Slices of brain tissue can store patterns of activity for short periods of time: scientists

By Mo Costandi, The Guardian Sunday, September 16, 2012 5:44 EDT Topics: activity patterns ♦ Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland ♦ Ohio It sounds like the plot of a science fiction film, or like something from a transhumanist fantasy: researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, report that they can induce memory-like…

Miracle-Gro to pay big fine for fake pesticides, poison bird feed: Falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels and distributing unregistered pesticides.

By Agence France-Presse Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:13 EDT Lawn and garden products company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in fines for poisoning bird feed and violating pesticide laws, officials said Friday. Scotts will pay record criminal and civilian penalties for a litany of pesticide violations, including “illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird…

Now TSA agents are testing drinks purchased INSIDE the airport

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:23:18 EST, 3  September 2012| UPDATED:23:23 EST, 3 September 2012 Travelers’ angst is being taken up a notch  now that TSA agents are adding yet another seemingly arbitrary security check at  airports. The federal agency is now deploying its staff  to test beverages purchased by travelers after they were screened at…

Review of group-based cancer trials reveals flaws in studies’ design and analysis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study reviewing 75 group-randomized cancer trials over a five-year stretch shows that fewer than half of those studies used appropriate statistical methods to analyze the results. The review suggests that some trials may have reported that interventions to prevent disease or reduce cancer risks were effective when in fact they…