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Find great stories and learn the latest scientific developments about the brain by attending SfN’s annual meeting. With more than 30,000 attendees, Neuroscience 2014, November 15-19 in Washington, DC, is the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health. 


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Do Violent Movies Cause Aggression? The Answer May Depend

Source: NBC News

New research suggests violent movies might enhance aggression only in those already prone to it.

Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

Source: NPR Shots Blog

Academic institutions graduate an overabundance of biomedical Ph.D.s — and this imbalance is only getting worse, as research funding from the National Institutes of Health continues to wither.

Study Shows Brain Connections Slower to Develop in Youth with ADHD

Source: The Washington Post

Scientists at the University of Michigan discovered that youth with ADHD lag behind their peers when measuring how their brains form connections.

Archerfish Have Potent Aim and Brain

Source: New York Times

A fish knocks down insects with a jet of water that it delivers with varying speeds and with control no other creature is known to have.

Science Toy for the Brain

Source: Inside Science

Interactive toy to inspire the next generation of scientists.

News from SfN

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- House votes to arm Syrian rebels; CR passes
- Senate approves Obama's Syria plan in funding bill
- Too few university jobs for America's young scientists
- Scottish independence: Scotland to stay in UK
- If you give a mouse a human speech gene, it learns faster
- How your brain actually makes decisions while you sleep
- Prominent US academics reprise plea for more basic research to fuel innovation
- Seven reasons Congress must reauthorize America COMPETES

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U.S. Requiring Airlines to Keep More Data on Incidents Involving Animals

Starting January 1, airlines must file reports for lost or hurt animals that are being shipped commercially.

Air France's Continued Animal Transport Supports International Research

The Basel Declaration Society (BDS) condemns the mounting pressure on Air France from animal rights activists.

Sept. 12, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- House Republicans unveil bill to fund government until December
- Science research funding lags for local universities
- New public resource to help researchers explore country-specific requirements
- Former Portuguese banker gets top European research job
- U.S. science suffering from booms and busts in funding
- Brainy processing at your fingertips
- EXCLUSIVE: Nature reviewers not persuaded by initial STAP stem cell papers
- Science cuts 'fiscally irresponsible', Boyer lecture biologist says
- Air France accepts responsibility - without animal transports the European research space will be significantly disrupted
- Diversity in STEM: what it is and why it matters