Education

Babies see it coming

Do newborns just start to crawl once they may be physically in a position to determine danger coming? Or is it that because they’re more cellular, they acquire the aptitude sense looming risk? Their findings1…



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Where Am I? How Our Brain Works As A GPS Device

We’ve all experienced the feeling of not knowing where we are. Being disoriented is not pleasant, and it can even be scary, but luckily for most of us, this sensation is temporary. The brain employs…






McCain Freeze Would Chill Science

Next year’s federal budget may not contain a penny more for research and education if Republican Senator John McCain (AZ) is elected U.S. president and has his way with Congress. That fiscal message that was…


How Movement Lubricates Bone Joints

Taking a cue from machines that gently flex patients’ knees to assist them recover quicker from operation that was joint, bioengineering researchers at UC San Diego have shown that sliding forces used to cartilage surfaces…


Terror Birds: Bigger and Faster

Think of a ostrich on steroids, then put in an eagle’s hunting skills. That the image of South American birds called terror birds, that dwelt from 60 million to 2 million, or phorusrhacids. This week…