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Ancient harvestman had four eyes

A study of a 305 milion year old fossil harvestman from France has revealed that this specimen had four eyes. This is rather special, because all currently living harvestmen, as well as other fossilised harvestmen that have been studied, only have two eyes. 273 more words


Let’s Talk Fish

A project designed to help Australia’s wild-catch commercial fishing industry raise its “social acceptability” has found that while people support  Australia having a wild catch fishing industry, they believe that the industry can have a negative impact on marine habitat, animals and birdlife, recreational fishing and the availability of fish species for seafood in the future. 1,070 more words

Professor Allan Curtis

Raise a glass to vascular health

It’s no secret that vascular health declines with age. Contributing to this decline is dysfunction of the endothelium, the inner lining of the blood vessels. Normally, a functional endothelium enables coagulation, platelet adhesion and immune activity. 94 more words

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NIH Fairy Grants Your Wish for Unlimited A0s

In a new Notice, the NIH went beyond reversing its decision to eliminate the A2 submission to allow, in theory, unlimited A0 submissions of the same proposal (hopefully improved with each submission). 492 more words

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Scientists Discover Potential Pathway of LRRK2 Dysfunction.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have reported on a potential route through which mutations in the LRRK2 gene — the greatest known genetic contributor to Parkinson’s disease (PD) — lead to cell death. 311 more words


Kate Brown, History, Wins the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians

On Saturday, April 12 in Atlanta, History Associate Professor Kate Brown was awarded the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, in its domestic or international affairs, from the Civil War to the present. 145 more words


Robert Provine, Psychology, in The New Yorker

An article published April 15 in The New Yorker explores the surprising science behind yawning and what makes it so unique. Psychology Professor Robert Provine, author of  154 more words