Archive: 09/5/2006

MRI On the Cheap and On the Go

When we hear the term “MRI,” most of us probably think of a special treatment room in a hospital with a huge doughnut-shaped machine that costs a lot of money and makes a lot of noise. Researchers with ...

Sep 05, 2006 4.3 / 5 (33) 0

How did our Ancestors' Minds really work?

How did our evolutionary ancestors make sense of their world? What strategies did they use, for example, to find food? Fossils do not preserve thoughts, so we have so far been unable to glean any insights into ...

Sep 05, 2006 4.4 / 5 (25) 0

Born with a superstitious brain

An unusual experiment, conducted by Bruce Hood, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Bristol, demonstrating that even the most rational people behave in irrational ways, became one of the star features ...

Sep 05, 2006 4.4 / 5 (17) 0

Who gives stem cells their marching orders?

Researchers from the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) have shown that a single gene involved in embryonic development is responsible for two seemingly contradictory activities -- maintaining stem cells ...

Sep 05, 2006 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

Unlocking the riddle of LCD re-use

Scientists at the University of York are to play a pivotal role in new research aimed at averting a growing environmental problem caused by discarded liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Sep 05, 2006 3.3 / 5 (4) 0