hjerne hos "unge" ældre
"Super Agers" Have Brains That Look Young
Older adults who perform like young people on tests of memory have a shrink-resistant cortex —
ny blodtest forudsiger hjertekarproblemer – ny test
New blood test may predict cardiovascular events in patients with or without coronary artery disease
A new type of blood test may help physicians identify which patients with and without evidence of coronary blockages are at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Even individuals with normal levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as the so-called "bad" cholesterol, but still at risk, seem to be identified.
parasitters kommunikation ødelægges af forskere – forhindrer sygdomsspredning
Scientists effectively disrupt communication between parasites that spread disease
A new intervention to tamper with parasites' communication system may lead to the development of drugs to treat, and prevent the spread of, devastating diseases such as African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease.
Roundup-rotteforsøg – kritiseret forsøg genåbnet
Forskere genåbner kritiseret rottestudie
Da en rapport om effekterne af Roundup på rotter blev trukket tilbage fra et videnskabeligt tidsskrift i 2013, regnede de fleste med, at rotterne var lagt i graven. Men de var kun i fryseren, og nu er de fremme igen.
Roundup-rotteforsøg – kritiseret forsøg genåbnet
Sådan fik forskere nyt studie ud af gamle rotter
Ikke bare genbrug af rotter, men også en omdiskuteret forsøgsmetode ligger bag nyt Roundup-studie.
//3D-printet bygning i Danmark
Første 3D-printede bygning i Danmark på vej
For første gang skal en bygning i Danmark bygges med 3D-printet beton. Arkitekten bag er dog stadig ikke overbevist om teknologien.
//immun-huskecellers mulige problem (TRM T-celler)
Possible Achilles' heel in key immune memory cells
Genes involved in lipid metabolism are highly active in TRM cells, roughly 20- to 30-fold more active than in other types of T-cells.
//innovation og hvad der stimulerer den
What is innovation, and how can we awaken its dormant traits and cultivate them?
While education may not be able to create innovative traits in individuals, education may improve the ability of individuals to utilize the traits they already possess. To that end, the authors begin by defining innovation and identifying the characteristics, traits, and thought processes of innovative individuals or groups of individuals and the environments that they exist in. The ultimate goal
//sandheder og løgne
Web creator Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on fake news
On the 28th anniversary of the world wide web, its creator highlights fake news, political advertising and personal data collection as main challenges
The Real Story of What Got Us to the Top of the Food Chain
Natural "narrative selection" was key to turning insignificant apes (who had tools for 2 million years) into the species that now dominates the bio-sphere.
Doctors Cannot Explain Why a Patient Had Brain Activity for 10 Minutes After Death
A patient's brain showed activity for nearly 10 minutes after death, baffling doctors and prompting the need for further research.
Enigmatic Deep Space Flashes Could Be Powering Alien Spaceships, Say Harvard Scientists
Harvard scientists propose how mysterious Fast Radio Bursts from outer space could actually be powering the spacecrafts of an advanced alien civilization.
Neanderthal Dental Plaque Reveals a Lot About Their Diet, Medical Practices, and Love Life
They may have even kissed our ancestors.
These Wearables Are All About Neuroscience
Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats proposes neuroscience-based fashion.
You Can Stop Apologizing for Your Sick Sense of Humor
A new study tries to figure out who finds dark humor funny.
HQ switching to Daylight Savings
Here's a wee alert, Eyewirers! Some of you maybe haven't set your clocks ahead, some of you maybe haven't yet, and others never will (and will thus be spared these arcane shenanigans), but at HQ we are about to switch it up this weekend. Tomorrow, 3/12 we will magically jump ahead from 2:00 AM EST to 3:00 AM EDT . If you are not in our own time zone, please be sure to reckon event times according
A brain-enhancement amusement park mockumentary
"There was a level of undefined brain activity, about 30% higher, than the kids who stayed on the ground." The Centrifuge Brain Project is an awesome short film by Till Nowak, featuring a deadpan performance by Leslie Barany. The fictitious website of the Institute for Centrifugal Research (ICR) is one of the best since LACUNA Inc. (which lives on at archive.org ): Welcome to the homepage of ICR
Nudgings psykologiske skub kan påvirke os negativt
Den adfærdspåvirkende teknik "nudging" har længe været hypet. Men det kan også give os dårlig samvittighed, viser dansk projekt
Virtual Reality: Trods manglende gennembrud, venter der unikke oplevelser
To eksperter anbefaler oplevelser, du skal prøve.
Why Are Pandas Black and White?
The giant panda's distinctive black-and-white fur makes it one of the most recognizable animals on the planet. But why does it have this unique coloring?
Become a Tech-Savvy Programming Whiz with this Raspberry Pi Kit (Sponsored)
The latest hardware, accessories, and 21 hours of instruction for 59% off.
Mars Colonists Might Need to Radically Alter Their Bodies and Minds
Training in Antarctica or on the International Space Station won't provide adequate preparation for human settlement on Mars, according to new research.
Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.
The world is seeing more and more new diseases, and the U.S. is no exception. We're living in a hot spot for tick-borne diseases. Some are deadly. The key to stopping them may be an unlikely critter.
Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies
Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge — say, spinach smoothies — sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all. Here's how.
Lloyd Conover, Inventor of Groundbreaking Antibiotic, Dies at 93
Mr. Conover, a chemist, developed tetracycline, a powerful chemically altered antibiotic with fewer side effects than the drug from which it was derived.
In Armenia, 'What Do You Want to Be?' Is Asked in Infancy
A celebration for a child's first tooth includes presentation of an array of objects; the child's choice is said to signify a future career.
A Himalayan salt cooking block for 82 percent off? I'd buy it.
Gadgets It's $11. A big ol' slab of salt for $11? Read on.
Polymath Stephen Wolfram Defends His Computational Theory of Everything
Creator of Mathematica and A New Kind of Science remains confident that he can transform science and other realms of knowledge —
Why Freud Still Isn't Dead
Psychoanalysis still attracts adherents in spite of relentless criticism and the rise psychopharmacology and other alternatives —
A Spiky Mammal from the Heyday of the Dinosaurs
This little beast speaks to mammalian success under the feet of the saurians —
Paleo Profile: The Orange Sea Lion
This prehistoric marine mammal helps outline the early days of eared seals —
Being a Trans Mathematician: A Q&A with Autumn Kent
"Being trans is beautiful" —
The Serenity of Kakeya
I turn to the Kakeya needle problem for reassurance in difficult times —
Industrien tøver stadig over for trådløse IoT-teknologier
Mens udviklere og småvirksomheder hurtigt har taget nye trådløse teknologier til Internet of Things til sig, er industrien mere tøvende. Både teknologi og industri er umodne, lyder det.
Tiden går, det danske atomaffald består
Ingen vil tage sig af atomskrottet på Risø, der stadig venter på sit endelige hvilested. Nu har en arkitekt set på sagen fra en ny vinkel.
Voksende interesse for analogiregnemaskiner
TIDSMASKINEN: I modsætning til cifferregnemaskinen bruges analogiregnemaskinen til modelforsøg af fysiske systemer som vindtunneller, elektriske stærkstrømsnet eller modeltanke for skibsbygning.
The week in review for 03/12/2017
Waiting for a vaccine-preventable infection. More lousy acupuncture studies. Medical students interested in homeopathy are not as strong at science. Water wet. TCPM consuming donkeys. What the FDA does, and doesn't do, for now.
Detect. Lock on. Intercept. The remarkable hunting ability of the robber fly
A small fly the size of a grain of rice could be the Top Gun of the fly world, with a remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, changing direction mid-flight if necessary before sweeping round for the kill.
Frst exact model for diffusion in magnesium alloys
In order to develop new materials, material engineers need to be able to predict how fast impurity atoms diffuse, or spread, in a crystal over a range of temperatures. Using new computational techniques, researchers have constructed the first exact model for diffusion in magnesium alloys. While magnesium is the lightest structural metal, this new model could mean big things for material engineers,
Research evaluates how financial criminals evade laws
Two investigators examine the frequency and implications of bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. They also assess the degree of cultural and ethical differences between these acts in the United States and Europe, where the crimes are more prevalent.
Brain networks at rest are in readiness for action, researchers suggest
Brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simplest of behaviors, report researchers.
New NASA radar technique finds lost lunar spacecraft
A new technological application of interplanetary radar has successfully located spacecraft orbiting the moon — one active, and one dormant. This new technique could assist planners of future moon missions.
Cassini reveals strange shape of Saturn's moon Pan
New images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its shape and geology.
NASA Mars Orbiter tracks back-to-back regional storms
A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA's Kepler provides another peek at ultra-cool neighbor
On Feb. 22, astronomers announced that the ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, hosts a total of seven Earth-size planets that are likely rocky, a discovery made by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in combination with ground-based telescopes. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope also has been observing this star since December 2016. Today these additional data about TRAPPIST-1 from Kepler are
The Serious Need for Play
Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed —
What Is the Probability that Alien Life Exists?
Are we alone in the universe? If so, why? If not, where is everybody? Thankfully, math can help us with these astronomically profound questions. —
(Probably Not A) Giant Alien Antenna
Astrophysicists propose that mysterious 'fast radio bursts' could, in very speculative theory, be produced by an antenna twice the size of the Earth. —
The Easiest Way To Protect Your Devices From Hacks? Keep Them Updated
The simplest thing you can do to make yourself just a little bit safer: Keep your firmware up to date.
The Twilight Zone Can Make You a Better Person. Really
Every episode has lessons that are still very relevant.
Hacker Lexicon: What Is an Attack Surface?
Whenever there's a hack, one of the first questions is how the attackers got in. For the answer, look to the attack surface.
The Internet Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Old-time anti-Semitism is surging on the internet, just as it has every time an innovative technology offers a new way to spread hate.
While You Were Offline: Game of Thrones Has Itself a Song of Ice and Backfire
So, HBO's latest social media stunt didn't go as well as planned.
Let's Calculate Pi on a Raspberry Pi to Celebrate Pi Day
Looking for something fun to do on Pi Day? Here. Try an interactive pi calculation using the Raspberry Pi.
The Most Lust-Worthy Cars Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show
The Swiss show is known for supercars, but there were a few affordable automobiles on display too.
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