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2013-11-01 04:43:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sounding like a set-up for the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, 'REALLY?!? With Seth and Amy,' a story came out of Germany this week of a colossal mix up made 158 years ago. Of course, the SNL segment typically satirizes complete cock-ups, whereas the mistake made by those intended to categorize the brains of two prominent geniuses of the day was more what some might consider tragic. And the mishandling of the brains...

Music Helps Focus Attention, Work More Efficiently
2013-10-16 19:02:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have just taken the side of the seven dwarfs in the Disney film Snow White. According to these scientists and their colleagues, music makes physical labor easier and focuses the attention of the worker rather than distract them. This can also hold true for those lifting weights, running or doing some other kind of exercise. Fast, driving tunes don’t...

Newly Discovered Threadworm Named After Physicist Max Planck
2013-07-09 10:20:19

Max Planck Institute An unusual posthumous honor for physicist Max Planck: Biologists in Tubingen working with Ralf J. Sommer have named a newly discovered nematode after the German Nobel laureate. Pristionchus maxplancki is thus the first species to carry the name of the scientist, who died in 1947. The discovery from the Far East is assisting the researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology to attain new insights and knowledge about the many interdependencies between...

2013-04-18 21:53:15

When faced with impossible circumstances beyond their control, animals, including humans, often hunker down as they develop sleep or eating disorders, ulcers, and other physical manifestations of depression. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 show that the same kind of thing happens to flies. The study is a step toward understanding the biological basis for depression and presents a new way for testing antidepressant drugs, the researchers say....

2013-04-17 16:20:39

According to the thesis by PhD holder Claudia Loaiza-Escutia, written up in the UVP/EHU´s Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, European scientists have difficulty connecting with the general public and journalists. The causes of these difficulties are, above all, the lack of institutional support, pressures of work, and not having any training in communication. The study by Claudia Loaiza stands out because not only does it include quantitative information on...


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2008-11-25 22:48:27

The Spix's Guan (Penelope jacquacu), is a species of bird found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It has a global range of over 3,000,000 square miles and is listed a least concern species by the IUCN Red List. Spix's Guan is a fairly large bird, at about 36 inches in length. It has a relatively long neck with white streaks down to the breast. The throat is bare and coral red, as are the legs....

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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