Medicine and Health

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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The impetus to eat is crucial to an animal’s survivability. However in today’s fast paced society, we do not think twice about our meals and even less about our appetite, the primary stimulus for eating. The science behind appetite has been profound in providing us with various mechanisms and pathways through which we may modulate [...]

New Features

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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Many parents are strong believers in music lessons. It is commonly said that piano lessons will make children better at math, better at reading, more creative, or just generally smarter. Yet music programs are often among the first to be cut from public school budgets. In 2005, Schlaug et al. published results from a longitudinal [...]

Medicine and Health

Salman Arif | March 24, 2015

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As the force that is “Big Data” revolutionizes everything from government to grocery stores, it presents huge potential for the healthcare sector to study the massive amount of healthcare data that grows each day. Many industries have already taken advantage of the power of big data, such as research, politics, and the private sector, and [...]

Behavior

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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Brain trauma is a serious issue to be dealt with. In a world with competitive sports, concussions and brain injuries are common. 1 in every 5 high school athletes will suffer a sports concussion during the season while 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually with number rising among student athletes [1]. A concussion and [...]

Technology

Themis Spanoudis | March 29, 2015

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On November 12, 2014 Philae became the first robotic spacecraft to land on a comet nucleus, which is the solid part of a comet usually composed of rock, dust and frozen gases. As part of the Rosetta mission, the European Space Agency launched Philae, mounted on an Ariane 5 rocket, over a decade ago. The [...]

Politics

Alison McManus | March 21, 2015

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The issue of chemical weaponry, since its inception during the First World War, has increasingly become a political concern. The Assad regime’s August 2013 use of nerve gas against civilians remains fresh in international memory, as does the political confrontation that followed. In July 2014, the issues of weapons storage and disarmament gained [...]

New Features

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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  While spending more than 17% of its GDP on medical care, the U.S. remains the only wealthy democratic nation in the world where a significant portion of its residents lacks health insurance coverage. Nearly 17% of the population are not covered by any form of health insurance at any given time, and “another twenty-five [...]

Behavior

Natalie Petrossian | March 24, 2015

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After several tragedies in the past few years, bullying has gone from being considered a “soft” form of abuse to a high-profile issue in our society.  With new research into the neurological and psychological effects of peer harassment and victimization, scientists strongly believe that the resulting emotional and stressful impacts on a teen’s [...]

Life Sciences

Annie Albright | March 21, 2015

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“Fear is a contagious disease, spreading from its first victim to others in the vicinity until it is powerful enough to take charge of a group, in which event it becomes panic.” - Ernest Gann The urban streets of Madurai, a temple city in central Tamil Nadu, India, are overflowing: auto-rickshaws, stands overladen with mangoes and [...]

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