November 2009

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 )

November 24th - 11:30am
DeNaples, 405

Science


  1. Humans still evolving as our brains shrink - Science- msnbc.com
  2. Lcross Mission Finds Water on Moon, NASA Scientists Say - NYTimes.com
  3. FOXP2 Speech Gene Shows Its Bossy Nature - NYTimes.com 
  4. A New Spacecraft to Explore on Waves of Light - NYTimes.com
  5. Mind - Dreams as Anticipation for the State of Being Awake - NYTimes.com
  6. Observatory - Falklands Wolf First Appeared in North America, Researchers Say - NYTimes.com
  7. BBC NEWS | Health | Babies 'cry in mother's tongue'
  8. The Brain: Humanity's Other Basic Instinct: Math | Human Evolution | DISCOVER Magazine
  9. Toddlers insensitive to fear go on to commit crimes - life - 17 November 2009 - New Scientist
  10. Phys Ed: Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
  11.  Tiny Insect Brains Solve Big Problems : Discovery News
  12.  Socially Awkward? Check Your Genes -- Torrice 2009 (1116): 3 -- ScienceNOW
  13.  The Will to Power--Is "Free Will" All in Your Head?: Scientific American
  14.  Why pain sometimes lingers : Nature News
  15.  BBC News : Mercury mission clears key hurdle
  16.  BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | LHC nears restart after repairs
  17.  Guapa, it's your genetic ancestry I love - life - 20 November 2009 - New Scientist
  18.  Playing Sounds to the Sleeping Aids Memory, Study Finds - NYTimes.com
  19. Business of Green - Looking for Wind Energy, Some Consider Turbines at Sea - NYTimes.com
  20. Voracious Invader May Be Nearing Lake Michigan - NYTimes.com
  21.  Proton Beams Are on Track at Collider - NYTimes.com
  22. U. of Nebraska Defeats Tighter Limits on Stem Cell Research - NYTimes.com
  23. New Data Shed Light on Large-Animal Extinction - NYTimes.com
  24. How Will Religion Evolve? - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com
  25. Observatory - By Happy Accident, Chemists Produce a New Blue - NYTimes.com
  26. Plan for Dominican Town of Miches Faces Environmental Test - NYTimes.com
  27. Remarkable Creatures - Darwinian Details on Origins of Snakes and Snails - NYTimes.com
  28. Museum to Display Historic Cabinet That Belonged to Alfred Russel Wallace - NYTimes.com




Medicine  Top, ScienceMedicineTechnology


  1. Vital Signs - Early-Morning Colon Screening Finds More Polyps, Study Says - NYTimes.com
  2. BBC NEWS | Health | Dementia drug use 'killing many'
  3. F.D.A. Threatens to Ban Alcoholic Drinks With Caffeine - NYTimes.com
  4.  Tainted Beef Traced to Company That Halted Testing - NYTimes.com
  5. Vital Signs - Study Links Exposure to 5 Pathogens With Higher Risk for Stroke - NYTimes.com
  6. Observations: The AMA eases its stance on marijuana
  7. Boosting Cognition in Down Syndrome -- Miller 2009 (1118): 3 -- ScienceNOW 
  8. Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier With Avastin to Fight Glioblastoma - NYTimes.com 
  9. BBC NEWS | Health | Ketamine drug use 'harms memory
  10. '5 mutant genes linked to Parkinson’s - More health news- msnbc.com
  11. BBC NEWS | Health | Plastic chemicals 'feminise boys
  12. 'BBC News - Immune tribe 'indicates CJD hope'
  13. BBC News - Alcohol 'protects men's hearts'
  14. BBC NEWS | Health | 'Female Viagra' discovery claim


Technology  Top, ScienceMedicineTechnology

  1. Thursday Puzzle: What’s Wrong (or Right) With This Picture? - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com
  2. Looking for a Method in Cellphone Price Madness - NYTimes.com
  3. BBC NEWS | Technology | Bing teams up with Wolfram Alpha
  4. Google to Caption YouTube Videos - NYTimes.com
  5. State of the Art - Playing Music in Every Room With Sonos, Not a ‘System’ - NYTimes.com
  6. Casio Gets Tough With a Rugged Camera - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com
  7. High Tech Tries to Lift Veil on 18 ½ Tantalizing Minutes in Watergate - NYTimes.com
  8. BBC News - Tests loom for record solar plane
  9. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Japan's hi-tech bid to boost food
  10. BBC News - Making the first computer virus
  11. BBC News - Power-guzzling TVs to be banned
  12. BBC News - Lab worms are stunned by 'phaser
  13. 'BBC News - Energy-saving bulbs 'get dimmer'
  14. Driven to Distraction - A High-Tech Nanny to Cut Off Cellphones - Series - NYTimes.com
  15. A Look at California’s New TV Energy Rules - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com
  16. Was Chrome OS a Disappointment? - NYTimes.com
  17. Android This Week - ARM Alliance Formed; Droids Fix Themselves? - NYTimes.com
  18. Panel Sees No Need for A-Bomb Upgrade - NYTimes.com
  19. News Corp. Weighs an Exclusive Alliance With Bing - NYTimes.com
  20. Your Browser Is Now a Web Server - Opera Includes Opera Unite in Opera 10.10 - NYTimes.com

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