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Article: Reducing caloric intake delays nerve cell loss

Article: Reducing caloric intake delays nerve cell loss Caloric restriction has been talked about for some time now in the science community and not just as a dieting method for … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Science Tourism: Croatia

Finally getting a chance to continue the series… with Croatia!  I’m really excited about our trip.  I’ve heard how beautiful Croatia is and am very excited to see it’s amazing … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Capturing the Sound of the Northern Lights

Capturing the Sound of the Northern Lights I’ve written before a bit about synesthesia, or a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Story of Frozen Food (video)

  Interesting look at the history of how we make frozen food!

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who/What is a supertaster? (CNN video link)

Who/What is a supertaster? (CNN video link) A supertaster is a person who experiences the sense of taste with far greater intensity than average.There is great influence of genetic variation … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

67 Years Of Potato Chip Innovation, In 5 Animated GIFs (NPR)

67 Years Of Potato Chip Innovation, In 5 Animated GIFs (NPR) Science and industry go hand in hand.  I think that’s often forgotten in the world of academia. But here … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neuroscience Meets Magic – by Scientific American

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Synesthesia: Scent of Light and Art

Synesthesia: Scent of Light and Art A pretty cool artistic expression. An artistic examination, in an exhibit in Shanghai this past fall, of the relationship between light and audience and assertion … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scientists make the best partners: Happy Valentine’s! (link)

Today’s link: Valentine’s tips: How to woo a scientist   “Scientists are highly educated people with decent career prospects, but are also rarely associated with a fondness for romance and … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man Soap and Manly Smells (link)

Man Soap and Manly Smells (link) Link: Man Soap: Smell like bacon, bonfires, beer, and urinal cakes So apparently a manly soap smells like bacon, bonfires, beer and/or urinal cakes… Wait, … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deadlines kill creativity

A cute video examining how deadlines can hinder creativity and innovation.

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flight of the Conchords Parody: Most Beautiful Girl in the Lab

Hadn’t seen this video in a while and suddenly had the urge to look it up. I think it’s brilliant. A previous adviser of mine sent this out to our … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

We were all Female – Science!

Yup. We all start as females, or gender neutral. Or… “men are just females gone wrong.” (just kidding!)

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Food And Love: How They Are Linked In The Brain

The Huffington Post did a piece recently on how relationships can affect body weight. Food And Love: How They Are Linked In The Brain   We’ve all seen it, lived it, … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making scents: The aromatic world of flowers (link)

Making scents: The aromatic world of flowers Great article on how flowers make scents and the effects that those scents have.

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years (BBC link)

This is a pretty cool exercise… especially if you are in industry and trying to figure out next steps.  But also helpful for academic research… what will be the directions … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Choosing a Year for French Wine

In further preparation for our trip to France (and also to have it here handy for my reference while in Paris), I was curious how to choose a wine. We’ve … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Science Tourism: Paris ideas

I’ve been to Paris twice, but the first time I was only about 5 and the second time I was 16.  So my memory is a bit foggy on what … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smell Of Fresh Baked Bread & Kindness… and media hype

The smell of freshly baked bread may have positive effects, including making us nicer to strangers. According to the Daily Mail, researchers at the University of Southern Brittany in France … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Link: Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap

Link: Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap What is creativity? The topic has eluded scientists. How can you study something that is difficult to even define? Luckily, Liu et al. had … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 2 Comments




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