‘Science Times’ synthesis

Don’t have time to read the New York Times? We love the NYT science section at PRIM&R, and share with you a twice-monthly digest of all of the most exciting articles we can find. Enjoy!

October 12, 2010
Taking early retirement may retire memory, too: Discover why economists are claiming that there may be a “use it or lose it” risk with regard to keeping one’s mind active after retiring.
Hunting one language, stumbling on another: Read how linguists looking for one distinct language found another “hidden” one in India.
Studying tropical genetic blood diseases: Peruse selections from conversations with Sir David Weatherall, a researcher-physician at Oxford who was among the first to use the tools of molecular biology to understand blood diseases.
Really?: Find out the real facts about “brain freeze”!
October 19, 2010
Hope for human fertility in the study of a worm: Read about a research study that may provide information about how to extend female fertility.
Bringing in family to combat anorexia: Learn about a new method for treating anorexia that may be more effective than therapy alone.

Cracking the mystery of how sloths got long necks: Find out what scientists have learned about sloths’ famously long necks.