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Science Tuesday: Drunk defense

It is not unheard of for someone to walk down Commonwealth Avenue late on a weekend night and see a student or local stumble or fall because of intoxication. However, a study published in the December issue of the journal Alcohol from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests the same intoxication that causes accidents […]

Bananas may replace potatoes due to global warming

Delegates from about 200 countries gathered in Doha, Qatar yesterday, kicking off the latest international conference to discuss global warming, its implications and solutions for it.  As the international community turns its attention to global warming, one aspect people may need to consider is the agricultural implications of rising global temperatures. Researchers from the Consultative […]

Performing under pressure

Scientists are using an online test to study how people cope with pressure in sports and everday life.   Everyone has sunken into a stress response when expected to perform, minutes before a test or while competing in a race or making a speech. BBC Lab UK, a website operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation, […]

Science Tuesday: Objectively measuring consciousness

One of the most subjective analyses — that of measuring a person’s consciousness — is now moving toward greater objectivity in differentiating between patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states. At the Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans in October, a research team from the Belgian National Fund for Research revealed that their new […]

Science Tuesday: Take back control of your brain

For students looking for a way to focus their minds while studying, researchers at the Strong Foundation have an answer. Their website, Brain Shift Radio, launched after three decades of research on music-based therapy, is an alternative to common mind-focusing methods, such as use of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs. Brain-Shifting Technology Users log […]