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Science wants to help you forget about it!

Before I explain, I urge you to reread that title in a comical Italian-American voice.

Two research teams have discovered the phenomenon of reconsolidation, the process of rewiring or wholly erasing emotional connections with specific memories. 301 more words

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At-last the Sailor of Death Valleys Sailing Rocks!

You surely would’ve heard of the mysterious sailing rocks moving across the Death Valley leaving behind a Zig-Zag trail. If not here’s the video for you: 136 more words


Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories

Potential new treatment for people with PTSD

Belmont, MA — McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders. 665 more words

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Language of a liar named Stapel: Can word choice be used to identify scientific fraud?

A pair of Cornell researchers have analyzed the works of fraudster Diederik Stapel and found linguistic tics that stand out in his fabricated articles.

David Markowitz… 577 more words

Diederik Stapel

Australia: City spiders grow bigger and faster than country cousins

Credit: Elizabeth Lowe/University of Sydney

Something about city life appears to be causing spiders to grow larger than their rural counterparts. And if that’s not enough to give you nightmares, these bigger urban spiders are also multiplying faster. 570 more words


Sampling the wrong part of the aorta sinks aneurysm paper

A paper on an experimental treatment for abdominal aneurysms has been retracted after it was discovered samples had been taken from the wrong part of the aorta. 188 more words

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Slim by Design: Serving Healthy Foods First in Buffet Lines Improves Overall Meal Selection

Slim by Design: Serving Healthy Foods First in Buffet Lines Improves Overall Meal Selection
Source: PLoS ONE

Each day, tens of millions of restaurant goers, conference attendees, college students, military personnel, and school children serve themselves at buffets – many being all-you-can-eat buffets.

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