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Ultrasound Used To ‘Jump-Start’ Comatose Man’s Brain | Digital Trends

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/26

A UCLA doctor recently “jump-started” the brain of a man who had been in a coma using a beam of targeted ultrasound.

Source: Ultrasound Used To ‘Jump-Start’ Comatose Man’s Brain | Digital Trends

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Google offers 360-degree tours of US National Parks

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/26

Take a trip from the comfort of your living room and visit the National Parks.

Source: Google offers 360-degree tours of US National Parks

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Zika virus’ effects are broader than first thought

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/26

This is going from bad to even worse. I don’t know how parents can deal with this virus. If this spreads out of control the impacts to society will be rather large.

Babies may have to deal with far more than small heads.  Zika is disrupting brain development — microcephaly is a frequent result of that, but there can also be issues around the cortex (which is crucial to coordination and memory) that show up first and may only materialize on the outside as the child grows.

 

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Trump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist Fantasy

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/24

It is sad that so many of us think Donalds view on this topic is correct without having any personal experience or doing any fact checking.

I do feel sorry for Akron (http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Akron-Ohio.html) for the increase in some of the crime since 2002, still other types of crime are down. But comparing it to a warzone where your city is bombed, you are starved, shot at, and finding food is a life risking task is not a fair comparison.

It’s clear that Donald Trump’s “black outreach” isn’t actual outreach to black communities. A Trump who wanted to reach black voters would speak to black churches, black colleges, and organizations like the NAACP or the Urban League. The actual Trump, instead, has made his pitch to lily-white audiences in towns and neighborhoods with few black residents. And for good reason. Trump is never going to win more than a token percentage of black voters. If he wants the White House, he’ll need to persuade as many white voters as possible, and a visible commitment to diversity is one way to win over a certain class of right-leaning, suburban whites.

Source: Trump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist Fantasy

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Gaza’s last tiger to leave for new home in South Africa

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/24

The final living residents of a Gaza Zoo are leaving for new homes. It is sad that due to endless violence they are not safe where they were living. Not that the ZOO was all that great anyway but it is a loss for all that live there.

Gaza’s last tiger Laziz is leaving for a new home and life in a South African sanctuary.

Source: Gaza’s last tiger to leave for new home in South Africa – BBC News

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Having Memory Problems? You Might Be Dehydrated 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/23

The body can be affected by dehydration well before the point of death.

Source: Having Memory Problems? You Might Be Dehydrated | Alternet

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Why the Best Athletes All Have Their Own #PhelpsFace – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

On the second day of the Rio Olympics, American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal (he would go on to win four more),…

Source: Why the Best Athletes All Have Their Own #PhelpsFace – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

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Schizophrenia Emerged after Homo sapiens Diverged from Neanderthals

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Wow – we won the survival contest with the Neanderthal but are paying a high price. 

 

A team of scientists led by Dr. Ole Andreassen of the University of Oslo in Norway and the University of California, San Diego, has found evidence for an association between genetic risk for schizophrenia and markers of human evolution.

Source: Schizophrenia Emerged after Homo sapiens Diverged from Neanderthals, Researchers Say | Genetics, Psychiatry | Sci-News.com

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Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Didn’t they make a movie about the 5th Force?

Recent findings by a team of experimental nuclear physicists in Hungary indicating the possible discovery of a new subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth force of nature, according to a team of theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine.

Source: Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force | Physics | Sci-News.com

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Dresden Codex Venus Table Reveals Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery in Astronomy, Math 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Looks like the Mayans were smarter than we thought.

In a new paper in the Journal of Astronomy in Culture, Prof. Aldana makes the case that the six-page Venus Table represents a remarkable innovation in mathematics and astronomy.

Source: Dresden Codex Venus Table Reveals Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery in Astronomy, Math | Archaeology, Astronomy, Mathematics | Sci-News.com

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