Ramzi Abbassi

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First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed: It may have liquid water

"These Earth-sized planets are extremely hard to detect and confirm, and now that we've found one, we want to search for more. Gemini and Keck will …

'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

Four new insect species found in Brazil have rather strange sex lives — to say the least. Their sex organs are reversed: Females have penises and males have vaginas, scientists reported Thursday in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>.<p>"There's nothing that [this] can be compared to," the study's co-author, …

Beard Fashions Are Governed By Darwinian Selection

Why did the hipster get a sweaty chin? Because he grew a beard before it was cool.<p>By the beard of Darwin! Some studies have shown that women generally like beards, while others show that whiskers make men appear older and more aggressive. New research suggests that it's all relative, though, and …

Attack of the Super Bugs

Scientists Clone Stem Cells From Two Adult Men In Major Breakthrough

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.<p>The advance, described …

NEUROSCIENCE, NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, NEUROPSYCHIATRY, BRAIN & MIND: Primer, Overview & Introduction

• <b>Author:</b> R. Joseph<p>NEUROSCIENCE, NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, NEUROPSYCHIATRY, BRAIN & MIND: <br>Primer, Overview & Introduction 14 <br>Overview of the Brain and Mind: Functional Localization 14<br>Localization & Functional Neuroanatomy Of The Brain 18<br>The Old Cortex & the New Cortex 20<br>Primary Receiving Areas 23<br>Frontal Lobe …