Monday, November 19, 2018
Supporting Men > Science (Page 2)

Evolution can move at warp speed

If there's one thing to learn from the tuskless elephants of Mozambique, it's that evolution can move at warp speed — The New York Times (@nytimes) September 21, 2018 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/elephants-africa-tusks-ivory-poaching-born-without-a7440706.html An increasing number of African elephants are now born tuskless because poachers have consistently targetted animals with the best ivory over decades, fundamentally

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Child abuse could leave ‘molecular scars’

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10-child-abuse-molecular-scars-victims.html Methylation acts as a "dimmer switch" on genes, affecting the degree to which a particular gene is activated or not. Scientists are increasingly looking at this turning on and turning off of genes, known as epigenetics, because it's believed to be influenced by external forces—a person's environment or life experiences. The

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Distinction Bias: Making Bad Life Choices

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/automatic-you/201803/distinction-bias-why-you-make-terrible-life-choices In comparison mode, we’re pretty good at deciding between qualitative differences. For example, we know that an interesting job is better than a boring one or that being able to walk to work is better than having to suffer driving in rush hour traffic. When I asked you to pick between

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Idealisation of celebrity and the avoidance of truth

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201508/the-psychology-self-deception An ego defense similar to splitting is idealization. Like the positive end of splitting, idealization involves overestimating the positive attributes of a person, object, or idea while underestimating its negative attributes. More fundamentally, it involves the projection of our needs and desires onto that person, object, or idea. A paradigm

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Alzheimer’s Breathrough

Breakthrough research reveals a new target for Alzheimer’s disease treatment http://t.co/PxlDwZHw8U pic.twitter.com/bORU66m2qd— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) October 15, 2015 A research team led by Amantha Thathiah (VIB/KU Leuven) has determined that a protein – known as GPR3 – might play an important role in alleviating the cognitive deficits and reducing the generation of

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Cannabis use linked to academic failure

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10480745/Cannabis-use-linked-to-academic-failure Cannabis use is extremely popular, whether it is for medicinal use, recreational use, so many people today use it . That's why there are knox medical centres everywhere that provide marijuana medical treatments. I recently read an article explaining that companies are now making atomizers for dry herbs allowing people

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