February 9, 2011
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November 2, 2010
Definitions don’t seem to come easy to scientists. Consider Pluto’s planethood, or the question of what constitutes life. More recently, the definition debate has even stymied how to describe a laser.
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September 3, 2010
How's this for mind-expanding? Duke's neuroscience community is hosting an artist-in-residence this term.
Amy Caron from Salt Lake City will be here from Oct. 7 through Nov. 3, offering eight public performances of her installation "Waves of Mu," which explores brain anatomy and the somewhat controversial notion of "mirror neurons." She'll also be guest-lecturing around campus in both arts and sciences.
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May 18, 2010
Guest post from Jamese Slade, NCCU Summer intern
Underage drinking and drug use may not be a big deal to most college students, but these behaviors can have effects that will last a lifetime.
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May 14, 2010
That snap-crackle-pop sound you hear around a newborn human's head is the baby's brain being assembled at an alarming rate. The manufacturing of brain cells and getting them wired into meaningful circuits in the first months of life lays a foundation for abilities – and deficits – that seem to last a lifetime.
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