Category: Weekend links

Weekend Links: 8 Movies That Really Got Science Wrong, and Much More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a look at some of our favorite science stories from across the web! The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life – Learn how microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution and the origins of life in 1977 with his report of the existence of a separate form ...

Weekend Links: How Pets Help Our Brains, A Stomach Virus’ Secret Weapon, and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a look some of our favorite science stories from across the web! Love at First Swipe: Thanks to dating apps, we’re now making split-second love-life decisions based on a few photos and a brief bio. But what is going on in our brain when we’re swiping left or right? Babies Learn ...

Weekend Links: The Love Lives of Fruit Flies, Why We Fall Prey to Scams, and More

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: The science of Coolsculpting developed by Boston doctor – In recent years, Coolsculpting has become a household name. It’s the procedure that freezes unwanted body fat and it’s being performed in clinics across the country. But the ...

Weekend Links: Dogs Excel at Sniffing Out Disease, the Debate Over Naming Bioengineered Meat, and More

(Welcome to Weekend Links, a look some of our favorite science stories from across the web. This week’s links were selected by our summer intern, Ginger Ren. Thanks, Ginger!) Dogs Excel at Sniffing out Human Illness Dogs are already man’s best friend, but here’s another reason to appreciate our canine companions. From alerting diabetic patients ...

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too – Can’t cool off this summer? Heat waves can slow us down in ways we may not realize. New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, ...

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This? – We’ve seen it a hundred times in the World Cup: A player misses a shot and his hands immediately go to the top of his head. Why? Psychology has ...

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Why Your Brain Never Runs Out Of Problems To Find – Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out that a quirk ...

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: The Neuroscience of Pain – Research is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety. Toll of Twitter Trolls: Study Delves into Social Media’s Link to Depression – If you’ve spent even a flick of time on Facebook, you’re ...

Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them – A profile of Mass General neurologist and researcher Alice Flaherty Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression – ...

Weekend Links — Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Secrets of the Y Chromosome – It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans. We ...