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Small molecule keeps new adult neurons from straying, may be tied to schizophrenia

Study shows the microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track - A small stretch of ribonucleic acid called microRNA could make the difference between a healthy adult brain and one that’s prone to disorders including schizophrenia. Scientists at the Salk Institute discovered that miR-19 guides the placement of new neurons in the…
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Father of kidnapped Zaharias children pleads for location of Christopher and Lisa Mae

Editor’s note:  the following is a plea by Louis Zaharias, the father of missing Christoper and Lisa Mae Zaharias, published in its entirety. The two were kidnapped by their mother, Susan Elizabeth Gammill Zaharias, on November 20, 1987, from their home in Mission Viejo, California. Susan Zaharias is wanted for felony Child Concealment, with a mandatory…
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Darwin Letter Recovered: FBI Returns 1875 Correspondence to Smithsonian Archives

A handwritten letter by Charles Darwin that was stolen from the Smithsonian Institution Archives more than three decades ago was recovered by FBI special agents and returned last week to the care of the Smithsonian. The letter, written in 1875 by the British naturalist and geologist best known for his theory of evolution, was stolen…
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Difference between Criminology and Criminalistics

Criminology and Criminalistics are both centered in law enforcement. However, criminology explores the nature of crime and prevention, while criminalistics involves the collection and analysis of evidence. Criminology is the study of crime and its prevention, as well as the exploration of criminals and their treatment. Criminology students study the criminal justice system and develop…
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Shame on you

In the 1700s, a young Jean-Jacques Rousseau defiantly stole a pink and silver ribbon from the estate of his recently deceased employer, who had left him nothing in her will. When the ribbon was discovered in his room, Rousseau denied the theft and blamed a young cook. Forty years later, the famous philosopher reflected on…
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