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$5 billion lawsuit filed against alleged bitcoin creator :: The family of a dead programmer has filed a $5 billion dollar lawsuit against a man who claimed to be the creator of bitcoin.
$5 billion lawsuit filed against alleged bitcoin creator :: The family of a dead programmer has filed a $5 billion dollar lawsuit against a man who claimed to be the creator of bitcoin.
1 in 7 Teens Are "Sexting," Says New Research :: Is consensual teen sexting a cause for concern? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
1 in 7 Teens Are "Sexting," Says New Research :: Is consensual teen sexting a cause for concern? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
1,5 millioner pingviner er opdaget i Antarktis :: Overraskede forskere har fundet mange af de livlige adeliepingviner på Danger Islands i Antarktis.
1.5 million penguin 'supercolony' discovered in Antarctica :: A megalopolis of penguins has been found on the awesomely-named "Danger Islands" off of the coast of Antarctica thanks to drone pilots. Read More
10 of This Weekend's Best Tech Deals: Dell, Vizio, Xbox One :: Whether you're looking for an Xbox, a Vizio TV, or an Air Fryer, these are some great deals.
10 tweets from 'God' that are deeply philosophical :: God has a twitter account, and it is full of hilarity as well as deep insights. Read More
10 tweets from 'God' that are deeply philosophical :: God has a twitter account, and it is full of hilarity as well as deep insights. Read More
11 gadgets and apps to speed up your morning routine :: DIY Get out the door faster. Your morning routine doesn't have to be chaotic and rushed. To regain some time in the morning—or sleep in a little longer—try out these apps and gadgets.
13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals Stories of Human History :: Crowdsourced data from Geni.com, which includes the actor Kevin Bacon, answers questions about marriage, migration, and more.
2 Long Reads That Will Make You Rethink Our Relationship with Nature :: Human reactions to the forces of nature have made New Orleans one of the most unnatural cities in the world. How long can we hold the line? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
2,300-Year-Old Cemetery with Mummy Priests Found in Egypt :: The mummies were buried in shafts along the Nile River.
2,300-Year-Old Cemetery with Mummy Priests Found in Egypt :: The mummies were buried in shafts along the Nile River.
20 minute video developed for child daycare providers during disasters :: Los Angeles Children in Disasters Working group identified the need for daycare providers to be prepared during disasters, and together with Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, and Save the Children, collaborated to prepare a video.
20 minute video developed for child daycare providers during disasters :: Los Angeles Children in Disasters Working group identified the need for daycare providers to be prepared during disasters, and together with Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, and Save the Children, collaborated to prepare a video.
20 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now :: 'Lady Bird,' 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'The Shape of Water,' and more are all available to stream online.
20 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now :: 'Lady Bird,' 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'The Shape of Water,' and more are all available to stream online.
3 Signs the Korean Olympics Truce Won't Last :: North Korean US South KoreanThe Closing Ceremony of South Korea’s Winter Olympics marks the end not just of dazzling twizzles , celebrity curlers , and shirtless Tongans , but also of an interlude in the international crisis over North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program. In recent weeks we’ve witnessed North and South Koreans marching and competing together, the American vice president almost literally rubbing elbows with Kim
3000 years of evolution with dingoes matters to bilbies :: Wild bilbies are more reluctant to leave their burrows when dog faeces has been placed nearby than when they are presented with the faeces of feral cats, which are major introduced predators of these small native Australian marsupials.
3-D simulations reveal synergistic mechanisms of the human heart :: In a new study published in EPJ E, Valentina Meschini from the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy and colleagues introduce a new model that examines the mutual interaction of the blood flow with the individual components of the heart. Their work stands out by offering a more holistic and accurate picture of the dynamics of blow flow in the left ventricle, which could give clues to bette
3-D simulations reveal synergistic mechanisms of the human heart :: Scientists have introduced a new model that examines the mutual interaction of the blood flow with the individual components of the heart. Their work stands out by offering a more holistic and accurate picture of the dynamics of blow flow in the left ventricle, which could give clues to better prevention of cardiac conditions.
3-D-written model to provide better understanding of cancer spread :: Purdue researcher Luis Solorio has helped create a lifelike cancer environment out of polymer to better predict how drugs might stop its course.
3-D-written model to provide better understanding of cancer spread :: Researchers have helped create a lifelike cancer environment out of polymer to better predict how drugs might stop its course.
4 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones Under $500 :: The absolute best Android and iOS phones you can buy for $500 or less.
4 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones Under $500 :: The absolute best Android and iOS phones you can buy for $500 or less.
4G WiFi on the Moon? It’s coming as soon as next year :: “Earth to lunar surface… my, you’re looking very high definition today!” Read More
5.5 million-year-old fossil turtle species sheds light on invasive modern relatives :: A University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5 million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee. It represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
5.5 million-year-old fossil turtle species sheds light on invasive modern relatives :: A University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5 million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee. It represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
5.5-million-year-old fossil turtle species sheds light on invasive modern relatives :: A University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5-million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee. It represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
5.5-million-year-old fossil turtle species sheds light on invasive modern relatives :: A University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5-million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee. It represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
5G wireless race heats up :: The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year.
5G wireless race heats up :: The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year.
7 powerful all-women teams who changed history :: For Women's History Month we have a list of seven all women teams who changed history. Some were scientists, some soldiers, some living, and some long gone. All of them shaped the world. Read More
7 world maps show the highs and lows of American exceptionalism :: Every country is unique—but only America is extraordinary Read More
7 world maps show the highs and lows of American exceptionalism :: Every country is unique—but only America is extraordinary Read More
87 endangered vultures poisoned by poachers in Mozambique :: Conservationists say at least 87 critically endangered vultures have died after consuming poison planted in the carcass of a poached elephant in Mozambique.
87 endangered vultures poisoned by poachers in Mozambique :: Conservationists say at least 87 critically endangered vultures have died after consuming poison planted in the carcass of a poached elephant in Mozambique.
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed :: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds. This study allows to follow the strategies
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed :: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds. This study allows to follow the strategies
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed :: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. Researchers have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds. This study allows to follow the strategies developed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to proliferat
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed :: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. Researchers have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds. This study allows to follow the strategies developed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to proliferat
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed :: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns because it is difficult, if not impossible, to fight. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of bur
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed :: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns because it is difficult, if not impossible, to fight. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of bur
A Battle among Blue Tits :: Watching small passerines can be maddening (at least, if you’re trying to photograph them). But it can also be rewarding… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A Bus-Size Asteroid Will Whiz by Earth Friday :: A small asteroid will zip safely by Earth on Friday (March 2) and you have a chance to see it as a pinprick of light in the sky in a live webcast.
A Case Against Gun Control :: Previously in this series: “ The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society ” “ A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms ” “ Show Us the Carnage, Continued ” “ Only in America ” “ Show Us the Carnage ” “ The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre ” and before that: “ Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal ” “ The Nature of the AR-15 ” “ Why the AR-15 Was Never Meant to be in Civilian Hands ” “ More on the
A Chinese carmaker hopes a $9 billion slice of Daimler will help it go electric and autonomous ::
A Chinese carmaker hopes a $9 billion slice of Daimler will help it go electric and autonomous ::
A Democratic Memo Undercuts Key Republican Complaints About the FBI :: The Republican charge that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court in order to spy on a former Trump campaign operative seemed to unravel on Saturday, when Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee revealed the exact wording that the bureau used when applying for the order in October 2016. In a memo drafted by the intelligence committee’s Republicans in January and promptly declassified by
A Floating 'Brain' Will Assist Astronauts Aboard the Space Station :: The crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) will soon welcome a new member, described by its creators as "a kind of flying brain."
A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology |Chuck Nice :: Technology should work for us, but what happens when it doesn't? Comedian Chuck Nice explores the unintended consequences of technological advancement and human interaction — with hilarious results.
A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology |Chuck Nice :: Technology should work for us, but what happens when it doesn't? Comedian Chuck Nice explores the unintended consequences of technological advancement and human interaction — with hilarious results.
A Georgia Republican's Unethical Revenge :: Delta Air Lines NRALast weekend, Delta Airlines exercised its constitutional right to speak freely on political issues and to choose with whom it associates by announcing that it would no longer offer a special discount to members of the National Rifle Association. Soon after, Republicans in Georgia, where the Atlanta-based airline is headquartered, threatened to retaliate against the company unless it reversed its
A Gun-Holdup Victim on Whether He Wishes He Had Been Armed :: Previously in this series: “ White Male Privilege ” “ A Case Against Gun Control ” “ The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society ” “ A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms ” “ ‘Show Us the Carnage,’ Continued ” “ Only in America ” “ Show Us the Carnage ” “ The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre ” and before that: “ Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal ” “ The Nature of the AR-15 ” “ Why the AR-
A Gun-Holdup Victim on Whether He Wishes He Had Been Armed :: Previously in this series: “ White Male Privilege ” “ A Case Against Gun Control ” “ The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society ” “ A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms ” “ ‘Show Us the Carnage,’ Continued ” “ Only in America ” “ Show Us the Carnage ” “ The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre ” and before that: “ Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal ” “ The Nature of the AR-15 ” “ Why the AR-
A laser focus on super water-repellent metals :: In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or solvents.
A laser focus on super water-repellent metals :: In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or solvents.
A lithium battery that operates at -70 degrees Celsius, a record low :: Researchers in China have developed a battery with organic compound electrodes that can function at ?70 degrees Celsius — far colder than the temperature at which lithium-ion batteries lose most of their ability to conduct and store energy. The findings, published February 28 in the journal Joule, could aid engineers in developing technology suited to withstand the coldest reaches of outer space
A lithium battery that operates at -70 degrees Celsius, a record low :: Researchers in China have developed a battery with organic compound electrodes that can function at -70 degrees Celsius — far colder than the temperature at which lithium-ion batteries lose most of their ability to conduct and store energy. The findings could aid engineers in developing technology suited to withstand the coldest reaches of outer space or the most frigid regions on Earth.
A Little Robotic Submarine Could Ply Alien Seas :: Researchers have been testing the sub in a bucket-sized mock alien ocean in a lab.
A look at transportation safety rules sidelined under Trump :: President Donald Trump says his administration has ended more unnecessary regulations than any previous administration. In response to his orders, the Transportation Department has withdrawn, repealed, delayed or put on the back burner at least a dozen significant safety rules, according to an Associated Press review of the department's regulatory actions over the past year.
A look at transportation safety rules sidelined under Trump :: President Donald Trump says his administration has ended more unnecessary regulations than any previous administration. In response to his orders, the Transportation Department has withdrawn, repealed, delayed or put on the back burner at least a dozen significant safety rules, according to an Associated Press review of the department's regulatory actions over the past year.
A marriage of light-manipulation technologies :: Researchers from Argonne and Harvard University built a metasurface-based lens atop a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) platform. The result is a new, infrared light-focusing system that combines the best features of both technologies while reducing the size of the optical system.
A marriage of light-manipulation technologies :: Researchers from Argonne and Harvard University built a metasurface-based lens atop a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) platform. The result is a new, infrared light-focusing system that combines the best features of both technologies while reducing the size of the optical system.
A marriage of light-manipulation technologies :: Researchers have built a metasurface-based lens atop a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) platform. The result is a new, infrared light-focusing system that combines the best features of both technologies while reducing the size of the optical system.
A marriage of light-manipulation technologies :: Researchers have, for the first time, integrated two technologies widely used in applications such as optical communications, bio-imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems that scan the surroundings of self-driving cars and trucks.
A mountain range on Saturn’s moon Iapetus may be a former ring :: Falling space debris should make craters on rocky surfaces. But on Saturn’s moon Iapetus, it might have created a belt of mountains around the equator
A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcast :: Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone! Subscribe and review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter A Neuroscientist Explains returns for a second season! Each week Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max will revisit a column from Dan’s hugely s
A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcast :: Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone! Subscribe and review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter A Neuroscientist Explains returns for a second season! Each week Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max will revisit a column from Dan’s hugely s
A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcast :: Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!
A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcast :: Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!
A new AI creates original video clips from text cues ::
A new AI creates original video clips from text cues ::
A new algorithm can mimic your voice with just snippets of audio ::
A new algorithm can mimic your voice with just snippets of audio ::
A new approach to highly efficient, air-stable perovskite solar cells :: Russian American OlympicsResearch into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
A new approach to highly efficient, air-stable perovskite solar cells :: Russian American OlympicsResearch into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
A new approach towards highly efficient and air-stable perovskite solar cells :: Research into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
A new approach towards highly efficient and air-stable perovskite solar cells :: Research into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
A new approach towards highly efficient and air-stable perovskite solar cells :: Research into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
A new approach towards highly efficient and air-stable perovskite solar cells :: Research into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
A new data trove could teach computers to tell blind people what they need to know :: Its creators pose a challenge to machine vision researchers: use the information to make assistive technology better.
A new data trove could teach computers to tell blind people what they need to know :: Its creators pose a challenge to machine vision researchers: use the information to make assistive technology better.
A new paper in Psychological Science finds larger flanker effects for real objects than for pictures of objects–but only when the real objects can be grasped. :: submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
A new paper in Psychological Science finds larger flanker effects for real objects than for pictures of objects–but only when the real objects can be grasped. :: submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
A new species of tardigrade lays eggs covered with doodads and streamers :: These elegant eggs hint that a tardigrade found in a Japanese parking lot is a new species.
A New Type of Tardigrade Just Turned Up in a Parking Lot :: This micro-creature was found on a small piece of moss in Japan — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A new way to combine soft materials :: Every complex human tool, from the first spear to latest smartphone, has contained multiple materials wedged, tied, screwed, glued or soldered together. But the next generation of tools, from autonomous squishy robots to flexible wearables, will be soft. Combining multiple soft materials into a complex machine requires an entirely new toolbox—after all, there's no such thing as a soft screw.
A new way to combine soft materials :: Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new method to chemically bond multiple soft materials independent of the manufacturing process. In principle, the method can be applied in any manufacturing processes, including but 3D printing and coating. This technique opens door to manufacturing more complex soft machines.
A new way to combine soft materials :: Researchers have developed a new method to chemically bond multiple soft materials independent of the manufacturing process. In principle, the method can be applied in any manufacturing processes, including but 3D printing and coating. This technique opens door to manufacturing more complex soft machines.
A new way to make bacteria glow could simplify TB screening :: A new dye to stain tuberculosis bacteria in coughed-up mucus and saliva could expedite TB diagnoses and drug-resistance tests.
A New Way to Recycle Batteries Uses Half the Energy :: A new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A normal person's guide to buying an old film camera :: Gadgets You don't have be an expert (or a hipster) to enjoy analog photography Film photography is fun because it's unpredictable and slow.
A penguin "mega-colony" has just been discovered, far away from humans :: It's raining penguins! Read More
A positive outlook may improve outcomes for people with chest pain :: When it comes to coping with chronic angina — chest pain or pressure that comes on when the heart isn't getting enough oxygen, usually during physical activity — a positive outlook may help improve outcomes over time, according to a new study.
A Potentially Game-Changing Message from the Dawn of Time :: Astronomers may have spotted, albeit indirectly, the very first starlight in the universe—plus some new evidence about the properties of dark matter — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A protein that self-replicates :: ETH scientists have been able to prove that a protein structure widespread in nature — the amyloid — is theoretically capable of multiplying itself. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that are regarded as the building blocks of life.
A protein that self-replicates :: ETH scientists have been able to prove that a protein structure widespread in nature — the amyloid — is theoretically capable of multiplying itself. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that are regarded as the building blocks of life.
A protein that self-replicates :: Scientists have been able to prove that a protein structure widespread in nature — the amyloid — is theoretically capable of multiplying itself. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that are regarded as the building blocks of life.
A rare rainstorm wakes undead microbes in Chile’s Atacama Desert :: Microbial life in Chile’s Atacama Desert bursts into bloom when moisture is available.
A rare rainstorm wakes undead microbes in Chile’s Atacama Desert :: Microbial life in Chile’s Atacama Desert bursts into bloom when moisture is available.
A Rock Star Is Born at the Closing Ceremony :: Editor’s Note: Read more of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics 2018 coverage . “We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, / for fear of tripping and falling. / Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground, and, / rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up.” That’s from the sonnet that accompanied the “Winter” movement of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons , the 1725 baroque composition reinterpre
A Rock Star Is Born at the Closing Ceremony :: Editor’s Note: Read more of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics 2018 coverage . “We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, / for fear of tripping and falling. / Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground, and, / rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up.” That’s from the sonnet that accompanied the “Winter” movement of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons , the 1725 baroque composition reinterpre
A simple robo-carpenter can make you some flat-pack furniture ::
A small pay increase can have big health benefits for lower-wage workers :: Lower-wage workers who receive a $1 raise call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new research on minimum-wage policies shows.
A small pay increase can have big health benefits for lower-wage workers :: Lower-wage workers who receive a $1 raise call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum-wage policies shows.
A small pay increase can have big health benefits for lower-wage workers :: Lower-wage workers who receive a $1 raise call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum-wage policies shows.
A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now It Faces Amazon. :: GREENFIELD, Mass.—Al Norman has been fighting to keep Walmart and other big-box retailers out of small towns like this one for 25 years. He’s been successful in Greenfield, his hometown and the site of his first battle with Walmart, and in dozens of other towns across the country—victories he documents on his website Sprawl-Busters , an “International Clearinghouse on Big Box Anti-Sprawl Informat
A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths :: “We don’t have much ground truth in biology.” According to Barbara Engelhardt , a computer scientist at Princeton University, that’s just one of the many challenges that researchers face when trying to prime traditional machine-learning methods to analyze genomic data. Techniques in artificial intelligence and machine learning are dramatically altering the landscape of biological research, but En
A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths :: “We don’t have much ground truth in biology.” According to Barbara Engelhardt , a computer scientist at Princeton University, that’s just one of the many challenges that researchers face when trying to prime traditional machine-learning methods to analyze genomic data. Techniques in artificial intelligence and machine learning are dramatically altering the landscape of biological research, but En
A stellar system with three super-Earths :: Over 3500 extra-solar planets have been confirmed to date. Most of them were discovered using the transit method, and astronomers can combine the transit light curves with velocity wobble observations to determine the planet's mass and radius, and thereby constrain its interior structure. The atmosphere can also be studied in a transit by using the fact that the chemical composition of the atmosph
A stroke nearly killed me. Now I'm clinging to life against the odds |Rachel Capps :: At first blinking was hard. But I worked at it, fighting my brain. Every task is an effort, but I’m committed to getting better Half a day. That’s all it took. Half a day turned my world upside down. My life as a mother, with dreams of building a successful law practice and growing another hobby business. And throughout, aspirations to write. All gone. Flipped in half a day. Continue reading…
A Systematic Approach to Finding Unannotated Proteins :: A study suggests that there is more to the eukaryotic genome than was previously suspected.
A Tantalizing Signal From the Early Universe :: Near the beginning, not long after the Big Bang, the universe was a cold and dark place swirling with invisible gas, mostly hydrogen and helium. Over millions of years, gravity pulled some of this primordial gas into pockets. The pockets eventually became so dense they collapsed under their own weight and ignited, flooding the darkness with ultraviolet radiation. These were the very first stars i
Abekys og kyssemuskler: 5 ting, du ikke skal tænke over, når du kysser :: For eksempel er det en dårlig ide at tænke på, hvor mange bakterier, du overfører ved at kysse i ti sekunder.
Abekys og kyssemuskler: 5 ting, du ikke skal tænke over, når du kysser :: For eksempel er det en dårlig ide at tænke på, hvor mange bakterier, du overfører ved at kysse i ti sekunder.
Accelerating self-driving car innovation :: On a Monday morning in January of this year a man got into his Tesla sedan, pulled onto a highway outside of Los Angeles, and engaged the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" mode. The car juggled inputs from 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and one radar to navigate the highway, avoiding other vehicles and staying within the dotted lines. Then, it plowed straight into the back of a stopped firet
Accelerating self-driving car innovation :: On a Monday morning in January of this year a man got into his Tesla sedan, pulled onto a highway outside of Los Angeles, and engaged the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" mode. The car juggled inputs from 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and one radar to navigate the highway, avoiding other vehicles and staying within the dotted lines. Then, it plowed straight into the back of a stopped firet
Accelerating studies on carbohydrate biology :: The breakthrough may expand research on the roles of glycans in human diseases, including cancers.
Accurate telomere length test influences treatment decisions for certain diseases :: Research by physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marrow failure.
Accurate telomere length test influences treatment decisions for certain diseases :: Research by physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marrow failure.
Accurate telomere length test influences treatment decisions for certain diseases :: Research led by Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marrow failure.
Accurate telomere length test influences treatment decisions for certain diseases :: Research led by Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marrow failure.
Africa 'set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition' :: At current rates of progress no African country will meet the UN goal set for 2030, a study reveals.
After 6 months, co-sleeping moms more likely to feel depressed :: Mothers who are still co-sleeping—sharing either a room or bed—with their infants after six months may be more likely to feel depressed, worried about their babies’ sleep, and think their decisions were being criticized, according to a new study analyzing moms’ sleeping patterns and feelings about sleep for the first year of their babies’ lives Regardless of current parenting trends, it’s importa
After Years of Fighting, Idaho Retains Climate Change in Its Education Guidelines :: The legislature had scrubbed human-caused climate change from state teaching standards, but new standards that include the topic will go into effect.
AI and 5G in focus at top mobile fair :: Phone makers will seek to entice new buyers with better cameras and bigger screens at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain after a year of flat smartphone sales.
AI can beat us at games—but sometimes, that’s by cheating ::
AI cheats at old Atari games by finding unknown bugs in the code :: An AI found a bug in the Atari game Q*bert and exploited it to quickly score a million points. It used self-destruction as a winning strategy too
AI cheats at old Atari games by finding unknown bugs in the code :: An AI found a bug in the Atari game Q*bert and exploited it to quickly score a million points. It used self-destruction as a winning strategy too
Air pollution tied to higher risk of abnormal fetal growth :: In a new study, Chinese mothers with exposure to a high level of certain kinds of air pollution during pregnancy had a higher risk of abnormal fetal growth. The findings, which appear in the International Journal of Epidemiology , are based on data from more than 8,000 women in Lanzhou, China from 2010 to 2012. The researchers say that, to their knowledge, it is the first study of its kind to tak
Air pollution tied to higher risk of abnormal fetal growth :: In a new study, Chinese mothers with exposure to a high level of certain kinds of air pollution during pregnancy had a higher risk of abnormal fetal growth. The findings, which appear in the International Journal of Epidemiology , are based on data from more than 8,000 women in Lanzhou, China from 2010 to 2012. The researchers say that, to their knowledge, it is the first study of its kind to tak
Alarming projections for polar ice sheets :: Drawing on international research, Professor Tim Naish from Victoria University of Wellington's Antarctic Research Centre took the second Pacific Climate Change Conference, co-hosted by Victoria and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, through some of the alarming latest projections for the polar ice sheets.
Alexa Prize: Amazon's Battle to Bring Conversational AI Into Your Home :: Amazon is staging a contest called the Alexa Prize—a mad dash toward an outlandish goal: Cook up a bot capable of small talk.
Alexa Prize: Amazon's Battle to Bring Conversational AI Into Your Home :: Amazon is staging a contest called the Alexa Prize—a mad dash toward an outlandish goal: Cook up a bot capable of small talk.
Alibaba sets up AI research centre in Singapore :: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday opened an artificial intelligence research institute in Singapore in partnership with a local university, as the battle to develop AI technology heats up.
Alien life in our Solar System? Study hints at Saturn's moon :: Enceladus Earth SaturnHumanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers probing one of Saturn's moons said Tuesday.
Alien life in our Solar System? Study hints at Saturn's moon :: Enceladus Earth SaturnHumanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers probing one of Saturn's moons said Tuesday.
Aliens Would Probably Like It If You Gave them Flowers :: Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, author of 'Enlightenment Now,' argues that highly developed civilizations tend toward peace and tolerance.
All Talk, No Bolt-Action: Gun Injuries Drop During NRA Conventions :: A study pokes holes in the idea that experienced firearm users are less likely to injure themselves — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Allergen chip: Allergies can even be identified in horses :: An allergen microchip can be used to identify allergic sensitization in horses. "Our best friends are more like us than we perhaps thought – even in terms of their immune system," explains lead author of the study.
Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology :: submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke :: Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
Almost half of last year’s ICOs already failed ::
Almost half of last year’s ICOs already failed ::
ALS-linked protein's journey into nervous system cells more complex than we thought :: Scientists have developed a better understanding of a key protein associated with brain diseases including ALS (motor neuron disease) and dementia by studying how it enters central nervous system cells.
ALS-linked protein's journey into nervous system cells more complex than we thought :: University of Bath scientists have developed a better understanding of a key protein associated with brain diseases including ALS (motor neurone disease) and dementia by studying how it enters central nervous system cells.
Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer to reality after exciting progress in supercapacitor technology :: Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials by the Universities of Surrey and Bristol, along with Superdielectrics Ltd, that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.
Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer to reality after exciting progress in supercapacitor technology :: Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials by the Universities of Surrey and Bristol, along with Superdielectrics Ltd, that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.
Alzheimer’s risk climbs close to parent’s age of onset :: If you’re about to turn 60 and know your mother has had Alzheimer’s disease since 65, at what age will the disease strike you? A new study in JAMA Neurology shows that the closer a person get to the age at which their parent exhibited the first signs of Alzheimer’s, the more likely they are to have amyloid plaques in the brain, the cause of the cognitive decline associated with the disease. In th
Amateur gets first look at supernova ‘shock breakout’ :: The lucky snapshots of an amateur astronomer in Argentina have given scientists their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star. During tests of a new camera, Víctor Buso captured images of a distant galaxy before and after the supernova’s “shock breakout”—when a supersonic pressure wave from the exploding core of the star hits and heats gas at the star’s surfa
Amateur gets first look at supernova ‘shock breakout’ :: The lucky snapshots of an amateur astronomer in Argentina have given scientists their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star. During tests of a new camera, Víctor Buso captured images of a distant galaxy before and after the supernova’s “shock breakout”—when a supersonic pressure wave from the exploding core of the star hits and heats gas at the star’s surfa
Amazon is trying to make Alexa more chatty—but it’s very, very difficult ::
Amazon is trying to make Alexa more chatty—but it’s very, very difficult ::
Amazon køber ringeklokke-firma for milliardbeløb :: Ringeklokke med indbygget videokamera bringer den amerikanske techgigant endnu længere ind i folks hjem.
Amazon, Google og Sonos taler – bevidst? – forbi hinanden :: Det er ikke helt lige til at være smarthome-bruger, når leverandørerne ser ud til at være ligeglade med interoperabilitet.
America Washes Its Hands of Syrian Civilians :: Syrian Eastern Ghouta RussianThis post has been updated. The Security Council approved Saturday a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria “without delay.” But there are few signs that a truce will hold; fewer indications that Russia, which supports the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, will persuade him to stop the atrocities in Eastern Ghouta; and scant public signaling that the U.S. will do more for Syrian ci
America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever :: Climate change is turning Cold War project Camp Century into an environmental hazard in Greenland
America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever :: Climate change is turning Cold War project Camp Century into an environmental hazard in Greenland
American service industry approaching a 'tipping point' :: The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics and published in the journal Chaos, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tippin
American service industry approaching a 'tipping point' :: The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics and published in the journal Chaos, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tippin
American service industry approaching a 'tipping point' :: The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tipping, showing that at a certain point,
American service industry approaching a 'tipping point' :: The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tipping, showing that at a certain point,
American service industry approaching a 'tipping point' :: The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, which creates a growing pay disparity between tipped and nontipped workers. The practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics, hopes to shed light on the ec
American service industry approaching a 'tipping point' :: The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, which creates a growing pay disparity between tipped and nontipped workers. The practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics, hopes to shed light on the ec
America's Tallest Mountain Has a Serious Human Poop Problem :: Denali, the United States' tallest mountain, has issued new regulations to stop the accumulating mountain of human poop from contaminating local water sources.
AMP publishes recommendations for clinical CYP2C19 genotyping allele selection :: AMP has published consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid clinical laboratory professionals when designing and validating clinical CYP2C19 assays, promote standardization of testing across different laboratories and complement existing clinical guidelines.
AMP publishes recommendations for clinical CYP2C19 genotyping allele selection :: AMP has published consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid clinical laboratory professionals when designing and validating clinical CYP2C19 assays, promote standardization of testing across different laboratories and complement existing clinical guidelines.
Amy Chua – U.S. and Them – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #137 :: Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and abroad. Read More
An Even-Weirder-Than-Usual Tardigrade Just Turned Up in a Parking Lot :: The world's newest species of water bear has eight legs and eggs covered with tentacles.
An 'insider's look' at Tropical Cyclone 11S from NASA's Aqua Satellite :: Infrared imagery provides valuable temperature data in storms, and when NASA's Aqua satellite flew over newly developed Tropical Cyclone 11S in the Southern Indian Ocean, its gathered that data allowing forecasters to see where the strongest storms were located within.
An 'insider's look' at Tropical Cyclone 11S from NASA's Aqua Satellite :: Infrared imagery provides valuable temperature data in storms, and when NASA's Aqua satellite flew over newly developed Tropical Cyclone 11S in the Southern Indian Ocean, its gathered that data allowing forecasters to see where the strongest storms were located within.
Anatomy of a bitcoin transaction: Buying a used Subaru :: Bitcoins can buy you a TAG Heuer watch, a cross-country flight or a meatball marinara sub. But really, how does it work?
Anatomy of a bitcoin transaction: Buying a used Subaru :: Bitcoins can buy you a TAG Heuer watch, a cross-country flight or a meatball marinara sub. But really, how does it work?
Ancient burial site found submerged off Florida :: State officials say archaeologists have located a 7,000-year-old Native American ancestral burial site submerged in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific :: New genetic research reveals the complex demographic history of Vanuatu, explaining how Austronesian languages were retained throughout its history despite near-total replacement of early Austronesian-Lapita with Papuan ancestry.
Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific :: The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) together with researchers in France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Vanuatu, reveals that migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 yea
Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific :: The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) together with researchers in France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Vanuatu, reveals that migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 yea
Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific :: The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, reveals that migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Vanuatu presents an unprecedented case, where
Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific :: The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, reveals that migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Vanuatu presents an unprecedented case, where
Ancient Greenland Shark Reveals Its Age in Eerie Underwater Video :: Scientists capture amazing underwater video of the biggest sharks, and some of the oldest, in the Arctic.
Ancient rootless plants linked to increase in production of mud rock :: A pair of geologists with the University of Cambridge has found a possible link between the evolution of ancient rootless plants and a marked increase in the production of ancient mud rock (fine-grained rock formed from silty clay deposits). In their paper published in the journal Science, William McMahon and Neil Davies describe their study and analysis of published papers reporting work with mud
Androgens in utero influence girls’ interests but not gender identity :: Prenatal exposure to male hormones influences the interests of girls and the activities they engage in, but the effects of those hormones don’t extend to gender identity or their social group, according to new research. “People used to think—and some still do—that gender development and behavior is based either on a person’s biology or social environment…” The researchers explored how prenatal ex
Animal antibiotics reduced in bid to tackle superbugs :: Vets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.
Animal antibiotics reduced in bid to tackle superbugs :: Vets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.
Annihilation: A Beautiful Heap of Nonsense :: “I don’t know.” This statement, or variations on it, is uttered repeatedly throughout the film Annihilation , generally by characters who have returned from “the Shimmer,” a deeply weird sci-fi zone in which the customary laws of physics, biology, time, and memory no longer prevail. It is also a statement that many viewers may be inclined to utter when asked precisely what it was they just watche
Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot :: Recent studies have suggested that the Hawaiian hotspot moved relatively quickly southward in the period from 60 to about 50 million years ago. This hypothesis is supported by a new study of Kevin Konrad and colleagues. They have evaluated new rock dating of the Rurutu volcanic chain and added data from the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Louisville chain. It shows that the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot
Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot :: Recent studies have suggested that the Hawaiian hotspot moved relatively quickly southward in the period from 60 to about 50 million years ago. This hypothesis is supported by a new study of Kevin Konrad and colleagues. They have evaluated new rock dating of the Rurutu volcanic chain and added data from the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Louisville chain. It shows that the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot
Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot :: Recent studies have suggested that the Hawaiian hotspot moved relatively quickly southward in the period from 60 to about 50 million years ago. This hypothesis is supported by a new study. Researchers have evaluated new rock dating of the Rurutu volcanic chain and added data from the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Louisville chain. It shows that the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot displays strong motion
Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot :: Recent studies have suggested that the Hawaiian hotspot moved relatively quickly southward in the period from 60 to about 50 million years ago. This hypothesis is supported by a new study. Researchers have evaluated new rock dating of the Rurutu volcanic chain and added data from the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Louisville chain. It shows that the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot displays strong motion
Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot :: The island chain of Hawaii consists of several volcanoes, which are fed by a "hotspot". In geosciences a "hotspot" refers to a phenomenon of columnar shaped streams, which transport hot material from the deep mantle to the surface. Like a blow torch, the material burns through the Earth's crust and forms volcanoes. For a long time, it was assumed that these hotspots are stationary. If the tectonic
Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspot :: The island chain of Hawaii consists of several volcanoes, which are fed by a "hotspot". In geosciences a "hotspot" refers to a phenomenon of columnar shaped streams, which transport hot material from the deep mantle to the surface. Like a blow torch, the material burns through the Earth's crust and forms volcanoes. For a long time, it was assumed that these hotspots are stationary. If the tectonic
Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second-straight year :: Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said Friday, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of record-highs.
Antarctica: a laboratory for climate change :: A decade ago, a thick layer of ice covered the Collins Glacier on Antarctica's King George Island.
Antarctica's Iconic King Penguins May Have to Move South :: But suitable islands for breeding may be harder to find — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Antarctica's Iconic King Penguins May Have to Move South :: But suitable islands for breeding may be harder to find — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Anthony Levandowski Isn’t the First Tech Visionary to Worship AI :: WIRED columnist Virginia Heffernan on the long, strange history of worshipping technology.
Anthony Levandowski Isn’t the First Tech Visionary to Worship AI :: WIRED columnist Virginia Heffernan on the long, strange history of worshipping technology.
Antibiotic killing through oxidized nucleotides [Microbiology :: ]The alarming global rise of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens necessitates not only urgent discovery of new antibiotics but also practical strategies to preserve those that are currently used (1, 2). A system-level understanding of the killing mechanisms of bactericidal antibiotics holds the promise of shortening treatment time courses and…
Antibiotic killing through oxidized nucleotides [Microbiology :: ]The alarming global rise of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens necessitates not only urgent discovery of new antibiotics but also practical strategies to preserve those that are currently used (1, 2). A system-level understanding of the killing mechanisms of bactericidal antibiotics holds the promise of shortening treatment time courses and…
Antibiotics may impact cancer treatment efficacy :: There is mounting laboratory evidence that in the increasingly complex, targeted treatment of cancer, judicious use of antibiotics also is needed to ensure these infection fighters don't have the unintended consequence of also hampering cancer treatment, scientists report.
Antibiotics may impact cancer treatment efficacy :: There is mounting laboratory evidence that in the increasingly complex, targeted treatment of cancer, judicious use of antibiotics also is needed to ensure these infection fighters don't have the unintended consequence of also hampering cancer treatment, scientists report.
Antidepressants work – but we need to talk, too |Rhik Samadder :: A study proving the effectiveness of medication was no surprise. But the news that talking therapies can be as effective as drugs was a striking detail The results of a comprehensive, six-year study confirmed last week what I’ve known a long time: antidepressants work . I know this because half the people I know are on them – and that’s only the half I know about. Antidepressants saved my life, t
Antidepressants work, but for children there's a better way |Mike Shooter :: Pills may help adults, but most depression has its roots in our early years, and helping children who are struggling could stop it before it begins Sian was just 14, brought by her misery to the edge of self-harm, when I met her in a cafe at the top end of one of the old mining valleys. Neutral ground. She told me about her rugby-playing older brother and her bright little sister who had lots of
Antidepressants work, but for children there's a better way |Mike Shooter :: Pills may help adults, but most depression has its roots in our early years, and helping children who are struggling could stop it before it begins Sian was just 14, brought by her misery to the edge of self-harm, when I met her in a cafe at the top end of one of the old mining valleys. Neutral ground. She told me about her rugby-playing older brother and her bright little sister who had lots of
Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food :: Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats to public health. AMR reduces the effectiveness o
Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food :: Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats to public health. AMR reduces the effectiveness o
Anus photos can build brand loyalty, in monkeys at least :: Everyone knows that in advertising sex sells, and it turns out that sex-themed adverts even work on rhesus macaques
Anus photos can build brand loyalty, in monkeys at least :: Everyone knows that in advertising sex sells, and it turns out that sex-themed adverts even work on rhesus macaques
Anxiety as a protective factor after a heart attack :: Fear protects people from danger. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München has discovered that this applies even to pathological anxiety disorders. Patients who generally suffer from severe anxiety are likely to heed the symptoms of a heart attack earlier and seek medical treatment sooner, thus improving their chance of survival.
Anxiety as a protective factor after a heart attack :: Fear protects people from danger. A team has discovered that this applies even to pathological anxiety disorders. Patients who generally suffer from severe anxiety are likely to heed the symptoms of a heart attack earlier and seek medical treatment sooner, thus improving their chance of survival.
Anxiety can help your memory :: Anxiety can help people to remember things, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Anxiety can help your memory :: Anxiety can help people to remember things, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Apple offers new wellness program for headquarters employees :: Are you a doctor? Want to work with Apple employees? Here's your shot.
Aqueous storage device needs only 20 seconds to go :: A KAIST research team developed a new hybrid energy storage device that can be charged in less than half a minute. It employs aqueous electrolytes instead of flammable organic solvents, so it is both environmentally friendly and safe. It also facilitates a boosting charge with high energy density, which makes it suitable for portable electronic devices.
Aqueous storage device needs only 20 seconds to go :: A research team developed a new hybrid energy storage device that can be charged in less than half a minute. It employs aqueous electrolytes instead of flammable organic solvents, so it is both environmentally friendly and safe. It also facilitates a boosting charge with high energy density, which makes it suitable for portable electronic devices.
Archaeologist uncovers hidden history of conquistadors in American South :: Chris Rodning, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts' Department of Anthropology, unravels early entanglements between Native Americans and European explorers, revealing how their interactions shaped the history of the American South.
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt :: Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Arctic hit by record high temperatures as rest of Europe shivers :: The extreme warmth is likely to slow or prevent the formation of Arctic sea ice, which has been shrinking for decades due to climate change.
Arctic hit by record high temperatures as rest of Europe shivers :: The extreme warmth is likely to slow or prevent the formation of Arctic sea ice, which has been shrinking for decades due to climate change.
Arctic spring is starting 16 days earlier than a decade ago, study shows :: Climate change is causing the season to start comparatively earlier the further north you go, say scientists The Arctic spring is arriving 16 days earlier than it did a decade ago, according to a new study which shows climate change is shifting the season earlier more dramatically the further north you go. The research, published on Friday in the journal Scientific Reports , comes amid growing co
Arctic stronghold of world's seeds reaches one million mark :: Norwegian Varieties VaultThe frozen vault storing the world's precious seeds is about to reach the one million mark for donations.
Arctic stronghold of world's seeds reaches one million mark :: Norwegian Varieties VaultThe frozen vault storing the world's precious seeds is about to reach the one million mark for donations.
Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises :: Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change. Although it could yet prove to be a freak event, the primary concern is that global warming
Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises :: Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change. Although it could yet prove to be a freak event, the primary concern is that global warming
Are government controls on indigenous caribou hunting warranted? :: Although governance has restricted indigenous hunting of caribou in northern Canada and Alaska, a new study finds that there is no evidence that indigenous harvesting practices have had a negative impact on caribou populations. Rather, their subsistence harvesting has had a positive association with caribou populations, and the greater problem contributing to
Are humans domesticated animals? :: If the neural crest hypothesis is correct, humans are the first domesticated animals. But who, or what, tamed us? Read More
Are Mexico's Elections Russia's Next Target? :: Amid the political firestorm over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections here in the United States, it may have been easy to overlook the steady drip of warnings about a possible replay of Russian mischief-making right next door in Mexico. Back in December, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster spoke ominously about “initial signs” of a trademark campaign of subversion, disinformat
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People? :: Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Are varicose veins associated with increased risk of blood clot? :: Varicose veins were associated with increased risk of developing a type of blood clot known as a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), although more research is needed to understand the strength of that association.
Are varicose veins associated with increased risk of blood clot? :: Varicose veins were associated with increased risk of developing a type of blood clot known as a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), although more research is needed to understand the strength of that association.
Arming Teachers Is Not a Good Option :: The president’s suggestion is not being informed by the existing data on both mass shootings and what terminates them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Army researchers are after cost-effective safer, lighter batteries :: Scientists at the US Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology are focused on the development of batteries that improve the safety and energy density of ones currently found on the battlefield.
Army researchers are after cost-effective safer, lighter batteries :: Scientists at the US Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology are focused on the development of batteries that improve the safety and energy density of ones currently found on the battlefield.
Arthur J. Moss, Who Pioneered Heart Treatments, Dies at 86 :: He successfully conducted research into fatal cardiac disorders, including a rare genetic malfunction called long QT syndrome.
Artificial Intelligence Can Help Stroke Victims When ‘Time Is Brain’ :: The FDA is approving artificial-intelligence software to help diagnose diseases and help treat patients.
Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems :: The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world.
Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems :: The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world.
Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems :: The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially fa
Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems :: The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially fa
Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems :: The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially fa
Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems :: The same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially fa
Artist resurrects obscure fossils in gorgeous living colour :: Normally depicted as lunch for other animals, illustrator Franz Anthony brings a diverse range of fossil cephalopods to life Although the coiled shells of ammonites are a familiar fossil when it comes to reconstructing past environments through art, invertebrates like cephalopods (the group that includes octopuses, nautiluses, “squids” and their relatives, as well as fossil forms ammonites, belem
As pediatric use of iNO increased, mortality rates dropped :: Scientists have analyzed data from pediatric patient visits over a 10-year period at 47 children's hospitals and found as inhaled nitric oxide use and costs increased mortality rates dropped modestly.
As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less :: Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less :: Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less :: Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research.
Aspirin lowers risk of death for patients with diabetes, heart failure :: For people living with both Type 2 diabetes and heart failure, taking an aspirin each day appears to lower the risk of dying or being hospitalized for heart failure, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. But the data also reveal aspirin use may increase the risk of nonfatal heart attack or stroke, a somewhat contradictory find
Aspirin lowers risk of early death for patients with diabetes, heart failure :: For people living with both Type 2 diabetes and heart failure, taking an aspirin each day appears to lower the risk of dying or being hospitalized for heart failure, according to new research. But the data also reveal aspirin use may increase the risk of nonfatal heart attack or stroke, a somewhat contradictory finding that surprised researchers.
Assessing quantum dot photoemissions :: Recent research from Kumamoto University in Japan has revealed that polyoxometalates (POMs), typically used for catalysis, electrochemistry, and photochemistry, may also be used in a technique for analyzing quantum dot (QD) photoluminescence (PL) emission mechanisms.
Assessing the impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's forests :: Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico's forests with the help of Google Earth Engine.
Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space :: Three astronauts face a bitterly cold homecoming after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space :: Three astronauts face a bitterly cold homecoming after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
Astronomers Catch Faint Message from Universe’s First Stars :: Astronomers Catch Faint Message from Universe’s First Stars Signal hints at possible interactions between ordinary hydrogen and dark matter in the early universe, but some scientists remain skeptical. FirstStars_topNteaser.jpg Artist's rendering of how the first stars in the universe may have looked. Image credits: N.R. Fuller, National Science Foundation Space Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – 13:0
Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe. :: For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, the researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang.
Astronomers detect earliest evidence yet of hydrogen in the universe :: MIT and ASU astronomers have detected the earliest signs of hydrogen in the universe, suggesting first stars appeared around 180 million years after the Big Bang.
Astronomers detect earliest evidence yet of hydrogen in the universe :: The scientists have traced the signals to just 180 million years after the Big Bang, making the detection the earliest evidence of hydrogen yet observed. Read More
Astronomers Glimpse Signposts of Universe's First Stars :: A simple signal confirms the existence of stars just 180 million years after the big bang, and reveals new hints about the nature of dark matter — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Astronomers identify a mega metal-poor dwarf star :: A group of Spanish astronomers has found a new primitive mega metal-poor star. The object, designated SDSS J0023+0307, is apparently one of the most iron-poor stars known to date. The finding is reported February 17 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository.
Astronomers identify a mega metal-poor dwarf star :: A group of Spanish astronomers has found a new primitive mega metal-poor star. The object, designated SDSS J0023+0307, is apparently one of the most iron-poor stars known to date. The finding is reported February 17 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository.
ASU scientists unveil a hidden secret of the immortality enzyme telomerase :: Research from the laboratory of Professor Julian Chen in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University recently uncovered a crucial step in the telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle. This catalytic cycle determines the ability of the human telomerase enzyme to synthesize DNA "repeats" (specific DNA segments of six nucleotides) onto chromosome ends, and so afford immortality in cells. Un
ASU scientists unveil a hidden secret of the immortality enzyme telomerase :: Research from the laboratory of Professor Julian Chen in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University recently uncovered a crucial step in the telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle. This catalytic cycle determines the ability of the human telomerase enzyme to synthesize DNA "repeats" (specific DNA segments of six nucleotides) onto chromosome ends, and so afford immortality in cells. Un
Atacama's lessons about life on Mars :: Scientists investigate the microbes that survive in the South American desert on very little water.
Atacama's lessons about life on Mars :: Scientists investigate the microbes that survive in the South American desert on very little water.
ATP synthase from Trypanosoma brucei has an elaborated canonical F1-domain and conventional catalytic sites [Biochemistry :: ]The structures and functions of the components of ATP synthases, especially those subunits involved directly in the catalytic formation of ATP, are widely conserved in metazoans, fungi, eubacteria, and plant chloroplasts. On the basis of a map at 32.5-Å resolution determined in situ in the mitochondria of Trypanosoma brucei by…
ATP synthase from Trypanosoma brucei has an elaborated canonical F1-domain and conventional catalytic sites [Biochemistry :: ]The structures and functions of the components of ATP synthases, especially those subunits involved directly in the catalytic formation of ATP, are widely conserved in metazoans, fungi, eubacteria, and plant chloroplasts. On the basis of a map at 32.5-Å resolution determined in situ in the mitochondria of Trypanosoma brucei by…
Attosecond physics: A keen sense for molecules :: Laser physicists have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis.
Attoseconds break into atomic interior :: A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. This has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an a
Attoseconds break into atomic interior :: A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. This has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an a
Attoseconds break into atomic interior :: A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. This has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom.
Attoseconds break into atomic interior :: A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. This has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom.
Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant :: "This is awesome," said Brendan Eder '19, moments after setting eyes on a tabletop glowing brightly in a darkened room in Wegmans Hall.
Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant :: "This is awesome," said Brendan Eder '19, moments after setting eyes on a tabletop glowing brightly in a darkened room in Wegmans Hall.
AUH får ny professor med bloddonation som speciale :: Christian Erikstrup er netop blevet ansat som professor på Aarhus Universitet og Aarhus Universitetshospital.
Australia could become first country to eradicate cervical cancer :: Free vaccine program in schools leads to big drop in rates, although they remain high in the developing world • Ian Frazer: Eliminating cervical cancer globally is within reach Australia could become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer, according to an announcement from the International Papillomavirus Society. Continue reading…
Automated dance teacher tells you when your moves are wrong :: Strictly and Dancing with the Stars judges could be replaced by a robot judge called HappyFeet. It can watch people dance and rate their moves
Axons grip and slip their way around the brain :: Brain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the environment to regulate the haptotaxis. Scientists at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) discover a new mechanism in which L1-CAM grips and slips on laminin to direct axon to its final destination. Loss of this mechanism corresponded with mut
Axons grip and slip their way around the brain :: Brain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the environment to regulate the haptotaxis. Scientists at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) discover a new mechanism in which L1-CAM grips and slips on laminin to direct axon to its final destination. Loss of this mechanism corresponded with mut
Axons grip and slip their way around the brain :: Brain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the environment to regulate the haptotaxis. Scientists have discovered a new mechanism in which L1-CAM grips and slips on laminin to direct axon to its final destination. Loss of this mechanism corresponded with mutations in the L1-CAM protein of CRASH syndrome pa
Axons grip and slip their way around the brain :: Brain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the environment to regulate the haptotaxis. Scientists have discovered a new mechanism in which L1-CAM grips and slips on laminin to direct axon to its final destination. Loss of this mechanism corresponded with mutations in the L1-CAM protein of CRASH syndrome pa
Azo compounds as a family of organic electrode materials for alkali-ion batteries [Chemistry :: ]Organic compounds are desirable for sustainable Li-ion batteries (LIBs), but the poor cycle stability and low power density limit their large-scale application. Here we report a family of organic compounds containing azo group (N=N) for reversible lithiation/delithiation. Azobenzene-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid lithium salt (ADALS) with an azo group in the center of…
Azo compounds as a family of organic electrode materials for alkali-ion batteries [Chemistry :: ]Organic compounds are desirable for sustainable Li-ion batteries (LIBs), but the poor cycle stability and low power density limit their large-scale application. Here we report a family of organic compounds containing azo group (N=N) for reversible lithiation/delithiation. Azobenzene-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid lithium salt (ADALS) with an azo group in the center of…
Babies' sleep patterns can be challenging – here's why you shouldn't despair :: On Baby Sleep Day, here are some insights that might help get you through the long, broken nights Pairing the words “baby” and “sleep” can evoke strong emotions. Those who have had limited contact with little ones might interpret this word-combination as implying deep and prolonged slumber. For others, this union of words may elicit memories of prolonged periods of chaotic sleep (or what can feel
Baby Steps for Gun Reform :: I like it when Congress surprises me. I really do. After more than two decades covering Washington, one has a tendency to grow jaded about the dysfunctionality of the legislative branch. Meaningful progress is increasingly the exception rather than the rule, especially on issues that are divisive and complicated—which these days means pretty much all issues. So when I say that, despite all the hu
Backyard chickens need more regulation :: Author recommends more laws that mandate vaccinations, manure management and general animal welfare. The most common guidelines for poultry ordinances pertain to housing design, placement and the sex of birds.
Backyard chickens need more regulation :: Historically, keeping backyard chickens was a response to economic hardship — whether it was in the Depression or during wartime food rationing. But a growing number of chickens today are roaming or are caged on small family farms and in backyards, as suburban and urban poultry gains more popularity among consumers.
Backyard chickens need more regulation :: Historically, keeping backyard chickens was a response to economic hardship—whether it was in the Depression or during wartime food rationing.
Bacteria on our bodies may be protecting us from skin cancer :: We are covered in bacteria, but some of it is good for us. One strain makes a molecule that protects against skin cancer and shrinks tumours in mice
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response :: Transmission of stress signals in E. coli is dependent on the distance between its inner and outer membranes.
Baidu can clone your voice after hearing just a minute of audio :: Researchers at the Chinese search engine Baidu say their tech could create duplicate voices for people who can't speak, or be used to personalise digital assistants
Baidu can clone your voice after hearing just a minute of audio :: Researchers at the Chinese search engine Baidu say their tech could create duplicate voices for people who can't speak, or be used to personalise digital assistants
Bakteriefund i knastør ørken giver håb om liv på Mars :: De hårdføre bakterier tilbringer årtier i dvale, mens de venter på regn i den chilenske Atacamaørken.
Ban the AR-15, Mr. President :: Why civilians do not need to own guns like the AR-15. Read More
Banedanmark weekendlukker S-bane for at teste ny software :: Da Banedanmark sidste år testede en softwareopgradering til S-banens nye signalsystem, afslørede testen væsentlige problemer. Nu lukker Banedanmark en S-bane-strækning henover weekenden for at teste en forbedring af opgraderingen.
Bank of England chief slams cryptocurrencies; urges action :: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has launched a withering attack on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin Friday and urged regulators around the world to monitor them in the same way as other financial assets.
Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. For $50,000, You Can Clone Yours. :: Ms. Streisand made the revelation in an interview with Variety. Before you get any ideas, let us tell you a little bit more about the process.
Barbra Streisand reveals she cloned her dog twice :: Singer and actor tells Variety she made clones of 14-year-old Samantha before it died last year Barbra Streisand has revealed she successfully made two clones of her pet dog after it died last year. The singer and actor told the Hollywood trade publication Variety that cells were taken from the mouth and stomach of her 14-year-old Coton de Tulear dog, Samantha. Continue reading…
Barbra Streisand's dog cloning: Is it ethical? :: Sure, you love your dog. But do you love your dog enough to spend $50,000 on a cloned version of your dog that in all likelihood won't act like your departed pal? Read More
Barca eSport team set to face other major clubs :: Barcelona will launch a professional eSport team and expects to play against other leading European clubs, the La Liga leaders announced on Tuesday.
Barca eSport team set to face other major clubs :: Barcelona will launch a professional eSport team and expects to play against other leading European clubs, the La Liga leaders announced on Tuesday.
Basic password guidance can dramatically improve account security, study shows :: Technology users should be offered more detailed support and guidance when creating account passwords in order to make them more secure and harder to crack, a study suggests.
Basic password guidance can dramatically improve account security, study shows :: Technology users who receive guidance when setting passwords — including how likely it is that hackers could break into their accounts — are significantly more likely to make their choices secure, according to research by the University of Plymouth, McGill University and Purdue University.
Be humble — and other lessons from the philosophy of water |Raymond Tang :: How do we find fulfillment in a world that's constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, an idea he's now applying to his everyday life. In this charming talk, he shares three lessons he's learned so far from the "philosophy of water." "What would water
Be humble — and other lessons from the philosophy of water |Raymond Tang :: How do we find fulfillment in a world that's constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, an idea he's now applying to his everyday life. In this charming talk, he shares three lessons he's learned so far from the "philosophy of water." "What would water
Beaming with the light of millions of suns :: A Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.
Beaming with the light of millions of suns :: A Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.
Beaming with the light of millions of suns :: An astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs.
Beaming with the light of millions of suns :: An astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs.
Beaming with the light of millions of suns :: In the 1980s, researchers began discovering extremely bright sources of X-rays in the outer portions of galaxies, away from the supermassive black holes that dominate their centers. At first, researchers thought these cosmic objects, called ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs, were hefty black holes with more than ten times the mass of the sun. But observations beginning in 2014 from NASA's NuSTA
Beaming with the light of millions of suns :: In the 1980s, researchers began discovering extremely bright sources of X-rays in the outer portions of galaxies, away from the supermassive black holes that dominate their centers. At first, researchers thought these cosmic objects, called ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs, were hefty black holes with more than ten times the mass of the sun. But observations beginning in 2014 from NASA's NuSTA
'Beast from the East' sends Europe mercury plummeting :: A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos.
'Beast from the East' sends Europe mercury plummeting :: A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos.
Beech booming as climate changes, and that's bad for forests :: Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists.
Beech booming as climate changes, and that's bad for forests :: Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists.
Beetles hide by looking like the bite marks they make on leaves :: In a particularly impressive trick of camouflage, some leaf beetles have evolved to look like the feeding damage they make on leaves, so they can hide in their own nibbles
Beetles hide by looking like the bite marks they make on leaves :: In a particularly impressive trick of camouflage, some leaf beetles have evolved to look like the feeding damage they make on leaves, so they can hide in their own nibbles
Beetles hide by looking like the bite marks they make on leaves :: In a particularly impressive trick of camouflage, some leaf beetles have evolved to look like the feeding damage they make on leaves, so they can hide in their own nibbles
Beetles hide by looking like the bite marks they make on leaves :: In a particularly impressive trick of camouflage, some leaf beetles have evolved to look like the feeding damage they make on leaves, so they can hide in their own nibbles
Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients :: Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients' quality of life and even survival.
Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life :: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati
Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life :: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati
Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life :: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati
Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life :: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati
Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life :: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to new research.
Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life :: Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to new research.
Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer :: Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on Feb. 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against cancer.
Berta Caceres: Honduras executive held over dam activist's murder :: Police in Honduras arrest the suspected mastermind in the murder of Berta Caceres.
BET bromodomain proteins regulate enhancer function during adipogenesis [Cell Biology :: ]Developmental transitions are guided by master regulatory transcription factors. During adipogenesis, a transcriptional cascade culminates in the expression of PPARγ and C/EBPα, which orchestrate activation of the adipocyte gene expression program. However, the coactivators controlling PPARγ and C/EBPα expression are less well characterized. Here, we show the bromodomain-containing protein, BRD4,.
BET bromodomain proteins regulate enhancer function during adipogenesis [Cell Biology :: ]Developmental transitions are guided by master regulatory transcription factors. During adipogenesis, a transcriptional cascade culminates in the expression of PPARγ and C/EBPα, which orchestrate activation of the adipocyte gene expression program. However, the coactivators controlling PPARγ and C/EBPα expression are less well characterized. Here, we show the bromodomain-containing protein, BRD4,.
Better 'Lisa Simpson 2020' Than Four More Years of Homer :: On Thursday at a conference sponsored by the American Conservative Union, Ben Domenech, the publisher of The Federalist , had an illuminating exchange with Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who once called Donald Trump “a pathological liar,” but has since lined up behind the billionaire who spread lies about his father, insulted the appearance of his wife, and nicknamed him “Lyin’ Ted.” Dome
Beware This Incredibly Silly—But Still Effective—Tax Scam :: There are lots of tax scams out there, but this is the only one that pays you first.
Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse :: Google Results RequestsThe way search engines work is far from unprejudiced, a new book argues.
Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse :: Google Results RequestsThe way search engines work is far from unprejudiced, a new book argues.
Bi-dræbende giftstoffer kan blive forbudte efter EU-analyse :: En ny EU-rapport kan stoppe forbruget af nikotinlignende pesticider i Europa.
Big Cities Have Fewer Tweeters Per Capita :: But those who do tweet in big cities are more prolific—tweeting more often, on average, than their small-town counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Big Cities Have Fewer Tweeters Per Capita :: But those who do tweet in big cities are more prolific—tweeting more often, on average, than their small-town counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Big science: Videnskabens tunge drenge samlet i Danmark :: Ni af de vigtigste, store forskningsinstitutioner i Europa mødes i København i dag og i morgen for at snakke om verdens helt store forsknings- og udviklingsprojekter.
Big science: Videnskabens tunge drenge samlet i Danmark :: Ni af de vigtigste, store forskningsinstitutioner i Europa mødes i København i dag og i morgen for at snakke om verdens helt store forsknings- og udviklingsprojekter.
Biologists document the secondary extinction of a disease-carrying mosquito following rat eradication on Palmyra Atoll :: The Asian tiger mosquito — carrier of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Zika — appears to have vanished from Palmyra.
Biometric Data And The Rise Of Digital Dictatorship :: As historian and author Yuval Harari suggests, market forces and investor greed will keep moving the data revolution forward. But there are balancing forces to this onslaught, says Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Getty Images/Hero Images)
Bitcoin billionaire? Don't forget the IRS :: Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin may not be regulated by the government, but they're still subject to being taxed.
Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland :: Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation.
Black hole blasts may transform 'mini-Neptunes' into rocky worlds :: A team of astrophysicists and planetary scientists has predicted that Neptune-like planets located near the center of the Milky Way were transformed into rocky planets by outbursts generated by the nearby supermassive black hole.
Black holes from small galaxies might emit gamma rays :: As a general rule of thumb, if there is a puzzling phenomenon occurring somewhere deep in outer space, a black hole is often the culprit behind it.
Black holes from small galaxies might emit gamma rays :: Researchers from Clemson University have discovered seven galaxies that could shake up what astrophysicists thought they knew about how the size of a galaxy — and the black hole at its center — can affect its behavior.
Black holes from small galaxies might emit gamma rays :: Researchers have discovered seven galaxies that could shake up what astrophysicists thought they knew about how the size of a galaxy — and the black hole at its center — can affect its behavior.
Black Holes Shape Some Alien Planets' Destinies :: Supermassive black holes near the center of our Milky Way galaxy may have transformed "mini-Neptune" exoplanets into rocky "super-Earths," new research shows.
Black People Were Enslaved in the US Until as Recently as 1963 :: White landowners enslaved black Americans for at least a century after the Civil War.
Blizzard survival skills: Building a snow hole :: In the Cairngorms National Park Jo Whalley learns what to do if you become lost in a blizzard.
Blockchain beyond Bitcoin: The Energy Sector :: Freelance science journalist Kevin Begos reports from the U.S. Power and Renewable Summit in Austin, Texas, on the use of blockchain technology to make more efficient energy markets and… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Blockchain-enabled cat breeding and the future of gambling :: The internet loves cats so much that now some people are investing tens of thousands of real-world dollars on blockchain-powered cats that don't actually exist.
Blockchain-enabled cat breeding and the future of gambling :: The internet loves cats so much that now some people are investing tens of thousands of real-world dollars on blockchain-powered cats that don't actually exist.
Blood test could quickly predict if the drug palbociclib will help breast cancer patients :: A new study has found a blood test for cancer DNA could predict if a woman is responding to the breast cancer drug palbociclib, months earlier than current tests. Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, say the test could detect in two to three weeks whether the drug is working, although they caution the results need replicating before they are used clinically. The research was f
Boeing says it has Trump deal on Air Force One planes :: Boeing said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to build future Air Force One planes after addressing Donald Trump's criticism over hefty costs associated with the presidential aircraft.
Boeing says it has Trump deal on Air Force One planes :: Boeing said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to build future Air Force One planes after addressing Donald Trump's criticism over hefty costs associated with the presidential aircraft.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meanings :: If a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, York, and Kyoto have found that many of the gestures used by bonobos and chimpanzees share the same meanings.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meanings :: If a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, York, and Kyoto have found that many of the gestures used by bonobos and chimpanzees share the same meanings.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meanings :: If a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, York, and Kyoto have found that many of the gestures used by bonobos and chimpanzees share the same meanings.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meanings :: If a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, York, and Kyoto have found that many of the gestures used by bonobos and chimpanzees share the same meanings.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share multiple meanings :: Two closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning researchers have found.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share multiple meanings :: Two closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning researchers have found.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share multiple meanings :: Two closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning researchers have found.
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share multiple meanings :: Two closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning researchers have found.
'Botox' improves appearance of facial scars in reconstructive surgery :: In patients undergoing reconstructive surgery of the face, treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A, or 'Botox') can improve the final appearance of surgical scars, reports a clinical trial in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
'Botox' improves appearance of facial scars in reconstructive surgery :: In patients undergoing reconstructive surgery of the face, treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A, or 'Botox') can improve the final appearance of surgical scars.
Bovine embryos as a model for early human development :: The mechanisms that underlie early embryonic development in humans and cattle are very similar. Therefore, LMU researchers argue that bovine embryos might well be a better model for early human development than the mouse system.
Brad Parscale Will Be Donald Trump's 2020 Campaign Manager :: In announcing his 2020 reelection campaign, Donald Trump has tapped Brad Parscale, architect of his previous campaign's digital efforts, to lead the way.
Brad Parscale Will Be Donald Trump's 2020 Campaign Manager :: In announcing his 2020 reelection campaign, Donald Trump has tapped Brad Parscale, architect of his previous campaign's digital efforts, to lead the way.
Brain Awareness Week 2018 :: Guest post by Urooj Ansari, Social Media Chair at Be Brainy NYC In 2012, Be Brainy NYC, the Greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, held its first Brain Awareness Week. Launched by Ho Yu of Columbia University, the chapter was expanded by Heather McKellar of NYU, Paula Croxson of Mount Sinai, Kelley Remole of Columbia University, Ted Altschuler of Baruch College, and Heather Bowling,
Brain can navigate based solely on smells :: Northwestern University researchers have developed a new 'smell virtual landscape' that enables the study of how smells engage the brain's navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
Brain can navigate based solely on smells :: Northwestern University researchers have developed a new 'smell virtual landscape' that enables the study of how smells engage the brain's navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
Brain can navigate based solely on smells :: Researchers have developed a new 'smell virtual landscape' that enables the study of how smells engage the brain's navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
Brain can navigate based solely on smells :: Researchers have developed a new 'smell virtual landscape' that enables the study of how smells engage the brain's navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
Brain mechanisms that give The Iceman unusual resistance to cold :: Dutch adventurer Wim Hof is known as 'The Iceman' for good reason. Hof established several world records for prolonged resistance to cold exposure, an ability he attributes to a self-developed set of techniques of breathing and meditation — known as the Wim Hof Method. Yet, how his brain responds during cold exposure and what brain mechanisms may endow him with this resistance have not been studi
Brain stimulation helps younger, not older, adults' memory :: A study found that while the younger adults showed memory improvement from transcranial direct current stimulation, the older adults did not.
Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan :: Our bodies are not just passively growing older.
Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan :: Our bodies are not just passively growing older.
Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky anteaters :: By employing genetical analysis and geometric morphometrics, the work attested the existence of at least seven species of these recluse xenarthrans from South and Central America, which were thrown together under one single species. Until now.
Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky anteaters :: By employing genetical analysis and geometric morphometrics, the work attested the existence of at least seven species of these recluse xenarthrans from South and Central America, which were thrown together under one single species. Until now.
Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky antieaters :: Since the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky anteater species. This short-snouted, pigmy-sized anteater would then be known for its scientific name, Cyclopes didactyla, after its inclusion in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Linnaeus' magnum opus. It is found in tropical fores
Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky antieaters :: Since the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky anteater species. This short-snouted, pigmy-sized anteater would then be known for its scientific name, Cyclopes didactyla, after its inclusion in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Linnaeus' magnum opus. It is found in tropical fores
Breast cancer and lymphoma treatments save lives, but may make heart failure more likely for some :: Patients with a history of breast cancer or lymphoma were more than three times as likely to develop heart failure–a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs — compared with a similar group of patients who did not have cancer, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms :: Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular health years later compared to women who never breastfed, based on research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. The same benefits were not observed in women who had high blood pressure during preg
Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms :: Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular health years later compared to women who never breastfed. The same benefits were not observed in women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Breeding crisis as no North Atlantic right whales born this year :: The failure of the breeding season bodes ill for endangered North Atlantic right whales, which are down to a population of just 430
Breeding crisis as no North Atlantic right whales born this year :: The failure of the breeding season bodes ill for endangered North Atlantic right whales, which are down to a population of just 430
Brexit Won, But Remainers Keep Campaigning :: The iconic red bus emblazoned with political messaging is making a comeback in Britain. Unlike the kind made popular by the Leave campaign during the 2016 Brexit referendum, however, this new bus will carry a different message: “Is it worth it?” For those who support the U.K. staying in the European Union (or at least prefer an exit that leaves the country’s current trade and immigration ties lar
Brexit Won, But Remainers Keep Campaigning :: The iconic red bus emblazoned with political messaging is making a comeback in Britain. Unlike the kind made popular by the Leave campaign during the 2016 Brexit referendum, however, this new bus will carry a different message: “Is it worth it?” For those who support the U.K. staying in the European Union (or at least prefer an exit that leaves the country’s current trade and immigration ties lar
BRIEF: Gridlike Cities Are Hotter :: BRIEF: Gridlike Cities Are Hotter Researchers discover that the arrangement of cities’ streets and buildings affect how much heat they trap. heat-islands1.png An illustration of an urban heat island. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Earth Friday, March 2, 2018 – 11:00 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — The gridlike street network in Manhattan might be a breeze to navigate, but it actually
Britain seeks to cap 'rip-off' energy prices :: Britain on Monday launched plans for a cap on domestic energy prices, as it cracks down on poor-value tariffs that hurt the most vulnerable.
Britain seeks to cap 'rip-off' energy prices :: Britain on Monday launched plans for a cap on domestic energy prices, as it cracks down on poor-value tariffs that hurt the most vulnerable.
Britain's contaminated blood scandal: ‘I need them to admit they killed our son’ :: In the 1970s and 80s, 4,689 British haemophiliacs were treated with contaminated blood products. So far, more than half of them have died. The government knew there were risks involved. The patients didn’t. Will they ever get justice? It has been called the biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS, and a “horrific human tragedy”. But Su Gorman, whose husband has endured years of ill h
British astronaut hails 'groundbreaking' Airbus satellite :: British astronaut Tim Peake on Monday hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications.
British astronaut hails 'groundbreaking' Airbus satellite :: British astronaut Tim Peake on Monday hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications.
Bryostatin-1 alleviates experimental multiple sclerosis [Medical Sciences :: ]Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder targeting the central nervous system (CNS). The relapsing-remitting phase of MS is largely driven by peripheral activation of autoreactive T-helper (Th) 1 and Th17 lymphocytes. In contrast, compartmentalized inflammation within the CNS, including diffuse activation of innate myeloid cells, characterizes the progressive phase…
Bryostatin-1 alleviates experimental multiple sclerosis [Medical Sciences :: ]Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder targeting the central nervous system (CNS). The relapsing-remitting phase of MS is largely driven by peripheral activation of autoreactive T-helper (Th) 1 and Th17 lymphocytes. In contrast, compartmentalized inflammation within the CNS, including diffuse activation of innate myeloid cells, characterizes the progressive phase…
Bubbles of life from the past: Tiny bubbles of oxygen got trapped 1.6 billion years ago :: Take a good look at these photos: They show you 1.6 billion years old fossilized oxygen bubbles, created by tiny microbes in what was once a shallow sea somewhere on young Earth.
Bubbles of life from the past :: Tiny bubbles of oxygen got trapped 1.6 billion years ago.
Budgetproblem i vejen for dansk missilindkøb :: Det skal gå stærkt, hvis forsvaret skal nå at købe de langtrækkende SM2-missiler til de danske fregatter, der er aftalt i forsvarsforliget. Vinduet for at købe den sidste planlagte produktion af missilerne lukker i år, men det kan blive vanskeligt at nå at finde pengene.
California Beach Culture Versus Silicon Valley Tech Money: Fight! :: Vinod Khosla is worth billions, and wants to do what he wants with a beautiful Northern California Beach. So he's asking the US Supreme Court to let him.
California Scraps Safety Driver Rules for Self-Driving Cars :: The new regulations in Silicon Valley’s home state are expected to help the wider deployment of autonomous vehicles.
California Scraps Safety Driver Rules for Self-Driving Cars :: The new regulations in Silicon Valley’s home state are expected to help the wider deployment of autonomous vehicles.
Californians bash Trump for bid to end climate change plan :: California stands in "complete opposition" to a Trump administration plan to scrap a policy slashing climate-changing emissions from power plants, its top air official said Wednesday at a U.S. hearing in a state helping lead the fight against global warming.
Can a New President Really Solve South Africa's Corruption Problem? :: “South Africa’s Lost Decade,” the Economist called it. Before being shoved from power last month, President Jacob Zuma enriched himself and his patrons while presiding over economic disaster for his citizens. The burden of public debt nearly doubled over the Zuma years. More than one in three working-age South Africans is jobless . Unemployed men turn to crime, tainting South Africa as one of the
Can Gun-Control Advocates Make the NRA Toxic? :: After the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, supporters of more gun control quickly pressured numerous corporations to cut ties with the National Rifle Association: No longer will NRA members receive a pre-negotiated discount when flying United, renting a Hertz car, or patronizing a range of other companies. What remains to be seen is whether the success of #BoycottNRA merely denies NRA members
Can Nuclear Power Plants Generate Artistic Inspiration? :: "Nuclear" artists see motivating muses where others see only grey buildings, drab fences, and white steam piping out of concrete cooling towers, says guest commentator Vincent Ialenti. (Image credit: Courtesy of Erich Berger)
Can Nuclear Power Plants Generate Artistic Inspiration? :: "Nuclear" artists see motivating muses where others see only grey buildings, drab fences, and white steam piping out of concrete cooling towers, says guest commentator Vincent Ialenti. (Image credit: Courtesy of Erich Berger)
Can our eyes help predict who will develop memory loss? :: People whose eyes show signs of small changes in blood vessels at age 60 may be more likely to develop thinking and memory problems by the time they are 80 than people with healthy eyes, according to a new study.
Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions :: This Turkish puzzle is a delight. Did you solve it? The answers to all four are now live Hi guzzlers Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling. Continue reading…
Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions :: This Turkish puzzle is a delight. Did you solve it? The answers to all four are now live Hi guzzlers Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling. Continue reading…
Cancer in different organs may start the same way :: Recent research demonstrated that mature cells in the stomach sometimes revert back to behaving like rapidly dividing stem cells. Now, the researchers have found that this process may be universal, no matter the organ. The research, which appears in the EMBO Journal , indicates that when tissue responds to certain types of injury, mature cells seem to get younger and begin dividing rapidly, creat
Cancer in different organs may start the same way :: Recent research demonstrated that mature cells in the stomach sometimes revert back to behaving like rapidly dividing stem cells. Now, the researchers have found that this process may be universal, no matter the organ. The research, which appears in the EMBO Journal , indicates that when tissue responds to certain types of injury, mature cells seem to get younger and begin dividing rapidly, creat
Cancer metastasis: Cell polarity matters :: Not only the number of migrating cancer cells determines the risk for metastasis but also their characteristics, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now reported in Nature Communications. For circulating cancer cells to be able to invade tissues and settle at other sites in the body, they have to exhibit a specific polarity. This discovery might in future help to better p
Cancer metastasis: Cell polarity matters :: Not only the number of migrating cancer cells determines the risk for metastasis but also their characteristics. For circulating cancer cells to be able to invade tissues and settle at other sites in the body, they have to exhibit a specific polarity. This discovery might in future help to better predict individual risk for metastasis and find appropriate therapies that can reduce it.
Cancer patients shed new light on rheumatoid arthritis :: Side-effects in immunotherapy for cancer patients have given scientists an ally in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis The human immune system is one of the most effective defence mechanisms known to nature. It can ward off myriad microbial invaders: bacteria, viruses and parasites. It is sometimes overwhelmed by disease, of course, but the billions of men and women who now live on Earth are a
Cancer-secreted hsa-miR-940 induces an osteoblastic phenotype in the bone metastatic microenvironment via targeting ARHGAP1 and FAM134A [Medical Sciences :: ]Bone metastatic lesions are classified as osteoblastic or osteolytic lesions. Prostate and breast cancer patients frequently exhibit osteoblastic-type and osteolytic-type bone metastasis, respectively. In metastatic lesions, tumor cells interact with many different cell types, including osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and mesenchymal stem cells, resulting in an osteoblastic or osteolytic phenotype. Howe
Cancer-secreted hsa-miR-940 induces an osteoblastic phenotype in the bone metastatic microenvironment via targeting ARHGAP1 and FAM134A [Medical Sciences :: ]Bone metastatic lesions are classified as osteoblastic or osteolytic lesions. Prostate and breast cancer patients frequently exhibit osteoblastic-type and osteolytic-type bone metastasis, respectively. In metastatic lesions, tumor cells interact with many different cell types, including osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and mesenchymal stem cells, resulting in an osteoblastic or osteolytic phenotype. Howe
Capping protein regulates actin dynamics during cytokinetic midbody maturation [Cell Biology :: ]During cytokinesis, a cleavage furrow generated by actomyosin ring contraction is restructured into the midbody, a platform for the assembly of the abscission machinery that controls the final separation of daughter cells. The polymerization state of F-actin is important during assembly, ingression, disassembly, and closure of the contractile ring and…
Capping protein regulates actin dynamics during cytokinetic midbody maturation [Cell Biology :: ]During cytokinesis, a cleavage furrow generated by actomyosin ring contraction is restructured into the midbody, a platform for the assembly of the abscission machinery that controls the final separation of daughter cells. The polymerization state of F-actin is important during assembly, ingression, disassembly, and closure of the contractile ring and…
Capturing bovine pluripotency [Agricultural Sciences :: ]Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESC) were successfully isolated and characterized in the early 1980s (1, 2), followed by the establishment of ESC from primates more than a decade later (3). However, despite continuous efforts since then, the establishment of ESC lines from domesticated species has remained elusive. Over the years,…
Capturing bovine pluripotency [Agricultural Sciences :: ]Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESC) were successfully isolated and characterized in the early 1980s (1, 2), followed by the establishment of ESC from primates more than a decade later (3). However, despite continuous efforts since then, the establishment of ESC lines from domesticated species has remained elusive. Over the years,…
Capturing the balance of nature :: In a study spanning 12 years, researchers from Kyoto University and Ryukoku University have developed a method to calculate the fluctuating stability of a natural ecological community in Maizuru Bay.Their findings, published in Nature, provide insight into and new methodologies for ecological and population research.
Capturing the balance of nature :: Researchers capture dynamic changes in marine life over twelve years.
Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator :: Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim. Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater
Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator :: Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim. Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater
Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator :: Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim. Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater
Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator :: Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim. Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater
Car-mad Germany anxious as court to rule on diesel bans :: A top German court will issue a hotly-awaited decision Tuesday on whether cities can ban older diesel cars from some areas, potentially upending transport policy and a disrupting a keystone industry.
Car-mad Germany anxious as court to rule on diesel bans :: A top German court will issue a hotly-awaited decision Tuesday on whether cities can ban older diesel cars from some areas, potentially upending transport policy and a disrupting a keystone industry.
Cars that run on supercapacitors could be charged in minutes :: New material could lead to supercapacitors that hold more energy than lithium batteries and allow electric vehicles or smart phones to be charged in minutes
Cars that run on supercapacitors could be charged in minutes :: New material could lead to supercapacitors that hold more energy than lithium batteries and allow electric vehicles or smart phones to be charged in minutes
Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon :: An international team of scientists, led by the University of Surrey, has discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip — a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.
Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon :: An international team of scientists, led by the University of Surrey, has discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip — a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.
Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon :: Scientists have discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip — a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.
Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon :: Scientists have discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip — a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.
Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon :: The essence of the technology – where an object takes a moment to respond to the energy placed upon it – is a staple of cartoons such as Roadrunner, where characters run off cliffs and spend a moment in mid-air before falling.
Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of silicon :: The essence of the technology – where an object takes a moment to respond to the energy placed upon it – is a staple of cartoons such as Roadrunner, where characters run off cliffs and spend a moment in mid-air before falling.
CBS launching a 24-hour streaming sports news network :: CBS Corp. is rolling out a 24-hour streaming sports news network that will feature the day's top news, highlights and analysis.
CBS launching a 24-hour streaming sports news network :: CBS Corp. is rolling out a 24-hour streaming sports news network that will feature the day's top news, highlights and analysis.
CDC Researcher Calls Sister, Then Vanishes :: Two weeks ago, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spoke to his sister on the phone. And then he went missing.
CDC Researcher Calls Sister, Then Vanishes :: Two weeks ago, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spoke to his sister on the phone. And then he went missing.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use :: The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use :: The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states.
Celebrate the National Eye Institute’s 50th Birthday with Vision Science Competitions! :: The United States National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) is the largest biomedical research agency in the world, funding all genres of health research. One of the NIH agencies is particularly dear to Eyewire, given their scientific focus: the National Eye Institute ( NEI ). This year marks the 50th birthday of the NEI, who has now for five decades been funding research leading to new treatments fo
Celebrate the National Eye Institute’s 50th Birthday with Vision Science Competitions! :: The United States National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) is the largest biomedical research agency in the world, funding all genres of health research. One of the NIH agencies is particularly dear to Eyewire, given their scientific focus: the National Eye Institute ( NEI ). This year marks the 50th birthday of the NEI, who has now for five decades been funding research leading to new treatments fo
Challenging statistics of weather extremes :: By integrating previously distinct statistical paradigms into a single modeling scheme, Raphaël Huser from KAUST and Jennifer Wadsworth from Lancaster University in the UK have taken some of the guesswork out of modelling of weather extremes. This could greatly improve predictions of future extreme events.
Challenging statistics of weather extremes :: By integrating previously distinct statistical paradigms into a single modeling scheme, Raphaël Huser from KAUST and Jennifer Wadsworth from Lancaster University in the UK have taken some of the guesswork out of modelling of weather extremes. This could greatly improve predictions of future extreme events.
Challenging statistics of weather extremes :: More accurate statistical modeling of extreme weather will improve forecasting and disaster mitigation.
Challenging statistics of weather extremes :: More accurate statistical modeling of extreme weather will improve forecasting and disaster mitigation.
Changing character of rainfall in eastern China, 1951-2007 [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]The topography and continental configuration of East Asia favor the year-round existence of storm tracks that extend thousands of kilometers from China into the northwestern Pacific Ocean, producing zonally elongated patterns of rainfall that we call “frontal rain events.” In spring and early summer (known as “Meiyu Season”), frontal rainfall…
Changing character of rainfall in eastern China, 1951-2007 [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]The topography and continental configuration of East Asia favor the year-round existence of storm tracks that extend thousands of kilometers from China into the northwestern Pacific Ocean, producing zonally elongated patterns of rainfall that we call “frontal rain events.” In spring and early summer (known as “Meiyu Season”), frontal rainfall…
Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, Algeria :: Honey is generally evaluated by physicochemical analysis of its constituents. The manipulation of honey and its possible adulteration is reflected in many of its physicochemical properties. In this study, samples of Zygophyllum album L honey produced in El-Oued, Algeria, were characterized based on their melissopalynology, physicochemical and antioxidant properties, as well as polyphenol content.
Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, Algeria :: Honey is generally evaluated by physicochemical analysis of its constituents. The manipulation of honey and its possible adulteration is reflected in many of its physicochemical properties. In this study, samples of Zygophyllum album L honey produced in El-Oued, Algeria, were characterized based on their melissopalynology, physicochemical and antioxidant properties, as well as polyphenol content.
Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, Algeria :: This study is about a new type of honey bee product collected from one of the desert plants – Zygophyllum album L – in Algeria. Zygophyllum album L honey is not a common product; it is very rare and contains elements of nutritional and biological importance according to this study.
Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, Algeria :: This study is about a new type of honey bee product collected from one of the desert plants – Zygophyllum album L – in Algeria. Zygophyllum album L honey is not a common product; it is very rare and contains elements of nutritional and biological importance according to this study.
Charging ahead to higher energy batteries :: Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery. "We believe that our approach having robustness against side reactions at the interface could possibly lead to the production of ideal ceramic separators with a thin and dens
Charging ahead to higher energy batteries :: Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery.
Chasing a stellar flash with assistance from Gaia :: Last year, ESA's Gaia mission helped astronomers make unique observations of Neptune's largest moon, Triton, as it passed in front of a distant star. This is a preview of the superb quality and versatility of the Gaia data that will be released in April.
Check offenders for history of head injuries, experts say :: Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Check offenders for history of head injuries, experts say :: Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Check offenders for history of head injuries :: Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Check offenders for history of head injuries :: Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Children prefer distribution by equal outcome when they share :: A Japanese study of 5- and 6-year-olds found that children prefer to share resources so that everyone ends up with the same amount (equal-outcome) rather than giving everyone the same amount regardless of what they have already (equal-allocation). This study was carried out by Associate Professor HAYASHI Hajimu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and the fin
Children prefer distribution by equal outcome when they share :: A Japanese study of 5- and 6-year-olds found that children prefer to share resources so that everyone ends up with the same amount (equal-outcome) rather than giving everyone the same amount regardless of what they have already (equal-allocation). This study was carried out by Associate Professor HAYASHI Hajimu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and the fin
Children prefer distribution by equal outcome when they share :: A Japanese study of 5- and 6-year-olds found that children prefer to share resources so that everyone ends up with the same amount (equal-outcome) rather than giving everyone the same amount regardless of what they have already (equal-allocation). This study was carried out by Associate Professor HAYASHI Hajimu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and the fin
Children prefer distribution by equal outcome when they share :: A Japanese study of 5- and 6-year-olds found that children prefer to share resources so that everyone ends up with the same amount (equal-outcome) rather than giving everyone the same amount regardless of what they have already (equal-allocation). This study was carried out by Associate Professor HAYASHI Hajimu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and the fin
Children with marginally low birth weight needs treatment :: Children with a birth weight under 2.5 kilos stand at risk of becoming underweight and can experience cognitive difficulties as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life. However, early iron supplementation seems to provide some protection.
Children's Colorado doctors conclude EV-D68 likely cause of acute flaccid myelitis :: A team of doctors and scientists from the US and Europe led by Kevin Messacar, MD, an infectious disease specialist from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado), has found that Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a likely cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare illness that affects the nervous system of children. The research was published late Friday, Feb. 23 in The Lancet Infectious Dis
Children's Colorado doctors conclude EV-D68 likely cause of acute flaccid myelitis :: A team of doctors and scientists from the US and Europe led by Kevin Messacar, MD, an infectious disease specialist from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado), has found that Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a likely cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare illness that affects the nervous system of children. The research was published late Friday, Feb. 23 in The Lancet Infectious Dis
Children's Publishing House Takes Food Literacy Literally :: Teaching kids how to eat healthfully and appreciate the cultural diversity of food begins with getting books about these themes into their hands, says Readers to Eaters' founding publisher. (Image credit: Readers to Eaters)
Children's Publishing House Takes Food Literacy Literally :: Teaching kids how to eat healthfully and appreciate the cultural diversity of food begins with getting books about these themes into their hands, says Readers to Eaters' founding publisher. (Image credit: Readers to Eaters)
Children's use of non-dental services for oral pain could be costing the NHS £2.3 million a year :: Thousands of children with oral pain are being taken by parents to pharmacies and non-dental health services, including A&E, instead of their dentist, and could be costing NHS England £2.3 million a year, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
Chimeric antigen receptor T cells form nonclassical and potent immune synapses driving rapid cytotoxicity [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells are effective serial killers with a faster off-rate from dying tumor cells than CAR-T cells binding target cells through their T cell receptor (TCR). Here we explored the functional consequences of CAR-mediated signaling using a dual-specific CAR-T cell, where the same cell was triggered…
Chimeric antigen receptor T cells form nonclassical and potent immune synapses driving rapid cytotoxicity [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells are effective serial killers with a faster off-rate from dying tumor cells than CAR-T cells binding target cells through their T cell receptor (TCR). Here we explored the functional consequences of CAR-mediated signaling using a dual-specific CAR-T cell, where the same cell was triggered…
China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours :: Eastern Arsenal The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour. A Chinese science journal reported that a team of researchers have made a breakthrough in hypersonics, successfully testing a unique plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of…
China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours :: Eastern Arsenal The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour. A Chinese science journal reported that a team of researchers have made a breakthrough in hypersonics, successfully testing a unique plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of…
Chinese scientists decipher origins of repopulated microglia in brain and retina :: A research team led by Bo Peng at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology successfully deciphered the origin of repopulated microglia in the brain by a series of fate mapping approaches. The results provided solid evidences that repopulated microglia were solely derived from residual microglia rather than de novo progenitors, indicating the absence of microglial progenitor cells in the adult br
Chinese Scientists Unveil Plans for Weird Hypersonic Jet with Extra Wing :: Past, American waveriders had some critical flaws that the new Chinese design aims to solve.
Chiropractor Lost His License; Patient Lost Her Uterus :: Practicing after he lost his license, chiropractor Nicholas LeRoy used escharotics to treat a woman's cervical dysplasia. As result, she lost her uterus. Ex-naturopath Britt Hermes was taught to use escharotic treatments at Bastyr; she has since realized that they are "unproven, dangerous, and very stupid."
Chiropractor Lost His License; Patient Lost Her Uterus :: Practicing after he lost his license, chiropractor Nicholas LeRoy used escharotics to treat a woman's cervical dysplasia. As result, she lost her uterus. Ex-naturopath Britt Hermes was taught to use escharotic treatments at Bastyr; she has since realized that they are "unproven, dangerous, and very stupid."
Chronicles of Civic Engagement: The Leafblower Battle in D.C. :: Back in the fall of 2015, in the midst of travels around the country in which my wife, Deb, and I saw countless examples of citizens taking responsibility for changing their own communities, I mentioned a specific way Deb and I intended to apply the lessons of what we’d seen. As the first item in this series explained: Over the past two years, Deb and I have been increasingly impressed by the imp
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger :: In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
Claus Hjort om cyberangreb: Der er store mørketal :: Cyberangreb udgør en af vor tids allerstørste udfordringer, beretter forsvarsministeren.
Clever coating opens door to smart windows :: Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to "smart windows".
Clever coating opens door to smart windows :: Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to "smart windows".
Clever coating opens door to smart windows :: Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to 'smart windows'.
Clever coating opens door to smart windows :: Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to 'smart windows'.
Climate change draws invasive species to the Arctic :: The Arctic is changing. Temperatures are increasing twice as fast as the global average and sea ice is retreating quicker than predicted.
Climate change draws invasive species to the Arctic :: The Arctic is changing. Temperatures are increasing twice as fast as the global average and sea ice is retreating quicker than predicted.
Climate for women in climate science: Women scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Environmental Sciences :: ]The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an authoritative and influential source of reports on climate change. The lead authors of IPCC reports include scientists from around the world, but questions have been raised about the dominance of specific disciplines in the report and the disproportionate number of scholars…
Climate for women in climate science: Women scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Environmental Sciences :: ]The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an authoritative and influential source of reports on climate change. The lead authors of IPCC reports include scientists from around the world, but questions have been raised about the dominance of specific disciplines in the report and the disproportionate number of scholars…
Climate value of Earth's intact forests :: New research demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth's remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health.
Climate value of Earth's intact forests :: New research demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth's remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health.
Climate-change-driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Using a 25-y time series of precision satellite altimeter data from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3, we estimate the climate-change–driven acceleration of global mean sea level over the last 25 y to be 0.084 ± 0.025 mm/y2. Coupled with the average climate-change–driven rate of sea level rise over these same…
Climate-change-driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Using a 25-y time series of precision satellite altimeter data from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3, we estimate the climate-change–driven acceleration of global mean sea level over the last 25 y to be 0.084 ± 0.025 mm/y2. Coupled with the average climate-change–driven rate of sea level rise over these same…
Clipboard sucked into plane engine: Australia regulator :: A clipboard left behind during pre-flight checks was sucked into the jet engine of an international passenger plane, Australian safety regulators said Tuesday.
Clipboard sucked into plane engine: Australia regulator :: A clipboard left behind during pre-flight checks was sucked into the jet engine of an international passenger plane, Australian safety regulators said Tuesday.
CloudSat exits the 'A-train' :: Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week lowered the orbit of the nearly 12-year-old CloudSat satellite following the loss of one of its reaction wheels, which control its orientation in orbit. While CloudSat's science mission will continue, it will no longer fly as part of the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train—six Earth-monitoring satellites that f
CloudSat exits the 'A-train' :: Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week lowered the orbit of the nearly 12-year-old CloudSat satellite following the loss of one of its reaction wheels, which control its orientation in orbit. While CloudSat's science mission will continue, it will no longer fly as part of the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train—six Earth-monitoring satellites that f
Cochrane Review evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake :: New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low. A team of Cochrane researchers has brought together the results of studies evaluating the effects of nutritional labels on purchasing and consumption in a
Cochrane Review evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake :: New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low. A team of Cochrane researchers has brought together the results of studies evaluating the effects of nutritional labels on purchasing and consumption in a
Colon cancer patients who eat nuts have lower death risk :: People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don’t, according to a new study. The study followed 826 participants in a clinical trial for a median of 6.5 years after they received treatment with surgery and chemotherapy. Those who regularly ate at least two, one-ounce servings of nuts each week demonstr
Colorectal cancer: Combined analysis enhances risk prediction :: If first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person's own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a com
Colorectal cancer: Combined analysis enhances risk prediction :: If first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person's own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a com
Common human skin bacteria could protect against cancer, say researchers :: Staphylococcus epidermidis may help to protect against skin cancer, and could lead to preventive treatments, scientists reveal A type of bacteria commonly found on human skin produces a substance that may help protect against skin cancer , researchers have revealed. The scientists say the surprise discovery regarding a strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis highlights the importance of the communit
Common knee operation in elderly constitutes low value care, new study concludes :: A new Medicare records study by Johns Hopkins researchers has added to mounting evidence that a common surgery designed to remove damaged, worn ends of the thin rubbery cartilage in the knee joint brings little or no benefit to people over the age of 65.
Companies’ contribution to sustainability through global supply chains [Sustainability Science :: ]Global supply chains play a critical role in many of the most pressing environmental stresses and social struggles identified by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Responding to calls from the global community, companies are adopting a variety of voluntary practices to improve the environmental and/or social management of…
Companies’ contribution to sustainability through global supply chains [Sustainability Science :: ]Global supply chains play a critical role in many of the most pressing environmental stresses and social struggles identified by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Responding to calls from the global community, companies are adopting a variety of voluntary practices to improve the environmental and/or social management of…
Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals distinct genetic modules associated with Helios expression in intratumoral regulatory T cells [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are key modulators of immune tolerance, capable of suppressing inflammatory immune responses and promoting nonlymphoid tissue homeostasis. Helios, a transcription factor (TF) that is selectively expressed by Tregs, has been shown to be essential for the maintenance of Treg lineage stability in the face of inflammatory…
Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals distinct genetic modules associated with Helios expression in intratumoral regulatory T cells [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are key modulators of immune tolerance, capable of suppressing inflammatory immune responses and promoting nonlymphoid tissue homeostasis. Helios, a transcription factor (TF) that is selectively expressed by Tregs, has been shown to be essential for the maintenance of Treg lineage stability in the face of inflammatory…
Compartmentalization of antagonistic Ca2+ signals in developing cochlear hair cells [Neuroscience :: ]During a critical developmental period, cochlear inner hair cells (IHCs) exhibit sensory-independent activity, featuring action potentials in which Ca2+ ions play a fundamental role in driving both spiking and glutamate release onto synapses with afferent auditory neurons. This spontaneous activity is controlled by a cholinergic input to the IHC, activating…
Compartmentalization of antagonistic Ca2+ signals in developing cochlear hair cells [Neuroscience :: ]During a critical developmental period, cochlear inner hair cells (IHCs) exhibit sensory-independent activity, featuring action potentials in which Ca2+ ions play a fundamental role in driving both spiking and glutamate release onto synapses with afferent auditory neurons. This spontaneous activity is controlled by a cholinergic input to the IHC, activating…
Complete genomes of extinct and living elephants sequenced :: Researchers have produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
Complete genomes of extinct and living elephants sequenced :: Researchers have produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
Complex inhalers could prevent some patients from taking medicine, study suggests :: Respiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, new research has found.
Congress can easily end Medicare waste, fraud and abuse by chiropractors, saving billions :: Yet another government report finds chiropractors are bilking Medicare billions for unnecessary services. A simple amendment to the Medicare law could end this, but will Congress act?
Congress Takes On Sexual Harassment in the Sciences :: New rules could make it easier to remove faculty members who harass or assault grad students and postdocs.
Connecticut state agencies targeted in cyberattack :: State officials say a weekend cyberattack targeted about 160 computers at a dozen Connecticut state agencies.
Connecticut state agencies targeted in cyberattack :: State officials say a weekend cyberattack targeted about 160 computers at a dozen Connecticut state agencies.
Consider the Fruit Fly :: In college, I worked briefly in a fruit-fly lab, where I spent most of my time just keeping different fly strains alive. It was not difficult—as anyone with a fruit-fly infestation can tell you—but the repetitive work imprinted itself on my brain. Even today, the way my slightly chubby white cat scrunches when he walks resembles nothing more to me than a third instar fly larva , swollen and ready
Consider the Fruit Fly :: In college, I worked briefly in a fruit-fly lab, where I spent most of my time just keeping different fly strains alive. It was not difficult—as anyone with a fruit-fly infestation can tell you—but the repetitive work imprinted itself on my brain. Even today, the way my slightly chubby white cat scrunches when he walks resembles nothing more to me than a third instar fly larva , swollen and ready
Constant vigilance affects health of black women :: When black women report high levels of vigilance—chronic, daily worry about having to encounter prejudice—their health suffers.
Constant vigilance affects health of black women :: When black women report high levels of vigilance—chronic, daily worry about having to encounter prejudice—their health suffers.
Controlling skyrmions with lasers :: EPFL scientists have produced controllable stable skyrmions using laser pulses, taking a step towards significantly more energy-efficient memory devices. The work is published in Physical Review Letters.
Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chief :: A generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet's dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched.
Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chief :: A generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet's dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched.
Correction for Conforti et al., Faulty neuronal determination and cell polarization are reverted by modulating HD early phenotypes [Correction :: ]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Faulty neuronal determination and cell polarization are reverted by modulating HD early phenotypes,” by P. Conforti, D. Besusso, V. D. Bocchi, A. Faedo, E. Cesana, G. Rossetti, V. Ranzani, C. N. Svendsen, L. M. Thompson, M. Toselli, G. Biella, M. Pagani, and E. Cattaneo, which was first…
Correction for Conforti et al., Faulty neuronal determination and cell polarization are reverted by modulating HD early phenotypes [Correction :: ]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Faulty neuronal determination and cell polarization are reverted by modulating HD early phenotypes,” by P. Conforti, D. Besusso, V. D. Bocchi, A. Faedo, E. Cesana, G. Rossetti, V. Ranzani, C. N. Svendsen, L. M. Thompson, M. Toselli, G. Biella, M. Pagani, and E. Cattaneo, which was first…
Correction for Goncalves et al., Fenofibrate prevents skeletal muscle loss in mice with lung cancer [Correction :: ]MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for “Fenofibrate prevents skeletal muscle loss in mice with lung cancer,” by Marcus D. Goncalves, Seo-Kyoung Hwang, Chantal Pauli, Charles J. Murphy, Zhe Cheng, Benjamin D. Hopkins, David Wu, Ryan M. Loughran, Brooke M. Emerling, Guoan Zhang, Douglas T. Fearon, and Lewis C. Cantley, which was first…
Correction for Goncalves et al., Fenofibrate prevents skeletal muscle loss in mice with lung cancer [Correction :: ]MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for “Fenofibrate prevents skeletal muscle loss in mice with lung cancer,” by Marcus D. Goncalves, Seo-Kyoung Hwang, Chantal Pauli, Charles J. Murphy, Zhe Cheng, Benjamin D. Hopkins, David Wu, Ryan M. Loughran, Brooke M. Emerling, Guoan Zhang, Douglas T. Fearon, and Lewis C. Cantley, which was first…
Correction for Kleist et al., Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community [Correction :: ]ECOLOGY Correction for “Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community,” by Nathan J. Kleist, Robert P. Guralnick, Alexander Cruz, Christopher A. Lowry, and Clinton D. Francis, which was first published January 8, 2018; 10.1073/pnas.1709200115 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115:E648–E657). The…
Correction for Kleist et al., Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community [Correction :: ]ECOLOGY Correction for “Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community,” by Nathan J. Kleist, Robert P. Guralnick, Alexander Cruz, Christopher A. Lowry, and Clinton D. Francis, which was first published January 8, 2018; 10.1073/pnas.1709200115 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115:E648–E657). The…
Correction for Woelders et al., Melanopsin- and L-cone-induced pupil constriction is inhibited by S- and M-cones in humans [Correction :: ]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Melanopsin- and L-cone–induced pupil constriction is inhibited by S- and M-cones in humans,” by Tom Woelders, Thomas Leenheers, Marijke C. M. Gordijn, Roelof A. Hut, Domien G. M. Beersma, and Emma J. Wams, which was first published January 8, 2018; 10.1073/pnas.1716281115 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115:792–797)….
Correction for Woelders et al., Melanopsin- and L-cone-induced pupil constriction is inhibited by S- and M-cones in humans [Correction :: ]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Melanopsin- and L-cone–induced pupil constriction is inhibited by S- and M-cones in humans,” by Tom Woelders, Thomas Leenheers, Marijke C. M. Gordijn, Roelof A. Hut, Domien G. M. Beersma, and Emma J. Wams, which was first published January 8, 2018; 10.1073/pnas.1716281115 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115:792–797)….
Cosmic dawn: astronomers detect signals from first stars in the universe :: ‘Revolutionary’ observations suggest the first stars appeared 180m years after the big bang – and may hold information on dark matter Astronomers have detected a signal from the first stars as they appeared and illuminated the universe, in observations that have been hailed as “revolutionary”. The faint radio signals suggest the universe was lifted out of total darkness 180m years after the big b
Cosmic Dawn: Astronomers Find Fingerprints of Universe's First Stars :: Stars were lighting up the universe by just 180 million years after the Big Bang, a new study reports.
Cosmonaut, two US astronauts return to Earth from ISS :: Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Wednesday, rounding off a mission of more than five months aboard the International Space Station.
Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off? :: Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats, a new study finds.
Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off? :: Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats, a new study finds.
Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off? :: Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats, Ohio State study finds.
Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off? :: Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats, Ohio State study finds.
Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off? :: Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats.
Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off? :: Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats.
Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer? :: From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug's effects are only just beginning to be understood.
Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark :: It's the biggest shark—and the biggest fish—in the sea, often found roaming in warm waters around the globe with its huge mouth agape in search of dinner.
CRISPR/Cas9 cleavages in budding yeast reveal templated insertions and strand-specific insertion/deletion profiles [Genetics :: ]Harnessing CRISPR-Cas9 technology provides an unprecedented ability to modify genomic loci via DNA double-strand break (DSB) induction and repair. We analyzed nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) repair induced by Cas9 in budding yeast and found that the orientation of binding of Cas9 and its guide RNA (gRNA) profoundly influences the pattern of…
CRISPR/Cas9 cleavages in budding yeast reveal templated insertions and strand-specific insertion/deletion profiles [Genetics :: ]Harnessing CRISPR-Cas9 technology provides an unprecedented ability to modify genomic loci via DNA double-strand break (DSB) induction and repair. We analyzed nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) repair induced by Cas9 in budding yeast and found that the orientation of binding of Cas9 and its guide RNA (gRNA) profoundly influences the pattern of…
CRISPR-Cas9 can cut RNA, too :: The ability to edit genes at will, whether to reverse genetic diseases or improve food and energy crops, is undergoing a revolution. It is being driven by CRISPR-Cas9, a technology modeled on a cellular mechanism found in bacteria. CRISPR-Cas9 recognizes and cuts foreign genomic material from invading viruses and thus protects the bacteria from being infected.
Critter-finding mission to Antarctica’s Larsen C iceberg scrapped :: Thick sea ice ended a rapid-response mission to study seafloor that lay beneath Larsen C iceberg.
Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertips :: Soil pathogen testing — critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive — will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to new research.
Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertips :: Soil pathogen testing — critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive — will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists plant pathologists are sharing.
Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertips :: Soil pathogen testing – critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive – will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists plant pathologists are sharing.
Cross Section: Steven Pinker – Science Weekly podcast :: We ask Prof Steven Pinker whether today’s doom and gloom headlines are a sign we’re worse off than in centuries gone by, or if human wellbeing is at an all-time high Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Cognitive psychologist and linguist Prof Steven Pinker of Harvard University is no stranger to int
Cross Section: Steven Pinker – Science Weekly podcast :: We ask Prof Steven Pinker whether today’s doom and gloom headlines are a sign we’re worse off than in centuries gone by, or if human wellbeing is at an all-time high
Crowdlending: Anatomy of a successful strategy :: Crowdlending is participation in peer-to-peer financing that allows individuals to directly finance projects or companies by means of interest-bearing loans. Crowdfunding appeared at the start of the 2010s, and developed quickly via internet platforms. In 2017, it represented more than 190 million Euros of loans to companies in France. However, developing a crowdlending platform has not always bee
Crowdlending: Anatomy of a successful strategy :: The ingredients for entrepreneurial success are risk taking, cooperation and competition. Scientists are decoding the strategy for conquering a new market space — crowdlending — that an entrepreneur started between 2014 and 2016.
Crucial ingredients for a winning soccer team: Kick goals :: Scientists examined variables within 240 matches in the Chinese Super League (China's top-ranked league).
Cryptocurrency is terrible as money but “crypto-assets” are for real, says Bank of England’s chief ::
Cu+-specific CopB transporter: Revising P1B-type ATPase classification [Biochemistry :: ]The copper-transporting P1B-ATPases, which play a key role in cellular copper homeostasis, have been divided traditionally into two subfamilies, the P1B-1-ATPases or CopAs and the P1B-3-ATPases or CopBs. CopAs selectively export Cu+ whereas previous studies and bioinformatic analyses have suggested that CopBs are specific for Cu2+ export. Biochemical and spectroscopic…
Cu+-specific CopB transporter: Revising P1B-type ATPase classification [Biochemistry :: ]The copper-transporting P1B-ATPases, which play a key role in cellular copper homeostasis, have been divided traditionally into two subfamilies, the P1B-1-ATPases or CopAs and the P1B-3-ATPases or CopBs. CopAs selectively export Cu+ whereas previous studies and bioinformatic analyses have suggested that CopBs are specific for Cu2+ export. Biochemical and spectroscopic…
Curbing hate speech isn’t censorship – it’s the law :: UK universities are being accused of suppressing ideas. All they are doing is complying with the law – and common decency
Curbing hate speech isn’t censorship – it’s the law :: UK universities are being accused of suppressing ideas. All they are doing is complying with the law – and common decency
Cyberslug: Virtual predator makes decisions like the real one :: A sea slug's decision to approach or avoid potential prey has been simulated in a virtual environment called Cyberslug. In the future the software, described in a paper published in eNeuro, may provide a foundation for the development of more realistic artificial intelligence systems.
Cyberslug: Virtual predator makes decisions like the real one :: A sea slug's decision to approach or avoid potential prey has been simulated in a virtual environment called Cyberslug. In the future the software, described in a paper published in eNeuro, may provide a foundation for the development of more realistic artificial intelligence systems.
Cyclones in the Pacific made it snow in Rome, and soon that weather will hit the U.S. :: Science Your regular reminder that weather is a wild system of tiny causes and huge effects. There’s more to this story than a few pretty pictures of snowy Roman roofs. There's also some sweet gifs of a splitting polar vortex.
Cyclones in the Pacific made it snow in Rome, and soon that weather will hit the U.S. :: Science Your regular reminder that weather is a wild system of tiny causes and huge effects. There’s more to this story than a few pretty pictures of snowy Roman roofs. There's also some sweet gifs of a splitting polar vortex.
Daffodils to fight against cancer :: A study describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from Daffodils. Led by Denis Lafontaine, Faculty of Sciences — ULB, the researchers have discovered that this compound triggers the activation of an anti-tumoral surveillance pathway.
Daffodils to fight against cancer :: A study describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from Daffodils. Led by Denis Lafontaine, Faculty of Sciences — ULB, the researchers have discovered that this compound triggers the activation of an anti-tumoral surveillance pathway.
Daffodils to fight cancer: Anti-cancer effect of a daffodil extract :: A research describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from daffodils. The researchers have discovered that this compound triggers the activation of an anti-tumoral surveillance pathway.
Daffodils to fight cancer: Anti-cancer effect of a daffodil extract :: A research describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from daffodils. The researchers have discovered that this compound triggers the activation of an anti-tumoral surveillance pathway.
Dana Loesch and the NRA’s Maternity Theater :: “I want you to know that we will support your two children in the way that you will not.” That was Emma González, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings , speaking to Dana Loesch, the spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, at a CNN town hall on Wednesday evening. González made the comment as a lead-up to a question about the NRA’s position on semiautomatic weapons, and on
Danmark haster videre med Femern-tunnel trods manglende godkendelse :: Et bredt flertal i Folketinget har vedtaget at byggemodne et område i Rødby, inden Tyskland har miljøgodkendt byggeriet.
Dansk cyberkaptajn: Hackere starter med at være greyhats … :: For kaptajnen på det danske Cyberlandshold, Morten Eskildsen, er it-sikkerhed og hacking rykket helt tæt på. Mød ham på Version2s konference Infosecurity til maj
Dansk forsker: klimavaner skal med ind i stemmeboksen, hvis de skal rykke noget :: Vi sorterer affald, spiser mindre kød og flyver mindre. Men det batter ikke i det samlede regnskab, hvis ikke man også tager de grønne tanker med, når man sætter sit kryds. Vores institutioner og infrastruktur betyder mere end vores egne vaner.
Dansk iværksætter: Vi vil være det næste Windows :: Et nyt styresystem med indbygget kunstig intelligens – og en dansk bagmand – håber at blive hjertet i næste generations computere og sensorer.
Dansk iværksætter: Vi vil være det næste Windows :: Et nyt styresystem med indbygget kunstig intelligens – og en dansk bagmand – håber at blive hjertet i næste generations computere og sensorer.
Dansk professor bag indsats for sundere tænder i Palæstina :: Københavns Universitet skal hjælpe det palæstinensiske sundhedsministerium med at…
Dansk professor bag indsats for sundere tænder i Palæstina :: Københavns Universitet skal hjælpe det palæstinensiske sundhedsministerium med at…
Danske kvanteforskere får pris for arbejde med verdens mindste byggesten :: To forskere får Eliteforsk-priser for deres arbejde med kvantefysik.
Danske Patienter: Lov om genomcenter er bedste løsning for patienterne :: Kritikere fremstiller det nye Genom Center som værende en ny måde at opbevare data på, men der er intet nyt, siger Morten Freil, direktør i Danske Patienter.
Danske universiteter udnyttet til at udvinde kryptopenge: Det er den nye ransomware :: En sårbarhed i Oracles WebLogic-Server har givet malware adgang til universiteters testsystemer.
DASH-style diet associated with reduced risk of depression :: Eating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains it may lead to a reduced risk of depression, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
DASH-style diet associated with reduced risk of depression :: Eating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains it may lead to a reduced risk of depression, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
De danske fregatter kan blive mere offensive end nogensinde før :: Med det nye forsvarsforlig kan forsvaret inden for få år råde over krydsermissiler: Et såkaldt first strike-våben med en rækkevidde på op til 2.500 kilometer, der gør Danmark i stand til at deltage i langt mere offensive missioner end hidtil.
De danske fregatter kan blive mere offensive end nogensinde før :: Med det nye forsvarsforlig kan forsvaret inden for få år råde over krydsermissiler: Et såkaldt first strike-våben med en rækkevidde på op til 2.500 kilometer, der gør Danmark i stand til at deltage i langt mere offensive missioner end hidtil.
De gamle mødre: 45-årige Heidi fik tvillinger med græske æg :: I mange år var Heidi Wassini fuldstændig afklaret med, at hun ikke ville have børn. Men det ændrede sig, og efter 3,5 år i fertilitetsbehandling kom hendes tvillingedrenge til verden.
De gamle mødre: 45-årige Heidi fik tvillinger med græske æg :: I mange år var Heidi Wassini fuldstændig afklaret med, at hun ikke ville have børn. Men det ændrede sig, og efter 3,5 år i fertilitetsbehandling kom hendes tvillingedrenge til verden.
De gamle mødre: Ditte frygtede, at hendes alder ville skade barnet :: Da 37-årige Ditte Sørensen blev gravid, var hun konstant bekymret for, at hendes alder ville skade barnet, og at hun ville miste det.
De gamle mødre: Ditte frygtede, at hendes alder ville skade barnet :: Da 37-årige Ditte Sørensen blev gravid, var hun konstant bekymret for, at hendes alder ville skade barnet, og at hun ville miste det.
Death-domain dimerization-mediated activation of RIPK1 controls necroptosis and RIPK1-dependent apoptosis [Cell Biology :: ]RIPK1 is a critical mediator of cell death and inflammation downstream of TNFR1 upon stimulation by TNFα, a potent proinflammatory cytokine involved in a multitude of human inflammatory and degenerative diseases. RIPK1 contains an N-terminal kinase domain, an intermediate domain, and a C-terminal death domain (DD). The kinase activity of…
Death-domain dimerization-mediated activation of RIPK1 controls necroptosis and RIPK1-dependent apoptosis [Cell Biology :: ]RIPK1 is a critical mediator of cell death and inflammation downstream of TNFR1 upon stimulation by TNFα, a potent proinflammatory cytokine involved in a multitude of human inflammatory and degenerative diseases. RIPK1 contains an N-terminal kinase domain, an intermediate domain, and a C-terminal death domain (DD). The kinase activity of…
Deconstructing Annihilation's Ending :: This article contains spoilers for the plot of the film and novel Annihilation. Just days after its release, Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Annihilation already has all the hallmarks of a polarizing cult classic. Its $11 million opening weekend means the film will likely struggle to make its budget back unless the word-of-mouth is exceptional; its C grade from audiences (awarded by the theater-po
Deconstructing Annihilation's Ending :: This article contains spoilers for the plot of the film and novel Annihilation. Just days after its release, Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Annihilation already has all the hallmarks of a polarizing cult classic. Its $11 million opening weekend means the film will likely struggle to make its budget back unless the word-of-mouth is exceptional; its C grade from audiences (awarded by the theater-po
Decrease seen in red blood cell, plasma transfusions in US :: The frequency of red blood cell and plasma transfusions decreased among hospitalized patients in the United States from 2011 to 2014.
Decrease seen in red blood cell, plasma transfusions in US :: The frequency of red blood cell and plasma transfusions decreased among hospitalized patients in the United States from 2011 to 2014.
Deep learning reconstructs holograms :: Deep learning is one of the most exciting forms of machine learning that is behind several recent leapfrog advances in technology including for example real-time speech recognition and translation as well image/video labeling and captioning, among many others. Especially in image analysis, deep learning shows significant promise for automated search and labeling of features of interest, such as ab
Deeper look at biopsy exposes mutation ready to ambush drug combination :: A powerful resistance mutation that appeared to emerge in melanoma after a patient received a targeted therapy combination, instead was lurking in the tumor all along, primed to thwart treatment before it began, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report online at Cancer Discovery.
DeepMind AI is learning to understand the ‘thoughts’ of others :: The firm’s new artificial intelligence has developed a theory of mind, passing an important psychological assessment that most children only develop around age 4
DeepMind’s new project aims to prevent hospital deaths ::
DeepMind’s new project aims to prevent hospital deaths ::
Deep-sea microorganisms could survive on Saturn’s moon – in theory :: Interest in Enceladus as a potential host for alien life likely to intensify as tests show Earth bacteria thrive in similar conditions Deep-sea bacteria thrive in conditions designed to closely match those on Saturn’s tiny moon, Enceladus, according to scientists investigating the potential for alien life forms to survive there. The findings are likely to intensify interest in Enceladus, which ha
Deep-sea microorganisms could survive on Saturn’s moon – in theory :: Interest in Enceladus as a potential host for alien life likely to intensify as tests show Earth bacteria thrive in similar conditions Deep-sea bacteria thrive in conditions designed to closely match those on Saturn’s tiny moon, Enceladus, according to scientists investigating the potential for alien life forms to survive there. The findings are likely to intensify interest in Enceladus, which ha
Defeating ISIS in Syria Is Just the Beginning :: As the world watches the Syrian government’s relentless bombing of Ghouta, 300 miles to the east, the United States remains focused on eradicating the last vestiges of the Islamic State. On February 11, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stressed that, following the group’s defeat, there is no plan for a deeper U.S. commitment in Syria . Several weeks later on February 23, President Donald Trump e
Defeating ISIS in Syria Is Just the Beginning :: As the world watches the Syrian government’s relentless bombing of Ghouta, 300 miles to the east, the United States remains focused on eradicating the last vestiges of the Islamic State. On February 11, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stressed that, following the group’s defeat, there is no plan for a deeper U.S. commitment in Syria . Several weeks later on February 23, President Donald Trump e
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Democratic Memo: 5 Key Takeaways :: House Democrats released a 10-page memo Saturday that shows just how misleading the original #ReleaseTheMemo campaign was.
Demographically diverse crowds are typically not much wiser than homogeneous crowds [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Averaging independent numerical judgments can be more accurate than the average individual judgment. This “wisdom of crowds” effect has been shown with large, diverse samples, but the layperson wishing to take advantage of this may only have access to the opinions of a small, more demographically homogeneous “convenience sample.” How…
Demographically diverse crowds are typically not much wiser than homogeneous crowds [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Averaging independent numerical judgments can be more accurate than the average individual judgment. This “wisdom of crowds” effect has been shown with large, diverse samples, but the layperson wishing to take advantage of this may only have access to the opinions of a small, more demographically homogeneous “convenience sample.” How…
Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB :: Visual abstract permanent link: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1503/cmaj.170817/-/DC2Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170817
Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB :: Visual abstract permanent link: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1503/cmaj.170817/-/DC2Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170817
Den første gang: Unge fokuserer på den gode præstation :: De unge er i dag bedre informeret og mindre naive end nogensinde før. Alligevel frygter de sejlivede sex-myter og dårlig performance.
Desert-dwelling bacteria offer clues to habitability on mars :: The survival tricks adopted by microbes known as hypolithic cyanobacteria, which are found underneath quartz rocks in Earth's deserts, could point to how microbial life on Mars may live, say researchers.
Diabetes drug use during pregnancy linked to child's weight :: When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity or overweight.
Diabetes drug use during pregnancy linked to child's weight :: When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity or overweight.
Diabetes drug use during pregnancy linked to child's weight :: When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity or overweight.
Diabetes drug use during pregnancy linked to child's weight :: When women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity or overweight.
Diagnosis is not enough: Predicting avoidable transfers from nursing homes is complex :: Predicting ahead of time which nursing home residents can potentially avoid hospitalization is complex, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Diagnosis is not enough: Predicting avoidable transfers from nursing homes is complex :: Predicting ahead of time which nursing home residents can potentially avoid hospitalization is complex, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Did a limping mammoth mom leave these tracks? :: The footprints of adult, juvenile, and infant mammoths, fossilized in south central Oregon, may hold clues to the ancient creatures’ family dynamics. Greg Retallack, a paleontologist with the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History discovered the trail while on an exploratory field trip in 2014 with six students in a class about fossil plants. Unsure of exactly what the site
Did a limping mammoth mom leave these tracks? :: The footprints of adult, juvenile, and infant mammoths, fossilized in south central Oregon, may hold clues to the ancient creatures’ family dynamics. Greg Retallack, a paleontologist with the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History discovered the trail while on an exploratory field trip in 2014 with six students in a class about fossil plants. Unsure of exactly what the site
Did Dark Matter Make The Early Universe Chill Out? :: A new study suggests that the early universe got an unexpectedly cold start, and that dark matter may be to blame. (Image credit: N.R.Fuller/National Science Foundation/Nature)
Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies? :: In 1598, a European miner working in the Bolivian highlands stumbled across a 10-year-old Andean girl who was still alive, despite having been walled up inside a funerary tower three days earlier. Several decades had passed since the Inca Empire—the most sophisticated in the world at that time—had fallen, but its practices lived on among the Incas’ descendants in the region, including human sacri
Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies? :: In 1598, a European miner working in the Bolivian highlands stumbled across a 10-year-old Andean girl who was still alive, despite having been walled up inside a funerary tower three days earlier. Several decades had passed since the Inca Empire—the most sophisticated in the world at that time—had fallen, but its practices lived on among the Incas’ descendants in the region, including human sacri
Did you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions :: The solutions to today’s puzzles In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you four examples of the Turkish puzzle Tapa. If you want to see the questions click here. Continue reading…
Did you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions :: The solutions to today’s puzzles In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you four examples of the Turkish puzzle Tapa. If you want to see the questions click here. Continue reading…
Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression :: MINNEAPOLIS – People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression :: People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study.
Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression :: People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study.
Digital Cognitive Testing Uncovers Hidden Impairment in MS :: submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
Digital Cognitive Testing Uncovers Hidden Impairment in MS :: submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
Digital pioner: »Det bekymrer mig, når forfængelige ejerledere blokerer for teknologi« :: Hos Dansand passer tørreovne og sorteringsanlæg sig selv over halvdelen af tiden. Det har de gjort siden 2002. Den automatiserede fabrik er alfa og omega for virksomheden, der har svært ved at tiltrække arbejdskraft.
Digital signaling network drives the assembly of the AIM2-ASC inflammasome [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]The AIM2-ASC inflammasome is a filamentous signaling platform essential for mounting host defense against cytoplasmic dsDNA arising not only from invading pathogens but also from damaged organelles. Currently, the design principles of its underlying signaling network remain poorly understood at the molecular level. We show here that longer dsDNA is…
Digital signaling network drives the assembly of the AIM2-ASC inflammasome [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]The AIM2-ASC inflammasome is a filamentous signaling platform essential for mounting host defense against cytoplasmic dsDNA arising not only from invading pathogens but also from damaged organelles. Currently, the design principles of its underlying signaling network remain poorly understood at the molecular level. We show here that longer dsDNA is…
Disappearing act: Biologists document the secondary extinction of a disease-carrying mosquito :: The Asian tiger mosquito—carrier of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Zika—appears to have vanished from Palmyra.
Disappearing act :: The Asian tiger mosquito — carrier of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Zika — appears to have vanished from Palmyra.
Discovery reveals way to stop inflammation in Alzheimer's, arthritis, more :: A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. It might also let doctors save patients from the potentially deadly inflammation of sepsis, a full-body infection that kills a quarter-million Americans every year.
Discovery reveals way to stop inflammation in Alzheimer's, arthritis, more :: A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. It might also let doctors save patients from the potentially deadly inflammation of sepsis, a full-body infection that kills a quarter-million Americans every year.
Discovery reveals way to stop inflammation in Alzheimer's, arthritis, more :: The finding 'opens up a whole new research area to look at neuroinflammation in the context of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's,' the lead researcher said. 'But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.'
Discovery reveals way to stop inflammation in Alzheimer's, arthritis, more :: The finding 'opens up a whole new research area to look at neuroinflammation in the context of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's,' the lead researcher said. 'But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.'
Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath :: Researchers have discovered how grapes 'breathe', and that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape.
Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath :: University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes "breathe," and report that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape.
Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath :: University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes 'breathe', and that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape.
Disse udfordringer skal løses, før skibene kan sejle på brint :: Flydende eller komprimeret brint er en af de overvejelser, der skal gøres, før brintskibe kan blive en realitet.
Disse udfordringer skal løses, før skibene kan sejle på brint :: Flydende eller komprimeret brint er en af de overvejelser, der skal gøres, før brintskibe kan blive en realitet.
Diversity of cortical neurons captured in comprehensive computer models :: The Allen Institute for Brain Science has produced the first comprehensive, publicly available database of predictive neuron models, along with their corresponding data. The generalized leaky integrate-and-fire (GLIF) and biophysically detailed models are described in two articles published in the journal Nature Communications.
DIY: Brainy Crafts for Brain Awareness Week :: Two weeks from now, people all over the world will be taking part in activities organized by people who share our love for the brain. (BAW) is a time for everyone to pause from their busy schedules and find a way to celebrate and learn more about the organ that is responsible for everything we do. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. We wrote a recent post on making “ Sweet Brains ”—or co
DIY: Brainy Crafts for Brain Awareness Week :: Two weeks from now, people all over the world will be taking part in activities organized by people who share our love for the brain. (BAW) is a time for everyone to pause from their busy schedules and find a way to celebrate and learn more about the organ that is responsible for everything we do. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. We wrote a recent post on making “ Sweet Brains ”—or co
DNA sheds light on settlement of Pacific :: Two genetic studies has shed light on the epic journeys that led to the settlement of the vast Pacific region by humans.
DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production :: Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs by researchers led by the University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). The study paves the way for research to understand which types of microbe – such as bacteria – are best at helping cattle to extract energy from their food, experts say.
DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production :: Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs. The study paves the way for research to understand which types of microbe – such as bacteria – are best at helping cattle to extract energy from their food, experts say.
DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production :: Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs.
DNA-test kan nu afsløre forbudte hunderacer :: En lang række rene racehunde og blandingshunde kan racebestemmes med stor sikkerhed med en DNA-test…
Do racial and gender disparities exist in newer glaucoma treatments? :: The American Glaucoma Society today announced that it has awarded a grant to Mildred MG Olivier, MD, to study how often minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices and procedures are used in black and Latino glaucoma patients and whether these devices perform similarly across races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and regions. The goal of Dr. Olivier's research is to increase quality care for g
Does lack of exercise lead to dementia? :: A number of studies show that various forms of exercise help prevent dementia as we age. Read More
Does lack of exercise lead to dementia? :: A number of studies show that various forms of exercise help prevent dementia as we age. Read More
Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in Finland :: Researchers report the first concrete evidence found in Finland of a goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period (in Finland ca. 2800-2300 BCE). The 4000-year-old animal was identified by its fossilised hair, which was found in an archaeological soil sample.
Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in Finland :: Researchers report the first concrete evidence found in Finland of a goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period (in Finland ca. 2800-2300 BCE). The 4000-year-old animal was identified by its fossilised hair, which was found in an archaeological soil sample.
Don’t fancy your odds against Ottolenghi |Brief letters :: Yotam Ottolenghi |Snow |Mnemonics |Tony Blair |
Don’t fancy your odds against Ottolenghi |Brief letters :: Yotam Ottolenghi |Snow |Mnemonics |Tony Blair |
Don’t hate all processed foods – they make modern life possible :: There's a danger that if society condemns all processed food as bad then research into its many potential benefits will be hampered, warns Nicola Temple
Donald Lynden-Bell obituary :: One of the leading theoretical astrophysicists of his generation Donald Lynden-Bell, who has died aged 82, was one of the leading theoretical astrophysicists of his generation. He proposed in 1969 that quasars are powered by supermassive black holes and that most large galaxies, including our own, would host a dead quasar in their nucleus. He was a brilliant dynamicist, inventing the concept of “v
Donald Lynden-Bell obituary :: One of the leading theoretical astrophysicists of his generation Donald Lynden-Bell, who has died aged 82, was one of the leading theoretical astrophysicists of his generation. He proposed in 1969 that quasars are powered by supermassive black holes and that most large galaxies, including our own, would host a dead quasar in their nucleus. He was a brilliant dynamicist, inventing the concept of “v
Donald Trump Is Gearing Up for His Next Campaign :: For a brief moment Tuesday morning, hearts raced, temperatures rose, and chests tightened: Matt Drudge was teasing a “SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT” from the White House. Given the tumultuous state of the news, domestic and foreign, could this be a fresh bombshell? In a word: Nah. Instead, Drudge Report revealed that President Trump intended to run for reelection in 2020, with Brad Parscale, his 2016 digita
Donald Trump Is Gearing Up for His Next Campaign :: For a brief moment Tuesday morning, hearts raced, temperatures rose, and chests tightened: Matt Drudge was teasing a “SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT” from the White House. Given the tumultuous state of the news, domestic and foreign, could this be a fresh bombshell? In a word: Nah. Instead, Drudge Report revealed that President Trump intended to run for reelection in 2020, with Brad Parscale, his 2016 digita
Don't want to lose a finger? Let a robot give a hand :: In an effort to minimize injury and let carpenters focus on design and other bigger-picture tasks, a team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created AutoSaw, a system that lets you customize different items that can then be constructed with the help of robots.
Don't want to lose a finger? Let a robot give a hand :: In an effort to minimize injury and let carpenters focus on design and other bigger-picture tasks, a team has created AutoSaw, a system that lets you customize different items that can then be constructed with the help of robots.
'Dr. Strangelove' Is Basically a Documentary :: The movie is fiction, but according to Daniel Ellsberg the scenarios involved aren't far from reality.
Dressing atoms in an ultracold soup :: Using lasers, US and Austrian physicists have coaxed atoms in an ultracold strontium gas into complex structures unlike any previously seen in nature. Researchers created 'Rydberg polarons' in a gas at least 1 million times colder than deep space.
Dressing atoms in an ultracold soup :: Using lasers, US and Austrian physicists have coaxed atoms in an ultracold strontium gas into complex structures unlike any previously seen in nature. Researchers from Rice University, Harvard and the Vienna University of Technology created 'Rydberg polarons' in a gas at least 1 million times colder than deep space.
Drinking alcohol is bad for our health, so will we evolve away from it? :: A new study links heavy alcohol usage with dementia. Other research finds that soon we might not be able to tolerate alcohol at all. Read More
Drinking alcohol is bad for our health, so will we evolve away from it? :: A new study links heavy alcohol usage with dementia. Other research finds that soon we might not be able to tolerate alcohol at all. Read More
Droner skal puste nyt liv i satellitter :: Ældre kommunikationssatellitter kan sagtens have flere operative år i sig, også selv om de er ved at løbe tør for brændstof. Nye løsninger kan forlænge deres levetid.
Drones Help Bring Back Electricity in Puerto Rico :: As the island struggles to come back online after Hurricane Maria, commercial quadcopters do the job quickly and safely.
Dropbox files for public stock offering of $500 mln (Update) :: Dropbox filed Friday for an initial public offering, seeking to raise an estimated $500 million for the Silicon Valley cloud computing storage startup.
DTU-studerende vil have en raket op i 9.000 meters højde :: Gruppen Danstar har siden 2016 arbejdet for at få en dansk studenterraket op i flere kilometers højde. Målet er en flyvefærdig model i 2021.
Dual frequency comb generated on a single chip using a single laser :: Columbia Engineers are the first to miniaturize dual-frequency combs by putting two frequency comb generators on a single millimeter-sized silicon-based chip. This could lead to low-cost, portable sensing and spectroscopy in the field in real-time. 'This is the first time a dual comb has been generated on a single chip using a single laser,' says Electrical Engineering Prof. Michal Lipson who led
Dual frequency comb generated on a single chip using a single laser :: Engineers have miniaturized dual-frequency combs by putting two frequency comb generators on a single millimeter-sized silicon-based chip. This could lead to low-cost, portable sensing and spectroscopy in the field in real-time.
Dual frequency comb generated on a single chip using a single laser :: In a new paper published today in Science Advances, researchers under the direction of Columbia Engineering Professors Michal Lipson and Alexander Gaeta (Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics) have miniaturized dual-frequency combs by putting two frequency comb generators on a single millimeter-sized chip.
Dutch Supermarket Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle :: The initiative, part of a global push to fight waste, saw about 700 products packaged in compostable materials or in glass, metal or cardboard.
Dyes for 'live' extremophile labeling will help discover life on Mars :: Scientists could not find a substance that would help them to observe halophiles 'live'. Instead, bacteria had to undergo harmful preparation before the study. Researchers described a solution to this issue. The experiments demonstrated that the new method helps not only to shot clear photos and count the cells but also to observe the transformation of halophiles. This method even can be used to e
Dying Brains Silence Themselves in a Dark Wave of 'Spreading Depression' :: For the first time, researchers have observed in minute chemical terms how human brains behave on the road to death.
Dying Brains Silence Themselves in a Dark Wave of 'Spreading Depression' :: For the first time, researchers have observed in minute chemical terms how human brains behave on the road to death.
Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality, study finds :: In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), Western University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have found that specialized programs for early psychosis can substantially reduce patient mortality.
Early psychosis programs significantly reduce patient mortality, study finds :: Researchers have found that specialized programs for early psychosis can substantially reduce patient mortality.
Earth Was Vaporized 4.5 Billion Years Ago, and (Maybe) That's Why We Have a Moon :: Long ago, Earth was an unformed doughnut of molten rock called a synestia, and the moon was part of its filling.
Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagys Role in Health and Disease :: New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.
Eating fish may be tied to a reduced risk of MS :: Eating fish at least once a week or eating fish one to three times per month in addition to taking daily fish oil supplements may be associated with a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a preliminary study.
ECG on smartwatch accurately detects AFib :: A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately display the heart's electrical activity and notify people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) if their heart is beating normally or not, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. In one-third of cases, the rhythm picked up by the wearable device w
Echolocation could help blind people learn to navigate like bats :: Study confirms accuracy of using mouth clicks to identify location of objects, and uncovers insights which could help teach the skill Some people who are blind learn the extraordinary skill of echolocation, using mouth clicks to explore their environment in a way comparable to how bats navigate. Now scientists have uncovered new insights into how this feat is performed, which could help others to
Echolocation in humans found to be more sensitive than thought :: A team of researchers from the U.K., the Netherlands and the U.S. has found that echolocation in blind people is more sensitive than previously thought. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes experiments they conducted with blind echolocation experts and what they learned from them.
Ecological success of community-based wildlife conservation in Tanzania :: Good news about the environment is rare these days, but in Tanzania there are signs that local wildlife conservation efforts can effectively protect the natural resources that provide the lion's share of revenue for the economy. Eco-tourism is Tanzania's largest economic sector and biggest dollar earner for this developing nation, but wildlife populations have suffered in recent decades from poach
Ecological success of community-based wildlife conservation in Tanzania :: Good news about the environment is rare these days, but in Tanzania there are signs that local wildlife conservation efforts can effectively protect the natural resources that provide the lion's share of revenue for the economy. Eco-tourism is Tanzania's largest economic sector and biggest dollar earner for this developing nation, but wildlife populations have suffered in recent decades from poach
Effective pediatric cancer treatment is possible in the midst of a refugee crisis :: Six years into Lebanon's refugee crisis, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center offer a blueprint for effective childhood cancer treatment during turmoil.
Effects of early first period can persist into 20s :: A new study suggests that the psychological vulnerability that accompanies an earlier start to menstruation may persist for years. Girls who get their periods earlier than their peers have more frequent and severe mental health problems, from depression to anxiety, eating disorders, delinquency, substance abuse, and failing or dropping out of school. Having tracked nearly 8,000 girls from adolesc
Efficient derivation of stable primed pluripotent embryonic stem cells from bovine blastocysts [Agricultural Sciences :: ]Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are derived from the inner cell mass of preimplantation blastocysts. From agricultural and biomedical perspectives, the derivation of stable ESCs from domestic ungulates is important for genomic testing and selection, genome engineering, and modeling human diseases. Cattle are one of the most important domestic ungulates that…
Efficient derivation of stable primed pluripotent embryonic stem cells from bovine blastocysts [Agricultural Sciences :: ]Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are derived from the inner cell mass of preimplantation blastocysts. From agricultural and biomedical perspectives, the derivation of stable ESCs from domestic ungulates is important for genomic testing and selection, genome engineering, and modeling human diseases. Cattle are one of the most important domestic ungulates that…
Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos :: A team of researchers from across Europe has found tattoos on two mummies at the British Museum, making them the oldest known examples of figurative tattoos. In their paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science, the group describes their study of dark splotches on preserved mummy skin.
Eliminating cervical cancer globally is within reach if governments act |Ian Frazer :: We have the unique opportunity to wipe out a cancer that kills 250,000 women worldwide each year Cervical cancer is cause by infection with papillomavirus. To our knowledge, every case of cervical cancer is initiated by infection with one of about a dozen closely related types of this virus. The same virus types also include one that seems to be responsible for some other genital cancers, and som
EliteForsk-pris til banebrydende forskning i cellehukommelse :: Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet hædrer hvert år nogle af Danmarks dygtigste forskere…
Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials :: If you want to understand the personality of a material, study its electrons. Table salt forms cubic crystals because its atoms share electrons in that configuration; silver shines because its electrons absorb visible light and reradiate it back. Electron behavior causes nearly all material properties: hardness, conductivity, melting temperature. Of late, physicists are intrigued by the way huge
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors :: The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His Coauthors :: The correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
Emergency CT for head trauma may be overused, study shows :: Emergency patients are too often given head CT to check for skull fractures and brain hemorrhage, leading to unnecessary heath care costs and patient exposure to radiation, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC.
Enabling technology for emerging gene therapies :: For years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient's cells to treat cancer and other diseases. However, inserting engineered DNA molecules into cells is difficult. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new method that could make the process easier.
Enabling technology for emerging gene therapies :: For years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient's cells to treat cancer and other diseases. However, inserting engineered DNA molecules into cells is difficult. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new method that could make the process easier.
Enabling technology for emerging gene therapies :: For years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient's cells to treat cancer and other diseases. However, inserting engineered DNA molecules into cells is difficult. A team of engineers has developed a new method that could make the process easier.
Enabling technology for emerging gene therapies :: For years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient's cells to treat cancer and other diseases. However, inserting engineered DNA molecules into cells is difficult. A team of engineers has developed a new method that could make the process easier.
Enceladus Could Be Teeming with Methane-Belching Microbes :: New lab experiments suggest a particular microorganism could be the source of methane emanating from the oceanic depths of Saturn’s icy moon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Enceladus Could Be Teeming with Methane-Belching Microbes :: New lab experiments suggest a particular microorganism could be the source of methane emanating from the oceanic depths of Saturn’s icy moon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Encrypted smartphones secure your identity, not just your data :: Smartphones store your email, your photos and your calendar. They provide access to online social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and even your bank and credit card accounts. And they're keys to something even more private and precious – your digital identity.
Energistyrelsen forventer flere ulovlige solcelleanlæg i kommunerne :: Et endnu ukendt antal ulovlige solcelleanlæg pryder de kommunale bygninger. Kommunerne kan have spildt millioner på anlæg, der ikke længere bliver rentable.
Engineered bacteria could make sunscreen less toxic :: There’s a new way to harvest a key ingredient responsible for making sunscreen more environmentally friendly. By pushing the discovery to commercialization, researchers hope to make “green” sunscreens more available, reducing dependence on oxybenzone- and octinoxate-based sunscreens. These harmful chemicals accumulate in aquatic environments; they’re toxic to marine life and potentially disrupt t
Engineers patent high-speed flash memory system for use on satellites :: Engineers from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have patented a flash memory storage system that allows satellites to collect and store vast amounts of data for later transmission to ground stations.
Engineers patent high-speed flash memory system for use on satellites :: Engineers from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have patented a flash memory storage system that allows satellites to collect and store vast amounts of data for later transmission to ground stations.
England sees funding fall for energy-efficient homes :: In the last five years, there has been an average of 32,000 excess winter deaths in the UK.
Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind :: In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, Cornell sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline — in high school, when students' commitment to STEM fields tends to solidify.
Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind :: In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline — in high school, when students' commitment to STEM fields tends to solidify.
Enrichment program boosts STEM for black students but leaves Latinos behind :: Researchers trying to figure out how to get more black and Latino students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics usually focus on those students' college years.
Environment, Not Genetics, Primarily Shapes Microbiome Composition :: Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.
Epitope-specific monoclonal antibodies to FSH{beta} increase bone mass [Medical Sciences :: ]Pituitary hormones have long been thought solely to regulate single targets. Challenging this paradigm, we discovered that both anterior and posterior pituitary hormones, including FSH, had other functions in physiology. We have shown that FSH regulates skeletal integrity, and, more recently, find that FSH inhibition reduces body fat and induces…
Epitope-specific monoclonal antibodies to FSH{beta} increase bone mass [Medical Sciences :: ]Pituitary hormones have long been thought solely to regulate single targets. Challenging this paradigm, we discovered that both anterior and posterior pituitary hormones, including FSH, had other functions in physiology. We have shown that FSH regulates skeletal integrity, and, more recently, find that FSH inhibition reduces body fat and induces…
Estimates of sexting frequency by young people under 18 :: A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated 1 in 7 sending sexts and 1 in 4 receiving them.
Estimates of sexting frequency by young people under 18 :: A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated 1 in 7 sending sexts and 1 in 4 receiving them.
EU food agency says three pesticides harm bees as ban calls grow :: The European food safety watchdog said Wednesday that three pesticides currently partly banned in the EU pose a risk to wild bees and honey bees, in a long-awaited report.
Europa er ramt af mæslingeepidemi :: Mæslingerne har fået fat i Europa det seneste år, hvor antallet af tilfælde er firedoblet.
Europa er ramt af mæslingeepidemi :: Mæslingerne har fået fat i Europa det seneste år, hvor antallet af tilfælde er firedoblet.
Evaluation of I-TOPP examines outcomes of transdisciplinary doctoral training program :: Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has doubled in 2- to 5-year-olds and tripled in children aged 6 to 11 years. To address this public health concern, in 2011, the USDA funded the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP), a joint doctoral/Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree program, at the University of Illinois with the goal of training future
Evaluation of tau phosphorylation related targets for Alzheimer's disease treatment :: InSysBio continues to investigate the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) using the quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling approach. The part of QSP model describing tau protein was published in the PLOS ONE journal. This is one of more than dozen InSysBio publications in AD area during last seven years.
Evaluation of tau phosphorylation related targets for Alzheimer's disease treatment :: InSysBio continues to investigate the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) using the quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling approach. The part of QSP model describing tau protein was published in the PLOS ONE journal. This is one of more than dozen InSysBio publications in AD area during last seven years.
Even tiny temp changes affect these ‘clock neurons’ :: Circadian clock neurons use thermoreceptors to constantly monitor the temperature of their environment, a new study using fruit flies suggests. In the study, researchers found even mild changes in temperature have physiological effects on clock neurons that control sleep timing. “The circadian system produces a daily rhythm in temperature which is an important cue for when it’s time to go to slee
Even tiny temp changes affect these ‘clock neurons’ :: Circadian clock neurons use thermoreceptors to constantly monitor the temperature of their environment, a new study using fruit flies suggests. In the study, researchers found even mild changes in temperature have physiological effects on clock neurons that control sleep timing. “The circadian system produces a daily rhythm in temperature which is an important cue for when it’s time to go to slee
Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ :: Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9+Technology The focus is on the smartphones' cameras. Samsung unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S9 and its larger sibling, the S9+.
Evidence of quantum state in spin cluster chain predicted by Nobel Prize recipient found in magnetic mineral :: Nuclear techniques at ANSTO have helped to confirm a quantum spin phenomena, a Haldane phase, in a magnetic material, that has potential to be used as a measurement model for quantum computation.
Evidence of quantum state in spin cluster chain predicted by Nobel Prize recipient found in magnetic mineral :: Nuclear techniques at ANSTO have helped to confirm a quantum spin phenomena, a Haldane phase, in a magnetic material, that has potential to be used as a measurement model for quantum computation.
Evolutionary stability of antibiotic protection in a defensive symbiosis [Evolution :: ]The increasing resistance of human pathogens severely limits the efficacy of antibiotics in medicine, yet many animals, including solitary beewolf wasps, successfully engage in defensive alliances with antibiotic-producing bacteria for millions of years. Here, we report on the in situ production of 49 derivatives belonging to three antibiotic compound classes…
Evolutionary stability of antibiotic protection in a defensive symbiosis [Evolution :: ]The increasing resistance of human pathogens severely limits the efficacy of antibiotics in medicine, yet many animals, including solitary beewolf wasps, successfully engage in defensive alliances with antibiotic-producing bacteria for millions of years. Here, we report on the in situ production of 49 derivatives belonging to three antibiotic compound classes…
Evolutionary transition to destructive cancer :: In a new study, researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide the pathways of cells. Their results point to influences leading some cells to remain stable over time while driving others to become cancerous and expand without limit.
Evolving a more versatile CRISPR-Cas9 :: For all of Cas9's potential in research and therapeutics, it—as well as other enzymes in the CRISPR-associated family—has limitations. In order to recognize and bind to a DNA sequence, Cas9 needs a particular stretch of base letters to accompany the target. This requirement makes much of the genome inaccessible to the enzyme, significantly reducing its range of applications.
Execution of saccadic eye movements affects speed perception [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Due to the foveal organization of our visual system we have to constantly move our eyes to gain precise information about our environment. Doing so massively alters the retinal input. This is problematic for the perception of moving objects, because physical motion and retinal motion become decoupled and the brain…
Execution of saccadic eye movements affects speed perception [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Due to the foveal organization of our visual system we have to constantly move our eyes to gain precise information about our environment. Doing so massively alters the retinal input. This is problematic for the perception of moving objects, because physical motion and retinal motion become decoupled and the brain…
Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atoms :: If the electron orbits the nucleus at a great distance, there is plenty of space in between for other atoms. A 'giant atom' can be created, filled with ordinary atoms. All these atoms form a weak bond, creating a new, exotic state of matter at cold temperatures, referred to as 'Rydberg polarons'.
Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atoms :: If the electron orbits the nucleus at a great distance, there is plenty of space in between for other atoms. A 'giant atom' can be created, filled with ordinary atoms. All these atoms form a weak bond, creating a new, exotic state of matter at cold temperatures, referred to as 'Rydberg polarons'.
Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atoms :: Scientists have provided proof for a new state of matter: an electron orbits a nucleus at a great distance, while many other atoms are bound inside the orbit.
Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atoms :: Scientists have provided proof for a new state of matter: an electron orbits a nucleus at a great distance, while many other atoms are bound inside the orbit.
Expedition to 'Hidden' Antarctic Ecosystem Turned Back by Heavy Ice :: Scientists on their way to investigate a mysterious region of Antarctica’s seafloor, hidden by thick ice for 120,000 years, have run into an obstacle: too much ice.
Experimental evidence of low-density liquid water upon rapid decompression [Chemistry :: ]Water is an extraordinary liquid, having a number of anomalous properties which become strongly enhanced in the supercooled region. Due to rapid crystallization of supercooled water, there exists a region that has been experimentally inaccessible for studying deeply supercooled bulk water. Using a rapid decompression technique integrated with in situ…
Experimental evidence of low-density liquid water upon rapid decompression [Chemistry :: ]Water is an extraordinary liquid, having a number of anomalous properties which become strongly enhanced in the supercooled region. Due to rapid crystallization of supercooled water, there exists a region that has been experimentally inaccessible for studying deeply supercooled bulk water. Using a rapid decompression technique integrated with in situ…
Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system :: A new progress in the scaling of semiconductor quantum dot based qubit has been achieved at Key Laboratory of Quantum Information and Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information & Quantum Physics of USTC.
Experts call for more evidence to test impact of GP video consultations :: In a paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the team from the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London said that while there is evidence that video consulting is acceptable to patients and offers many potential benefits, at least to those of younger age, its safety and efficacy in primary care currently remains largely untested.
Experts call for specialist medical teams to deal with rapidly ageing population :: At a time when family doctors are at 'saturation point' and facing a crisis in recruitment, new research has revealed that they carry the burden of healthcare of our rapidly ageing population.
Experts call for specialist medical teams to deal with rapidly ageing population :: At a time when family doctors are at 'saturation point' and facing a crisis in recruitment, new research has revealed that they carry the burden of healthcare of our rapidly ageing population.
Explaining the increasing temperature of cooling granular gases :: A Leicester mathematician has developed a theory to explain 'heating by cooling', where the temperature of a granular gas increases while the total energy drops down—a peculiar phenomenon which can be observed both on Earth and in space.
Explaining the increasing temperature of cooling granular gases :: Researchers shed light on scientific phenomenon which helps to understand better evolution of interstellar dust and planetary rings in space.
Exposure to common THM levels in drinking water not associated with breast cancer :: Exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) in residential water is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
Exposure to common THM levels in drinking water not associated with breast cancer :: Exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) in residential water is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
Extinct and Living Elephants Genomic History Sequenced :: Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
Extinct and Living Elephants Genomic History Sequenced :: Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
Extraordinary boulder transport by storm waves :: It's not just tsunamis that can change the landscape: storms shifted giant boulders four times the size of a house on the coast of Ireland in the winter of 2013-14, leading researchers to rethink the maximum energy storm waves can have—and the damage they can do.
Extreme cold is no match for a new battery :: A rechargeable battery that works at –70° C could be used in some of the coldest places on Earth or other planets.
Eyewire Release Report 3/2/2018 :: Happy Friday! Here are all changes on Eyewire since the last report, even if there was a separate post about something big, so that you have a comprehensive picture of everything new from the last few weeks. The “Events” and “Showcase” headings had been messed up on the Change Cell menu for a while, but now they’re fixed! We deployed a minor fix to prevent an error message about reapgrowing that
Eyewire Winter Games 2018: Awards :: At today’s closing ceremony we brought an end to the Winter Games for 2018, and everyone at HQ is thrilled by your accomplishments, also by how nice it was to bring our challenge weeks full circle after four years. Here is the summary of competition awards, but you can also view the full results (including @susi swag details) here . Here’s to you, Eyewirers! Accuracy Biathlon Hunt Ranking is dete
F.D.A. to Expand Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addicts :: The agency will embrace treatment that “does not require the patient to be totally clean at every visit,” as long as the patient shows continuing improvement.
F1's 2018 Cars Come With a New Engineering Puzzle: The Halo :: These potentially life-saving bands of titanium come with a handful of fresh potential problems.
Facebook Doesn't Know How Many People Followed Russians on Instagram :: By leaving Instagram followers off the public record, Columbia researcher Jonathan Albright says Facebook is making the Russian trolls' true audience appear artificially low.
Facebook is dead serious about getting you reading more local news ::
Facebook is dead serious about getting you reading more local news ::
Facebook jobs service spreading to more countries :: Facebook on Wednesday announced that its year-old job-hunting service is expanding to dozens more countries, aiming to connect members with local work.
Facebook launches effort to help boost newspaper subscriptions :: Facebook Messenger FaceFacebook on Tuesday announced a $3 million pilot project aimed at helping US newspapers boost paid digital subscriptions.
Facebook launches effort to help boost newspaper subscriptions :: Facebook Messenger FaceFacebook on Tuesday announced a $3 million pilot project aimed at helping US newspapers boost paid digital subscriptions.
Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering :: Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.
Failed arthritis drug may prevent opioid addiction :: A drug already proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used in combination with opioid-based pain medications, according to a new study in mice. Researchers have discovered that a compound previously tested to treat osteoarthritis pain appears to block neuropathic pain and decrease signs of opioid dependence. When drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co.
Failed osteoarthritis drug could help treat opioid addiction :: A study suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used with opioid-based pain medications.
Failed osteoarthritis drug could help treat opioid addiction :: A study suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used with opioid-based pain medications.
Familial breast cancer not only inherited genetically, finds new study :: Doctors will be better able to predict breast cancer risk thanks to pioneering work by researchers, who have identified heritable but non-genetic markers for breast cancer susceptibility.
Familial breast cancer not only inherited genetically, finds new study :: Doctors will be better able to predict breast cancer risk thanks to pioneering work led by University of Melbourne researchers, who have identified heritable but non-genetic markers for breast cancer susceptibility.
Family Medicine and Community Health Journal volume 6, issue number 1 publishes :: The February 2018 issue includes an editorial, five original research articles and two Qualitative Exploration articles addressing various topics in family medicine in both China and internationally.
Family Medicine and Community Health Journal volume 6, issue number 1 publishes :: The February 2018 issue includes an editorial, five original research articles and two Qualitative Exploration articles addressing various topics in family medicine in both China and internationally.
Farming fungi in a new Azteca ant colony :: Moving to a new home is usually accompanied with a long to-do list, from painting the walls to unpacking boxes. For young queen Azteca ants however, one important job is to start growing fungus. Many tropical ant species are famous for their mutualistic relationship with fungi, carefully cultivating and farming different fungi species to use as food or building materials or even to trap prey. Howe
Farming fungi in a new Azteca ant colony :: Moving to a new home is usually accompanied with a long to-do list, from painting the walls to unpacking boxes. For young queen Azteca ants however, one important job is to start growing fungus. Many tropical ant species are famous for their mutualistic relationship with fungi, carefully cultivating and farming different fungi species to use as food or building materials or even to trap prey. Howe
Faster, cheaper TB test makes diagnosis easier in rural areas :: Scientists, working with doctors and public health researchers in South Africa, have created a new tuberculosis test that makes it easier to diagnose, and therefore treat, the disease. “I’m from Burundi—I grew up around infectious disease…” Tuberculosis, a distant memory to most Americans, remains a serious public-health threat in developing countries, in part because the most common test for the
Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies :: Previously considered immobile, these cells swoop in to seal epithelial holes and clean up cellular detritus.
FDA Report on BPAs Health Effects Raises Concerns :: The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has 'minimal effects,' but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.
Fear and hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviors :: While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.
February's Stellar Space Pictures :: February's Stellar Space Pictures Peer into the most massive black holes in the universe and marvel at extreme solar flares this month. 3_crop_heic1803a.jpg This is a breathtaking composite image of NGC 3344, a spiral galaxy 20 million light-years from home. Image credits: NASA/ESA Space Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – 17:15 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) – In the February slid
Feedless Takes the News Feed Out of Social Media :: Reclaim your time on social media with this new app, which blocks the feed from platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Feedless Takes the News Feed Out of Social Media :: Reclaim your time on social media with this new app, which blocks the feed from platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Femern-entreprenører får op til en milliard kroner for at vente :: Interne dokumenter viser, at forsinkelsen af Femern-tunnelen koster op til en milliard kroner frem til 2019. Med byggestart i 2020 kan regningen blive endnu højere.
Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species, study finds :: The wetlands in and around Chicago are overwhelmingly invaded by non-native plants, according to a new study. The study, which pulls together species occurrence data from over 2,000 wetlands in the urban region, is the first to describe wetland invasion patterns on such a large scale in the Chicagoland area.
Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day is bad for you :: While about 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, a new study suggests. From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack or more per day posed a great health risk dropped by 1 percent. “That’s 3 million people who might be more likely to start smoking, go back to smoking, or wh
Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk :: About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk :: About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk :: About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a new study.
Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk :: About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a new study.
Financial structure of early childhood education requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable, report says :: High-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure of ECE leaves many children without access to high-quality services and does little to strengthen the ECE workforce, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Fire Escapes Are Evocative, But Mostly Useless :: Tony wooed Maria from one in West Side Story . Rosario Dawson belted from one in Rent . They became just another piece in a gritty urban jungle gym for the kids in The Get Down . Police procedurals regularly feature guys fleeing (or entering) by means of them. Fire escapes, the clunky metal accessories to buildings constructed in response to industrial building-code reform, have become an iconic
Fire løgne du aldrig må fortælle chefen :: Løgne kan være fristende til at bortforklare fravær eller personlige brølere, men fanges du i en løgn, kan konsekvensen være en fyring. Jobfinder giver dig fire løgne, som du især skal holde dig fra.
Fish called ‘sarcastic fringehead’ has a wider mouth than body :: Sarcastic fringeheads have a truly spectacular threat display: they open their mouths until they’re gaping wide, displaying two rows of teeth and fluorescent cheeks
Fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood allergies :: Women who take fish oil supplements and probiotics in later pregnancy may reduce their child's risk of food allergy and eczema, according to new research.
Fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood allergies :: Women who take fish oil supplements and probiotics in later pregnancy may reduce their child's risk of food allergy and eczema, according to new research.
Fiskekutter fanget i isen: I fare for at kollidere med bro :: En fiskekutter er kommet på kollisionskurs med Aggersundbroen i Limfjorden. Tre fiskere blev til formiddag reddet af Forsvarets redningshelikopter.
Fitness tracker data can enhance biomedical research and personalized health :: In a research article publishing February 27 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Weng Khong Lim and colleagues from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine, Singapore, and the National Heart Centre Singapore show that wearable sensors are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for car
Fitness tracker data can enhance biomedical research and personalized health :: In a research article publishing February 27 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Weng Khong Lim and colleagues from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine, Singapore, and the National Heart Centre Singapore show that wearable sensors are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for car
Fitness tracker data can enhance biomedical research and personalized health :: Medical researchers show that wearable sensors are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for cardiovascular diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
Fitness tracker data can enhance biomedical research and personalized health :: Medical researchers show that wearable sensors are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for cardiovascular diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
Five rad and random geeky kitchen products I found this week :: Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 38. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
Five rad and random geeky kitchen products I found this week :: Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 38. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
Five rad and random items to entertain your kids :: Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 39. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
Flere kræftpatienter bliver behandlet til tiden :: Aldrig før er så mange kræftpatienter blevet behandlet til tiden som det skete i sidste kvartal af 2017. Der er dog stadig plads til forbedringer, siger sundhedsudvalgsformand i Region Hovedstaden.
Flexible usage and social function in primate vocalizations [Anthropology :: ]Vocalizations are a pervasive feature of nonhuman primate social life, yet we know surprisingly little about their function. We review studies supporting the hypothesis that many primate vocalizations function to facilitate social interactions by reducing uncertainty about the signaler’s intentions and likely behavior. Such interactions help to establish and maintain…
Flexible usage and social function in primate vocalizations [Anthropology :: ]Vocalizations are a pervasive feature of nonhuman primate social life, yet we know surprisingly little about their function. We review studies supporting the hypothesis that many primate vocalizations function to facilitate social interactions by reducing uncertainty about the signaler’s intentions and likely behavior. Such interactions help to establish and maintain…
Flipside of a dinosaur mystery: 'Bloat-and-float' explains belly-up ankylosaur fossils :: A scientist with the Canadian Museum of Nature has answered a long-standing mystery about why fossils of ankylosaurs—the "armoured tanks" of the dinosaur world—are mainly found belly-side up. In doing so, he has ruled out three other competing theories involving clumsiness, predation, and the effects of bloating as seen in armadillo roadkills.
Flipside of a dinosaur mystery: 'Bloat-and-float' explains belly-up ankylosaur fossils :: Why are fossil remains of ankylosaurs — armored 'tanks of the Cretaceaous' — usually found belly-up? A Canadian Musuem of Nature paleontologist proposes the explanation is 'bloat-and-float', where the dead dinos would float downstream, bloat, flip upside down, and be fossilized that way. He rules out three other competing theories involving clumsiness, predation, and the effects of bloating as s
Flipside of a dinosaur mystery: 'Bloat-and-float' explains belly-up ankylosaur fossils :: Why are fossil remains of ankylosaurs — armored 'tanks of the Cretaceaous' — usually found belly-up? A paleontologist proposes the explanation is 'bloat-and-float', where the dead dinos would float downstream, bloat, flip upside down, and be fossilized that way.
Flood risk from American rivers is greatly underestimated :: A groundbreaking new study has found that 41 million Americans are at risk from flooding rivers, which is more than three times the current estimate — based on regulatory flood maps — of 13 million people.
'Florence' Is a Mobile Game That Captures the Power of Touch :: A story of a woman's first love, *Florence* gains immense power from remembering how meaningful tactility can be.
Flu Drug Approved in Japan Claims to Stop Virus in 24 Hours :: One dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication.
Flu Drug Approved in Japan Claims to Stop Virus in 24 Hours :: One dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication.
Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of disease :: Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States, as reported in a paper published in the journal PNAS.
Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of disease :: Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States, as reported in a paper published in the journal PNAS.
Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of disease :: Scientists developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States
Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of disease :: Scientists developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States
Flu may impact brain health :: Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
Flu may impact brain health :: Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
Folketinget overvejer forbud mod dieselhakkere :: Mens tyske byer nu har fået grønt lys til at oprette miljøzoner med forbud mod dieselbiler, der ikke lever op til de nyeste Euro-nomer, vil flere oppositionspartier herhjemme have udvidede miljøzoner med tilsvarende krav til lastbiler og busser.
Folketinget vil ændre tandplejesystemet for voksne :: Regeringen og Folketingets partier er enige om, at voksentandplejen skal gentænkes. Det sker efter sammenbruddet i forhandlingerne på tandlægeområdet mellem Tandlægeforeningen og Danske Regioner.
Food for Thought: Was Cooking a Pivotal Step in Human Evolution? :: The dietary practice coincided with increases in brain size, evidence suggests — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Food for Thought: Was Cooking a Pivotal Step in Human Evolution? :: The dietary practice coincided with increases in brain size, evidence suggests — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Food insecurity screening works, but social stigma stands in its way :: Screening for food insecurity is effective, a Drexel study found, but red tape and fears of being declared unfit parents often keep help from coming.
Food insecurity screening works, but social stigma stands in its way :: Screening for food insecurity is effective, a Drexel study found, but red tape and fears of being declared unfit parents often keep help from coming.
Football associated with heart changes, increased cardiovascular risk :: Football players show structural changes in the heart and face an elevated risk of heart rhythm disorders later in life, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
For energy experts, new method is a gas :: Researchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
For energy experts, new method is a gas :: Researchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
For energy experts, new method is a gas :: Researchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
For energy experts, new method is a gas :: Researchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood :: Tracking nearly 8,000 girls from adolescence through their late 20s – far longer than other studies have – a Cornell University researcher says girls who get their periods earlier than peers are likely to experience depression and antisocial behavior well into adulthood. The study, "Age at Menarche, Depression and Antisocial Behavior in Adulthood," was published Dec. 26, 2017, in Pediatrics.
For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood :: Tracking nearly 8,000 girls from adolescence through their late 20s – far longer than other studies have – a researcher says girls who get their periods earlier than peers are likely to experience depression and antisocial behavior well into adulthood.
Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk :: In a collaborative research project, researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and CLA, and thus provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile in grass-fed organic milk and dairy products (hereafter, 'grassmilk') brings the omega-6/omega-3 ratio to a near 1 to 1, compar
Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk :: Researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and CLA, and thus provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile in grass-fed organic milk and dairy products (hereafter, 'grassmilk') brings the omega-6/omega-3 ratio to a near 1 to 1, compared to 5.7 to 1 in conventional whole
Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars :: Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its biggest test bed yet for self-driving vehicles.
Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars :: Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its biggest test bed yet for self-driving vehicles.
Ford Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Miami :: Ford Miami DominoThe Detroit carmaker is set to start testing driverless cars in Florida, with a new maintenance depot to help it figure out how to actually operate robotaxi fleets.
Ford Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Miami :: Ford Miami DominoThe Detroit carmaker is set to start testing driverless cars in Florida, with a new maintenance depot to help it figure out how to actually operate robotaxi fleets.
Forgiving Jimmy Kimmel :: “That’s what this show will be: a joyous celebration of chauvinism!” That was Jimmy Kimmel, in 1999, announcing the guiding ethic of the new Comedy Central series he and Adam Carolla debuted that year. The Man Show , they declared, would be a show by men, for men, about men. It would be an exploration of Manliness itself, as an aspiration and an archetype: beer-chugging, boob-ogling, a little bit
Forretningsmand vil glemmes på nettet: Nu slæber han Google i retten :: En forretningsmand slæber Google i Londons Landsret, for at få fjernet en tidligere dom, fra søgemaskinens søgeresultater
Forsimplede udtalelser om rusmidler :: Beklagelig mangel på faglig objektivitet fra sundhedspersoner og sundhedsmyndigheder i rusmiddeldebat.
Fossil turtle species, 5.5 million years old, sheds light on invasive modern relatives :: A 5.5-million-year-old fossil species of turtle has been discovered in eastern Tennessee. The turtle represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
Fossil turtle species, 5.5 million years old, sheds light on invasive modern relatives :: A 5.5-million-year-old fossil species of turtle has been discovered in eastern Tennessee. The turtle represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
Fossilised plant leaf wax provides new tool for understanding ancient climates :: New research has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.
Fossilised plant leaf wax provides new tool for understanding ancient climates :: New research, published in Scientific Reports, has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.
Four philosophers who realized they were completely wrong :: Philosophers like to present their works as if everything before it was wrong. Sometimes, they even say they have ended the need for more philosophy. So, what happens when somebody realizes they were mistaken? Read More
Foxtrot Is a Dreamlike Interrogation of War :: At the start of Foxtrot , a knock at the door leads to a frightening sight for Dafna (Sarah Adler): two soldiers, standing impassively, bearing what can only be bad news — the death of her son. Dafna screams and cries, and the soldiers immediately move to sedate her; in the next room, her husband, Michael (Lior Ashkenazi), sits staring into space like a zombie. The setting is an upper-middle-clas
Foxtrot Is a Dreamlike Interrogation of War :: At the start of Foxtrot , a knock at the door leads to a frightening sight for Dafna (Sarah Adler): two soldiers, standing impassively, bearing what can only be bad news — the death of her son. Dafna screams and cries, and the soldiers immediately move to sedate her; in the next room, her husband, Michael (Lior Ashkenazi), sits staring into space like a zombie. The setting is an upper-middle-clas
Freakishly Warm Weather in the Arctic Has Climate Scientists 'Stunned' :: The Arctic is experiencing a highly unusual heat wave.
Freakishly Warm Weather in the Arctic Has Climate Scientists 'Stunned' :: The Arctic is experiencing a highly unusual heat wave.
French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food :: Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding. (Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)
Fresh row over mysterious sickness affecting US diplomats in Cuba :: Study into ‘health attacks’ on embassy staff sparks controversy, with some experts claiming situation is being spun for political gain When a mystery illness rippled through the US embassy in Cuba in late 2016, the diplomatic fallout was rapid. The US slashed the number of people at its Havana mission and expelled 15 Cuban diplomats after at least 24 American staff and family reported a mix of he
Friday essay: the erotic art of Ancient Greece and Rome :: Sex is everywhere in Greek and Roman art. Read More
Friday essay: the erotic art of Ancient Greece and Rome :: Sex is everywhere in Greek and Roman art. Read More
Friday essay: the myth of the ancient Greek ‘gay utopia’ :: The persistent dream of a “gay utopia” is one of the constants in gay and lesbian historical imaginings over the last 200 years. But is it real? Read More
From Almonds To Rice, Climate Change Could Slash California Crop Yields By 2050 :: An analysis of nearly 90 studies finds that warming temperatures may alter where key crops grow across the state, which provides about two-thirds of America's produce. (Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections (Review) :: A review of Gareth Roberts's book From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Fund i Chile-ørken: Gemmer Mars’ sand også på liv i dvale? :: Mikroorganismer kan tilpasse sig ekstreme forhold, der minder om miljøet på den røde planet, viser ny forskning. Det viser, at organisk liv altid finder en vej til at overleve, mener forskerne.
Fund i Chile-ørken: Gemmer Mars’ sand også på liv i dvale? :: Mikroorganismer kan tilpasse sig ekstreme forhold, der minder om miljøet på den røde planet, viser ny forskning. Det viser, at organisk liv altid finder en vej til at overleve, mener forskerne.
Færre overskridelser for tidskritiske kræftsygdomme :: I januar er der sket en halvering i forhold til efteråret af patienter med visse kræftformer, som vælger at vente længere tid på at blive udredt på deres primære hospital.
Færre overskridelser for tidskritiske kræftsygdomme :: I januar er der sket en halvering i forhold til efteråret af patienter med visse kræftformer, som vælger at vente længere tid på at blive udredt på deres primære hospital.
Første tyske by varsler dieselforbud få timer efter dom :: Hamborg har som den første by reageret på tirsdagens dom, der tillader tyske byer at indføre forbudszoner for dieselbiler. Dommen ved den øverste tyske forvaltningsdomstol ventes at ramme landets bilproducenter hårdt.
GABAergic inhibition of leg motoneurons is required for normal walking behavior in freely moving Drosophila [Neuroscience :: ]Walking is a complex rhythmic locomotor behavior generated by sequential and periodical contraction of muscles essential for coordinated control of movements of legs and leg joints. Studies of walking in vertebrates and invertebrates have revealed that premotor neural circuitry generates a basic rhythmic pattern that is sculpted by sensory feedback…
GABAergic inhibition of leg motoneurons is required for normal walking behavior in freely moving Drosophila [Neuroscience :: ]Walking is a complex rhythmic locomotor behavior generated by sequential and periodical contraction of muscles essential for coordinated control of movements of legs and leg joints. Studies of walking in vertebrates and invertebrates have revealed that premotor neural circuitry generates a basic rhythmic pattern that is sculpted by sensory feedback…
Gadget Lab Podcast: A Deep Dive on Apple's HomePod :: We discuss the good and bad points about the HomePod, and tell you whether it's worth your Satoshis.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Google’s AI-Powered Camera Exposes Photography’s Future :: This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the innovative Google Clips camera, which uses AI to take fun, short videos of your family.
Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modification :: Patients treated with a form of bariatric surgery did significantly better than patients provided with an intensive diabetes and weight management program.
GE udvikler verdens største havvindmølle på 12 MW :: Vindmøllen skal have en rotordiameter på 220 meter, og LM Windpower skal levere de 107 meter lange vinger, der vil blive omkring 25 meter længere end de længste vinger på kommercielle havvindmøller.
Gebyrfritagelse og mere klinisk forskning: Regeringen vil styrke dansk biotek :: Tre ministre fremlagde i dag regeringens vækstplan for life science-området. Blandt de 36 punkter finder vi gebyrfritagelse og skattefradrag for forskere et øget fokus på klinisk forskning.
Gender stereotypes are still pervasive in our culture |Letters :: Girls’ subject choices in school are one clear symptom of their unequal experiences, says Julia Higgins of the Institute of Physics It is astonishing that, in 2018, girls still grow up being treated very differently from boys through entrenched stereotyping and unconscious biases. Girls’ subject choices in school are one clear symptom of their unequal experiences. One example is that four times as
Gene variant linked to opioid addiction found in Euro Americans :: A genome-wide analysis of more than 5,000 opioid users has revealed a gene variant associated with opioid dependence in European Americans, according to a new study. The new study builds upon earlier work by researchers who identified a different group of variants associated with increased risk of opioid addiction in African Americans. “…biological knowledge can lead to treatments, and these are
Gene variant linked to opioid addiction found in Euro Americans :: A genome-wide analysis of more than 5,000 opioid users has revealed a gene variant associated with opioid dependence in European Americans, according to a new study. The new study builds upon earlier work by researchers who identified a different group of variants associated with increased risk of opioid addiction in African Americans. “…biological knowledge can lead to treatments, and these are
Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percent :: Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks, according to new mouse research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published this week in Circulation.
Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percent :: Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks, according to new mouse research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published this week in Circulation.
Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percent :: Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks.
Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percent :: Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks.
Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percent :: Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks.
Generic assembly patterns in complex ecological communities [Ecology :: ]The study of ecological communities often involves detailed simulations of complex networks. However, our empirical knowledge of these networks is typically incomplete and the space of simulation models and parameters is vast, leaving room for uncertainty in theoretical predictions. Here we show that a large fraction of this space of…
Generic assembly patterns in complex ecological communities [Ecology :: ]The study of ecological communities often involves detailed simulations of complex networks. However, our empirical knowledge of these networks is typically incomplete and the space of simulation models and parameters is vast, leaving room for uncertainty in theoretical predictions. Here we show that a large fraction of this space of…
Genetic resistance to purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibition in Plasmodium falciparum [Biochemistry :: ]Plasmodium falciparum causes the most lethal form of human malaria and is a global health concern. The parasite responds to antimalarial therapies by developing drug resistance. The continuous development of new antimalarials with novel mechanisms of action is a priority for drug combination therapies. The use of transition-state analog inhibitors…
Genetic resistance to purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibition in Plasmodium falciparum [Biochemistry :: ]Plasmodium falciparum causes the most lethal form of human malaria and is a global health concern. The parasite responds to antimalarial therapies by developing drug resistance. The continuous development of new antimalarials with novel mechanisms of action is a priority for drug combination therapies. The use of transition-state analog inhibitors…
Genetically engineered cells can seek and destroy brain cancer :: Brain cancers are particularly difficult to treat, but at last there’s hope that a technique that has worked for some other cancers could treat glioblastoma
Genetics or lifestyle: What is it that shapes our microbiome? :: Some microbiome researchers had suggested that this variation begins with differences in our genes; but a large-scale study challenges this idea and provides evidence that the connection between microbiome and health may be even more important than we thought.
Genetics or lifestyle: What is it that shapes our microbiome? :: Some microbiome researchers had suggested that this variation begins with differences in our genes; but a large-scale study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science challenges this idea and provides evidence that the connection between microbiome and health may be even more important than we thought.
Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia :: Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia :: Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia :: Researchers have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia :: Researchers have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
Genital surgery increases among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries :: Genital surgery increased among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries and most patients paid out of pocket for the procedures.
Genomic analysis underscores need for precision therapies that target pediatric cancer :: New research offers the most comprehensive analysis yet of the genomic alterations leading to cancer in children and affirms the need for pediatric-specific precision therapies.
Genomic analysis underscores need for precision therapies that target pediatric cancer :: Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital offers the most comprehensive analysis yet of the genomic alterations leading to cancer in children and affirms the need for pediatric-specific precision therapies
Genoptræning kræver faglighed :: Lovforslag rummer en række problemer, som kan gå ud over kvaliteten i behandlingen af patienterne.
Genoptræning kræver faglighed :: Lovforslag rummer en række problemer, som kan gå ud over kvaliteten i behandlingen af patienterne.
Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests :: Diversification of two genera of the Annonaceae plant family in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America has occurred largely in parallel and in line with major geological transitions.
Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests :: Diversification of two genera of the Annonaceae plant family in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America has occurred largely in parallel and in line with major geological transitions.
Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests :: The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite so many different plant species in one place. However, the entire region is increasingly threatened by human activity, which is why researchers are stepping up their efforts to record this astonishing biodiversity and find out how it developed. In a project
Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests :: The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite so many different plant species in one place. However, the entire region is increasingly threatened by human activity, which is why researchers are stepping up their efforts to record this astonishing biodiversity and find out how it developed. In a project
Geological change confirmed as factor behind extensive diversity in tropical rainforests :: The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. In a project undertaken by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in collaboration with Dutch research institutions, the causes of this plant diversity were investigated by studying two closely related groups of trees of the Annonaceae family.
Geological change confirmed as factor behind extensive diversity in tropical rainforests :: The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. In a project undertaken by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in collaboration with Dutch research institutions, the causes of this plant diversity were investigated by studying two closely related groups of trees of the Annonaceae family.
Geologists provide evidence that a series of storms caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh :: Flooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito.
Geologists provide evidence that a series of storms caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh :: Flooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito.
Geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock :: With an industrial grinder and some creative additions, geoscientists can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.
Geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock :: With an industrial grinder and some creative additions, geoscientists can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.
German appeals court says Google doesn't have to check links :: A top German appeals court has ruled Google does not have to check the content of pages it links to for possible legal violations before providing search results.
German appeals court says Google doesn't have to check links :: A top German appeals court has ruled Google does not have to check the content of pages it links to for possible legal violations before providing search results.
German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air Pollution :: The country’s highest administrative court ruled that diesel vehicles may be banned from city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality.
German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air Pollution :: The country’s highest administrative court ruled that diesel vehicles may be banned from city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality.
German Court Will Let Cities Ban Some Diesel Cars To Decrease Pollution :: A German court has ruled that cities may bans diesel cars in order to bring down emissions levels. (Image credit: Andreas Gebert/Getty Images)
German nights get brighter—but not everywhere :: Nights in the German federal states (Bundesländer) have been getting increasingly bright—but not everywhere at the same rate, and with one peculiar exemption: Light emissions from Thuringia decreased between 2012 and 2017. This is the result of a recent study by scientists Chris Kyba and Theres Küster from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, together with Helga Kuechly from Luftbild—Um
German nights get brighter—but not everywhere :: Nights in the German federal states (Bundesländer) have been getting increasingly bright—but not everywhere at the same rate, and with one peculiar exemption: Light emissions from Thuringia decreased between 2012 and 2017. This is the result of a recent study by scientists Chris Kyba and Theres Küster from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, together with Helga Kuechly from Luftbild—Um
Getting a GRiP on chemoresistance: A review of GRP78 as a therapeutic target in cancer :: The review article shows that elevated GRP78 expression is predictive of resistance to chemotherapy and tumor resurgence in many cancers.
Getting flu vaccine cuts risk of death by half in people with heart failure :: For people with heart failure, getting a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine in a given year was associated with a 50 percent drop in the risk of death during flu season and a 20 percent drop in the risk of death during the rest of the year, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Getting flu vaccine cuts risk of early death by half in people with heart failure :: For people with heart failure, getting a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine in a given year was associated with a 50 percent drop in the risk of death during flu season and a 20 percent drop in the risk of death during the rest of the year, according to new research.
Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine's Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression :: The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness :: A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness :: A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Giant moon crater could be great landing spot :: A detailed study of a giant impact crater on the Moon’s far side could provide a roadmap for future lunar explorers. The study maps the mineralogy of the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin, a gash in the lunar surface with a diameter of approximately 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles). SPA is thought to be the oldest and largest impact basin on the Moon, and scientists have long had their eyes on it as a
GitHub just suffered the world’s biggest DDoS attack—and barely blinked :: Attack DDoS GitHub
Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimated :: Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 percent, new research has revealed. These hydrocarbons are particularly harmful in large cities where, through chemical reactions with emissions from cars, they form ozone — a greenhouse gas which is a key component of smog and directly linked to increases in mortality.
Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimated :: Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 percent, new research has revealed. These hydrocarbons are particularly harmful in large cities where, through chemical reactions with emissions from cars, they form ozone — a greenhouse gas which is a key component of smog and directly linked to increases in mortality.
Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimated :: Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 percent, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.These hydrocarbons are particularly harmful in large cities where, through chemical reactions with emissions from cars, they form ozone — a greenhouse gas which is a key component of smog and directly linked to increases i
Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimated :: Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 percent, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.These hydrocarbons are particularly harmful in large cities where, through chemical reactions with emissions from cars, they form ozone — a greenhouse gas which is a key component of smog and directly linked to increases i
Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimated :: Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50%, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.
Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimated :: Global levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50%, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.
Global scientific review reveals effective alternatives to neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticides :: Use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides ("neonics") in agriculture is not as effective as once thought, and can be replaced by advantageous pest-management alternatives, according to a study1 published today in the Springer journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
Global scientific review reveals effective alternatives to neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticides :: Use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides ("neonics") in agriculture is not as effective as once thought, and can be replaced by advantageous pest-management alternatives, according to a study1 published today in the Springer journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
Global scientific review reveals effective alternatives to neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticides :: Use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides ('neonics') in agriculture is not as effective as once thought, and can be replaced by advantageous pest-management alternatives, according to a study published today in the Springer journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
Global scientific review reveals effective alternatives to neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticides :: Use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides ('neonics') in agriculture is not as effective as once thought, and can be replaced by advantageous pest-management alternatives, according to a study published today in the Springer journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
Glowing molecule can reveal live tuberculosis bacteria :: A new technique may one day allow fast, simple detection of the bacteria that causes TB, as well as a way to monitor whether drugs are working.
Glowing molecule can reveal live tuberculosis bacteria :: A new technique may one day allow fast, simple detection of the bacteria that causes TB, as well as a way to monitor whether drugs are working.
GMC's Carbon Fiber Sierra, Tesla Rivals, and More Car News :: Plus: Porsche's supercharging network, Ford's self-driving tests in Miami, and more news from an auto industry trying to rebuild.
Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronics :: For sheer versatility, there's no molecule quite like DNA. The iconic double-helix carries the genetic blueprint for living forms ranging from single-celled organisms to human beings.
Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronics :: For sheer versatility, there's no molecule quite like DNA. The iconic double-helix carries the genetic blueprint for living forms ranging from single-celled organisms to human beings.
Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronics :: Researchers at Arizona State University, in collaboration with NYU and Duke University, have recently designed, created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronics :: Researchers at Arizona State University, in collaboration with NYU and Duke University, have recently designed, created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronics :: Researchers created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronics :: Researchers created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
Google still under fire over EU anti-trust violations :: Rivals to Google urged the EU on Wednesday to keep up its fight against the search engine giant, saying proposals by the firm to avoid more EU mega-fines fell short.
Googles assistent kommer på dansk – usikkert om deres dimser følger trop :: Apples Siri får kamp til stregen, når Google inden længe slipper deres digitale assistent løs på dansk. Uvist om firmaets telefoner og smarte højtalere også får dansk debut.
Google's Clips camera uses AI to try to spot your important family moments :: Technology The little camera looks for faces and records short videos. Google’s new camera, called Clips, is a small, intriguing device that feels experimental.
GPS Isn't Very Secure. Here's Why We Need A Backup :: The 24 satellites that keep GPS running in the US aren't especially secure. So private and federal groups are working on alternatives.
Grab Sweet Outdoor Gear Deals: Proof, Nomad, Black Diamond, LTHR :: Some of the best (and priciest) outdoor gear around is now steeply discounted.
Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain :: Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical fields as far flung as tissue engineering, neuroprosthetics and drug discovery.
Greenhouse 'conveyer belt' could advance food production, address looming global food crisis :: Purdue University researchers have created a greenhouse on campus featuring a new automated conveyor system that keeps plants moving constantly, a change they hope will provide answers about ways to avoid a looming food crisis with the global population expected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050.
Greenhouse 'conveyer belt' could advance food production, address looming global food crisis :: Purdue University researchers have created a greenhouse on campus featuring a new automated conveyor system that keeps plants moving constantly, a change they hope will provide answers about ways to avoid a looming food crisis with the global population expected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050.
Groups, US reach settlement on predator-killing poisons :: U.S. officials have agreed to complete a study on how two predator-killing poisons could be affecting federally protected species as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by environmental and animal-welfare groups.
Growing severity of US firearm injuries requiring hospital admission since early 90s :: New data show an annual increase in severity of non-fatal firearm injuries needing hospital admission across the United States since the early 1990s.
Grønlandske isalger sætter verdensrekord: Gror stort set uden lys :: Dansk forskning viser, at temperaturstigning i sne gavner fødekæden i Arktis.
Guns Kill Kids in Cities, Too :: New evidence shows green spaces in urban neighborhoods increase outdoor usage and lessen the opportunity for crime — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Guns Kill Kids in Cities, Too :: New evidence shows green spaces in urban neighborhoods increase outdoor usage and lessen the opportunity for crime — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gut Brain Connection |Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Better Brain Health? :: submitted by /u/LizMeyers [link] [comments]
Gut Brain Connection |Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Better Brain Health? :: submitted by /u/LizMeyers [link] [comments]
Hader du lugten af sved? Så foretrækker du måske en autoritær leder :: Folk, der har svært ved at klare andres kropslugte, har en bestemt politisk holdning, viser ny undersøgelse. Forklaringen ligger i biologien, mener forskere.
Half of Americans support universal basic income for workers displaced by A.I. :: The American public is split on whether to provide a “safety net” to workers displaced by advancements in artificial intelligence. Read More
Half of Americans support universal basic income for workers displaced by A.I. :: The American public is split on whether to provide a “safety net” to workers displaced by advancements in artificial intelligence. Read More
Hate body odour? You're more likely to have rightwing views :: Scientists suggest authoritarian attitudes may be partly rooted in biological urge to avoid catching diseases from unfamiliar people People who have a greater tendency to turn their nose up at the whiff of urine, sweat and other body odours are more likely to have rightwing authoritarian attitudes, research suggests. The study also found having a greater disgust for body odours was linked, albeit
Have we reached peak English in the world? |Nicholas Ostler :: One of Britain’s greatest strengths is set to diminish as China asserts itself on the world stage In China last month, Theresa May attended the launch of the British Council’s English is Great campaign, intended to boost interest and fluency in our national language. This might sound like Donald Trump’s notorious “Make America great again”, but comes in fact from a stronger position. Beyond doubt,
Have we reached peak English in the world? |Nicholas Ostler :: One of Britain’s greatest strengths is set to diminish as China asserts itself on the world stage In China last month, Theresa May attended the launch of the British Council’s English is Great campaign, intended to boost interest and fluency in our national language. This might sound like Donald Trump’s notorious “Make America great again”, but comes in fact from a stronger position. Beyond doubt,
Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disasters :: Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake, according to new research published in the journal Procedia Engineering.
Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disasters :: Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake, according to new research published in the journal Procedia Engineering.
Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disasters :: Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake.
Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disasters :: Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake.
Health-tracking apps to get your New Year's resolutions back on track :: DIY Let your phone keep you healthy. Your phone can help you follow your diet, keep moving, sleep better, and generally improve your health. And you don't even need a separate fitness tracker.
Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have worse one-year survival :: Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have lower one-year survival rates, according to new research.
Heart attacks often follow dramatic changes in outdoor temperature :: Large day-to-day swings in temperature were associated with significantly more heart attacks in a new study. Given that some climate models link extreme weather events with global warming, the new findings suggest climate change could, in turn, lead to an uptick in the occurrence of heart attacks, researchers said.
Heart attacks seem more common after extreme temperature changes :: Nexus Media News Unseasonably warm afternoons might not do us much good. New research shows that extreme temperature fluctuations raise the risk of heart attacks.
Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer and lymphoma survivors :: Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer. Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. This research is being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Helium ions open whole new world of materials :: QUT scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
Helium ions open whole new world of materials :: QUT scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
Helium ions open whole new world of materials :: QUT scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
Helium ions open whole new world of materials :: QUT scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
Helium ions open whole new world of materials :: Scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
Helpful, hopeful news for bone marrow transplant patients :: Research published online by The Lancet Haematology and co-led by Kirsten M. Williams, M.D., suggests that a new imaging agent can safely show engraftment as early as days after transplant–giving a helpful and hopeful preview to patients and their doctors.
Helpful, hopeful news for bone marrow transplant patients :: Research published online by The Lancet Haematology and co-led by Kirsten M. Williams, M.D., suggests that a new imaging agent can safely show engraftment as early as days after transplant–giving a helpful and hopeful preview to patients and their doctors.
Helping police make custody decisions using artificial intelligence :: Police at the "front line" of difficult risk-based judgements are trialling an AI system trained by University of Cambridge criminologists to give guidance using the outcomes of five years of criminal histories.
Helping police make custody decisions using artificial intelligence :: Police at the "front line" of difficult risk-based judgements are trialling an AI system trained by University of Cambridge criminologists to give guidance using the outcomes of five years of criminal histories.
Here are the new phones and trends from Mobile World Congress 2018 :: Technology Couldn't make it to Barcelona? No worries. Here's what you need to see. Sony has a new flagship phone, headphone jacks are pretty much dead, and phones have screen notches now for some reason.
Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics :: A new protein may allow researchers to home in on individual neurons, determining their activity minute by minute.
Here’s How The Scientists Running for Office Are Doing :: Last November was a pivotal moment for the Democrats, who scored a surprisingly large slew of electoral victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere. But it was also somewhat of a victory for science, as at least 17 candidates with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ( STEM ) also won. Ralph Northam, who became Virginia’s governor, is a pediatric neurologist. Chery
Here’s when the universe’s first stars may have been born :: The first stars lit the cosmos by 180 million years after the Big Bang, radio observations suggest.
Here's how viruses inactivate the immune system, causing cancer :: It's no new news that viruses cause cancer. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all of the more than 500,000 annual worldwide cases of cervical cancer. This makes sense: By driving the proliferation of infected cells, viruses speed manufacture of more viruses, but excessive cellular proliferation is also a hallmark of cancer. Now a University of Colorado Cancer Center review publ
Here's how viruses inactivate the immune system, causing cancer :: It's no new news that viruses cause cancer. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all of the more than 500,000 annual worldwide cases of cervical cancer. This makes sense: By driving the proliferation of infected cells, viruses speed manufacture of more viruses, but excessive cellular proliferation is also a hallmark of cancer. Now a new review explores another strategy that viruse
Here's how viruses inactivate the immune system, causing cancer :: 'The same mechanisms that viruses use to cause cancer may be key in combating tumors with immune-based therapies or in keeping cancer from developing in the first place,' says Sharon Kuss-Duerkop, PhD.
Here's Why Environmentalists Are Cheering The Latest Burger At Sonic Drive-In :: The fast-food chain is about to roll out a new kind of burger made from a mixture of beef and mushrooms. Sonic calls it "uniquely delicious." Environmentalists say it could help save the planet. (Image credit: The Mushroom Council)
Hidde Ploegh (Boston Children’s Hospital) 1: Immunology: The Basics of Antibody Diversity :: Dr. Ploegh describes how antibody diversity lets us resist the multitude of infectious agents we encounter every day. He also explains how camelid antibody fragments are changing medicine. https://www.ibiology.org/immunology/antibody-diversity/ Talk Overview: How does our immune system protect us against all of the infectious agents and foreign substances we encounter? Much of the answer lies in
Hidde Ploegh (Boston Children’s Hospital) 2: Unusual Antibody Fragments: The Camelid Nanobodies :: Dr. Ploegh describes how antibody diversity lets us resist the multitude of infectious agents we encounter every day. He also explains how camelid antibody fragments are changing medicine. https://www.ibiology.org/immunology/antibody-diversity/ Talk Overview: How does our immune system protect us against all of the infectious agents and foreign substances we encounter? Much of the answer lies in
Hidden 'rock moisture' could be key to understanding forest response to drought :: Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought.
Hidden 'rock moisture' could be key to understanding forest response to drought :: Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought.
Hidden 'rock moisture' could be key to understanding forest response to drought :: Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought.
Hidden 'rock moisture' could be key to understanding forest response to drought :: Research conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought.
Hidden 'rock moisture' possible key to forest response to drought :: A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley.Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatorieswebpage.
Hidden 'rock moisture' possible key to forest response to drought :: A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley.Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatorieswebpage.
Hidden 'rock moisture' possible key to forest response to drought :: A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists.
Hidden 'rock moisture' possible key to forest response to drought :: A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists.
hidden secret of immortality enzyme telomerase :: Research has recently uncovered a crucial step in the telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle. This catalytic cycle determines the ability of the human telomerase enzyme to synthesize DNA.
hidden secret of immortality enzyme telomerase :: Research has recently uncovered a crucial step in the telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle. This catalytic cycle determines the ability of the human telomerase enzyme to synthesize DNA.
Higher income black women face greater risk of police force :: Black women with higher incomes are more likely to experience a forceful police interaction during a street stop, a new study finds. “We found that the likelihood of exposure to each type of police use of force was significantly greater for black females with incomes over $50,000,” says Robert Motley Jr., doctoral student at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and coauthor of t
Higher income black women face greater risk of police force :: Black women with higher incomes are more likely to experience a forceful police interaction during a street stop, a new study finds. “We found that the likelihood of exposure to each type of police use of force was significantly greater for black females with incomes over $50,000,” says Robert Motley Jr., doctoral student at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and coauthor of t
Higher waist and hip measures may add up to greater risk for heart attack among women :: Higher waist and hip size are more strongly associated with heart attack risk than overall obesity, especially among women, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
High-order above-threshold dissociation of molecules [Physics :: ]Electrons bound to atoms or molecules can simultaneously absorb multiple photons via the above-threshold ionization featured with discrete peaks in the photoelectron spectrum on account of the quantized nature of the light energy. Analogously, the above-threshold dissociation of molecules has been proposed to address the multiple-photon energy deposition in the…
High-order above-threshold dissociation of molecules [Physics :: ]Electrons bound to atoms or molecules can simultaneously absorb multiple photons via the above-threshold ionization featured with discrete peaks in the photoelectron spectrum on account of the quantized nature of the light energy. Analogously, the above-threshold dissociation of molecules has been proposed to address the multiple-photon energy deposition in the…
High-resolution image of the core of the Milky Way reveals surprisingly low star formation :: Compared to some other galaxies in our Universe, the Milky Way is a rather subtle character. In fact, there are galaxies that are a thousands times as luminous as the Milky Way, owing to the presence of warm gas in the galaxy's Central Molecular Zone (CMZ). This gas is heated by massive bursts of star formation that surround the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) at the nucleus of the galaxy.
Home-based blood pressure monitoring should be commonplace in NHS, say researchers :: General practitioners should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, recommend a team of experts.
Home-based blood pressure monitoring should be commonplace :: General Practitioners should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, recommend a team of experts.
Hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates :: Prenatal exposure to androgens is not associated with girls spending more or less time with other girls, but was associated with an increased interest in activities that have traditionally been thought of as masculine, according to researchers, who say it supports the idea that gender development is complex and does not solely rely on either biological or social factors.
How a nuclear attack on North Korea would add to global cancer epidemic :: With tensions high between the United States and North Korea, there is the possibility that the U.S. would launch a "tactical" nuclear strike in the Korean peninsula. There would be consequences far beyond damage to military sites proposed in such an attack.
How A Skeptical Rancher, Aided By An Outdoors Brand, Turned Climate Friendly :: It took a bit of arm-twisting to get on board because of previous encounters with environmentalists. But now, partnered with The North Face, the ranch sustainably produces wool for outdoor clothing. (Image credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio)
How A Skeptical Rancher, Aided By An Outdoors Brand, Turned Climate Friendly :: It took a bit of arm-twisting to get on board because of previous encounters with environmentalists. But now, partnered with The North Face, the ranch sustainably produces wool for outdoor clothing. (Image credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio)
How a vaporized Earth might have cooked up the moon :: A high-speed collision turned the early Earth into a hot, gooey space doughnut, and the moon formed within this synestia, a new simulation suggests.
How AI-Driven Insurance Could Help Prevent Gun Violence :: WIRED columnist Jason Pontin on how machine learning and mandatory insurance policies could transform America’s gun debate.
How AI-Driven Insurance Could Help Prevent Gun Violence :: WIRED columnist Jason Pontin on how machine learning and mandatory insurance policies could transform America’s gun debate.
How algae change their internal solar panels to stay alive :: A collaboration between the Benning and Kramer labs is revealing how nature's solar panels, found inside algae, constantly grow and shrink in size to adjust to changes in their environments, a crucial system that ensures their hosts stay healthy and alive.
How big data could piece together our evolution :: Researchers have developed a new method for sifting through genomic data in search of genetic variants that have helped populations adapt to their environments. The technique, dubbed SWIF(r), could be helpful in piecing together the evolutionary history of people around the world, and in shedding light on the evolutionary roots of certain diseases and medical conditions. SWIF(r) brings several di
How big data could piece together our evolution :: Researchers have developed a new method for sifting through genomic data in search of genetic variants that have helped populations adapt to their environments. The technique, dubbed SWIF(r), could be helpful in piecing together the evolutionary history of people around the world, and in shedding light on the evolutionary roots of certain diseases and medical conditions. SWIF(r) brings several di
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming :: A study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming :: A study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming :: Research finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming :: Research finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming :: Scientists, companies and government agencies are hard at work on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. In recent years, biofuels produced from corn have emerged as a fuel source to power motor vehicles and, perhaps, airplanes.
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming :: Scientists, companies and government agencies are hard at work on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. In recent years, biofuels produced from corn have emerged as a fuel source to power motor vehicles and, perhaps, airplanes.
How bird guts give rare chili peppers a boost :: New research looks at how a mutually beneficial relationship between birds and chili peppers in the Mariana Islands helps the plants grow in the wild. The study shows biodiversity can lead to indirect benefits for humans, says study coauthor Haldre Rogers, an assistant professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology at Iowa State University. Organisms depend on each other in intricate and
How BitTorrent Spurred the Streaming Revolution :: Bram Cohen may say his file-sharing platform wasn't built for piracy, but BitTorrent quickly changed what we do online.
How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes :: For the first time, researchers can see how proteins grab loops of DNA and bundle them for cell division. The discovery also hints at how the genome folds to regulate gene expression.
How closing the gender pay gap splits chores more evenly :: Eliminating the gender gap in wages would lead to married women doing much less housework. That is one of the findings of research by Alexandros Theloudis in his working paper "Wages and Family Time Allocation."
How Did These Giant Boulders End Up on an Ohio Highway? :: A major landslide shuts down traffic near the Ohio-West Virginia line.
How Did These Giant Boulders End Up on an Ohio Highway? :: A major landslide shuts down traffic near the Ohio-West Virginia line.
How do high-frequency oscillations of tropical cyclones vary across the W North Pacific? :: A new study reveals the variations of high-frequency oscillation over different sea areas, and helps to improve the prediction of tropical cyclone intensity in different sea areas over the western North Pacific.
How do high-frequency oscillations of tropical cyclones vary across the W North Pacific? :: A new study reveals the variations of high-frequency oscillation over different sea areas, and helps to improve the prediction of tropical cyclone intensity in different sea areas over the western North Pacific.
How do high-frequency oscillations of tropical cyclones vary across the W North Pacific? :: High-frequency oscillations, with a period of approximately two hours, generally occur within the eyewall of tropical cyclones. These oscillations in turn induce oscillations of the tropical cyclone intensity through the oscillation of convection.
How do high-frequency oscillations of tropical cyclones vary across the W North Pacific? :: High-frequency oscillations, with a period of approximately two hours, generally occur within the eyewall of tropical cyclones. These oscillations in turn induce oscillations of the tropical cyclone intensity through the oscillation of convection.
How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms? :: A team led by Michigan Technological University set out to find what makes STEM integration tick. Their research—published in the International Journal of STEM Education—followed several case studies to observe the impacts of low, medium and high degrees of integration within a classroom. They found that across the board the greatest challenge that teachers face is making explicit connections betw
How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms? :: A team led by Michigan Technological University set out to find what makes STEM integration tick. Their research—published in the International Journal of STEM Education—followed several case studies to observe the impacts of low, medium and high degrees of integration within a classroom. They found that across the board the greatest challenge that teachers face is making explicit connections betw
How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms? :: Although the call for improving STEM education is widespread, like in the Next Generation Science Standards, there is little guidance for teachers on how to do so. A team from Michigan Tech and the University of Minnesota set out to outline challenges and find best practices for teachers to better integrate science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms.
How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms? :: Although the call for improving STEM education is widespread, like in the Next Generation Science Standards, there is little guidance for teachers on how to do so. A team from Michigan Tech and the University of Minnesota set out to outline challenges and find best practices for teachers to better integrate science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms.
How do teachers integrate STEM into K-12 classrooms? :: Although the call for improving STEM education is widespread, there is little guidance for teachers on how to do so. A team set out to outline challenges and find best practices for teachers to better integrate science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms.
'How Do You Help a 16-Year-Old Who Only Knows Violence?' :: Zhacori Bates served a two-and-a-half year sentence in a Virginia juvenile-corrections center for a crime she committed when she was 17. Now, she’s returning to her neighborhood, where she faces challenges reintegrating with the community and getting back on her feet. This new VR series from The Atlantic explores the experiences of young people in the system. For an optimal viewing experience, wa
How do your friends plan to vote? :: Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
How do your friends plan to vote? :: Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
How do your friends plan to vote? :: Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
How do your friends plan to vote? :: Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
How Doctors Removed a 'Potentially Explosive' Firework from a Man's Leg :: The patient arrived at the hospital with a device in his body that could potentially explode.
How Doctors Removed a 'Potentially Explosive' Firework from a Man's Leg :: The patient arrived at the hospital with a device in his body that could potentially explode.
How does GEOS-5-based planetary boundary layer height and humidity vary across China? :: Model-simulated factors of importance can fill the gaps in surface observation-based estimates of fine-particulate-matter concentrations, providing a data basis for the long-term analysis of meteorological parameters [e.g., planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and relative humidity (RH)] at the national scale.
How does GEOS-5-based planetary boundary layer height and humidity vary across China? :: Model-simulated factors of importance can fill the gaps in surface observation-based estimates of fine-particulate-matter concentrations, providing a data basis for the long-term analysis of meteorological parameters [e.g., planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and relative humidity (RH)] at the national scale.
How does GEOS-5-based planetary boundary layer height and humidity vary across China? :: Model-simulated factors of importance can fill the gaps in surface observation-based estimates of fine-particulate-matter concentrations, providing a data basis for the long-term analysis of meteorological parameters [e.g., planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and relative humidity (RH)] at the national scale. Scientists found that, overall, the simulated RH was consistent with the statistical d
How does GEOS-5-based planetary boundary layer height and humidity vary across China? :: Model-simulated factors of importance can fill the gaps in surface observation-based estimates of fine-particulate-matter concentrations, providing a data basis for the long-term analysis of meteorological parameters [e.g., planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and relative humidity (RH)] at the national scale. Scientists found that, overall, the simulated RH was consistent with the statistical d
How does internet use affect well-being? :: Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.
How does internet use affect well-being? :: Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.
How does water change the Moon's origin story? :: It's amazing what a difference a little water can make. The Moon formed between about 4.4 and 4.5 billion years ago when an object collided with the still-forming proto-Earth. This impact created a hot and partially vaporized disk of material that rotated around the baby planet, eventually cooling and accreting into the Moon.
How does water change the Moon's origin story? :: It's amazing what a difference a little water can make. The Moon formed between about 4.4 and 4.5 billion years ago when an object collided with the still-forming proto-Earth. This impact created a hot and partially vaporized disk of material that rotated around the baby planet, eventually cooling and accreting into the Moon.
How does water change the moon's origin story? :: The moon formed when an object collided with the proto-Earth. For years, scientists thought that in the aftermath, hydrogen and other so-called 'volatile elements' escaped and were lost to space. This would have led to a dry and volatile element-depleted moon, which seemed to be consistent with previous analyses of lunar samples. But ongoing research about the moon's chemistry is revealing that it
How does water change the moon's origin story? :: The moon formed when an object collided with the proto-Earth. For years, scientists thought that in the aftermath, hydrogen and other so-called 'volatile elements' escaped and were lost to space. This would have led to a dry and volatile element-depleted moon, which seemed to be consistent with previous analyses of lunar samples. But ongoing research about the moon's chemistry is revealing that it
How electricity changes lives: a Rwandan case study :: More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate is particularly low at only 14%.
How electricity changes lives: a Rwandan case study :: More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate is particularly low at only 14%.
How extremophiles flourish in stressful environments :: Thousands of molecules of ribonucleic acid make salt-loving microbes known as "extremophiles" highly resistant to the phenomenon oxidative stress — the uncontrollable production of unstable forms of oxygen called "free radicals," which can negatively affect DNA, proteins, and lipids in cells.
How Facebook Could Play By Advertising's 'Equal Time' Rule :: WIRED columnist Antonio García Martínez on how the social media giant could even the playing field for political ads.
How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in *Ant-Man and the Wasp*? :: Yup, this whole trailer is just an excuse to do physics.
How humans echolocate 'like bats' :: Blind people who use sound to navigate their environment adjust their clicks very similarly to bats, research reveals.
How Italy's Five-Star Movement Is Winning the Youth Vote :: CASTELFRANCO VENETO, Italy—Eleonora Pettenuzzo, an 18-year-old high school student in this town of 33,000 about an hour’s drive outside Venice, doesn’t pay much attention to politics. Political headlines in Italy, she said, are “always about some scandals or corruption” and include “no messages to young people.” When I asked Pettenuzzo who she planned to vote for in the March 4 national elections
How Kara Walker Recasts Racism’s Bitter Legacy :: Last year , a white-supremacist rally in defense of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, sparked a national conversation about Confederate monuments and, more broadly, about the ways in which the ugliest moments in American history are memorialized. Years before these shrines to the Confederacy began to topple, the artist Kara Walker was already capturing the traumas that extend f
How Kevin Smith Survived a 'Widow-Maker' Heart Attack :: This past weekend, filmmaker Kevin Smith survived a heart attack that's usually so deadly that doctors call it the widow-maker. But what exactly is this type of heart attack, and how did the "Clerks" director beat the odds?
How Kevin Smith Survived a 'Widow-Maker' Heart Attack :: This past weekend, filmmaker Kevin Smith survived a heart attack that's usually so deadly that doctors call it the widow-maker. But what exactly is this type of heart attack, and how did the "Clerks" director beat the odds?
How Liberals Amped Up a Parkland Shooting Conspiracy Theory :: A fake story about a Parkland student started on the right, but outrage-tweeting on the left propelled it into the mainstream.
How Liberals Amped Up a Parkland Shooting Conspiracy Theory :: A fake story about a Parkland student started on the right, but outrage-tweeting on the left propelled it into the mainstream.
How low-calorie diets help intestines recover from injury :: New research clarifies the relationship between dramatic calorie restriction and improved regeneration in the intestines after injury. Diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total have long been known to extend health span, the duration of disease-free aging in animal studies, and even to extend life span in most animal species examined. Further research has shown that animals on restric
How low-calorie diets help intestines recover from injury :: New research clarifies the relationship between dramatic calorie restriction and improved regeneration in the intestines after injury. Diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total have long been known to extend health span, the duration of disease-free aging in animal studies, and even to extend life span in most animal species examined. Further research has shown that animals on restric
How Much Salt Do You Need to Survive? :: Americans don't need to worry about getting the minimum required amount of salt per day.
How Much Trash Is on the Moon? :: Moon-based detritus includes leftover urine-collection kits, an olive branch and tons of robotic equipment from lunar probes.
How Multilevel Marketing Companies Got the Autism Community Hooked on Essential Oils. Vague wellness language and an army of salespeople are miracle treatments for the bottom line. :: submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
How New York Got Screwed Out of the Internet of the Future :: New York was supposed to be a model for big-city high-speed internet. Here’s how its deal with Verizon became a cautionary tale for uneven connectivity.
How Parkland Students Changed the Gun Debate :: The email that landed in my inbox Thursday morning from Sabrina Fernandez was brief, polite, and painful. Hi Ms. Cottle, I’ve just been back to back funerals which is why I haven’t been able to get back to you. Is there any way I can answer all your questions via email by tonight or do you need it immediately? Eighteen-year-old Fernandez is the student-body president of Marjory Stoneman Douglas H
How people talk now holds clues about human migration centuries ago :: Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak.
How Planes Land in Crazy Crosswinds :: Bomb cyclone? Nor'easter? No problem! What looks terrifying from the cabin is more like a bit of fun for pilots who know how to crab and slip.
How researchers achieved the first long-distance reconstruction of a cultural artefact :: The epic of Atrahasis is one of the most significant pieces of ancient Babylonian literature. It describes a creation myth, a great flood and the building of an ark, that significantly pre-dates a similar account in the Bible. The epic has survived millennia on clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script. But the third tablet of one of the most complete surviving copies is broken.
How the Supreme Court Could Reshape Employment Law :: During Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing last year, then-Senator Al Franken asked the nominee whether he had read a recent New York Times series about the use of arbitration to thwart consumer complaints against corporations. Gorsuch said he had. “It made me think about a little bit of history,” he added. “It used to be back at common law that arbitration was disfavored because it w
How the temperature of your nose shows how much strain you are under :: Researchers have demonstrated that facial temperatures, which can be easily measured using a non-invasive thermal camera, are strongly correlated to mental workload.
How to Build a Space Communication System Out of Lasers :: Get ready for terabytes of laser data to rain from the sky.
How to Build a Space Communication System Out of Lasers :: Get ready for terabytes of laser data to rain from the sky.
How to choose the best TV streaming device for you :: DIY Find the right dongle. To stream content to your television, you'll first have to choose between the dongles offered by Amazon, Apple, Google, Roku, and others. Here's how to pick.
How to connect with depressed friends |Bill Bernat :: Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression — and handle your next conversation with grace and, maybe, a bit of humor.
How to Recognize 5 Tactics of Gaslighting :: "Gaslighting" is a form of manipulation that goes beyond invalidation to make you question your sanity. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 5 tactics of gaslighters — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How to Successfully Collaborate with Industry :: In efforts to translate basic-science results into pharmaceuticals and other technologies, success cannot be taken for granted.
How to Turn Off Facebook's Face Recognition Features :: Facebook Job PeopleFacebook recently expanded its face recognition features—and you may have opted in without even realizing it.
How Warren Buffett won a 10-year bet with Wall Street :: Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders for 2017 contains valuable insights into recent market activity, and also explains how he won a 10-year bet with Wall Street. Read More
How Warren Buffett won a 10-year bet with Wall Street :: Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders for 2017 contains valuable insights into recent market activity, and also explains how he won a 10-year bet with Wall Street. Read More
How we became sisters |Felice Belle and Jennifer Murphy :: Poets Felice Belle and Jennifer Murphy perform excerpts from their play "Other Women," which is created and directed by Monica L. Williams. In a captivating journey, they weave together stories full of laughter, loyalty, tragedy and heartbreak, recalling the moments that made them sisters.
How we discovered the strange physics of jets from supermassive black holes :: Supermassive black holes, which lurk at the heart of most galaxies, are often described as "beasts" or "monsters". But despite this, they are pretty much invisible. To show that they are there at all, astronomers typically have to measure the speed of the clouds of gas orbiting those regions.
How We Might Harness the Brain's Pain-Control System for Drug-free Relief :: Your body has its own natural pain-relief system, and scientists may be one step closer to learning how to use it for controlling chronic pain.
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought :: Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents are bracing themselves for Day Zero – the moment at which most of the city's domestic taps will run dry.
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought :: Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents are bracing themselves for Day Zero – the moment at which most of the city's domestic taps will run dry.
Howard Rees obituary :: My former colleague Howard Rees, who has died aged 89, was the chief veterinary officer who dealt with the problem of salmonella in eggs in the 1980s and introduced the measures that eventually saw off the problem of BSE in cattle . He was widely regarded as the most able veterinary public servant of his generation. On retirement in 1988 he became president of the World Organisation for Animal He
Huawei launches new tablet in flagship phone hiatus :: China's Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet on Sunday as it seeks to cement its place among the world's three biggest electronic device manufacturers.
Huawei launches new tablet in flagship phone hiatus :: China's Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet on Sunday as it seeks to cement its place among the world's three biggest electronic device manufacturers.
Huawei's AI-powered smartphone drives a Porsche :: China's Huawei used the artificial intelligence capabilities of its flagship Mate 10 Pro phone to drive a sports car as the Mobile World Congress got under way in Barcelona Monday, in what it said was a world first.
Huawei's AI-powered smartphone drives a Porsche :: China's Huawei used the artificial intelligence capabilities of its flagship Mate 10 Pro phone to drive a sports car as the Mobile World Congress got under way in Barcelona Monday, in what it said was a world first.
Human Ancestors Had the Same Dental Problems as Us – Even without Fizzy Drinks and Sweets :: They probably experienced dental abrasion similar to what is found today from eating tough and surprisingly acidic fibrous foods — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Human brains can recover after flatlining, study suggests :: The findings could help medical professionals better determine the official time of brain death, and might have implications on the protocols for organ donation. Read More
Human dispersion through southern Europe took place less than one million years ago ::
Human genome’s frontier may hold keys to new drugs :: The development of new drugs currently focuses on just 60 percent of potential drug targets, a new study indicates. The study, which builds on extensive data analysis conducted using super computers—a technique called data mining—has examined huge amounts of literature within the health and medical sciences and other evidence sources in order to identify both the most and least studied proteins f
Human genome’s frontier may hold keys to new drugs :: The development of new drugs currently focuses on just 60 percent of potential drug targets, a new study indicates. The study, which builds on extensive data analysis conducted using super computers—a technique called data mining—has examined huge amounts of literature within the health and medical sciences and other evidence sources in order to identify both the most and least studied proteins f
Human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeys :: Neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.
Human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeys :: Neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.
Human skin bacteria have cancer-fighting powers :: Strains of a bacteria that live on human skin make a compound that suppressed tumor growth in mice.
Human-made earthquake risk reduced if fracking is 895m from faults :: The risk of human-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from faults in the Earth's crust, according to new research.
Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago :: Fields, streets and cities, but also forests planted in rank and file, and dead straight rivers: humans shape nature to better suit their purposes, and not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. On the other hand, the influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred there 2,600 yea
Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago :: Fields, streets and cities, but also forests planted in rank and file, and dead straight rivers: humans shape nature to better suit their purposes, and not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. On the other hand, the influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred there 2,600 yea
Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago :: Humans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago. Yannick Garcin and his team examined lake sediments in Cameroon to solve the riddle of the "rainforest crisis." They found that the drastic transfor
Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago :: Humans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago. Yannick Garcin and his team examined lake sediments in Cameroon to solve the riddle of the "rainforest crisis." They found that the drastic transfor
Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago :: Humans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago.
Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago :: Humans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago.
Humans quickly learn to blink strategically in response to environmental task demands [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Eye blinking is one of the most frequent human actions. The control of blinking is thought to reflect complex interactions between maintaining clear and healthy vision and influences tied to central dopaminergic functions including cognitive states, psychological factors, and medical conditions. The most imminent consequence of blinking is a temporary…
Humans quickly learn to blink strategically in response to environmental task demands [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Eye blinking is one of the most frequent human actions. The control of blinking is thought to reflect complex interactions between maintaining clear and healthy vision and influences tied to central dopaminergic functions including cognitive states, psychological factors, and medical conditions. The most imminent consequence of blinking is a temporary…
Humans Will Hear from Intelligent Aliens This Century, Physicist Says :: Michio Kaku tells Redditors his predictions about intelligent aliens.
Humans Will Hear from Intelligent Aliens This Century, Physicist Says :: Michio Kaku tells Redditors his predictions about intelligent aliens.
Hyundai’s Self-Driving Nexo Masters the Roundabout :: Traffic circles are a nasty problem for robotic drivers, and Hyundai thinks it has found a solution.
Hyundai’s Self-Driving Nexo Masters the Roundabout :: Traffic circles are a nasty problem for robotic drivers, and Hyundai thinks it has found a solution.
Højt specialiseret arbejdskraft på vej til Danmark :: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, ved Københavns Universitet, igangsætter til efteråret…
Højt specialiseret arbejdskraft på vej til Danmark :: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, ved Københavns Universitet, igangsætter til efteråret…
Hør ugens podcast om fejl i kvælstofmålinger og el-kabinecykel :: Ingeniørens ugentlige podcast, Transformator, handler denne gang om, hvordan analysefejl har givet et skønmaleri af det danske vandmiljøs tilstand. Du kan også høre om en ny el-kabinecykel og en smart app, der guider bilisterne til ledige p-pladser.
'I Brought a Gun to School' :: Darrynun Mabry lives in an apartment paid for by the state of Virginia — part of a series of diversion efforts the state has unrolled to keep youth out of detention and curtail the high recidivism rate. Mabry was sent here instead of a detention center after being charged with bringing a gun to his high school. “It’s like a second chance,” Mabry says. “If it weren’t for this program, I would have
Ice chips only? Study questions restrictions on oral intake for women in labor :: At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status — they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor.
Ice chips only? Study questions restrictions on oral intake for women in labor :: At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status — they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor.
ICU risk scores perform well as 'continuous markers' of illness severity :: Commonly used ICU risk scores can be 'repurposed' as continuous markers of severity of illness in critically ill patients–providing ongoing updates on changes in the patient's condition and risk of death, according to a study in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
ICU risk scores perform well as 'continuous markers' of illness severity :: Commonly used ICU risk scores can be 'repurposed' as continuous markers of severity of illness in critically ill patients–providing ongoing updates on changes in the patient's condition and risk of death, according to a study in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Icy blast from Siberia sweeps across Europe :: A wintry blast of freezing temperatures swept across Europe on Sunday, with a biting wind from Siberia claiming four lives and endangering the continent's homeless—with the worst yet to come.
Icy blast from Siberia sweeps across Europe :: A wintry blast of freezing temperatures swept across Europe on Sunday, with a biting wind from Siberia claiming four lives and endangering the continent's homeless—with the worst yet to come.
Icy Europe, balmy North Pole: the world upside down :: Not for the first time in recent years, Europe has descended into a deep freeze while the Arctic experiences record high temperatures, leaving scientists to ponder the role global warming may play in turning winter weather upside down.
IDA ruster sig til konflikt :: Ingeniørforeningens strejkekasse skal laves om, så IDAs medlemmer får samme låneordning, som folkeskolelærerne benyttede ved konflikten i 2013.
IDA ruster sig til konflikt :: Ingeniørforeningens strejkekasse skal laves om, så IDAs medlemmer får samme låneordning, som folkeskolelærerne benyttede ved konflikten i 2013.
Identification of brain's painkilling region could lead to opioid alternatives :: Researchers from the UK & Japan have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
Identification of brain's painkilling region could lead to opioid alternatives :: Researchers from the UK & Japan have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
Identification of brain's painkilling region could lead to opioid alternatives :: Researchers have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa :: Prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis — among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine.
Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa :: Prevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis — among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine.
If There's Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus, It Might Look Like This :: Enceladus Earth SaturnAttention alien hunters: Scientists have identified a deep sea microbe that could possibly survive the ocean floor of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
If There's Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus, It Might Look Like This :: Enceladus Earth SaturnAttention alien hunters: Scientists have identified a deep sea microbe that could possibly survive the ocean floor of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
If you hate bad body odour, you’re more likely to support Trump :: A person’s response to badly-smelling body odours is linked to whether they hold right-wing authoritarian views, and can predict if they like President Trump
If You Want a Robot to Stop Screwing Up, Hold Its Hand :: We can't trust robots to learn everything on their own. For one startup, the solution is a very human touch.
If You Want to Know How to Stop School Shootings, Ask the Secret Service :: Dozens of attacks have followed patterns that the Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education identified in 2002, following the Columbine attack — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
If You Want to Know How to Stop School Shootings, Ask the Secret Service :: Dozens of attacks have followed patterns that the Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education identified in 2002, following the Columbine attack — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
I'm creating a song using at-home recording tech. First up: the drums. :: Gadgets How does Yamaha's $500 EAD10 sound? Over the next few months, I’m going to explore some new pieces of music tech that embrace change, but also preserve what I love about music making: the human performance…
I'm creating a song using at-home recording tech. First up: the drums. :: Gadgets How does Yamaha's $500 EAD10 sound? Over the next few months, I’m going to explore some new pieces of music tech that embrace change, but also preserve what I love about music making: the human performance…
Image of the Day: DNA Knitter :: Researchers show how condensin complexes organize DNA in real time.
Image of the Day: DNA Knitter :: Researchers show how condensin complexes organize DNA in real time.
Image of the Day: Giant Virus :: The Tupanvirus is named for the South American Guarani God of Thunder.
Image of the Day: Inner Glow :: Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Image of the Day: Inner Glow :: Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs :: The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus.
Image: 22 years of SOHO :: The activity cycle of the sun – where the number of sunspots increase and decrease – has been monitored regularly for around 250 years, but the use of space-based telescopes has given us a whole new perspective of our nearest star.
Image: 22 years of SOHO :: The activity cycle of the sun – where the number of sunspots increase and decrease – has been monitored regularly for around 250 years, but the use of space-based telescopes has given us a whole new perspective of our nearest star.
Image: Hubble finds the calm after the galactic storm :: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope caught sight of a soft, diffuse-looking galaxy that is probably the aftermath of a long-ago galactic collision. Two spiral galaxies, each perhaps much like the Milky Way, swirled together for millions of years.
Image: Hubble finds the calm after the galactic storm :: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope caught sight of a soft, diffuse-looking galaxy that is probably the aftermath of a long-ago galactic collision. Two spiral galaxies, each perhaps much like the Milky Way, swirled together for millions of years.
Image: Snowy Europe :: Europe shivers as a cold front sweeps in from Siberia, Russia, bringing freezing temperatures to the continent. This chilly snap is being dubbed as the Beast from the East.
Image: Snowy Europe :: Europe shivers as a cold front sweeps in from Siberia, Russia, bringing freezing temperatures to the continent. This chilly snap is being dubbed as the Beast from the East.
Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at Olympics :: The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role in the management of Olympic athletes with sports-related injuries and disorders, according to a new study.
Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at Olympics :: The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role in the management of Olympic athletes with sports-related injuries and disorders, according to a new study.
Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at Olympics :: The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role in the management of Olympic athletes with sports-related injuries and disorders, according to a new study.
Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at Olympics :: The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role in the management of Olympic athletes with sports-related injuries and disorders, according to a new study.
Imec pushes the limits of EUV lithography single exposure :: Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology, continues to advance the readiness of EUV lithography with particular focus on EUV single exposure of Logic N5 metal layers, and of aggressive dense hole arrays. Imec's approach to enable EUV single patterning at these dimensions is based on the co-optimization of various lithography enablers, including
Imec pushes the limits of EUV lithography single exposure :: Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology, continues to advance the readiness of EUV lithography with particular focus on EUV single exposure of Logic N5 metal layers, and of aggressive dense hole arrays. Imec's approach to enable EUV single patterning at these dimensions is based on the co-optimization of various lithography enablers, including
Immune system activation in pregnant women can shape brain development in their babies :: A landmark study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on February 26 reveals that activation of a pregnant mother's immune system can affect her baby's brain development. A team of researchers led by Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind in the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, found that short- and long-term brain functioning can be
Immune system activation in pregnant women can shape brain development in their babies :: A landmark study reveals that activation of a pregnant mother's immune system can affect her baby's brain development. A team of researchers found that short- and long-term brain functioning can be influenced by immune system activity during the third trimester of gestation.
Immune system activation in pregnant women can shape brain development in their babies :: Mom's inflammatory response shapes 'wiring' of her child's brain. Similar networking changes linked to autism and ADHD.
Immune system activation in pregnant women can shape brain development in their babies :: Mom's inflammatory response shapes 'wiring' of her child's brain. Similar networking changes linked to autism and ADHD.
Impact of local symmetry breaking on the physical properties of tetrahedral liquids [Applied Physical Sciences :: ]Water and silica are the most important materials with local tetrahedral symmetry. They have similar crystalline polymorphs and exhibit anomalous density maximum in the liquid state. However, water and silica also show very different characteristics. For instance, the density of water varies much more sharply than that of liquid silica…
Impact of local symmetry breaking on the physical properties of tetrahedral liquids [Applied Physical Sciences :: ]Water and silica are the most important materials with local tetrahedral symmetry. They have similar crystalline polymorphs and exhibit anomalous density maximum in the liquid state. However, water and silica also show very different characteristics. For instance, the density of water varies much more sharply than that of liquid silica…
Implantable machines measure heart function :: Scientists have devised a method to obtain critical information about cardiac function — using machines that help failing hearts circulate blood.
Improved Hubble yardstick gives fresh evidence for new physics in the universe :: Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.
Improved method of treating pancreatic cancer :: A heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research.
Improved method of treating pancreatic cancer :: A heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research.
Improving pediatric asthma care is possible :: A new study shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. A physician's asking of the six key asthma control questions can help.
Improving quality of life for people with chronic heart failure :: Patients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study led by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Improving quality of life for people with chronic heart failure :: Patients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study led by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Improving quality of life for people with chronic heart failure :: Patients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study.
Improving quality of life for people with chronic heart failure :: Patients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study.
Improving the quality of high altitude medicine :: Study location, exact altitude and a detailed profile of the study participants are just three of altogether 42 factors which are to be included in any future study, project description or publication related to high altitude medicine. A select group of experts, including high altitude physicians from all over the world, were invited to define which factors were most pertinent for inclusion in the
Improving the quality of high altitude medicine :: Study location, exact altitude and a detailed profile of the study participants are just three of altogether 42 factors which are to be included in any future study, project description or publication related to high altitude medicine. A select group of experts, including high altitude physicians from all over the world, were invited to define which factors were most pertinent for inclusion in the
Improving the quality of high altitude medicine :: Study location, exact altitude and a detailed profile of the study participants are just three of altogether 42 factors which are to be included in any future study, project description or publication related to high altitude medicine. A select group of experts, including high altitude physicians from all over the world, were invited to define which factors were most pertinent for inclusion in the
Improving the quality of high altitude medicine :: Study location, exact altitude and a detailed profile of the study participants are just three of altogether 42 factors which are to be included in any future study, project description or publication related to high altitude medicine. A select group of experts, including high altitude physicians from all over the world, were invited to define which factors were most pertinent for inclusion in the
In and out of glacial extremes by way of dust-climate feedbacks [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Mineral dust aerosols cool Earth directly by scattering incoming solar radiation and indirectly by affecting clouds and biogeochemical cycles. Recent Earth history has featured quasi-100,000-y, glacial−interglacial climate cycles with lower/higher temperatures and greenhouse gas concentrations during glacials/interglacials. Global average, glacial maxima dust levels were more than 3 times higher t
In and out of glacial extremes by way of dust-climate feedbacks [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Mineral dust aerosols cool Earth directly by scattering incoming solar radiation and indirectly by affecting clouds and biogeochemical cycles. Recent Earth history has featured quasi-100,000-y, glacial−interglacial climate cycles with lower/higher temperatures and greenhouse gas concentrations during glacials/interglacials. Global average, glacial maxima dust levels were more than 3 times higher t
In California, autonomous cars are about to start cruising without a safety driver ::
In California, autonomous cars are about to start cruising without a safety driver ::
In Case You Missed It :: Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
In Florida, Flamingos Aren't Making A Comeback — They've Been There All Along :: South Florida's wild flamingo population was wiped out by the plume trade in the 1800s — or so scientists thought.
In Photos: A Look at Titan's Bizarre Seas :: Saturn's largest moon Titan is covered in frigid seas of liquid hydrocarbons. Here's a look at what NASA's Cassini mission found and how scientists hope to send an autonomous submarine to explore those extraterrestrial waters.
In the margins: Why aliens won't use the metric system :: No, I'm not talking about Americans. I'm talking about intelligent life out in the cosmos.
In the margins: Why aliens won't use the metric system :: No, I'm not talking about Americans. I'm talking about intelligent life out in the cosmos.
In This Issue [This Week in PNAS :: ]Wooden tools hint at fire use by early Neanderthals Detail of the handle of digging stick found at Poggetti Vecchi. In 2012, excavations for constructing thermal baths at Poggetti Vecchi, an archaeological site nestled at the foot of a hill in Grosseto in southern Tuscany, turned up a trove of…
In This Issue [This Week in PNAS :: ]Wooden tools hint at fire use by early Neanderthals Detail of the handle of digging stick found at Poggetti Vecchi. In 2012, excavations for constructing thermal baths at Poggetti Vecchi, an archaeological site nestled at the foot of a hill in Grosseto in southern Tuscany, turned up a trove of…
Incinerating trash is not an effective way to protect the climate or reduce waste :: U.S. cities have been burning municipal solid waste since the 1880s. For the first century, it was a way to get rid of trash. Today advocates have rebranded it as an environmentally friendly energy source.
Incinerating trash is not an effective way to protect the climate or reduce waste :: U.S. cities have been burning municipal solid waste since the 1880s. For the first century, it was a way to get rid of trash. Today advocates have rebranded it as an environmentally friendly energy source.
Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time :: Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.
Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time :: Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.
Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time :: Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.
Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time :: Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.
Industrial fisheries in Southeast Asia divert millions of tonnes of fish to fishmeal :: Four countries in Southeast Asia have diverted almost 40 million tonnes of fish towards fishmeal production in the past six decades, as opposed to making it available for direct human consumption.
Industrigiganter erkender: It-sikkerhed skal ind på fabriksgulvet :: En gruppe globale industrivirksomheder, blandt andet Siemens, Airbus og Daimler, er gået sammen i et nyt cybersikkerhedskonsortium, der skal udvikle bindende regler og standarder for cybersikkerhed i industrien
Industrigiganter erkender: It-sikkerhed skal ind på fabriksgulvet :: En gruppe globale industrivirksomheder, blandt andet Siemens, Airbus og Daimler, er gået sammen i et nyt cybersikkerhedskonsortium, der skal udvikle bindende regler og standarder for cybersikkerhed i industrien
Ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disorders :: A new study highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.
Ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disorders :: A new study highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.
Inequality in STEM: A Dive Into the Data :: Injustice and inequality are everywhere. Even the evidence-based world of academic science is not immune. Scientists are people, after all, and are susceptible to subjective biases that impact decision-making and behavior. Though pervasive, this injustice can be difficult to conceptualize, especially for those who have not experienced it first-hand. How do our societal stereotypes and implicit bi
Inequality in STEM: A Dive Into the Data :: Injustice and inequality are everywhere. Even the evidence-based world of academic science is not immune. Scientists are people, after all, and are susceptible to subjective biases that impact decision-making and behavior. Though pervasive, this injustice can be difficult to conceptualize, especially for those who have not experienced it first-hand. How do our societal stereotypes and implicit bi
Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually :: Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent study. For the first time, the researchers show that 3- and 4-month-old infants can successfully detect visual patterns and generalize them to new sequences.
Infectious disease in hoverflies linked to honeybee health :: In research published on 28 February, 2018 in Biology Letters, scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, Oxford University and Cornell University have shown for the first time that viruses that are harmful to honeybees are also present in hoverfly pollinators.
Infographic: From Sediments to Sequences :: How to analyze ancient proteins
Infographic: How Autophagy Works :: Self-digestion is critical to freeing up nutrients and guiding development, among other functions.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender :: Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Infographic: Selective Autophagy :: Xenophagy targets bacterial pathogens for destruction, while mitophagy aids red blood cell maturation.
Inside Bigelow Aerospace Founder Robert Bigelow's Decades-Long Obsession With UFOs :: The budget hotel magnate and inflatable space habitat maker has a unique side project.
Insights into depression could aid development of new treatments :: Fresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies. The study also sheds light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
Insights into depression could aid development of new treatments :: Fresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies. The study also sheds light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
Insights into depression could aid development of new treatments :: Fresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies. The University of Edinburgh study also sheds light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
Insights into depression could aid development of new treatments :: Fresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies. The University of Edinburgh study also sheds light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performance :: Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performance :: Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performance :: Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performance :: Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
Intensity and duration of TCR signaling is limited by p38 phosphorylation of ZAP-70T293 and destabilization of the signalosome [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]ZAP-70 is a tyrosine kinase that is essential for initiation of T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling. We have found that T cell p38 MAP kinase (MAPK), which is directly phosphorylated and activated by ZAP-70 downstream of the TCR, in turn phosphorylates Thr-293 in the interdomain B region of ZAP-70….
Intensity and duration of TCR signaling is limited by p38 phosphorylation of ZAP-70T293 and destabilization of the signalosome [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]ZAP-70 is a tyrosine kinase that is essential for initiation of T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling. We have found that T cell p38 MAP kinase (MAPK), which is directly phosphorylated and activated by ZAP-70 downstream of the TCR, in turn phosphorylates Thr-293 in the interdomain B region of ZAP-70….
Intensive biomass harvest linked to fire ant colonization, decreased invertebrate diversity :: Removing almost all of the woody debris on the ground after timber cutting can open the door to red imported fire ant colonization, according to in-depth studies in managed forests in North Carolina and Georgia.
Intensive biomass harvest linked to fire ant colonization, decreased invertebrate diversity :: Removing almost all of the woody debris on the ground after timber cutting can open the door to red imported fire ant colonization, according to in-depth studies in managed forests in North Carolina and Georgia.
Interacting-heads motif has been conserved as a mechanism of myosin II inhibition since before the origin of animals [Cell Biology :: ]Electron microscope studies have shown that the switched-off state of myosin II in muscle involves intramolecular interaction between the two heads of myosin and between one head and the tail. The interaction, seen in both myosin filaments and isolated molecules, inhibits activity by blocking actin-binding and ATPase sites on myosin….
Interacting-heads motif has been conserved as a mechanism of myosin II inhibition since before the origin of animals [Cell Biology :: ]Electron microscope studies have shown that the switched-off state of myosin II in muscle involves intramolecular interaction between the two heads of myosin and between one head and the tail. The interaction, seen in both myosin filaments and isolated molecules, inhibits activity by blocking actin-binding and ATPase sites on myosin….
International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for practical care :: In order to provide a multidisciplinary forum for research in spina bifida, the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) sponsored the Third World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care in 2017. This special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) presents significant contributions from that conference.
International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for practical care :: In order to provide a multidisciplinary forum for research in spina bifida, the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) sponsored the Third World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care in 2017. This special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) presents significant contributions from that conference.
Internet access for all: How close are we to global satellite internet? :: Which of these do you think will win out? Read More
Internet search trends mirror heart disease patterns :: Search engine queries related to common heart disease symptoms track closely with geographic and seasonal trends for coronary heart disease hospitalizations, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Is a standing desk actually bad for your health? :: A new study finds that supposedly healthier standing desks cause physical pain and slow down users’ thinking. Read More
Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists :: Imagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. Read More
Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists :: Imagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. Read More
Is Eastern Ghouta Worse Than Aleppo? :: The guns didn’t fall silent in Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday—despite a five-hour pause ordered by the Russian government to allow medical and humanitarian-aid deliveries into the rebel-held area outside Damascus, the Syrian capital. It was the second day the besieged area was supposed to experience such a brief pause, but the continuing violence and the condition of the roads means that little to n
Is it even possible to oppose capitalism anymore? :: "Global capitalism and local traditions are no longer opposites, they are on the same side," says Slavoj Zizek. The traditions of anti-capitalist protest are upended by this fact. Read More
Is obesity associated with having a shorter life? :: Obesity was associated with a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of illness and death from cardiovascular disease, and being overweight was associated with a lifespan similar to be being normal weight but a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease younger.
Is School Desegregation Coming to an End? :: Judge William Pryor is likely not accustomed to being praised by civil-rights advocates. The judge is not a liberal lion. A Bush appointee currently sitting on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which serves much of the deep South, Judge Pryor’s writings have been critical of gay rights and abortion protections. His conservative bona fides have, reputedly , helped earn him a spot on President Tru
Is the UK winning the graphene race? :: The scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his work with graphene worries about research funding.
'Is there a doctor on board?' A guide to managing in-flight medical emergencies :: A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides practical tips for physicians on airplanes who may step in to help in a medical emergency.
'Is there a doctor on board?' A guide to managing in-flight medical emergencies :: A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides practical tips for physicians on airplanes who may step in to help in a medical emergency.
It doesn't really matter which smartphone has the 'best' camera :: Technology Most modern smartphones have great imaging devices with lots of marketing attached Modern smartphones cameras are good.
It doesn't really matter which smartphone has the 'best' camera :: Technology Most modern smartphones have great imaging devices with lots of marketing attached Modern smartphones cameras are good.
Italy Scrambles to Fight Misinformation Ahead of Its Elections :: Two explosive stories began circulating in Italy in November. The first was about a nine-year-old Muslim girl who was hospitalized after being sexually assaulted by her 35-year-old “husband” in the northeastern city of Padua. The second concerned Maria Elena Boschi, a prominent lawmaker and member of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s ruling Democratic Party, who was photographed at a funeral m
Italy, China propose solution to Lake Chad's water problem :: It sounds like something from Wakanda, the futuristic African kingdom of the hit movie "Black Panther".
Italy's Messy Politics Are No Longer Local :: MILAN—The same day that left-wing groups and parties held an anti-fascist rally in Rome, protesting the apparent rise of the hard-right in Italy, the piazza in front of the Milan cathedral was filled with energized supporters of Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s League party. The party is best known for its xenophobia and its flirtation with the idea of exiting the euro—and Salvini happens to
It's 2018 and black lung disease seems to be on the rise :: Health There is no cure for the fatal condition. Mining conditions were getting better, until recent trends revealed an increase in black lung disease.
It's 2018 and black lung disease seems to be on the rise :: Health There is no cure for the fatal condition. Mining conditions were getting better, until recent trends revealed an increase in black lung disease.
Iværksætter: »Trykte plastsolceller vil forandre verden« :: Frederik Krebs forlod sit professorat på DTU for at følge en livsdrøm om at producere bæredygtige plastsolceller. Hans iværksætterfirma har 32 medejere, som alle er fra hans tidligere forskergruppe.
Japan firm seeks to spawn salmon farm revolution :: Japan may be an island nation surrounded by the bounty of the sea, but businessman Tetsuro Sogo is looking inland to raise one of the country's most loved sushi fish: salmon.
Jekyll and Hyde and seek :: Researchers have described how a signaling protein that normally suppresses tumors can be manipulated (or re-programmed) by growth factors, turning it into a driver of malignant growth and metastasis.
Jekyll and Hyde and seek :: Writing in the Feb. 27 online issue of Science Signaling, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center describe how a signaling protein that normally suppresses tumors can be manipulated (or re-programmed) by growth factors, turning it into a driver of malignant growth and metastasis.
Jekyll and Hyde and seek :: Writing in the Feb. 27 online issue of Science Signaling, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center describe how a signaling protein that normally suppresses tumors can be manipulated (or re-programmed) by growth factors, turning it into a driver of malignant growth and metastasis.
Jermaine Jones Seeks to Untangle the Genetics Behind Substance Abuse :: Studying pharmacogenetics in lab rodents prepared the Columbia University professor to investigate the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders in humans.
JHU scientists discover how extremophiles flourish in stressful environments :: RNA makes salt-loving microbes known as "extremophiles" highly resistant to the phenomenon oxidative stress – the uncontrollable production of unstable forms of oxygen called "free radicals."
Jigsaw puzzle configuration helps plant epidermal cells withstand high pressure :: Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, epidermal cells with an irregular shape can withstand their internal pressure better than round and other uniformly shaped cells.
John Kelly and the ‘Good Soldier’ Defense :: It came as no surprise to me earlier this month when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered his full-throated support to Rob Porter, a White House aide, who was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. “I can’t say enough good things about him,” Kelly said in his first public statement following the published allegations. “He is a friend, a confidante, and a trusted professional. I a
John Kelly and the ‘Good Soldier’ Defense :: It came as no surprise to me earlier this month when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered his full-throated support to Rob Porter, a White House aide, who was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. “I can’t say enough good things about him,” Kelly said in his first public statement following the published allegations. “He is a friend, a confidante, and a trusted professional. I a
Judging emotion across culture works surprisingly well :: We’re better at judging the emotions of people from our own country, according to research on the vocal expressions of people in the United States, Australia, India, Kenya, and Singapore. In a separate study, the researchers also discovered that Australians and Indians could read each other pretty well despite cultural barriers. When one native inflected differently on phrases, a person from the
Justices seem ready to rule against Microsoft in email case :: The Supreme Court is signaling it will allow the government to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored in the internet cloud outside the U.S.
Justices seem ready to rule against Microsoft in email case :: The Supreme Court is signaling it will allow the government to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored in the internet cloud outside the U.S.
Jysk robot skal servere apps på et sølvfad :: En ny servicerobot skal få alverdens app-udviklere på banen med bidrag til, hvordan robotten kan hjælpe med vejvisning, eftersøgning og meget mere.
KAIST finds the principle of electric wind in plasma :: A KAIST team identified the basic principle of electric wind in plasma. This finding will contribute to developing technology in various applications of plasma, including fluid control technology.
Kan du gøre Gitte gravid? :: Kan du styre sædcellen forbi forhindringerne mod ægget og gøre Gitte Liv gravid?
Kan du gøre Gitte gravid? :: Kan du styre sædcellen forbi forhindringerne mod ægget og gøre Gitte Liv gravid?
Kan utroskab ligge i generne? :: For nogle mennesker kan utroskab være genetisk bestemt, viser undersøgelser. Men det er ikke helt så simpelt ifølge dansk psykolog.
Kan utroskab ligge i generne? :: For nogle mennesker kan utroskab være genetisk bestemt, viser undersøgelser. Men det er ikke helt så simpelt ifølge dansk psykolog.
Kaspersky: Internet of Things bliver snart ramt af angreb i stor stil :: Cybersikkerhedseksperten Eugene Kaspersky ruskede godt og grundigt op i de europæiske elektronikproducenter på Bosch Connected World i Berlin. Internet of Things-enheder bliver næste angrebsmål for ondsindet malware
Kaspersky: Internet of Things bliver snart ramt af angreb i stor stil :: Cybersikkerhedseksperten Eugene Kaspersky ruskede godt og grundigt op i de europæiske elektronikproducenter på Bosch Connected World i Berlin. Internet of Things-enheder bliver næste angrebsmål for ondsindet malware
Katamaran skulle vise vejen til VE-fremtid – det gik ikke helt efter planen :: Da katamaranen Energy Observer skulle søsættes, fungerede to ud af fire systemer ikke.
Ketamine works for female rats, too :: A first of its kind study in female rats finds that a single, low dose of ketamine promotes resilience to future adverse events as it does in male rats. Published in eNeuro, the research addresses a critical gap in understanding and developing treatments for stress-related disorders, which disproportionately afflict females.
Ketamine works for female rats, too :: A first of its kind study in female rats finds that a single, low dose of ketamine promotes resilience to future adverse events as it does in male rats. Published in eNeuro, the research addresses a critical gap in understanding and developing treatments for stress-related disorders, which disproportionately afflict females.
Key inner control mechanism of cell's 'smart glue' :: Understanding of ALS and acute myeloid leukemia could advance with discovery of how the protein nucleophosmin undergoes 'self-interaction,' study shows.
Key inner control mechanism of cell's 'smart glue' :: Understanding of ALS and acute myeloid leukemia could advance with discovery of how the protein nucleophosmin undergoes 'self-interaction,' study shows.
Kids and adults look at words and faces differently :: Young children literally see words and faces differently than adults do, according to new research. Where adults can most easily comprehend a word when they look at it straight on, children need to look a bit up and to the left. For faces, they need to look a bit up and to the right. What’s more, previously undetected changes in the brain circuits responsible for processing words and faces accomp
Kids and adults look at words and faces differently :: Young children literally see words and faces differently than adults do, according to new research. Where adults can most easily comprehend a word when they look at it straight on, children need to look a bit up and to the left. For faces, they need to look a bit up and to the right. What’s more, previously undetected changes in the brain circuits responsible for processing words and faces accomp
Kids can be citizen scientists, too—here's how :: Science You might even make a major discovery. Set up your citizen science laboratory. All it takes is a smartphone and some curiosity.
Kids persistently allergic to cow's milk are smaller than peers with nut allergies :: Children who experience persistent allergies to cow's milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a retrospective chart review.
Kinesiske forskere tester hypersonisk flydesign med to vingeplaner :: Med to vingeplaner kan hypersoniske fly bære langt større last, viser kinesisk vindtunneltest. Flytypen kan teoretisk nå fra Beijing til New York på to timer med passagerer – eller bomber.
King penguins face warming challenge :: Climate change could drive most of the birds' global population from their current nesting islands.
King penguins face warming challenge :: Climate change could drive most of the birds' global population from their current nesting islands.
King penguins may be on the move very soon :: "The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain large breeding colonies" says Robin Cristofari, first author of the study, from the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC/CNRS/University of Strasbourg) and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM).
King penguins may be on the move very soon :: "The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain large breeding colonies" says Robin Cristofari, first author of the study, from the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC/CNRS/University of Strasbourg) and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM).
King penguins may be on the move very soon :: More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear. This is the conclusion of a study published in the current issue of the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change and performed
King penguins may be on the move very soon :: More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear. This is the conclusion of a study published in the current issue of the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change and performed
King penguins may be on the move very soon :: More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear.
King penguins may be on the move very soon :: More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear.
KMD trækker sig fra NemID-afløser: Det bliver for risikabelt :: KMD har set sig nødsaget til, at trække sig fra udbuddet om MitID, dermed er der nu tre udbudskandidater tilbage.
KMD trækker sig fra NemID-afløser: Det bliver for risikabelt :: KMD har set sig nødsaget til, at trække sig fra udbuddet om MitID, dermed er der nu tre udbudskandidater tilbage.
Knotted structures called skyrmions seem to mimic ball lightning :: Skyrmions in a quantum state of matter have something surprising in common with ball lightning — linked magnetic fields.
Kommuner afviser ministerens bekymring for fordyrelse: Nu går vi i gang med letbanen :: Borgmestrene bag letbanen i Københavns forstæder vil uden yderligere betænkningstid sætte gang i at bygge en letbane til seks milliarder kroner uden statens medvirken.
Kommuner afviser ministerens bekymring for fordyrelse: Nu går vi i gang med letbanen :: Borgmestrene bag letbanen i Københavns forstæder vil uden yderligere betænkningstid sætte gang i at bygge en letbane til seks milliarder kroner uden statens medvirken.
Kommuner: Staten hæmmer klimaindsats med solcelleregler :: Reglerne, der hindrer kommunerne i at opsætte solcelleanlæg, bør ændres i nyt energiforlig, så kommunerne ligestilles med staten og regionerne, siger Kommunernes Landsforening.
Kommuner: Staten hæmmer klimaindsats med solcelleregler :: Reglerne, der hindrer kommunerne i at opsætte solcelleanlæg, bør ændres i nyt energiforlig, så kommunerne ligestilles med staten og regionerne, siger Kommunernes Landsforening.
Kontorkrigere og ingeniører: Sid ordentligt og undgå rygproblemer :: Den rette siddestilling er vigtig for at holde en god kropsstatur igennem hele dit liv. Hvis du sidder forkert, risikerer du at døje med duknakkethed, dårlig ryg eller betændelse i overbelastede muskler i armen.
Kontorkrigere og ingeniører: Sid ordentligt og undgå rygproblemer :: Den rette siddestilling er vigtig for at holde en god kropsstatur igennem hele dit liv. Hvis du sidder forkert, risikerer du at døje med duknakkethed, dårlig ryg eller betændelse i overbelastede muskler i armen.
Kritik af klimarapport: Biler frikendes på forkert grundlag :: Vismænd vil frede privatbilerne for at levere CO2-reduktioner frem mod 2030, fordi det koster for meget. Organisationer mener, vismændene ser alt for snævert på sagen.
Kræftens Bekæmpelse mystificeret over kuldsejlet hpv-aftale :: Direktør i Kræftens Bekæmpelse er ærgerlig og forundret over, at aftalen om hpv-vaccination af unge drenge hos egen læge er faldet på gulvet. Det havde været en »helt vildt naturlig« opgave for de praktiserende læger, mener han.
KU skal uddanne fremtidens IT- og sundhedsspecialister i et omfattende tværeuropæisk forskningsprojekt :: På Datalogisk Institut på KU tæller man i disse dage ned til 1. april 2018, hvor projektet…
KU-forsker: Støv i atmosfæren skubbede istiderne helt ned i dybfryseren :: Ny viden om de mekanismer, der sænker og hæver temperaturen, kan være med til at forudsige næste istid, vurderer NBI-forsker.
Københavns Universitets datageneral: Vi starter på en frisk med GDPR :: Det kan være noget hø at lave en databehandleraftale med universiteter i USA, siger Københavns Universitets databeskyttelsesrådgiver.
Københavns Universitets datageneral: Vi starter på en frisk med GDPR :: Det kan være noget hø at lave en databehandleraftale med universiteter i USA, siger Københavns Universitets databeskyttelsesrådgiver.
Køleproblemer fastfryser Vejdirektoratets hjemmeside :: Fejl med kølesystemet i Vejdirektoratets serverrum har lagt dets it-systemer ned. Fejlen forventes udbedret i løbet af dagen.
Lacoste swaps its crocodile for logos of endangered species :: French fashion brand Lacoste on Wednesday swapped the crocodile logo on its shirts for the first time in its history for 10 of the most endangered species on the planet.
Lake Montcortès in Spain reveals the ecological footprint of climate change from the last 500 years :: Oxygen decline in water masses is an environmental problem in lakes and ponds around the world. This phenomenon, which alters the conditions of continental water ecosystems, seems to be linked to global warming.
Land partnerships have high potential to preserve biodiversity as climate shifts :: Conservation partnerships between protected lands and their non-protected neighbors could significantly improve a region's ability to accommodate species migration in response to shifting climates, according to a study published February 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by William Monahan of the U.S. National Park Service and David Theobald of Conservation Science Partners, Inc., U.S.
Land partnerships have high potential to preserve biodiversity as climate shifts :: Conservation partnerships between protected lands and their non-protected neighbors could significantly improve a region's ability to accommodate species migration in response to shifting climates, according to a study published Feb. 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by William Monahan of the US National Park Service and David Theobald of Conservation Science Partners, Inc., US.
Land partnerships have high potential to preserve biodiversity as climate shifts :: Conservation partnerships between protected lands and their non-protected neighbors could significantly improve a region's ability to accommodate species migration in response to shifting climates, according to a new study.
Landscape genetics branches out to help conserve riverside forests :: A team of scientists lead by Dr Ikuyo Saeki of the University of Tsukuba, Japan, examined gene flow in the endangered maple, Acer miyabei, using landscape genetics, a powerful and increasingly popular tool in conservation projects. It involves the integration of population genetics and landscape ecology, in order to examine how recent landscape changes, for example, habitat fragmentation, have aff
Landscape genetics branches out to help conserve riverside forests :: Scientists have examined gene flow in the endangered maple, Acer miyabei, using landscape genetics, a powerful and increasingly popular tool in conservation projects. It involves the integration of population genetics and landscape ecology, in order to examine how recent landscape changes, for example, habitat fragmentation, have affected the genetic diversity of species.
Landscape genetics branches out to help conserve riverside forests :: The conservation of river floodplain ecosystems is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Forests on the banks of rivers or along streams often support a rich and unique array of plant and animal life, due, in part, to the high soil moisture. These areas are important in maintaining water quality, preventing erosion and provide important habitat for wildlife. Many of these so-called r
Land-use and land-cover change shape the sustainability and impacts of protected areas [Sustainability Science :: ]Protected areas (PAs) remain the dominant policy to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services but have been shown to have limited impact when development interests force them to locations with lower deforestation pressure. Far less known is that such interests also cause widespread tempering, reduction, or removal of protection [i.e., PA…
Land-use and land-cover change shape the sustainability and impacts of protected areas [Sustainability Science :: ]Protected areas (PAs) remain the dominant policy to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services but have been shown to have limited impact when development interests force them to locations with lower deforestation pressure. Far less known is that such interests also cause widespread tempering, reduction, or removal of protection [i.e., PA…
Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast :: The largest and oldest Chinook salmon — fish also known as 'kings' and prized for their exceptional size — have mostly disappeared along the West Coast, according to a new University of Washington-led study.
Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast :: The largest and oldest Chinook salmon — fish also known as 'kings' and prized for their exceptional size — have mostly disappeared along the West Coast, according to a new University of Washington-led study.
Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast :: The largest and oldest Chinook salmon — fish also known as 'kings' and prized for their exceptional size — have mostly disappeared along the West Coast, according to a new study.
Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast :: The largest and oldest Chinook salmon — fish also known as 'kings' and prized for their exceptional size — have mostly disappeared along the West Coast, according to a new study.
Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast :: The largest and oldest Chinook salmon—fish also known as "kings" and prized for their exceptional size—have mostly disappeared along the West Coast.
Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West Coast :: The largest and oldest Chinook salmon—fish also known as "kings" and prized for their exceptional size—have mostly disappeared along the West Coast.
Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transition :: An international research team has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has confirmed that this reveals the largest ground state spin attained so far.
Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transition :: An international research team has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has confirmed that this reveals the largest ground state spin attained so far.
Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transition :: An international research team headed by Professor Dr Annie Powell, a chemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Professor Dr Jürgen Schnack, a physicist at Bielefeld University, has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has confirmed that this reveals the largest ground state spin attained so far. It is publishing its new findings today (26.02.2018) in the new Nature part
Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transition :: An international research team headed by Professor Dr Annie Powell, a chemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Professor Dr Jürgen Schnack, a physicist at Bielefeld University, has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has confirmed that this reveals the largest ground state spin attained so far. It is publishing its new findings today (26.02.2018) in the new Nature part
Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transition :: An international research team headed by Professor Dr. Annie Powell, a chemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Professor Dr. Jürgen Schnack, a physicist at Bielefeld University, has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has reported the largest ground state spin ever attained. It is publishing its new findings today (26.02.2018) in the new Nature partner journal npj Qua
Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transition :: An international research team headed by Professor Dr. Annie Powell, a chemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Professor Dr. Jürgen Schnack, a physicist at Bielefeld University, has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has reported the largest ground state spin ever attained. It is publishing its new findings today (26.02.2018) in the new Nature partner journal npj Qua
Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula :: Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands.
Last week in tech: Hey look, some new smartphones! :: Technology Mobile World Congress is here with some gadgets to cure your Olympics withdrawal. Sony and Samsung have new flagship phones. Plus: A robot tried to escape.
Last week in tech: Hey look, some new smartphones! :: Technology Mobile World Congress is here with some gadgets to cure your Olympics withdrawal. Sony and Samsung have new flagship phones. Plus: A robot tried to escape.
Latino parents report high levels of psychological distress due to US immigration policies :: A new study says frequent worries/changes in behavior associated with a 300 percent increase in the odds of severe psychological distress including symptoms of clinical anxiety and depression.
LeBron James and the Frankness of the NBA :: When Laura Ingraham of Fox News recommended that LeBron James and Kevin Durant “ shut up and dribble ” earlier this month, she conjured the standard, insidious argument that athletes should stick to sports . Her remark came in response to an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion, in which the two basketball stars discussed social inequality and the country’s political divisions. In it, James said o
LeBron James and the Frankness of the NBA :: When Laura Ingraham of Fox News recommended that LeBron James and Kevin Durant “ shut up and dribble ” earlier this month, she conjured the standard, insidious argument that athletes should stick to sports . Her remark came in response to an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion, in which the two basketball stars discussed social inequality and the country’s political divisions. In it, James said o
Ledende overlæge roser plan for udflytning af kronikeropgaver :: Det er positivt, at praktiserende læger får et større ansvar for patienter med diabetes type 2- og KOL-området, mener ledende overlæge på lungemedicinsk afdeling. Især er det vigtigt med fokus på spirometri.
Less is more as companies explore shopping by voice :: When the world shifted from personal computers to smartphones, websites had to slim down to work on smaller screens and slower wireless connections. A similar shift to voice-centric services is again forcing businesses to rethink how they present information to consumers—and spurring new efforts to help them do so.
Less is more as companies explore shopping by voice :: When the world shifted from personal computers to smartphones, websites had to slim down to work on smaller screens and slower wireless connections. A similar shift to voice-centric services is again forcing businesses to rethink how they present information to consumers—and spurring new efforts to help them do so.
Letters: Bari Weiss vs. the 'Outrage Mobs' :: Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offense In a recent article on TheAtlantic.com, Shadi Hamid discussed the controversy that erupted over a tweet from the New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, and argued that the left has allowed polarizing identity politics to distract from more fundamental debates. In his article “Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offen
Letters: Is the Munich Security Conference to Blame for the Void in International Relations? :: Witnessing the Collapse of the Global Elite This year’s security conference in Munich, Eliot Cohen argued , was a stark reminder that this class has nothing of substance to offer a world in turmoil. Eliot Cohen is one of my heroes. As a professor, he taught me the value of succinctness; as a friend, he taught me a lot more. I admire him for his historical knowledge and moral compass—and for his n
Letters: The Toll of High-Velocity Bullets :: AR-15 Ceremony PennsylvaniaWhat I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns Heather Sher, a Florida radiologist, wrote last week about her experience in the emergency room after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “As a doctor,” she said, “I feel I have a duty to inform the public of what I have learned … It’s clear to me that AR-15 or other high-velocity weapons, especiall
Levels of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in England estimated to be 20% :: Research published by Public Health England (PHE) estimates that at least 20% of all antibiotic prescriptions written in primary care in England are inappropriate. This implies that antibiotic prescribing nationally should be reduced by 10% by 2020, in accordance with the national ambition to cut levels of inappropriate prescribing in half. These data are published in five articles in a supplement
Lidar afdækker by på størrelse med Manhattan :: En revolution finder sted i arkæologiens verden takket være kombinationen af billedbehandling og lidar-scanninger. Men teknologierne åbner også for misbrug.
Lidar afdækker by på størrelse med Manhattan :: En revolution finder sted i arkæologiens verden takket være kombinationen af billedbehandling og lidar-scanninger. Men teknologierne åbner også for misbrug.
Life Can Survive in the Most Mars-Like Place on Earth :: As one of the driest places on Earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the last places you’d expect a trip to be ruined by rain. Dirk Schulze-Makuch happened to be so lucky. In early 2015, he was preparing for field work in the Atacama, which he expressly chose because he was hunting for life in extreme—i.e., dry—conditions. (On Earth, only the Dry Valley in Antarctica is drier than the Atacama.)
Life Can Survive in the Most Mars-Like Place on Earth :: As one of the driest places on Earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the last places you’d expect a trip to be ruined by rain. Dirk Schulze-Makuch happened to be so lucky. In early 2015, he was preparing for field work in the Atacama, which he expressly chose because he was hunting for life in extreme—i.e., dry—conditions. (On Earth, only the Dry Valley in Antarctica is drier than the Atacama.)
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars :: For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars :: For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars :: For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars :: For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars :: For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on Mars :: For the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
Life Inside Maximum-Security Juvenile Detention :: Marquez Jackson is serving a juvenile life sentence at Bon Air Corrections Center in Virginia for second-degree murder. Jackson lives in the maximum security side of Bon Air. “I get locked in my room every night,” he says. “Everything is about security here. I get searched every time I move.” Jackson will be at Bon Air until he turns 21. “The thing that makes me happy is just visualizing what I c
Life under extreme drought conditions :: The core region of the Atacama Desert is one of the most arid places on earth. However, scientists have found microorganisms there. But it has remained unclear whether these environments support active microbial growth or whether the observed cells were introduced by wind transport and subsequently degraded. Detailed analyses show: Even in the most arid zones of the Atacama a microbial community e
Life under extreme drought conditions :: The core region of the Atacama Desert is one of the most arid places on earth. However, scientists have found microorganisms there. But it has remained unclear whether these environments support active microbial growth or whether the observed cells were introduced by wind transport and subsequently degraded. Detailed analyses show: Even in the most arid zones of the Atacama a microbial community e
Light color acclimation is a key process in the global ocean distribution of Synechococcus cyanobacteria [Environmental Sciences :: ]Marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria are major contributors to global oceanic primary production and exhibit a unique diversity of photosynthetic pigments, allowing them to exploit a wide range of light niches. However, the relationship between pigment content and niche partitioning has remained largely undetermined due to the lack of a single-genetic marker…
Light color acclimation is a key process in the global ocean distribution of Synechococcus cyanobacteria [Environmental Sciences :: ]Marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria are major contributors to global oceanic primary production and exhibit a unique diversity of photosynthetic pigments, allowing them to exploit a wide range of light niches. However, the relationship between pigment content and niche partitioning has remained largely undetermined due to the lack of a single-genetic marker…
Lightning mapping sensor will provide scientists with unique stereo view :: With the scheduled March 1 launch of a new weather satellite, scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are looking forward to getting a unique stereo view of lightning in storms over the United States.
Lightweight hyperspectral imagers bring sophisticated imaging capability to drones :: In a new study, researchers used 3-D printing and low-cost parts to create an inexpensive hyperspectral imager that is light enough to use onboard drones. They offer a recipe for creating these imagers, which could make the traditionally expensive analytical technique more widely accessible.
Lightweight hyperspectral imagers bring sophisticated imaging capability to drones :: In a new study, researchers used 3-D printing and low-cost parts to create an inexpensive hyperspectral imager that is light enough to use onboard drones. They offer a recipe for creating these imagers, which could make the traditionally expensive analytical technique more widely accessible.
Lightweight hyperspectral imagers bring sophisticated imaging capability to drones :: In a new study, researchers used 3D printing and low-cost parts to create an inexpensive hyperspectral imager that is light enough to use onboard drones. They offer a recipe for creating these imagers, which could make the traditionally expensive analytical technique more widely accessible.
Like us, animals look up at the stars :: Humans are not the only species longing for the light of the stars. Animals, too, use the stars as guides to find their way.
Lineage-specific gene acquisition or loss is involved in interspecific hybrid sterility in rice [Agricultural Sciences :: ]Understanding the genetic basis of reproductive barriers between species has been a central issue in evolutionary biology. The S1 locus in rice causes hybrid sterility and is a major reproductive barrier between two rice species, Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. The O. glaberrima-derived allele (denoted S1g) on the S1 locus…
Lineage-specific gene acquisition or loss is involved in interspecific hybrid sterility in rice [Agricultural Sciences :: ]Understanding the genetic basis of reproductive barriers between species has been a central issue in evolutionary biology. The S1 locus in rice causes hybrid sterility and is a major reproductive barrier between two rice species, Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. The O. glaberrima-derived allele (denoted S1g) on the S1 locus…
Link between surface-water salinity and climate change examined :: New research explores the impact of de-icing salt from roads and highways on a local watershed. The findings offer hope for the watershed's future surface-water chloride concentrations.
Liprin-{alpha}3 controls vesicle docking and exocytosis at the active zone of hippocampal synapses [Neuroscience :: ]The presynaptic active zone provides sites for vesicle docking and release at central nervous synapses and is essential for speed and accuracy of synaptic transmission. Liprin-α binds to several active zone proteins, and loss-of-function studies in invertebrates established important roles for Liprin-α in neurodevelopment and active zone assembly. However, Liprin-α…
Liprin-{alpha}3 controls vesicle docking and exocytosis at the active zone of hippocampal synapses [Neuroscience :: ]The presynaptic active zone provides sites for vesicle docking and release at central nervous synapses and is essential for speed and accuracy of synaptic transmission. Liprin-α binds to several active zone proteins, and loss-of-function studies in invertebrates established important roles for Liprin-α in neurodevelopment and active zone assembly. However, Liprin-α…
LISTEN: Dolphins Use Targeted Echolocation To Plan Their Hunting Dives :: Oxygen is a precious resource for dolphins. A new study suggests they use it efficiently by remembering what they learn during a dive, then applying that information to future foraging expeditions. (Image credit: Elizabeth Haslam/Flickr)
Lithium treatment for bipolar disorder linked to lowest risk of rehospitalisation :: Individuals with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of rehospitalisation if treated with lithium, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Psychiatry. Long-acting injections of antipsychotics were also effective, reducing the risk of rehospitalisation by 30 per cent compared with their oral counterparts.
Lithium treatment for bipolar disorder linked to lowest risk of rehospitalization :: Individuals with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of rehospitalization if treated with lithium, according to a new study. Long-acting injections of antipsychotics were also effective, reducing the risk of rehospitalization by 30 per cent compared with their oral counterparts.
Local knowledge says these raptors hunt with fire :: As Aboriginal people have known for tens of thousands of years, some species of birds in the Northern Territory of Australia seem to spread fires intentionally to make food collection easier. “This is not a new discovery,” says Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about these “firehawks.” Firehawks carry sticks already burning from a wildfir
Local knowledge says these raptors hunt with fire :: As Aboriginal people have known for tens of thousands of years, some species of birds in the Northern Territory of Australia seem to spread fires intentionally to make food collection easier. “This is not a new discovery,” says Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about these “firehawks.” Firehawks carry sticks already burning from a wildfir
Locus coeruleus integrity in old age is selectively related to memories linked with salient negative events [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]The locus coeruleus (LC) is the principal origin of noradrenaline in the brain. LC integrity varies considerably across healthy older individuals, and is suggested to contribute to altered cognitive functions in aging. Here we test this hypothesis using an incidental memory task that is known to be susceptible to noradrenergic…
Locus coeruleus integrity in old age is selectively related to memories linked with salient negative events [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]The locus coeruleus (LC) is the principal origin of noradrenaline in the brain. LC integrity varies considerably across healthy older individuals, and is suggested to contribute to altered cognitive functions in aging. Here we test this hypothesis using an incidental memory task that is known to be susceptible to noradrenergic…
Lone Star Long Shot: Science Runs for Congress :: In next week’s Texas primary science-backed Democrat Joseph Kopser looks strong. But he's not talking science to voters — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Loner gas clouds could be a new kind of stellar system :: Weird loner clumps of gas that have wandered for 1 billion years may have been stripped from a trio of larger galaxies.
Long-term value memory in primates [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Every year around Christmas we receive a visitor from the Nordic countries. A hawk keeps returning to a particular branch of a single tree throughout the entire winter, knowing that he will obtain daily treats with little effort. With the advent of spring, he happily returns to his breeding grounds,…
Long-term value memory in primates [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Every year around Christmas we receive a visitor from the Nordic countries. A hawk keeps returning to a particular branch of a single tree throughout the entire winter, knowing that he will obtain daily treats with little effort. With the advent of spring, he happily returns to his breeding grounds,…
Looking for an off switch for celiac disease :: New research identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.
Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines :: No, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that has nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S. (Image credit: Courtesy of Jean Couch)
Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines :: No, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that has nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S. (Image credit: Courtesy of Jean Couch)
Lost cities of the world :: The most intriguing abandoned settlements, from ancient ruins to modern ghost towns Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road systems, vegetable gardens and ball courts. It was a major centre for the Purépecha people, rivals to the Aztecs. Bot
'Lost' City of Atlantis: Fact & Fable :: The legend of a sunken civilization has captivated imaginations for centuries.
Loud thoughts can make the real world seem quiet :: The “loudness” of our thoughts—or how we imagine saying something—influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds, research finds. “Our ‘thoughts’ are silent to others—but not to ourselves, in our own heads—so the loudness in our thoughts influences the loudness of what we hear,” says David Poeppel, a professor of psychology and neural science of New York University. The team found
Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective :: Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complica
Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective :: Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complica
Low-level anxiety can actually boost learning, study finds :: “The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.” — Publius Syrus. Read More
Low-level anxiety can actually boost learning, study finds :: “The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.” — Publius Syrus. Read More
Lupus-like autoimmune disease caused by a lack of Xkr8, a caspase-dependent phospholipid scramblase [Cell Biology :: ]Apoptotic cells expose phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) on their cell surface and are recognized by macrophages for clearance. Xkr8 is a scramblase that exposes PtdSer in a caspase-dependent manner. Here, we found that among the three Xkr members with caspase-dependent scramblase activity, mouse hematopoietic cells express only Xkr8. The PtdSer exposure of…
Lupus-like autoimmune disease caused by a lack of Xkr8, a caspase-dependent phospholipid scramblase [Cell Biology :: ]Apoptotic cells expose phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) on their cell surface and are recognized by macrophages for clearance. Xkr8 is a scramblase that exposes PtdSer in a caspase-dependent manner. Here, we found that among the three Xkr members with caspase-dependent scramblase activity, mouse hematopoietic cells express only Xkr8. The PtdSer exposure of…
Læger ønsker retningslinjer for klipning af tungebånd :: Danske familie rejser i stor stil til Holland for at få behandlet børn med stramt tungebånd. Det får nu danske læger og specialister til at bede om ens retningslinjer for hele landet.
Lækket plan: Fiat vil droppe dieselmotorer om fire år :: Ifølge Financial Times viser en intern plan fra Fiat-Chrysler, at 2022 bliver sidste år, hvor bilkoncernen vil sælge dieselbiler. Andre bilproducenter melder også om et muligt stop for salg af dieselbiler. Samtidig styrtdykker salget af dieselbiler i Europa.
Lækket plan: Fiat vil droppe dieselmotorer om fire år :: Ifølge Financial Times viser en intern plan fra Fiat-Chrysler, at 2022 bliver sidste år, hvor bilkoncernen vil sælge dieselbiler. Andre bilproducenter melder også om et muligt stop for salg af dieselbiler. Samtidig styrtdykker salget af dieselbiler i Europa.
Machine learning techniques show promise for supporting medical decisions :: Several studies being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session demonstrate how the computer science technique known as machine learning can be used to accurately predict clinical outcomes in patients with known or potential heart problems. Collectively, the findings suggest that machine learning may usher in a new era in digital health care tools capable of
Maize fields entice geese to winter in Denmark :: More and more geese remain in Denmark for the winter. They forage in the growing number of maize fields all over the country. Researchers warn that, in the long term, the many geese may cause problems for agriculture.
Maize fields entice geese to winter in Denmark :: More and more geese remain in Denmark for the winter. They forage in the growing number of maize fields all over the country. Researchers warn that, in the long term, the many geese may cause problems for agriculture.
Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiled :: New topological phases of matter have been discovered by researchers from Universidad Complutense, MIT, and Harvard University. They have found a mechanism that enhances the presence of Majorana quasiparticles at the edges of a topological superconductor. These findings open the door to unexpected applications in the development of quantum technologies.
Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiled :: New topological phases of matter have been discovered by researchers from Universidad Complutense, MIT, and Harvard University. They have found a mechanism that enhances the presence of Majorana quasiparticles at the edges of a topological superconductor. These findings open the door to unexpected applications in the development of quantum technologies.
Making smokestack emissions tests better, faster, cheaper :: Smokestacks at coal-fired power plants have sensors that continuously monitor their emissions by measuring the flow of gases such as carbon dioxide, mercury, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides. By federal law, these sensors need to be calibrated every year. They are calibrated with small, portable flow-measurement devices called pitot tubes.
Making the moon: Study details new story for how the moon formed :: Simon Lock wants to change the way you think about the Moon.
Making the moon :: Simon Lock, a graduate student in Harvard's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is the lead author of a study that suggests the Moon — rather than being spun out of the aftermath of a massive collision between planet-sized objects — actually emerged from a massive, donut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock called a synestia.
Malaria parasite packs bags to travel from host to host :: The parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its messenger RNA—genetic material that encodes for proteins—until the parasite takes up residence in a new mosquito or a human host, researchers report. A new study describes the two proteins and reveals an additional role that one may play to facilitate RNA-based interactions between the parasite, its mosqu
Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict :: A herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing human-animal conflict.
Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict :: A herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing human-animal conflict.
Male Violence Is Everywhere :: In the aftermath of a school shooting, one question always stands out: Why did he — it’s almost always a he —do it? Such an event, and its male perpetrator, draws attention to an awful truth lurking behind the “crazy” outburst: Male violence isn’t a one-off, anomalous occurrence, but one more event in a steady drone of violence in homes, schools, and neighborhoods. In 2014, the University of Alab
Male Violence Is Everywhere :: In the aftermath of a school shooting, one question always stands out: Why did he — it’s almost always a he —do it? Such an event, and its male perpetrator, draws attention to an awful truth lurking behind the “crazy” outburst: Male violence isn’t a one-off, anomalous occurrence, but one more event in a steady drone of violence in homes, schools, and neighborhoods. In 2014, the University of Alab
Mammalian development: Blastocyst architecture :: The mechanisms that underlie early embryonic development in humans and cattle are very similar. Therefore, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers argue that bovine embryos might well be a better model for early human development than the mouse system.
Mammalian development: Blastocyst architecture :: The mechanisms that underlie early embryonic development in humans and cattle are very similar. Therefore, researchers argue that bovine embryos might well be a better model for early human development than the mouse system.
Manageable levels of anxiety can help your memory :: Anxiety can help people to remember things, a new study has found.
Manageable levels of anxiety can help your memory :: Anxiety can help people to remember things, a new study has found.
Man-made earthquake risk reduced if fracking is 895m from faults :: The risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from faults in the Earth's crust, according to new research.
Man-made earthquake risk reduced if fracking is 895m from faults :: The risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from faults in the Earth's crust, according to new research.
Map could prevent earthquakes from Texas fracking :: A detailed map of the stresses that act in the earth throughout the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico highlights areas of the oil-rich region that could be at greater risk for future earthquakes induced by production operations. The new study, which appears in the Leading Edge , provides a color-coded map of the 75,000-square mile region that identifies those potential oil a
Map could prevent earthquakes from Texas fracking :: A detailed map of the stresses that act in the earth throughout the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico highlights areas of the oil-rich region that could be at greater risk for future earthquakes induced by production operations. The new study, which appears in the Leading Edge , provides a color-coded map of the 75,000-square mile region that identifies those potential oil a
Mapping nanoscale chemical reactions inside batteries in 3-D :: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new technique that lets them pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion batteries in three dimensions at the nanoscale level. Their results are published in the journal Nature Communications.
Mapping nanoscale chemical reactions inside batteries in 3-D :: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new technique that lets them pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion batteries in three dimensions at the nanoscale level.
Mapping nanoscale chemical reactions inside batteries in 3-D :: Researchers have developed a new technique that lets them pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion batteries in three dimensions at the nanoscale level.
Mapping the neural circuit governing thirst :: Caltech researchers discover the wiring of the circuit in the mouse brain that drives and quenches thirst.
Mapping the neural circuit governing thirst :: There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated or satiated, and how does it use this information to initiate or terminate drinking?
March 2018 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers :: See how well you did.
March 2018 TS Crossword :: Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.
Marijuana for Moms :: Many a meme has been made about “ wine moms ”—mothers who joke online about their love for a relaxing glass of cabernet, or three. But a new drug is gaining popularity with the playgroup circuit. As it becomes more socially acceptable, more moms are using marijuana and its various incarnations to deal with everything from the daily aches and stresses of motherhood, to postpartum depression and an
Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways :: A first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, to understand how they travel the ocean.
Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways :: A first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, to understand how they travel the ocean.
Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways :: Marine animals of different body size, shape and mode of movement, move through the ocean in similar ways.
Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways :: Marine animals of different body size, shape and mode of movement, move through the ocean in similar ways.
Marked increase in cardiovascular risk factors in women after preeclampsia :: Women diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol within five years compared with women who did not have preeclampsia, in a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Martin Luther King Jr. Mourns Trayvon Martin :: For you, son, I dreamed a childhood unburdened by hate; a boyhood of adventure— skinned knees and hoops, first loves and small rebellions; I dreamed you whole and growing into your own manhood, writing its definitions with your daily being. I dreamed you alive, living. For you, America’s African heir, I dreamed a future of open doors, of opportunity without oppression, of affirmation and action,
Martin Luther King Jr. Mourns Trayvon Martin :: For you, son, I dreamed a childhood unburdened by hate; a boyhood of adventure— skinned knees and hoops, first loves and small rebellions; I dreamed you whole and growing into your own manhood, writing its definitions with your daily being. I dreamed you alive, living. For you, America’s African heir, I dreamed a future of open doors, of opportunity without oppression, of affirmation and action,
Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the US :: Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.
Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the US :: Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.
Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the US :: Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.
Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the US :: Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.
Matematisk model guider københavnske bilister til ledige parkeringspladser :: En matematisk model er bedre til at finde en ledig parkeringsplads i København end sensorer, der realtidsovervåger parkeringspladser. Ny parkeringsalgoritme er udviklet i samarbejde med DTU Compute og et israelsk start-up.
Maybe Blue States Won’t Take Serious Action on Climate Change :: As President Trump has hacked his way through Obama-era climate policy over the past year, progressives have spread a comforting story. “The United States has not gone dark on climate action,” goes the tale . The federal government may have left the Paris Agreement, but dozens of U.S. companies and universities are still in . The president may repeal dozens of EPA regulations, but he’s just spurr
McMafia Is a Glum, Brooding Crime Drama :: The defining quality of McMafia , which debuts on AMC Monday night, is glumness. A crime lord sits on a luxury yacht off the Arabian peninsula, as brooding and weary as Nietzsche pondering his book sales. A deposed Russian mobster swigs vodka out of plastic bottles and stumbles hysterically around rooftops. An Israeli gangster attends bacchanalian seaside parties with all the enthusiasm of someon
McMafia Is a Glum, Brooding Crime Drama :: The defining quality of McMafia , which debuts on AMC Monday night, is glumness. A crime lord sits on a luxury yacht off the Arabian peninsula, as brooding and weary as Nietzsche pondering his book sales. A deposed Russian mobster swigs vodka out of plastic bottles and stumbles hysterically around rooftops. An Israeli gangster attends bacchanalian seaside parties with all the enthusiasm of someon
Meanwhile in space: Jupiter looks great and Mars is a dust heap :: Space Here's the most gorgeous space news you need to catch up on. Feast your eyes on these spacey delicacies.
Medic! Ants injured while hunting for termites get help from paramedic-style triage system :: Move over, ant farms—ant hospitals are where the real action is. Scientists studying the behavior of African Matabele ants in Ivory Coast have found that the insects act like paramedics in a crisis, triaging and treating the wounds of their injured peers.
Medic! Ants injured while hunting for termites get help from paramedic-style triage system :: Move over, ant farms—ant hospitals are where the real action is. Scientists studying the behavior of African Matabele ants in Ivory Coast have found that the insects act like paramedics in a crisis, triaging and treating the wounds of their injured peers.
Meet 5 brilliant scientists running for office in 2018 :: At least 60 will be running at the federal level, and thousands for state offices. Read More
Melatonin signaling in mitochondria extends beyond neurons and neuroprotection: Implications for angiogenesis and cardio/gastroprotection [Biological Sciences :: ]We read with interest the paper of Suofu et al. (1), demonstrating that neuronal mitochondria produce melatonin, which upon binding to its melatonin type 1 (MT1) receptor on the mitochondrial membrane (MM) inhibits cytochrome c release, caspase activation, and apoptosis. We commend the authors on their thorough investigation but wish…
Melatonin signaling in mitochondria extends beyond neurons and neuroprotection: Implications for angiogenesis and cardio/gastroprotection [Biological Sciences :: ]We read with interest the paper of Suofu et al. (1), demonstrating that neuronal mitochondria produce melatonin, which upon binding to its melatonin type 1 (MT1) receptor on the mitochondrial membrane (MM) inhibits cytochrome c release, caspase activation, and apoptosis. We commend the authors on their thorough investigation but wish…
Memory as a Creative Act :: Daphna Shohamy , Ph.D., is more comfortable in her lab at Columbia University than on stage in front of an audience. So why did she agree to participate in the 2018 Brainwave series for a live discussion? Because art and science are more alike than they seem, she said, and she wanted to help explain that. The series pairs accomplished professionals with neuroscientists for a themed discussion at
Mentally ill people far more likely to be the victims of mass shootings, than the perpetrators of them :: How do we even define mental illness? Read More
Mere end en halv milliard lækkede kodeord gjort søgbare: Er dit på listen? :: Sikkerhedsmanden Troy Hunt har sammensat en ny liste med kodeord fra datalæk.
Mere end en halv milliard lækkede kodeord gjort søgbare: Er dit på listen? :: Sikkerhedsmanden Troy Hunt har sammensat en ny liste med kodeord fra datalæk.
'Metal Gear Survive' Is the Rebirth and Death of 'Metal Gear' :: The game, built out of re-contextualized art and design ideas from its immediate predecessor, is about the wreckage of 'Metal Gear' itself.
'Metal Gear Survive' Is the Rebirth and Death of 'Metal Gear' :: The game, built out of re-contextualized art and design ideas from its immediate predecessor, is about the wreckage of 'Metal Gear' itself.
Metalens combined with an artificial muscle :: Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. The adaptive metalens simultaneously controls for three of the major contributors to blurry images: focus, astigmatism, and image shift.
Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds established :: By being the first to fully track the changing chemistry of carbon molecules in the air, a Virginia Tech professor could change the way we study pollutants, smog, and emissions to the atmosphere.
Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds established :: By being the first to fully track the changing chemistry of carbon molecules in the air, a Virginia Tech professor could change the way we study pollutants, smog, and emissions to the atmosphere.
Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds established :: Study could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way, backed by data that accurately depicts a compound's behavior over time.
Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds established :: Study could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way, backed by data that accurately depicts a compound's behavior over time.
Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds established :: Study could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way, backed by data that accurately depicts a compound's behavior over time.
Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds established :: Study could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way, backed by data that accurately depicts a compound's behavior over time.
Mexican troops partner with activists to save vaquita porpoise :: Armed Mexican navy and federal police officers have begun riding aboard patrol boats operated by US environmental group Sea Shepherd in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise, the group said Wednesday.
Microbes Could Thrive on Saturn's Icy Moon :: Enceladus Saturn EarthIn 2005, a NASA spacecraft flew past Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, snapping pictures and recording observations as it went. When scientists processed the data, they saw plumes of mist erupting from the cracked surface of the moon’s south pole and into the emptiness of space. The plumes, the spacecraft’s instruments had found, were made of water vapor. Scientists were stunned. Enceladus is sma
Microbes Could Thrive on Saturn's Icy Moon :: Enceladus Saturn EarthIn 2005, a NASA spacecraft flew past Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, snapping pictures and recording observations as it went. When scientists processed the data, they saw plumes of mist erupting from the cracked surface of the moon’s south pole and into the emptiness of space. The plumes, the spacecraft’s instruments had found, were made of water vapor. Scientists were stunned. Enceladus is sma
Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health :: The functional gut microbiome provides an exciting new therapeutic target for treating psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and trauma-related conditions.
Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health :: The functional gut microbiome provides an exciting new therapeutic target for treating psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and trauma-related conditions.
Microfluidic device captures, allows analysis of tumor-specific extracellular vesicles :: A new microfluidic device developed by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital may help realize the potential of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles — tiny lipid particles that carry molecules through the bloodstream — as biomarkers that could monitor a tumor's response to therapy and provide detailed information to guide treatment choice.
Microfluidic device captures, allows analysis of tumor-specific extracellular vesicles :: A new microfluidic device developed by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital may help realize the potential of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles — tiny lipid particles that carry molecules through the bloodstream — as biomarkers that could monitor a tumor's response to therapy and provide detailed information to guide treatment choice.
Microfluidic device captures, allows analysis of tumor-specific extracellular vesicles :: A new microfluidic device may help realize the potential of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles — tiny lipid particles that carry molecules through the bloodstream — as biomarkers that could monitor a tumor's response to therapy and provide detailed information to guide treatment choice.
Microsoft predicts everyone will soon have an AI "second self" to boost intelligence :: Microsoft researchers work to create a digital "alter ego" that will know everything about you and make you much smarter. Read More
Microsoft predicts everyone will soon have an AI "second self" to boost intelligence :: Microsoft researchers work to create a digital "alter ego" that will know everything about you and make you much smarter. Read More
Microstructural origin of resistance-strain hysteresis in carbon nanotube thin film conductors [Applied Physical Sciences :: ]A basic need in stretchable electronics for wearable and biomedical technologies is conductors that maintain adequate conductivity under large deformation. This challenge can be met by a network of one-dimensional (1D) conductors, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or silver nanowires, as a thin film on top of a stretchable substrate….
Microstructural origin of resistance-strain hysteresis in carbon nanotube thin film conductors [Applied Physical Sciences :: ]A basic need in stretchable electronics for wearable and biomedical technologies is conductors that maintain adequate conductivity under large deformation. This challenge can be met by a network of one-dimensional (1D) conductors, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or silver nanowires, as a thin film on top of a stretchable substrate….
Migration research reveals key to declines in rare songbirds :: The annual long-distance migration of rare, tiny songbirds that reproduce in the Great Lakes region and Appalachian Mountains is no longer a mystery.
Migration research reveals key to declines in rare songbirds :: The annual long-distance migration of rare, tiny songbirds that reproduce in the Great Lakes region and Appalachian Mountains is no longer a mystery.
Migration research reveals key to declines in rare songbirds :: The research shows that golden-winged warblers that spend winter in northern South America are experiencing population declines due to deforestation.
Migration research reveals key to declines in rare songbirds :: The research shows that golden-winged warblers that spend winter in northern South America are experiencing population declines due to deforestation.
Military personnel seeking mental health care outside of the military :: A new article in Military Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that military personnel are making extensive use of outside mental health services, suggesting that military health and mental health services do not meet the needs of active duty service members.
Military personnel seeking mental health care outside of the military :: A new article in Military Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that military personnel are making extensive use of outside mental health services, suggesting that military health and mental health services do not meet the needs of active duty service members.
Military personnel seeking mental health care outside of the military :: A new article indicates that military personnel are making extensive use of outside mental health services, suggesting that military health and mental health services do not meet the needs of active duty service members.
Miljøstyrelsen overvejer at kræve erstatning for fejlramte vandprøver :: Laboratoriefirmaet Eurofins analyserede vandprøver fra danske åer og farvande i fem år uden at gøre opmærksom på, hvilken metode, der blev brugt. Nu risikerer firmaet erstatningskrav fra Miljøstyrelsen.
Millennial Viagra Startup Hims Is Now Worth $200 Million :: Less than a year old, Hims has found a profitable niche in treating male insecurity.
Millennials set to be the fattest generation of Britons, research shows :: Cancer Research UK says people born between early 80s and mid-90s set to overtake baby boomers Millennials are set to be the fattest generation of Britons, with 70% dangerously overweight before they hit middle age, research shows. People born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s are set to overtake baby boomers as the age group with the highest proportion of overweight or obese people, accordin
Millennials set to be the fattest generation of Britons, research shows :: Cancer Research UK says people born between early 80s and mid-90s set to overtake baby boomers Millennials are set to be the fattest generation of Britons, with 70% dangerously overweight before they hit middle age, research shows. People born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s are set to overtake baby boomers as the age group with the highest proportion of overweight or obese people, accordin
Mineralogy of potential lunar exploration site :: Scientists have long wanted to retrieve rock samples from the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, and a new study could be helpful in locating an ideal landing site.
Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles :: Researchers first developed a three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and nanoparticles. They used a supercomputer with graphic accelerators for calculations. Results showed that silicon particles exposed to short intense laser pulses lose their symmetry temporarily. Their optical properties become strongly heterogeneous. Such a change in properties depends on particle size
Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles :: Researchers have developed a three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and nanoparticles. They used a supercomputer using graphics accelerators for calculations. The results show that silicon particles exposed to short, intense laser pulses lose their symmetry temporarily. Their optical properties become strongly heterogeneous. Such a change in properties depends on particle
Miniscule flightless birds have lived in New Zealand's wetlands for millions of years :: Fossilized bones of two new species of tiny, flightless extinct birds have been discovered by Australasian scientists in 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments of an ancient lake on the South Island of New Zealand.
Minister ændrer ikke habilitetsregler :: Økonomi- og indenrigsministeren mener ikke, at der er grund til at lave om på reglerne om habilitet. Det svarer han i et brev til regionsrådsformand Anders Kühnau (S), som har bedt ministeren vurdere reglerne.
Minister ændrer ikke habilitetsregler :: Økonomi- og indenrigsministeren mener ikke, at der er grund til at lave om på reglerne om habilitet. Det svarer han i et brev til regionsrådsformand Anders Kühnau (S), som har bedt ministeren vurdere reglerne.
Ministeriet dropper aftale med PLO om HPV-vaccine til drenge :: Sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) har opgivet at nå til enighed med Praktiserende Lægers Organisation om, hvordan drenge, der er tiltrukket af drenge, vederlagsfrit kan vaccineres mod HPV. PLO havde opstillet en lang række betingelser for aftalen.
Ministeriet dropper aftale med PLO om HPV-vaccine til drenge :: Sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) har opgivet at nå til enighed med Praktiserende Lægers Organisation om, hvordan drenge, der er tiltrukket af drenge, vederlagsfrit kan vaccineres mod HPV. PLO havde opstillet en lang række betingelser for aftalen.
Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us :: Humans make huge use of marine vertebrates, but manta rays may pass the self-awareness test and other fish potentially could too. Ethically, where does that leave us? As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to do this as part of my work – and that for the vast majority of people experiencing the under
Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on us :: Humans make huge use of marine vertebrates, but manta rays may pass the self-awareness test and other fish potentially could too. Ethically, where does that leave us? As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to do this as part of my work – and that for the vast majority of people experiencing the under
Missilforsvar, sonarer og krydsermissiler: Danmark opruster :: De danske fregatter bliver omdrejningspunktet for en række store investeringer i våben, som Danmark ikke før har rådet over.
Missing link found between pathways involved in cell development :: A new mechanism that coordinates human development in response to signals from outside the cell has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. Reported in Nature, the study revealed that the SMAD2 and SMAD3 proteins (SMAD2/3) link and coordinate many different pathways in the cell that were previously believed to be separat
Missing link found between pathways involved in cell development :: A new mechanism that coordinates human development in response to signals from outside the cell has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Wellcome — MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. Reported in Nature, the study revealed that the SMAD2/3 proteins link and coordinate many different pathways in the cell that were previously believed to be separate and fine-tune t
Missing link found between pathways involved in cell development :: A new mechanism that coordinates human development in response to signals from outside the cell has been discovered. The study revealed that the SMAD2/3 proteins link and coordinate many different pathways in the cell that were previously believed to be separate and fine-tune the processes needed for embryo development and growth.
Mission to giant A-68 berg thwarted by sea-ice :: The UK-led expedition to the waters around the world's biggest iceberg is forced to turn around.
MLL-AF4, a double-edged sword for iPSC respecification into HSPCs [Medical Sciences :: ]The successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in 1998 (1) and later of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in 2006/2007 (2, 3) led to huge excitement and held great promise to revolutionize several fields, from basic research to regenerative and personalized medicine, as these human pluripotent cells (hPSCs)…
MLL-AF4, a double-edged sword for iPSC respecification into HSPCs [Medical Sciences :: ]The successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in 1998 (1) and later of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in 2006/2007 (2, 3) led to huge excitement and held great promise to revolutionize several fields, from basic research to regenerative and personalized medicine, as these human pluripotent cells (hPSCs)…
Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life Jupiter's icy moon :: Jupiter's icy moon Europa is a major target of astrobiology research as it offers a possible habitable environment. Under its 10 km-thick icy crust is an ocean of liquid water over 100 km deep. Energy deriving from the moon's gravitational interaction with Jupiter keeps this ocean warm.
Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life Jupiter's icy moon :: Jupiter's icy moon Europa is a major target of astrobiology research as it offers a possible habitable environment. Under its 10 km-thick icy crust is an ocean of liquid water over 100 km deep. Energy deriving from the moon's gravitational interaction with Jupiter keeps this ocean warm.
Modern volcanism tied to events occurring soon after Earth's birth :: Plumes of hot magma from the volcanic hotspot that formed Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean rise from an unusually primitive source deep beneath the Earth's surface, according to new work in Nature from Carnegie's Bradley Peters, Richard Carlson, and Mary Horan along with James Day of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Modern volcanism tied to events occurring soon after Earth's birth :: Plumes of hot magma from the volcanic hotspot that formed Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean rise from an unusually primitive source deep beneath the Earth's surface. The mantle differentiation event preserved in these hotspot plumes can both teach scientists about early Earth geochemical processes and explain the mysterious seismic signatures created by dense deep-mantle zones.
Modern volcanism tied to events occurring soon after Earth's birth :: Plumes of hot magma from the volcanic hotspot that formed Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean rise from an unusually primitive source deep beneath the Earth's surface. The mantle differentiation event preserved in these hotspot plumes can both teach scientists about early Earth geochemical processes and explain the mysterious seismic signatures created by dense deep-mantle zones.
Molecular Trojan horse delivers chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cells :: Researchers have discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. Until now, paclitaxel has only been used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. The team was successful in getting the drug to piggyback on 123B9, an agent they devised to target an oncogene called EphA2.
Mom's immune system shapes baby's brain :: The state of a woman's immune system during pregnancy may shape the connectivity of her child's brain, suggests a study of teenage mothers published in JNeurosci. The research emphasizes the influence of maternal health on a child's susceptibility to psychiatric disorders later in life.
Mom's immune system shapes baby's brain :: The state of a woman's immune system during pregnancy may shape the connectivity of her child's brain, suggests a study of teenage mothers published in JNeurosci. The research emphasizes the influence of maternal health on a child's susceptibility to psychiatric disorders later in life.
Moms who co-sleep beyond six months may feel more depressed, judged :: Moms who continue to co-sleep — by sharing either a room or bed — with their infants past six months were more likely to feel depressed, worried about their babies' sleep and think their decisions were being criticized, according to Penn State researchers.
Moms who co-sleep beyond six months may feel more depressed, judged :: Moms who continue to co-sleep — by sharing either a room or bed — with their infants past six months were more likely to feel depressed, worried about their babies' sleep and think their decisions were being criticized, according to researchers.
Monoterpenes are the largest source of summertime organic aerosol in the southeastern United States [Environmental Sciences :: ]The chemical complexity of atmospheric organic aerosol (OA) has caused substantial uncertainties in understanding its origins and environmental impacts. Here, we provide constraints on OA origins through compositional characterization with molecular-level details. Our results suggest that secondary OA (SOA) from monoterpene oxidation accounts for approximately half of summertime fine OA…
Monoterpenes are the largest source of summertime organic aerosol in the southeastern United States [Environmental Sciences :: ]The chemical complexity of atmospheric organic aerosol (OA) has caused substantial uncertainties in understanding its origins and environmental impacts. Here, we provide constraints on OA origins through compositional characterization with molecular-level details. Our results suggest that secondary OA (SOA) from monoterpene oxidation accounts for approximately half of summertime fine OA…
Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure :: Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters. (Image credit: InciWeb)
Moon Is Set to Get Its Own Mobile Phone Network :: A device weighing less than a bag of sugar is part of an out-of-this-world mission that will allow scientists to deliver 4G mobile coverage to the moon in 2019, according to news sources.
Moon Is Set to Get Its Own Mobile Phone Network :: A device weighing less than a bag of sugar is part of an out-of-this-world mission that will allow scientists to deliver 4G mobile coverage to the moon in 2019, according to news sources.
Moon to get 4G mobile network :: Vodafone and Nokia lay out plans to put a 4G mobile network on the Moon in 2019.
More doctors follow the money, more nurse practitioners follow the need :: The rural physician shortage is well-established, and there's the notion that doctors don't necessarily establish their practices where need for health care is greatest — in poor and unhealthy communities.
More doctors follow the money, more nurse practitioners follow the need :: The rural physician shortage is well-established, and there's the notion that doctors don't necessarily establish their practices where need for health care is greatest — in poor and unhealthy communities.
More isn't always better when it comes to health care, older Americans say :: Doctors and older patients may disagree more often than either of them suspects about whether a particular medical test or medicine is truly necessary, according to findings from a new poll of Americans over age 50. Improving communication about that mismatch of opinions, the poll suggests, might reduce the use of unneeded scans, screenings, medications and procedures – and health care costs as we
More precise measurements show West Antarctica ice melt accelerating :: A team of researchers from NASA and several other institutions in the U.S. and Europe has found evidence of ice melt accelerating in some western parts of Antarctica. In their paper published in the journal Cryosphere, the group describes the new technology they used to study ice melt in Antarctica and what they found.
More precise measurements show West Antarctica ice melt accelerating :: A team of researchers from NASA and several other institutions in the U.S. and Europe has found evidence of ice melt accelerating in some western parts of Antarctica. In their paper published in the journal Cryosphere, the group describes the new technology they used to study ice melt in Antarctica and what they found.
More than half of U. S. gun owners do not safely store their guns :: More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners.
More than half of U. S. gun owners do not safely store their guns :: More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners.
More than just a cosmetic procedure — 'tummy tuck' reduces back pain and incontinence :: In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty ('tummy tuck') surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Most breast cancer patients' experiences with radiation therapy are better than expected :: A new study reveals that many patients with breast cancer have misconceptions and fears about radiation therapy, but their actual experiences with modern breast radiation therapy are better than they expected.
Most breast cancer patients' experiences with radiation therapy are better than expected :: A new study reveals that many patients with breast cancer have misconceptions and fears about radiation therapy, but their actual experiences with modern breast radiation therapy are better than they expected.
Most health providers in New York not ready to care for veterans, study finds :: The Department of Veterans Affairs has been expanding a program to allow veterans to use their health benefits in the community rather than relying upon the VA health system. However, a new study finds that only about 2 percent of the physicians and other health care providers in New York state are equipped to provide timely and quality care to veterans in the community.
Most PA students tobacco-free, but vaping and cigarette use still a concern :: Most of Pennsylvania's high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but among those who do use tobacco products, the most commonly used product by middle schoolers was e-cigarettes — also known as vaping — and the most commonly used product by high schoolers was cigarettes.
Most PA students tobacco-free, but vaping and cigarette use still a concern :: Most of Pennsylvania's high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but among those who do use tobacco products, the most commonly used product by middle schoolers was e-cigarettes — also known as vaping — and the most commonly used product by high schoolers was cigarettes.
Most people re-use old passwords (but you don’t, right?) :: The largest ever study of its kind has found that more than half of us reuse or only slightly modify our passwords for different accounts – and that's bad.
Move over RNA, amyloids may be first ‘building blocks of life’ :: A protein structure that is widespread in nature—the amyloid—is theoretically capable of multiplying itself, researchers report. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that scientists currently regard as the building blocks of life. Long thought of as biological aberrations, amyloids are fibrous aggregates of short protein fragments. Amyloids have a bad reputation because they are bel
MSU-based scientists found out how to distinguish beams of entangled photons :: A team from the Faculty of Physics, MSU developed a method for creating two beams of entangled photons to measure the delay between them. In the future the results of the study may be used in high-precision measurements, material studies, and informational technologies. The article was published in Optics Letters journal.
MSU-based scientists found out how to distinguish beams of entangled photons :: A team from the Faculty of Physics, MSU developed a method for creating two beams of entangled photons to measure the delay between them. In the future the results of the study may be used in high-precision measurements, material studies, and informational technologies. The article was published in Optics Letters journal.
Multiple types of delirium in the ICU indicate high risk for long-term cognitive decline :: Critically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are more likely to have long-term cognitive impairment one year after discharge from the hospital.
Multiple types of delirium in the ICU indicate high risk for long-term cognitive decline :: Critically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are more likely to have long-term cognitive impairment one year after discharge from the hospital.
Multivariate resting-state functional connectivity predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for many with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). However, response varies considerably among individuals. Attaining a means to predict an individual’s potential response would permit clinicians to more prudently allocate resources for this often stressful and time-consuming treatment. We collected resting-state functional magnetic reso
Multivariate resting-state functional connectivity predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for many with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). However, response varies considerably among individuals. Attaining a means to predict an individual’s potential response would permit clinicians to more prudently allocate resources for this often stressful and time-consuming treatment. We collected resting-state functional magnetic reso
Mutation explains why some people are more vulnerable to viral brain infection :: Scientists identified mutations in a single gene that impair immunity to viruses in a region of the brain called the brain stem.
Månen skal have eget 4G-netværk i 2019 :: Vodafone og Nokia skal sammen bygge og etablere et 4G-netværk på månen til næste år. Netværket skal kunne sende video i HD fra månens overflade
Naked-eye detection of solvent vapor :: Researchers at the University of Tsukuba developed a sensor based on porous crystalline fibers of a fluorescent dendrimer. The high porosity of the fibers increased their adsorption capacity, making their emission behavior highly sensitive to the presence of solvent vapor. Films of the dendrimer fibers displayed different emission colors depending on the polarity of the solvent vapors they were ex
Naked-eye detection of solvent vapor :: Researchers have developed a sensor based on porous crystalline fibers of a fluorescent dendrimer. The high porosity of the fibers increased their adsorption capacity, making their emission behavior highly sensitive to the presence of solvent vapor. Films of the dendrimer fibers displayed different emission colors depending on the polarity of the solvent vapors they were exposed to. Naked-eye sens
Naked-eye detection of solvent vapor :: Sensors are important for detecting contaminants and monitoring environmental conditions. Fluorescent sensors can reveal the presence of a contaminant according to the change of the intensity and/or wavelength of light that they emit. In particular, fluorescent sensors that display changes in emission color are attractive because such changes may be readily observed with the naked eye, making them
Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks? :: After 3 years of research in laboratories and in contact with industrial partners, the scientists have processed, tested and made available an online platform that supports industries and control and regulating institutions in evaluating potential risks that may arise for the production teams, for the consumers and for the environment
Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks? :: After 3 years of research in laboratories and in contact with industrial partners, the scientists have processed, tested and made available an online platform that supports industries and control and regulating institutions in evaluating potential risks that may arise for the production teams, for the consumers and for the environment
Nanomaterials—what are the environmental and health risks? :: Over 100 scientists from 25 research institutions and industries in 12 different European Countries, coordinated by the group of professor Antonio Marcomini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, have completed one of the first attempts to understand the risks nanomaterials carry throughout their life-cycle, starting from their fabrication and ending in being discarded or recycled.
Nanomaterials—what are the environmental and health risks? :: Over 100 scientists from 25 research institutions and industries in 12 different European Countries, coordinated by the group of professor Antonio Marcomini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, have completed one of the first attempts to understand the risks nanomaterials carry throughout their life-cycle, starting from their fabrication and ending in being discarded or recycled.
Nanomushroom sensors: One material, many applications :: Researchers have developed a new innovative biosensing material for counting dividing cells and detecting biomolecules.
Nanomushroom sensors: One material, many applications :: Researchers have developed a new innovative biosensing material for counting dividing cells and detecting biomolecules.
Nanomushroom sensors—one material, many applications :: A small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen's desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to revolutionize a wide range of processes, from monitoring food quality to diagnosing diseases.
Nanomushroom sensors—one material, many applications :: A small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen's desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to revolutionize a wide range of processes, from monitoring food quality to diagnosing diseases.
Narcolepsy isn’t funny’ – living with a sleep disorder :: The journalist and author Henry Nicholls has been struggling with several sleep disorders for decades, but for many it’s just a joke For a serious examination of the devastating and incurable disability that is narcolepsy , Henry Nicholls’s book, Sleepy Head , is a surprisingly funny account. There is the obvious, if somewhat cruel, humour to be found in stories of people falling asleep in surpri
NASA launches advanced weather satellite for western US :: NASA launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S.
NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to flooding :: Much of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.
NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to flooding :: Much of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.
NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to flooding :: Much of the US Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.
NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to flooding :: Much of the US Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.
NASA space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip :: Once in orbit after it launches this fall, NASA's ICESat-2 satellite will travel at speeds faster than 15,000 miles per hour. Last week, the satellite's instrument began its journey toward space riding a truck from Maryland to Arizona, never exceeding 65 mph.
NASA space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip :: Once in orbit after it launches this fall, NASA's ICESat-2 satellite will travel at speeds faster than 15,000 miles per hour. Last week, the satellite's instrument began its journey toward space riding a truck from Maryland to Arizona, never exceeding 65 mph.
NASA’s huge planet-hunting space telescope likely delayed again :: The James Webb Space Telescope, currently slated for launch in 2019, is facing technical difficulties and budget overruns that might push back its launch date
NASA’s Next Space Telescope Is Running Out of Time :: The world’s next great space telescope is falling behind. The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA ’s successor to the famed Hubble, is at risk of experiencing significant delays in development, according to a new report from a government agency that audits federal programs. Webb is an $8.8 billion project two decades in the making. Last September, NASA announced it was delaying the telescope’s launc
NASA's SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption :: A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research shows.
National trends in drinking water quality violations [Sustainability Science :: ]Ensuring safe water supply for communities across the United States is a growing challenge in the face of aging infrastructure, impaired source water, and strained community finances. In the aftermath of the Flint lead crisis, there is an urgent need to assess the current state of US drinking water. However,…
National trends in drinking water quality violations [Sustainability Science :: ]Ensuring safe water supply for communities across the United States is a growing challenge in the face of aging infrastructure, impaired source water, and strained community finances. In the aftermath of the Flint lead crisis, there is an urgent need to assess the current state of US drinking water. However,…
Nationwide 5G mobile network: how fast will it be and how soon will it get here? :: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint have all recently unveiled plans for a nationwide 5G network in the US. Read More
Native wildflowers bank on seeds underground to endure drought :: Native wildflowers were surprisingly resilient during California's most recent drought, even more so than exotic grasses. To see this resilience, UC Davis researchers of a new study had to look underground to the seed bank. Native wildflowers increased the seeds they stored underground by 201 percent during the drought.
Neandertalere malede verdens ældste hulemalerier :: Fund i spanske grotter dateres til at være skabt mindst 20.000 år før, det moderne menneske kom til Europa.
'Near-religious' marketing fervour grips smartphone world :: With "near-religious" fervour, mobile phone industry players gathered this week at their annual trade fair in Barcelona are vaunting their positive impact on the world even if they are also timidly starting to address fears over the dark side of new technology.
Nedsmeltning af mesterlære efterlader store huller i kirurgers uddannelse :: Simulationsoplæring kombineret med kontrolmåling af kompetencerne udgør den eneste tænkelige erstatning.
Nedsmeltning af mesterlære efterlader store huller i kirurgers uddannelse :: Simulationsoplæring kombineret med kontrolmåling af kompetencerne udgør den eneste tænkelige erstatning.
Nefrologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital får ny ledende overlæge :: Pernille Mørk Hansen er fra 1. marts 2018 udnævnt som ny ledende overlæge på Nefrologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital.
Nefrologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital får ny ledende overlæge :: Pernille Mørk Hansen er fra 1. marts 2018 udnævnt som ny ledende overlæge på Nefrologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital.
Negative childhood experiences can lead people to believe in conspiracy theories :: Belief in conspiracy theories stems — in part — from negative early childhood experiences with caregivers, new research has shown.
Negative childhood experiences can lead people to believe in conspiracy theories :: Belief in conspiracy theories stems — in part — from negative early childhood experiences with caregivers, new research has shown.
Negative childhood experiences can lead people to believe in conspiracy theories :: Negative childhood experiences can lead people to believe in conspiracy theories
NEI Marathon starts Monday! :: Hey folks! As detailed here , the National Eye Institute is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and we’re helping them kick it off with a special marathon and trivia day on Monday. Marathon signups are open now, and here’s a little reminder about what happens during a marathon, if you’re new! Starting at 8 AM EST on 3/5 , you will have 24 hours to grow and complete (in this case) the special
Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation :: Cells in the nervous system can 'put the brakes' on the immune response to infections in the gut and lungs to prevent excessive inflammation, according to new research. This insight may one day lead to new ways to treat diseases caused by unchecked inflammation, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.
Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation :: Cells in the nervous system can 'put the brakes' on the immune response to infections in the gut and lungs to prevent excessive inflammation, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. This insight may one day lead to new ways to treat diseases caused by unchecked inflammation, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.
New advances in medication for muscle disease in children :: Spinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age. That is shown by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
New advances in medication for muscle disease in children :: Spinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age. That is shown by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
New advances in medication for muscle disease in children :: Spinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age.
New advances in medication for muscle disease in children :: Spinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age.
New clues to decline of bees and other pollinators :: Bee viruses have been found in hoverflies for the first time, raising new concerns about disease threats.
New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field :: Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, researchers have extended their record of Earth's magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium. The new data also provides more evidence that the region may play a unique role in magnetic pole reversals.
New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field :: Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, researchers have extended their record of Earth's magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium. The new data also provides more evidence that the region may play a unique role in magnetic pole reversals.
New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field :: Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, University of Rochester researchers have extended their record of Earth's magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium.
New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucoma :: Two distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma.
New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucoma :: Two distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma.
New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucoma :: Two distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma.
New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucoma :: Two distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma.
New Enzyme Makes CRISPR More Powerful :: xCas9 enables more precisely targeted gene editing.
New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima :: Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima :: Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima :: Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.This could mean the environmental impact from the fallout may last much longer than previously expected according to a new study by a team of international researchers, including scientists from The University of Manchester.
New graphene laser technique opens door for edible electronics :: Electronics, the lifeblood of the modern world, could soon be part of our daily diet. In a study appearing in ACS Nano, scientists report that they have developed a way to write graphene patterns onto virtually any surface including food. They say the new technique could lay the groundwork for the edible electronics capable of tracing the progression of foods from farm to table, as well as detecti
New insight into nanopatterning diamond :: The ability to etch nanostructures onto the surface of diamond is expected to have a wide variety of potential applications, but so far etching and patterning diamond at the nanoscale has been challenging, as diamond is highly chemically inert (unreactive). In a new study, researchers have investigated a technique in which an electron beam is used for nanopatterning diamond, with the results offer
New insight on the formation of East Asian flora :: The East Asian flora (EAF) is a key biodiversity hotspot for understanding the origin and evolution of Northern Hemisphere floras. The research from Prof. Sun Hang's Group from Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS) suggest that the East Asian might be relatively young, with most of its clades originating since the Miocene.
New insights into treating a rare leukemia :: Patients with MPAL initially treated with ALL therapy — a significantly less-toxic regimen — were three to five times more likely to achieve a complete remission than AML-treated patients.
New insights into treating a rare leukemia :: Patients with MPAL initially treated with ALL therapy — a significantly less-toxic regimen — were three to five times more likely to achieve a complete remission than AML-treated patients.
New Lawsuit Exposes Google's Desperation to Improve Diversity :: A white male former employee has sued Google for allegedly favoring women and minorities in internal policies—this time within YouTube.
New mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks :: A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician at Queen Mary University of London.
New mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks :: A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician at Queen Mary University of London.
New mathematical framework establishes the risk of dramatic collapses of real networks :: A theoretical framework explaining the risk of rare events causing major disruptions in complex networks, such as a blackout in a power grid, has been proposed by a mathematician in a new paper.
New method extracts information on psychiatric symptoms from electronic health records :: Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed a new method to extract valuable symptom information from doctors' notes, allowing them to capture the complexity of psychiatric disorders that is missed by traditional sources of clinical data. The study was published in Biological Psychiatry. A second study published in Biological Psychiatry applied the new m
New method extracts information on psychiatric symptoms from electronic health records :: Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed a new method to extract valuable symptom information from doctors' notes, allowing them to capture the complexity of psychiatric disorders that is missed by traditional sources of clinical data. The study was published in Biological Psychiatry. A second study published in Biological Psychiatry applied the new m
New method identifies splicing biomarkers for liver cancer :: other cancer types. The Takeaway:Researchers have developed a method for identifying a new kind of biomarker for liver cancer and possibly other cancers, based on spotting variations in the way RNA messages copied from genes are edited, or spliced.
New methods to detect CRISPR off-target mutations :: Researchers have developed a variety of techniques to detect when CRISPR misses the mark
New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration :: S oon after departing the small resort town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the video monitors on the bus come to life. Stars glitter in the night sky, a mystical flute soundtrack lilts, and a narrator’s voice intones: “All that you see around you was at the bottom of the sea.” The Conquistadors named the flat desert basin that formed after the sea receded Jornada del Muerto , or Journey of
New nanoparticles engineered to image and treat cancer :: A Sandia National Laboratories team has designed and synthesized nanoparticles that glow red and are stable, useful properties for tracking cancer growth and spread.
New nanoparticles engineered to image and treat cancer :: A Sandia National Laboratories team has designed and synthesized nanoparticles that glow red and are stable, useful properties for tracking cancer growth and spread.
New online tool gives 3-D view of human metabolic processes :: A new computational resource called Recon3D provides a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites involved in human metabolism. Researchers used the tool to map disease-related mutations on proteins and also probed how genes and proteins change in response to certain drugs. The work provides a better understanding of disease-causing mutations and could enable researchers to discover new uses for e
New online tool gives 3-D view of human metabolic processes :: A new computational resource called Recon3D provides a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites involved in human metabolism. Researchers used the tool to map disease-related mutations on proteins and also probed how genes and proteins change in response to certain drugs. The work provides a better understanding of disease-causing mutations and could enable researchers to discover new uses for e
New research could lead to improved method of treating pancreatic cancer :: A heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
New research could lead to improved method of treating pancreatic cancer :: A heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
New research highlights ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disorders :: A new study, published in the Addiction journal, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.
New research highlights ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disorders :: A new study, published in the Addiction journal, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.
New research illustrates how birds help to produce rare wild chili peppers :: If you've enjoyed some spicy food lately, you might have a bird to thank.
New research looks to reduce side effects in commonly used drugs :: New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
New research looks to reduce side effects in commonly used drugs :: New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
New research reports advances in measuring blood flow velocity in deep tissue :: The first photoacoustic measurements of blood flow using a handheld ultrasound unit that edges acoustic resolution-photoacoustic flowmetry (AR-PAF) closer to clinical use, has been reported by researchers from University College London and the University of Twente. Their work is outlined in an article in the Journal of Biomedical Optics published by SPIE, the international society for optics and p
New research reports advances in measuring blood flow velocity in deep tissue :: The first photoacoustic measurements of blood flow using a handheld ultrasound unit that edges acoustic resolution-photoacoustic flowmetry (AR-PAF) closer to clinical use, has been reported by researchers from University College London and the University of Twente. Their work is outlined in an article in the Journal of Biomedical Optics published by SPIE, the international society for optics and p
New research reveals clearest infrared image yet of the center of our galaxy :: A research team has published a new study lead by Pat Roche, professor of astrophysics at The University of Oxford, and Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio. It reveals a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
New research reveals clearest infrared image yet of the center of our galaxy :: A research team has published a new study lead by Pat Roche, professor of astrophysics at The University of Oxford, and Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio. It reveals a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
New research showed better survival outcomes in one type of heart failure :: A joint 7-year cohort study in both Singapore's and New Zealand's hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. The study set out how two distinct forms of heart failure previously considered similar in prevalence and risk of death, are in fact very different.
New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price :: Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera—accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.
New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price :: Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera—accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.
New source of skin defects in eczema :: Researchers have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. Medical researchers have now shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop.
New source of skin defects in eczema :: Researchers have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. Medical researchers have now shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop.
New statistics reveal the shape of plastic surgery :: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released new data which shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year.
New stem cell found in lung, may offer target for regenerative medicine :: Newly identified stem cells in the lung that multiply rapidly after a pulmonary injury may offer an opportunity for innovative future treatments that harness the body's ability to regenerate. Scientists describe cells that could become a new tool to treat lung diseases across the lifespan, from premature infants to the elderly.
New study shows repurposing leukemia drugs may prevent melanoma metastasis :: Data from a new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that repurposing drugs used to treat leukemia has promise for preventing melanoma metastasis.
New study shows repurposing leukemia drugs may prevent melanoma metastasis :: Data from a new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that repurposing drugs used to treat leukemia has promise for preventing melanoma metastasis.
New study: Snowpack levels show dramatic decline in western states :: A new study of long-term snow monitoring sites in the western United States found declines in snowpack at more than 90 percent of those sites — and one-third of the declines were deemed significant.
New study: Snowpack levels show dramatic decline in western states :: A new study of long-term snow monitoring sites in the western United States found declines in snowpack at more than 90 percent of those sites – and one-third of the declines were deemed significant.
New survey of recent newspaper subscribers shows why people chose to pay :: The decision to subscribe to a local newspaper involves a mix of motives and trigger factors that can be described by nine key 'paths to subscription,' according to a report released today by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
New survey of recent newspaper subscribers shows why people chose to pay :: The decision to subscribe to a local newspaper involves a mix of motives and trigger factors that can be described by nine key 'paths to subscription,' according to a report released today by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
New tardigrade species Macrobiotus shonaicus sp. nov. identified in Japan :: A new tardigrade species has been identified in Japan, according to a study published February 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Stec from the Jagiellonian University, Poland, and colleagues.
New tardigrade species Macrobiotus shonaicus sp. nov. identified in Japan :: A new tardigrade species has been identified in Japan, according to a study published February 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Stec from the Jagiellonian University, Poland, and colleagues.
New tardigrade species Macrobiotus shonaicus sp. nov. identified in Japan :: A new tardigrade species has been identified in Japan. Tardigrades are microscopic metazoans that are found all over the world.
New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits :: Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.
New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits :: Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.
New technique brings us one step closer to mind reading :: Canadian researchers have successfully reconstructed faces from data in brain scans. Read More
New technology may protect troops from blast-induced brain injury :: Researchers have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after a land mine blast. Over the past 18 years of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 250,000 troops have suffered such injuries.
New technology may protect troops from blast-induced brain injury :: Researchers have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after a land mine blast. Over the past 18 years of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 250,000 troops have suffered such injuries.
New technology may protect troops from blast-induced brain injury :: Researchers have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after a land mine blast. Over the past 18 years of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 250,000 troops have suffered such injuries.
New technology may protect troops from blast-induced brain injury :: Researchers have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after a land mine blast. Over the past 18 years of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 250,000 troops have suffered such injuries.
New TSRI method accelerates studies on carbohydrate biology :: Feb. 28, 2018—Nearly every living cell is studded with branching chains of carbohydrates called glycans. Glycans play diverse roles in shaping how a cell interacts with its environment.
New TSRI method accelerates studies on carbohydrate biology :: The breakthrough may expand research on the roles of glycans in human diseases, including cancers.
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models :: Brown University researchers have made a key insight into how high-resolution ocean models simulate the dissipation of turbulence in the global ocean. Their research, published in Physical Review Letters, could be helpful in developing new climate models that better capture ocean dynamics.
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models :: Brown University researchers have made a key insight into how high-resolution ocean models simulate the dissipation of turbulence in the global ocean. Their research, published in Physical Review Letters, could be helpful in developing new climate models that better capture ocean dynamics.
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models :: Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models :: Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models :: Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models :: Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.
New understanding of the elephant genome from both ancient and modern DNA may aid conservation :: A consortium of scientists used advanced sequencing technology to recover complete genomes from both living and extinct elephant species. The paper reveals that gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their history, contrary to previous studies which represented their relationships as simple trees.
New understanding of the elephant genome from both ancient and modern DNA may aid conservation :: A consortium of scientists used advanced sequencing technology to recover complete genomes from both living and extinct elephant species. The paper reveals that gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their history, contrary to previous studies which represented their relationships as simple trees.
New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billion :: Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates.
New UTSA lab addresses pediatric feeding disorders :: Bryant Silbaugh, assistant professor of special education in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, leads innovative behavioral research on pediatric feeding disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the Silbaugh Behavior Research Group (SBRG) Feeding Lab and during home or clinic visits in the community, Silbaugh an
Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increase :: Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers.
Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increase :: Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers.
Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increase :: Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis.
Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increase :: Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis.
New-found stem cell helps regenerate lung tissue after acute injury, finds Penn study :: Researchers have identified a lung stem cell that repairs the organ's gas exchange compartment. They isolated and characterized these progenitor cells from mouse and human lungs and demonstrated they are essential to repairing lung tissue damaged by severe influenza and other respiratory ailments.
New-found stem cell helps regenerate lung tissue after acute injury :: Researchers have identified a lung stem cell that repairs the organ's gas exchange compartment. They isolated and characterized these progenitor cells from mouse and human lungs and demonstrated they are essential to repairing lung tissue damaged by severe influenza and other respiratory ailments.
Newly discovered CRISPR mechanism may help prevent dangerous errors :: researchers at The Ohio State University report that they've figured out the mechanism by which the CRISPR gene-editing enzyme Cas9 determines where and when to cut DNA strands — a discovery that could help prevent gene-cutting errors.
Newly discovered CRISPR mechanism may help prevent dangerous errors :: Researchers report that they've figured out the mechanism by which the CRISPR gene-editing enzyme Cas9 determines where and when to cut DNA strands — a discovery that could help prevent gene-cutting errors.
Newly discovered CRISPR mechanism may prevent dangerous errors :: Even as CRISPR gene-editing technology is offering insights into genetic diseases, researchers are discovering new things about how it actually works.
Newly Found Equifax Victims, Apple Vulnerabilities, and More Security News This Week :: A higher Equifax tally, Apple vulnerabilities, and more of the week's top security news.
Newly-discovered fungi turn luckless ants into kamikaze zombies :: Fifteen more species of “zombie ant fungus” have been discovered, and they all force their hosts to die in creative ways to further their own life cycle
Newly-discovered fungi turn luckless ants into kamikaze zombies :: Fifteen more species of “zombie ant fungus” have been discovered, and they all force their hosts to die in creative ways to further their own life cycle
NIAID unveils strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine :: Developing a universal influenza vaccine — a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple strains, including those that might cause a pandemic — is a priority for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Writing in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, NIAID officials detail the Institute's new strategic plan for addressing the research areas es
Nicotine extracted from ancient dental plaque for the first time :: A team of scientists has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from dental plaque on the teeth of ancient tobacco users. Their research provides a new method for determining who was consuming tobacco in the ancient world and could help trace the use of tobacco and other intoxicating plants further back into prehistory.
NIH researchers find a potential treatment for disorders involving excess red blood cells :: Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have cured mice with Chuvash polycythemia, a life-threatening disorder that involves the overproduction of red blood cells. They treated the mice using Tempol, an experimental drug being studied for treatment of diabetes, cancer and other diseases. The findings offer hope that Tempol or a similar drug may treat polycythemias that affect humans, such
NIH researchers find a potential treatment for disorders involving excess red blood cells :: Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have cured mice with Chuvash polycythemia, a life-threatening disorder that involves the overproduction of red blood cells. They treated the mice using Tempol, an experimental drug being studied for treatment of diabetes, cancer and other diseases. The findings offer hope that Tempol or a similar drug may treat polycythemias that affect humans, such
Nile conflict :: A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.
NIST sharpens the 'Charpy' test for more precise impacts on industrial materials :: A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United States and France had devised a novel, and strikingly simple, method for measuring the way metal reacts to impact.
No art or wood paneling—some law firms work in the cloud :: There's no wood paneling or plush carpet at Culhane Meadows—the law firm's 52 attorneys practice out of their homes or rented work spaces.
No Downturn In Obesity Among U.S. Kids, Report Finds :: The childhood obesity epidemic rages on in the United States, with a big surge among the youngest kids, according to the latest government data. (Image credit: Lawrence K. Ho/LA Times via Getty Images)
No Downturn In Obesity Among U.S. Kids, Report Finds :: The childhood obesity epidemic rages on in the United States, with a big surge among the youngest kids, according to the latest government data. (Image credit: Lawrence K. Ho/LA Times via Getty Images)
No link between current or previous marijuana use and kidney disease, say researchers :: Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with an increasing trend of use among middle-aged and older individuals. However, potential health effects of marijuana use in the general population have not been extensively studied, and little is known about potential effects on kidney function. According to a new cross-sectional study of adults aged 18-59 in the US, there i
No link between hormonal birth control and depression :: The vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about potential side effects.
No link between hormonal birth control and depression :: The vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about potential side effects.
No, heart disease patients don’t benefit from ‘obesity paradox’ :: Obese people live shorter lives and have a greater proportion of life with cardiovascular disease, a new study finds. The study debunks the “obesity paradox,” a counterintuitive finding that showed people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese than people who are normal weight at the time of diagnosis. “A healthy weight promotes healthy longevity or long
'Noah's Ark' seed vault chalks up a million crop varieties :: Norway's 'doomsday' seed bank, which seeks to protect the world's crops from natural disasters, on Monday said it had gathered more than a million varieties as it marked its 10-year anniversary.
'Noah's Ark' seed vault chalks up a million crop varieties :: Norway's 'doomsday' seed bank, which seeks to protect the world's crops from natural disasters, on Monday said it had gathered more than a million varieties as it marked its 10-year anniversary.
Nokia-chef: Nyt hurtigt mobilnet kommer før tid :: 5G-nettet, der skal afløse 4G, rykker hastigt nærmere. Det kan give dobbelt så hurtige forbindelser, og anspore udbredelsen af blandt andet førerløse biler.
Nokia-chef: Nyt hurtigt mobilnet kommer før tid :: 5G-nettet, der skal afløse 4G, rykker hastigt nærmere. Det kan give dobbelt så hurtige forbindelser, og anspore udbredelsen af blandt andet førerløse biler.
Noninvasive skull optical clearing window for cortical imaging :: Researchers have demonstrated a noninvasive approach for creating an optical window in the skulls of mice to image their brains. Prof. Dan Zhu and coworkers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, tested the use of optical clearing agents (OCAs) that they applied to the bare skulls (hair and skin removed) of living mice. After treatment with OCAs, the skull becomes transparent w
Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone away :: Researchers looking at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions found that people who used their devices while out for dinner with friends and family enjoyed themselves less than those who did not.
Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone away :: Researchers looking at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions found that people who used their devices while out for dinner with friends and family enjoyed themselves less than those who did not.
Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone away :: Researchers looking at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions found that people who used their devices while out for dinner with friends and family enjoyed themselves less than those who did not.
Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone away :: Researchers looking at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions found that people who used their devices while out for dinner with friends and family enjoyed themselves less than those who did not.
Not using saline in IV bags would save lives :: Medical providers should stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, researchers say, following the release of two new studies that could improve survival and decrease kidney complications. Saline, used in medicine for more than a century, contains high concentrations of sodium chloride, which is similar to table salt. Researchers say patients would fare better, if they inst
Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators :: Inspired by our bodies' sensory capabilities, Harvard University researchers have developed a platform for creating soft robots with embedded sensors that can sense movement, pressure, touch, and even temperature.
Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators :: Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices has been able to sense and respond to the world around them.
Novel genome platform reveals new HIV targets :: SBP researchers have developed the first ever high-throughput, genome-scale imaging-based approach to investigate protein stability. The method has been used to identify several previously unkown human proteins that HIV degrades to enhance its infection process.
Novel genome platform reveals new HIV targets :: SBP researchers have developed the first ever high-throughput, genome-scale imaging-based approach to investigate protein stability. The method has been used to identify several previously unkown human proteins that HIV degrades to enhance its infection process.
Nuclear quantum effect with pure anharmonicity and the anomalous thermal expansion of silicon [Applied Physical Sciences :: ]Despite the widespread use of silicon in modern technology, its peculiar thermal expansion is not well understood. Adapting harmonic phonons to the specific volume at temperature, the quasiharmonic approximation, has become accepted for simulating the thermal expansion, but has given ambiguous interpretations for microscopic mechanisms. To test atomistic mechanisms, we…
Nuclear quantum effect with pure anharmonicity and the anomalous thermal expansion of silicon [Applied Physical Sciences :: ]Despite the widespread use of silicon in modern technology, its peculiar thermal expansion is not well understood. Adapting harmonic phonons to the specific volume at temperature, the quasiharmonic approximation, has become accepted for simulating the thermal expansion, but has given ambiguous interpretations for microscopic mechanisms. To test atomistic mechanisms, we…
Number of people killed by animals each year in the US remains unchanged :: A new study released in the latest issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine shows that animal encounters remain a considerable cause of human harm and death. Researchers analyzed fatalities in the United States from venomous and nonvenomous animals from 2008-2015. They found that while many deaths from animal encounters are potentially avoidable, mortality rates did not decrease from 2008-2015
Number of people killed by animals each year in the US remains unchanged :: A new study released in the latest issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine shows that animal encounters remain a considerable cause of human harm and death. Researchers analyzed fatalities in the United States from venomous and nonvenomous animals from 2008-2015. They found that while many deaths from animal encounters are potentially avoidable, mortality rates did not decrease from 2008-2015
Number of people killed by animals each year in the US remains unchanged :: Bites, kicks, and stings from farm animals, bees, wasps, hornets, and dogs continue to represent the most danger to humans, according to a new study.
Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival :: People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new, large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center.
Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival :: People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new, large study.
Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake :: New evidence shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low.
Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake :: New evidence shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low.
Ny bog fortæller historien om, hvordan Danmark fik vinger :: I en spændende bog beskriver historikeren Flemming Petersen det danske vindmølleeventyr som det stykke danmarkshistorie, det er.
Ny kunstig hud kan føle, hele og vokse sammen igen :: Amerikanske forskere udvikler kunstig hud baseret på nanopartikler, der kan give os langt bedre kunstige lemmer.
Ny ledende overlæge til Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling på Regionshospitalet Randers :: Michael Tjørnild tiltræder 1. april som ny ledende overlæge på Regionshospitalet Randers.
Ny medicinpose skal forebygge mod fejlmedicinering :: To hospitaler i Region Midtjylland vil undgå et voksende antal af fejlmedicineringer ved at introducere en medicinpose. Det glæder lægefaglig direktør, der mener, at poserne er den rette løsning.
Ny medicinpose skal forebygge mod fejlmedicinering :: To hospitaler i Region Midtjylland vil undgå et voksende antal af fejlmedicineringer ved at introducere en medicinpose. Det glæder lægefaglig direktør, der mener, at poserne er den rette løsning.
Ny vejledning om sundhedsaftaler sendt i høring :: En ny vejledning om sundhedsaftaler og sundhedskoordinationsudvalg skal styrke samarbejdet i sundhedsvæsenet og bane vejen for mindre bureaukrati og administration.
Ny vejledning om sundhedsaftaler sendt i høring :: En ny vejledning om sundhedsaftaler og sundhedskoordinationsudvalg skal styrke samarbejdet i sundhedsvæsenet og bane vejen for mindre bureaukrati og administration.
Nye legoklodser skal fremstilles af sukkerrør :: Legoæsker vil fremover have grønne palmeblade og træer, der er lavet af bioplast fremstillet af sukkerrør, men det er kun få af klodsgigantens varer, der kan gøres grønne.
Nye retningslinjer om efteruddannelse vækker glæde i medicinalfirma :: Danske Regioners nye retningslinjer om lægers efteruddannelse betyder, at industriens sponsorater nu kommer til at indgå i en pulje, som hospitalsledelsen skal administrere. Det glæder general manager i LEO Pharma Nordic.
Nye retningslinjer om efteruddannelse vækker glæde i medicinalfirma :: Danske Regioners nye retningslinjer om lægers efteruddannelse betyder, at industriens sponsorater nu kommer til at indgå i en pulje, som hospitalsledelsen skal administrere. Det glæder general manager i LEO Pharma Nordic.
Nye software-tilbud vælter ind i din bil :: Bilproducenter vil gerne tilbyde meget mere end transport fra A til B. Derfor skal bilerne være forbundet til internettet.
Nye software-tilbud vælter ind i din bil :: Bilproducenter vil gerne tilbyde meget mere end transport fra A til B. Derfor skal bilerne være forbundet til internettet.
Nyt grej på teleskoper skal veje fjerne planeter :: Måling af bevægelser i skildpaddetempo billioner af kilometer væk. Det er vejen til at opdage og finde massen på jordlignende planeter.
Nyt professorat vil fokusere på hjertehormoner :: Overlæge Jens Peter Gøtze tiltræder nyt professorat med visionen om at styrke kardiovaskulær endokrinologi som en tværfaglig disciplin.
Nyt professorat vil fokusere på hjertehormoner :: Overlæge Jens Peter Gøtze tiltræder nyt professorat med visionen om at styrke kardiovaskulær endokrinologi som en tværfaglig disciplin.
Obesity could be linked to early childhood behavior :: Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic.
Obesity could be linked to early childhood behavior :: Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic.
Obesity could be linked to early childhood behavior :: New research has found that it is generally a combination of unhealthy behaviors among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood.
Obesity not a risk factor for acute respiratory illnesses, study finds :: Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for more-severe cases of the flu, a new study found that it is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the flu, in children or adults.
Obesity not a risk factor for acute respiratory illnesses, study finds :: Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for more-severe cases of the flu, a new study found that it is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the flu, in children or adults.
'Obesity paradox' debunked :: A new study debunks the 'obesity paradox,' a counterintuitive finding that showed people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese compared with people who are normal weight at the time of diagnosis. Obese people live shorter lives and have a greater proportion of life with cardiovascular disease, the study reports.
'Obesity paradox' debunked :: A new study debunks the 'obesity paradox,' a counterintuitive finding that showed people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese compared with people who are normal weight at the time of diagnosis. Obese people live shorter lives and have a greater proportion of life with cardiovascular disease, the study reports.
Ocean around Galápagos Islands has been warming for decades :: The ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to new research. The finding surprised the research team, because the sparse instrumental records for sea surface temperature for that part of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean did not show warming. “People didn’t know that the Galápagos or eastern Pacific was warming. People theorized or suggested it was cooling,
Ocean around Galápagos Islands has been warming for decades :: The ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to new research. The finding surprised the research team, because the sparse instrumental records for sea surface temperature for that part of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean did not show warming. “People didn’t know that the Galápagos or eastern Pacific was warming. People theorized or suggested it was cooling,
Ohio State study reveals no link between hormonal birth control and depression :: The vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about potential side effects.
Ohio State study reveals no link between hormonal birth control and depression :: The vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about potential side effects.
OK-forhandlingerne er brudt totalt sammen :: Overenskomstforhandlinger for alle offentlige ansatte er brudt sammen, efter forhandlinger på det regionale område også brød sammen i går eftermiddags.
OK-forhandlingerne forventes at bryde fuldstændig sammen :: Formanden for Yngre Læger forventer med stor sandsynlighed, at overenskomstforhandlingerne på det regionale område bryder sammen i eftermiddag. Og udvalgte lægegrupper forventes at blive berørt af en mulig strejke.
OK-forhandlingerne forventes at bryde fuldstændig sammen :: Formanden for Yngre Læger forventer med stor sandsynlighed, at overenskomstforhandlingerne på det regionale område bryder sammen i eftermiddag. Og udvalgte lægegrupper forventes at blive berørt af en mulig strejke.
Old tech firms could be poised to make a comeback ::
Old tech firms could be poised to make a comeback ::
Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Humans :: The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Humans :: The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern Humans :: The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern Humans :: The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
'Oldest tattoo' found on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies :: Researchers discover the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two mummies from Egypt.
Oldest Tattooed Woman Is an Egyptian Mummy :: An archaeologist who followed a hunch has discovered the oldest figural tattoos in the world on the bodies of two 5,000-year-old mummies from Egypt.
Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science :: Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Do they really work? We look at the evidence. (Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images )
On swollen butts, mouth sacs, and other sexual preferences in the animal kingdom :: Animals Just a gallery of weird lookin’ animals to brighten your day. Sexual preferences are usually best kept between you and your partners. Unfortunately for most animals, though, evolution has made their sexual preferences known to the…
On swollen butts, mouth sacs, and other sexual preferences in the animal kingdom :: Animals Just a gallery of weird lookin’ animals to brighten your day. Sexual preferences are usually best kept between you and your partners. Unfortunately for most animals, though, evolution has made their sexual preferences known to the…
On the folding of a structurally complex protein to its metastable active state [Chemistry :: ]For successful protease inhibition, the reactive center loop (RCL) of the two-domain serine protease inhibitor, α1-antitrypsin (α1-AT), needs to remain exposed in a metastable active conformation. The α1-AT RCL is sequestered in a β-sheet in the stable latent conformation. Thus, to be functional, α1-AT must always fold to a metastable…
On the folding of a structurally complex protein to its metastable active state [Chemistry :: ]For successful protease inhibition, the reactive center loop (RCL) of the two-domain serine protease inhibitor, α1-antitrypsin (α1-AT), needs to remain exposed in a metastable active conformation. The α1-AT RCL is sequestered in a β-sheet in the stable latent conformation. Thus, to be functional, α1-AT must always fold to a metastable…
On the other hand… |Tim Adams :: It’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for a listening revolution In the past week, the spectacle of the American gun lobby facing down the bereaved families of Parkland, Florida , has been difficult to watch. So close to the latest tragedy, the insistence on the sanctity of the right to bear
One Simple Way Trump Can Get the Economic Growth He Wants :: The Trump administration’s latest budget, which was released in mid-February, projects 3 percent annual GDP growth for much of the next decade. Most economists consider that forecast to be somewhere between wildly optimistic and historically absurd . Why? Because consistent 3 percent growth, while the norm for countries like China and India, is exquisitely rare among developed economies. The aver
One Simple Way Trump Can Get the Economic Growth He Wants :: The Trump administration’s latest budget, which was released in mid-February, projects 3 percent annual GDP growth for much of the next decade. Most economists consider that forecast to be somewhere between wildly optimistic and historically absurd . Why? Because consistent 3 percent growth, while the norm for countries like China and India, is exquisitely rare among developed economies. The aver
Online Support for the Parkland Shooting Survivors Tops This Week's Internet News :: Students have taken the gun control to debate to a new level online and off.
Only 25 percent of women receive appropriate advice on pregnancy weight gain :: A new study of the role of healthcare provider recommendations on weight gain during pregnancy showed that while provider advice did influence gestational weight gain, only about one in four women received appropriate advice and another 25 percent received no advice.
Only 25 percent of women receive appropriate advice on pregnancy weight gain :: A new study of the role of healthcare provider recommendations on weight gain during pregnancy showed that while provider advice did influence gestational weight gain, only about one in four women received appropriate advice and another 25 percent received no advice.
Opinion: How to bring science and technology expertise to state governments [Political Sciences :: ]Science and technology (S&T) are increasingly integrated with all aspects of society. As a result, the ability to evaluate scientific information becomes ever more critical for policy and governing decisions. But such information is complex, and it can be misunderstood, distorted, or mischaracterized. The scientific community can help ensure that…
Opinion: How to bring science and technology expertise to state governments [Political Sciences :: ]Science and technology (S&T) are increasingly integrated with all aspects of society. As a result, the ability to evaluate scientific information becomes ever more critical for policy and governing decisions. But such information is complex, and it can be misunderstood, distorted, or mischaracterized. The scientific community can help ensure that…
Opioid abuse leads to heroin use and a hepatitis C epidemic, researcher says :: Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it much sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a new study shows. As more people use opioids, many switch to heroin because it's more potent and cheaper — a trend that complicates disease prevention as health officials crack down on opioids.
Opioid crisis affects children and teens too — Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics outlines strategies to reduce opioid prescribing :: Children and adolescents undergoing surgery can be swept up in the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to a review and update in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, official journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Optical distance measurement at record-high speed :: Microresonator-based optical frequency combs enable highly-precise optical distance ranging at a rate of 100 million measurements per second – publication in Science: Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet pro
Optical distance measurement at record-high speed :: Microresonator-based optical frequency combs enable highly-precise optical distance ranging at a rate of 100 million measurements per second – publication in Science: Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet pro
Optical distance measurement at record-high speed :: Scientists have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet profile with micrometer accuracy. The experiment relied on a soliton frequency comb generated in a chip-based optical microresonator made from silicon nitride. Potential applications comprise real-time 3D cameras based on highly precise and compact LIDAR systems.
Optical distance measurement at record-high speed :: Scientists have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet profile with micrometer accuracy. The experiment relied on a soliton frequency comb generated in a chip-based optical microresonator made from silicon nitride. Potential applications comprise real-time 3D cameras based on highly precise and compact LIDAR systems.
Optical distance measurement at record-high speed :: Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet profile with micrometer accuracy. The experiment relied on a soliton frequency comb generated in a chip-based optical microresonator made from silicon nitride. Potential
Optical distance measurement at record-high speed :: Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet profile with micrometer accuracy. The experiment relied on a soliton frequency comb generated in a chip-based optical microresonator made from silicon nitride. Potential
Optical emission of two-dimensional arsenic sulfide prepared in plasma :: Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, there has been a rapidly growing interest among scientists in the study of 2-D materials 'beyond graphene'. In the family of chalcogenide materials, 2-D-layered transition-metal dichalcogenides demonstrate excellent electronic and optical properties, outstanding mechanical flexibility, and exceptional catalytic performance. At the same time, chalcogenides l
Optical emission of two-dimensional arsenic sulfide prepared in plasma :: Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, there has been a rapidly growing interest among scientists in the study of 2-D materials 'beyond graphene'. In the family of chalcogenide materials, 2-D-layered transition-metal dichalcogenides demonstrate excellent electronic and optical properties, outstanding mechanical flexibility, and exceptional catalytic performance. At the same time, chalcogenides l
Optical emission of two-dimensional arsenic sulfide prepared in plasma :: Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, there has been a rapidly growing interest among scientists in the study of 2-D materials beyond graphene. In the family of chalcogenide materials, 2-D-layered transition-metal dichalcogenides demonstrate excellent electronic and optical properties, outstanding mechanical flexibility, and exceptional catalytic performance. At the same time, chalcogenides lik
Optical properties of two-dimensional materials for potential advancements to infrared technology :: University of Arkansas researchers have studied the optical characteristics of a special type of material made of a single layer of phosphorus atoms for the benefit of detecting and interacting with infrared light, which is invisible not only to the human eye but to many other materials proposed for use in optoelectronic systems.
Optical properties of two-dimensional materials for potential advancements to infrared technology :: University of Arkansas researchers have studied the optical characteristics of a special type of material made of a single layer of phosphorus atoms for the benefit of detecting and interacting with infrared light, which is invisible not only to the human eye but to many other materials proposed for use in optoelectronic systems.
Origami-inspired, on-demand deployable and collapsible mechanical metamaterials with tunable stiffness [Engineering :: ]Origami has been employed to build deployable mechanical metamaterials through folding and unfolding along the crease lines. Deployable metamaterials are usually flexible, particularly along their deploying and collapsing directions, which unfortunately in many cases leads to an unstable deployed state, i.e., small perturbations may collapse the structure along the same…
Origami-inspired, on-demand deployable and collapsible mechanical metamaterials with tunable stiffness [Engineering :: ]Origami has been employed to build deployable mechanical metamaterials through folding and unfolding along the crease lines. Deployable metamaterials are usually flexible, particularly along their deploying and collapsing directions, which unfortunately in many cases leads to an unstable deployed state, i.e., small perturbations may collapse the structure along the same…
Our closest neighboring star system sounds like a terrible place to live :: Space Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation. We'd hoped to find life on our closest exoplanet, but the massive stellar flares might pose a bit of a problem.
Our cousins chimps and bonobos use similar sign languages :: Despite diverging a million years ago, chimps and bonobos use a very similar sign language, suggesting the meanings of their gestures may have a biological basis
Our cousins chimps and bonobos use similar sign languages :: Despite diverging a million years ago, chimps and bonobos use a very similar sign language, suggesting the meanings of their gestures may have a biological basis
Our reactions to odor reveal our political attitudes, survey suggests :: People who are easily disgusted by body odors are also drawn to authoritarian political leaders. A survey showed a strong connection between supporting a society led by a despotic leader and being sensitive to body odors like sweat or urine. It might come from a deep-seated instinct to avoid infectious diseases.
Our reactions to odor reveal our political attitudes :: People who are easily disgusted by body odors are also drawn to authoritarian political leaders. A survey showed a strong connection between supporting a society led by a despotic leader and being sensitive to body odors like sweat or urine. It might come from a deep-seated instinct to avoid infectious diseases.
Our reactions to odor reveal our political attitudes :: People who are easily disgusted by body odours are also drawn to authoritarian political leaders. A survey showed a strong connection between supporting a society led by a despotic leader and being sensitive to body odours like sweat or urine. It might come from a deep-seated instinct to avoid infectious diseases. "There was a solid connection between how strongly someone was disgusted by smells a
Over years, depression changes the brain, new CAMH study shows :: New brain imaging research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that the brain alters after years of persistent depression, suggesting the need to change how we think about depression as it progresses.
Over years, depression changes the brain, new CAMH study shows :: New brain imaging research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that the brain alters after years of persistent depression, suggesting the need to change how we think about depression as it progresses.
Overset forklaring på ufrivillig barnløshed: "Vi må helt ind i sædcellernes dna for at finde svar" :: Nyt projekt på fertilitetklinik i Skive skal kaste lys over sædcellens indre.
Overset forklaring på ufrivillig barnløshed: "Vi må helt ind i sædcellernes dna for at finde svar" :: Nyt projekt på fertilitetklinik i Skive skal kaste lys over sædcellens indre.
Oxidation of dCTP contributes to antibiotic lethality in stationary-phase mycobacteria [Microbiology :: ]Growing evidence shows that generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from antibiotic-induced metabolic perturbation contribute to antibiotic lethality. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms by which antibiotic-induced oxidative stress actually kills cells remains elusive. Here, we show that oxidation of dCTP underlies ROS-mediated antibiotic lethality via induction of DNA…
Oxidation of dCTP contributes to antibiotic lethality in stationary-phase mycobacteria [Microbiology :: ]Growing evidence shows that generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from antibiotic-induced metabolic perturbation contribute to antibiotic lethality. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms by which antibiotic-induced oxidative stress actually kills cells remains elusive. Here, we show that oxidation of dCTP underlies ROS-mediated antibiotic lethality via induction of DNA…
Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult faces :: In a new study from the University of Tampere in Finland, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants.
Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult faces :: In a new study from the University of Tampere in Finland, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants.
Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult faces :: In a new study, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants.
Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult faces :: In a new study, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants.
Pakistan aims to revive glory of ancient Mughal city Lahore :: Perched on scaffolding, restoration experts chip away at decades of grime and repair broken mosaic tiles in a bid to save the colossal murals depicting historic battles and regal ceremonies on the walls of Lahore fort.
Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past :: Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes :: The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos :: After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania's Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Parts of Ramses II statue found in southern Egypt :: Egypt says archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan.
Parts of Ramses II statue found in southern Egypt :: Egypt says archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan.
Parts of the Arctic Spiked to 45 Degrees Above Normal :: In December, a team of U.S. government scientists released a “report card” on the Arctic. Their top conclusion was pithy, comprehensive, and bleak. The Arctic, they said , “shows no sign of returning to [the] reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” Now, it’s almost like the environment is trying to prove them right. Though the sun hasn’t shone on the central Arctic for more than four mont
Parts of the Arctic Spiked to 45 Degrees Above Normal :: In December, a team of U.S. government scientists released a “report card” on the Arctic. Their top conclusion was pithy, comprehensive, and bleak. The Arctic, they said , “shows no sign of returning to [the] reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” Now, it’s almost like the environment is trying to prove them right. Though the sun hasn’t shone on the central Arctic for more than four mont
Parts pulled from Japan bullet trains over crack fears :: The Japanese company behind the country's iconic bullet trains said Wednesday it had supplied nearly 150 faulty wheel parts that could crack and potentially cause a derailment.
Parts Suppliers Call for Cleaner Cars, Splitting With Their Main Customers: Automakers :: Car-parts makers spoke out against a Trump administration plan to review and potentially weaken tailpipe pollution rules.
Party Served Wild Boar Meat, and Guests Got This Rare Infection :: A party in Northern California served a traditional raw pork dish, but then a dozen guests wound up sick.
Passionate Moms Take On Scott Pruitt, Air Pollution and Climate :: “Moms Clean Air Force” has mobilized more than 1 million parents to press lawmakers at all levels of government — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Past sea level changes may provide clues for the future :: Sea level variations on the Great Barrier Reef linked to global temperature changes thousands of years ago may help predict future changes, a new University of Queensland study has revealed.
Pathology after Chlamydia trachomatis infection is driven by nonprotective immune cells that are distinct from protective populations [Microbiology :: ]Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis drives severe mucosal immunopathology; however, the immune responses that are required for mediating pathology vs. protection are not well understood. Here, we employed a mouse model to identify immune responses required for C. trachomatis-induced upper genital tract pathology and to determine whether these responses are also…
Pathology after Chlamydia trachomatis infection is driven by nonprotective immune cells that are distinct from protective populations [Microbiology :: ]Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis drives severe mucosal immunopathology; however, the immune responses that are required for mediating pathology vs. protection are not well understood. Here, we employed a mouse model to identify immune responses required for C. trachomatis-induced upper genital tract pathology and to determine whether these responses are also…
Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price. :: Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.
Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests :: Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and sex, according to a new report.
Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests :: Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Patients with head injuries do better when treated by trauma centers, even if it means bypassing other hospitals :: Patients who sustain severe head injuries tend to have better outcomes if they are taken to a designated trauma center, but 44 percent of them are first taken to hospitals without these specialized care capabilities, according to new research.
Patricia Lindop obituary :: Physician who researched the effects of nuclear radiation and in the cold war years reached the peak of the new profession of radiobiology Patricia Lindop, who has died aged 87, was one of Europe’s most brilliant medical radiobiologists and a physician driven as much by compassion and wisdom as by natural skill. As well as setting up the medical radiobiology department at St Bartholomew’s hospital
Paul Allen Wants to Teach Machines Common Sense :: The Microsoft co-founder will give $125 million to his nonprofit research lab to help develop technology that adds common sense to artificial intelligence.
Paul Manafort's Fate Is Sealed :: There should be no denying Paul Manafort’s fate. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s list of charges keeps on swelling—a repeatedly amended compendium of malfeasance that is now so long and so pointillistic that it could be only defused by a world-historic prosecutorial gaffe. Despite this seeming comprehensiveness, each fresh filing in court contains a moment where the special prosecutor winks at h
Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber :: Efforts to protect tropical forests in Southeast Asia for the carbon they store may fail because protection payments are too low. A new study finds that schemes designed to protect tropical forests from clearance based on the carbon they store do not pay enough to compete financially with potential profits from rubber plantations. Without increased financial compensation for forest carbon credits,
Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber :: Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber plantations
Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens :: The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older. (Image credit: Johner Bildbyra/Getty Images)
Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens :: The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older. (Image credit: Johner Bildbyra/Getty Images)
Penguin supercolony discovered in Antarctica :: Scientists have found a penguin supercolony living on tiny, remote Antarctic islands.
Penn Museum uses the latest in science to conserve the most ancient of artifacts :: The graceful ceramic pedestal was coated with a thin layer of dirt, some of it perhaps lodged in the artifact's clay pores for thousands of years.
Penn Museum uses the latest in science to conserve the most ancient of artifacts :: The graceful ceramic pedestal was coated with a thin layer of dirt, some of it perhaps lodged in the artifact's clay pores for thousands of years.
Pensionskasser vil åbne TDC's netværk :: De tre danske pensionskasser og det australske kapitalfond vil udvikle den digitale infrastruktur ved at åbne TDC's netværk for andre teleselskaber, men måske er det ikke så imponerende som det lyder.
People rationalize policies as soon as they take effect :: People express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo.
People rationalize policies as soon as they take effect :: People express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo.
People rationalize policies as soon as they take effect :: People express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo.
People rationalize policies as soon as they take effect :: People express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo.
Per har opfundet en elcykel, der ikke ligner nogen anden :: Podbike er den elektriske cykel, der skal få folk ud af Teslaen og over på cykelstierne.
Per har opfundet en elcykel, der ikke ligner nogen anden :: Podbike er den elektriske cykel, der skal få folk ud af Teslaen og over på cykelstierne.
Perceptions of old age change as we age :: Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans led by a Michigan State University scholar shows just how skewed views of aging can be – particularly among the young.
Perceptions of old age change as we age :: Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans led by a Michigan State University scholar shows just how skewed views of aging can be – particularly among the young.
Perceptions of old age change as we age :: Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans shows just how skewed views of aging can be – particularly among the young.
Perceptions of old age change as we age :: Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans shows just how skewed views of aging can be – particularly among the young.
Personalized stem cell treatment may offer relief for multiple sclerosis :: Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).
Personalizing wearable devices :: When it comes to soft, assistive devices the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring the robot's parameters for an individual user is a time-consuming and inefficient process. Now, Harvard researchers have developed an efficient machine learning algorithm that can quickly tailor personalized control strategies for soft, wearable exosuits.
Personalizing wearable devices :: When it comes to soft, assistive devices the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring the robot's parameters for an individual user is a time-consuming and inefficient process. Now, researchers have developed an efficient machine learning algorithm that can quickly tailor personalized control strategies for soft, wearable exosuits.
Pesticides are accumulated in the fat tissue :: Pesticides are accumulated in bodies with high fat content. This conclusion was made by the scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) that have been studying seabirds and marine mammals of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea for several years. The cycle of studies is supported by the Russian Science Foundation (No. 14-50-00034).
Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms :: Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, say European experts.
Pestilent Spread :: See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.
Peter Thiel Is a Flawed Messenger With a Crucial Message for Tech :: The billionaire investor says Silicon Valley is unprepared for a coming wave of regulation.
'Phantom' Traffic Jams Are Real — And Scientists Know How to Stop Them :: Traffic jams that seem to spring up out of nowhere, called phantom jams, could be reduced by changing how drivers space themselves out on the road.
'Phantom' Traffic Jams Are Real — And Scientists Know How to Stop Them :: Traffic jams that seem to spring up out of nowhere, called phantom jams, could be reduced by changing how drivers space themselves out on the road.
Phones off: Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face interactions at dinnertime :: While 'Take your elbows off the dinner table,' is a common refrain for many families, people may soon add, 'take your phone off the table' to the list, too. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, people with smartphones present during dinner time report less enjoyment than those who kept their phones away.
Phones off: Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face interactions at dinnertime :: While 'Take your elbows off the dinner table,' is a common refrain for many families, people may soon add, 'take your phone off the table' to the list, too. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, people with smartphones present during dinner time report less enjoyment than those who kept their phones away.
Photos of the Week: Monster Dog Pull, Drone Fashion, Battle Sledge :: Tree weddings in Mexico, an armed church ceremony in Pennsylvania, freezing conditions in Europe, relentless airstrikes in Syria, the colors of Holi in India, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, bipedal robot fights in Japan, and much more.
Photos: Ancient Human Remains from Beneath the North Sea :: Dutch fishing boats have dredged up 13,000-year-old human remains and hand-made bone artifacts in the North Sea. Here's a look at what they found.
Photos: The "Beast From the East" Freezes Europe :: A blast of freezing weather called the “Beast from the East” has gripped most of Europe this week, causing more than 24 deaths and bringing snowstorms and icy conditions as far south as the Mediterranean—in fact, parts of the Arctic were warmer than Europe this week. While temperatures are expected to return to normal by the end of the week, people are still struggling to cope with weather condit
Physicians develop recommendations for managing in-flight medical emergencies :: 'Is there a doctor on board?'Hearing this call go out at 36,000 feet can be anxiety-provoking for any physician and may trigger a dilemma of whether to respond, or wait to see if anyone else will offer their expertise.That's why physicians at St. Michael's Hospital have developed practical recommendations for in-flight medical emergencies for healthcare professionals, published online today in the
Physicians develop recommendations for managing in-flight medical emergencies :: 'Is there a doctor on board?'Hearing this call go out at 36,000 feet can be anxiety-provoking for any physician and may trigger a dilemma of whether to respond, or wait to see if anyone else will offer their expertise.That's why physicians at St. Michael's Hospital have developed practical recommendations for in-flight medical emergencies for healthcare professionals, published online today in the
Physicist Michio Kaku – Timid Monkeys on Mars – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #136 :: Terraforming Mars. Beaming your consciousness to Alpha Centauri. It's the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine. Read More
Physicists build bizarre molecules called 'Rydberg polarons' :: Using lasers, U.S. and Austrian physicists have coaxed ultracold strontium atoms into complex structures unlike any previously seen in nature.
PI5P4K{gamma} functions in DTX1-mediated Notch signaling [Cell Biology :: ]Notch signaling is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that is essential for development, where it controls processes ranging from cell differentiation to survival. Transport through endosomes is a critical step in regulating Notch signaling capacity, where the E3 ubiquitin ligase DTX1 is thought to control Notch1 intracellular transport decisions by direct…
PI5P4K{gamma} functions in DTX1-mediated Notch signaling [Cell Biology :: ]Notch signaling is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that is essential for development, where it controls processes ranging from cell differentiation to survival. Transport through endosomes is a critical step in regulating Notch signaling capacity, where the E3 ubiquitin ligase DTX1 is thought to control Notch1 intracellular transport decisions by direct…
Picasso's plans to build the world's tallest concrete sculpture uncovered in Florida :: It's been 50 years since world renowned artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) announced his vision to create the world's tallest and one of his final sculptures on the campus of the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. For the first time, a key researcher at USF has pieced together the project's historical significance with the discovery of a now obsolete audio reel (¼"x1200' 7'), which included
Picasso's plans to build the world's tallest concrete sculpture uncovered in Florida :: Pablo Picasso's plans to build a 100-foot sculpture for the University of South Florida in Tampa are uncovered along with a recorded interview with famed collaborator Carl Nesjar and architectural drawings by world famous architect Paul Rudolph.
Pivotal roles of PCNA loading and unloading in heterochromatin function [Genetics :: ]In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, heterochromatin structures required for transcriptional silencing of the HML and HMR loci are duplicated in coordination with passing DNA replication forks. Despite major reorganization of chromatin structure, the heterochromatic, transcriptionally silent states of HML and HMR are successfully maintained throughout S-phase. Mutations of specific components of the…
Pivotal roles of PCNA loading and unloading in heterochromatin function [Genetics :: ]In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, heterochromatin structures required for transcriptional silencing of the HML and HMR loci are duplicated in coordination with passing DNA replication forks. Despite major reorganization of chromatin structure, the heterochromatic, transcriptionally silent states of HML and HMR are successfully maintained throughout S-phase. Mutations of specific components of the…
Planning for smallpox outbreak must consider immunosuppression :: New research from UNSW Sydney reveals that the number of people living with weakened immune systems must be examined when planning for the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world. The research poses a warning after Canadian scientists last year created a smallpox-like virus in a lab using just mail order DNA.
Planning for smallpox outbreak must consider immunosuppression :: New research reveals that the number of people living with weakened immune systems must be examined when planning for the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world. The research poses a warning after Canadian scientists last year created a smallpox-like virus in a lab using just mail order DNA.
Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study shows :: A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the 'defense de-escalation' evolution theory.
Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study shows :: A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the 'defense de-escalation' evolution theory.
Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study shows :: A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the 'defense de-escalation' evolution theory.
Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study shows :: A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the 'defense de-escalation' evolution theory.
Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study shows :: Do you know what caused soldiers to stop wearing chainmail and steel plate armor? Evolution.
Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study shows :: Do you know what caused soldiers to stop wearing chainmail and steel plate armor? Evolution.
Plants fix DNA differently from animals :: In mammalian cells, the transcription factor p53 most responsible for healthy growth of the organism. The equivalent in plants is Suppressor Of Gamma Response 1 (SOG1), a factor that does not share a common evolutionary ancestor with p53. While p53 has been exhaustively studied, much less is known about SOG1. A new study led by researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) re
Plasma bubbles help trigger massive magnetic events in outer space :: Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered key conditions that give rise to fast magnetic reconnection, the process that triggers solar flares, auroras, and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt signal transmissions and other electrical activities, including cell phone service. The process occurs when the magnetic field lines in pla
Plusgrader på Nordpolen: Temperaturkurven er bekymrende :: Et særligt vejrfænomen giver ekstrem varme i Arktis lige nu. På lang sigt bekymrer varmen dog endnu mere, mener forskere.
Plusgrader på Nordpolen: Temperaturkurven er bekymrende :: Et særligt vejrfænomen giver ekstrem varme i Arktis lige nu. På lang sigt bekymrer varmen dog endnu mere, mener forskere.
Point of Order :: Watch Niamh Nic Daéid's TedX talk about forensic evidence in the courtroom.
Pollution Facts & Types of Pollution :: The different ways that the environment gets contaminated.
Pollution from Ships Creates Massive Clouds Visible from Space :: Thicker clouds above the North Atlantic, captured by NASA, are the result of pollution from ships passing below.
Poop Stains Lead Researchers to Hidden 'Supercolony' of 1.5 Million Penguins :: Antarctica's Danger Islands hold an adorable secret.
Pooping on a mountain is even more complicated than it sounds :: Environment Our guide to evacuating ethically in the wilderness. Even most casual hikers know they should “pack out” their garbage—but plenty of them feign ignorance when it comes to packing out poop. And that's a huge problem.
Poor mental health is not why Americans are more likely to commit mass shootings :: Is there a connection between mental health and gun violence? Here's what the experts think and the stats show. Read More
Poor mental health is not why Americans are more likely to commit mass shootings :: Is there a connection between mental health and gun violence? Here's what the experts think and the stats show. Read More
Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers' poop :: Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste.
Porsche’s Electric Mission E Gets Its Own Superchargers :: The Tesla-fighting sports car will be able to charge its battery using a network of 800-volt fast chargers Porsche is installing around the country.
POSH regulates Hippo signaling through ubiquitin-mediated expanded degradation [Developmental Biology :: ]The Hippo signaling pathway is a master regulator of organ growth, tissue homeostasis, and tumorigenesis. The activity of the Hippo pathway is controlled by various upstream components, including Expanded (Ex), but the precise molecular mechanism of how Ex is regulated remains poorly understood. Here we identify Plenty of SH3s (POSH),…
POSH regulates Hippo signaling through ubiquitin-mediated expanded degradation [Developmental Biology :: ]The Hippo signaling pathway is a master regulator of organ growth, tissue homeostasis, and tumorigenesis. The activity of the Hippo pathway is controlled by various upstream components, including Expanded (Ex), but the precise molecular mechanism of how Ex is regulated remains poorly understood. Here we identify Plenty of SH3s (POSH),…
Possible Crusader Ring Depicting St. Nicholas Unearthed in Israel :: The bronze ring may have slipped off the finger of a pilgrim long ago in Galilee.
Post-Brexit farm payments to be used to help the environment :: Farmers will receive money for "public goods", such as investment in sustainable food production.
Post-Brexit farm payments to be used to help the environment :: Farmers will receive money for "public goods", such as investment in sustainable food production.
Potent anti-cancer drug effect in rare ovarian cancer :: An anti-cancer drug used to fight leukemia shows promise against a rare and aggressive type of ovarian cancer — small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT) — which strikes young women and girls, according to a new study. Ponatinib was found in TGen-led drug screens and preclinical studies to significantly delay tumor growth and reduce tumor volume in SCCOHT.
Powerful earthquake rattles remote Papua New Guinea :: A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Powerful earthquake rattles remote Papua New Guinea :: A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Powerful flare from star Proxima Centauri detected with ALMA :: Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.
Powerful flare from star Proxima Centauri detected with ALMA :: Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.
Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution :: New research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists "see inside" molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution :: New research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists "see inside" molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution :: New research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists 'see inside' molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution :: New research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists 'see inside' molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution :: New research will dramatically improve how scientists 'see inside' molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solution :: New research will dramatically improve how scientists 'see inside' molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
Power-to-gas facility with high efficiency :: The natural gas network may serve as a buffer for weather-dependent electricity from the wind and sun. This requires economically efficient processes to use electricity for the production of chemical energy carriers. The EU project HELMETH coordinated by KIT has now made an important step, demonstrating that high-temperature electrolysis and methanation can be combined in a power-to-gas process wi
Praktiserende læger i Midtjylland melder sig klar til kronikere :: Kun 18 praksis i Midtjylland mangler at melde sig klar til at overtage ansvaret for flere KOL- og diabetes type 2-patienter, oplyser regional PLO-formand.
Precision maps reveal significant health and education disparities within African nations :: A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children's health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Precision maps reveal significant health and education disparities within African nations :: A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children's health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Pregnancy Rate Might Predict Future Recessions, Researchers Suggest :: Conventional wisdom holds that fertility rates go down in response to an economic downturn. But a new study found that conception rates begin to drop before a recession actually begins. (Image credit: SKXE/Flickr)
Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brain :: Researcher have demonstrated that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions.
Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brain :: Researcher have demonstrated that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions.
Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brain :: Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, have proven that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions.
Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brain :: Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, have proven that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions.
Prevention is better than cure: Targeted vaccination to halt epidemics :: Scientists simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics.
Previously unknown 'supercolony' of Adélie penguins discovered in Antarctica :: For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, one of the most common on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been steadily declining—or so biologists have thought. A new study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, is providing new insights on of this species of penguin. In a paper released on March 2nd in the journal Scientific Reports, the scienti
Previously unknown 'supercolony' of Adélie penguins discovered in Antarctica :: In a paper released on March 2nd in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists announced the discovery of a previously unknown 'supercolony' of more than 1,500,000 Adélie Penguins in the Danger Islands, a chain of remote, rocky islands off of the Antarctic Peninsula's northern tip.
Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock :: Have you ever wished you could travel inside a rock? It may sound more like magic than science, but Princeton scientists have found a way to make it (almost) true.
Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock :: Have you ever wished you could travel inside a rock? It may sound more like magic than science, but Princeton scientists have found a way to make it (almost) true.
Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock :: With an industrial grinder and some creative additions, Princeton geoscientists Adam Maloof and Akshay Mehra can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.
Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rock :: With an industrial grinder and some creative additions, Princeton geoscientists Adam Maloof and Akshay Mehra can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.
Printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits :: Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.
Printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits :: Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.
Prisbelønnet ingeniørleder: Man skal have et enkelt gram jantelov :: Civilingeniør Louise Hahn er drevet af ­lysten til at hjælpe andre i sit arbejde som privatkundedirektør hos ­Ørsted. For hende er lydhørhed og ydmyghed de vigtigste leder­egenskaber.
Prisbelønnet ingeniørleder: Man skal have et enkelt gram jantelov :: Civilingeniør Louise Hahn er drevet af ­lysten til at hjælpe andre i sit arbejde som privatkundedirektør hos ­Ørsted. For hende er lydhørhed og ydmyghed de vigtigste leder­egenskaber.
Probiotics and fish oil in pregnancy may reduce child allergies :: Probiotic and fish oil supplements have been linked to a lower likelihood of eczema and some food allergies, but pregnant women should still avoid cod liver oil
Professor uses big data to research history of gender in fiction :: The number of women writing works of fiction dropped dramatically from the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century, and the prominence of female characters in works of fiction declined as well.
Program shows success in implementing patient transition care processes :: Hospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology's Patient Navigator Program, showed significant improvement in implementing performance measures that help heart attack and heart failure patients transition from the hospital to home and keep them out of the hospital longer, according to research to be presented at the ACC's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Program shows success in implementing patient transition care processes :: Hospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology's Patient Navigator Program, showed significant improvement in implementing performance measures that help heart attack and heart failure patients transition from the hospital to home and keep them out of the hospital longer, according to research to be presented at the ACC's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa :: Scientists have carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa.
Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa :: Scientists have carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa.
Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa :: The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators (including the Institut Pasteur in Paris), carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary
Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa :: The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators (including the Institut Pasteur in Paris), carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary
Protein calls up ‘reserves’ to make stronger memories :: The connections between neurons in the brain that form when we create memories can become stronger or weaker at a molecular level, new research shows. Neurons branch into many small fibers, called dendrites, that connect to other neurons across tiny gaps called synapses. Messages travel across synapses as chemical signals: A molecule, or neurotransmitter, is released on one side of the synapse an
Proteins date back to the time of sabre toothed cats :: Plant scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered a completely new family of small proteins called PLPs (PawL Peptides) that form by piggybacking on other proteins.
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day :: A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare — an energetic explosion of radiation — from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding, published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxim
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day :: A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare — an energetic explosion of radiation — from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding, published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxim
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day :: A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare—an energetic explosion of radiation—from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding, published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day :: A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare—an energetic explosion of radiation—from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding, published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day :: Astronomers have detected a massive stellar flare — an energetic explosion of radiation — from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri.
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day :: Astronomers have detected a massive stellar flare — an energetic explosion of radiation — from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri.
Psychopaths aren't the same all over the world, large study finds :: One study of what makes a psychopath who they are shows a difference based on country. Read More
Psychopaths aren't the same all over the world, large study finds :: One study of what makes a psychopath who they are shows a difference based on country. Read More
Pyeongchang 2018: Photos From the Final Week :: After two weeks of competition, Norway topped the Olympic medals chart with 39 total medals, followed by Germany, Canada, and the United States. Here, a look at some of the events of the last days of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, from ski cross and bobsleigh to hockey, speed skating, the Closing Ceremony, and more.
Pyeongchang 2018: Photos From the Final Week :: After two weeks of competition, Norway topped the Olympic medals chart with 39 total medals, followed by Germany, Canada, and the United States. Here, a look at some of the events of the last days of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, from ski cross and bobsleigh to hockey, speed skating, the Closing Ceremony, and more.
Q&A: Why That Sippy Cup Won’t Dry in the Dishwasher :: Plastic containers remain wet while glass tends to dry. The reason lies in two physical processes.
Quantum machine shows promise for biological research :: Much has been stated about the promise of quantum computing for myriad of applications but there have been few examples of a quantum advantage for real-world problems of practical interest. USC researchers have demonstrated how a quantum processor could be used as a predictive tool to assess a fundamental process in biology: the binding of gene regulatory proteins to the genome. This is one of the
Quantum machine shows promise for biological research :: Much has been stated about the promise of quantum computing for myriad of applications but there have been few examples of a quantum advantage for real-world problems of practical interest. USC researchers have demonstrated how a quantum processor could be used as a predictive tool to assess a fundamental process in biology: the binding of gene regulatory proteins to the genome. This is one of the
Quantum machine shows promise for biological research :: To date, much has been stated about the promise of quantum computing for myriad of applications but there have been few examples of a quantum advantage for real-world problems of practical interest. This might change with a new study from the USC Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and
Quantum machine shows promise for biological research :: To date, much has been stated about the promise of quantum computing for myriad of applications but there have been few examples of a quantum advantage for real-world problems of practical interest. This might change with a new study from the USC Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and
Quantum optics: Attosecond pulses break into atomic interior :: Munich based physicists have been able to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single attosecond pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom for the first time. To this end they generated attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity.
Quantum optics: Attosecond pulses break into atomic interior :: Munich based physicists have been able to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single attosecond pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom for the first time. To this end they generated attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity.
Quantum trick lets one particle send messages two ways at once :: For two people to send each other a message, it usually takes a minimum of two particles. But quantum superposition makes it possible with just one
Quantum trick lets one particle send messages two ways at once :: For two people to send each other a message, it usually takes a minimum of two particles. But quantum superposition makes it possible with just one
Quiescent cells also mutate :: For almost a hundred years, geneticists have believed that the more a cell divides the more mutations it acquires. However, research by scientists at the Institut Pasteur shows that quiescent cells, which do not divide, also acquire a particular type of mutation — deletions (mutations through loss of nucleobases).
Quiescent cells also mutate :: For almost a hundred years, geneticists have believed that the more a cell divides the more mutations it acquires. However, research by scientists at the Institut Pasteur shows that quiescent cells, which do not divide, also acquire a particular type of mutation — deletions (mutations through loss of nucleobases).
Quiescent cells also mutate :: For almost a hundred years, geneticists have believed that the more a cell divides the more mutations it acquires. However, scientists show that quiescent cells, which do not divide, also acquire a particular type of mutation — deletions (mutations through loss of nucleobases).
Quiescent cells also mutate :: For almost a hundred years, geneticists have believed that the more a cell divides the more mutations it acquires. However, scientists show that quiescent cells, which do not divide, also acquire a particular type of mutation — deletions (mutations through loss of nucleobases).
Race across the tundra—white spruce vs. snowshoe hare :: The tale of the tortoise and the hare is being retold. In Alaska's far north, it's become the race of the white spruce tree and the snowshoe hare.
Radiation oncology authors and reviewers prefer double-blind peer review [Social Sciences :: ]We read with interest the article by Tomkins et al. (1) in PNAS. While editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP), a medical journal that specializes in the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer and other conditions, we switched from single-blind to double-blind…
Radiation oncology authors and reviewers prefer double-blind peer review [Social Sciences :: ]We read with interest the article by Tomkins et al. (1) in PNAS. While editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP), a medical journal that specializes in the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer and other conditions, we switched from single-blind to double-blind…
'Random walk' of heat carriers in amorphous polymers :: Modeling heat conduction in amorphous polymers has been a challenging problem due to their complex structures. A team consists of researchers from Tongji University, Fudan University, Shanghai University of Electric Power, and University of Colorado Boulder, has studied the thermal conductivity of polyimide nanofibers experimentally and proposed a theoretical model to explain the diameter dependen
Rants and Raves: Strap On a Pair of Roller Skates and Wheel Away Your Worries :: There is no bliss like owning your own pair of roller skates.
Rapping About Rapamycin :: Relive the Lasker Award speech from University of Basel biologist Michael Hall.
Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer :: An amateur astronomer testing his new camera captures the moment a supernova became visible in the night sky, which has helped an international team of researchers to test their theory about the beginning stages of a stellar explosion.
Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomer :: An amateur astronomer testing his new camera captures the moment a supernova became visible in the night sky, which has helped an international team of researchers to test their theory about the beginning stages of a stellar explosion.
Readers Respond to the November 2017 Issue :: Letters to the editor from the November 2017 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Receptor protects against allergies, asthma :: A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a new study.
Receptor protects against allergies, asthma :: A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a new study.
Receptors key to strong memories :: When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level. The study is published Feb. 27 in the journal Cell Reports.
Receptors key to strong memories :: When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level. The study is published Feb. 27 in the journal Cell Reports.
Receptors key to strong memories :: When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.
Receptors key to strong memories :: When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.
Records study suggests gender affirming surgeries on the rise along with insurance coverage :: In a national medical records analysis, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say there is evidence that the number of gender affirming surgeries performed in hospitals for transgender individuals is on the rise, along with increased access made possible by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance coverage for the procedures.
Red Sparrow Is a Shockingly Brutal Espionage Thriller :: A bit of service journalism ahead: Don’t go into Red Sparrow expecting an action-packed Cold War drama like last year’s Atomic Blonde , or the kind of humanistic spy thriller so well executed on television in FX’s The Americans . Sure, Francis Lawrence’s new film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is a tale of espionage, of false identities, and of competing American and Russian interests. But it’s set
Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled study :: Residents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun vio
Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled study :: Residents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun vio
Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled study :: Residents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun vio
Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled study :: Residents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun vio
Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled study :: Residents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun violence, and nuisances.
Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled study :: Residents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun violence, and nuisances.
Reducing a building's carbon output can also lower costs :: Researchers from Concordia University's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering have found a way to significantly reduce carbon emissions produced by residential and non-residential buildings, while also cutting costs.
Reducing side effects in commonly used drugs :: New research has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
Reducing side effects in commonly used drugs :: New research has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much more :: Forests across the United States — and especially forest soils — store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much more :: Forests across the United States — and especially forest soils — store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much more :: Forests across the United States — and especially forest soils — store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much more :: Forests across the United States — and especially forest soils — store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much more :: Forests across the United States—and especially forest soils—store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much more :: Forests across the United States—and especially forest soils—store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
Regular monitoring rather than immediate treatment justified for some cervical lesions :: Regular monitoring ('active surveillance') rather than immediate treatment is justified for moderate cervical lesions — abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix, often called cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 or CIN2 — suggests a review of the evidence published by The BMJ today.
Rejsestipendium fra EliteForsk går til celle-atlas :: Pascal Nordgren Timshel fra Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research modtager i år…
Relevant Skills: It's All Relative :: From getting samples through customs to siphoning gas in the desert, the skills researchers need to develop for their work often extend far outside the traditional classroom — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Relying on renewables alone significantly inflates the cost of overhauling energy :: Evidence points to the need for a broader range of clean power beyond just wind and solar.
Relying on renewables alone significantly inflates the cost of overhauling energy :: Evidence points to the need for a broader range of clean power beyond just wind and solar.
Remains of 'Maya Underworld' Found in World's Longest Submerged Cave :: From ice age animals to Maya altars, the world's biggest underwater cave system has big potential for discoveries.
Remains of 'Maya Underworld' Found in World's Longest Submerged Cave :: From ice age animals to Maya altars, the world's biggest underwater cave system has big potential for discoveries.
Remembering Joe Polchinski, the modest physicist who conceived a multiverse :: String theorists lament the death of Joe Polchinski, one of their field’s most esteemed and respected thinkers.
Remembering Joe Polchinski, the modest physicist who conceived a multiverse :: String theorists lament the death of Joe Polchinski, one of their field’s most esteemed and respected thinkers.
Renaissance Mapmaker Was a Mastermind and a Copycat :: The enormous, rotating map is filled with horribly drawn sea monsters.
Replay Sessions From Mixpanel and Others Have Recorded Passwords :: Analytics services are unintentionally collecting a mass of passwords and other sensitive data, new research shows.
Replay Sessions From Mixpanel and Others Have Recorded Passwords :: Analytics services are unintentionally collecting a mass of passwords and other sensitive data, new research shows.
Reply to Ahluwalia et al.: Contributions of melatonin receptors are tissue-dependent [Biological Sciences :: ]In our recent publication (1), we advance the previous findings regarding melatonin type 1 (MT1) receptor in brain mitochondria. We demonstrate that melatonin is synthesized in brain mitochondria and signals through the MT1 receptor located in the outer mitochondrial membrane (MM). We further show that melatonin binds mitochondria MT1, which…
Reply to Ahluwalia et al.: Contributions of melatonin receptors are tissue-dependent [Biological Sciences :: ]In our recent publication (1), we advance the previous findings regarding melatonin type 1 (MT1) receptor in brain mitochondria. We demonstrate that melatonin is synthesized in brain mitochondria and signals through the MT1 receptor located in the outer mitochondrial membrane (MM). We further show that melatonin binds mitochondria MT1, which…
Reply to Bennett et al.: IJROBP study is consistent with our findings and offers insights on author preferences [Social Sciences :: ]In a letter (1) written in response to our PNAS article on single-blind versus double-blind reviewing (2) the editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP) describe some interesting results with respect to a question that has been frequently asked of us: the effect of…
Reply to Bennett et al.: IJROBP study is consistent with our findings and offers insights on author preferences [Social Sciences :: ]In a letter (1) written in response to our PNAS article on single-blind versus double-blind reviewing (2) the editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP) describe some interesting results with respect to a question that has been frequently asked of us: the effect of…
Reply to Kennedy: Historical evidence supports remarkable breaking wave heights [Physical Sciences :: ]Kennedy (1) argues that the removal of at least two suspicious readings for significant wave height from the Wave Rider Bellmullet Berth B data (https://www.marine.ie/Home/home) for the period 2011–2016 used to model the Annagh Head cliff top storm deposit (2) “will likely decrease significantly the size of the largest waves…
Reply to Kennedy: Historical evidence supports remarkable breaking wave heights [Physical Sciences :: ]Kennedy (1) argues that the removal of at least two suspicious readings for significant wave height from the Wave Rider Bellmullet Berth B data (https://www.marine.ie/Home/home) for the period 2011–2016 used to model the Annagh Head cliff top storm deposit (2) “will likely decrease significantly the size of the largest waves…
Report on an occultation near Marseille – first scientific result with the eVscope :: Unistellar is proud to announce the first real scientific result obtained with our eVscope prototype. On Jan, 27, after designing a special observing mode for this purpose, we viewed an occultation of a magnitude-11 star by the main-belt asteroid 175 Andromache . By combining our observations, which we made in Marseille, France, with others taken in France and Italy, the IOTA team was able to deri
Report on an occultation near Marseille – first scientific result with the eVscope :: Unistellar is proud to announce the first real scientific result obtained with our eVscope prototype. On Jan, 27, after designing a special observing mode for this purpose, we viewed an occultation of a magnitude-11 star by the main-belt asteroid 175 Andromache . By combining our observations, which we made in Marseille, France, with others taken in France and Italy, the IOTA team was able to deri
Report: Russian group hacked German government network :: Germany's dpa news agency reports that a Russian-backed hacker group has infiltrated the German government's secure computer networks.
Reported extreme wave heights off Ireland are artifacts [Physical Sciences :: ]I read with interest the recent PNAS paper on Irish and New Zealand boulder transport (1), and agree with its conclusion that the Irish boulders clearly arise from storm wave action. However, there are errors in the analysis that must be addressed: in particular, descriptions of waves with significant heights…
Reported extreme wave heights off Ireland are artifacts [Physical Sciences :: ]I read with interest the recent PNAS paper on Irish and New Zealand boulder transport (1), and agree with its conclusion that the Irish boulders clearly arise from storm wave action. However, there are errors in the analysis that must be addressed: in particular, descriptions of waves with significant heights…
Reporter-nanobody fusions (RANbodies) as versatile, small, sensitive immunohistochemical reagents [Cell Biology :: ]Sensitive and specific antibodies are essential for detecting molecules in cells and tissues. However, currently used polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are often less specific than desired, difficult to produce, and available in limited quantities. A promising recent approach to circumvent these limitations is to employ chemically defined antigen-combining domains called…
Reporter-nanobody fusions (RANbodies) as versatile, small, sensitive immunohistochemical reagents [Cell Biology :: ]Sensitive and specific antibodies are essential for detecting molecules in cells and tissues. However, currently used polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are often less specific than desired, difficult to produce, and available in limited quantities. A promising recent approach to circumvent these limitations is to employ chemically defined antigen-combining domains called…
Research details mineralogy of potential lunar exploration site :: A detailed study of a giant impact crater on the Moon's far side could provide a roadmap for future lunar explorers.
Research details mineralogy of potential lunar exploration site :: Scientists have long wanted to retrieve rock samples from the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, and a new study by researchers from Brown University could be helpful in locating an ideal landing site.
Research improves food bank effectiveness, equity :: Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.
Research improves food bank effectiveness, equity :: Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.
Research improves food bank effectiveness, equity :: Researchers have developed computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.
Research improves food bank effectiveness, equity :: Researchers have developed computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.
Research team studies geology of wildfires :: The most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history began on Sept. 6, 2010. For four days, it burned an area roughly 10 square miles around Fourmile Canyon. It destroyed 168 homes, more than any previous fire in Colorado's history. Insurance claims totaled an estimated $217 million, making it the state's most expensive wildfire.
Research team studies geology of wildfires :: The most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history began on Sept. 6, 2010. For four days, it burned an area roughly 10 square miles around Fourmile Canyon. It destroyed 168 homes, more than any previous fire in Colorado's history. Insurance claims totaled an estimated $217 million, making it the state's most expensive wildfire.
Researcher solves the mystery of the stock market's "beta anomaly" :: One of the basic tenets of financial investing is that riskier stocks should offer—on average and in the long run—higher returns than less-risky investments.
Researchers adapt HIV test in developing rapid diagnostic test for Zika virus :: Researchers are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.
Researchers create more complete picture of freshwater toxic algal blooms :: Using two different measurement methods, researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a two-year study of North Carolina's Jordan Lake in which they monitored toxic algal blooms. The researchers found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations. Their findings could improve the ability to predict toxic blooms.
Researchers create more complete picture of freshwater toxic algal blooms :: Using two different measurement methods, researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a two-year study of North Carolina's Jordan Lake in which they monitored toxic algal blooms. The researchers found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations.
Researchers create tool to manage urban cat population crisis :: Accurate numbers are the cat's pyjamas when it comes to solving the current cat population crisis. But measuring the feline population has been difficult, until now.
Researchers detect beryllium in the fast nova ASASSN-16kt :: An international team of researchers led by Luca Izzo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain, has conducted high-resolution spectroscopic observations of the fast nova ASASSN-16kt. The study, which resulted in detection of beryllium in this nova, appeared February 16 on arXiv.org.
Researchers detect beryllium in the fast nova ASASSN-16kt :: An international team of researchers led by Luca Izzo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain, has conducted high-resolution spectroscopic observations of the fast nova ASASSN-16kt. The study, which resulted in detection of beryllium in this nova, appeared February 16 on arXiv.org.
Researchers discover new source of skin defects in eczema :: Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. A team led by Donald Leung, MD, PhD, has shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop.
Researchers discover new source of skin defects in eczema :: Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. A team led by Donald Leung, MD, PhD, has shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop.
Researchers discover receptor that protects against allergies, asthma :: A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Researchers discover receptor that protects against allergies, asthma :: A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Researchers find low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective :: Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complica
Researchers find low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective :: Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complica
Researchers find new target on lethal brain tumor that can be hunted by immune cells :: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report they modified immune cells to hunt brain tumors displaying a new molecular target, which they determined is highly prevalent on brain cancer cells. They believe their approach holds promise for a new immunotherapy treatment for glioblastoma, which is the most lethal primary brain tumor.
Researchers find the ancestral function of the retinoic acid, an essential molecule in the evolution of vertebrates :: In molecular biology, retinoic acid plays a key role in signalling pathways in the embryonic development of vertebrates. However, not much is known about its origins in the metazoan evolution. An international team has described for the first time the ancestral function of retinoic acid in the lineage of animals with bilateral symmetry, according to an article published in the journal Science Adva
Researchers find transferable antibiotic resistance gene in pathogen of developing nations :: A team of investigators has found that the mcr-1 drug resistance gene, which encodes resistance to a drug that is used as a last resort, has been found for the first time in Shigella flexneri. Shigella are one of the leading causes of diarrhea worldwide. The research is published March 2 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Researchers find transferable antibiotic resistance gene in pathogen of developing nations :: A team of investigators has found that the mcr-1 drug resistance gene, which encodes resistance to a drug that is used as a last resort, has been found for the first time in Shigella flexneri. Shigella are one of the leading causes of diarrhea worldwide.
Researchers Haven't Found A Single Endangered Right Whale Calf Yet This Season :: "The right whales are at a point where more are dying than are being born," biologist Clay George says. "That's just not sustainable long-term." (Image credit: Molly Samuel/WABE)
Researchers identify how phishing strategies may lead to success or failure :: To begin to understand the psychology of criminals' behaviors in cybersecurity and how it can be used to prevent phishing attacks, Carnegie Mellon University's Prashanth Rajivan and Cleotilde Gonzalez identified how adversaries may be more successful when they exploit specific phishing strategies than when they use other less successful ones.
Researchers identify how phishing strategies may lead to success or failure :: To begin to understand the psychology of criminals' behaviors in cybersecurity and how it can be used to prevent phishing attacks, Carnegie Mellon University's Prashanth Rajivan and Cleotilde Gonzalez identified how adversaries may be more successful when they exploit specific phishing strategies than when they use other less successful ones.
Researchers identify the types of genetic mutations associated with nephrotic syndrome :: By analyzing the most common genetic variants, Brazilian scientists aim at improving diagnosis nad treatment for the disease, which presents high resistance to drugs as well as relapse in post-transplant scenario. The work made possible an in-depth study of the proteins involved in the glomerular filtration barrier, a structure which is damaged by the syndrome.
Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structure :: In recent years, the knowledge about the influence of tire noise on vehicle noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) has increased. Hence, studies have focused on tire noise.
Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structure :: In recent years, the knowledge about the influence of tire noise on vehicle noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) has increased. Hence, studies have focused on tire noise.
Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structure :: The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of the belt structure on tire vibration and noise and as well as the relevant physical laws.
Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structure :: The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of the belt structure on tire vibration and noise and as well as the relevant physical laws.
Researchers report the creation of Rydberg polarons in a Bose gas :: What is inside an atom between the nucleus and the electron? Usually there is nothing, but why could there not be other particles too? If the electron orbits the nucleus at a great distance, there is plenty of space in between for other atoms. A "giant atom" could be created, filled with ordinary atoms. All these atoms form a weak bond, creating a new, exotic state of matter at cold temperatures,
Researchers report the creation of Rydberg polarons in a Bose gas :: What is inside an atom between the nucleus and the electron? Usually there is nothing, but why could there not be other particles too? If the electron orbits the nucleus at a great distance, there is plenty of space in between for other atoms. A "giant atom" could be created, filled with ordinary atoms. All these atoms form a weak bond, creating a new, exotic state of matter at cold temperatures,
Researchers sequence complete genomes of extinct and living elephants :: An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
Researchers sequence complete genomes of extinct and living elephants :: An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
Researchers sequence complete genomes of extinct and living elephants :: An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
Researchers sequence complete genomes of extinct and living elephants :: An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
Researchers use human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeys :: Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.
Researchers use human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeys :: Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.
Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement :: A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. The researchers have shown they can greatly strengthen permeable pavements by adding waste carbon fiber composite material. Their recycling method, described in the March issue of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doesn't require using mu
Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement :: A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off.
Researchers: Participants' freedom made Restaurant Day world's largest food carnival :: The world's largest food carnival, Restaurant Day, spread to more than 70 countries because it operated in a completely different way than popular consumer movements in general. Usually, the leaders of a movement determine what the movement does and then try to inspire others to join their vision. Restaurant Day, however, gave everyone an opportunity to be as creative as they wanted, say researche
Respecifying human iPSC-derived blood cells into highly engraftable hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells with a single factor [Medical Sciences :: ]Derivation of human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offers considerable promise for cell therapy, disease modeling, and drug screening. However, efficient derivation of functional iPSC-derived HSCs with in vivo engraftability and multilineage potential remains challenging. Here, we demonstrate a tractable approach for respecifying iPSC-derived blood…
Respecifying human iPSC-derived blood cells into highly engraftable hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells with a single factor [Medical Sciences :: ]Derivation of human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offers considerable promise for cell therapy, disease modeling, and drug screening. However, efficient derivation of functional iPSC-derived HSCs with in vivo engraftability and multilineage potential remains challenging. Here, we demonstrate a tractable approach for respecifying iPSC-derived blood…
Re-think on energy charging could reduce bills for 70% of households :: Researchers have found that 70 percent of U.K. households would be better off if costs of government energy policy were removed from gas and electricity bills and applied according to household income.
Rethinking childbirth education could save AU $97 million p.a. :: Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia, NICM and Western Sydney University, shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth, but can save the healthcare system up to AU$97 million per year.
Rethinking childbirth education could save AU $97 million p.a. :: Research shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth, but can save the healthcare system up to AU$97 million per year.
Rewiring Yarrowia lipolytica toward triacetic acid lactone for materials generation [Applied Biological Sciences :: ]Polyketides represent an extremely diverse class of secondary metabolites often explored for their bioactive traits. These molecules are also attractive building blocks for chemical catalysis and polymerization. However, the use of polyketides in larger scale chemistry applications is stymied by limited titers and yields from both microbial and chemical production….
Rewiring Yarrowia lipolytica toward triacetic acid lactone for materials generation [Applied Biological Sciences :: ]Polyketides represent an extremely diverse class of secondary metabolites often explored for their bioactive traits. These molecules are also attractive building blocks for chemical catalysis and polymerization. However, the use of polyketides in larger scale chemistry applications is stymied by limited titers and yields from both microbial and chemical production….
Rice U. sleuths find metal in 'metal-free' catalysts :: Rice University scientists find the metal in supposedly 'metal-free' graphene catalysts for oxygen reduction reactions that turn chemical energy into electrical energy. The discovery could allow for better tuning of two-dimensional materials for fuel cells and other applications.
Rice U. sleuths find metal in 'metal-free' catalysts :: Rice University scientists find the metal in supposedly 'metal-free' graphene catalysts for oxygen reduction reactions that turn chemical energy into electrical energy. The discovery could allow for better tuning of two-dimensional materials for fuel cells and other applications.
Rich-poor divide in past flu pandemics must guide strategy today :: We ignore the social factors that have shaped death rates in flu pandemics over the past century at our peril, warns Laura Spinney
Ridding fMRI data of motion-related influences: Removal of signals with distinct spatial and physical bases in multiecho data [Neuroscience :: ]“Functional connectivity” techniques are commonplace tools for studying brain organization. A critical element of these analyses is to distinguish variance due to neurobiological signals from variance due to nonneurobiological signals. Multiecho fMRI techniques are a promising means for making such distinctions based on signal decay properties. Here, we report that…
Ridding fMRI data of motion-related influences: Removal of signals with distinct spatial and physical bases in multiecho data [Neuroscience :: ]“Functional connectivity” techniques are commonplace tools for studying brain organization. A critical element of these analyses is to distinguish variance due to neurobiological signals from variance due to nonneurobiological signals. Multiecho fMRI techniques are a promising means for making such distinctions based on signal decay properties. Here, we report that…
Ride-Hailing Is Now So Much Bigger Than Uber and Lyft :: The ride-hailing game isn't just big, it's important—which is why companies like Sony and Bosch are joining the fray.
Ride-hailing is pulling people off public transit and clogging up roads ::
Ride-hailing is pulling people off public transit and clogging up roads ::
Rights group: China using personal data as repression tool :: Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population.
Rights group: China using personal data as repression tool :: Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population.
Rigspolitiet kan få adgang til gendata om danskerne fra Nationalt Genom Center :: Reglerne for begrænsning af politiets adgang til gendata om danskerne i det kommende Nationalt Genom Center er præget af 'elastik' og reelt uden begrænsning, anfører landets jurister.
Rigspolitiet kan få adgang til gendata om danskerne fra Nationalt Genom Center :: Reglerne for begrænsning af politiets adgang til gendata om danskerne i det kommende Nationalt Genom Center er præget af 'elastik' og reelt uden begrænsning, anfører landets jurister.
Risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed triptans for migraine, antidepressants :: The risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed both triptans for migraine and antidepressants appears to be low, which may suggest an advisory from the US Food and Administration on that risk should be reconsidered.
Risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed triptans for migraine, antidepressants :: The risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed both triptans for migraine and antidepressants appears to be low, which may suggest an advisory from the US Food and Administration on that risk should be reconsidered.
Risso's dolphins plan their dives :: Slipping beneath the surface of the water in pursuit of food sets the timer ticking for hungry dolphins; the pressure is on to locate food and make it back to the surface before they run out of oxygen.
RNA-based therapy can reduce lung cancer in mouse models, study finds :: By turning down the activity of a specific RNA molecule, researchers have reduced lung tumors in mice by 40-50 percent. The results represent the tip of the iceberg in an extensive research project in which 633 new biomarkers for 14 types of cancer have been identified.
RNA-based therapy cures lung cancer in mouse models :: By turning down the activity of a specific RNA molecule researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, have cured lung tumors in mice by 40-50 percent. The results, published in Nature Communications, represent the tip of the iceberg in an extensive research project in which 633 new biomarkers for 14 types of cancer have been identified.
Robot baristas can make coffee—but that doesn’t mean people have to like them ::
Robot baristas can make coffee—but that doesn’t mean people have to like them ::
Robot Claw Shows Intricacies of Crab Courtship :: Scientists in Australia use robotic crab claws to explore the attributes female fiddler crabs look for in a mate.
Robot Claw Shows Intricacies of Crab Courtship :: Scientists in Australia use robotic crab claws to explore the attributes female fiddler crabs look for in a mate.
Robot Dogs May Be Creepy, but Real Dogs Don't Fear Technology :: Touch screens may offer dogs mental stimulation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Robotic spiders and bees: The rise of bioinspired microrobots :: Jumping robot spiders and swarms of robotic bees sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers at The University of Manchester are already working on such projects and aiming to lead the world in micro robotics.
Robots armed with saws make custom flat-pack furniture :: Teams of carpentry robots and Roomba's with jigsaws can make customised tables and chairs
Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert :: Squinting in the Saudi desert, Hussain al-Khalifah points at his unprecedented archaeological discovery—camels carved on russet-hued rocky spurs that could shed new light on the evolution of rock art.
Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert :: Squinting in the Saudi desert, Hussain al-Khalifah points at his unprecedented archaeological discovery—camels carved on russet-hued rocky spurs that could shed new light on the evolution of rock art.
Rocker bottom shoes help reduce chronic low back pain :: A new study confirms that rocker bottom shoes helps strengthen back muscles, improving the spine's curvature and thus reducing low back pain.
Roger Stone's Secret Messages with WikiLeaks :: On March 17, 2017, WikiLeaks tweeted that it had never communicated with Roger Stone, a longtime confidante and informal adviser to President Donald Trump. In his interview with the House Intelligence Committee last September, Stone, who testified under oath, told lawmakers that he had communicated with WikiLeaks via an “intermediary,” whom he identified only as a “journalist.” He declined to rev
Roger Stone's Secret Messages with WikiLeaks :: On March 17, 2017, WikiLeaks tweeted that it had never communicated with Roger Stone, a longtime confidante and informal adviser to President Donald Trump. In his interview with the House Intelligence Committee last September, Stone, who testified under oath, told lawmakers that he had communicated with WikiLeaks via an “intermediary,” whom he identified only as a “journalist.” He declined to rev
Rome subway construction uncovers 2nd-century military home :: Archaeologists say work to expand Rome's subway has unearthed a sprawling 2nd-century domus, or residence, of a military commander, complete with well-preserved geometric design mosaic, marble floors and frescoed walls.
Running rings around cholera outbreaks :: Targeting vaccine and other interventions to those in the vicinity of people with cholera could be an effective way to control cholera outbreaks, which can have devastating effects after disasters and in other emergency settings, according to a research study by Flavio Finger, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Andrew Azman, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoo
Running rings around cholera outbreaks :: Targeting vaccine and other interventions to those in the vicinity of people with cholera could be an effective way to control cholera outbreaks, which can have devastating effects after disasters and in other emergency settings, according to a research study by Flavio Finger, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Andrew Azman, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoo
Running rings around cholera outbreaks :: Targeting vaccine and other interventions to those in the vicinity of people with cholera could be an effective way to control cholera outbreaks, which can have devastating effects after disasters and in other emergency settings, according to new research.
Running rings around cholera outbreaks :: Targeting vaccine and other interventions to those in the vicinity of people with cholera could be an effective way to control cholera outbreaks, which can have devastating effects after disasters and in other emergency settings, according to new research.
Russia and America Aren't Morally Equivalent :: Two muffins are sitting in an oven, baking. One muffin turns to the other and says: “Is it just me, or is it getting really hot in here?” The second muffin turns to the first and says: “Holy cow, a talking muffin!” This joke is funny, the blogger Aaron M. Brown explains , because it commits a logical fallacy “and then immediately turns around and calls itself on it.” Ascribing qualities to an obj
Russia and America Aren't Morally Equivalent :: Two muffins are sitting in an oven, baking. One muffin turns to the other and says: “Is it just me, or is it getting really hot in here?” The second muffin turns to the first and says: “Holy cow, a talking muffin!” This joke is funny, the blogger Aaron M. Brown explains , because it commits a logical fallacy “and then immediately turns around and calls itself on it.” Ascribing qualities to an obj
Russia Is a Great Power Once Again :: In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory over the Islamic State in Syria. This, of course, was the objective the Kremlin announced in 2015, when Russia first intervened in the country. Yet from the outset, the Russian air campaign primarily hit non- ISIS targets. It soon became clear that Putin’s chief goal was to ensure the future of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator. Wit
Russia Is a Great Power Once Again :: In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory over the Islamic State in Syria. This, of course, was the objective the Kremlin announced in 2015, when Russia first intervened in the country. Yet from the outset, the Russian air campaign primarily hit non- ISIS targets. It soon became clear that Putin’s chief goal was to ensure the future of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator. Wit
Russia Is Abetting Mass Murder in Syria :: Eastern Ghouta Syrian RussianPresident Ronald Reagan famously dubbed the Soviet Union “the Evil Empire,” and it was apt. The empire is gone now, but we should have kept the word “evil” in reserve for today’s Kremlin. For what other term suffices to describe a government that deliberately and relentlessly bombs innocent civilians, their hospitals, and reportedly a UN aid convoy in a premeditated effort to “cleanse” rebel-held
Russia Is Abetting Mass Murder in Syria :: Eastern Ghouta Syrian RussianPresident Ronald Reagan famously dubbed the Soviet Union “the Evil Empire,” and it was apt. The empire is gone now, but we should have kept the word “evil” in reserve for today’s Kremlin. For what other term suffices to describe a government that deliberately and relentlessly bombs innocent civilians, their hospitals, and reportedly a UN aid convoy in a premeditated effort to “cleanse” rebel-held
Russia wants you to hate GMOs :: Russian US V. Putin
Russian Hacker False Flags Work—Even After They're Exposed :: The Kremlin's hacking misdirection is evolving. And even when those attempts to confuse forensics fail, they still succeed at sowing future doubt.
Russian Hacker False Flags Work—Even After They're Exposed :: The Kremlin's hacking misdirection is evolving. And even when those attempts to confuse forensics fail, they still succeed at sowing future doubt.
Russian Sites Promote Anti-GMO Articles, Study Finds :: RT and Sputnik publish stories about GMOs more often than US outlets, and typically portray them in a negative light.
Russia's Favorite Syrian Warlord :: BEIRUT—Early on the morning of February 18, Syrian regime forces gathered on a field on the edge of eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held region near Damascus. The sky had just cleared after a weekend of torrential rain that had grounded Russian and Syrian regime warplanes conducting airstrikes on the area. Soon, a stout, bearded man began to speak. Many of the men gathered held up their cellphones to fil
Russia's New Nukes Are Similar to a Risky Project the U.S. Abandoned :: The U.S. Air Force’s Project Pluto sought to create nuclear-powered cruise missiles, but was terminated decades ago after second thoughts over the dangers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Saline use on the decline at Vanderbilt following landmark studies :: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released today that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications.
Saline use on the decline at Vanderbilt following landmark studies :: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released today that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications.
Salmonella-Tainted Kratom Sickens a Dozen More People in Outbreak :: A dozen more people have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today (March 2).
Sample storage method could improve health care in resource-limited regions :: Blood and urine tests play vital roles in modern medicine. Yet in vast regions of the world where refrigeration is not available, preserving samples for testing is virtually impossible. Now in a study appearing in ACS' journal Chemistry of Materials, scientists report that encapsulating indicators of disease from samples in tiny metal-organic hybrid structures could help. They say finding could le
Sample storage method could improve health care in resource-limited regions :: Blood and urine tests play vital roles in modern medicine. Yet in vast regions of the world where refrigeration is not available, preserving samples for testing is virtually impossible. Now in a study appearing in ACS' journal Chemistry of Materials, scientists report that encapsulating indicators of disease from samples in tiny metal-organic hybrid structures could help. They say finding could le
Sample storage method could improve health care in resource-limited regions :: Blood and urine tests play vital roles in modern medicine. Yet in vast regions of the world where refrigeration is not available, preserving samples for testing is virtually impossible. Now scientists report that encapsulating indicators of disease from samples in tiny metal-organic hybrid structures could help. They say finding could lead to better health care in resource-limited countries.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Price, Specs, Release Date :: The new S9 looks almost like last year's S8, and that's completely intentional.
Sarah Teichmann: ‘I wake as early as 4am and think about work’ :: The 42-year-old scientist is head of cellular genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge Sleep I need seven or eight hours. My daughters, aged 10 and five, are in bed by 8.30pm. My husband and I have different methods of getting them to bed: he likes nature television programmes; I like reading in German. Both my father and husband are German, so we try to maintain the language. Before
Satellite Eye on Earth: January 2018 – in pictures :: Sahara snow and volcanic colours are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Rare snowfall in north-west Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert. Despite the desert at times being one of the hottest places on Earth, the snow was reported to be up to 40cm thick in some places. Although temperatures plummet during the night, snowfall is very unusual in the Sahara because the air
Satellite View Shows 'Bomb Cyclone' Battering US East Coast :: A stunning video from space shows a winter storm – also known as a "bomb cyclone" – slamming into the northeast United States today (March 2). Flooding and sheets of snow and rain accompanied the storm, along with strong waves along the coasts.
'Save Lake Chad' meeting opens in Nigeria :: Experts gathered in Nigeria's capital on Monday to discuss ways to stop Africa's Lake Chad from drying up, after years of environmental decline that has hit livelihoods and security.
'Save Lake Chad' meeting opens in Nigeria :: Experts gathered in Nigeria's capital on Monday to discuss ways to stop Africa's Lake Chad from drying up, after years of environmental decline that has hit livelihoods and security.
Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s :: When baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.
Scarcer snow? :: In the UK, there is evidence to suggest that snowfall has decreased over the past few decades. Worldwide, it's a more complicated picture.
Science: Farming for answers to human diseases in the fish farm :: Aquariums are arranged in neat, illuminated rows. Fins, tails and flashing stripes are visible in every direction. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota, zebrafish act as research stand-ins for us. They are tiny heralds of solutions for patients with some of medicine's most intractable problems.
Science: Farming for answers to human diseases in the fish farm :: Aquariums are arranged in neat, illuminated rows. Fins, tails and flashing stripes are visible in every direction. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota, zebrafish act as research stand-ins for us. They are tiny heralds of solutions for patients with some of medicine's most intractable problems.
ScienceTake: For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’ :: Male fiddler crabs wave an outsized claw to attract females — and the faster, the better, new research shows.
ScienceTake: For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’ :: Male fiddler crabs wave an outsized claw to attract females — and the faster, the better, new research shows.
Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century :: Some scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process. (Image credit: Mark Airs/Getty Images)
Scientists are trying to figure out where the heck horses came from :: Animals A new study shows how little we know about their origins. A new study published in Science suggests that the Botai horses were not the ancestors of our modern equine companions – and challenges what we thought we knew about one…
Scientists are trying to figure out where the heck horses came from :: Animals A new study shows how little we know about their origins. A new study published in Science suggests that the Botai horses were not the ancestors of our modern equine companions – and challenges what we thought we knew about one…
Scientists confirm century-old speculation on the chemistry of a high-performance battery :: Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state of the element manganese. This chemical state, first proposed about 90 years ago, enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery that could quickly and efficiently store and distribute energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines across the electrical grid.
Scientists confirm century-old speculation on the chemistry of a high-performance battery :: Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state, first proposed about 90 years ago, that enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery. The battery could quickly and efficiently store and distribute energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines across the electrical grid.
Scientists confirm century-old speculation on the chemistry of a high-performance battery :: Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state, first proposed about 90 years ago, that enables a high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery. The battery could quickly and efficiently store and distribute energy produced by solar panels and wind turbines across the electrical grid.
Scientists discover how to distinguish beams of entangled photons :: A team from the Faculty of Physics, MSU, has developed a method for creating two beams of entangled photons to measure the delay between them. In the future the results of the study may be used in high-precision measurements, material studies, and informational technologies. The article was published in Optics Letters journal.
Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impacts :: Researchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur molecules.
Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impacts :: Researchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur molecules.
Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impacts :: Researchers have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur molecules — Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP).DMSP is an important nutrient in marine environments with more than one billion tonnes produced annually by marine phytoplankton, seaweed and bacteria. The discovery represents a huge step forward in the field of sulfur cycling in marine environments. I
Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impacts :: Researchers have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur molecules — Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP).DMSP is an important nutrient in marine environments with more than one billion tonnes produced annually by marine phytoplankton, seaweed and bacteria. The discovery represents a huge step forward in the field of sulfur cycling in marine environments. I
Scientists Fear for Colombia’s ‘Melted Rainbow’ :: An aquatic plant makes the rivers run red in a remote and diverse ecosystem. Now an oil company has sued for rights to drill in the region.
Scientists Fear for Colombia’s ‘Melted Rainbow’ :: An aquatic plant makes the rivers run red in a remote and diverse ecosystem. Now an oil company has sued for rights to drill in the region.
Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the eastern Mediterranean :: A study conducted by an international team of scientists has found new evidence supporting the hypothesis of a mega-flood occurring during the Zanclean period, in which water from the Atlantic poured back into the Mediterranean sea and ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) 5 million years ago. The study, led by Professor Aaron Micallef from the University of Malta, has been published in the Sc
Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the eastern Mediterranean :: A study conducted by an international team of scientists has found new evidence supporting the hypothesis of a mega-flood occurring during the Zanclean period, in which water from the Atlantic poured back into the Mediterranean sea and ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) 5 million years ago. The study, led by Professor Aaron Micallef from the University of Malta, has been published in the Sc
Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous :: Scientists at the University of Liverpool have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous :: Scientists at the University of Liverpool have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous :: Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous :: Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists Have Reconstructed the Genome of a Bird Extinct for 700 Years :: The work hinged on DNA from a museum specimen — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientists Have Reconstructed the Genome of a Bird Extinct for 700 Years :: The work hinged on DNA from a museum specimen — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientists identify specialized brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmoths :: The search for food is linked to other areas in the olfactory center of female tobacco hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) than the search for plants to best lay eggs, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, found. The study confirmed that activity in specific areas in the antennal lobe of the insects correlates with feeding behavior, whereas activity in other areas
Scientists identify specialized brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmoths :: The search for food is linked to other areas in the olfactory center of female tobacco hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) than the search for plants to best lay eggs, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, found. The study confirmed that activity in specific areas in the antennal lobe of the insects correlates with feeding behavior, whereas activity in other areas
Scientists identify specialized brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmoths :: The search for food is linked to other areas in the olfactory center of female tobacco hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) than the search for plants to best lay eggs, researchers have found. The study confirmed that activity in specific areas in the antennal lobe of the insects correlates with feeding behavior, whereas activity in other areas is related to egg-laying.
Scientists identify specialized brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmoths :: The search for food is linked to other areas in the olfactory center of female tobacco hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) than the search for plants to best lay eggs, researchers have found. The study confirmed that activity in specific areas in the antennal lobe of the insects correlates with feeding behavior, whereas activity in other areas is related to egg-laying.
Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel method :: Researchers have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers — a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.
Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism :: A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children.
Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism :: A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children.
Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism :: A team of scientists has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children.
Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism :: A team of scientists has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children.
Scientists map, track breakaway cancerous cells with metal detection :: A special imaging system plus metal detection enable scientists to produce highly detailed digital copies of breakaway cancer cells that could lead to more precise treatments.
Scientists map, track breakaway cancerous cells with metal detection :: A special imaging system plus metal detection enable scientists to produce highly detailed digital copies of breakaway cancer cells that could lead to more precise treatments.
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light :: Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research by the University of Illinois.
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light :: Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research by the University of Illinois.
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light :: Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research by the University of Illinois.
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light :: Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research by the University of Illinois.
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light :: Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research.
Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light :: Twelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research.
Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's disease :: Researchers show that a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 system — a modern tool for editing DNA — is safer and more specific than versions previously used to remove the disease-causing DNA sequence in the defective gene that causes Huntington's disease. The study, which was carried out in cellular models from a Huntington's patient, brings a possible treatment for this currently incurable genetic
Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's disease :: Researchers show that a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 system — a modern tool for editing DNA — is safer and more specific than versions previously used to remove the disease-causing DNA sequence in the defective gene that causes Huntington's disease. The study, which was carried out in cellular models from a Huntington's patient, brings a possible treatment for this currently incurable genetic
Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's disease :: Researchers show that a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 system — a modern tool for editing DNA — is safer and more specific than versions previously used to remove the disease-causing DNA sequence in the defective gene that causes Huntington's disease. The study, which was carried out in cellular models from a Huntington's patient, brings a possible treatment for this currently incurable genetic
Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's disease :: Researchers show that a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 system — a modern tool for editing DNA — is safer and more specific than versions previously used to remove the disease-causing DNA sequence in the defective gene that causes Huntington's disease. The study, which was carried out in cellular models from a Huntington's patient, brings a possible treatment for this currently incurable genetic
Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning :: Scientists at Amherst College and Aalto University have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a quantum gas. The skyrmion was predicted theoretically over 40 years ago, but only now has it been observed experimentally.
Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning :: Scientists at Amherst College and Aalto University have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a quantum gas. The skyrmion was predicted theoretically over 40 years ago, but only now has it been observed experimentally.
Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning :: Scientists have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a quantum gas. The skyrmion was predicted theoretically over 40 years ago, but only now has it been observed experimentally.
Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous :: Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections.
Scientists Predict King Penguins Face Major Threats Due To Climate Change :: The researchers say the problem is that the animals' primary source of food is moving farther away from places where they can breed. They're likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner. (Image credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Scientists Predict King Penguins Face Major Threats Due To Climate Change :: The researchers say the problem is that the animals' primary source of food is moving farther away from places where they can breed. They're likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner. (Image credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Scientists say space aliens could hack our planet :: With all the news stories these days about computer hacking, it probably comes as no surprise that someone is worried about hackers from outer space. Yes, there are now scientists who fret that space aliens might send messages that worm their way into human society—not to steal our passwords but to bring down our culture.
Scientists say space aliens could hack our planet :: With all the news stories these days about computer hacking, it probably comes as no surprise that someone is worried about hackers from outer space. Yes, there are now scientists who fret that space aliens might send messages that worm their way into human society—not to steal our passwords but to bring down our culture.
Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks :: As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. According to a new study, the animal is most abundant in the middle part its range, a rocky expanse in southern Missouri – with up to 35,000 cubic feet of chilly Ozark river water flowing by each second.
Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks :: As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. According to a new study, the animal is most abundant in the middle part its range, a rocky expanse in southern Missouri – with up to 35,000 cubic feet of chilly Ozark river water flowing by each second.
Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks :: As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. Because the animal is being considered for endangered species status, researchers are comparing old and new techniques to get a thorough accounting of its population and distribution.
Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks :: As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. Because the animal is being considered for endangered species status, researchers are comparing old and new techniques to get a thorough accounting of its population and distribution.
Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks :: As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. Because the animal is being considered for endangered species status, researchers are comparing old and new techniques to get a thorough accounting of its population and distribution.
Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branches :: A collaborative team of researchers from Shinshu University in Japan has found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. The researchers, led by Susumu Arai, a professor at Shinshu University, published their results recently in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branches :: A collaborative team of researchers from Shinshu University in Japan has found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. The researchers, led by Susumu Arai, a professor at Shinshu University, published their results recently in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branches :: Researchers have found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. Repeated lithium deposition/dissolution during charge/discharge can cause serious accidents due to the deposition of lithium dendrites that penetrate the separator and induce internal short-circuiting. The researchers hope to solve the issues with a plating technology and eventually achieve a com
Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bears :: Scientists used a technology designed for human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented observation of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her cubs in Italy, where a small population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years. Despite being a common reproductive strategy in social mammals, infanticide could threaten the long-term conservation of
Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bears :: Scientists used a technology designed for human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented observation of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her cubs in Italy, where a small population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years. Despite being a common reproductive strategy in social mammals, infanticide could threaten the long-term conservation of
Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bears :: Scientists used a technology designed for human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented observation of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her cubs in Italy, where a small population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years. Despite being a common reproductive strategy in social mammals, infanticide could threaten the long-term conservation of
Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bears :: Scientists used a technology designed for the purposes of human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented case of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her two cubs in Trentino, the Italian Alps, where a small re-introduced population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years.
Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bears :: Scientists used a technology designed for the purposes of human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented case of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her two cubs in Trentino, the Italian Alps, where a small re-introduced population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years.
Scientists use satellites and drones to discover antarctic penguin 'super-colonies' :: A recent scientific expedition to the Danger Islands, a remote group of tiny islands along eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, used new technologies to discover and survey a breeding colony of more than 1.5 million penguins.
Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create 'BeastBox' :: Musicians have long drawn inspiration from nature, but a new online game is taking that connection one step further. "Beastbox" takes sound clips from real wild animals, transforms them into loops, and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops. Along the way, players learn about the animals and the ecosystems they belong to.
Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create 'BeastBox' :: Musicians have long drawn inspiration from nature, but a new online game is taking that connection one step further. "Beastbox" takes sound clips from real wild animals, transforms them into loops, and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops. Along the way, players learn about the animals and the ecosystems they belong to.
Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis :: A group of researchers has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis :: A group of researchers has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis :: A group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis :: A group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
Sea swimming associated with increased ailments :: This is the first systematic review to examine the evidence on whether spending time in the sea makes people more likely to develop a variety of ailments than people who do not. The results demonstrated that sea bathing doubled the odds of reporting general ear ailments, and the odds of reporting earache specifically rose by 77%. For gastrointestinal illnesses, the odds increased by 29%.
Sea swimming associated with increased ailments :: This is the first systematic review to examine the evidence on whether spending time in the sea makes people more likely to develop a variety of ailments than people who do not. The results demonstrated that sea bathing doubled the odds of reporting general ear ailments, and the odds of reporting earache specifically rose by 77%. For gastrointestinal illnesses, the odds increased by 29%.
Sea swimming increases ailments :: People who swim, bathe or take part in water sports in the sea are substantially more likely to experience stomach bugs, ear aches and other types of illness than those who do not.
Sea swimming increases ailments :: People who swim, bathe or take part in water sports in the sea are substantially more likely to experience stomach bugs, ear aches and other types of illness than those who do not.
Seal pups rescued in winter storms released back to wild :: The pups were separated from their mother during storms at the end of last year.
Search for first stars uncovers 'dark matter' :: New research from a Tel Aviv University astrophysicist, published today in Nature, offers the first direct proof that dark matter exists and that it is composed of low-mass particles.
Search for first stars uncovers 'dark matter' :: New research offers the first direct proof that dark matter exists and that it is composed of low-mass particles.
Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from green :: Thanks to a fast-growing secondhand market, smartphones are increasingly being re-used but large-scale handset recycling is not happening as the industry struggles to go green.
Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from green :: Thanks to a fast-growing secondhand market, smartphones are increasingly being re-used but large-scale handset recycling is not happening as the industry struggles to go green.
Sedative may prevent delirium in the ICU :: A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients, according to new research.
See an almost real-time map of global fishing :: Using satellite tracking, machine learning, and common ship-tracking technology, researchers have directly quantified industrial fishing’s global footprint. “…until now we didn’t really know where people were fishing in vast swaths of the ocean…” Their data reveal, among other surprises, that five countries account for more than 85 percent of high seas fishing and that holidays affect fishing pat
See an almost real-time map of global fishing :: Using satellite tracking, machine learning, and common ship-tracking technology, researchers have directly quantified industrial fishing’s global footprint. “…until now we didn’t really know where people were fishing in vast swaths of the ocean…” Their data reveal, among other surprises, that five countries account for more than 85 percent of high seas fishing and that holidays affect fishing pat
Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now :: A seed company co-founded by the chef Dan Barber aims to build a big audience for new vegetables (sweeter peppers, milder beets) using the marketing muscle of chefs.
Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now :: A seed company co-founded by the chef Dan Barber aims to build a big audience for new vegetables (sweeter peppers, milder beets) using the marketing muscle of chefs.
Seeing nanoscale details in mammalian cells :: Scientists peer inside mammalian cells, producing intricately detailed, 3-D images of the tiny structures within and tracking molecules' subtle movements.
Seeing the brain's electrical activity :: MIT researchers have come up with a new way to measure electrical activity in the brain. Their new light-sensitive protein can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function.
Seeing the brain's electrical activity :: MIT researchers have come up with a new way to measure electrical activity in the brain. Their new light-sensitive protein can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function.
Seeing the brain's electrical activity :: Researchers have come up with a new way to measure electrical activity in the brain. Their new light-sensitive protein can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function.
Seeing the brain's electrical activity :: Researchers have come up with a new way to measure electrical activity in the brain. Their new light-sensitive protein can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function.
Self-driving cars with no in-vehicle backup driver get OK for California public roads :: Self-driving cars with no human backup behind the wheel will be legal on California roads for testing and transporting the public starting April 2.
Senate Democrats Have a Plan To Save Net Neutrality :: Opinion: Senator Chuck Schumer explains how Congress can stop the FCC's dangerous and restrictive net neutrality reversal.
Senate Democrats Have a Plan To Save Net Neutrality :: Opinion: Senator Chuck Schumer explains how Congress can stop the FCC's dangerous and restrictive net neutrality reversal.
Send In The Clones: Barbra Streisand Reveals Fluffy Canine Copies :: In an interview with Variety magazine, the legendary singer/filmmaker dropped a bombshell: Two of her three coton de tulears are clones of a favorite canine who died last year. (Image credit: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)
Sensors help smartphones keep eye on solo seniors :: Looking after an elderly relative who lives alone can be a huge source of worry. But what if your smartphone could automatically alert you if your mother has stayed in bed all morning or suffered a fall?
Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh :: Flooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted
Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh :: Flooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted
Seriously, how are Uber and Lyft drivers surviving? :: Uber Lyft Service
SETI, the Next Generation? :: Time to bring the search for extraterrestrial technosignatures all the way in from the cold — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Setting guidelines for effective and ethical short term medical missions :: In "Guidelines for responsible short-term global health activities: developing common principles," Judith Lasker, professor of sociology at Lehigh University, and eight colleagues with expertise in global health, analyze 27 published guidelines for best practices created by organizations and individuals seeking to improve short-term volunteer trips in underserved Global South communities.
Setting guidelines for effective and ethical short term medical missions :: In "Guidelines for responsible short-term global health activities: developing common principles," Judith Lasker, professor of sociology at Lehigh University, and eight colleagues with expertise in global health, analyze 27 published guidelines for best practices created by organizations and individuals seeking to improve short-term volunteer trips in underserved Global South communities.
Seven automated smartphone commands you should try :: DIY Teach your old phone some new tricks. Your phone can make your life even more convenient if you automate some of its commands. Set up your device to complete these seven tasks automatically.
Seven automated smartphone commands you should try :: DIY Teach your old phone some new tricks. Your phone can make your life even more convenient if you automate some of its commands. Set up your device to complete these seven tasks automatically.
Seven Seconds Ponders the Failures of Justice :: The central question of Seven Seconds , Netflix’s new 10-part miniseries from Veena Sud (the creator of AMC and Netflix’s The Killing ), is never who killed Brenton Butler, a black teenager in Jersey City. In the show’s opening minutes, viewers see Pete Jablonski (Beau Knapp), an off-duty police officer, hit something with his car while he’s rushing to the hospital to take care of his pregnant wi
Sex bias in MHC I-associated shaping of the adaptive immune system [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]HLA associations, T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire bias, and sex bias have independently been shown for many diseases. While some immunological differences between the sexes have been described, they do not fully explain bias in men toward many infections/cancers, and toward women in autoimmunity. Next-generation TCR variable beta chain (TCRBV)…