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  • Studies show link between hearing loss, mental decline

     Studies show link between hearing loss, mental decline
    Hearing loss is so common that it's long been considered a normal part of the aging process and no great cause for alarm. But studies from Johns Hopkins University have found links between hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia. That means that it may be a greater health threat than imagined and that measures as simple as hearing aids could have a huge influence on healthy brain function.
  • Scientists seek religious experience – in subjects' brains

    Scientists seek religious experience – in subjects' brains
    At the push of a button, the gurney holding Auriel Peterson slides slowly into the pale blue glow of a magnetic resonance imaging machine. Soon, all that's visible are the shins of her black track pants and the chartreuse-and-white soles of her running...

    Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

    Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt
    Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists. What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing...

    Ornithologist studies bird lice for answers on pathogens and evolution

    PHILADELPHIA When Jason Weckstein looks at a bird, he doesn't see just a creature with feathers that flies. He sees the bird as a teeming community of tiny creatures, some of which live and feast on its feathers, or that roam more widely and engage in...

    'Serious game' winners announced from I/ITSEC 2014

    'Serious game' winners announced from I/ITSEC 2014
    Orange County school students were among the judges who evaluated video games and simulation technology presented at the recent I/ITSEC conference in Orlando. Winners of the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge this year include two games for training...