autisme – kobling til synæstesi
Sensory links between autism and synesthesia pinpointedConcrete links between the symptoms of autism and synesthesia have been discovered and clarified for the first time. New research finds similarities between the two conditions and suggests how they might be much more closely associated than previously thought.
autisme: nye gener for autisme opdaget
Discovery of 18 New Autism-Linked Genes May Point to New TreatmentsMost of the candidate genes play roles in cellular processes also implicated in intellectual disability —
Study tests the 'three-hit' theory of autismCould a genetic predisposition to autism together with early stress have a more detrimental effect on boys than on girls? In experiments with mice, researchers found evidence that three factors — genes, environment, and sex — work together to produce problems with social interaction, a hallmark of autism.
stamceller: frembringelse af begyndelsen af kunstigt foster uden brug af kønsceller
Forskere dyrker verdens første kunstige fosterTo typer stamceller aftaler arbejdsopgaver via biokemisk kommunikation, fortæller forskere, som har frembragt begyndelsen til et kunstigt foster helt uden brug af sæd eller æg.
allergi for penicillin kan være ukorrekt – hudtest kan afsløre det
Skin testing, computerized support tool can improve antibiotic use in hospital inpatientsInvestigators have developed two approaches to increasing the use of penicillins and cephalosporins — highly effective antibiotics that are not as problematic as many alternatives — in hospitalized patients previously believed to be allergic to penicillin.
astma hyppigere hos kvinder
Women suffer from asthma symptoms more frequently and more severely than menWomen suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of asthma and allergies and, secondly, hormone preparations such as the contraceptive pill play a role.
bakterier kan spredes med vind
WATCH: Raindrops Catapult Bacteria Into The Air, And It's Beautiful They don't have wings, but bacteria sure can fly. Researchers at MIT say that tiny bubbles trapped by raindrops play a part in launching bacteria on long-distance flights.
bakterier, der er dødelige, skal bekæmpes med enkeltcelleorganismer der æder bakterierne
Scientists engineering cells to eat deadly bacteriaResearchers at the Johns Hopkins University are working to engineer single-cell organisms that will seek out and eat bacteria that are deadly to humans.
bananfluer formerer sig mindre under en infektion – årsag påvist
Fruit flies halt reproduction during infectionA protective mechanism that allows fruit flies to lay fewer eggs in response to bacterial infection is explained in a new study.
3x energi og nul brandfare: Manden bag lithium-ion-batteri er klar med arvtager94-årig opfinder står bag nyt batteri, der slår hans eget revolutionerende lithium-ion-batteri på flere parametre. DTU-professor er begejstret.
blåbær giver bedre hjernefunktion hos ældre
Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older peopleDrinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to new research.
brandsår behandles ved pålægning med steril fiskeskind
Fiskeskind redder brandsårsofre i Brasilien– Og det lyder slet ikke urealistisk, at man kan bruge fiskeskind, som vi herhjemme bruger grisehud, forklarer dansk overlæge.
broccoli indeholder stof mod fedme
Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, ameliorates obesitySulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, is known to exert effects of cancer prevention by detoxicating chemical compounds taken into the body and by enhancing anti-oxidation ability. In the present study, experiments with mice demonstrate that sulforaphane ameliorates obesity, the conclusion based on the two functions of sulforaphane newly uncovered; amelioration of obesity through enha
brystkræft kan behandles med diabetesmedicin måske
Diabetes drug may be effective against deadly form of breast cancer, study suggestsResearchers have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer. The study, 'AKR1B1 promotes basal-like breast cancer progression by a positive feedback loop that activates the EMT program,' suggests that an inhibitor of this enzyme currently used to treat diabetes patients could be an effective therapy for this frequently deadly form of cancer.
brystkræftoverlevere kan godt spise sojaprodukter
Eating Soy Has Benefits For Breast Cancer Survivors, Study Finds New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried. In fact, for some women, soy consumption was tied to longer life.
brystkræftpatienter har gavn af Perjeta i kombination med Herceptin og kemoterapi
Perjeta forlænger livet hos patienter med brystkræftKvinder med aggresiv brystkræft lever længere uden tilbagefald, når de får Perjeta i kombination med Herceptin og kemoterapi, viser nyt studie.
Synchrotron sheds (X-ray) light on carbon chemistry at ocean surfacesCarbonate, bicarbonate, and carbonic acid emerge when atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans, which is the largest sink for this greenhouse gas. Researchers are interested in better understanding the carbonate system to potentially help facilitate carbon sequestration schemes, to help mitigate climate change. Recently, researchers made breakthrough discoveries about the carbonate speci
demens: kaffe og 23 andre stoffer beskytter ved at fremme et enzym
Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementiaResearchers have identified 24 compounds — including caffeine — with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.
depression ændrer hjernens arkitektur
Brain architecture alters to compensate for depressionStructural differences in the cerebral cortex have been found in patients with depression. These differences normalize with appropriate medication, report researchers.
A 180 million year old dinosaur dinnerWhile artistic reconstructions of dinosaurs preying on each other are a fantastic way of illustrating the real-life behaviours of these fantastic creatures, direct evidence of dinosaur-food interactions in the fossil record are surprisingly rare.
evolution – hvorfor dyr gik på land
Why Did Life Move to Land? For the View Life on Earth began in the water. So when the first animals moved onto land, they had to trade their fins for limbs, and their gills for lungs, the better to adapt to their new terrestrial environment. A new study, out today, suggests that the shift to lungs and limbs doesn't tell the full story of these creatures' transformation. As they emerged from the sea, they gained something perhaps more p
fisk der ikke er kogt nok kan give sygdommen clonorchiasis i Kina – 15 mill. mennesker ramt
Risks from eating undercooked fish: Clonorchiasis risk across China mappedClonorchiasis, a neglected tropical disease usually acquired by eating undercooked freshwater fish, affects an estimated 15 million people around the globe. More than 85 percent of cases are concentrated in China. Now, researchers have produced high-resolution risk maps for clonorchiasis in China. Scientists have identified provinces with the highest risk and important predictors for clonorchiasis
fotosyntese – ny viden
New study shines light on photosynthesisTerry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at Palacký University in the Czech Republic and at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio have solved a longstanding mystery in photosynthesis, a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy. Their findings are presented in a st
fotosyntese – ny viden
New study shines light on photosynthesisResearchers have solved a longstanding mystery in photosynthesis, a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy.
Study examines tungsten in extreme environments to improve fusion materialsA fusion reactor is essentially a magnetic bottle containing the same processes that occur in the sun. Deuterium and tritium fuels fuse to form a vapor of helium ions, neutrons and heat. As this hot, ionized gas—called plasma—burns, that heat is transferred to water to make steam to turn turbines that generate electricity. The superheated plasma poses a constant threat to the reactor wall and the
fødsel før tiden kan nedsættes
Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birthTreatment with vaginal progesterone reduced the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in pregnant women with twins and who have a short cervix — a risk factor for preterm birth — according to a meta-analysis of individual patient data.
grafen til styring af teraHertz bølger
Towards mastering terahertz waves?Terahertz waves allow for the detection of materials that are undetectable at other frequencies. However, the use of these waves is severely limited by the absence of suitable devices and materials allowing to control them. Researchers have developed a technique based on the use of graphene, which allows for the potentially very quick control of both the intensity and the polarization of terahertz
Forskere: Trods indfriede klimamål kan Nordpolens is forsvindeIsen kan fortsætte med at smelte hurtigt, selv om verdens klimamål bliver opfyldt, viser forskning.
Anbefaling til danske politikere på vej til Rusland: Lad iPhone, iPad og computer blive hjemme Medlemmerne af Folketingets Udenrigspolitiske Nævn er blevet advaret mod at tage blandt andet deres iPhones med til Rusland.
hacking – wikileaks afslører CIA's cyberarsena
WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Mega-Trove of CIA Hacking Secrets In a leak of nearly 9,000 documents, WikiLeaks puts the CIA's secrets in the open
hacking – wikileaks afslører CIA's cyberarsena
Kæmpe Wikileaks-læk: CIA har mistet det meste af sit cyberarsenal https://www.version2.dk/artikel/stort-wikileaks-laek-cia-har-nyligt-mistet-meste-sit-cyberarsenal-1074212 Whistleblower-tjenesten Wikileaks har netop frigivet dokumenter, der beskriver omfattende cyberaktiviteter under CIA.
HIV-lægemiddel abacavir kan give allergi
Computer models could allow researchers to better understand, predict adverse drug reactionsComputer model shows what happens at the molecular level during severe allergic reactions to abacavir, a common HIV drug
hjernens synapser – enzymet Rab4
When less is essential to keep the brain goingScientists have found that supply of the enzyme Rab4 could make a significant difference in the formation and organization of synapses. Interestingly, a reduced supply of the enzyme could increase the assembly of the synapse in neuronal networks, as well as corresponding brain functions.
hukommelse hos menneske
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's — a key discovery about human memoryAs Superman flies, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it's a superhero. But they haven't just spotted the Man of Steel — they've experienced the ideal conditions to create a very strong memory of him.
hukommelse og indlæring hos bananfluer – rumlig orientering huskes – biokemisk studie
A backup copy in the central brain: How fruit flies form orientation memoryInsects have a spatial orientation memory that helps them remember the location of their destination if they are briefly deflected from their route. Researchers have examined how this working memory functions on the biochemical level in the case of Drosophila melanogaster.
A Computational Model of Systems Memory Reconsolidation and ExtinctionIn the mammalian brain newly acquired memories are dependent on the hippocampus for maintenance and recall, but over time these functions are taken over by the neocortex through a process called memory consolidation. Thus, whereas recent memories are likely to be disrupted in the event of hippocampal damage, older memories are less vulnerable. However, if a consolidated memory is reactivated by a
hukommelsen og korttidshukommelse
Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memoryNerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as previously thought, new brain research has determined. The research has implications in understanding and perhaps treating patients with dementia or other disorders of the brain and mind.
humlebier afsætter duftspor
Bumblebees Leave 'Smelly Footprints' Behind on FlowersBumblebees mark the flowers they've visited with smelly footprints, and they can tell the difference between odors from family members' feet and those of strangers.
hunde: MRI-scanning kan påvise om hunden er egnet som handicaphjælper
Brain scans of service-dog trainees help sort weaker recruits from the packBrain scans of canine candidates to assist people with disabilities can help predict which dogs will fail a rigorous service training program, a study by finds. The study found that fMRI boosted the ability to identify dogs that would ultimately fail service-dog training to 67 percent, up from about 47 percent without the use of fMRI.
klimaændring og jordbund
Future climate change will affect plants and soil differentlyA new study has found that soil carbon loss is more sensitive to climate change compared to carbon taken up by plants. In drier regions, soil carbon loss decreased but in wetter regions soil carbon loss increased. This could result in a positive feedback to the atmosphere leading to an additional increase of atmospheric CO2 levels.
kobberminedrift med bioaktive stoffer fra bakterier
Copper mining with bioactive substances derived from bacteriaChile is one of the most important suppliers of copper to German industry. Within the framework of the scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries, research is now being pursued into how Chilean copper ores can be extracted in a more environmentally sustainable way. Bioactive substances derived from bacteria may replace or reduce chemicals. A further aim is to increase metal
kræft: billedgenkendelse ved deep learning system hos Google
Googles AI-projekt slår kræftspecialister Google har udviklet et nyt deep learning-billedgenkendelsessystem, der diagnosticerer kræft hurtigere og mere præcist end patologer. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/googles-ai-projekt-slaar-kraeftspecialister-1074157
A new way to reset gene expression in cancer cells shows promise for leukemia treatmentScientists have discovered a potential new target for the treatment of leukemia that potentially could augment the activity of BET inhibitors, drugs currently in clinical trials. These therapies act on histones, DNA's packaging proteins, to reset gene regulatory programs that go awry in cancer.
kræft: melanoma-mutation påvist
Key mutation in melanoma suppresses the immune systemResearchers have identified a specific mutation that allows melanoma tumor cells to remain undetected by the immune system.
kræft: tyktarmskræft og nyopdaget DNA-enhancer
Newly discovered DNA enhancers help switch on colorectal cancerGenetic mutations can increase a person's cancer risk, but other gene 'enhancer' elements may also be responsible for disease progression, according to new research. In a breakthrough study, scientists discovered changes in specific regions of DNA, outside of colorectal cancer genes, that 'enhance' harmful gene expression to help grow tumors.
kunstig intelligens frygt
Feeling AI Anxiety? 41% of Americans Fear Getting Replaced by Tech Is AI a job booster or job killer? 41% of Americans fear getting replaced by AI, automation, and digitization, according to a new survey by SelectHub. What does this mean for the future of work? The survey also found that Gen Xers were most likely to be concerned and that certain industries were more worried than others.
kunstig intelligens frygt
Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Threat–YetArtificial intelligence as existential threat —
Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computingResearchers from the University of Bristol and Université Libre de Bruxelles have theoretically shown how to write programs for random circuitry in quantum computers.
laser til kemianalyser
New design results in compact, highly efficient frequency combA quantum cascade laser (QCL) frequency comb has been developed that is dramatically more efficient than previous iterations. The device could detect many different kinds of chemicals, including industrial emissions, explosives, and chemical warfare agents, say scientists.
livet var allerede kompliceret for 2,33 mia år siden
Study suggests complex life was present on Earth 2.33 billion years agoAn exhaustive genetic analysis of modern-day organisms has revealed new insights into Earth's earliest forms of complex life.
maven: ny viden om syrepumpen
Researchers solve the mystery of the acid pumpResearchers have succeeded in identifying the mechanisms involved in what is known as the acid pump, which at the cellular level pumps acid into the stomach — in some cases leading to gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
meteornedslag sker ikke med bestemte tidsmellemrum men tilfældigt
Earth is bombarded at randomDo mass extinctions, like the fall of the dinosaurs, and the formation of large impact craters on Earth occur together at regular intervals? "This question has been under discussion for more than thirty years now," says Matthias Meier from ETH Zurich's Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology. As late as 2015, US researchers indicated that impact craters were formed on Earth around every 26 million
migræne hos børn – behandling
Innovative treatment offers relief to children with frequent migraine headachesA minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief, according to new research.
mitokondriernes calcium-port varierer fra organ til organ
Controlling energy production by calcium is an organ-specific affairResearchers have shown that the composition of the mitochondrial calcium portal (the protein that regulates when and how much calcium enters) is different depending on the organ in the body, and this difference allows mitochondria to tune their energy output by decoding a pattern of amplitude and/or frequency of calcium oscillations inside a cell. The results could shed light on our basic understa
motion er godt mod ældning
Best anti-ageing exercise is high intensity interval trainingExercise is the best anti-ageing pill, but which routine is most effective? A study reveals that HIIT is better than weight training at rejuvenating cells
myrer og hurtig evolution og klimatilpasning
Species appears to evolve quickly enough to endure city temperaturesUrban acorn ants collected in Cleveland appear to have taken no more than 100 years — no more than 20 generations — to evolve and thrive in their heat-trapping city home. The capability suggests the species may be able to cope with other sources of rising temperatures.
nitrogenoptagelse og overførsel til orkide-mykorrhiza – genetisk forskning
Nitrogen uptake between fungi and orchidsOrchids are an example of an experimentally tractable plant that is highly dependent on its relationship with its mycorrhizal fungal partners for nutrient supply. In this recent study, researchers for the first time identified some genetic determinants potentially involved in nitrogen uptake and transfer in orchid mycorrhizas.
næsehorn i fransk zoo dræbt af krybskytter – horn savet af
White rhino killed by poachers at French zooIntruders at a French zoo have shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns in a grizzly overnight poaching incident, the police and the zoo said Tuesday.
planters vækst og klimatilpasning
Equation helps to explain plant growthA new biology breakthrough has important implications for plants as they adapt to a warming environment, say
resveratrol bevarer synapser ved muskel/nerve-steder
Resveratrol preserves neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging miceRed wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise, say researchers.
System enables people to correct robot mistakes using brain signalsFor robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them explicit commands for very specific tasks.
robotter stiller spørgsmål
Algorithm lets confused robots ask questions A new algorithm lets robots ask for clarification when they're not sure what a person wants. "Fetching objects is an important task that we want collaborative robots to be able to do," says Stefanie Tellex, professor of computer science at Brown University. "But it's easy for the robot to make errors, either by misunderstanding what we want, or by being in situations where commands are ambiguous.
robotter styres af hjernen
'Telepathic' Brain Signals Correct Robot's Mistakes | VideoA new brain-controlled robot uses brain signals from a human operator to correct a bot's mistakes in real time.
sandheder og løgne
How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory Research on collective recall takes on new importance in a post-fact world. Nature 543 168 doi: 10.1038/543168a
slangegift kan neutraliseres lettere
Snake bite? Chemists figure out how to easily and cheaply halt venom's spreadChemists have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom — an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year.
sommerfuglevingers farver og nanoopbygning
How to Build a Butterfly WingIridescent butterfly wings get their brilliance from structures smaller than a wavelength of light. Scientists are now peeking inside the chrysalis to watch these structural colors form as a living… —
A Map of Lexical Distances Between Europe's Languages A Finn and a Spaniard walk into a bar…
syntetisk receptor efterligner hvordan celler kommunikerer
World-first synthetic receptor mimics how cells 'talk' to the world around themResearchers have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms 'talk' to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals just like its natural equivalent.
Trump – og sort humor
Memes Are Helping People of Color Cope With the Trump Era Opinion: Finding amusement in dire circumstances can be empowering and cathartic
Trump og indrejseforbud
ASHG opposes new executive order restricting travel to the USThe American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) opposes and urges the White House to rescind its recent Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," issued March 6.
Trump og indrejseforbud
What Trump's new travel ban means for science Policy reinstates restrictions on immigration from six countries but exempts current visa-holders
Trump og indrejseforbud
Trump's New Travel Ban Still Sabotages Science and Tech Its prospects for keeping dangerous people out are dubious at best. But would-be immigrants in science and tech will almost certainly be turned away
Trump og klima
Trump set to roll back federal fuel-economy requirementsThe Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to increase significantly the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming.
==Trump og milj==ø
Eating Metal: Why Repeal of the Lead Bullet Ban Is Bad for HealthLead bullets are deadly, and not just for the wild game that get shot. That's why a recent decision to overturn a federal ban on the use of lead bullets within U.S. wildlife refuges may backfire regarding the health of both animals and people.
==Trump og milj==ø
Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.
==Trump og milj==ø
Deep cuts to environmental research in Trump's budget proposalUS agencies doing climate research see concerning budget proposal that would eliminate funding for government science on air, energy and water within EPA, and slash satellite and coastal research at NOAA
==Trump og milj==ø
Trump Administration Seeks Big Budget Cuts for Climate ResearchIts targeting of climate science goes beyond the work of NOAA and EPA —
Trump og natur
States Attack U.S. Endangered Species Act RulesEmboldened by Trump election, several states ask White House to roll back habitat protection —
Trump og science
Activists Rush to Save Government Science Data — If They Can Find ItThe Trump administration has begun changing some government websites. A group of concerned citizens has been working to preserve data it sees as politically vulnerable.
vaccine mod diabetes-type1
Forskere vil bremse type 1-diabetes med ny vaccine En indsprøjtning med stoffet GAD-alum direkte ind i immunforsvarets maskinrum, lymfeknuderne, kan måske bremse nedbrydningen af bugspytkirtlens evne til at producere insulin. Overlæge vurderer: »Det ser lovende ud.«
virus: strukktur af P22virus
Detailed chemical structure of P22 virus resolvedScientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University have completed a model of unprecedented near-atomic resolution of the chemical structure of the P22 virus. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
virus: forhistorisk gammel retrovirus fundet i flagermus
Prehistoric ancestor of leukaemia virus found in batsAncient DNA traces from the family of viruses that cause a rare type of leukaemia have been found in the genomes of bats, filling the "last major gap" in retrovirus fossil record.
zebrastribers årsag – pandas sort og hvid mønster af to årsager
Giant pandas are black and white for 2 reasons Scientists who discovered zebras have black-and-white stripes to repel biting flies have now figured out why giant pandas have the same distinct coloring: camouflage and communication. "Understanding why the giant panda has such striking coloration has been a long-standing problem in biology that has been difficult to tackle because virtually no other mammal has this appearance, making analogies
ældning: aktivering af enzymet sirtuin-6
Small molecules fighting aging-related diseasesFor the first time an international research network has succeeded in producing small molecules able to activate the enzyme sirtuin 6. Furthermore, the scientists were able to reveal the structural basis of such processes. These findings will enable the development of drugs that might support the fight against aging-related diseases.
The Main Cognitive Model of Visual Recognition: Contour RecognitionIn this paper, we will study the following pattern recognition problem: Every pattern is a 3-dimensional graph, its surface can be split up into some regions, every region is composed of the pixels with the approximately same colour value and the approximately same depth value that is distance to eyes, and there may also be some contours, e.g., literal contours, on a surface of every pattern. For
Evaluating Graph Signal Processing for Neuroimaging Through Classification and Dimensionality ReductionGraph Signal Processing (GSP) is a promising method to analyze high-dimensional neuroimaging datasets while taking into account both the spatial and functional dependencies between brain signals. In the present work, we apply GSP with dimensionality reduction techniques to decode brain activity from real and simulated fMRI datasets. We introduce seven graphs obtained from a) geometric structure an
HNCcorr: A Novel Combinatorial Approach for Cell Identification in Calcium-Imaging MoviesCalcium imaging has emerged as a workhorse method in neuroscience to investigate patterns of neuronal activity. Instrumentation to acquire calcium imaging movies has rapidly progressed and has become standard across labs. Still, algorithms to automatically detect and extract activity signals from calcium imaging movies are highly variable from~lab~to~lab and more advanced algorithms are continuous
Cheetah Cubs and Canine Pups Can Save the Species Dogs are saving cheetah kittens, in more ways than one.
Do Smarter People Look More Intelligent? It Depends on Their Gender Faces convey many important signals, but our ability to perceive the measured intelligence (IQ) of another person is contingent on the gender of the subject.
A Magnetotail Around Mars Would Cause the Planet to Terraform Itself Imagine the birth of an entirely new ocean on the Martian surface.
Nye tal: 400 færre senge og 50 pct. flere patienter i psykiatrien på 10 år I dag er mange psykiatere mismodige og frustrerede, fortæller Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskabs netop genvalgte formand, Torsten Bjørn Jacobsen.
Forskere vil finde sammenhæng mellem kronisk betændelse i bihuler og lunger hos KOL-patienter Et nyt ph.d.-studie skal undersøge sammenhængen mellem kronisk betændelse i bihuler og lunger hos patienter med KOL. Studiet har til formål at afdække, om patienter med begge lidelser kan have gavn af en tværfaglig udredning og behandling, siger studiets førsteforfatter.
Hospital og kommune i tæt samarbejde om borgere mellem hjem og indlæggelse Frederiksberg Kommune har samlet Døgnrehabiliteringen på det lokale hospital, der sikrer de nødvendige lægelige kompetencer.
Stor stigning i antallet af unge rygerePå bare ét år er andelen af rygere blandt de 16-25 årige steget fra 18 pct. til 22 pct, viser nye tal fra Kræftens Bekæmpelse. »Vi voksne har sovet i timen,« siger Niels Them Kjær, projektchef i Kræftens Bekæmpelse.
»Det svarer jo lidt til at modtage en nobelpris« Michael Due Madsen lagde en plan for 11 år siden: Uddannelsesmiljøet på Anæstesiologisk-Intensiv Afdeling V på Odense Universitetshospital skulle væk fra inspektorernes lave karakterer og op og score maksimale point. Det lykkedes, og i dag har afdelingen fået Sundhedsstyrelsens uddannelsespris.
To raise brave girls, encourage adventure | Caroline PaulGutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up — and grow up to be brave women. Learn how to spark a little productive risk-taking and raise confident girls with stories and advice from firefighter, paraglider and all-around adventurer Caroline Paul.
Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet EarthA key spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme blasts into orbit.
Five ways to avoid breathing polluted airSimple tips to avoid inhaling air from traffic and other common sources of pollution.
Sentinel-2B satellite launched to photograph EarthThe Sentinel-2B spacecraft will take pictures to help create a complete map of Earth.
Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in KenyaThere are fewer than 30 such animals left in Africa after Satao II was apparently shot.
Bavianhjerter og fåreblod: Sådan har vi brugt dyr som kroppens reservedeleModerne lægevidenskab har bl.a. succes med at bruge fiskeskind og grisehud. I tidligere tider gik eksperimenterne ikke altid godt.
Kultur, bevægelse og socialt samvær skal holde modne hjerner friskeNyt projekt skal hjælpe seniorer til at styrke hjernen og leve aktivt. Læge giver her et par gode råd med på vejen.
How high-status friends could affect your weight Gender plays a significant role in the relationship between a person's weight and the socioeconomic status of the people in their lives, research suggests. Although Western cultures associate high socioeconomic status with slenderness, the relationship between status and weight is actually more nuanced. Using nationally representative data from the 2004 US General Social Survey, Lijun Song, profe
'Lead diet' for kids may require more evidence For years, health experts have told parents of children with high blood lead concentrations to provide their kids foods rich in iron, calcium, and vitamin C. The research behind these dietary recommendations, however, is lacking, according to a new paper in the Journal of Pediatrics . "We don't have the right evidence base to be making these recommendations," says study
Play the game: How movement makes memories stick As Superman soars overhead, people on the streets famously think they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it's a superhero. But they haven't just spotted the Man of Steel; they've also experienced ideal conditions for creating a very strong memory of him. Cognitive scientists have now learned that whether and how something moves—for instance, how Superman appears as he streaks acro
Imagine if phones knew when to let us focus Your personality traits, among other factors, could let researchers predict your receptiveness to smartphone interruptions—texts, push alerts, social media messages, and more. The model could lead to better ways to manage a blizzard of notifications and limit interruptions—if smartphone manufacturers get on board. "Ideally, a smartphone notification management system should be like an excellent h
Shells say tropics once got hot enough to kill As the world warmed millions of years ago, conditions in the tropics may have made it so hot some organisms couldn't survive. Theories dating to the 1980s suggest that as the rest of the earth warms, tropical temperatures would be strictly limited, or regulated by an internal "thermostat." These theories are controversial, but important because the tropics and subtropics make up half the earth's
Rabbits: Habits, Diet & Other FactsRabbits are small mammals with fluffy, short tails, whiskers and distinctive long ears. There are about 30 species of rabbits around the world.
Small Asteroid Flies Within 9,000 Miles of Earth | VideoThe 10-foot (3 meter) space rock came within the orbit of geosynchronous satellites when it flew by the Earth on March 2nd, 2017. The asteroid was designated 2017 EA and was discovered by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey 6 hours earlier.
Human Activity Shaped 208 Mineral Species | VideoAccording to a new catalogue of Earth's minerals, 208 minerals are now recognized to have formed directly or indirectly as a result of human activity.
First Underwater Images of Elusive Whale Captured | VideoFor the first time, scientists have captured images of the elusive True's beaked whale swimming underwater, which could reveal new secrets about this mysterious, deep-diving creature.
Sinking of California's San Joaquin Valley Seen from SpaceA new map made with satellite radar data shows the sinking of California's San Joaquin Valley in deceptively tranquil colors.
Elusive Deep-Sea Whale Captured on Video for the First TimeFor the first time, researchers have captured video of the elusive True's beaked whale swimming underwater.
Here's How Many Heart Disease & Diabetes Deaths Are Linked to FoodNearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes may be due to diet, a new study finds.
Unhealthy Trend: Fewer Americans Are Trying to Lose WeightThe percentage of Americans who are attempting to shed their excess pounds is dropping.
Black Death Couple? 2 Male Skeletons Found with Fingers EntwinedA 600-year-old mystery has surfaced from the tunnels of London's new Crossrail network, as archaeologists unearthed the skeletons of two men who were buried apparently holding hands.
Robot 'Telepathy' Could Make Self-Driving Cars SaferAre you nervous about entrusting your life to a self-driving car? What if you could telepathically communicate with the vehicle to instantaneously let it know if it makes a mistake?
Do Women Really Need a Yearly Pelvic Exam?Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist.
New Species! Tiny Frog and Fungus Gnat Get Celebrity NamesWhat does British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough have in common with the Finnish founder of a symphonic metal band?
How the Dehumanization of Certain Groups Leads to a 'Vicious Cycle' of HateWhy do some people in the United States vilify certain groups?
Rare White Rhino Killed for Coveted Horn at French ZooA first-of-its-kind killing in a zoo does not surprise some conservationists familiar with rhino poaching.
The perfect grant and how to get it To help scientists build a career, Panayiota Poirazi says funders must earmark cash, reduce emphasis on collaboration and improve the application process.
Quantum Microscope Spies on Chemical Reactions in Real TimeDiamond-based imaging system uses magnetic resonance of electrons to detect charged atoms —
Prominent British geneticist offers defence in long-running misconduct investigation David Latchman says he did not have direct involvement in images at the heart of criticized papers from his group
Taxi-sharing in cities follows universal maths law Ride-sharing algorithm finds untapped potential to cut costs and reduce emissions in cities around the world
Tribes & Traitors: What Happens When You Empathize with the Enemy? This week on Hidden Brain, the stories of two men who showed empathy for the other side and found themselves labeled "enemy" by their own people.
Are Routine Pelvic Exams A Must? Evidence Is Lacking, Task Force Says There's not enough good evidence to make the call as to whether an annual pelvic exam is a good screening tool, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.
Take a Number: Volkswagen's Emissions Fraud May Affect Mortality Rate in EuropeSoftware that allowed the auto manufacturer to skirt environmental rules could lead to 1,200 deaths because of excess air pollution, researchers said.
In the Caves of Ancient Humans, Stories Told Dot by DotAbout 38,000 years ago, archaeologists say, some of Europe's earliest modern humans were making art that evokes the pointillism of Georges Seurat.
22 stunning images that turn science into art Science The 2017 Wellcome Image Award winners For two decades, Wellcome Images has presented awards to the best scientific and medical images that enter its collection each year. Check them out here.
Blue Origin's next rocket may finally get sea legs Space Simulation shows the New Glenn landing on a drone ship Although Blue Origin beat SpaceX in landing a rocket booster on solid ground, SpaceX has mastered the art of sea landings, which are more difficult.
Here's the first video of one of the planet's most elusive beaked whales Animals We've finally seen a True's beaked whale in its natural habitat We've known about True's beaked whale for almost a century—here's why they're so hard to spot.
This is how your brain constructs emotions Health Book excerpt: How emotions are made For my daughter's twelfth birthday, we exploited the power of simulation (and had some fun) by throwing a "gross foods" party. Read on.
A hydration bladder for 78 percent off? I'd buy it. Gadgets It's $9. Water you waiting for? Hydration bladder for 78 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.
Raindrops spew bacteria into the air as they burst—and it's kind of beautiful Science Watch it for yourself A new study explains how some bacteria end up airborne. Read on.
City folk: You could probably share rides a lot more often than you do Cars Sharing is caring, you guys A new study aims to determine how shareable rides across four major cities around the world really are.
Yes, having sex makes you better at your job Health It may be NSFW, but it's a safe bet for improving your workplace productivity Newsflash: engaging in an activity like sex—which feeds the pleasure and reward centers of your brain—helps you feel happier and more motivated the next day.
In war, it's not just your allies that matter—their allies matter too. And so do theirs. Military Friends of friends of friends are basically friends A new study shows that conflict is unlikely between nations that are connected within three degrees by alliances. Read on.
Climate Deniers, You're Climate Deniers–Deal with ItThe Freuds wrote the playbook, and you're following it to the letter —
The Most Important Idea about the UniverseIt's "convergence"—the fact that seemingly disparate areas of science are fundamentally linked —
Brain Awareness Week Partner Interview: Sung-Jin Jeong, Ph.D. This is the second in a series of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) partner interviews, in which partners share their BAW experiences and tips for planning successful events. Sung-Jin Jeong , Ph.D., is the principal researcher/director of the Neuronal Development and Disease Department/Brain Research Policy Center at the Korea Brain Research Institute. The Brain Awareness Week effort in Korea is a large
ANALYSE: Landvindmøller i postfaktuel modvindEn sag fra Tønder tyder på, at modstand mod vindmøller er blevet symbol på kampen mellem provins og hovedstad, mellem høj og lav.
Industriens Fond skyder 50 millioner kroner i 3D-printDe små og mellemstore virksomheder skal have et sted at gå hen, når de vil i gang med 3D-print. Derfor opretter Industriens Fond initiativet AM-Lab, der bredt skal favne alle de udfordringer, som 3D-print kan give.
Monster-raketmotor klar: Blue Origin når vigtig milepælDet private rumfartsselskab har samlet sin første fuldskala BE-4 raketmotor, der skal sende mennesker og materiel i kredsløb om Jorden.
Nordmænd vilde med elbus-forsøgEn hel række forsøg med elbusser i Norge skal give erfaring med flere forskellige koncepter. Kommunerne står i spidsen for forsøgene, mens staten bidrager med op til halvdelen af ekstraomkostningerne.
Ny satellit overvåger kornet på danske markerOptiske data hver femte dag skal hjælpe med gødning og miljø. Men data kan frit bruges af alle.
Nyt vartegn: IDA sender 85 mio. kr. dyrt 'æg' i udbudFire entreprenører skal byde på udvidelsen af IDAs hovedkvarter i København. Holder det samlede budget på 85 mio. kr., vil byggeriet gå i gang i oktober.
Spørg Scientariet: Hvor mange vindmøller kan dække halvdelen af Danmarks elforbrug?En læser efterlyser et tal for, hvor mange MW-møller, der kan dække 50 procent af vores forbrug, og om det er muligt overhovedet. Det svarer Danmarks Vindmølleforening på.
Vejdirektoratet slukker elektroniske trafiktavlerVejdirektoratet forventer længere køer i hovedstadsområdet og ved Herning, når direktoratet sparer et stort antal trafiktavler væk.
New study shows Americans are having sex less oftenWhile the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn't necessarily mean people are having more of it.
Argonne invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil, could revolutionize oil spill and diesel cleanupWhen the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren't all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Some of it was forming a plume and drifting through the ocean under the surface.
Researchers use artificial materials to enhance effectiveness of lasersResearchers from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS, Moscow) have found a way to enhance the effectiveness of lasers by using artificial metamaterials, according to an article published by Scientific Reports.
Austrian official: Turkish cyberattack on foreign ministryAustria's foreign ministry says that Turkish hackers have again attacked its internet pages amid simmering tensions between the two countries.
Biophysicists propose new approach for membrane protein crystallizationA team of scientists from MIPT, Research Center Jülich (Germany), and Institut de Biologie Structurale (France) has developed a new approach to membrane protein crystallization. For the first time, the scientists have showed that membrane proteins trapped in synthetic patches of cell membrane called "nanodiscs" can be transferred into the lipidic cubic phase and crystallized.
'Black swan' events strike animal populationsBlack swan events are rare and surprising occurrences that happen without notice and often wreak havoc on society. The metaphor has been used to describe banking collapses, devastating earthquakes and other major surprises in financial, social and natural systems.
Brain scans of service-dog trainees help sort weaker recruits from the packBrain scans of canine candidates to assist people with disabilities can help predict which dogs will fail a rigorous service training program, a study by Emory University finds.
Bumblebees' smelly feet help determine where to find lunchScientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that bumblebees have the ability to use 'smelly footprints' to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger.
Businesses seeking international legitimacy should look to china's modelCompanies looking to invest in business enterprises in other countries should be aware of the influence of word-of-mouth associations, traditional and social media and historical legacy when they make their commitments – particularly looking at China as a model – Lehigh University researcher Charles Stevens says in a study published in the February 2017 Global Strategy Journal.
Business group: China tech plan threat to foreign firmsChina is violating its free-trade pledges by pressing foreign makers of electric cars and other goods to share technology under an industry development plan that is likely to shrink access to its markets, a business group said Tuesday.
Cells communicate better when not squeezed together, research showsScientists are beginning to realize that many cellular behaviors, such as metastasizing cancer cells moving through the body or wound healing, aren't random events, but the result of coordinated actions by cells.
Chicago waterways—still flowing after over 100 yearsAs the city of Chicago has grown in population and industry since it was established more than 180 years ago, so has its need for clean water. Meeting that growing need has presented many challenges. Today, the Chicago Area Waterway System is a complicated network of modified rivers and canals which are used for navigation and shipping, residential and industrial wastewater management, recreation,
Study debunks old concept of how anesthesia worksAnesthesia induces unconsciousness by changing the function of proteins that reside on the surface of a thin membrane that forms a barrier around all cells, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The findings challenge a century-old concept of how anesthetics work and may help guide the development of new agents associated with fewer side effects.
Predicting discoveries—enabling research or killing novelty?Meteorologists strive to predict the weather. Network scientists develop complex algorithms to predict the spread of disease. Might it also be possible to predict the emergence of scientific discoveries? If the answer is "yes," what are the benefits—and pitfalls—of the ability to do so?
'Traveling' droughts bring new possibilities for predictionA small subset of the most intense droughts move across continents in predictable patterns, according a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by researchers in Austria and the United States. The study could help improve projections of future drought, allowing for more effective planning.
3-D scans reveal flexible skull patterns are key to island bird diversityA study of the super-diverse bird groups, which include Darwin's finches, has found that modular skull parts helped them adapt to different roles.
Researchers find a way to enhance the effectiveness of laser systemsAn international group of researchers from Russia, Greece and Kazakhstan made an important discovery for enhancing the effectiveness of lasers, including those used in medicine. The results of their project have been published by Scientific Reports (part of the Nature publishing group). The researchers have discovered turbulent chimeras in large semiconductor laser arrays that influence laser prop
Model shows ejection of gasses around black holes due to magnetismAn international team of researchers has created a model to explain the force that causes gases to be blown away from a black hole and have found the force to be magnetism. In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the team describes the factors that went into their model and the degree of confidence they have in it.
Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growthIt is rare in biology that a single trait can answer questions spanning several fields of research. One such trait is plant biology's "leaf mass per area," a simple measurement calculated by weighing a dried leaf and dividing by its original fresh area. Leaf mass per area, or LMA, which has been measured in thousands of studies, is used in nearly every field of plant biology to make predictions of
Europe launches fourth Earth monitoring satelliteEurope launched a fourth satellite Tuesday for its Copernicus Earth-monitoring project to track changes in forest cover and air pollution, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced.
First evidence of rhinoceros' ability to correct gender imbalanceResearch led by Victoria University of Wellington has demonstrated the ability of rhinoceros to modify the sex of their offspring to avoid the dominance of one gender and limit severe competition for breeding.
Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce magnitude 7.3 quakeA fault system that runs from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing up to magnitude 7.3 earthquakes if the offshore segments rupture and a 7.4 if the southern onshore segment also ruptures, according to an analysis led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.
Feral cats and fires affecting wildlife on Top End islandNative animals are declining on Melville Island, Australia's second largest island with brush-tailed rabbit-rats, black-footed tree-rats and northern brown bandicoots the worst hit.
Fly-over states matter when understanding—and saving—migratory birdsAround the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the endangered Kirtland's warblers to show how connecting all migration's points can chart a way to sustainability.
New frog from the Peruvian Andes is the first amphibian named after Sir David AttenboroughWhile there are already a number of species named after famous British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, including mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants, both extinct and extant, not until now has the host of the BBC Natural History's Life series been honoured with an amphibian.
Fruit flies halt reproduction during infectionA protective mechanism that allows fruit flies to lay fewer eggs in response to bacterial infection is explained in a study published in the journal eLife.
How fruit flies form orientation memoryInsects have a spatial orientation memory that helps them remember the location of their destination if they are briefly deflected from their route. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have examined how this working memory functions on the biochemical level in the case of Drosophila melanogaster. They have identified two gaseous messenger substances that play an important role
Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the futureAs much as we complain about air travel, the fact is, flying has gotten considerably cheaper, safer, faster and even greener, over the last 60 years.
Future climate change will affect plants and soil differentlyA new European study has found that soil carbon loss is more sensitive to climate change compared to carbon taken up by plants. In drier regions, soil carbon loss decreased but in wetter regions soil carbon loss increased. This could result in a positive feedback to the atmosphere leading to an additional increase of atmospheric CO2 levels.
Going glassy: Revealing structure and dynamics of glassy polymers during transitionGlasses are not, perhaps surprisingly, technically solid in a crystalized form, but are substances frozen in a liquidlike structure. Many fundamental questions remain as to exactly how glasses form, transitioning from flowing liquid to solid glass. A central factor materials scientists study when exploring phenomena about glass, like its formation, is the temperature where this occurs, the glass-t
Group tolerance linked to perceptions of fairness and harmLook for the fault line in any modern conflict and it likely follows a familiar division between the opposing groups. Whether that divide is sectarian, ethnic or ideological, people's devotion to the values that define their communities can make it seem as if violence along their boundaries is inevitable.
Hexagonal boron nitride enables the fabrication of 2-dimensional electronic memoriesThe use of two dimensional (2-D) layered materials to improve the capabilities of electronic devices is a promising strategy that has recently gained much interest in both academia and industry. However, while the research in 2-D metallic and semiconducting materials is well established, detailed knowledge and applications of 2-D insulators are still scarce.
What does it mean to be human?The Rock of Gibraltar appears out of the plane window as an immense limestone monolith sharply rearing up from the base of Spain into the Mediterranean. One of the ancient Pillars of Hercules, it marked the end of the Earth in classical times. Greek sailors didn't go past it. Atlantis, the unknown, lay beyond.
Identification of genes controlling mouthpart development key to insect diversityNagoya University-led international research reveals functions of mouthpart-controlling genes in development of enlarged mandibles in the stag beetle.
Computer linguists are developing an intelligent system aid for air traffic controllersTogether with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), computer scientists from Saarland University have now developed a new system that listens in to these conversations and engages with the controllers. The scientists are presenting their prototype at the Cebit computer fair in Hannover, Germany (Hall 6, Stand E28).
Understanding what's happening inside liquid dropletsFor most people, the drip, drip, drip of a leaking faucet would be an annoyance. But for Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. candidate Alexandros Fragkopoulos, what happens inside droplets is the stuff of serious science.
What fax machines can teach us about electric carsImagine if you could gas up your GM car only at GM gas stations. Or if you had to find a gas station servicing cars made from 2005 to 2012 to fill up your 2011 vehicle. It would be inconvenient and frustrating, right? This is the problem electric vehicle owners face every day when trying to recharge their cars. The industry's failure, so far, to create a universal charging system demonstrates why
Magnetic fields at the crossroadsFrom compasses used in ancient overseas navigation to electrical motors, sensors, and actuators in cars, magnetic materials have been a mainstay throughout human history. In addition, almost all information that exists in contemporary society is recorded in magnetic media, like hard drive disks.
Towards mastering terahertz waves?The terahertz waves span frequency ranges between the infrared spectrum (used, for example, for night vision) and gigahertz waves (which find their application, among other, in Wi-Fi connections). Terahertz waves allow for the detection of materials that are undetectable at other frequencies. However, the use of these waves is severely limited by the absence of suitable devices and materials allow
Mercury levels in Hawaiian bigeye, yellowfin tuna risingMercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising and mirror increases in North Pacific waters that have been linked to atmospheric mercury emissions from Asia.
New microscope technique offers a better way to measure magnetic field of individual atomsA team of researchers at IBM has developed a new way to measure the magnetic field of individual atoms that offers 1000 times the energy resolution of conventional techniques. In their paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the team describes their approach, how well it works and their hope that they will be able to modify it in such a way as to allow others with less specialized ha
General Mills boosts eco-friendly grain KernzaA sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from food giant General Mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn't need to be replanted every year.
Three new minerals discovered in a unique meteoriteResearchers led by mineralogist Chi Ma have identified three new minerals in a tiny sample of the Khatyrka meteorite. The meteorite, recovered in pieces from the Koryak Mountains in eastern Russia in 1979 and 2011, made news in recent years for containing the first three natural quasicrystals ever found. (A quasicrystal is a phase of solid matter with symmetries previously thought to be impossible
NASA sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Enawo make landfall in MadagascarTropical Cyclone Enawo was battering the northeastern region of Madagascar when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead on March 7. Enawo strengthened to the equivalent of a Category 4 or major hurricane and made landfall.
Newly discovered phenomenon accelerates electrons as they enter a viscous stateA new finding by physicists at MIT and in Israel shows that under certain specialized conditions, electrons can speed through a narrow opening in a piece of metal more easily than traditional theory says is possible.
Building a nomad pavilion out of novel recovered materialsCould recovered materials play a key role in tomorrow's civil engineering? EPFL researchers set out to answer that question by creating an easily demountable pavilion out of more than 200 reclaimed skis.
Should I be worried that the outbreak of cat flu in New York City could affect my pet?Cats don't usually catch the flu, which is what made the outbreak that sickened cats in the New York City shelter system so newsworthy. A cat that had a respiratory infection and died from pneumonia in mid-November had tested positive for canine influenza H3N2.
Paleontologists find fossil relative of Ginkgo bilobaA discovery of well-preserved fossil plants by paleontologists from the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has allowed researchers to identify a distant relative of the living plant Ginkgo biloba.
Portuguese moth's mystery solved after 22 yearsAn unknown moth, collected from Portugal 22 years ago, has finally been named and placed in the tree of life thanks to the efforts of an international team of scientists. The moth was unambiguously placed in the family of geometer moths (Geometridae), commonly known as loopers or inchworms due to the characteristic looping gait of their larvae.
New study finds price discounts may backfire when combined with large donationsProviding consumers the opportunity to feel altruistic by donating a portion of the purchase price to a charity is an effective way for businesses to drive sales, as is providing items and services at discounted prices. However, businesses should proceed with caution when combining these two marketing techniques, as it can have the opposite effect. According to a forthcoming study in the INFORMS j
How to protect your private data when you travel to the United StatesOn January 30 – three days after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries – an American scientist employed by NASA was detained at the US border until he relinquished his phone and PIN to border agents. Travellers are also reporting border agents reviewing their Facebook feeds, while the Department of Homeland Security
How quantum mechanics is working to protect security onlineScrambled and indecipherable messages are the back bone of the internet as we know it.
Why did rainfall over Asian inland plateau region undergo abrupt decrease around 1999?The Asian inland plateau (AIP) is located in the East Asian monsoon marginal areas and mainly includes Mongolia and part of northern China. Covering arid and semi-arid regions, the climate variability of the AIP is complex and can have profound impacts on economic and social activities.
Random process may determine specialized cells in organsWhat is the process that allows plant and animal organs to produce different specialized cells from an original set of identical cells? In the case of small and giant cells found in the sepals – the leaf-like covering of petals in a bud – of flowering Arabidopsis plants, the answer is randomness.
New design results in compact, highly efficient frequency combNorthwestern University researchers have designed a quantum cascade laser (QCL) frequency comb that is dramatically more efficient than previous iterations.
RIT helps advance space camera being tested on ISSImaging technology advanced by researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and Florida Institute of Technology is being tested on the International Space Station and could someday be used on future space telescopes.
Scientists develop "eternal" accelerator on the basis of nanomaterialsA group of NUST MISIS scientists led by Professor Alexander Mukasyan has produced a unique accelerator by developing self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS). The accelerator doesn't degrade or become polluted while working, and therefore operates 10 times longer than ordinary accelerators. It has been running continuously for several years, and is jokingly called "eternal." Accelerators
Where did the Scythians come from?The Lomonosov Moscow State University anthropologists have put forward an assumption that the Scythian gene pool was formed on the basis of local tribes with some participation of populations, migrated to the northern Black Sea region from Central Asia.
Sea of Galilee water level lowest in centuryThe lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water has declined to its lowest level in a hundred years, an Israeli official said Tuesday.
Computer simulations first step toward designing more efficient amine chemical scrubbersA proof-of-concept molecular modeling study from North Carolina State University analyzes the efficiency of amine solutions in capturing carbon dioxide. This series of new computer models is the first step toward the design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals for capturing carbon dioxide – and reducing harmful CO2 emissions – in industrial installations.
Singapore study finds yellow taxis less accident prone than blue taxisA trio of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Singapore, the U.S. and Hong Kong, has conducted a study examining the accident rates of blue versus yellow taxis being driven in Singapore and has found taxis painted yellow have lower accident rates. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Teck-Hua Ho, Juin Kuan Chong and Xiaoyu Xia describe their
Snake bit? Chemists figure out how to easily and cheaply halt venom's spreadChemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom—an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year.
A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study findsA good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But an MIT study published today in Nature Communications reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria.
US desert songbirds at risk in a warming climateProjected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves in the desert of the southwestern United States are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs, according to a new study.
Improving connections for spatial analysisA statistical model that accounts for common dependencies in spatial data yields more realistic results for studies of temperature, wind and pollution levels.
Specialized beetles shed light on predator-prey associations in the cretaceousRecently, a research team led by researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) found a new morphologically specialized beetle from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, shedding new light on the predator-prey associations in the late Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystem.
Plant species discovered in Colombia named to honor SantosScientists have named a recently discovered Colombian plant species in honor of President Juan Manuel Santos' efforts to build peace following five decades of armed conflict.
Species appears to evolve quickly enough to endure city temperaturesThe speed at which a tiny ant evolves to cope to its warming city environment suggests that some species may evolve quickly enough to survive, or even thrive, in the warmer temperatures found within cities, according to a new study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University.
Manufacturing system may stem cost effectsHigh costs of production and labor, combined with high rates of technological change, often cause manufacturers in developed countries to take their production offshore to lower-cost sources.
Signaling success for 5th gen communicationsOne of the defining characteristics of the next generation of mobile communications will be the use of a multitude of lower-power antennas to maintain ubiquitous high-performance signal coverage. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers have now developed a signal optimization algorithm for future networks that, for the first time, can deliver the full
Survival instinct, not family bonds, weave massive spider colonies togetherSpiders will live in groups if environmental conditions make it too difficult for single mothers to go it alone, new research shows.
Synchrotron sheds X-ray light on carbon chemistry at ocean surfacesNature's carbonate system, the dynamic chemistry involving carbon dioxide (CO2), carbonate (CO32-), bicarbonate (HCO3-), and carbonic acid (H2CO3), is a vital component of the biosphere. Carbonate, bicarbonate, and carbonic acid emerge when atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans, which is the largest sink for this greenhouse gas. Researchers are interested in better understanding the c
Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronicsSurface roughness reduction is a really big deal when it comes to fundamental surface physics and while fabricating electronic and optical devices. As transistor dimensions within integrated circuits continue to shrink, smooth metallic lines are required to interconnect these devices. If the surfaces of these tiny metal lines aren't smooth enough, it substantially reduces their ability to conduct
Trees' ability to store carbon in doubt after groundbreaking Australian studyThe ability of trees to offset carbon emissions has been questioned after a Western Sydney University study found common Australian trees are unable to store as much carbon as previously thought.
Tunable porous MOF materials interface with electrodes to sound the alarm at the first sniff of hydrogen sulfideA thin-film chemical sensor coated onto an electrode offers a simple, practical way to detect minute traces of toxic gas. Sensors that use metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can be highly selective for a particular gas because of the porous nature of these crystalline materials and their nanoscale cavities. Recently, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researcher
Uber skids have Lyft steering for passing laneAs Uber's gets dented by controversies, on-demand ride rival Lyft is accelerating expansion and out to pick up converts by appearing a friendlier, more sympathic alternative.
First underwater video footage of the True's beaked whaleThe True´s beaked whale is a deep-diving mammal so rarely seen that it often defies recognition at sea by researchers. As a result, we have little data about its distribution, abundance and calving rate – information essential for its conservation. Scientists have now found a new coloration pattern in the species and obtained the first images of a calf along with the first underwater video of thes
Video: Sentinel-2B liftoffSentinel-2B liftoff on a Vega launcher from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana at 01:49 GMT (02:49 CET) on 7 March 2017.
Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years agoA provocative new Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our ancient aquatic ancestors to make the momentous leap from water to land. Crocodile-like animals first saw easy meals on land and then evolved limbs that enabled them to get there, the researchers argue.
WikiLeaks publish 1000s of what it says are CIA documentsWikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that it says come from the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to give an eye-opening look at the intimate details of the agency's cyberespionage effort.
Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipelineA federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as next week.
World's first-ever best-practice guide for responsible shark and ray tourism releasedThis World Wildlife Day, March 3, Project AWARE, WWF and The Manta Trust are pleased to release Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, the world's first-ever guidelines for shark and ray tourism operators. The Guide aims to provide practical, science-based guidance to help tourism operators, NGOs and local communities develop and maintain well managed tourism operations that
Magnets Provide Amusement, But Not Health BenefitsStatic magnets have no health benefits, but the advertising can be quite entertaining.
First-ever underwater video of the elusive True's beaked whaleThe deep-water whale spends most of its life on hour-long dives kilometres below the ocean surface. The new footage is a step towards understanding them better
Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adultsMany of the brain's executive functions decline as we age, but older people can spot a lack of harmony as adeptly as young people
Bumblebees can tell who visited flowers by smelly footprintsThe bees leave fragrant footprints on flowers and can tell the difference between their own footprint scent and that of other bees, which may help them hunt for food more efficiently
Signal-tracking satellite would build its own antenna in spaceA British company is working on manufacturing parts in space using pultrusion technology. It plans to use it on satellites designed to track radio signals
Raindrops make soil bacteria take off and fly through airWhen raindrops hit the ground, they throw microbes into the air in aerosols – with possible implications for the climate, agriculture and diseases
Subway chicken row shows faith in food is still a battlegroundComplex, opaque supply chains mean consumer trust in processed foods is vulnerable like never before. What can be done, wonders science writer Nicola Temple
Oldest, biggest black holes may have come from enormous starsBig black holes from just after the big bang couldn't have formed the way modern ones do – but they could come from the collapse of the largest stars ever
More social connection online tied to increasing feelings of isolationThe more time a young adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a national analysis. In addition to the time spent online, the scientists found that frequency of use was associated with increased social isolation. The finding suggests that use of social media does not present a panacea to help reduce perceived social isolation.
Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilizedA large nationwide study examining the treatment of uterine fibroids shows that the uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment performed by interventional radiologists, is vastly underutilized, compared to hysterectomies — especially in rural and smaller hospitals. In fact, there were more than 65 times as many hysterectomies performed than UFEs, despite data
Study identifies common gene variants associated with gallbladder cancerBy comparing the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at nearly 700,000 different locations in the genome, researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease.
Mouse arrest: Professional pest management no more effective than do-it-yourself allergen reduction in improving asthma symptomsA professional pest management intervention was no better in decreasing asthma symptoms in children allergic to mice than teaching families how to reduce the level of allergens shed by mice in the home on their own, a new study has concluded.
Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done todayA series of mathematical calculations has been done showing how one or more of the world's elite men marathoners could break the storied two-hour mark, shaving about four and a half minutes off the current world record.
Random process analysis could give a woman more information about which infertility treatment is bestIt's been used to study automobile cruise control systems and population growth of certain animal species, and now researchers think Markov modeling could one day help a woman and her physician better peruse infertility treatment options.
More funding for long-term studies necessary for best science, environmental policyEnvironmental scientists and policymakers value long-term research to an extent that far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for it, according to a study published today.
New method rescues donor organs to save livesResearchers have — for the first time — maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days. They designed the cross-circulation platform that maintained the viability and function of the donor lung and the stability of the recipient over 36-56 hours, used the advanced support system to fully recover the functionality of lungs injured by ischemia and made them suitable for trans
New blood test could help detect, locate cancer early onA new blood test has been developed that could detect cancer — and locate where in the body the tumor is growing. The study could provide a way to diagnose cancer early on without having to do invasive surgical procedures like biopsies.
Flashy first images arrive from NOAA's GOES-16 lightning mapperDetecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite are giving NOAA National Weather Service forecasters richer information about lightning that will help them alert the public to dangerous weather.
Turning food waste into tiresFood waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century, scientists have discovered. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubber.
New types of structures for cage-like clathratesCage-like compounds called clathrates could be used for harvesting waste heat and turning it into electricity. Chemists just discovered a whole new class of clathrates, potentially opening new ways to make and apply these materials.
Tree growth model assists breeding for more woodA meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.
New approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteriesResearchers have demonstrated a new polysulfide entrapping strategy that greatly improves the cycle stability of Li-S batteries, a new report outlines.
Fighting blindness: Scientists bring a key protein into focusScientists have discovered how a protein called ?2?4 establishes proper vision. To study how this protein supports vision, the researchers modeled retinal dystrophy in mice. Like humans, mice lacking ?2?4 succumbed to the disease and their vision was compromised.
How nature creates forest diversityForest ecologists have long sought to understand why so many different species of trees can coexist in the same niche. A modeling study provides new clues.
Cargo-carrying red blood cells alleviate autoimmune diseases in miceUsing red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, a team of scientists have prevented and alleviated two autoimmune diseases — multiple sclerosis (MS) and type 1 diabetes — in early stage mouse models. This research is an exciting step toward therapeutics for autoimmune diseases, which affect an estimated 23 million Americans.
Modern hunter-gathers relocate to maximize foraging efficiency, study findsAs bumblebees forage for nectar, at a certain point, they will move to another area once their search for food becomes too inefficient — a behavior, also observed among other animals, which conforms to the 'marginal value theorem.' In like manner, groups of modern hunter-gatherers do the same according to a study. The study 'provides insight on how our hominin ancestors might have moved as groups
Unique protein partly to blame for worm's digestive distressA fusion protein unique to the Orsay virus that disrupts the digestive system of only one type of worm may be modified to treat infectious diseases, according to scientists.
Proper movements in Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back painFive times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel, and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Islamic prayer ritual, the Salat. According to research, the complex physical movements of the ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly.
Researchers create new tool that measures active learning in classroomsA new tool that uses classroom sounds may solve the biggest outstanding question in undergraduate science education, namely, what teaching methods are actually being used in college classrooms, and how can they be monitored?
Nothing fishy about new solution for aquaculture wastewater treatmentAquaculture, or fish farming, is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the world today. However, farmers in the United States who wish to capitalize on this momentum face regulatory hurdles when dealing with fish waste. But new research shows that a simple, organic system can clean aquaculture wastewater effectively and inexpensively.
Safer to ride in yellow taxisA new study has found an explicit link between a taxi's color and its accident rate, with yellow taxis being safer than blue ones. These findings suggest that color visibility plays a major role in choosing colors for public transportation and may save lives and money.
Low carbohydrate diets should be considered for diabetes managementFollowing a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, new research suggests.
'Traveling' droughts bring new possibilities for predictionDroughts can travel hundreds to thousands of kilometers from where they started, like a slow-moving hurricane. A new study sheds light on how these droughts evolve in space and time, bringing vital new insight for water managers.
Rangers fight loss of wildlife with fireNative animals are declining on Australia's second largest island with brush-tailed rabbit-rats, black-footed tree-rats and northern brown bandicoots the worst hit.
Identification of genes controlling mouthpart development key to insect diversityNew research revealed roles for genes responsible for insect limb formation in the development of stag beetle mouthparts. Different genes were shown to control mandible size and generation of inner teeth, and appeared to cooperate with signaling of the insect juvenile hormone, leading to species-specific differences in morphology. These findings advance understanding of insect diversification and
Climate study: More intense and frequent severe rainstorms likelyA climate scientist confirms that more intense and more frequent severe rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures rise due to global warming, despite some observations that seem to suggest otherwise.
Bumblebees' smelly feet help determine where to find lunchBumblebees have the ability to use 'smelly footprints' to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger, scientists have discovered.
Portuguese moth's mystery solved after 22 yearsAn unknown moth, collected from Portugal 22 years ago, has finally been named and placed in the tree of life. The tiny moth belongs to the looper moth family and has been particularly difficult to study because it did not resemble any other European species. The breakthrough was possible thanks to the recent advances in DNA technologies and combined expertise of scientists.
First underwater video footage of the True's beaked whaleThe True's beaked whale is a deep-diving mammal so rarely seen that it often defies recognition at sea by researchers. As a result, we have little data about its distribution, abundance and calving rate — information essential for its conservation. Scientists have now found a new coloration pattern in the species and obtained the first images of a calf along with the first underwater video of the
Evidence lacking to support 'lead diet'Public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead, experts report.
Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the futureResearchers are using the Stampede supercomputer to design novel, fuel-efficient, wing designs for jets, and to develop tools that can help the industry build more efficient aircraft. The researchers are exploring wings with longer spans, made of complex composites and that morph during flight.
Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidateA drug starting through the pipeline could ameliorate or even eliminate the symptoms in most lupus sufferers, report researchers.
Fly-over states matter when understanding — and saving — migratory birdsAround the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists use the endangered Kirtland's warblers to show how connecting all migration's points can chart a way to sustainability.
Better injury data management can save fire departments hundreds of thousands of dollarsA new study shows that more accurately tracking injuries in the fire service can save fire departments a great amount of money and more accurately focus injury prevention efforts.
US grasslands affected more by atmospheric dryness than precipitationAccording to 33 years of remote sensing data, productivity of US grasslands is more sensitive to dryness of the atmosphere than precipitation, important information for understanding how ecosystems will respond to climate change.
Can combined exercise and nutritional intervention improve muscle mass and function?A new systematic review summarizes the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of interventions combining physical activity and dietary supplements on muscle mass and muscle function in subjects aged 60 years and older.
Supervised self-injection with empty syringes improved comfort in food-allergic adolescents administering epinephrine, study findsA new intervention could save lives, recognizing that adolescents are at higher risk for fatal food-allergic reactions.
Understanding what's happening inside liquid dropletsFor most people, the drip, drip, drip of a leaking faucet would be an annoyance. But what happens inside droplets is the stuff of serious science.
Light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study findsA good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But a new study reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria. Using high-resolution imaging, researchers observed the effect of raindrops falling on dry soil laden with bacteria.
Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronicsAs transistor dimensions within integrated circuits continue to shrink, smooth metallic lines are required to interconnect these devices. If the surfaces of these tiny metal lines aren't smooth enough, it substantially reduces their ability to conduct electrical and thermal energy — decreasing functionality. Engineers report an advance in modeling results that establish electrical surface treatme
Going glassy: Revealing structure and dynamics of glassy polymers during transitionComputational physicists and chemists have shed new light on how the polymer structure bears on the glass-transition temperature in the forming of glass in atactic polystyrene (PS), a commonly used glass substance.
Team examines molecular-level problems of heart diseaseIn a recent study, researchers teamed up with cardiologists and heart therapy scientists from across the U.S. and Europe and found that dysfunction at the molecular level is present in heart failure. Understanding this abnormality could lead to new approaches for treating the number one killer among men and women worldwide.
Americans are having sex less often, new study showsWhile the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn't necessarily mean people are having more of it. According to a new study, Americans who were married or living together had sex 16 fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 2000-2004. The survey also found that overall, Americans had sex about nine fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 1995-1999.
Wise deliberation sustains cooperationGiving people time to think about cooperating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, research has found.
Computer simulations first step toward designing more efficient amine chemical scrubbersA proof-of-concept molecular modeling study that analyzes the efficiency of amine solutions in capturing carbon dioxide is the first step toward the design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals for capturing carbon dioxide — and reducing harmful CO2 emissions — in industrial installations.
Understanding the motion of vortex domain walls in ferromagnetic nanowiresAlmost all information that exists in contemporary society is recorded in magnetic media, like hard drive disks. Researchers are studying the motion of vortex domain walls — local regions of charge that collectively store information via their configuration — driven by magnetic fields in ferromagnetic nanowires, which are configured in a straight line with an asymmetric Y-like branch.
Craters show Earth is bombarded at randomAsteroids don't hit our planet at regular intervals, as was previously thought. Earth scientists have reached this conclusion after analyzing impact craters formed in the last 500 million years, concentrating on precisely dated events.
Asian carp and old Chicago waterwaysAsian carp, currently confined to the Mississippi River system, are threatening to invade Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Researchers reaffirm that providing safe drinking water to Chicago residents must remain the number one priority; however, the Asian carp must be blocked to prevent them from getting into the Great Lakes.
Manufacturing method may help keep work in high-cost areasA new study describes seru as a cellular assembly approach. The system appears to offer promise for manufacturing in dynamic, high-cost markets.
Progress towards a circuit diagram of the brainPrecise knowledge of the connections in the brain – the links between all the nerve cells – is a prerequisite for better understanding this most complex of organs. Now researchers have developed a new algorithm for analyzing image data.
Study finds knowledge gaps on protecting cultural sites from climate changeMany cultural sites vulnerable to climate-related changes such as rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding from stronger storms, warn researchers.
Multilab replication project examines cooperation under time pressureIn 2012, a trio of psychological scientists reported research showing that people who made quick decisions under time pressure were more likely to cooperate than were people who were required to take longer in their deliberations. A new multi-laboratory effort was partially successful in replicating those results.
Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce magnitude 7.3 earthquakeThe Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults had been considered separate systems but a new study shows that they are actually one continuous fault system running from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach in Orange County, then on land through the Los Angeles basin.
Survival instinct, not family bonds, weave massive spider colonies togetherSpiders will live in groups if environmental conditions make it too difficult for single mothers to go it alone, new research shows.
Tungsten examined in extreme environments to improve fusion materialsA fusion reactor is essentially a magnetic bottle containing the same processes that occur in the sun. Deuterium and tritium fuels fuse to form a vapor of helium ions, neutrons and heat. As this hot, ionized gas — called plasma — burns, that heat is transferred to water to make steam to turn turbines that generate electricity. The superheated plasma poses a constant threat to the reactor wall an
New protein discovered in aging, cancerA protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study. The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for aging and early cancer.
'Black swan' events strike animal populationsA new analysis is the first to document that "black swan" events also occur in animal populations and usually manifest as massive, unexpected die-offs.
Group tolerance linked to perceptions of fairness and harmA new study of groups in tension or conflict found evidence that people are willing to share a society with those of differing beliefs as long as they believe that those groups share a commitment to universal moral values such as fairness and harm.
Hiring data creates risk of workplace biasAmerican employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human decision-making, they also risk introducing new forms of bias or reinforcing existing biases, suggests a new report.
Promising new strategy to attack the most lethal brain tumor in childrenResearchers have revealed new insight into how the most deadly pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), may develop. They also have identified a compound that targets the "on" switch for cancer-promoting genes, which resulted in shrinking tumor size and increased survival in an animal model of DIPG. Preparations for a clinical trial are now under way.
New study examines whether dogs are feline-friendly, or notWhile most behavioral assessments focus on dogs' responses to visual stimuli, the study found that dogs rely heavily on another sense, hearing.
Incidence of dementia in primary care increased in the Netherlands over 23 yearsThe incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a new study.
Scientists show how to amplify or stifle signals for immune responsesImmunologists pioneered an approach to observe in real time what excites T cells at the nanoscale, pinpointed the pathway that controls immune response and identified drugs that could equip scientists with the ability to manipulate the immune system and prevent disease.
Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years agoA new study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our aquatic ancestors to make the leap from water to land. The researchers discovered that eyes nearly tripled in size before — not after — the water-to-land transition. Crocodile-like animals saw easy meals on land and then evolved limbs that enabled them to get there, the researchers argue.
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Warning: Your New Digital World Is Highly AddictiveTechnology now is designed to make it "irresistible," argues psychology and marketing professor Adam Alter —
How to Find Loooong Gravitational WavesThe gravitational waves found last year were short compared with the monster waves that could be turned up by what's called Pulsar Timing Arrays. —
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Hailing a Different Ride in AustinFollowing a bruising political battle, Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, Texas, making room for new forms of ride-sharing.
Toyota Tests Backseat Driver Software That Could Take Control in Dangerous MomentsCameras that watch where a driver is looking allow a car to judge when they are likely to miss a dangerous situation.
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Cyberpoliti får ny teknik til bitcoin-sporing https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hemmelighedsfuldt-cyberpoliti-ny-teknik-bitcoin-sporing-har-vakt-opsigt-ogsaa-paa I Rigspolitiets cybercrime-enhed arbejdes der med en ny teknik i opklaringsarbejdet, men det er småt med detaljerne.
IT-giganter forgylder dusørjægere: Særligt kineserne hjælper Google Microsoft og Google har begge øget dusøren på fund af sårbarheder i deres webbaserede produkter til et maksbeløb på mere end 30.000 dollars
Mærsk og IBM vil spore millioner af containere med blockchain https://www.version2.dk/artikel/maersk-ibm-lancerer-blockchain-samarbejde-skal-spore-millioner-containere-verden-1074181 De to kæmpevirksomheder har slået sig sammen om at lave en blockchain-løsning til shippingindustrien.
It-nedbrud: Ingen bliver fyret for at vælge Amazon https://www.version2.dk/artikel/nedbrud-monokultur-ingen-bliver-fyret-at-vaelge-amazon-1074163 En gang var det IBM, siden blev det Microsoft. I dag er det Amazons sky. Men hvorfor er det, at vi har det med at opbygge monokulturer inden for it?
Ben Carson Just Got a Whole Lot Wrong About the Brain Oh, if only your brain remembered everything you ever encountered
Ben Carson Just Got a Whole Lot Wrong About the Brain Oh, if only your brain remembered everything you ever encountered
The 11 Best Horror Movies You Can Stream Right Now, From The Evil Dead to It Follows Spanning '80s cult classics, international creepouts, and recent indie darlings, these are the best of the bunch
Check Out the Flashy Lightning Mapper on NOAA's Weather Satellite NOAA's GOES-16 weather satellite can spot the lightning radar and other satellites miss, long before it even hits the ground
Immigrant Says Customs Quizzed Him to Prove He Can Code Fostering an atmosphere of suspicion sends a strong message to the world's most skilled and innovative people that they're no longer welcome in the US
Nike Says This Shoe Will Propel Runners to a Sub-Two-Hour Marathon The Zoom Vaporfly Elite is the shoe Nike believes will lead its runners to the first sub-two-hour marathon
Incredible Photo Captures Lightning Ripping Through Clouds Pilot Santiago Borja moonlights as a photographer when he's not in the cockpit
Sonos' Quest to Unite the Smart Home With Sweet, Sweet Music The connected speaker maker tries to wedge itself into the voice-controlled future
Inside the Deeply Nerdy—and Insanely Expensive—World of Hollywood Prop Collecting There are few things more thrilling than watching your favorite movie clutching a screen-used prop from the same flick in your trembling, sweaty palms
How Can These Cops Run Up a Wall on a Pole? Physics! In this crazy video, two guys use a long pole to help another guy up a wall. Here's the physics that makes this work
2: Amazon Ecosystem Dynamics at the Agro-industrial Frontier www.iBiology.org Part 1: Consequences of Amazon Deforestation: Dr. Christopher Neill describes the dramatic changes in the ecosystem that have resulted from Amazon deforestation for agriculture. Part 2: Amazon Ecosystem Dynamics at the Agro-industrial Frontier: Dr. Neill studies the interface between agricultural land and forest to learn how to further prevent changes in the Amazon ecosystem. Tal
Christopher Neill (WHRC) 1: Consequences of Amazon Deforestation www.iBiology.org Part 1: Consequences of Amazon Deforestation: Dr. Christopher Neill describes the dramatic changes in the ecosystem that have resulted from Amazon deforestation for agriculture. Part 2: Amazon Ecosystem Dynamics at the Agro-industrial Frontier: Dr. Neill studies the interface between agricultural land and forest to learn how to further prevent changes in the Amazon ecosystem. Tal
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