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The dACC is selective for pain [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:10
Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) activation is commonly observed in studies of pain, executive control, conflict monitoring, and salience processing, making it difficult to interpret the dACC’s specific psychological function. Using Neurosynth, an automated brainmapping database [of over 10,000 functional MRI (fMRI) studies], we performed quantitative reverse inference analyses to...

Flashback 1948: West Antarctic Ice Sheet Was Rapidly Melting – ‘Remarkable Thinning…Considerably Reduced’

Climate Depot - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:59
  But the NASA fraud is much worse than it seems. The Ross Ice Shelf in West Antarctica retreated 30 miles from 1840 to 1930, about five feet per day. The retreat “may have been going on for centuries” 21 Jul 1932 – A Warmer World.

OOPS… Sea level rise from Antarctic collapse may be slower than suggested

Climate Depot - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:55
Sea level rise from Antarctic collapse may be slower than suggested Impact on sea level of Antarctic ice sheet collapse BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY A new study by scientists in the UK and France has found that Antarctic ice sheet collapse will have serious consequences for sea level rise over the next two hundred years, though [...]

German Meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls Calls Climate-Refugee Claims ‘Invented Stories’… UN IPCC Even Refutes

Climate Depot - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:53
Puls reminds us that even the IPCC has found no basis to support the claim. A number of skeptics view the claim as a desperate stretch designed to divert attention away from the real reasons: abject social and foreign policy failure. Recently the IPCC backed off from the speculative claims of climate driven refugees. Puls [...]

Hungary repeats 2018 target date for Paks II project

World Nuclear News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:10
Hungary still expects to start construction of its Paks II nuclear power plant though it has yet to receive confirmation from the European Commission that the project meets the bloc's procurement rules. Attila Aszódi, the government commissioner responsible for Paks II, told reporters in Budapest yesterday that a site licence is expected to be issued in 2016, with a construction permit to follow in 2017.

Sweden's voluntarism approach to waste validated by regulator

World Nuclear News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:06
Forsmark is the best site for Sweden to dispose of used nuclear fuel, said the country's safety regulator, endorsing the site selection process which was based on volunteering municipalities.

Electrabel prepares restart of Doel 3 and Tihange 2

World Nuclear News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:54
Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control yesterday announced it had approved the restart of the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear power plant units. Operator of the plants, Electrabel, said the regulator had concluded that "it is totally safe" to bring the reactors back into operation, following investigations into manufacturing flaws in their pressure vessels.

Two weeks from Paris: Still no cash for climate payola

Climate Depot - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:42
Two weeks from Paris: Still no cash for climate payola http://junkscience.com/2015/11/two-weeks-from-paris-still-no-cash-for-climate-payola/ The only issue is whether poor countries are dumb enough to give rich countries a political victory (i.e., a treaty) without being paid for it. ClimateChangeNews.com reports: — gReader Pro

BBC attempts to turn UN IPCC Lead Author against skeptics

Climate Depot - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:37

Romania and China seal Cernavoda agreement

World Nuclear News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 05:43
Nuclearelectrica has signed a memorandum of understanding with China General Nuclear for the development, construction, operation and decommissioning of units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The Romanian national nuclear company said a joint venture project company is to be established, with CGN owning at least 51% of the share capital.

GOP undercuts Obama: Senate votes to upend centerpiece of Obama climate pledge

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 19:17
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/senate-rejects-obama-climate-rule-215984 The Senate approved a pair of resolutions on Tuesday aimed at killing the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate agenda, part of a Republican-led effort to undercut the White House goal of striking a new global warming deal in Paris next month. The Senate voted to green-light two disapproval resolutions under the Congressional Review [...]

UN rejects over 1,000 journalists as Paris Climate Summit security is tightened

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 15:05
Via Politico.EU (Subscription Required) UN rejects over 1,000 journalists as COP21 security is tightened By Sara Stefanini 11/17/2015 12:05 PM EDT The COP21 climate summit organizers have turned away more than 1,000 journalists because of tougher security following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. “We had hoped to have some flexibility regarding increased media accreditation [...]

Flashback 2002: BBC – Skeptics Denounce Climate Science ‘Lie’

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 14:14

India-Australia agreement complete

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:21
The prime ministers of India and Australia have announced the completion of procedures necessary for a bilateral nuclear safeguards agreement between the two countries to enter into force.

Technical cooperation for South African and Chinese regulators

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:22
The national nuclear regulators of South Africa and China have signed a bilateral technical cooperation agreement which will see them share information on regulatory activities.
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