What Brains Say About Autism

What Brains Say About Autism

Autism affects roughly 1 out of 68 children in the US.  While early diagnosis and intervention can help children with autism, there’s so far no method for diagnosing it before children start showing symptoms.  However, I recently read about one study funded by the...
Feathers or No Feathers?

Feathers or No Feathers?

Up until a few years ago, the general consensus about dinosaurs is that they looked like giant, scale-y and featherless lizards.  However, discoveries of well-preserved feathered dinosaurs in China has led researchers to suggest that theropod dinosaurs (the...
Yoga and Old Age

Yoga and Old Age

Everybody knows that yoga is good for you.  I’ve never gotten into it, but I’m well aware of its health benefits.  A new study from the University of Connecticut in the US has found that practicing yoga could help improve protein utilization among older women, leading...
Exploring the Ocean Through Sound

Exploring the Ocean Through Sound

Even as we circumnavigate the world, land on the moon and explore the reaches of outer space, much of the ocean remains unexplored.  As previously unknown creatures or whales with giant tentacle marks wash up on beaches, the deep ocean is just as mysterious as it was...
Mothers and Brain Development

Mothers and Brain Development

American psychologist Harry Harlow is a controversial figure; his studies on maternal development, which danced a fine moral line, had a deep psychological effect on his monkey test subjects.  While these experiments were considered highly unethical, they did lead to...