Keisini Manoharan

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Kakenya Ntaiya: Bringing Education to Kenya's Girls

She defied local tradition, got an education, and now crusades to bring the same opportunities to the girls of her homeland.<p><b>Kakenya Ntaiya, a pioneering education activist in Kenya and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2013, putting her in the running for</b> …

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The Monkey and the Snake: How the Primate Brain Reacts to Serpents

A new study probes a hardwired fear of snakes.<p><b>Snakes on a Plane, snakes in a can, a rubber snake under someone's chair—just thinking we see a snake is enough to make some of us leap away like a suddenly expert dancer. And it might be those slithery serpents that helped us evolve to see as well as</b> …


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Brain Science: Early Childhood Testimony Unreliable

A neuroscience review casts doubt on early memories. We talk to the researcher.<p><b>A commonly held belief that traumatic childhood memories are accurate misleads judges and jurors in criminal cases, according to a scientific review released on Wednesday.</b><p>Neuroscience and behavioral research into memory …


Orphan Elephants Lack Social Knowledge Key for Survival

Psychological impact from loss of family structure parallels PTSD in people.<p><b>Highly intelligent and social animals, African elephants depend on their sophisticated communication skills for survival in the wild. A recent study investigated the effects of culling and relocation on elephant</b> …


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