Archive: 6/05/2010

TED Talks take to TV

Thought-sparking TED talks that have won legions of followers on the Internet are spreading to television stations around the world.

dateMay 06, 2010 in Other
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New nerve cells -- even in old age

After birth the brain looses many nerve cells and this continues throughout life - most neurons are formed before birth, after which many excess neurons degenerate. However, there are some cells that are still capable of ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Lake-bed trails tell ancient fish story

The wavy lines and squiggles etched into a slab of limestone found near Fossil Butte National Monument are prehistoric fish trails, made by Notogoneus osculus as it fed along a lake bottom, says Emory University paleontologist ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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If only a robot could be more like a cockroach

Studies have indicated that insects rely on their brains to respond to what they feel and see. But for the first time, researchers have shown a direct link between neurons at the center of an insect brain and changes in behavior. ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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