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Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Solving the Autism Puzzle - MIT Technology Review

His name was David. He was 10 years old and, to put it bluntly, compellingly weird—especially in the buttoned-down, groomed normality of suburban …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Andromeda Galaxy

President Trump's First Big Fight Will Be With 'Tyrannosaurus John' Over 'Tough Dove Rex'

Today’s 25th anniversary of the fall of the USSR and the end of the Cold War is not just a historical curio. It has had, and again soon will have, profound political ramifications.<p>Most of the political class, very much including the media, have not absorbed those ramifications. The voters, however, …

John McCain: We have a stake in Syria, yet we have done nothing

<i>John McCain, a Republican, represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate.</i><p>The words “never again” ring hollow as the city of Aleppo, Syria, has fallen to regime forces of Bashar al-Assad. A brutal siege that has ground on for years was finally brought to a bloody end by a surge of Russian airpower, Iranian …

Middle East

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

New laws to ease doctor shortage see long delays, criticism

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. communities: …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 14, 2015)

Read our top picks from this week’s Daily Edition, including the top takeaways from the second Republican presidential debate, new details about the search for Bowe Bergdahl and how space impacts the mind and body.<p><b>1.</b> 6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate – CNN, Stephen Collinson<p><b>Top</b> …

How to best use caffeine — from a neuroscientist:

<b>1) Consume in small, frequent amounts.</b><p><i>Between 20-200mg per hour may be an optimal dose for cognitive function.</i><p><b>2) Play to your cognitive strengths</b> …