Monthly Archives: July 2014

Eavesdropping on Neurons (video)

Eavesdropping on Neurons (video): A new automated version of one of neuroscience’s most important techniques, patch clamping, makes it much easier and faster for scientists to tap into the inner workings of brain cells. A new automated version of one … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Sin of Environmental Degradation Pope Francis…

The Pope and the Sin of Environmental Degradation Pope Francis has called environmental exploitation the sin of our time. He is working on an encyclical about humanity’s relationship with nature. Christiana Peppard, Assistant Professor of Theology, Science and Ethics at … Continue reading

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Autism Linked to Pesticide Exposure Women’s exposure to…

Autism Linked to Pesticide Exposure Women’s exposure to agricultural pesticides during pregnancy appears to sharply increase the risk for developmental delays and autism in their children, according to a paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, senior author of … Continue reading

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Nature’s Dividend—Pricing Global Ecosystem Services It’s easy…

Nature’s Dividend—Pricing Global Ecosystem Services It’s easy for humans to forget that pollinators and trees and the sun work for free — they provide some of the many ecosystem services that benefit human well-being. Paul Sutton, a geography professor at … Continue reading

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