the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers."
The uncertain future of the world's ugliest fish
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"This is a dinosaur, this is amazing....We're talking about salamanders that usually fit in the palm of your hand. This one will chop your hand off."Find the story and really slimy video here.
"'...one of the most universal changes is that as humans age, they change the way they feel about time. As people get older, they just have this sense, this feeling that time is going faster than they are,' says Warren Meck, a psychology professor at Duke University."Why does time seem to travel faster the older we get? Well, here's the theory of a neuroscientist. It's sweet, really, though it doesn't account for a lot of things and I'm not sure I buy it. But, it is interesting, and it is sweet. See the story, hear the radio interview, and watch some video here.
"Blue whales have changed their songs. It's the same old tune, but the pitch of the blues is mysteriously lower -- especially off the coast of California where, local researchers say, the whales' voices have dropped by more than half an octave since the 1960s."What does all this mean? Find out science's best guess here.
"Taking a daily fish oil capsule can stave off mental illness in those at highest risk, trial findings suggest."Find the rest of the story here.
"In 1951, an African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She was treated at Johns Hopkins University, where a doctor named George Gey snipped cells from her cervix without telling her. Gey discovered that Lacks' cells could not only be kept alive, but would also grow indefinitely...."This story is compelling on a number of levels. Find an interview with the author, and an excerpt from the book here.
Lancet relents, retracting the study it published a decade ago which fueled worldwide concern over MMR vaccines. More here.
"Scientists have been able to reach into the mind of a brain-damaged man and communicate with his thoughts.The research, carried out in the UK and Belgium, involved a new brain scanning method. Awareness was detected in three other patients previously diagnosed as being in a vegetative state."Read the rest of the story, and view related video here.