The first people who populated the Americas

The first people who populated the Americas

We are getting closer to understanding who the first Americans really were

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Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in religion

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in religion

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. Scientists have found critical thinking is suppressed in the brains of people who believe in the supernatural. Published in PLOS One, their study examines how the parts of the brain responsible for empathy and analytical reasoning are linked to faith and spiritual thinking.

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Blind tadpoles learn visually with eye grafted on tail

Blind tadpoles learn visually with eye grafted on tail

The strategy uses a drug already approved in humans and could provide a road map for promoting the supply of nerves to new organs in regenerative medicine. In a new study, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes that were grafted onto their tails after being treated with a neurotransmitter drug. Researchers used a neurotransmitter drug called Zolmitriptan, which is already approved for other uses in humans, to enhance integration and functionality of the grafted eye.

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Baby in a Box

Baby in a Box

A new US program is giving out cardboard bassinets to new mothers to encourage safe sleeping. Jernica Quiñones, a mother of five, was the first parent in New Jersey to get her free baby box — a portable, low-tech bassinet made of laminated cardboard. But first, she had to take an online course about safe sleeping practices, which experts say can sharply reduce the chances of sudden infant death syndrome. “Basically, you want to have the baby on the mattress, and that’s it,” she said after watching a 20-minute series of videos. The message may not be new. But health officials say it is critical to keeping babies safe.

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Here Are The Jobs NASA Can’t Fill Because of Trump’s Stupid Hiring Freeze

Here Are The Jobs NASA Can't Fill Because of Trump's Stupid Hiring Freeze

One of President Trump’s first actions after taking office was to institute a federal hiring freeze, leaving thousands of jobs vacant across the US government. Many of these jobs are in agencies that Trump supposedly values, like NASA. But when you look at the job vacancies that NASA is forbidden from filling, we see Trump’s “values” are a crock of shit.

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