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Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech

...grass is always greener on the other side" and "an empty vessel makes more noise." Asked to explain the sayings, the patients tended give responses that were literal. The metaphorical meaning escaped them almost entirely. When pressed to provide deeper or more general accounts, Ramachandran said, "the pa...

'Dead zone' area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say

...coast where the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers empty into the gulf. The dead zone area typically develops in late spring and early summer following the spring flood stage of the rivers, which bring large amounts of nutrients often in the form of fertilizer into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi is ...

Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says

...of a mammalian uterus. "Milk-secreting glands that empty into the 'uterus' feed the developing larva. Tsetse milk is white and chemically similar to human or cow's milk," Waldbauer wrote in a chapter titled "Guaranteeing descendants: The role of parental care." Waldbauer emphasizes that insects can be usef...

Predicting the future: Mirror neurons reflect the intentions of others

...ell-enjoyed snack. The "action" clip shows only an empty mug, being grasped either by the whole hand around the rim (called whole-hand prehension), or with the fingers on the handle (precision grip). The "intention" clip puts it all together, providing the context needed to understand the intent of the act...

Look at past sea-level rise points to troubling future

...st wetlands that are deposited by rivers when they empty into the sea. He began studying the geography of the U.S. Gulf Coast about 15 years ago. Four of his students -- Alex Simms, Kristy Milliken, Jessie Maddox and Patrick Taha -- are presenting new research Nov. 7-10 at the GSA's annual meeting in Denve...

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