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Submission + - Scientists Turn Docile Mice Into Ruthless Hunters

BenBoy writes: A couple of years ago, a story surfaced about smarter mice: Scientists Create Super-intelligent Mice, Discover They're Also Very Laid Back. Well, implicit challenge accepted! 2017 brings us a report from Cell, via The Scientist:

Neural circuits in the amygdala are responsible for predatory behavior in mice, according to a study published January 12 in Cell. Using optogenetics, a technique that uses light to turn neural circuits on and off, a group of researchers led by neuroscientist Ivan de Araujo of Yale University was able to turn docile mice into ruthless hunters.

Nuclear death-mice are, we assume, right around the corner ...

Comment Re:The American version... (Score 1) 441

Actually, in Oregon, using unemployment to start a business is not only legal, it's encouraged. For those too lazy to click :-)

If you participate in the SEA program you won't have work search requirements while claiming benefits. You can receive business start-up counseling and advice from Oregonâ(TM)s Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) free of charge. *Classes and books are at cost to the participant, no training funds are available at this time. If you make money from your private enterprise, you keep the proceeds and still get your full weekly benefit payment. People come to the program in all states of readiness to do business, so we donâ(TM)t require applicants to wait for a class to start etc. When you are accepted in to the program is when you start.

Submission + - RIP John Glenn

BenBoy writes: John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. He passed away today at age 95.

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