The traveller and TV presenter Simon Reeve on his quest to have a baby after being told he was infertile I still beat myself up about how much of an idiot I was over so many years. I'd always seen having children as a key part of my purpose on this planet, believing that creating new life was part of my biological destiny. It was fundamental to how I navigated the world. I'm slightly jealous, in
Decarbonizing involves installing things from solar panels to switching out gas stoves for electric stoves. The effort to decarbonize buildings will cut the city's carbon dioxide output by 40%. (Image credit: Heather Ainsworth/AP)
In 2005, the psychologist Agnieszka Golec de Zavala was researching extremist groups, trying to understand what leads people to commit acts of terrorist violence. She began to notice something that looked a lot like what the 20th-century scholars Theodor Adorno and Erich Fromm had referred to as "group narcissism": Golec de Zavala defined it to me as "a belief that the exaggerated greatness of on
This week, Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly approved new maps for electing state legislators and U.S. representatives. The results are what you'd expect for a red state: Of the 14 U.S. House districts, including a new seat added after the latest census, Republicans can expect to win nine, 10, or perhaps 11; they can also expect strong and possibly veto-proof majorities in the st
Oops, NASA Job A viral TikTok is making the rounds about an engineer named David Miller telling an unusual story about how he accidentally got a job at NASA. "I got an interview for a job working on airplanes, then got a call back saying, 'Hey, there's a different job that we think you might like and it's for the Manipulator, Analysis Graphics, and Interactive Kinematics (MAGIK) team," he recalle
Unboxing Vid Step aside, influencers. The coolest unboxing video this week isn't a toy or gadget . Instead, it's the mighty James Webb Space Telescope — an orbital observatory so advanced that some experts think it's likely to discover the first evidence of alien life. Before any of that, though, the giant telescope still needs to get to space. First it was shipped from a Northrop Grumman facilit
The progressives blinked. For months, the feisty left flank of the House Democratic Caucus insisted it would not provide the votes to pass President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package until the Senate first approved the rest of the president's economic agenda. At minimum, progressives said, all 50 Senate Democrats—and especially the chamber's two most centrist members, Jo
A NASA astronaut stationed aboard the International Space Station acknowledged this week that a design flaw in the toilet built into SpaceX's Crew Dragon module will force she and her colleagues to use diapers during their upcoming return journey to Earth. "Yes, we are unable to use the toilet on Dragon for the return trip, and of course, that's suboptimal," McArthur told reporters on Friday, acc
Indians and Indian Americans are often held up as a "model minority" in the United States. Members of this community are more likely to be highly educated and to have health insurance, make more money, work in more senior positions, and have lower rates of poverty than both the average immigrant and the average American. They are well represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathemati
Crew who grew first chilis in space face 20 hours in capsule 'Spaceflight is full of lots of little challenges', US astronaut says Astronauts who will leave the International Space Station on Sunday will have to use diapers on the way home, because of a broken toilet in their SpaceX capsule . The Nasa astronaut Megan McArthur described the situation as "suboptimal" but manageable. She and three c
The winning essay in the Max Perutz science writing award 2021, published below, was written by Vicky Bennett from the department of biology and biochemistry at Bath University In May, PhD students who are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) were invited to enter the Max Perutz science writing award 2021 and write a compelling piece about their research for the non-scientific reader. Fro
The promise of neurotechnology to make lives better is growing. But do we need a new set of rights to protect the integrity of our minds? "The skull acts as a bastion of privacy; the brain is the last private part of ourselves," Australian neurosurgeon Tom Oxley says from New York. Oxley is the CEO of Synchron, a neurotechnology company born in Melbourne that has successfully trialled hi-tech bra
"I go on this great republican principle," James Madison said in 1788, "that the people will have virtue and intelligence to select men of virtue and wisdom. Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation." The notion that a virtuous people will select virtuous representatives to exercise their judgment is at the core of the American experiment. Populism—the notion t
Archeologists in Pompeii excavating a villa amid the ruins of the 79 A.D. volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient city have discovered a cramped dormitory and storage room that offers "a very rare insight into the daily life of slaves," officials said Saturday.
COMPUTING Hologram-in-a-Box Can Teleport You Anywhere John Boyd | IEEE Spectrum "ARHT Media, based in Toronto, Canada, and PORTL Inc., a start-up in Los Angeles, have begun shipping portable plug-and-play, cabinet-based holoportal systems the size of a telephone booth. In both cases, a person in a studio—the presenter—can appear in full-size, lifelike 3D form and interact with people anywhere in
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As we create more data, protecting it has become a focus of both consumer privacy and the law . The 2022 Premium Certified Ethical Hacker Certification Bundle teaches you the skills you need to become a white-hat hacker protecting networks, and you can save an extra 15% with the code SAVE15NOV for a limited time during our Pre-Black Friday sale. Wearing A White Hat Each of these 10 courses is tau
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. (Peter Marlow / Magnum) Anyone who's ever woken up disoriented or mourned an early winter sunset knows the scourge that is daylight saving time. The changing of the clocks, particularly in the spr
PLUS. Når verdens største fødevareproducent har lagt en strategi om at sløjfe udledningen af drivhusgasser i 2050, lyder det af noget. Men langt de fleste udledninger stammer fra andre i værdikæden, så resultaterne afhænger af samarbejde og et hav af pilotprojekter.
Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Bosnia, prompting evacuations, causing power outages in most of the capital, closing a key facility for oxygen used for COVID-19 patients and submerging roads in some parts of the Balkan country on Friday.
http://www.ibiology.org In this Share Your Research talk, Dr. Paige Greenwood describes her research on the association between maternal reading ability and child language development. Talk Overview: In order to succeed in kindergarten and beyond, children must develop language skills within their home reading environment. This environment is often influenced by the reading ability of a child's c
Scientists have found that a process in cells may limit infectivity of SARS-CoV-2, and that mutations in the alpha and delta variants overcome this effect, potentially boosting the virus's ability to spread.
Using cutting-edge genetic engineering, researchers have developed a model to study hereditary kidney disease with the help of tropical frogs. The method allows them to collect large amounts of data on anomalies, which can then be analyzed using artificial intelligence. The research opens up new opportunities in the search for new treatment approaches for the hitherto incurable disease.
Researchers have identified several metabolites in the blood whose levels are altered by coffee consumption. Levels of 3 of these coffee-related metabolites were significantly associated with individuals' risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
Researchers recently published a comprehensive review article on how carbon dioxide can be isolated through reduction reactions and then transformed into value-added chemicals for fuels, thereby providing a path to repurpose excess carbon dioxide.
Researchers investigated the long-term contamination of Lake Onuma in Japan resulting from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. They devised a formula based on a framework known as the fractional diffusion model to predict the radioactive contamination of the lake for up to about 30 years after the Fukushima accident. The results suggest that the decrease in radioactivity concentration wil
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