New research corrects misperceptions of homeless; not choice, but brain injury

Play In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless YouTube: NYCRM In an April 25, 2014 release from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, “Study finds almost half of homeless men had traumatic brain injury in their life,? researchers challenged the assumptions that homelessness is a result of mental illness, addiction …

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Scientific study proves antibiotic resistance is an ancient phenomenon

McMaster evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar, left, and Gerry Wright, scientific director of the Institute for Infectious Disease Research McMaster University Photo credit: Chantall Van Raay After studying 30,000 year old sedimentary DNA from permafrost deposits in the Yukon a Canadian research team from the University of Alberta and McMaster University have found that microbes “have …

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Scary movies may help weight loss but disrupt heartbeat

Watching an emotionally charged film clip caused a disturbance to the normal heartbeat Photo credit: Nomadic Lass on Flickr (cc) University College London announced May 15, 2014 that watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, in a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The team …

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Scientist predicts sex with robots by 2011

Woody Allen’s movie Sleeper (1973) According to science author Hank Hyena’s article, Sexbots Will Give Us Longevity Orgasm in H+ magazine (December 2009), human-robot interaction researcher, Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, of the College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines predicts fully-functioning sex robots by 2011. …

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Who’s winning the race to power and truth: Science or spirituality?

Science can answer how but not why Photo credit: Umberto Rotondro “Scienza e Fede” on Flickr.com Deepak Chopra in a June 24, 2014 article, “Skepticism and a Million Dollar Challenge,? brings our attention to a new age of skepticism. He states: “Skepticism, of the kind advanced by characters as diverse as James “The Amazing” Randi, …

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