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Nobel Prizes This Month

October 5, 2015     4:11 PM ET

Nobel Prize   Wikipedia

Nobel Prize for anti-parasite drug discoveries   BBC - October 5, 2015

The Epic of Gilgamesh Revised

October 5, 2015     5:30 PM ET

A missing chapter has been found for one of the first great works of literature. Researchers have discovered a new clay tablet that adds 20 previously unknown lines to the 'Epic of Gilgamesh'.

Gilgamesh -- Flood Stories

Your visual cortex is making decisions

October 5, 2015     3:38 PM ET

The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain's traditional 'higher level' areas, finds a new study. Previous research using MRI readings indicated ... Read More

Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder

October 5, 2015     2:30 PM ET

1. You look so healthy.

2. You look way too thin.

3. You don't look like you have an eating disorder.

4. I need to lose some weight.

5. I wish I had your willpower.

6. Why can't you just eat that?

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Umpqua Community College Shooting

October 4, 2015     10:27 AM ET

In the 274 days of 2015, we've had 294 mass shootings - 986 since Sandy Hook in 2012. The violence will continue in end times - everything becoming more senseless as the days pass. Once again the country mourns and seeks ways to stop the madness. It's not about gun control as people can easily get weapons. It's about mental health in a bipolar reality that now pushes people to the brink. They drink and drug not realizing they are out of control. We know about the psychological blueprint of the upcoming generation based on the genetics of prior generations and wonder about their options. Social media is bringing this all into the light. We study human behavior now based on patterns more than isolated incidents. Mental Illness and Mass Shootings

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Acupuncture

October 2, 2015     3:30 PM ET

1. A NYT Reporter Let the West Know About It

2. It's Backed by the World Health Organization

3. Licensed Acupuncturists Have Masters Degrees

4. It's Covered by Insurance More Than You'd Expect

5. If You're Needle-Phobic, You Can Still Get Acupuncture

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Circadian Rhythms - Biological Clock

October 1, 2015     4:34 PM ET

Circadian rhythms help everything from plants to humans coordinate with the daily light-dark cycle, but how this natural clock keeps accurate time, or why it goes awry in people with sleep disorders, is still under investigation. New findings suggest that a molecular switch balances the activity of two key proteins that keep the central timepiece of the clock -- the daily accumulation and degradation of the PER2 protein -- on schedule. Read More ...

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