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February 25, 2013

readings in psychology for 25 february 2013 @PsychScience

Keep Calm and Carry on! the Doctor is In!

Keep Calm and Carry on! the Doctor is In!

Here is what I am reading today:

“The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is an aggressive parasite that is considered a pest in many regions, including the US Great Lakes. An ancient vertebrate, its lineage diverged from that of humans about 500 million years ago. The lamprey is now our earliest vertebrate ancestor to have its whole genome sequenced and assembled. Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.”

“As politicians and academics debate the future of higher education, it is already happening — in dorm rooms, off-campus apartments and living rooms around the world.

Estela Garcia, a working mother from Menlo Park, attends class at her kitchen table after she puts her daughters to bed; Tim Barham, a UC Berkeley senior, takes statistics at home after a day at work; and Oakland teenager Sergio Sandoval studies a college course while in high school.”

“The Oxford University researchers hope that harnessing this inbuilt biological mechanism, identified in rats, could help in treating stroke and preventing other neurodegenerative diseases in the future. ‘We have shown for the first time that the brain has mechanisms that it can use to protect itself and keep brain cells alive,’ says Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of the Medical Sciences Division and Dean of the Medical School at Oxford University, who led the work.”

“- Computer engineering, $70,400
- Chemical engineering, $66,400
- Computer science, $64,400
- Aerospace engineering, $64,000
- Mechanical engineering, $62,900
- Electrical/Electronics and communications engineering, $62,300
- Civil engineering, $57,600
- Finance, $57,300
- Construction science/management, $56,600
- Information sciences and systems, $56,100″

 

3 Responses to “readings in psychology for 25 february 2013 @PsychScience”

  1. jbfournier Says:

    In response to top 10 paying college degrees!:

    I found it really interesting that the average salary overall increased in 2012 from the year before. I don’t know if that’s because there was a cost of living adjustment or maybe this is a sign that the economy is coming back. I also found it interesting that the so called “STEM” (science, technology, engineering, and math) were among the highest paid degrees. Good thing I am Poly!!

  2. jbfournier Says:

    In response to the brain can protect itself from damage:

    I amazed at how far the medical and scientific world has come in preventing and treating diseases and cancers that have affected so many families. I’m always curious about the latest and biggest break through in medicine. It kind of make me wonder if there will come a day in the future when most disease can be cured or treated.

  3. kfrance Says:

    In response to the top 10 paying college degrees:
    I found it very interesting to see what actually pays the most as a new graduate. It makes sense that these degrees receive higher pay due to their extreme educational route and the high degree of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics all of which are curling topics to master. It is somewhat encouraging that the pay as increased from 2011 to 2012 as a new graduate in two weeks, I have encountered some stress in thinking of how I am going to make a living.

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