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Student knowledge of evolution deficient

...ll.ca of McGill's University Relations Office. To read the abstract of their article, please consult: http://evol.allenpress.com/evolonline/?request=get-abstract&issn=0014-3820&volume=56&issue=10&page=1891...

Dyslexic children`s brains operate more like those of normal readers following training

... used as a compensatory process as they learned to read more fluently. Gabrieli said the study`s findings ...pared to take advantage of a regular curriculum to read successfully and do well.`` The next step, Temple said, is to see if other commercial programs can a...

Technological advances making life easier for people with physical and mental challenges

...ryone who produces careful work, blind people must read and write!" Among the totally blind, about 75 per... 9 out of 10 of the totally blind who are employed read Braille. Therefore, Cullens said, it is plausible that Braille reading, as with reading in general, ...

Time Magazine Future of Life Summit

...ason we didn't get the Nobel for nine years." To read this cover story online, go to: http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101030217/ Distinguished speakers include two Nobel laureates: Dr. James Watson, President of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Hamilton Smith, Scientific Director, Institute fo...

Brain imaging study sheds light on inner workings of human intelligence

...get a sense of how the task works, ask a friend to read the following words to you at a rate of about one word every 2.5 seconds: dog, cat, chair, table, cat, door, chair, dog. For each word that you hear, make a mental note of whether it is the same word as you heard three words previously. That is, com...

Clock tells time at such speed that reading it becomes challenge

...rocesses, such as protein folding. But how do you read the time on such a fast clock? The scientists who designed the new "all-optical-atomic clock" will describe their efforts to count faster and faster things, as the division between "pulses" becomes smaller and smaller. Using a femtosecond laser to m...

AAAS president calls to restore American health system

...lutions are not likely to be realized quickly." To read a biographical summary on Bloom and watch a short video clip, see http://www.aaas.org/ScienceTalk - video clips. From the science of snow skiing to medical research and biosecurity, and from the future of the American west to growing environmental ...

Braille found to be essential, regardless of age of blindness

... to previous studies of verb generation to Braille read nouns except that the tasks are identical except for input word modality, i.e., auditory versus Braille. The authors of "Adaptive Changes in Early and Late Blind: A fMRI Study of Verb Generation to Heard Nouns," are H. Burton, A. Z. Snyder, J. B. Dia...

Purdue works to transform Ebola virus from killer to healer

...h as Sanders, a protein's amino acid string can be read like a car's schematic. If a section of string appears to recur in many different viruses, it's a safe bet that part of the string serves some essential function. "If you'd never seen a car but wanted to know what you'd need to build one, you might ...

The mouse genome and the measure of man

...chapter in evolution's lab notebook. Being able to read this notebook and compare genomic information across species allows us to glean important information about ourselves." Because the mouse carries virtually the same set of genes as the human but can be used in laboratory research, this information wi...

UCSD research findings for human vs. mouse genome rearrangements

...chapter in evolution's lab notebook. Being able to read this notebook and compare genomic information across species allows us to glean important information about ourselves." Among other findings reported in the Nature paper: The mouse and the human genomes each seem to contain in the neighborhood of 30,...

New books show social side of weather and climate

...nstructing weather forecasts with advice on how to read them. The chapter on climate change discusses how scientists know the average global temperature is rising and examines the uncertainty introduced by "wild cards" that could be influencing how warm Earth gets. "Weather around the World," the core ...

Science picksleads, feeds and story seeds (November 2002)

...ic quadrangle that covers your community? Can you read a topographic map and speak eloquently about contour lines and digital orthophotoquadrangles? All this and more are the purview of the USGS, the government agency best recognized for its topographic maps and the place where the chief information off...

Questionnaire identifies depressions in children

...sked to complete the questionnaire. The researcher read the questions aloud and the child had to tick off an answer. In addition to this the children were also given a translated American questionnaire that can measure depressions as well as a translated American questionnaire that measures anxiety disord...

Scientists produce the script for life

...ent. Special proteins called transcription factors read a cell's script and perform as lead actors to cue the production of necessary proteins (including the transcription factors themselves), by binding to specific genes. This process, called gene expression, is the basis for all cellular functions, and ...

Rolex announces winners of international awards

...ild living in a remote area with no electricity to read by. The simple but revolutionary technology already supplied to homes in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka by his Light Up The World Foundation can light an entire rural village with less energy than that used by a single, conventional, 100-watt light bulb...

A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado

...derful than the tropical forest, but if you can't, read A Magic Web."...

Folding@home scientists report first distributed computing success

As you read this sentence, millions of personal computers around the world are working overtime performing complex computations on their screensavers in the name of science. This growing Internet phenomenon, known as "distributed computing," is being used for e...

Duke ecologist's book offers hopeful view of Earth's plight

...collar. Around its neck was a handwritten tag that read 'Extinct.' "The rainbow of colors next to the pigeon was the parakeet. I held it in my hands, turning it over and over, its jeweled feathers still bright and soft. Barring a miracle of molecular biology, that look is as close as anyone will ever com...

Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex

... earlier. Details of this new technique can now be read by all interested parties because of the decision of the authors to publish in the open access journal, BMC Biotechnology. Although native to Africa, Ostriches are now farmed all over the world for their meat, feathers and hide. Ostriches, like many ...

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