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The Best Little Oviraptorid in Mongolia

The sweaty summers of the mid 1970s give way to cooler climes indoors, as a block of sandstone pulled from the red-and-orange rocks of the Djadokhta Formation in Mongolia’s southern Gobi Desert finds itself in Ulaanbator, the nation’s capital. 1,319 more words


Tetris 'prevents flashbacks, but no link to PTSD'

Original study

A follow-up study from research published in 2009 shows that playing a simple computer game, such as Tetris, dramatically reduces flashbacks after exposure to traumatic images. 315 more words


New Hope for Mental Illness

Did you hear the news?

Bullying, inflammation, anger, low self-esteem, abuse, biochemicals, unsettled gender identity, cat parasites, and anything bad causes depression/bipolar disorder/PTSD. (Double-jointedness, too, except I don’t know if that’s bad or not.) … 1,222 more words

Mental Health

No evidence 'cocktail of everyday chemicals' causes cancer

Earlier this week, a number of headlines proclaimed that everyday chemicals could have additive effects in causing cancer. I didn’t have time to cover this news item myself, but the NHS Behind The Headlines team did and excellent job looking at it. 10 more words


‘’Chocolate Accelerates Weight-Loss!’’ - Science Journalism 101

John Bohannon is a biologist and science journalist at Harvard University. He and a team of researchers in Germany, recently conducted a study which found that chocolate, combined with a low-carbohydrate diet, resulted in… 718 more words

General Science

Bee pupae 'contain large levels of aluminium without tangible evidence for cognitive dysfunction'

Original study

A new study finds that bumble bee pupae, the life stage during metamorphosis into fully formed bees takes place, contain extremely high levels of aluminium. 149 more words