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Woman Leaves Dentist’s Office with Foreign Accent Posted: 3 months ago by suebe
When Karen Butler went in for dental surgery, she left with more than numb gums: She also picked up a thick foreign accent. It wasn't a fluke, or a joke — she'd developed a rare condition called foreign accent syndrome that's usually caused by an injury to the part of the brain that controls speech.
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Astronauts Complete The Last Space Walk In Shuttle History Posted: 3 months ago by morganalpha
The last space-walk in the 30-year history of the US shuttle programme has been completed at the International Space Station.
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What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? Posted: 3 months ago by Bornbad
Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? A two-year study offers a first look at the daily lives of these feline paupers and princes, whose territories overlap on the urban, suburban, rural and agricultural edges of many towns.
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Get This Woman Some Laughing Gas! Posted: 3 months ago by Bornbad
nitrous oxide and childbirth...coming to a city near you.
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Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind? Posted: 3 months ago by suebe
Four-year-old Krista and Tatiana Hogan are joined at the heads, known as craniopagus. The way the girls’ brains formed beneath the surface of their fused skulls, however, makes them beyond rare: their neural anatomy is unique, at least in the annals of recorded scientific literature. Their brain images reveal what looks like an attenuated line stretching between the two organs.
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Top Ten Myths About the Brain Posted: 3 months ago by Bornbad
People score higher on IQ tests if they’re highly motivated, suggesting that we don’t always exercise our minds at 100 percent capacity.
*read this, morons*
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What a brush with death taught David Eagleman about the mysteries of time and the brain Posted: 3 months ago by Bornbad
When David Eagleman was eight years old, he fell off a roof and kept on falling. Or so it seemed at the time. The Possibilian.
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The truth behind 2012? Posted: 3 months ago by kaskamc
Armageddon in 2012? The truth behind the doomsday theories.Every possible relation with the doomsday 21.12.2012.
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This Is What Your Brain Looks Like When You Masturbate Posted: 3 months ago by Bornbad
It was only matter of time after the invention of fMRI scanning machines — which track blood flow in the brain — that scientists would start having people pleasure themselves while strapped into one.
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All He Wanted To Do Was Play Baseball Posted: 3 months ago by suebe
Dugan Smith had cancer in his thigh bone. He was going to die without extreme measures. His dad had an opinion on what to do. So did his mom. But they decided to ask their son, who would hopefully be able to live with whatever came next.
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The CDC Is Ready For A Zombie Invasion Posted: 3 months ago by suebe
If zombies did start roaming the streets, the CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation.
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An infestation that begins in the mind Posted: 3 months ago by midnightbliss10
Self-described sufferers of Morgellons disease say their skin is infested with mysterious parasites, and they demanded a government study. The Mayo Clinic concludes the symptoms are often delusional. Update to an earlier post.
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So You Think You Know Why Animals Play... Posted: 3 months ago by plurk
What these elephants are up to is a mystery. In fact, it’s one of the greatest enigmas in the field of animal behaviour. A pachyderm rite of passage? An evolutionary precursor to bob-sledding? Itchy-rump syndrome? No, these elephants are playing, and science has no idea why.
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World's Oldest Panda Dies Posted: 3 months ago by suebe
R.I.P. Ming Ming. She was 34. The average lifespan of a panda in captivity is 22.
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High School kid's science fair project may have cured Cystic Fibrosis Posted: 3 months ago by DannyboyO1
Beats the heck out of anything I ever did with fossils, potato batteries, or paper mache dinosaurs. But what is he going to do for his senior project?
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HAARP(High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) Posted: 3 months ago by kaskamc
Great post and all about High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.Conspiracy theorists as the cause of the recent disasters in the world have seen in the work of HAARP-a series of antennas that from the theory of very good specialist can be used to control the time, the production of earthquakes and manipulation of the brain waves in the human brain.
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Canadian scientists cure cancer... the rest of the world shrugs their shoulders Posted: 3 months ago by yamz66
Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested
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‘Canine Houdini’ Mounts Daring Escape From Medical Facility Posted: 4 months ago by suebe
They're calling Jack, a German Shepherd from Oregon, a "canine Houdini" for the amazing skill with which he broke out of the veterinary hospital, not once, but three times where he was being treated for a severe and mysterious flu.
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Men Temporarily Lose Brain Function Around Pretty Women Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
Men who spend even a short time talking to a woman they find attractive temporarily lose a little of their cognitive function, probably because the man’s brain is consumed with trying to impress the woman.
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What will happen to us? Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
“It won’t be humans who witness the sun’s demise: It will be entities as different from us as we are from a bug.”
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What's living in your bellybutton? Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
N.C. State scientists find minuscule worlds of microbes and fungi thrive in human navels
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How Heavy Metal Is Keeping Us Sane Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
The sleeper parched of his dreams, or purged of his nightmares, goes swiftly bonkers: without fantasy there is no reality.
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Ice cream as healthy as celery Posted: 4 months ago by NoPantsMan
IMAGINE a world where ice cream is as healthy as a celery stick, chocolate has no calories and one bar of it fills you up. Nanotechnology may make that a reality in the near future
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Old men have big ears Posted: 4 months ago by Bornbad
The British action played out in the British Medical Journal, where body parts are always of interest. In 1993, Dr James A Heathcote, a general practitioner in Bromley, Kent, set out to answer the question, “as you get older do your ears get bigger?”
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Colourblind Gamers Posted: 4 months ago by pocksucket
It's hard to decide whether to shoot the guy in the red or the guy in the green when you can't distinguish between the two. Game designers are beginning to realise that excluding up to 5% of their market with poor colour design.
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