Topic: brain

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Everyone has had at least one cranky moment over being hungry, right?  Those moments are where the temperament of the mind has been altered by a need of the body, but what about other times?  Are there other occasions where brain function is impacted due to stomach related issues? Can...

Monday, November 4, 2013

The brain has a pretty awesome resume. Everything from the Magna Carta to Snuggies are byproducts of the brain's pretty impressive range of applications. So, how does the brain really work?  Consider the vastness of output from the brain: the wheel, agriculture, the...

Monday, October 28, 2013

The human brain continues to be one of the most mysterious and impressive topics in the science field. In addition to creating nearly all of our day to day experiences the brain continues to impress scientists as they discover new things about the brain. A recent study asked another...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Consider the history of printing. From very early fragile letters to recent developments in modern printing, this technological journey is pretty remarkable. Modern day printers are pushing the limits of both technology and biological research. So, can they print organs yet?  Let'...

Monday, July 1, 2013

For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches?  Throughout human history animals have played an important role in our technological progress. For...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why do we like the music we like?   Think about all the music you've ever listened to.  Everything from Beethoven's 5th to "Call Me Maybe" are processed through the brain, but what about them allows the brain to say yay or nay?     So, why...

Friday, January 4, 2013

Why can’t we stop thinking? Try to stop thinking for five seconds. Ready? …steady… ……GO! Okay, now you’re just reading this and not-stopping-your-thoughts!! So why can’t we stop thinking? Well, this is the handiwork of our old friend,...
Topics Covered: brain, Body, the body human

Friday, September 7, 2012

The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Besides highly publicized science stories of 2010 (Gulf oil spill, Chilean miner rescue, bedbugs, etc.), there were some intriguing and somewhat odd science stories: 1. You think like a worm – The human brain’s center of deep thought is curiously similar to a clump of neurons...

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