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Vaccine Refusal Will Come at a Cost—For All of Us2d
Imagine it's 2026. A man shows up in an emergency room, wheezing. He's got pneumonia, and it's hitting him hard. He tells one of the doctors that he had COVID-19 a few years earlier, in late 2021. He had refused to get vaccinated, and ended up contracting the coronavirus months after most people got their shots. Why did he refuse? Something about politics, or pushing back on government control, o
NASA's Mars Helicopter to make first flight attempt Sunday2d
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity's first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Jezero Crater Sunday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. local Mars solar time (10:54 p.m. EDT), hovering 10 feet (3 meters) above the surface for up to 30 seconds.
How big are the blood-clot risks of the AstraZeneca jab? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters1d
For most people, the risks of Covid outweigh the minimal risks from the vaccines Last Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency stated there was a plausible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine and rare types of blood clotting, which the MHRA estimates may happen in one in 100,000 young adults who get the vaccine. It is challenging to think of such low risks: when we have to cou
Scientists Discover "Doomsday Glacier" More Unstable Than Ever1d
Doomed Doomsday Glacier Researchers studied the waters underneath the Thwaites Glacier (aka the "Doomsday Glacier") and have discovered that the ice shelf is melting faster than they previously thought. Scientists utilized an uncrewed submersible known as "Ran" to explore the underside of the glacier in Western Antarctica, according to a press release from the University of Gothenburg . There the
Your Dog May Get Jealous Even if It Just Imagines You Petting Another Dog1d
The secret inner lives of pets.
Microsoft Researchers Claim Entire Universe Is a Machine-Learning Algorithm1d
The Autodidactic Universe Up for some light reading? Theoretical physicists working with Microsoft released a paper on Friday asserting that the universe is essentially a machine-learning computer. The researchers, several affiliated with Microsoft, published a preprint paper to arXiv titled "The Autodidactic Universe," spotted by The Next Web . It describes our universe as an algorithm that's co
Trump's Power Won't Peak for Another 20 Years2d
The Trump presidency may be over, but the Trump era has only just begun—at least when it comes to influence over the nation's courts. Measured solely by the number of judges he appointed, Donald Trump's impact is staggering: 234 judges, including 54 powerful appellate judges, almost one out of every three. By comparison, President Barack Obama appointed 172 judges (30 of them appellate) in his fi
Den skinbarlige sandhed eller løgn på løgn? Vi har tjekket, om Netflix-dokumentaren Seaspiracy holder vand2d
Flere af påstandene i dokumentaren er stærkt overdrevne, vurderer danske eksperter.
A 'Last Hope' Experiment Finds Evidence for Unknown Particles1d
Long-awaited news from Fermilab's Muon g-2 team may resolve a tantalizing conflict between nature and theory. But a separate calculation clouds the picture.
What America's Vaccination Campaign Proves to the World2d
Every so often, an emerging technology changes the global balance of power, alters alliances, and shifts the relationships among nations. After World War II, nuclear weapons overthrew all of the existing geopolitical paradigms. The countries that got the bomb were considered global powers; countries that did not have it sought it, so that they could be considered powerful too. Now a different tec
NASA space copter ready for first Mars flight2d
The helicopter that NASA has placed on Mars could make its first flight over the Red Planet within two days after a successful initial test of its rotors, the US space agency said Friday.
France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights30min
MPs vote to stop flights where the journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.
New, reversible CRISPR method can control gene expression while leaving underlying DNA sequence unchanged3d
Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing scientists to make targeted changes to organisms' DNA. While the system could potentially be useful in treating a variety of diseases, CRISPR-Cas9 editing involves cutting DNA strands, leading to permanent changes to the cell's genetic material.
First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released In the Florida Keys5h
For the first time, genetically modified mosquitoes have been approved for release in the U.S. The EPA granted Oxitec a two-year experimental use permit, which can be shut down at any time, to release a new version of their mosquitoes, OX5034, in the Keys. But critics say the decision needs more transparency.
The minimum wage would be $44 an hour if it had grown at the same rate as Wall Street bonuses1d
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Unsettling currents: Warm water flowing beneath the 'Doomsday Glacier'2d
Researchers have been able to obtain data from underneath Thwaites Glacier, also known as the 'Doomsday Glacier'. They find that the supply of warm water to the glacier is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow.
Multiple independent recombinations led to hermaphroditism in grapevine [Plant Biology]2d
Hermaphroditic (perfect) flowers were a key trait in grapevine domestication, enabling a drastic increase in yields due to the efficiency of self-pollination in the domesticated grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. vinifera). In contrast, all extant wild Vitis species are dioecious, each plant having only male or female flowers. In this…
A new blood test can distinguish the severity of a person's depression and their risk for developing severe depression at a later point. The test can also determine if a person is at risk for developing bipolar disorder.2d
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Parents, Stop Talking About the 'Lost Year'22h
Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.
A Genius New Simulation Has Revealed More on How Whiskers Actually Work2d
It's not just hair.
Blood Clots Linked to AZ Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction2d
New studies from Germany and Norway examined cases involving mostly younger people who developed serious and sometimes fatal blood disorders.
New Type of Battery Can Charge 10x Faster Than Lithium-Ion Models2d
Who wouldn't want this?
Warm Water Under The 'Doomsday Glacier' Threatens to Melt It Faster Than We Predicted1d
We didn't even know it was there.
Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far2d
One of the hottest areas of research right now: studies to determine how well current vaccines work against emerging coronavirus "variants of concern." (Image credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images)
Amazing NASA Photo Shows Bright-Blue Dunes on Mars23h
Blue Dunes on Red Planet NASA released a stunning new photo of Mars on Thursday depicting a series of bright-blue dunes near the Red Planet's polar cap. The image is titled "Blue Dunes on the Red Planet," according to a statement from NASA on the image . It depicts a gorgeous 19-mile-wide area of the martian surface awash with oranges and blues that look downright trippy. Check out the stunning p
Early findings show new drug could be 'gamechanging' for brain cancer treatment1d
Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agent Two people with advanced brain cancer of the sort that led to the death of the MP Tessa Jowell have responded well in a small trial to an experimental combination of chemo and immunotherapy drugs. In one case, the life-threatening tumour seems to have disappeared. Doctors at the Insti
Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from Chile and Israel1d
Contrasting lessons from the two countries, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not past Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has
AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots: What Is Known So Far1d
In rare cases, an immune reaction has led to antibodies that caused a serious clotting disorder. But public health experts maintain the vaccine's benefits far outweigh the risks for most people.
Neuralink Releases Video of Monkey Playing Pong With Its Mind3d
Elon Musk's brain computer interface company Neuralink has shown off an impressive new demo: a nine-year-old macaque called Pager playing a game of Pong using only the signals in its brain. In a video uploaded to YouTube, the Neuralink team shows the monkey first playing a simple video game using a joystick. A reward, in the form of a swig of banana smoothie, is delivered through a metal straw ea
Breathtaking NASA Image Shows a Magical 'Sea of Dunes' on Mars14h
Literally out of this world.
Top Beijing official admits efficacy of China's Covid vaccines is low1d
Head of country's disease control centre says vaccines 'don't have very high protection rates' Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage China's top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country's domestically produced vaccines is low as it emerged the authorities are considering mixing them to try to offer greater protection against coronavirus. The r
White House Warns of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Scarcity2d
Johnson & Johnson will allocate 86 percent fewer doses across the United States next week than are now being allocated, according to C.D.C. data, dealing a setback to a national vaccination campaign that has just found its footing.
SpaceX Says That in Just Five Launches, It'll Have Full Global Connectivity2d
Almost There SpaceX is getting closer to its lofty goal of being able to beam down internet service from its satellites to just about anyone on Earth who wants it. Speaking at a digital conference on Tuesday, SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell announced that the company's Starlink satellite constellation could accomplish "full [global] connectivity," in just five more launches, Teslarati reports . While
Human Taste Buds Can Tell The Difference Between Normal And 'Heavy' Water22h
We'd love to try some.
Covid-status certificates could lead to deliberate infections, scientists warn22h
Immunity certification could foster 'an erroneous sense of no risk' in people's behaviour, according to analysts Covid-status certificates – to allow those who have been vaccinated, recovered from the virus or have tested negative to attend an event or holiday abroad – could do harm as well as good, UK government science advisers have warned. While they could encourage some people to get vaccinat
NASA Plans to Land First Person of Color on the Moon in Artemis Program23h
Two Historic Firsts NASA announced that it plans to land the first person of color on the Moon as part of its Artemis Program on Friday. Acting NASA administrator Steve Jurcyzk made the announcement in a statement regarding the Biden administration's funding request for NASA. He said that along with sending the first woman to the Moon, the agency will also be able to land the first person of colo
UK's Covid vaccine programme on track despite AstraZeneca problems1d
Three-quarters of population could be fully immunised by first week in August, according to forecasts Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK's vaccination programme is expected to be effectively completed shortly after the US's this summer, and several weeks ahead of the EU's effort, despite falling up to six weeks behind because of problems affecting the Oxford/Astr
AI Is Not Actually an Existential Threat to Humanity, Scientists Say1d
We could still use it for harm, though.
Extremist Charged With Plot to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers2d
The FBI arrested the suspect in Texas after he purchased explosives from an undercover agent.
The Way Out of Brain Fog2d
Debbie Gustafson of Dresher, Pennsylvania, was on the trip of a lifetime, touring the Galápagos with her family last March, when she began to feel the effects of COVID-19. Though her physical symptoms—diarrhea, dry cough, chills—were considered mild by doctors, her fatigue was crushing, and her mind was trapped in a fog. Once an avid reader, she couldn't get through a page. "My eyes darted everyw
Despite social pressure, boys and girls still prefer gender-typical toys3d
A recent meta-analysis overviewed 75 studies on children's gender-related toy preferences. The results found that "gender-related toy preferences may be considered a well-established finding." It's a controversial topic: Some people argue that these preferences stem from social pressure, while others say they're at least partly rooted in biology. There's more gender equality in Western societies
To Speed Vaccination, Some Call for Delaying Second Shots3d
Stretching the time between the first and second doses would greatly accelerate the rate at which people get at least partial protection. But some experts fear it could also lead to new variants.
Prince Philip, a Man of His Time•3d
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L ike other members of the British Royal Family, Prince Philip's reputation is now defined by his portrayal in The Crown : a stern father, a reluctant consort , a man's man who struggled to play second fiddle to his wife. It could be worse. The Queen's husband has died two months short of his 100th birthday, and his death inevitably invites comparisons between the world he was born into and the o
The healthy child who wouldn't wake up: the strange truth of 'mystery illnesses'6h
Dizzy diplomats, twitching schoolgirls, children in comas … psychosomatic illnesses are not always as unexplainable as they seem, writes neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan I cannot resist a news headline that refers to a mystery illness and there is no shortage to keep me interested. "Mystery of 18 twitching teenagers in New York"; " Mysterious sleeping sickness spreads in Kazakhstani village"; "20
Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space7h
The BBC speaks to the woman who, as a child, witnessed Yuri Gagarin's return to Earth 60 years ago.
Haunting New Hubble Photo Reveals The Wisps of a Dying Galaxy9h
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
One COVID-19 Strain May 'Break Through' Pfizer Vaccine, Early Results Show13h
Here's everything you need to know.
Fremtidens bondegård er måske på 14 etager20h
I en lagerhal i Taastrup gror salat, urter og kål under LED-paneler.
NASA delays Mars copter flight for tech check1d
NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said Saturday.
Trying To Assess COVID's Impact On Arab-American Communities Is Complicated1d
It's hard to track the rate of COVID-19 infections among Arab Americans, who are often counted as white on survey forms without a separate checkbox for Middle Eastern or North African origins. (Image credit: Hassan Bencheqroun)
Millioner af store cikader strømmer op af jorden i USA: 'Et af de vildeste naturfænomener'1d
Cikaderne kommer de næste uger til at oversvømme det østlige USA efter 17 år under jorden.
Saving green turtles… by cooling their eggs1d
Warmer sand temperatures from climate change are leading to way more females being hatched than males.
NASA Delays Ingenuity's First Flight on Mars Due to Test-Spin Alert1d
Poor little helicopter.
FBI Arrests Man for Plotting to Bomb Data Center, Cause Huge Internet Outage1d
Thwarted Plot The FBI has arrested a man for allegedly planning to bomb a data center outside of Washington DC. Seth Aron Pendley, 28, was taken into custody on Thursday after he allegedly attempted to acquire supplies to make explosives from a person who was actually an FBI agent, according to The Washington Post . He planned to detonate a bomb at an Amazon Web Services center in Ashburn, Virgin
Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Has a 500M User Data Leak2d
Plus: A bad Zoom bug, a billion-dollar cocaine bust, and more of the week's top security news.
Why do cats have belly 'pouches'?2d
Cats have swinging "pouches" on their bellies, but that doesn't mean they're fat.
NASA detects rare 'double quasar' in ancient corner of the universe2d
Astronomers just detected two pairs of rare 'double quasars' about 10 billion light-years away. They are the oldest in the known universe.
Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was Top Carnivorous Predator In Argentina2d
The dinosaur named Llukalkan aliocranianus was a predator with a menacing appearance and the ability to strike fear in its prey. Paleontologists said it roamed the Earth nearly 80 million years ago. (Image credit: Jorge Blanco/Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology via Reuters)
New Zealand migrant workers suffer agony of Covid-driven family separation2d
People who emigrated before the pandemic struck have found themselves marooned from family for more than a year See all our coronavirus coverage Jacinda Ardern's government has been urged to end months of misery for migrant workers in New Zealand and reunite families separated by Covid-19. Hundreds of migrants who moved to New Zealand in the months before March last year were unable to bring thei
Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists2d
Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.
Exploration of ocean currents beneath the 'Doomsday Glacier'2d
For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain data from underneath Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "Doomsday Glacier." They find that the supply of warm water to the glacier is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow.
These Bizarre Underground Microbes Haven't Evolved For 175 Million Years2d
They feed off radioactivity.
Two satellites might collide at 32,000 mph over the Arctic today2d
There's a one-in-five chance of two large satellites colliding at a relative velocity of 32,679 mph (52,592 kph) over the Siberian Arctic Friday (April 9) — an event that would spew 2.1 tons (1,900 kilograms) of debris across Earth's orbital space.
Birds' blood functions as heating system in winter3d
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered that bird blood produces more heat in winter, when it is colder, than in autumn. The study is published in The FASEB Journal.
Dark Matter's Last Stand1h
A new experiment could catch invisible particles that previous detectors have not — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Animal testing suspended at Spanish lab after 'gratuitous cruelty' footage3h
Madrid regional government says it has suspended all activity at Vivotecnia after inspection found 'signs of animal mistreatment' Regional officials in Spain have temporarily halted all activity at an animal testing facility after the publication of undercover footage that appears to show animals being taunted, smacked, tossed around and cut into with no or inadequate anaesthesia. Since 2000, Mad
How to Stop the Minority-Rule Doom Loop4h
P resident Joe Biden came into office facing four "converging crises" : COVID-19, climate change, racial justice, and the economy. But after a few weeks of fast action on a pandemic relief plan, a fifth crisis will determine the fate of the rest of his administration, and perhaps that of American democracy itself: the minority-rule doom loop, by which predominantly white conservatives gain more a
Return the National Parks to the Tribes4h
Photographs by Katy Grannan This article is part of a new series called " Who Owns America's Wilderness? " Image above: Glacier National Park, in Montana, as seen from the Blackfeet Reservation, near Duck Lake. This article was published online on April 12, 2021. I. The End Result of Dirty Business In 1851, members of a California state militia called the Mariposa Battalion became the first white
NHS staff are suffering from 'moral injury', a distress usually associated with war zones | Mariam Alexander8h
Adequate support now could head off a post-pandemic exodus of health workers who feel broken by their experiences Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Mariam Alexander is an NHS consultant liaison psychiatrist I remember the exact moment when the enormity of the Covid-19 crisis dawned on me. In the days before the pandemic was even called a pandemic, I was sitting in a ha
The G7 must push for global vaccination. Here's how it could do it | Gordon Brown9h
We can't afford inaction. The funds needed are a fraction of the trillions Covid is costing us Report: Gordon Brown calls for G7 to act on Covid vaccine 'apartheid' This June, President Biden will fly into Britain to attend his first summit of the world's richest nations. The routine meetings of the G7 – made up of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the European
Man Claimed to Have Car Bomb at Nuclear Power Plant20h
False Bomb Threat A man was arrested Wednesday after he claimed to have parked a car bomb at the entrance of a nuclear power plant in Ohio. Officials searched the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County, Ohio on Wednesday after Michael Fogelson, 33, claimed to have a bomb in a trailer he was pulling with his truck, according to Cleveland.com . While authorities did not find a bomb, they did arre
NASA's Mars Helicopter Hits Error, First Flight Delayed1d
Flight Delayed NASA has delayed the first flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter due to an error detected during a test of its rotor blades on Friday April 9. The helicopter was originally slated to take off on Sunday. However, it's been rescheduled to take place no earlier than Wednesday April 14 due to an issue discovered during a high-speed spin rotor test, according to a statement released b
World's largest recorded sawfish washes up dead in Florida1d
The longest sawfish ever measured washed up in Florida, not far from another large specimen.
How Authoritarians Turn Rural Areas Into Their Strongholds1d
D evelopment economists typically tell a compelling story about land reform: Countries can supercharge their development by leveling inequality and radically reallocating assets. In East Asia, nations that followed this simple formula transformed themselves into economic powerhouses. So why haven't more countries adopted this well-established blueprint? The governments that have the will and capa
Mysteriet är löst: Så tar sig havssköldpaddan från Japan till Mexiko1d
Det har länge gäckat forskare hur den oäkta karettsköldpaddan kan finnas i mexikanska vatten när dess födelseplats är vid den japanska kusten. En ny studie visar att det är väderfenomenet El Niño som skapar en värmekorridor vilket gör det möjligt för sköldpaddan att simma hela vägen.
Nasa preparing to attempt first controlled flight on another world1d
The Ingenuity helicopter, which arrived on the red planet in February, is expected to take to the skies on Wednesday Nasa is gearing up to attempt the first controlled flight on another planet next week, with the tiny Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. The helicopter is expected to take to the skies next week, with Wednesday being the earliest time scheduled. Continue reading…
New Zealand Survey Reveals The Positive Aspects of The Country's Strict Lockdown1d
There are silver linings.
Elon Musk Deletes Meme Accusing Bill Gates of Vaccine Mind Control1d
The Zune Vaccine Elon Musk took a pot shot at Bill Gates and the Zune mp3 player when he tweeted an anti-vax meme poking fun at the Microsoft founder early Saturday morning — only to delete the tweet hours later. Musk posted an edited image of a cartoon by right-wing cartoonist Ben Garrison to Twitter that depicted Gates presiding over a nefarious "Mandatory Vaccine Rollout" plan, according to In
'Not built for minorities to succeed': black scientists on academia's race problem1d
Three senior academics in medicine, chemistry and physics share their experiences and thoughts on how to improve underrepresentation Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK? Dr Yolanda Ohene , 29, is a bio physicist at the University of Manchester. After an undergraduate degree in physics at Imperial College London she went on to research at masters level and co-founded Minorities i
Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components2d
Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Vaccine-makers around the world face shortages of vital components including large plastic growbags, according to the head of the firm that is manufacturing a quarter of the UK's jab supply. Stan Erck, the chief executive of Novavax – w
Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death2d
The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome it My brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was m
The Art You Like Reveals Your Personality Traits2d
Much like beauty, art is in the eye of the beholder.
In Europe, Backlash Heats Up Over Garbage Incinerators2d
Trash-burning facilities once seemed like a useful way to minimize pollution and generate power. But the EU is withdrawing support over emissions concerns.
A bug's life: how a volunteer army is putting Britain's wildlife on the record2d
Amateur nature recorders are providing vital data on beetles, soldierflies and a host of lesser-known insects Ashleigh Whiffin's day job as assistant curator of entomology is to look after National Museums Scotland's vast collection of preserved insects. But her passion for the creatures doesn't end when she goes home; in her spare time she spends hours recording and verifying sightings of a spec
Facebook Had Years to Fix Flaw That Leaked 500M Users' Data•2d
Facebook Data 2019
Software makers can't catch every bug every time, but Facebook had ample warning about the privacy problems with its "contact import" feature.
The Fierce Vulnerability of DMX2d
At its best, hip-hop reveals the complexity of the human voice, and few artists show that better than DMX did. The sound that came out of Earl Simmons's mouth was often called a growl or rasp, but those terms seem insufficient upon the occasion of his death, today, at age 50. You heard breath and bone in that voice. Its dissonance and musicality were kind of like an electric guitar. It started pa
Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Pioneer in Treating Brain Injuries, Dies at 882d
After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.
3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City' discovered in Egypt2d
Archaeologists have found what may be the greatest Egyptian discovery since King Tut's tomb.
NASA Funds Spacecraft "Swarm" to Explore Venus2d
Scattershot Exploration NASA just funded an unusual project that involves sending a "swarm" of small spacecraft to study the atmosphere of Venus. The project involves sending a scattershot of tiny, flying sensors called Lofted Environmental and Atmospheric Venus Sensors (LEAVES), which will flutter through the wind and report back on what they find along the way, according to a NASA press release
Hubble takes a spiral snapshot2d
The luminous heart of the galaxy M61 dominates this image, framed by its winding spiral arms threaded with dark tendrils of dust. As well as the usual bright bands of stars, the spiral arms of M61 are studded with ruby-red patches of light. Tell-tale signs of recent star formation, these glowing regions lead to M61's classification as a starburst galaxy.
Expect More Tropical Storms, NOAA Warns2d
NOAA is updating its definition of what a "normal" Atlantic hurricane season looks like, based on the last 30 years. The average number of hurricanes in the new normal has risen from 6 to 7. (Image credit: NOAA/GOES-16/AP)
Current climate model simulations overestimate future sea-level rise2d
The melting rate of the Antarctic ice sheet is mainly controlled by the increase of ocean temperatures surrounding Antarctica. Using a new, higher-resolution climate model simulation, scientists from Utrecht University found a much slower ocean temperature increase compared to current simulations with a coarser resolution. Consequently, the projected sea-level rise in 100 years is about 25% lower
To Close the Gender Gap in Wages, We Need to Start Young3d
As early as third grade, girls ask for less than boys when negotiating — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Eruption at La Soufrière on St. Vincent Takes an Explosive Turn3d
For the past few months, a dark lava dome has been growing on La Soufrière on the island of St. Vincent. Today, that eruption suddenly became explosive.
People struggle to assess risk, especially in a pandemic3d
Vaccine blood clot concerns tap into difficulties around rare but real probabilities
Elon Musk Says Neuralink's First Product Will Control Smartphone With Brain Implant3d
Neuralink co-founder Elon Musk said today that his brain computer interface company's first product will allow users with paralysis to "use a smartphone with their mind faster than someone using thumbs." Alongside Musk's claims, made in a series of tweets, the company shared a new video of a nine year old macaque called Pager playing a game of Pong using two Neuralink units implanted in its brain
China's plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India22h
China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges—the world's largest power station—stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India.
How to Log In to Your Devices Without Passwords1d
You can use your face, fingerprint, or a wearable to get access to your gadgets. It saves you some typing—and makes you feel like a spy.
Solceller kan hjælpe på landbrugets klimaproblem, men høj skat spænder ben1d
Det giver rigtig god mening at bygge solceller på landbrugets klimaskadende lavbundsjord, siger forsker. Alligevel står der ikke en eneste solcelle endnu.
Researchers Find 2,000 Plastic Bags Inside Camel1d
New Level of Appalling A team of researchers in Dubai made a startling discovery: around 2,000 plastic bags in the stomach area of a camel. Marcus Erikson is the director of research and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit focused on reducing plastic pollution. He recently penned an op-ed in The Washington Post about his team's research in plastic pollution worldwide. More recently,
Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?1d
There have been many reports but little action: UK university science departments need to do more to fix their serious diversity problem 'Not built for minorities to succeed': black scientists on academia's race problem The Nobel laureate poet Sir Derek Walcott once said that the English language is nobody's special property: "It is the property of the imagination." Much the same could be said fo
All aboard! Next stop space…2d
Several hundred people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes, or perhaps days, in the weightlessness of space.
Victoria records first overseas coronavirus case since hotel quarantine overhaul2d
The state began accepting international arrivals on Thursday after two-month suspension caused by outbreaks linked to hotel quarantine program Victoria has recorded its first overseas Covid-19 case in hotel quarantine since resuming international flights. The state began accepting international arrivals on Thursday following a two-month suspension caused by outbreaks linked to its hotel quarantin
When Meanness Was Celebrated2d
Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter published a detailed cover story on the veteran film and theater producer Scott Rudin's alleged mistreatment of his employees. The piece features on-the-record testimonies from former staffers and a slew of accusations describing physical assaults, traumatizing outbursts, unreasonable demands, and a penchant for throwing things. In one account, Rudin repo
New Test Detects Depression in Blood Samples2d
In recent years, it's become increasingly clear that clinical depression can leave biological traces throughout the body — and now experts want to take advantage of that to improve the way it's treated. Scientists say they can now determine the severity of a patient's depression through biomarkers in a straightforward blood test, according to research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry
Greta Thunberg Says She'll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow2d
The teenage activist, citing concerns about global vaccine inequality, said she would not attend the meeting "unless everyone can take part on the same terms."
The Guardian view on particle physics: have we got the model wrong? | Editorial2d
Experiments suggest that the subatomic world may be much more complex than we thought To find out how the universe truly works, scientists have for decades worked on the standard model of particle physics. When the Higgs boson was found at the Large Hadron Collider almost a decade ago, it was supposed to be the final piece in the jigsaw at the smallest, subatomic scale. Yet this week came the new
This Photo of Curiosity Is Real! Here's Why NASA Uses Zip Ties on Mars Rovers7h
But what about the space radiation?!?!
New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic1d
Facebook has been criticized for failing to curb misinformation in English. But little attention has been paid to the scale of the problem in Arabic.
Beach Photos Give People the Wrong Idea1d
During a pandemic, public-health messaging is essential to saving lives. Media organizations have played a major role in that messaging over the past year, and not always for the better. Across the English-speaking world, many news stories about the spread of COVID-19 have been accompanied by photographs of people in outdoor settings, particularly beaches. "Many news organizations have seized upo
Daydreaming Can Be Good for You1d
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People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the island in a layer of fine volcanic rock.
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The gorgeous quantum dot display makes Vizio's M-Series the best cheap TV you'll find.
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A two-week old elephant has died after being rejected by her family following the birth of another elephant calf, Sweden's Boras Zoo announced Friday.
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Ash and hot gravel rained down Friday on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, after powerful eruptions from a volcano that had been dormant for decades sent thousands of panicked locals fleeing to safety.
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Hvor gammel var den ældste astronaut? Og hvem smuglede en sandwich med i rummet?
Ancient cave artists were getting high on hypoxia1d
Hundreds of prehistoric paintings have been found in subterranean chambers with barely enough oxygen to breathe. Low oxygen causes hypoxia that can induce exalted mental states. A new study says the artists chose these hard-to-each caverns in search of an oxygen-starved high. Artists of all types have been known to ingest a—shall we say—creative lubricant or two. One of the paradoxical things abo
Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices2d
Researchers have made a significant discovery in the field of materials science, for the first time providing a full picture of how fatigue in ferroelectric materials occurs.
Vaping vs. smoking: Impact on cells compared3d
Peer reviewed and published in the journal Mutagenesis, results show that under the conditions of test, undiluted vape e-liquids and their aerosol extracts exhibited entirely absent or vastly reduced indications of DNA damaging potential in cells, compared to smoke from combustible cigarettes. Imperial scientists are the first to publish results using the ToxTracker cell assay system for the asses
Shift in diet allowed gray wolves to survive ice-age mass extinction1h
Gray wolves are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age. A new study analysing teeth and bones shows that the wolves may have survived by adapting their diet over thousands of years — from a primary reliance on horses during the Pleistocene, to caribou and moose today.
New CAR T approach minimizes resistance, helps avoid relapse in non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma1h
Early results from a new, pioneering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy trial found using a bilateral attack achieves a more robust defense and helps avoid relapse.
CRISPR Breakthrough: Scientists Can Now Turn Genes On and Off at Whim1d
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American, Russians dock at International Space Station3d
A trio of Russian and American space travelers launched successfully and reached the International Space Station on Friday.
Those who view TV and social media as trustworthy sources of COVID news—less informed7h
People who trust television and Facebook to provide them with accurate news about the coronavirus pandemic are less knowledgeable about COVID-19, according to a new study, which assessed people's knowledge of the virus in the earliest stages of the pandemic.
St. Vincent awaits new volcanic explosions as help arrives2d
Cots, tents, and respirator masks poured into the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as officials expected to start distributing them on Saturday, a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of people who evacuated their homes under government orders.
J and J COVID-19 Vaccinations Resume After Temporary Shutdowns•2d
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Vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson jab paused at several sites earlier this week after an unusual number of people experienced adverse reactions, but the CDC says there's no cause for concern.
Painting with semiconductors3h
AMOLF researchers Lukas Helmbrecht and Wim Noorduin have developed a reactive ink that can be painted on an equally reactive canvas. The ink reacts with the material on the canvas to become a semiconductor that emits colored light, an essential part of electronic components such as LEDs. Consequently, a new way of producing these electronic components is now within reach. The results of the resear
Scientists discover 'jumping' genes that can protect against blood cancers3d
New research has uncovered a surprising role for so-called 'jumping' genes that are a source of genetic mutations responsible for a number of human diseases. Scientists made the unexpected discovery that these DNA sequences, also known as transposons, can protect against certain blood cancers.
Bill Nelson Isn't the Best Choice for NASA Administrator1h
Biden's nominee exemplifies the agency's pork-barrel, male-dominated past — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Immune-stimulating drug before surgery shows promise in early-stage pancreatic cancer1h
Giving early-stage pancreatic cancer patients a CD40 immune-stimulating drug helped jumpstart a T cell attack to the notoriously stubborn tumor microenvironment before surgery and other treatments, according to a new study.
Russer 'strandede' i rummet: Tre vilde astronaut-historier, du måske ikke kender11h
Der er sket meget, siden vi besøgte rummet første gang for præcis 60 år siden.
Godzilla vs. Kong: A morphologist chooses the real winner1d
The 2021 film "Godzilla vs. Kong" pits the two most iconic movie monsters of all time against each other. And fans are now picking sides. Even the most fantastical creatures have some basis in scientific reality, so the natural world is a good place to look to better understand movie monsters. I study functional morphology – how skeletal and tissue traits allow animals to move – and evolution in
Can a 3D printed beetle model simulate the real thing?2d
Zoology and biology researchers produce and test 3D printed beetle models to find out if they would be a feasible option when testing mate choice in these and possibly other insects.
Optically active defects improve carbon nanotubes2d
The properties of carbon-based nanomaterials can be altered and engineered through the deliberate introduction of certain structural 'imperfections'. The challenge, however, is to control the number and type of these defects. Chemists and materials scientists have now demonstrated a new reaction pathway that enables such control for carbon nanotubes. It results in specific optically active sp3 def
Five things to know about Gagarin's journey to space6h
Sixty years ago on Monday cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, securing victory for Moscow in its race with Washington and marking a new chapter in the history of space exploration.
Green Spaces Are a Necessity, Not an Amenity. How Can Cities Make Them Accessible to Everyone?1d
A growing body of science is demonstrating that spending time in nature — or even an urban park or garden — is good for us. But the grass isn't green for everyone.
French winemakers count cost of 'worst frost in decades'2d
Desperate French farmers counted the cost Friday of several nights of frost this week which threaten to decimate grape harvests in some of the country's best-known and prestigious wine-producing regions.
Volcanic pollution return linked to jump in respiratory disease cases25min
Respiratory disease increased by almost a quarter after the Holuhraun lava eruption in 2014-2015, one of Iceland's largest volcanic eruptions. Emissions returning in the days immediately following volcanic eruptions impact health and are not factored into responses to the public health threat caused by volcanoes. The study authors recommend government responses take these emissions into account.
Single cell sequencing unravels molecular identity of rare renal cell types1h
Jaakko Patrakka and his research group at the Department of Laboratory Medicine have together with Professor Rickard Sandberg's group at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology got a publication accepted in Nature Communications about single cell sequencing unravels molecular identity of rare renal cell types.
Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumors1h
Scientists have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumor cells of energy in order to prevent further growth.
Weekend reads: Faked data in psychology; publishing in predatory journals = misconduct?; how scientists take criticism2d
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Seven barred from research after plagiarism, duplications in eleven papers … Continue reading
Bird blood is a heating system in winter2d
Researchers have discovered that bird blood produces more heat in winter, when it is colder, than in autumn.
How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground3d
Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed plants and other organic material are tens of thousands of years old.
Scientists test how to deflect asteroids with nuclear blasts1h
Researchers studied strategies that could deflect a large asteroid from hitting Earth. They focused on the effect of detonating a nuclear device near an asteroid. Varying the amount and location of the energy released could affect the deflection. Large asteroids don't tend to hit Earth very often. But when they do, major cataclysms result. Remember the dinosaurs? Add to this the fact that since 1
The End of Twitter1d
The grass root revolution continues, but I'm not on Twitter anymore.
Is empathy always good?1d
Empathy is a useful tool that allows humans (and other species) to connect and form mutually beneficial bonds, but knowing how and when to be empathic is just as important as having empathy. Filmmaker Danfung Dennis, Bill Nye, and actor Alan Alda discuss the science of empathy and the ways that the ability can be cultivated and practiced to affect meaningful change, both on a personal and communi
Heat-Trapping Methane Surged in 20202d
Aquatic ecosystems, many altered by human activities, played a surprisingly large role — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Beautiful Things1d
As long as one knows the appeal of the qin, what is the need for the sound of the strings? — Attributed to Tao Yuanming, 365–427 In the museum, I looked at the beautiful things, one after another, so many I could not take them all in. Then I sat in the inner pavilion, clouds moving overhead, the pages of my book blank. Because I could not see as I wanted to see. I was beyond beauty. I was beyond
This Cat DNA Test Will Unlock the Genetic Secrets of Your Fury Feline Friend3d
There are all sorts of home DNA tests for humans. Some of them aim to tell you about your ancestry and ethnic origins. Some aim to provide you with valuable health insights by looking for specific genetic markers. And some aim to do both. Now, thanks to the Basepaws Cat DNA Test , you can get a DNA test that does the same things for your furry feline companions. Why would you want a DNA test for
Why primordial asteroids that avoided massive collisions all seem to be about the same size1h
Planetary systems form out of the remnant gas and dust of a primordial star. The material collapses into a protoplanetary disk around the young star, and the clumps that form within the disk eventually become planets, asteroids, or other bodies. Although we understand the big picture of planetary formation, we've yet to fully understand the details. That's because the details are complicated.
Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR gene editing2h
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have revealed that CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations at the targeted section of DNA in early human embryos. The work highlights the need for greater awareness of and further research into the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, especially when used to edit human DNA in laboratory research.
New laser to help clear the sky of space debris2h
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have harnessed a technique that helps telescopes see objects in the night sky more clearly to fight against dangerous and costly space debris.
Starwatch: prepare to track down a young crescent moon9h
This week the perennial beauty appears in Taurus so watch the western sky at sunset for it to emerge Prepare this week to track down a perennial celestial beauty, a young crescent Moon. This week, it appears in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull. New moon takes place on 12 April at 03:30 BST, so watch the western sky at sunset for it to emerge from the twilight over the coming days. Continue r
Blocking a protein could help overcome cancer resistance to PARP inhibitors3d
Researchers have found that blocking a specific protein could increase tumor sensitivity to treatment with PARP inhibitors. Their work suggests combining treatments could lead to improved therapy for patients with inheritable breast cancers.
Coronavirus News Roundup, April 3 – April 92d
Pandemic highlights for the week — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Yuri Gagarin: How the first man in space sparked a conspiracy theory3h
Gagarin became the first of humankind to blast off into space on April 12, 1961, but rumors continue to circulate that another cosmonaut had beaten him to the punch days before.
Don't Cancel John Muir5h
This article is part of a new series called " Who Owns America's Wilderness? " O n the morning of July 22, 2020, the Sierra Club's executive director, Michael Brune, posted a reflection on his organization's 128-year history. "As defenders of Black life pull down Confederate monuments across the country," he wrote, "we must also take this moment to reexamine our past and our substantial role in p
Study shows multiple factors shape timing of birth in mule deer48min
A five-year study of mule deer does and newborn fawns in western Wyoming shows that migrating deer have a lot to balance when it comes to birth timing.
Jupiter could make an ideal dark matter detector1h
So you want to find dark matter, but you don't know where to look. A giant planet might be exactly the kind of particle detector you need! Luckily, our solar system just happens to have a couple of them available, and the biggest and closest is Jupiter. Researchers Rebecca Leane (Stanford) and Tim Linden (Stockholm) released a paper this week describing how the gas giant just might hold the key to
The Next Step in Covid-19 Vaccines May Be Through the Nose2h
Intranasal vaccines may help prevent transmission and hinder the evolution of new viral variants
Upward lightning takes its cue from nearby lightning events3h
In the chaos of a thunderstorm, upward moving lightning occasionally springs from the tops of tall structures. Scientists don't fully understand how upward lightning is triggered; it is likely a combination of multiple environmental factors, such as the background electric field and the structure's height. In a new study, Sunjerga et al. investigate how ambient lightning events near tall structure
Turning Cow Poop Into Energy Sounds Like a Good Idea — But Not Everyone Is on Board19h
In California's Central Valley, a gas utility is harvesting methane from manure on cow feedlots. Critics worry the push toward biogas will only further entrench two polluting industries.
Brain disease transmitted by tick bites may be treatable1d
The virus that causes tick-borne encephalitis appears to trick the immune system, misdirecting it into producing inferior antibodies. But new research shows some people produce more potent antibodies, providing hope for treatment.
Elon Musk's brain-chip company, Neuralink, released a video of a monkey playing video games with its mind2d
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Foliar application boosts the zinc content of wheat grain by up to 50%3d
A team from the Department of Agronomy at the UCO has demonstrated, through field tests carried out during 8 agricultural seasons, that foliar feeding with fertilizer increases the concentration of zinc in wheat more than if it is applied to the soil
The tuberculosis pathogen releases its toxin by a novel protein transport system3d
Six years ago, researchers described the first toxin ever found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, the mechanism for its secretion from the bacterium was unknown. Now, researchers describe two small Esx proteins that form pores in bacterial membranes and are essential for toxin release. This transport system may be widespread across many Gram-positive bacteria that contai
New research shows how courts often resist abuse allegations3d
A new four-part HBO series, "Allen v. Farrow," documents the accusations of sexual abuse against film director Woody Allen and the aftermath. The documentary calls on the expertise of Joan S. Meier, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School. In the docuseries Meier comments on strategies of disinformation used by abusers, and references her research focusing on a particularly w
The buzz about pollinators in canola fieldsnow
Farmers pay attention to many aspects of their crops. They carefully track how much water they are giving them and the amount of fertilizer they are using. But what about how many bees and butterflies are visiting?
For tomato genes, one plus one doesn't always make twonow
Both people and tomatoes come in different shapes and sizes. That is because every individual has a unique set of genetic variations—mutations—that affect how genes act and function. Added together, millions of small genetic variations make it hard to predict how a particular mutation will impact any individual. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inv
Unusual fossil reveals last meal of prehistoric pollinatornow
An amber fossil of a Cretaceous beetle has shed some light on the diet of one of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants.
Tremors triggered by Typhoon Talas tell tales of tumbling terrainnow
Tropical cyclones like typhoons may invoke imagery of violent winds and storm surges flooding coastal areas, but with the heavy rainfall these storms may bring, another major hazard they can cause is landslides—sometimes a whole series of landslides across an affected area over a short time. Detecting these landslides is often difficult during the hazardous weather conditions that trigger them. Ne
Image: Storage containers at Concordia research stationnow
ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.
Tre nye ledere på Sydvestjysk Sygehusnow
Tina Lykke Schmidt er ny ledende oversygeplejerske på Børne- og Ungeafdelingen samt afdelingen for Kvindesygdomme og fødsler, Allan Rohold er ny ledende overlæge på afdelingen for Hjertesygdomme og Dagshospital, mens Lars Rauff Skadhauge er blevet udnævnt til ledende overlæge på Arbejdsmedicinsk afdeling.
Brain Complexity and Consciousnessnow
Using the EBRAINS research infrastructure, scientists of the Human Brain Project have developed multi-scale simulations of human brain that mimic hallmarks of activity during wake and deep sleep states. Such simulations can lead to a better understanding of biological mechanisms that regulate human consciousness and its disorders, which span from molecules to whole brain scales. From: HumanBrainP
To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It3min
A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind's carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
More and Larger Explosions Rock St. Vincent as La Soufrière Lets Loose Pyroclastic Flows4min
The explosive eruption that started last week at La Soufriere is only getting worse, sending ash and debris near and far
Paying for whose performance? Teacher incentive pay and the black-white test score gap6min
Teacher incentive pay programs that focused on raising student achievement in high-need high schools expanded the test score gap between Black and White students by between 64 percent and 85 percent.
Search for sterile neutrinos: It's all about a bend in the curve6min
There are many questions surrounding the elementary particle neutrino, in particular regarding its mass. Physicists are also interested in whether besides the 'classic' neutrinos there are variants such as the so-called sterile neutrinos. The KATRIN experiment has now succeeded in strongly narrowing the search for these elusive particles. The publication appeared recently in the journal Physical R
Orifarm får historisk bøde for partistøtte til Venstres Troels Lund Povlsen7min
Den danske parallelimportør og generikaproducent Orifarm står til at få en stor bøde af Etisk Nævn for Lægemiddelindustrien, efter at virksomheden har givet partistøtte på over 20.500 kr. til Venstres finansordfører.
AI skal spotte selvmordstruede i telefonen10min
PLUS. AI opdager 85 procent af hjertestop ved at lytte med i realtid. Nu udvides feltet.
Disproportionate burden: Estimating the cost of FAFSA verification for public colleges and universities12min
The institutional compliance costs of the FAFSA verification mandate in 2014 totaled nearly $500 million, with the burden falling disproportionately on public institutions and community colleges in particular.
Study snapshot: Untested admissions12min
In undergraduate admissions, the adoption of test-optional policies at selective private institutions was linked to a 3-4 percent increase in enrollment of Pell Grant recipients, a 10-12 percent increase in enrollment of first-time Black, Latinx, and Native students, and a 6-8 percent increase in enrollment of first-time students who were women.
Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop12min
Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site in 2011 and found in a Belgian antiques shop by two off-duty Italian art squad police officers.
'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting12min
La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate.
Jørgen Skadborg genvalgt som PLO-formand15min
Jørgen Skadborg blev lørdag genvalgt som formand for Praktiserende Lægers Organisation for en toårig periode.
Vanligt underskatta risk för hjärtinfarkt18min
Var tredje person underskattar risken att själv drabbas av hjärt- och kärlsjukdom. Men många är bra på att förstå risken när det gäller andra. – Det är ganska vanligt att underskatta sin risk. I vår studie var det ungefär en tredjedel av deltagarna som gjorde det. Det berodde bland annat på att man upplevde sin hälsa som bra, och att man inte hade en familjehistorik av hjärtinfarkt. Det gällde ob
A 'no-brainer' decision to become a COVID-19 vaccine-centre volunteer18min
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00957-5 Hannah Franklin is one of 300 staff members at the Francis Crick Institute in London, helping to bring the pandemic to an end.
Daily briefing: a graphical guide to vaccine benefits and risks.18min
Nature, Published online: 09 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00967-3 Researchers are starting to delve into possible rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. Plus: the month's best science images, and everything you need to know about Plan S.
Can we end the cage age?21min
Between 2018 and 2020, 1,4 million EU citizens signed the petition 'End the Cage Age', with the aim of ending cage housing for farm animals in Europe. In response to this citizens initiative, the European Parliament requested a study by Utrecht University researchers on the possibilities to end cage housing. On 13 April, the scientists will present their report 'End the Cage Age – Looking for Alte
New research reveals why some of us are hungry all the time21min
New research shows that people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others.
Pandemic-inspired discoveries: New insect species from Kosovo named after the Coronavirus21min
Named after the coronavirus, a new caddisfly species, found in Kosovo, highlights the quarantine time during which it was described, but also refers figuratively to another 'silent' pandemic impacting the freshwater organisms in Kosovo's rivers. Pollution, degradation of freshwater habitats and the activity of hydropower plants have been compromising these ecosystems. The team of scientists, led b
The Fairy Circles Mystery Gets a New Suspect21min
A small study suggests that soil microbes could play a role in the ring-like grass formations in parts of Australia's wilderness.
Inhaled steroid speeds recovery in Covid patients at home, study finds•24min
UK Asthma Covid Days
Oxford trial shows effectiveness of cheap asthma drug budesonide
Rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds25min
Researchers have found common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change flower length in the presence of a new pollinator group, hummingbirds.
Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks42min
Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.
Husbands still seen as the experts on their household's finances42min
Men were more likely to be the spouse with the most knowledge of a couple's finances in 2016 than they were in 1992—especially in wealthy couples, a new study suggests.
Profound loss of pleasure related to early-onset dementia42min
Loss of the ability to experience pleasure – or anhedonia – has been revealed as a key feature in frontotemporal dementia, in contrast to Alzheimer's disease. The findings from brain scans, believed to be a first, show grey matter deterioration in the so-called pleasure system of the brain – these regions were distinct from those implicated in depression or apathy, suggesting a possible treatment
Better treatment for aggressive prostate cancer42min
Published this week in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, Cramer's study specifically looks at how the loss of two specific prostate tumor-suppressing genes — MAP3K7 and CHD1 –increases androgen receptor signaling and makes the patient more resistant to the anti-androgen therapy that is typically administered to reduce testosterone levels in prostate cancer patients.
Yale Cancer Center study shows novel immunotherapy approach to fight melanoma42min
In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have advanced a tumor-targeting and cell penetrating antibody that can deliver payloads to stimulate an immune response to help treat melanoma.
Study shows young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have increased survival42min
New research by Yale Cancer Center shows patients with early-onset colorectal cancer, age 50 and younger, have a better survival rate than patients diagnosed with the disease later in life.
Nytt sätt för nedsövda patienter att förmedla smärta46min
Mitt under pandemin har doktorand Mia Hylén på Malmö universitet forskat på smärtskattning på vuxna patienter på intensivvårdsavdelningarna (IVA). Mia Hylén har kartlagt IVA-patienters upplevelse av smärta och anpassat den internationella smärtskattningsskalan Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) till en svensk intensivvårdskontext.
Study finds barber pole worm developing resistance to common treatments48min
A roundworm that plagues sheep grazing irrigated pastures has been found to be resistant to common classes of dewormers, according to a recently published report online in the Sheep & Goat Research Journal.
Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits48min
Humans cannot live on protein alone—even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almost all salmon.
Why girls continue to experience violence at South African schools48min
Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls in particular, are vulnerable to violence.
Sexuality education in Ghana's schools: Some answers to 'when' and 'what'48min
Sexuality education is not a new phenomenon in formal curricula. Sweden, a country credited as the fountain of modern sexuality education programs, has provided this form of education for more than a century. Diverse forms of sexuality education have existed for several years in many African countries too, albeit informally.
Lessons from the Roman Empire about the danger of luxury1h
The Roman writer, Tacitus, argued that the Roman Empire was built by enslaving conquered people who became accustomed to fine living and luxury. Technology today has become so essential to our daily lives that it seems impossible to break free of it. It's as much a cage as a luxury. Being dependent on a thing gives it power over you. To need something or someone is, for better or worse, to limit
Sexual bullying among girls: We need to take it seriously1h
In an online petition launched by Chanel Contos in February, thousands of women have now disclosed instances of sexual harrassment and assault when at school parties. The petition's author was calling for sexual consent to be taught better, and earlier, in schools.
Centrifugal multispun nanofibers put a new spin on COVID-19 masks1h
KAIST researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called 'centrifugal multispinning' that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production of high-performance polymer nanofibers. This new technique, which has shown up to a 300 times higher nanofiber production rate per hour than that of the conventional electrospinning method, has many potential applications
Machine learning at speed1h
Optimizing network communication accelerates training in large-scale machine-learning models.
Differences of cloud top height between satellites and ground-based radar revealed1h
A new study presents an initial quantitative comparison of cloud top height between satellite and ground-based radar over the Tibet Plateau and provides a scientific guidance for application of cloud top height data.
Human-induced drying trend in Central Asia since the 1950s1h
A new study shows that human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols in other regions of the world can also impact Central Asian precipitation and water resources by modulating the key atmospheric circulation.
Scientists Completed the First Human Trial of a Wireless High-Bandwidth Brain-Computer Interface1h
B rain-computer interface technology is advancing rapidly, but it current ly relies on wires that seriously limits its use in everyday applications. That could soon change, though, a s researchers recently completed the first human trial of a high-bandwidth wireless neural interface. The most accurate way to record brain signals today is by using a device called an intracortical brain-computer in
What is mRNA? What you should know about the key ingredient in some COVID-19 vaccines1h
One surprising star of the coronavirus pandemic response has been the molecule called mRNA. It's the key ingredient in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. But mRNA itself is not a new invention from the lab. It evolved billions of years ago and is naturally found in every cell in your body. Scientists think RNA originated in the earliest life forms, even before DNA existed.
Fremtidens tog er fundet: Franske Alstom vinder kontrakten på IC4's afløser1h
Intercitytoget Coradia Stream har en topfart på 200 km/t i timen. Det er rigeligt, mener transportminister, som fremhæver dobbelt så hurtigt acceleration som IC3
Cyclone Seroja demolished parts of Australia—a warming world will bring more of the same1h
Tropical Cyclone Seroja battered parts of Western Australia's coast on Sunday night, badly damaging buildings and leaving thousands of people without power. While the full extent of the damage caused by the Category 3 system is not yet known, the event was unusual.
Dags för livets resa1h
"Härlig är världen, men dåligt lottad till sitt förstånd. Utan att vi ändra det lilla och det stora kunna vi inte leva annat än med sorg, ty då kommer det som alltid kommit: orättvisornas isvindar, likgiltighetens gäspning, krigens tyfoner. Vi måste lära känna oss själva och världen. Vägen dit går genom god vilja, god vilja, god vilja." Det finns nästan alltid något klokt att hämta hos Nobelprista
Toilets – what will it take to fix them?1h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00953-9 The global dearth of safe sewage systems needs innovation and advocacy.
Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder1h
University of Calgary and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) researchers have discovered genetic risk factors for OCD that could help pave the way for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth. Saliva samples from 5,000 kids were scanned and compared to responses using the Toronto Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. The team identified that those with a genetic variant in the
A tummy invader: This bacterial molecule may be key to fighting stomach cancer1h
Researchers from Osaka University found that H. pylori bacterial strains with low expression of a small RNA molecule called HPnc4160 are more likely to adapt to living in the human stomach. Gastric cancer patients have lower levels of HPnc4160, as well as higher levels of pathogenic bacterial proteins, than individuals without cancer. This work provides crucial knowledge for the development of new
To combat gum disease, help oral bacteria evolve1h
In the latest in their series of investigations on metabolic and bacterial liver disease, researchers from the University of Tsukuba found that people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and gum disease benefitted from engaging in regular exercise because it improved their body's own physiology functions and reduced the harmful effects of the bacterial populations residing within the mouth.
Exercise promotes healthy living and a healthy liver1h
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have shown that an exercise regimen reduces liver steatosis and stiffness in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. These gains in hepatic health are mediated through modification of inter-organ cross-talk, circulatory organokine alterations and reductions in inflammation and oxidative stress. Because these benefits are unrelated to weight loss, a
Thawing permafrost cools Arctic currents: This might affect fish stocks1h
GEOGRAFI A new study by a University of Copenhagen researcher finds that thawing permafrost in Alaska causes colder water in smaller rivers and streams. This surprising consequence of climate change could affect the survival of fish species in the Arctic's offshore waters.
Life on Venus? First we need to know more about molecules in the atmosphere1h
To confirm life on other planets, we need to detect far more molecules in their atmospheres than we currently do to rule out non-biological chemical processes.
Scientists put the stopwatch on cannabis intoxication1h
How long are you impaired after cannabis use? New analysis defines durations of impairment after inhaled or oral THC doses. The findings raise questions about drug-driving laws that penalise drivers for any THC presence and not impairment.
Butterflies hedge their bets when times get tough1h
Understanding how organisms deal with an uncertain future may help identify which species are most vulnerable to climate change and which are best at managing the risk. In a paper published recently in the journal Evolution, Macquarie University ARC Future Fellow Associate Professor Darrell Kemp reveals that no single strategy may prove "best" under such circumstances.
UPPERCASE or lowercase? The way brands write their names sends a subtle message to consumers1h
Brand names are often written using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters. Others defy convention by using all lowercase, such as amazon or ebay, or all uppercase, such as IKEA.
Picking up baby birds can do more harm than good1h
After hatching in spring, baby birds sometimes end up on the ground, but that doesn't necessarily mean they need help.
Stor skaderisk för motionslöpare1h
Nästan varannan motionslöpare drar på sig skador. Oftast är det knäna, vaderna eller hälsenorna som råkar illa ut, och riskerna är lika stora oavsett ålder, kön eller löperfarenhet. Det visar en ny avhandling i idrottsvetenskap. Jonatan Jungmalm, doktorand vid Göteborgs universitet, rekryterade drygt 200 motionslöpare från Göteborgsvarvets anmälningsregister och följde dem under ett års tid. För
We have a lot of vaccine news to catch up on! First up is the latest on the possible clotting side effects seen with Oxford/AstraZeneca. This is looking more and more likely to be a rare-but-real effect, and I'm not happy that it's holding up. I had hoped at first that this was a false signal, but as more data have come in, that possibility is fading. The EMA and others have been coming around to
När pulsen rusar vid långtidscovid1h
Under året som gått har sjukvården bevittnat allt fler patienter med långtidseffekter av covid-19, bland annat kroniska symtom som tyder på pots. Pots är ett tillstånd som gör att pulsen rusar när man står upp. Hittills vet man för litet om pots som komplikation efter covidinfektion, men forskare från Lunds universitet och Karolinska institutet beskriver nu tre fall av svenska patienter som diagn
Making music from spider webs1h
Spiders are master builders, expertly weaving strands of silk into intricate 3D webs. If humans could enter the spider's world, they could learn about web construction, arachnid behavior and more. Now, scientists report they have translated the complex structure of a web into music, which could have applications ranging from better 3D printers, to cross-species communication and otherworldly music
Archaeologists Discover Lost Egyptian City Said to Rival Pompeii1h
A new discovery on the west bank of the Nile, near the iconic Valley of the Kings, has archaeologists buzzing about what may be the most important archaeological find since the location of Tutankhamun's tomb. An entire lost city has been found, with workshops, palaces, a cemetery, and living quarters. The site is said to be in excellent condition. "There's no doubt about it; it really is a phenom
Elon Musk's Neuralink Shows Off a Monkey Playing Pong With Its Mind1h
Scientists have been trying for decades to merge the biological and mechanical with limited success. In between tweeting about exploding rockets and electric cars, Elon Musk aims to change that with a company called Neuralink. The secretive company has just released a new video demonstrating its brain-machine link technology. It features a monkey drinking smoothies and playing Pong with its brain
Ben-Gurion University researchers developing probiotic yogurt-based drugs1h
"This is the first demonstration that virulence of human pathogenic bacteria can be mitigated by molecules secreted in probiotic milk products, such as yogurt or kefir," said BGU Prof. Jelinek. "Our research illuminates the mechanism by which milk fermented probiotics can protect against pathogenic infections and aid the immune system. We look forward to administering these drug candidates to pati
Study snapshot: 21st century tracking and de facto school segregation1h
The prevalence of Black, non-Hispanic students in high schools that do not offer any AP or IB courses in multi-school districts that fund college-prep curricula cannot be explained by resource or school factors.
Study snapshot: Disproportionate burden1h
The institutional compliance costs of the FAFSA verification mandate in 2014 totaled nearly $500 million, with the burden falling disproportionately on public institutions and community colleges in particular. Twenty-two percent of an average community college's financial aid office operating budget is devoted to verification procedures, compared to 15 percent at public four-year institutions and
Study finds medical financial hardship common in adult survivors of AYA cancers1h
New study finds higher medical financial hardship in adult survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers than in adults without a history of cancer in the United States. The study appears in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Weight linked to risk of second cancer after breast cancer1h
Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing second primary cancers, according to results from a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Family ties: Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives1h
A study investigating a consecutive series of 230 patients with premature onset of heart attacks, strokes, angina or peripheral artery disease and a comparison group shows that family history of early onset cardiac events is a major and independent risk factor in close relatives. Patients with a positive parental or sibling history of premature cardiac events require even more aggressive therapeut
Activating the brain's immune system against cancer prevents it from spreading1h
The researchers identified a failure in the brain's immune system, leading to the amplification of cell division and spread of Glioblastoma cancer cells.
Policy decisions will affect coastal communities' risk more than climate change1h
Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change.
Study provides new insights into resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors1h
New research by Yale Cancer Center shows insights into modeling resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a form of cancer immunotherapy.
The infrastructure of social control1h
After controlling for levels of school social disorder and student misbehavior, students attending high-surveillance high schools are more likely to be subjected to in-school suspension than those at low-surveillance schools, have lower math achievement, and are less likely to attend college. Black students are four times more likely to attend a high versus low-surveillance school.
Auxin visualized for the first time1h
A biosensor visualizes redistribution dynamics of the plant hormone auxin in living cells
Study snapshot: Do students in gifted programs perform better?1h
Participating in elementary school gifted programs is associated with reading and math achievement for the average student, though the observed relationships are small. Black and low-income students do not see the academic gains that their peers experience when receiving gifted services.There is no evidence that participating in a gifted program is related to nonachievement outcomes such as studen
Characterizing remote instruction provided by elementary school teachers during COVID-191h
While teachers in spring 2020 felt that 60 percent of their students were prepared for the next grade level, in fall 2020 teachers reported that only 50 percent of students had the skills needed to transition to their class when schools reopened. Additionally, 75 percent of teachers reported spending more time reviewing material from the previous grade when compared to prior years.
Exploring the association between student-college match and student outcomes over time1h
Over the past 20 years, bachelor's degree completion rates for students who overmatch (i.e., attend colleges that may appear too academically selective for them) have improved substantially. Over the same time period, bachelor's degree completion rates for students who undermatch (i.e., attend colleges that appear too academically unselective for them) and match (i.e., attend colleges that appear
Students enrolled in late-start-time districts report higher academic achievement1h
Later school start times are linked to higher grade point averages and higher proportions of students getting the recommended number of hours of sleep.
Regret over a hookup doesn't change our behavior1h
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology investigate the degree to which regret regarding sexual encounters makes us modify our behavior. Women more often have regrets about encounters that occurred, while men regret the ones that didn't. According to the study, people keep doing what they've been doing and continue to have the same regrets. When it comes to sexual enco
No, facial features don't indicate intelligence1h
New research debunks the belief that you can assess intelligence based on facial features. Researchers have identified more than 70 genes that affect variation in both brain and facial structure. The genes don't influence cognitive ability, however. Although developmental biologists are used to thinking about the developing face as a receptacle for the embryonic brain—morphing and stretching as t
US chaos has also led to vaccination success1h
What proved lethal in preventing the spread of Covid-19 is now helping power the vaccine rollout
Which US elementary schoolchildren are more likely to be frequently bullied?2h
Kindergarten children who frequently externalize problem behaviors (i.e., are aggressive or otherwise target their behavior at others) are at high risk of being frequently bullied later in 3rd-5th grades. Children with higher academic achievement and who can better self-regulate their behaviors–two other factors that can be modified–are at slightly less risk of being frequently bullied in later
Scaling BAC on Time and Sample2h
A new and simplified quality control method confirms the cloning of both small and large inserts in bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) with significantly less time and sample.
Publisher Correction: A machine learning approach for reliable prediction of amino acid interactions and its application in the directed evolution of enantioselective enzymes2h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86884-x
Social and political justice hit by UK aid cuts2h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00955-7
Thousands protest against funding cuts to SDG work2h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00941-z
Stadler, Alstom, Bombardier eller Siemens? I dag offentliggør DSB fremtidens tog2h
Efter en årelang proces offentliggør togselskabet i eftermiddag en kæmpekontrakt på 100 elektriske togsæt, der skal erstatte IC4 og IC3
Understudied mutations have big impact on gene expression2h
An international team of researchers led by computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have identified 163 variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) that actively regulate gene expression. In a paper published in Nature Communications this week, the researchers provide new insights into this understudied mechanism, how it may drive disease and other traits and could ultimately impa
Därför väljer unga bort storstan2h
Tidigare forskning har antingen fokuserat på ungdomars mobilitet eller på deras inträde på arbetsmarknaden. Hanna Uddbäck kombinerar dessa två perspektiv. I sin avhandling i arbetsvetenskap vid Göteborgs universitet, undersöker hon varför unga vuxna väljer att stanna kvar i en mindre stad, kopplat till situationen på arbetsmarknaden och övriga livsvillkor. Studien visar att unga ser flera fördelar
Development policy decisions will affect coastal communities' risk more than climate change2h
Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests.
How Could a COVID Vaccine Cause Blood Clots?•3h
AstraZeneca Covid Blood
Researchers are searching for possible links between unusual clotting and the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Boost your skin with specially formulated men's skincare from Geologie3h
Do men care about their skin? The answer is "of course", but if you ask men if they care about a personalized skincare regimen that preserves their looks, 64 percent apparently say "no." According to market researcher, Mintel, 64 percent of guys don't consider men's skincare " an important factor " in their daily grooming, which is a shame—men's skin is uniquely different from women's. Because of
Regeneron's Covid drug reduces risk of symptomatic illness, study finds•3h
Regeneron Covid Antibody
Company to ask FDA to expand use of antibody cocktail as preventive treatment
Progress on Bionic Eye3h
Some terms created for science fiction eventually are adopted when the technology they anticipate comes to pass. In this case, we can thank The Six Million Dollar Man for popularizing the term "bionic" which was originally coined by Jack E. Steele in August 1958. The term is a portmanteau of biological and electronic, plus it just sounds cools and does roll off the tongue, so it's a keeper. So wh
Elementary school children can learn evolutionary concepts that stump adults, new study finds3h
Story time took on a whole new twist in a recent study by UTM psychology professor Samuel Ronfard.
Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker3h
Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta–a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease–in their cerebrospinal fluid, according to new research from NYU College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, this imbalance in oral bacteria was not associated with another Alzheimer's biomarker called tau.
Dismantling white supremacy in public health3h
Sirry Alang, associate professor of sociology and health, medicine, and society at Lehigh University, and research colleagues examine the three core functions of public health — assessment, policy development and assurance — and the ten recently revised essential public health services (EPHSs) to offer strategies public health professionals can follow to dismantle white supremacy.
Author Correction: Estradiol and high fat diet associate with changes in gut microbiota in female ob/ob mice3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87104-2
Gigantiske møller varsler gennembrud for havvind3h
PLUS. TEMA: Efter at have været nichemarked løfter offshore vindkraft sig for alvor. De store havmøller er en afgørende brik.
Get A Jump On Spring Cleaning With These Robot Vacuums4h
Robot vacuums have gone from novelty to ubiquity, and for a reason. They're so useful, people are hacking theirs to fly in order to keep more than one floor clean. Fortunately, though, Cybovac is running a sale to make it easy to put a little cleaning buddy on every floor in the house. Cybovac E30 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pictured above, the E30 offers 150 minutes of continuous cleaning time, anti-co
Datalæk på stribe: En million Clubhouse-brugere endte i hackingforum4h
En database med over én million Clubhouse-brugeres profildata ligger gratis tilgængelig på et populært hackingforum. Det er trejde historie i løbet af den seneste uge om store mængder bruger-data fra populære sociale medier, som er endt i hacker-fora.
Økonomer: CO2-afgift for el, energi og biler kan være klar på få måneder4h
PLUS. Sverige har gjort øvelsen, mens Norge er i gang: Høj CO2 afgift – lav energiafgift.
"Return the National Parks to the Tribes" — For The Atlantic's May issue, David Treuer makes a forceful moral case that the jewels of America's landscape should belong to America's original peoples.4h
"The idea of a virgin American wilderness—an Eden untouched by humans and devoid of sin—is an illusion. The national parks are sometimes called 'America's best idea,' and there is much to recommend them. They are indeed awesome places, worthy of reverence and preservation, as Native Americans like me would be the first to tell you. But all of them were founded on land that was once ours, and many
Techtopia #188: Mobilspil malker børns data4h
Børn er storforbrugere af spil, men spillene ofte baseret på forretningsmodeller, der ikke tager højde for, at børn har andre behov for beskyttelse mod reklamer og datahøst.
We Begin With a Reckoning5h
Illustrations by Sarah Biscarra Dilley This article is part of a new series called " Who Owns America's Wilderness? " A merica's first national park is only 15 years younger than The Atlantic , and at this magazine we have long told ourselves that our histories are intertwined. That John Muir made his late-19th-century case for the national parks in our pages is part of institutional lore. We are
USA blacklister syv kinesiske supercomputer-producenter5h
Virksomhederne var involveret i produktionen af supercomputere til det kinesiske militær, som blandt andet bruges til at udvikle masseødelæggelsesvåben, oplyser det amerikanske handelsdepartement.
Mammografi med 3D minskar "intervallcancer"5h
I jämförelse med vanlig mammografi minskar 3D-mammografi antalet bröstcancerfall som diagnostiseras mellan screeningtillfällena, så kallad intervallcancer. Det visar nya resultat från en stor studie. – Få fall av intervallcancer tyder på att 3D‑mammografi upptäcker cancerfall som annars hade diagnostiserats senare, vid ett eventuellt mer avancerat stadium, säger Kristin Johnson, doktorand vid Lun
Fitness for purpose of stabilized stool samples for bile acid metabolite analyses5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86784-0
Association of preoperative seizures with tumor metabolites quantified by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in gliomas5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86487-6
How to put quantum particles on magic bullet trajectories that can hit two targets without a clear line-of-sight5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87025-0
Enhancement in physicochemical parameters and microbial populations of mushrooms as influenced by nano-coating treatments5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87053-w
Inflated prediction accuracy of neuropsychiatric biomarkers caused by data leakage in feature selection5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87157-3
Prediction of ambulatory outcome in patients with corona radiata infarction using deep learning5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87176-0
Farm use of calcium hydroxide as an effective barrier against pathogens5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86796-w
COPD significantly increases cerebral and cardiovascular events in hypertensives5h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86963-z
Author Correction: High-depth African genomes inform human migration and health5h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03286-9
Addendum: Active superelasticity in three-dimensional epithelia of controlled shape5h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03281-0
Multilevel proteomics reveals host perturbations by SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV5h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03493-4
Go Get Data (GGD) is a framework that facilitates reproducible access to genomic data5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22381-z Modern biological research is complicated by the difficulty of collecting, transforming, annotating, and integrating datasets. Here, the authors present Go Get Data, a fast, reproducible approach to installing standardized data recipes, with an application to genomics data.
Late Pleistocene South American megafaunal extinctions associated with rise of Fishtail points and human population5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22506-4 Human arrival in South America predated the extinction of regional megafauna by a substantial margin, which has suggested a different cause for the extinctions. However, here, the authors show that megafaunal extinctions do correspond to the spread of hunting tools and human population shifts.
Targeted apoptosis of macrophages and osteoclasts in arthritic joints is effective against advanced inflammatory arthritis5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22454-z Celastrol might be useful in treating rheumatoid arthritis in part by inhibiting apoptosis of macrophages; however, systemic toxicity is a concern. Here the authors design celastrol-loaded nanoparticles that release a payload in response to MMP9 cleavage and show these NPs are effective at inducing apoptosis of
Inositol treatment inhibits medulloblastoma through suppression of epigenetic-driven metabolic adaptation5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22379-7 BMI1 and CHD7 are chromatin remodelling genes with a role in medulloblastoma pathogenesis. Here, the authors demonstrate that the BMI1High/CHD7Low signature mediates metabolic adaptation in G4 MB and predicts response to inositol treatment either alone or in combination with chemotherapy.
Epigenetic modulation of immune synaptic-cytoskeletal networks potentiates γδ T cell-mediated cytotoxicity in lung cancer5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22433-4 Gamma delta (γδ) T cells have potential for use in immunotherapy against tumours. Here, the authors demonstrate that treatment of tumours with DNA methyltransferase inhibitors modulates cytoskeleton arrangements, upregulates adhesion molecules and increases tumour killing by γδ T cells.
Activation mechanism of a small prototypic Rec-GGDEF diguanylate cyclase5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22492-7 As part of two-component systems, diguanylate cyclases (DGCs) are activated by phosphorylation. Structural and computational analyses of DgcR, a model DGC, reveal the phosphorylation-induced conformational changes and the activation mechanism likely shared by many DGCs with N-terminal coiled-coil linkers.
The Botrytis cinerea Crh1 transglycosylase is a cytoplasmic effector triggering plant cell death and defense response5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22436-1 Crh proteins catalyze crosslinking of chitin and glucan polymers in fungal cell walls. Here, Bi et al. show that a Crh protein from the phytopathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea acts as a cytoplasmic effector and elicitor of plant defense, and plants expressing this gene exhibit reduced sensitivity to the pathoge
Autophagy of the m6A mRNA demethylase FTO is impaired by low-level arsenic exposure to promote tumorigenesis5h
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22469-6 RNA m6A demethylase FTO has oncogenic roles in cancers. Here the authors show that chronic low-level exposure of arsenic inhibits autophagic degradation of FTO, leading to FTO stabilisation and reduced m6A RNA methylation in keratinocytes and its subsequent malignant transformation.
New research on good cholesterol possibly finds better marker for cardiovascular disease5h
Good cholesterol, which is transported in HDLs (high-density lipoproteins), plays a key part in the prevention of atherosclerosis and thus the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, according to a new paper co-authored by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the journal Circulation, the anti-inflammatory properties of HDLs could be an even better biomarker for future c
Another way "good" cholesterol is good: combatting inflammation5h
The ability of HDL particles (commonly known as "good" cholesterol) to reduce inflammation in the cells that line blood vessels may help predict who is more likely to develop a heart attack or other serious heart-related event. Gauging the anti-inflammatory capacity of HDL cholesterol may one day improve standard heart disease risk assessment.
CPR training offered to just over half of surveyed ON high school students despite mandated training6h
A study new surveyed elementary and high schools from 15 different school boards across Ontario to understand the scope of CPR and AED training, which are mandated in the Ontario Grade 9 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. They found that most surveyed schools have an AED installed and 60% offer CPR training to staff. But despite the government mandated curriculum, only 56% of high schools o
Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds7h
Researchers have found common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change flower length in the presence of a new pollinator group, hummingbirds. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Ecology.
Workplace study during pandemic finds managers should talk less, listen more7h
Workplace communication often took a back seat this past year, as employees and employers rushed to work remotely, struggled with technology barriers and adjusted to physical distancing. But the pandemic has resulted in valuable lessons for communicating on the job, according to a Baylor University study.
COVID-19 vaccines versus "purity of essence"7h
Antivaxxers frequently make the false claim that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines "permanently alter your DNA". These claims are really a concern about "impurifying" their "purity of essence". The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
CNIO scientists discovers a combination therapy for aggressive brain tumors7h
* The researchers conducted an in-depth study of resistance to temozolomide, the first-line treatment for glioblastoma, to which many patients cease to respond over time* The combination of temozolomide and dianhydrogalactitol acts synergistically, overcomes this resistance and increases survival in mice with brain tumours* Treatments for glioblastoma have not improved in the last 20 years. The au
Quantum computing's reproducibility crisis: Majorana fermions7h
Nature, Published online: 12 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00954-8 The controversy over Majorana particles is eroding confidence in the field. More accountability and openness are needed — from authors, reviewers and journal editors.
"researchers say the artificial neural system is imitating something like a conscious biological response"8h
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How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble.8h
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Boost for science spending in the budget : $8.7-bill ( increase at 23% ) budget for CDC, 25% increase for Ocean and Atmosphere Admin, 21% for NIH, 20% NSF, 6.3% increase for Space, 10% increase for Energy.8h
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A new era of innovation: Moore's Law is not dead and AI is ready to explode8h
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How Lab-Grown Mushrooms Become A Styrofoam Alternative And Vegan Bacon8h
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Saskatchewan to become first province to gas tax electric vehicles8h
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Artificial Intelligence Key to Maintaining Military, Economic Advantages, Say Leaders8h
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Automation is expanding. How worried should we be about jobs?8h
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Coronavirus vaccine technology is paving the way for a whole new approach to flu shots8h
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They Overcame Mutual Loathing, and Saved a Town8h
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The Effects of Longer Lifespans8h
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A new breakthrough for deep learning in genomics8h
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Saudi Arabia Plans to Plant 50 BILLION Trees– And Reduce Carbon Emissions by 60%8h
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Las Vegas becomes first to push to ban ornamental grass8h
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These trees bleed metal — and could help power the future8h
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47 Scientists: World Should Go 100% Renewable Electricity By 20308h
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Earth's best example of terraforming: Charles Darwin terraformed Ascension Island in the Atlantic by bringing hundreds of non-native plants from all over the world. The mix of flora is not found anywhere else together naturally and has lessons for terraforming other inhospitable places and planets8h
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This Robot Taught Itself to Walk in a Simulation—Then Went for a Stroll in Berkeley8h
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Society Isn't Ready For Lab-Grown Brains: Say Ethicists8h
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Sea grass could both sequester carbon and feed humanity8h
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Hydrogen project should "make the country proud". The Water Treatment Plant (ETA) that supplies water to a third of the Portuguese will soon be neutral in energy consumption and will also produce green hydrogen, a project that should "make the country proud".8h
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The world now produces more seafood from fish farms than wild catch. Global production of fish and seafood has quadrupled over the past 50 years. The world population more than doubled over this period and the average person now eats almost twice as much seafood as half a century ago. (Sept. 2019)8h
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Should access to food, water, and basic necessities be free for all humans in the future?8h
Access to basic necessities such as food, water, electricity, housing, etc should be free in the future when automation replaces most jobs. A UBI can do this, but wouldn't that simply make drive up prices instead since people have money to spend? Rather than give people a basic income to live by, why not give everyone the basic necessities, including excess in case of emergencies? I think it shou
Tøende permafrost giver overraskende koldere vandstrømme i Arktis: Kan påvirke fiskebestanden8h
En forsker fra Københavns Universitet har i et nyt studie opdaget, at tøende permafrost i Alaska…
Study shows tanning bed ban would reduce skin cancer rates in minors and cut healthcare costs10h
A recent study indicates that a US ban on the use of tanning beds among minors would prevent thousands of cases of melanoma in adolescents and would save millions of dollars in healthcare costs. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
Those who view TV and social media as trustworthy sources of COVID news — less informed10h
People who trust television and Facebook to provide them with accurate news about the coronavirus pandemic are less knowledgeable about COVID-19, according to a new study, which assessed people's knowledge of the virus in the earliest stages of the pandemic.
Lyt med: Sådan lyder det, når en scammer forsøger at hacke Version2 i 202112h
Version2 har taget temperaturen på support scams anno 2021 efter offentliggørelsen af oplysninger af oplysninger om en milliard brugere af Facebook og Linkedin. Herunder ofrenes telefonnumre, der netop lægger op til spoofing og scams.
Forskere: Man kan ikke rette op på fossil udledning ved bare at plante skov13h
PLUS. Rejste man skov overalt på kloden, hvor det er muligt, så ville vi kun kunne kompensere for 20 års udledninger.
Open Source Information's Blind Spot: Human and Machine Bias in International Criminal Investigations17h
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Neuropsychiatry of Substance Dependency17h
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UPenn cog sci?17h
I was the one who wrote this post asking about cog sci at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley and UCLA. This week, I was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania, which I wasn't expecting at all lol What do you think of the cog sci program there? submitted by /u/heyilan [link] [comments]
It turns out, not all sitting is bad for you19h
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a number of new behaviours into daily routines, like physical distancing, mask-wearing and hand sanitizing. Meanwhile, many old behaviours such as attending events, eating out and seeing friends have been put on hold. However, one old behaviour that has persisted, and has arguably been amplified due to COVID-19, is sitting — and it is not surprising to see why
MD Anderson researchers highlight advances in clinical studies at the AACR Annual Meeting 202120h
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center conducted early phase clinical trials that showed promising results for patients with RET fusion-positive cancers, high-grade and low-grade glioma and ovarian cancer. The results for these studies will be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.
Believe It or Not, This Weighted Jump Rope Provides the Ultimate Full-Body Workout20h
Playing with a jump rope is something we all did as kids. But as adults, many of us don't realize the tremendous fitness benefits of jumping rope. The fact of the matter is that jumping rope — especially with weighted ropes — is one of the very best ways to exercise your entire body at the same time. And the Crossrope Get Fit Bundle is the best way to get started with this miracle exercise in you
Using genetics, researchers identify potential drugs for early treatment of COVID-1922h
A new study using human genetics suggests researchers should prioritize clinical trials of drugs that target two proteins to manage COVID-19 in its early stages. Based on their analyses, the researchers call for prioritizing clinical trials of drugs targeting the proteins IFNAR2 and ACE2. The goal is to identify existing drugs, either FDA-approved or in clinical development for other conditions, t
Antibody binding-site conserved across COVID-19 virus variants22h
A tiny protein of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that gives rise to COVID-19, may have big implications for future treatments, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
Interleukin-33 involved in immunity to Sars-CoV-222h
A new study reveals the involvement of interleukin-33, an important alarm signal, when immune cells get exposed to Sars-CoV-2 for a second time.
Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows22h
Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun's rays — specifically UVA — could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say.
Heaven on earth is not without its sorrows | Brief letters23h
Loneliness | GPs | Letters | Gorillas | Church of England While I was not entirely surprised to learn that nearly three-quarters of the population of West Dunbartonshire had experienced loneliness lately, I was shocked that over half of dwellers in Eden had ( 3.7m over-16s in Britain often or always feel lonely, ONS finds , 7 April). On reflection, however, I recollected that Adam was 100% lonely
Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer's pathology23h
Alzheimer's disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease's ravages, while others remain resilient?
Tænkeboks: Hvor langt løber børnene efter hinanden?1d
Robotter trænes med motor fra computerspil1d
PLUS. Spilmotoren Unity gør det muligt at træne industrirobotter i at gribe objekter – udelukkende med syntetiske data. Erfaringer viser, at tusindvis af digitale simuleringer giver bedre resultater end få og mere præcise fysiske simuleringer.
Keep Control Of Your Data With Two Years Of Private Internet Access VPN1d
The rapid spread of technology has made keeping up with changes in privacy into a constant battle between consumers, corporations, and governments . And sometimes, it's consumers against both. Fortunately, you're not without tools to manage your security, and now you can save 72% on Private Internet Access, one of the top virtual private networks (VPNs), getting two years for $69.95 . VPNs protec
Hard choices emerge as link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare clotting disorder becomes clearer•1d
Some scientists suggest halving the dose might reduce risks and help protect more people from COVID-19
Drone finder vej uden GPS1d
PLUS. I projektet Inspectrone er det lykkedes ph.d.-studerende Rune Yding Brogaard at navigere droner og robotter udelukkende med sensorer og software. En del af forskningen foregår i samarbejde med Nasa og kan både bruges under inspektion og produktion af f.eks. vindmøllevinger.
Glad DSB-mand om fremtidens tog: »Jeg er overrasket over, at de kører så godt«1d
PLUS. Bortset fra en enkelt stærkt irriterende fejl, er DSB glade for de nye Vectron-lokomotiver, som snart erstatter det forurenende Litra ME.
Arv styr hästens gångarter1d
Svar av Anna Jansson, professor i djurfysiologi, och Gabriella Lindgren, universitetslektor i molekylär husdjursgenetik, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.
'We want to keep her name alive': charitable trust for Sarah Hughes1d
Friends and family of Guardian and Observer journalist who died of cancer aim to raise £10,000 for education and research The friends and family of Sarah Hughes, the Observer and Guardian journalist who died last week, have set up a crowdfunding website in her name with the aim of raising £10,000 to set up a charitable trust in her memory. Sarah died at home on Monday, aged 48, after a long battl
'Deep Nostalgia' Uses AI to Make Old Photos of Your Relatives Wink, Nod, Dance, and More1d
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Discussion: Could we one day use neuralink to control our own personal medical devices. Administer medicine when certain signals are found or even turn genes off and on at will?1d
Perhaps machine learning could be used to train medical devices to respond to certain neuralink signals. We could manually administer medicine with our thoughts or even have it auto-administer medicine before we even realize we need it. Maybe a medical device that is attached to our bodies could contain various hormones and crispr treatments that we could administer during certain circumstances.
Pentagon Confirms That Leaked Video Is Part of UFO Investigation1d
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Yottaflop within reach?1d
What do you think of Tachyum having announced commercialization towards the end of 2021? They're claiming 32 tensor exaflops on 125 HPC racks. I know it's a (very) bold claim, but if it actually happens, how long do you think until a yottaflop system becomes feasible? submitted by /u/abbumm [link] [comments]
Are pay-by-the-minute booths the future of work?1d
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The Ponzi Career: the future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.1d
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How close are we to achieve immortality and eternal youth?1d
I see a very rapid advancement in our technology and knowledge and its growing exponentially everyday. I was wondering how close are we to achieve eternal youth and literally immortality, and what do you think about it. Would you choose to be immortal if given the opportunity? If not, then why? 🙂 submitted by /u/Conscious-Platypus19 [link] [comments]
How gadgets could unlock the potential of lucid dreaming1d
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the population by 2031.1d
going by the overpopulation happening in the world right now, how large could the population of the world be by 2031? submitted by /u/TheHood2001 [link] [comments]
What to expect for precision medicine by 2030?1d
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Could we ever get to the point that wars between countries are fought virtually?1d
Like, using VR to fight and recognizing the results to prevent actual loss of life and other war crimes. Or is this just stupid? submitted by /u/hunnibon [link] [comments]
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through April 10)1d
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Humanity's current settlements on Antarctica don't live up to what was envisioned by sci-fi writers1d
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Why hydrogen energy has seduced a generation of politicians1d
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Physicists working with Microsoft think the universe is a self-learning computer1d
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The Boring Company Las Vegas Tesla loop tunnel1d
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Pentagon confirms leaked UAP photos and video are real1d
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[AMA] Hello! I'm an Instructor at a nuclear power plant and former Navy nuclear reactor operator, I'm here to to talk about nuclear power – Ask Me Anything!1d
I started in the Navy right out of high school and joined as a nuclear reactor operator. I served in the submarine force, and was an instructor at Nuclear Field A-school. I am currently an instructor at a civilian power plant, and I want to educate people on nuclear power and the advantages of it! submitted by /u/Fragrant-Way-9720 [link] [comments]
Researchers at the Munich University of Applied Sciences have developed a highly accurate 3D bioprinting approach that's capable of creating human tissues at a single cell resolution1d
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Methane eating bacteria found in a common tree is possible game changer for curbing greenhouse gases1d
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Fighting dementia with play1d
A dementia diagnosis turns the world upside down, not only for the person affected but also for their relatives, as brain function gradually declines. Those affected lose their ability to plan, remember things or behave appropriately. At the same time, their motor skills also deteriorate. Ultimately, dementia patients are no longer able to handle daily life alone and need comprehensive care. New r
Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa1d
A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa's largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.
Where Siberian orchids thrive: New hotspot of orchids discovered near Novosibirsk1d
In Siberia, near Novosibirsk, scientists discovered a unique orchid hotspot, where they found 14 species, some of which had never been registered before in this territory. There, researchers found one of the largest populations of large-flowered lady's-slipper (Cypripedium macranthos) in Northern Eurasia, with up to 5,000 individual plants.
How do you tell reality from a deepfake?1d
The number of deepfake videos online has been increasing at an estimated annual rate of about 900%. Technology advances have made it increasingly easy to produce them, which has raised questions about how best to prevent malicious misuse. It's been suggested that the best way to inoculate people against the danger of deepfakes is through exposure and raising awareness. When Donald Trump belatedly
Childhood Adversity Study1d
You are invited to participate in a research study about childhood adversity and psychological well-being. You may participate whether or not you have experienced adverse events during childhood. More specifically, this study investigates how traumatic and/or adverse events before the age of 18 are related to later psychological experiences in adulthood. This study is completed entirely online. Y
The Fascinating Neuroscience Underpinning Emotion Generation1d
Hi everyone, I'm a neuroscience student, and am carrying out my final year project on emotion generation. I'm looking for people to watch a short vid I've created + answer a few questions… it only takes 15 mins in total, and there are vouchers up for grabs! If you're interested, here's the link. I would love anyone who's interested in the topic to participate, whether a neuro/psych student or n
a bit counter intuitive, I still don't get it. "Linking Amygdala Persistence to Real-World Emotional Experience and Psychological Well-Being"1d
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Could a Keto Diet Treat Alzheimer's Disease?1d
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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts and VBP (Values Based Practice)1d
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This Thermal Imaging Smartphone Attachment Provides "Predator" Heat Vision2d
Have you ever gotten the feeling that there were limits to the visual perception of your surroundings? Well, that's because there are. The naked eye can only detect a fraction of what's happening all around you. But with a FLIR ONE PRO smartphone attachment , you can detect the hidden world of thermal imaging wherever you go. You're probably already familiar with how thermal imaging works from vi
25 år som ejerleder: Iværksætter genbesøger sit livsværk2d
PLUS. Civilingeniør Ulrik Danneskiold-Samsøe har skrevet en grundig og nuanceret fortælling om sin virksomhed, hvor der er blevet plads til både op- og nedturene.
In Case You Missed It2d
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UK-backed vaccine maker warns of export restrictions in IPO filing2d
Paris-listed Valneva is seeking to raise $100m in American depositary shares
Level of chromosomal abnormality in lung cancer may predict immunotherapy response2d
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer cells have low levels of aneuploidy – an abnormal number of chromosomes – tend to respond better to immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs than patients with higher levels, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will report at the virtual AACR Annual Meeting 2021.
Mutant KRAS and p53 cooperate to drive pancreatic cancer metastasis2d
MD Anderson researchers have discovered that mutant KRAS and p53, the most frequently mutated genes in pancreatic cancer, interact to promote metastasis and tumor growth. The findings point to a new therapeutic target for this deadly cancer.
Personalized cancer vaccine is safe, shows potential benefit against cancer2d
A personalized cancer vaccine developed with the help of a Mount Sinai computational platform raised no safety concerns and showed potential benefit in patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, that have a high risk of recurrence, according to results from an investigator-initiated phase I clinical trial presented during the virtual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR
1933: Fjernskriveren åbner nye muligheder for telegrafien2d
Selvom telefonen var blevet en stor konkurrent til telegrafen, vandt fjernskrivemaskinerne indpas hos bl.a. Post- og Telegrafvæsnet, Ritzaus Bureau og Flyvesikringstjenesten. Ingeniøren beskrev i 1933, hvordan de fungerede.
Break Down, Remix, And Rebuild Your Music With EasySplitter Pro2d
We live in a world that's so in love with remixing and reimagining music, we've built AIs dedicated to remixing one artist . If you'd rather hand-build your mixes, though, you'll need a way to break tracks down to their components. EasySplitter Pro will take any track apart into vocals, drums, bass, and instrumentals. And right now, a lifetime subscription is just $39.99, 93% off MSRP . All you n
Nu skal svinene total-overvåges i staldene2d
PLUS. Den danske svineproducent Goodvalley med milliardomsætning i Polen, Ukraine og Rusland vil digitalisere hele produktionskæden fra svinestald til køledisk. Målet er at bekæmpe sygdomme og øge produktiviteten.
In Houston, a race to vaccinate its student population2d
On the campus of Houston University, students meet in small groups, sit alone at computers and attend virtual meetings.
Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term2d
Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination to student health officials before they can enroll for the fall semester, the school's president said Friday.
Frequent loss-of-heterozygosity in CRISPR-Cas9-edited early human embryos [Colloquium Papers (free online)]2d
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing is a promising technique for clinical applications, such as the correction of disease-associated alleles in somatic cells. The use of this approach has also been discussed in the context of heritable editing of the human germ line. However, studies assessing gene correction in early human embryos report…
Resilience against replay attacks in computer systems2d
From power grids and telecommunications to water supply and financial systems, digital data controls the infrastructure systems on which society relies. These complex, multi-tier systems depend on layered communications to accomplish their tasks. Researchers from Italy has developed the first predictive control scheme that can help distributed networks with multiple agents not only identify these
How the pandemic broke, then remade, all our habits2d
From mask-wearing and handwashing to ordering Deliveroo for breakfast, will any stick around when life goes back to normal?
A supernova blast may have caused a mass extinction 359 million years ago2d
There was a massive die-off of marine life 359 million years ago, and nobody knows why. A new study proposes that the Late Devonian extinction may have been caused by one or more nearby supernovae. The supernova hypothesis could be confirmed if scientists can find "the green bananas of the isotope world" in the geologic record. About 359 million years ago, at the end of the last phase of the Devo
Landbruget er den store klimasynder: Nu vil de skære 62 procent af udledningen2d
PLUS. Beregning af klimaeffekten af nye teknologier skal skaffe afgørende dokumentation for udledninger.
Skate On-Road And Off With The Faboard All-Terrain Electric Skateboard2d
One of the biggest modern challenges is how we get where we need to go. Climate change, access to transit , and types of transit will be part of this discussion as we electrify and slim down our approaches to mobility. Yet you don't need to wait to experience the future. The Faboard All-Terrain Skateboard can go both on and off the road, and right now it's $599.99, 19% off . The Faboard uses two
Chinese COVID-19 vaccine maintains protection in variant-plagued Brazil2d
First real-world data estimate Chinese vaccine is 50% effective in city where P.1 variant is widespread
Biden pursues giant boost for science spending2d
Nature, Published online: 09 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00897-0 US president's first budget proposal emphasizes applied research and public health, and aims to tackle climate change and racial injustice.
Biden wants $6.5 billion for new health agency to speed treatments2d
Some advocates worry about locating new entity at the National Institutes of Health
Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk2d
People with obstructive sleep apnea who treat their apnea with the commonly-prescribed positive airway pressure therapy were less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.
Delivery of Oncolytic Immunotherapy by MSCs Enhances CAR-T Cell Anti-Tumor Activity2d
Katie McKenna will discuss how oncolytic viral therapy enhances CAR-T cell killing of cancer cells.
Making the Most Out of the Ultraviolet Laser: How BD Horizon BrilliantTM Ultraviolet Dyes Drive Discovery2d
Flow cytometry is a binary system, where cells are either positive or negative for a specific marker when using an appropriate fluorescent dye to detect a specific antigen.
A pigment from red cabbage could help turn your favorite foods blue2d
Natural cyan might one day replace synthetic dyes
Men with low health literacy less likely to choose active surveillance for prostate cancer after tumor profiling2d
A new study shows that in a predominantly Black, urban patient population with substantial social disadvantage, tumor profiling decreased patient acceptance of active surveillance. Men with low health literacy were more than seven times less likely to accept active surveillance if their tumors were profiled.
Q&A: New Tool Ranks Viruses by Their Risk of Jumping to Humans2d
Researchers involved in a long-term project to identify viruses of concern have now assessed the risk factors that could help forecast which pathogens are the most likely to spillover from wildlife to people.
Misinformation and public opinion of science and health: Approaches, findings, and future directions [Colloquium Paper]2d
A summary of the public opinion research on misinformation in the realm of science/health reveals inconsistencies in how the term has been defined and operationalized. A diverse set of methodologies have been employed to study the phenomenon, with virtually all such work identifying misinformation as a cause for concern. While…
Why the backfire effect does not explain the durability of political misperceptions [Colloquium Paper]2d
Previous research indicated that corrective information can sometimes provoke a so-called "backfire effect" in which respondents more strongly endorsed a misperception about a controversial political or scientific issue when their beliefs or predispositions were challenged. I show how subsequent research and media coverage seized on this finding, distorting its generality…
Measuring the news and its impact on democracy [Colloquium Paper]2d
Since the 2016 US presidential election, the deliberate spread of misinformation online, and on social media in particular, has generated extraordinary concern, in large part because of its potential effects on public opinion, political polarization, and ultimately democratic decision making. Recently, however, a handful of papers have argued that both…
The narrative truth about scientific misinformation [Colloquium Paper]2d
Science and storytelling mean different things when they speak of truth. This difference leads some to blame storytelling for presenting a distorted view of science and contributing to misinformation. Yet others celebrate storytelling as a way to engage audiences and share accurate scientific information. This review disentangles the complexities of…
Emotion and humor as misinformation antidotes [Colloquium Paper]2d
Many visible public debates over scientific issues are clouded in accusations of falsehood, which place increasing demands on citizens to distinguish fact from fiction. Yet, constraints on our ability to detect misinformation coupled with our inadvertent motivations to believe false science result in a high likelihood that we will form…
Experimental evidence of memory-based foraging decisions in a large wild mammal [Ecology]2d
Many animals restrict their movements to a characteristic home range. This constrained pattern of space use is thought to result from the foraging benefits of memorizing the locations and quality of heterogeneously distributed resources. However, due to the confounding effects of sensory perception, the role of memory in home-range movement…
Inference of dynamic systems from noisy and sparse data via manifold-constrained Gaussian processes [Applied Mathematics]2d
Parameter estimation for nonlinear dynamic system models, represented by ordinary differential equations (ODEs), using noisy and sparse data, is a vital task in many fields. We propose a fast and accurate method, manifold-constrained Gaussian process inference (MAGI), for this task. MAGI uses a Gaussian process model over time series data,…