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Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic--And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back
Science & Tech  (tags: passenger pigeon, martha, deextinction, DNA, animals, species, Iconic, scientists, science, biologists, environment, humans, research, study, technology )

Lone
- 1 hour ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, last of her kind, finds biologists dreaming of preventing or reversing extinctions.
If Half of All Species Go Extinct, Will One of Them Be Us?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, mass extinction, research, animals, environment, humans, habitat, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nautil.us
How many animal species do you think go extinct every year? Last week I conducted a highly unscientific polling of around 20 of my Facebook and Google Chat contacts, asking that same question.
Physical and Social Pain Are Processed in Some of the Same Areas of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, healthcare, illness, medicine, research, science, study )

Darren
- 6 days ago - healthland.time.com
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in some of the same regions.
The Origin of Humans Is Surprisingly Complicated
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, nature, research, science, world, history )

Darren
- 6 days ago - scientificamerican.com
HUMAN FAMILY TREE used to be a scraggly thing. With relatively few fossils to work from, scientists' best guess was that they could all be assigned to just two lineages, one of which went extinct and the other of which ultimately gave rise to us.
Our Life With the Neanderthals Was No Brief Affair
Science & Tech  (tags: neanderthals, humans, research, science, world, discovery )

Nancy
- 8 days ago - news.msn.com
The most accurate timeline yet for the demise of our closest relatives, published on Wednesday, shows Neanderthals overlapped with present-day humans in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years before disappearing about 40,000 years ago.
Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In Their Brains
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, health, autism, science, interesting, humans )

Michael
- 8 days ago - iflscience.com
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. In an effort to find out why, a group of researchers led by David Sulzer at Columbia University Medical Center examined the synapses in the brains of children with autism.
New Carbon Dating Suggests Neanderthals Had 'Ample Time' to Mix With Modern Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: carbon dating, Neanderthals, Europe, research, ancient, discovery, humans, NewTechnology, scientists, technology, world )

Lone
- 10 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
Stuck in Neutral: Brain Defect Traps Schizophrenics in Twilight Zone
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain defect, Schizophrenics, tewilight zone, desire, emotions, decisin making, research, science, scientists, study, discovery, health, humans, society )

Lone
- 12 days ago - sciencedaily.com
People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals.
Exploring the Risks of Oil Spills in the Beaufort Sea
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Beaufort Sea, oil spills, arctic, environment, humans, oceans, nature )

Lone
- 19 days ago - blog.wwf.ca
The risk is very real, but too often our ideas about it are shaped by media images, rather than by information and science. The truth is that we really have very little information about what an oil spill in the Arctic would look like
Society Advanced Centuries Ago Because Humans Became Soft
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, ancient, history, humans, discovery, arts )

Glenn
- 27 days ago - medicaldaily.com
Art is almost as old as the human race.
GMO Critics: 'Chill Out'!?
Science & Tech  (tags: food, gmo, science, study, research, safety, tyson, neil, degrasse, science, humans, healthcare, diet, food, scientists )

Mari
- 29 days ago - businessinsider.com
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, perhaps the country's most famous scientist, has a message for critics of genetically modified foods: "Chill out."
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to "Chill Out"
Science & Tech  (tags: tyson, neil, deGrasse, research, science, interesting, humans, GMO, Genetically Modified Foods )

Mari
- 30 days ago - motherjones.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a strong stand on another hot-button scientific topic: Genetically modified foods.
Earth Is in the Early Stages of a Sixth Mass Extinction, Says the Journal Science - Via News.Com.Au
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Mass Extinction, Environment, Animals, Habitat destruction, Bio-diversity, Humans, Activism, Government, Industry, Sustainability risk, World News )

Victoria
- 31 days ago - news.com.au
EARTH'S sixth great extinction event has already begun and humans ARE the cause. Now responsible scientists are calling for urgent action from general populations, government and industry to stop this within the tipping point of 100 years.
GMO Bananas Arrive for First Test in Iowa - Via Natural Society
Science & Tech  (tags: Science and Technology, Genetic Engineering, GMO Bananas, GMOs, Genetically Modified Food, Humans, Health Risks, Food Industry, Safety issues, World )

Victoria
- 34 days ago - naturalsociety.com
The GMO bananas were created at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Human trials are taking place but will they test properly for negative effects of GMOs or just Vitamin A levels?
 

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