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2013-01-31 23:02:44

The feature article in the latest American Massage Therapy Association, Georgia chapter, newsletter tells the story behind one of the most accomplished massage therapy schools in the country, Atlanta School of Massage. Atlanta Georgia (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 Leticia Allen, Pioneer, Innovator and Founder of Atlanta School of Massage published January 22, 2013 in the Georgia AMTA newsletter, tells the story behind one of the most accomplished massage therapy schools in the country. With...

2013-01-28 15:55:54

The rise in risky, non-traditional sexual relations that marked the swinging ℠60s actually began as much as a decade earlier, during the conformist ℠50s, suggests an analysis recently published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior. “It´s a common assumption that the sexual revolution began with the permissive attitudes of the 1960s and the development of contraceptives like the birth control pill,” notes Emory University economist Andrew Francis, who conducted...

2013-01-25 09:29:46

The mosquitoes that spread dengue fever tap into the domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams, finds a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The data from Iquitos, Peru, shows that the trail of the most rapid transmission of human infections does not lead through large, public gathering places, as might be expected, but from house-to-house, as people visit nearby friends and relatives. “It´s common in a...

Learning How Song Birds Sing By Doing The Math
2012-12-21 14:32:30

Emory University Scientists studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others. “We´ve built the first mathematical model that uses a bird´s previous sensorimotor experience to predict its ability to learn,” says Emory biologist Samuel Sober. “We hope it will help us understand the math of learning in other species, including humans.” Sober conducted the...

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2012-11-07 14:49:05

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2005, Norwegian researchers discovered a previously unknown type of neuron by placing electrodes deep within the cerebral cortex of rats. Dubbed “grid cells,” these specialized neurons were so named because they fire in distinct clusters, each of which constitutes the vertex of a grid-like pattern of equilateral triangles. This recurring triangular, lattice-like firing pattern is what distinguishes grid cells from other...

Animals Are Bad At Math
2012-10-30 19:17:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that although your dog may understand the concept two treats are better than one, the idea of formal math is a uniquely human trait. The team was able to show how variations in both advanced arithmetic and geometry skills specifically correlated with variations in a human's sense of magnitude. "Our results clearly show that uniquely human...

2012-10-04 13:32:27

A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person´s ability to read the facial expressions of others, finds a study published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. This boost in empathic accuracy was detected through both behavioral testing of the study participants and through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their brain activity. “It´s an intriguing result, suggesting that a behavioral intervention could enhance a key...


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2011-04-18 23:26:47

Sonny Carter was a physician, professional soccer player, naval officer, and NASA astronaut. He was born Manley Lanier Carter, Jr. on August 15, 1947 in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1965 and then went to on study at Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 1969. While at Emory, Carter played collegiate soccer and ran track. He was team captain and most valuable player of the soccer team during his senior season. In 1970, Carter...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.