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How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

New Dates Could Alter Migration Route Out of Africa

OXFORD, ENGLAND—Radiocarbon dates have been obtained from marine shell beads unearthed at the Ksar Akil rock shelter in Lebanon. The beads, which …

Anthropology

Lab-Grown Tissue That Acts Like the Human Brain

Complex brain-like structures, grown in a petri dish, open up a new way to study neurological disease.<p><b>In their lab at the Austrian Academy of Sciences</b>, Jürgen Knoblich and Madeline Lancaster are growing human brains—or something like them, at least. Using adult skin cells, they've cultivated …

We Could End Polio Forever For About $1 Billion

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been spearheading an effort over the past couple of years to close the last mile on polio eradication. …

3D Printing Is a Matter of Life and Death

<b>When Kaiba Gionfriddo was born</b> prematurely on Oct. 28, 2011, everything seemed relatively normal. At 35 weeks, his doctors' main concern was lung …

A Dream of Venice

A Dream of Venice<p>by James Clarke Hook<p>Date painted: 1850<p>Oil on canvas, 124.7 x 80.5 cm<p>Collection: Museums Sheffield