Review finds little evidence behind speed reading claims

Learning to speed read seems like an obvious strategy for making quick work of all the emails, reports, and other pieces of text we encounter every day. But a new report says the claims put forth by many speed reading programs and tools are probably too good to be true.

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Dinosaur love nests unearthed by Colorado research group

Dinosaurs engaged in mating behavior similar to modern birds, leaving fossil evidence behind in 100-million year old rocks, according to new research. Paleontologist Martin Lockley of the University of Colorado Denver led a research team that discovered what he called large “scrapes” in prehistoric Dakota sandstone in western Colorado.

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Osmar Veras
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Study find promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle mass and power

Scientists say they have obtained promising results from a Phase 2 trial of a treatment against the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging. The “proof-of-concept” trial examined the prospects for a myostatin antibody, a drug designed to counter the effects of a protein that scientists see as a culprit in muscle decline.

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Leo Karl
College Student

For the first time scientists have discovered brain networks linked to intelligence

Scientists claimed that for the first time they have identified the entire “networks” of intelligence-linked genes, by uncovering two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, the researchers said, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function—which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.

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Sildim Senoy
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Male and female brains are structurally same : new study

Although male and female brains tend to be different, no single structural feature clearly distinguishes them, scientists have concluded in a new study. The way it seems to work, they say, is like this: “most brains are comprised of unique ‘mosaics’ of features, some more common in females compared with males, some more common in males compared with females, and some common in both females and males.”

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Diya Fernandez
College Student

LSD reorganize human brain networks and changes consciousness

The drug LSD creates its bizarre effects on the brain in part by stopping some nerve cells from acting synchronously, as they should—while making others act in concert where they shouldn’t. That’s the conclusion of a group of researchers presenting new findings Dec. 10 at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in Hollywood, Florida.

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Jeff Fox
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New research : Happiness and unhappiness have no direct effect on mortality

A study of a million U.K. women has found that contrary to widespread belief, happiness or lack of it have no direct effect on mortality. “Illness makes you unhappy—but unhappiness itself doesn’t make you ill,” said the study’s lead author, Bette Liu, summing up the findings.

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Jayanta Das
School Student

Martian moon could disintreagate to become a ring

Mars’ largest moon is slowly falling toward the planet—but rather than smash into it, the moon will probably disintegrate into bits that will form a ring around Mars, scientists predict. The demise of the moon Phobos will occur in an estimated 20 million to 40 million years, leaving a ring that will last for anywhere from one million to 100 million years, according to the two earth scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Diya Fernandez
College Student

Children from different cultures react differently to unfairness and discrimination

Fairness is a key component of human civilization, letting us share valuable resources, but does it develop the same way, and at the same pace, across all cultures? Maybe not, a study suggests.

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Warming Helped Decimate New England Cod Stocks

Cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine for centuries. Today, cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, hovering at 3 percent to 4 percent of sustainable levels, according to scientists. And even harsh fishing restrictions have failed to slow the rapid decline, surprising both fishers and fisheries managers.

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