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  • Sci-fi meets wi-fi in a mind over gene experiment

    Sci-fi meets wi-fi in a mind over gene experiment
    Playing a computer game or letting your mind go to its happy place might one day ease a migraine, administer drugs or prevent epileptic seizures, according to Swiss bioengineers who pulled off a strange mind-over-gene trick. The researchers took...
  • Infant and fetus burial offers clues to ice age settlement

    Infant and fetus burial offers clues to ice age settlement
    The curled-up bodies of a stillborn fetus and a 5-week-old infant buried in a dune beside an Alaska river are being hailed as the oldest known remains of Native Americans who crossed from Asia during the last ice age. The two, who might have been...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • Underwater 'storms' may hold key to melting Antarctic ice

    Underwater 'storms' may hold key to melting Antarctic ice
    Scientists using robotic ocean gliders to wander frigid Antarctic waters say they may have discovered a mechanism behind the melting of polar ice shelves – miniature submarine "storms" that are lobbing packets of warmer water toward the continent....
  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's. So you'd think that...
  • Did work on Gwynn's Island bridge in Mathews County harm oyster production?

    Did work on Gwynn's Island bridge in Mathews County harm oyster production?
    In a typical year, Oyster Seed Holdings LLC produces more than 1 billion oyster spat — oyster larvae. For the 2014 season, production fell to about 5 percent of that or only 150 million, said Mike Congrove, the owner of the hatchery located on...
  • For actor Eddie Redmayne, a Stephen Hawking immersion course

    Actors can engage in plenty of odd pre-performance rituals. But when it comes to moments you’d rather strangers not see, few compare to hanging out in a London park mimicking Stephen Hawking. That was life for Eddie Redmayne in the months before...
  • Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution

    Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution
    Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technology is revolutionizing data collection in remote polar regions, scientists said on Monday. An international study led by the California Institute of Technology...
  • Mind-blowing robot conjures ghosts in the lab

    Mind-blowing robot conjures ghosts in the lab
    It’s never too late for a little Halloween creepiness. At least not for a group of Swiss researchers who managed to make unwary subjects feel as if they had been tapped by a ghost. A couple of the bindfolded volunteers thought the experience was...
  • City Council poised to limit 'vaping'

    City Council poised to limit 'vaping'
    The Baltimore City Council is poised to ban electronic cigarette "vaping" from nearly everywhere that traditional cigarette smoking is prohibited. The legislation has support from public health officials, who call it a prudent step in regulating an...
  • The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research

    The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research
    Nothing is easier, if you're a political philistine playing to an audience of anti-intellectual rubes, than to ridicule scientific research projects by caricature. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who frighteningly enough is chairman of the House Committee on...