Brain 'Switchboard' Separates Learning, Remembering
Recall process appears to suppress ability to absorb new information, imaging study finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- One region of the brain may act as a switchboard that helps it in the constant struggle to learn and remember simultaneously, a new study says.
Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity
... genes found among Native Americans and certain groups in Russia "reflects shared ancestry before the predecessors of the Native Americans crossed the bering
The report in Science follows on the heels of similar international efforts by other researchers, reported in two studies published in t...
New study shows extent of harmful human influences on global ecosystems
...ffected waters include the East Coast of North America, North Sea, South and East China Seas, Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, bering
Sea and areas off the western Pacific Ocean. Least affected areas are near the poles.
Casey said three measures of human-induced climate change wer...
Scientists discover stinging truths about jellyfish blooms in the Bering Sea
A new study helps explain a cyclic increase and decrease of jellyfish populations, which transformed parts of the Bering
Sea--one of the U.S.'s most productive fisheries--into veritable jellytoriums during the 1990s.
The study shows that the availability of food for jellyfish may cap the potent...
Gene study supports single main migration across Bering Strait
Did a relatively small number of people from Siberia who trekked across a Bering
Strait land bridge some 12,000 years ago give rise to the native peoples of North and South America?
Or did the ancestors of todays native peoples come from other parts of Asia or Polynesia, arriving multiple time...
Habitat use by North Pacific right whales, Eubalaena japonica, in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska
The small population of North Pacific right whales, found during the summer in Alaska waters, is one of the most critically endangered whale populations in the world. Commercial whaling in the 1800s has now left us with only a few dozens. Recently these whales have been recognized as a different sp...
Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group, DNA study confirms
... existing Asian populations, except those that live at the very edge of the bering
Strait," said Kari Britt Schroeder, a lecturer at the University of Califor...and the Chukchi and Koryak people native to the Asian (western) side of the bering
Strait. Yet this allele was absent in all 54 of the Eurasian, African and O...
Australia, India, New Zealand join integrated ocean drilling program
...tries will contribute scientists to upcoming IODP research expeditions. In 2009, nine expeditions are scheduled: in the Pacific, the mid-Atlantic, the bering
Sea, and in waters off Japan, New Zealand, and Antarctica, with a research expedition to investigate environmental changes in the Great Barrier Reef p...
Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez
... be virtually impossible to clean up or where any spill would cause irreparable long-term damage. These areas include Bristol Bay in the southeastern bering
Sea in Alaska, known as "America's fish basket," where more than 40 percent of all wild seafood is caught in the United States. Oil and gas developme...
Marine scientists to assess environment before offshore drilling begins in US arctic waters
...ral highly experienced Arctic scientists from four institutions and Russia.
The shallow Chukchi Sea is between Russia and Alaska, just north of the bering
The research follows the record MMS sale in February 2008 of $2.6 billion in leases in the Chukchi Sea to a variety of oil companies, inclu...
New online report on massive jellyfish swarms released
...creatures. Areas that are currently particularly hard-hit by these squishy animals include Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, the east coast of the U.S., the bering
Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Australia, the Black Sea and other European seas, the Sea of Japan, the North Sea and Namibia.
Massive jellyfish swarms...
Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska
...forward POST is maintaining and expanding its permanent system, with new lines that will fulfill the vision of an array from the Baja Peninsula to the bering
Sea, providing unprecedented opportunity to discover more about the lives of marine species.
POST's volunteer Management Board, comprised of membe...
Experts meet on need for new rules to govern world's fragile polar regions
...d by ships' ballast water
"Overfishing, the result in part of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, is already occurring in the Okhotsk and bering
Seas," says conference presenter Dr. Tatiana Saksina of the World Wildlife Fund's International Arctic Programme
"Agreements are needed now to regu...