Friday, 21 September, 2018

Month: September 2017

Is Porn Harmful?

Is Porn Harmful?

Is Porn Harmful? Depictions of sexual content in films, music videos, and the Internet have increased in recent years. Because the Internet is not subject to regulations, it has emerged as a vehicle for circulation of pornography. Pornographic images are available for consumption in the privacy of one’s home via the

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Nerve Implant Restores Consciousness To Man In Vegetative State. Patients lying in a vegetative state present severe impairments of consciousness caused by lesions in the cortex, the brainstem, the thalamus and the white matter. There is agreement that this condition may involve disconnections in long-range cortico–cortical and thalamo-cortical pathways. Hence, in the vegetative state cortical activity is ‘deafferented’ from subcortical modulation and/or principally disrupted between fronto-parietal regions. Some patients in a vegetative state recover while others persistently remain in such a state. The neural signature of spontaneous recovery is linked to increased thalamo-cortical activity and improved fronto-parietal functional connectivity. The likelihood of consciousness recovery depends on the extent of brain damage and patients’ etiology, but after one year of unresponsive behavior, chances become low. There is thus a need to explore novel ways of repairing lost consciousness. Here we report beneficial effects of vagus nerve stimulation on consciousness level of a single patient in a vegetative state, including improved behavioral responsiveness and enhanced brain connectivity patterns. Credit: From the paper Restoring Consciousness With Vagus Nerve Stumulation by Martina Corazzol et al., published in Current Biology 25 September 2017. Read Article Here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/25/nerve-implant-restores-consciousness-to-man-in-vegetative-state

Nerve Implant Restores Consciousness To Man In Vegetative State

Nerve Implant Restores Consciousness To Man In Vegetative State. Patients lying in a vegetative state present severe impairments of consciousness caused by lesions in the cortex, the brainstem, the thalamus and the white matter. There is agreement that this condition may involve disconnections in long-range cortico–cortical and thalamo-cortical pathways. Hence, in

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The Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda Constellation

The Andromeda Constellation. Andromeda (And) is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. The Constellation is most prominent during autumn evenings in the Northern Hemisphere, along with several other constellations named for characters in the Perseus myth. Because of its northern declination, Andromeda is visible only

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Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2)

Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2)

Autumn Harvest At Gardens By The Bay (Part 2). Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. Five species are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash, pumpkin, or gourd depending on species and variety, and for their seeds. First cultivated in the Americas before being brought to Europe

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5 Steps To Take To Protect Yourself Against Massive Equifax Hack

5 Steps To Take To Protect Yourself Against Massive Equifax Hack

5 Steps To Take To Protect Yourself Against Massive Equifax Hack. On Thursday, 7 September, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names,

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Photographs September 2017 2

Photographs September 2017 2. The Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 competition was organised by the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Photographic Society. This collage illustrates photographs that were submitted for this competition, with the exception of two. Credits: Agence France-Presse, International Business Times, The Royal Meteorological Society, The Royal Photographic Society.

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