Topic: brain

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The concept of using mice for experiments is a pretty established aspect of scientific research.  Mice are excellent examples of mammalian systems and oftentimes their bodies help us understand a lot about our own. So, why do we study mice brains?   Rodents are no strangers to the...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We're all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the Force.  Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species.  We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity.  Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One of humanity's most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages.  Our languages determine cultural understanding, education and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So,...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up, it's followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives.  While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for.  In that case, can stress be good for you?...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

​ Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ah yes, humanity.  The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth.  Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop their full cerebral capabilities.  Out of all those billions upon billions of...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our brain makes us what we are.  Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important.  We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way.  So, what makes our...

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