild, moderate depression - latimes.com
  30. CBC News - Health - Back pain not helped by electric device
  31. Observations: Music to the (ringing) ears: New therapy targets tinnitus
  32. Lack of Sleep Contagious
  33. Antiphsychotic drug 'stroke risk'
  34. Cancer spread 'happens earlier'
  35. Gene therapy may restore hearing
  36. Toddler Cancer spotted via email
  37. Listeria fear after Canada deaths
  38. A-beta on the brain
  39. Boy has shoulder made from elbow
  40. Farm pregnancy 'cuts asthma risk'
  41. court: US can block mad cow testing
  42. Brain dysfunction linked to fibromyalgia
  43. Study inks bipolar disorder with older fathers
  44. Addiction doesn't discriminate? Wrong
  45. Brain chemistry winter blues link
  46. Treating agony with Ecstasy
  47. Gene variant may protect against Alzheimer's
  48. Neuroscience: the most vulnerable brains
  49. Report suggests morphine may ease stress disorder
  50. Alzheimer's disease 'could be detected by eye test'
  51. Ambidextrous children more likely to be hyperactive
  52. Journal retracts flawed study linking MMR vaccine and autism
  53. Star students, beware of bipolar disorder
  54. Low serotonin levels may prompt SIDS
  55. Morbidly obese may be missing genes
  56. Is there anybody in there?
  57. Illicit drug use among baby boomers on the rise
  58. Study links ages of both parents to risk of autism
  59. Researchers discover first genes for stuttering
  60. Autism and diet: many questions to digest
  61. brain blood vessels clue to MS
  62. Hormone offers new hope in autism research
  63. 'Malaria and weak bones' may have killed Tutankhamen
  64. Acupuncture could help period pain

Technology


  1. Grooking the GIMP
  2. Imagining a world of hardware mashups
  3. Google asks NASA to investigate cyberattacks
  4. Personal Tech
  5. Acer's e-book reader due in summer
  6. Google upgrades security on gmail
  7. U.S. Scientists given access to cloud computing
  8. Genes reveal 'biological ageing'
  9. Shuttle Endeavor launches from Florida
  10. Microsoft to patch 17 year old computer bug
  11. 9/11 tower mystery 'solved'
  12. Private companies like SpaceX look to take over from NASA
  13. Safe Travels for You and Your Data - NYTimes.com
  14. State of the Art - Buzzing, Tweeting and Carping - NYTimes.com
  15. Skype Fights to Be Heard on Mobile Phones - NYTimes.com
  16. Malicious Software Said to Affect 2,500 Corporations - NYTimes.com
  17. State of the Art - Want It or Not, Here Comes 3-D TV - NYTimes.com
  18. Will Carriers Offer a Better Way to Get Voice Mail? - Pogue's Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
  19. Phone Smart - Better Calling for Less, With Wi-Fi Apps That Let You Bypass the Cell Network - NYTimes.com
  20. State of the Art - Vudu Abandons Its Box, but Improves Its Movie Service - NYTimes.com
  21. BBC News - New York Times website to charge
  22. BBC News - Chemical computer that mimics neurons to be created
  23. ‘Toy’ Stories in 3-D - Buzz Lightyear Finds a Dimension - NYTimes.com
  24. As Classrooms Go Digital, Textbooks May Become History - NYTimes.com
  25. Social Sciences and Society - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com
  26. Technology - Pogue's Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
  27. Google Gets the Right to Buy and Sell Energy - NYTimes.com
  28. Twitter Phishing Attack in Progress — Don’t Click on “lol, Is This You??” - NYTimes.com
  29. Macmillan’s DynamicBooks Lets Professors Rewrite E-Textbooks - NYTimes.com
  30. Networks Wary of Apple’s Push to Cut Show Prices on iTunes - NYTimes.com
  31. China Hacking Inquiry Puts Jiaotong University in New Light - 
  32. NYTimes.com
  33. Next Front in Chip Wars Pits ARM and Rivals Against Intel - NYTimes.com
  34. The Apple iPad: First Impressions - Pogue's Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
  35. With iPad Tablet, Apple Blurs the Lines Between Devices - NYTimes.com
  36. Will Windows Phone 7 Be Better Than the iPhone for the Enterprise? - NYTimes.com
  37. Trouble with 3-D - eye fatigue


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