October 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 )

October 27th - 11:30am
DeNaples, 405
ScienceMedicineTechnology

Science

 
  1. The Costs of a Split Brain 
  2. Why Are We Annoyed by the Sound of Nails on a Chalkboard?:  Scientific American
  3.  Southeast Drought Study Ties Water Shortage to Population, Not Global Warming om
  4. Fossil Skeleton From Africa Predates Lucy - NYTimes.com
  5. On Walruses and Warming - Dot Earth Blog 
  6. Observatory - Study Finds Fast Rebound for Algae After Asteroid Strike
  7. Why am I the short fat one?
  8. Herschel scans hidden Milky Way
  9.  Probe's pass and brake at Mercury
  10. Three Americans Share 2009 Nobel Medicine Prize 
  11. PAINTINGS Maurizio Seracini, on scaffolding, and the “Battle of Marciano” mural.
  12. Baby Bats Imitate Dad's Songs
  13. Has the pill changed the rules of sexual attraction? - science-in-society - 07 October 2009 - New Scientist
  14. Inferior males get lucky with the birds
  15. On the Origin of Eukaryotes 
  16. Basics - Give Birds a Break. Lock Up the Cat
  17. BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Four degrees of warming 'likely'
  18. The Costs of a Split Brain
  19. Why Are We Annoyed by the Sound of Nails on a Chalkboard?
  20. Southeast Drought Study Ties Water Shortage to Population, Not Global Warming 
  21. Fossil Skeleton From Africa Predates Lucy
  22. On Walruses and Warming - Dot Earth Blog
  23. Observatory - Study Finds Fast Rebound for Algae After Asteroid Strike 
  24. Why am I the short fat one?
  25. Herschel scans hidden Milky Way
  26. Probe's pass and brake at Mercury
  27. Three Americans Share 2009 Nobel Medicine Prize
  28. PAINTINGS Maurizio Seracini, on scaffolding, and the “Battle of Marciano” mural.
  29. The Chemistry of Information Addiction: Scientific American
  30. Basics - In Mammals, a Complex Journey to the Middle Ear
  31.  What happened to global warming?
  32. Over the Summer, a Spread of Thicker Arctic Ice
  33. Essay - The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate 
  34. Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn: Scientific American
  35. A Multi-Armed Approach to Brain Evolution - Findings
  36. Remarkable Creatures - For Fish in Coral Reefs, It’s Useful to Be Smart
  37. Sating the Ravenous Brain: Researchers Quell Hunger Neurons in Fruit Flies:
  38. Lasers Impart Life Lessons in Flies
  39. Tongue's Sour-sensing Cells Taste Carbonation / Science News
  40. Fly Pheromones Can Say Yes And No / Science News
  41. Placebo effect is in the spine as well as the mind
  42. Smile! It Could Make You Happier: Scientific American
  43. Observatory - 2-Pound Dinosaur Holds a North American Record
  44. Where Land Slides, Trying to Learn Why - NYTimes.com
  45. Findings - For Decades, Puzzling People With Mathematics
  46. Books on Science - Rethinking What Leads the Way - Science, or New Technology?
  47. Many More Planets Found Outside Solar System
  48. Observatory - How Tongues Taste the Carbonation in a Fizzy Beverage 
  49. Q and A - Mighty Acorns - Question


Medicine  Top, ScienceMedicineTechnology


  1. The Theory? Diet Causes Violence. The Lab? Prison -
  2. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/health/29well.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
  3. Cocaine Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Addiction
  4. BPA in womb linked to aggression in girls
  5. BBC NEWS | Health | Children can 'imagine away' pain
  6. The Theory? Diet Causes Violence. The Lab? Prison 
  7. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/health/29well.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
  8. Essay - Pregnancy Is No Time to Refuse a Flu Shot - NYTimes.com
  9. Drug That Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier Reduces Formation of Brain Metastases in Mice, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  10. Bering in Mind: The problem with psychopaths: a fearful face doesn't deter them
  11. Really? - The Claim - Loss of Sight Heightens the Other Senses - Question
  12. CBC News - Health - No 'mini-stroke' warning for most: study
  13. Vital Signs - Researchers Look at Deaths After Surgery
  14. Vital Signs - Study Finds Women Wear Shoes That Cause Pain 
  15. Technique can pinpoint tinnitus
  16. Son's injury led to intelligent crutch
  17. Probiotic health claims dismissed
  18. Education | Students 'could face dope tests'
  19.  Half of babies 'will live to 100'
  20. Drug therapy record 'encouraging'
  21. Women 'underestimate their sleep'
  22. Pregnant smoking 'psychosis link'
  23.  Cooling 'cuts baby brain damage'
  24. Keep faith with cancer jab plea
  25.  Mummy autopsy result 'was wrong'
  26. Bake Sales Are Banned in New York Schools 
  27. India Can Help U.S. Health Costs, G.E. Chief Says
  28.  Autism Diagnoses Rising, U.S. Reports
  29. Really? - The Claim - With a Runny Nose, Green Calls for an Antibiotic.
  30. Observations: It's all Chinese to me: Dyslexia has big differences in English and Chinese
  31. Gout chemical slows Parkinson's
  32. Phys Ed: Does Exercise Boost Immunity?
  33. In 1918 Pandemic, Another Possible Killer 
  34. VItal Signs - Babies Born to Childhood Cancer Survivors Do Well 
  35. Exercise Helps Brains Bounce Back / Science News
  36. Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children 
  37. Psychopaths are distracted, not cold-blooded
  38. Observatory - Color of Fabric Matters When Protecting Skin From Ultraviolet Rays 
  39. Benefits and Risks of Cancer Screening Are Not Always Clear, Experts Say 
  40. Skin Deep - A Few Cookies a Day to Keep the Pounds Away?
  41. Democrats Lose Big Test Vote on Health Legislation
  42. New Case Suggests Football’s Safety Risks Go Beyond the N.F.L.
  43. Really?- The Claim - Garlic Can Be Helpful in Warding Off a Cold - Question 
  44. Doctor and Patient - How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors 


Technology  Top, ScienceMedicineTechnology
  1. Shuttling PC Data at the Speed of Light - Bits Blog
  2. Wanted - Home Computers to Join in Research on Artificial Life 
  3. Google Brings New Options to Search - Bits Blog
  4. Practical Traveler - For Americans, Plastic Buys Less
  5. Q&A: Freehand Drawing for Free (or Cheap)
  6. Best Buy Plans a Very Twittery Christmas - Bits Blog 
  7. Google’s Venture Arm Invests in Biotech Start-Up - Bits Blog
  8. Japan and Sweden Listed Among Best Web Services
  9. Solar Panel Tariff May Strain U.S.-China Trade Relations
  10. Shutterfly Simplifies Its Photo Book-Making 
  11. App of the Week: Live From Anywhere, You 
  12. A Western Water War Slows Some Solar Projects 
  13. How GPS voice-overs work. 
  14. 'Time telescope' could boost web
  15.  Tech Know: How low can you go?
  16. Sony shows off 3D TV technology
  17. Anti-wi-fi paint offers security
  18. Video screen enters record books
  19. Two New Apps Superimpose Wikipedia Over Your iPhone Camera View of the World
  20. The Quest Continues for a Tablet PC 
  21. Apple Resigns From Chamber Over Climate 
  22. I.B.M. Pursues $1,000 Genome Sequencing 
  23. Q&A: When Keyboard Meets Dishwasher 
  24. Shuttling PC Data at the Speed of Light - Bits Blog
  25. Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety 
  26. Dell CEO Promises PC Love Affair but Has a Backup Plan 
  27. From the Desk of David Pogue - Pogue Answers Reader Questions on Windows 7
  28. Extending the Life of a Creaky Old Laptop
  29. Microsoft’s Bing to Integrate Twitter and Facebook Posts -
  30. Google's New Social Search Is A Big Chess Move Against Facebook
  31. Phone Smart - Microsoft Has a New Windows Mobile, but It’s Still Clunky 
  32. NASA Should Consider Canceling New Rocket, Panel Says
  33. A New Recycling Strategy Is Catching On 





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