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August 31, 2014
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Brain responses to emotional images predict PTSD symptoms after Boston Marathon bombing

The area of the brain that plays a primary role in emotional learning and the acquisition of fear – the amygdala – may hold the key to who is most vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

May 7, 2014
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Decolonisation of British and French Empires

Britain’s impending withdrawal from Afghanistan and France’s recent dispatch of troops to the troubled Central African Republic are but the latest indicators of a long-standing pattern. Since 1945 most British and French overseas security operations have taken place in places … Continue reading

April 28, 2014
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Sexual conflict affects females more than males, says new research on beetles

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles. These beetles have surprisingly complex parental care, similar in form to that provided by birds such … Continue reading

March 31, 2014
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‘Melbourne Shuffle’ secures cloud data

Encryption might not be enough for all that data stored in the cloud. An analysis of usage patterns — which files are accessed and when — can give away secrets as well. Computer scientists at Brown have developed an algorithm … Continue reading

March 25, 2014
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Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind

Using only data from an fMRI scan, researchers led by a Yale University undergraduate have accurately reconstructed images of human faces as viewed by other people. “It is a form of mind reading,” said Marvin Chun, professor of psychology, cognitive … Continue reading

January 1, 2014
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Mole Crowdsourcing: There could be an App for That

University of Utah researchers identify new technique for identifying cancerous moles Have you ever had a strange mole on your body and wondered if it was skin cancer? The best move is to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, but … Continue reading

November 30, 2013
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‘Tiger stripes’ underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flow

Narrow stripes of dirt and rock beneath massive Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea, researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey have found. Understanding how these high-friction regions form and … Continue reading

October 23, 2013
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Risk of Amazon Rainforest Dieback is Higher than IPCC Projects

AUSTIN, Texas  —  A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the … Continue reading