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YouTube Is Banning All Content That Spreads Vaccine Misinformation3d
The site announced that videos that contain vaccine misinformation will be removed. (Image credit: Danny Moloshok/AP)
YouTube Bans Anti-Vaccine Misinformation•4d
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The new set of policies will cover not just the Covid-19 vaccines or long-approved vaccines against diseases like measles and hepatitis B, but also general claims about vaccines, YouTube said.
8-Year-Old Asteroid Hunter From Brazil Is Officially The World's Youngest Astronomer2d
Nicole Oliveira has already found 18 asteroids.
South Australian eagle fossil identified as one of the oldest raptor species in the world4d
The 25m-year-old fossil reveals ancient eagle had features unlike any seen among modern hawks and eagles A 25m-year-old eagle fossil discovered on a remote outback cattle station in South Australia has been identified as one of the oldest raptor species in the world. Palaeontologists discovered the eagle fossil on the shore of a dry lake known as Lake Pinpa in 2016, and have since identified it a
New species of dinosaur unearthed by Isle of Wight fossil hunters4d
About 50 bones of the carnivorous dinosaurs are found on a beach in southern England.
European-Japanese space mission gets 1st glimpse of Mercury1d
A joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system's innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025.
'Crocodile-faced hell heron' dinosaur discovered in England4d
Two toothy carnivorous dinosaurs with crocodile-type skulls once stalked the riverbanks on England's Isle of Wight, new fossils reveal.
US declares 23 bird, fish and other species extinct4d
The ivory-billed woodpecker is among the 23 species listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Largest Underwater Eruption Ever Recorded Gives Birth to Massive New Volcano3d
We've never seen anything on this scale before.
Ancient Cave Sealed For 40,000 Years May Have Been Hideout of The Last Neanderthals3d
Secrets buried for millennia.
Covid antiviral pill halves hospitalisations and deaths, maker says•2d
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If approved, Merck's drug would be first simple oral medication shown to be effective against coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The first pill to treat coronavirus could be available within months after it was found to cut hospitalisations and deaths by half. If approved, the antiviral drug would be the first simple pill shown to be effective against Covid-
NASA Refuses to Rename Giant Homophobic Telescope2d
Stuck With Webb NASA has announced that it will not be changing the name of the James Webb Space Telescope despite criticism from the public, astronomers, and even NASA employees. The orbital observatory, which is expected to revolutionize astronomy by letting scientists see farther into space in greater detail than ever before, has come under fire this year due to the bigoted history of its name
NASA Puzzled by Five Fireballs Over America in One Night2d
Fireball Alert NASA's Meteor Watch confirmed sightings of at least five fireballs soaring through the evening sky over the US last Friday night. In a Facebook post , the Meteor Watch noted that there were at least 80 eyewitness accounts of a massive fireball soaring over the North Carolina coast, becoming visible at around 7:40 pm. The giant space rock eventually disintegrated after covering 26 m
The Moon Is Leaving Us3d
The moon is drifting away from us. Each year, our moon moves distinctly, inexorably farther from Earth—just a tiny bit, about an inch and a half, a nearly imperceptible change. There is no stopping this slow ebbing, no way to turn back the clock. The forces of gravity are invisible and unshakable, and no matter what we do or how we feel about them, they will keep nudging the moon along. Over many
In first, ocean drone captures footage from inside hurricane2d
In a world first, US scientists on Thursday piloted a camera-equipped ocean drone that looks like a robotic surfboard into a Category 4 hurricane barreling across the Atlantic Ocean.
Abattoir labour shortage sees Yorkshire farmer kill piglets2d
A lack of butchers has resulted in the supply chain between farm and supermarket becoming blocked.
Research inspects a peculiar eruptive young star4d
An international team of astronomers has performed photometric and spectroscopic observations of a peculiar eruptive young star known as V899 Mon. Results of the observational campaign shed more light on the nature of this star. The research was detailed in a paper published September 23 on arXiv.org.
These giant birds could eviscerate you. People were raising them 18,000 years ago.3d
People were raising cassowaries, the world's most dangerous bird, some 18,000 years ago, new research shows.
Secret cave chamber may be one of the last Neanderthal hideouts4d
A cave chamber sealed off by sand for some 40,000 years has been discovered in Vanguard Cave in Gibraltar — a finding that could reveal more about the Neanderthals who lived in the area around that time.
The Conservatives Dreading—And Preparing for—Civil War2d
"Let me start big. The mission of the Claremont Institute is to save Western civilization," says Ryan Williams, the organization's president, looking at the camera, in a crisp navy suit. "We've always aimed high." A trumpet blares. America's founding documents flash across the screen. Welcome to the intellectual home of America's Trumpist right. As Donald Trump rose to power, the Claremont univer
Why Hillary Clinton Fears the GOP's Next Moves2d
Editor's Note: This article is part of our coverage of The Atlantic Festival. Learn more and watch festival sessions here . Hillary Clinton can draw a straight line from her duels with conservative media and Republican politicians in the 1990s to the January 6 insurrection—and she fears worse is coming. "There's always been a kind of paranoid streak in American politics," the former secretary of
The New Anti-comedy of Jon Stewart1d
It seems obvious now, in hindsight, that people expected too much from comedy in the first two decades of the new millennium—that it could make us better , make us healthier , undermine despots , change minds , enable progress , even save the republic . Those were enticing ideas, but Jon Stewart never seemed to fall for them. His job was making a comedy show, as he essentially told Tucker Carlson
X-Ray Technology Reveals Marie Antoinette's Censored Secret Correspondence1d
A combination of the chemical analysis and advanced data processing used could reveal many more lost writings or drawings
Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death•2d
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US pharma group seeks authorisation for first drug of its kind after 'remarkable' clinical trial
Jawbone discovered in Indonesian cave represents oldest human remains found in Wallacea3d
In a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, an international team of researchers has unearthed a jawbone that represents the oldest human remains ever found in Wallacea. The group has published a paper describing their find on the open-access site PLoS ONE.
Study unveils the quantum nature of the interaction between photons and free electrons3d
For several decades, physicists have known that light can be described simultaneously as a wave and a particle. This fascinating 'duality' of light is due to the classical and quantum nature of electromagnetic excitations, the processes through which electromagnetic fields are produced.
Why We Need to Upgrade Our Face Masks–and Where to Get Them3d
High-quality respirators such as N95s and K95s are now widely available and provide the best protection against COVID, according to experts. Why aren't more people wearing them? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Er en bjørnetjeneste god eller dårlig? Derfor har både du og din ven ret1d
Sproget udvikler sig hele tiden, og det har det altid gjort.
Study finds that the fine structure constant of quantum spin ice is large2d
Quantum electrodynamics (QED) is the fundamental quantum theory governing the behavior of charged particles and light in vacuum. The strength of the interactions in QED is quantified by the fine structure constant α, which in our universe is both immutable and eternal (α ~ 1/137). The smallness of the fine structure constant has far-reaching consequences in the physical world—it determines the num
Head in the sky: 8-year-old Brazilian girl dubbed world's youngest astronomer3d
When Nicole Oliveira was just learning to walk, she would throw up her arms to reach for the stars in the sky.
Skogsbolag hugger skogar yngre än regelverket13h
Enligt experter som SVT talat med så har skogsbolag börjat hugga skogar som är så unga att de inte nått upp till lagens krav på "lägsta avverkningsålder". Dessutom avverkas allt mindre spillror av naturskogar som tidigare lämnats.
Singaporeans take fright at relaxation of Covid restrictions1d
Reopening the city-state has stoked a surge in new cases and panic among anxious residents
'Mini psyches' give insights into mysterious metal-rich near-Earth asteroids2d
Metal-rich near-Earth asteroids, or NEAs, are rare, but their presence provides the intriguing possibility that iron, nickel and cobalt could someday be mined for use on Earth or in Space.
A kagome lattice superconductor reveals a 'cascade' of quantum electron states2d
Researchers have discovered a complex landscape of electronic states that can co-exist on a kagome lattice, resembling those in high-temperature superconductors, a team of Boston College physicists reports in an advance electronic publication of the journal Nature.
Science journal calls on scientists to combat Facebook misinformation2d
Leading US journal Science on Thursday issued a rare editorial calling for scientists to fight back against the COVID misinformation that proliferates on Facebook.
Hidden chamber found in Vanguard Cave – part of Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar3d
A team of researchers with the Gibraltar National Museum has found a hidden chamber in one of the caves that make up Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar. They have posted a press statement on their website describing what they have found in the chamber thus far.
Criticism engulfs paper claiming an asteroid destroyed Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah2d
Scientific Reports is taking heat on social media and from data sleuths for publishing a paper implying that the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah might have been the retelling of the devastation wrought by an exploding asteroid in or around the year 1,650 BCE. To the lay reader — and to … Continue reading
Blind Mole Rats Use Junk DNA to Combat Cancer•2d
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Activation of retrotransposons in the animals' cancerous cells sets off an innate immune response that triggers cell death.
Q&A: The Transgenerational Effects of Indigenous Residential Schools3d
The Scientist spoke with Evan Adams, a First Nations physician, about how the health legacy of oppressive government-owned schools, including his parents' experiences, has influenced his own life.
Europe-Japan space mission captures images of Mercury8h
The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft has sent back its first images of Mercury, the nearest planet to the Sun, the European Space Agency said Saturday.
The Seasons Are Changing and So Is Your Brain2d
Some parts of the human brain shrink as the weather turns colder and days grow shorter. But don't panic — scientists have a few theories why.
Back pain: Psychological treatment shown to yield strong, lasting pain relief, alter brain networks•4d
18 Health Chronic Pain
A study of chronic back pain patients finds that more than two-thirds of those who underwent a novel, 4-week psychological treatment were pain-free or nearly pain-free afterward. Those in the treatment group also saw brain regions involved in pain processing quiet. For many, the benefits lasted at least one year.
Wiggling worms suggest link between vitamin B12 and Alzheimer's3d
Worms lose their wiggle when they get Alzheimer's disease, but researchers found that worms fed a diet of E. coli with higher levels of vitamin B12 were given a layer of protection from the dreaded degenerative brain disease.
Does happiness slow down cognitive decline?4d
Feeling happy about life slowed the cognitive decline among older adults in China, a new 12-year study suggests. The researchers found that the odds of developing cognitive impairment, such as dementia, were lower in those with better psychological well-being. While previous studies have reported the benefits of positive psychology on cognitive functions, the research only tracked individuals for
A pill can reduce deaths by half in new coronavirus patients, company says2d
If cleared, Merck's drug would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19, a potentially major advance in efforts to fight the pandemic. (Image credit: Merck & Co. /AP)
Are You Pregnant? The CDC Really Wants You To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-193d
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases of COVID-19 in symptomatic pregnant people have a higher risk of admission into intensive care and a 70% increased risk of death. (Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)
Biden Administration Restores Bird Protections, Repealing Trump Rule•3d
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The Trump-era rule protected oil, construction and other industries from liability if they killed or injured birds while doing business.
New Study Finds More Than A Third Of COVID-19 Patients Have Symptoms Months Later3d
The symptoms, such as headache, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction, persist or recur months after diagnosis, far more often than they do for the flu, researchers say. (Image credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
A Gene-Editing Experiment Let These Patients With Vision Loss See Color Again4d
In a first, doctors injected the gene-editing tool CRISPR directly into cells in patients' eyes. The experiment helped these vision-impaired patients see shapes and colors again. (Image credit: Franny White/OHSU)
Massive Eruption at Kilauea Is Sending Glass 'Hair' Into The Sky, Pilots Report2d
It's known as Pele's hair.
Chronic Blocked Nose? Research Links It to Changes in Brain Activity1d
Everything is connected.
The Democrats' Last Best Shot to Kill the Filibuster•3d
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F rom multiple directions , the crisis over the filibuster is peaking for Democrats. In just the past week, the casualty count of Democratic priorities doomed by the filibuster has mounted; both police and immigration reform now appear to be blocked in the Senate, and legislation codifying abortion rights faces equally dim prospects. Simultaneously, the party has tied itself in knots attempting t
We're Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic4d
Updated at 7:55 p.m. on September 29, 2021. A year after the United States bombed its pandemic performance in front of the world, the Delta variant opened the stage for a face-saving encore. If the U.S. had learned from its mishandling of the original SARS-CoV-2 virus, it would have been better prepared for the variant that was already ravaging India . Instead, after a quiet spring, President Joe
El Salvador Officially Starts Mining Bitcoin Using Power From an Actual Volcano•2d
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Volcano Mining El Salvador has officially begun to mine Bitcoin using the power harnessed from an honest-to-god volcano — and the so-called "volcanode" has already made 0.00599179 bitcoin, or about $269, according to a tweet by president Nayib Bukele . "We're still testing and installing, but this is officially the first Bitcoin mining from the volcanode," Bukele wrote. Relying on green geotherma
Large-Scale Study Reveals The True Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors More2d
Every hour counts.
Gigantic Comet Approaching From Outer Solar System May Be The Largest Ever Seen3d
So huge, it was thought to be a dwarf planet.
BepiColombo spacecraft sends its first images of Mercury during flyby16h
European-Japanese probe swoops in to almost 200km above Sun's nearest planet, photographing its pock-marked features The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft has sent back its first images of Mercury, as it swung by the solar system's innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025. The mission made the first of six flybys of Mercury at 11.34pm GMT on Friday, usin
Scary Weather Will Be Inevitable if The Jet Stream Keeps Moving21h
A dismal forecast.
Neuralink Co-Founder Predicts That Humanity Will Get "Wrecked"1d
Departed Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak has a grim take on the fate of humanity: the robot uprising is inevitable, and they will leave humans in the dust. Key to his argument, which is admittedly a little hard to follow, is that AI will likely not adhere to humanity's preconceptions about political and economic models for society. "Humans are objectively bad with socialism (and on the contrary, c
Is the Coronavirus Getting Better at Airborne Transmission?1d
The Alpha variant traveled more efficiently in small droplets, two new studies found. The Delta variant may have continued this evolution.
Melbourne's Covid crisis has exhausted its emergency departments – and patients are waiting longer and longer to be seen | Andrew Tagg1d
We shuffle patients from cubicle to cubicle, hoping that we can squeeze just one more in I used to play a game with my children. How many ambulances are going to be waiting outside the emergency department today? I used to play it with my kids as I got a lift in for an early shift. "Three, Dad." Continue reading…
Rubio: I'm Not Sure We're Better Off Than We Were Under Trump2d
Editor's Note: This article is part of our coverage of The Atlantic Festival. Learn more and watch festival sessions here . Despite the whirlwind in Washington this week, Marco Rubio isn't worried—at least not for his own party. As of now, Democrats have reached a deal to stave off a government shutdown until December, but they still need to prevent another crisis: a first-ever default on the nat
DARPA Successfully Launched an "Air-Breathing" Hypersonic Missile•2d
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Nyoom! The US Air Force and the DARPA, the military's advanced research division, successfully test flew a hypersonic missile last week. The test, in which a Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) was released from an aircraft before its engine switched on, sending it screaming at over five times the speed of sound, according to a DARPA announcement . DARPA says that the missile — which e
Humans Could Definitely Live to 130, Scientists Say3d
According to a new study published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, humans could technically live until at least 130. The researchers also found that past a certain point, the risk of dying as a supercentenarian plateaus, and remains constant at a 50/50 chance of dying within a given year. The implication, seemingly, is that sufficiently advanced medicine could provide many people with
A Profession Is Not a Personality3d
" How to Build a Life " is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to the trailer for his new podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life . A s an economist , I've heard plenty of complex explanations for Karl Marx's famous opposition to capitalism. Fundamentally, though, Marx's reasoning comes down to something sim
Why Are People Nostalgic for Early-Pandemic Life?4d
I t's easy to forget about the toilet-paper shortages, the empty streets, and the disinfected groceries. The first days, weeks even, of the pandemic felt like a twisted novelty. You could try out a TikTok trend: whipping together sugar, instant coffee, and a little bit of warm water, then laying that fluffy meringue over milk—dalgona coffee. In the fridge, your sourdough starter looked mushy and
What climate scientists can teach us about dealing with climate change doom17h
Climate anxiety is on the rise, so we spoke to climate scientists about what helps them deal with feelings of hopelessness.
Doctors, receptionists and practice teams quit after wave of hostility over GP appointments1d
Fears of mass exodus as abuse by patients skyrockets over blood tests, jabs and face-to-face consultations Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Senior doctors have warned that practice staff and GPs are quitting after an unprecedented and escalating wave of abuse from patients that has followed weeks of public pressure over face-to-face appointments. Practice managers, re
Why LeBron James Shouldn't Cover for Vaccine Refusers•2d
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In most years, NBA Media Day is pretty uneventful—just an opportunity for players and teams to gather before the press and discuss their goals for the upcoming season. But unfortunately for pro basketball, the headlines after this week's interviews weren't about how likely the Milwaukee Bucks are to repeat as NBA champions, or whether LeBron James and his veteran Los Angeles Lakers team can add a
The Icy "Glue" Holding Antarctica Together Is Starting To Fail2d
Glue Job A team of scientists took a closer look at what — other than the obvious factor of climate change — is causing Antarctica's ice shelves to break apart into gigantic chunks, and found that the "glue" holding it all together is in alarmingly rough shape. Apparently, Antarctica's ice shelves have a way to repair themselves when they start to split and crack apart, according to research publ
The Bill For His COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,0003d
A businessman from Dallas got a PCR test for the coronavirus at a suburban emergency room. The charge for his test was "egregious" but not illegal, say health care analysts. Here's what happened. (Image credit: Laura Buckman for KHN)
Every Mars Rover Is About To Go Into Safe Mode•4d
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Laying Low NASA and the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the only two space agencies with robotic rovers currently exploring and studying Mars, are both being forced to put their research on hold for a little while. The problem? The Sun is literally getting in the way. A period called "Mars solar conjunction," in which the Sun passes in between the two planets, is expected to begin nex
DeepMind's AI predicts almost exactly when and where it's going to rain4d
First protein folding , now weather forecasting: London-based AI firm DeepMind is continuing its run applying deep learning to hard science problems. Working with the Met Office, the UK's national weather service, DeepMind has developed a deep-learning tool called DGMR that can accurately predict the likelihood of rain in the next 90 minutes—one of weather forecasting's toughest challenges. In a
Pelosi: 'Make No Mistake: This Is the Biden Agenda'4d
Editor's Note: This article is part of our coverage of The Atlantic Festival. Learn more and watch festival sessions here . Nancy Pelosi is juggling a series of looming deadlines. House Democrats must avoid a government shutdown and federal default, and they need to reach a consensus on advancing President Biden's agenda through two different bills. This week, Pelosi announced that she would move
Genetically modified food a step closer in England as laws relaxed4d
Government removes costs and red tape in go-ahead for more trials of gene edited crops The prospect of genetically modified foods being grown and sold in the UK has come a step closer after changes to farming regulations that will allow field trials of gene edited crops in England. Companies or research organisations wishing to conduct field trials will still have to notify the Department for Env
UK might not be over the worst, scientists warn, as Covid case numbers stay high10h
Inoculation programme must be stepped up before the onset of winter Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain is heading into winter with the number of Covid cases remaining at a worryingly high level. At the same time, the nation's vaccination programme appears to have stalled. That is the bleak view of leading epidemiologists who have warned that the worst effects of
Two Decades of Data Show That Earth Is 'Dimming' as The Planet Warms Up1d
Another feedback loop we don't want.
Perseverance Rover spotted from space in striking new satellite image1d
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spied the little Perseverance Rover chugging around Jezero Crater in a striking new image.
In Netflix's Squid Game, Debt Is a Double-Edged Sword1d
For the chance to escape severe debt, the characters in Netflix's hugely popular survival drama Squid Game would risk anything, even death. Take the protagonist Seong Gi-hun. Unemployed, he spends his days in Seoul gambling on horse races and has signed away his organs as collateral to his creditors. His deficits, both financial and personal, hurt the people closest to him: He hasn't paid child s
Former Jeff Bezos Space Employee: "I Really Wished He Was the Person We All Thought He Was"•1d
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Just Disappointed Alexandra Abrams, the former Head of Employee Communications at Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company, Blue Origin, says she's disappointed in Bezos for allowing a toxic culture to take hold at the company. We previously covered a Lioness open letter written by Abrams and a cohort of other current and former Blue Origin employees in which they say the company's senior leadership foste
Scientists Are on a Mission to Save Florida's Coral Reefs From a Mysterious Disease1d
They're running out of time.
Blockchain Company Accidentally Gives Out $90 Million, Begs People to Give It Back•2d
Compound Gives $90M
It's just another day in the Wild West of cryptocurrency markets. Users of the blockchain startup Compound got an unusual surprise. Millions of dollars worth of COMP tokens, rewards for crypto mining, were mistakenly given out Wednesday night — and the exchange is now groveling and threatening for its money back. A decentralized finance or "DeFi" protocol like Compound allows investors to trade d
Hackers Attacked a Hospital and Allegedly Killed a Newborn Baby•2d
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A woman who gave birth at a hospital that had been brought to its knees by a ransomware hack is now suing over the death of her newborn daughter. The death appears to mark the first official casualty of a ransomware hack, in which hackers seize control of a computer network and demand payment , usually in cryptocurrency, to restore it — a crime that, clearly, can be lifethreatening when directed
Is the Texas Abortion Law Backfiring on the People Who Pushed It Through?•2d
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O ne month ago today , abortion opponents in Texas won a major victory: The Supreme Court allowed a novel and near-total ban on abortion to go into effect, making the state the first since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 to effectively outlaw the procedure. The law now faces multiple challenges in the lower courts after two out-of-state men sued a Texas abortion provider; they say they plan to co
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Accused of Toxic Culture and Safety Issues•2d
Jeff Bezos Blue Origin
Blue Origin launched the Amazon founder to the edge of space in July and has another flight planned in October, but the company has experienced other setbacks this year.
More Than 20 Blue Origin Employees Say It's a Horrible Place to Work•2d
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While Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is directly impeding NASA's efforts to get the first astronauts back to the Moon since 1972, the space company is facing some serious inner turmoil. An essay signed by 21 current and former employees paints a bleak picture of what it's like to work at Blue Origin, a company that the signers say is "rife with sexism" and often pushes employees to their limits. "Many o
Anil Seth Finds Consciousness in Life's Push Against Entropy3d
Anil Seth wants to understand how minds work. As a neuroscientist at the University of Sussex in England, Seth has seen firsthand how neurons do what they do — but he knows that the puzzle of consciousness spills over from neuroscience into other branches of science, and even into philosophy. As he puts it near the start of his new book, Being You: A New Science of Consciousness (available Octobe
Climate change: Youth have 'every right to be angry' says UK PM3d
Boris Johnson says leaders' "reckless actions" created the climate crisis and now is the time to act.
How Google Geofence Warrants Helped Catch Capitol Rioters3d
A WIRED investigation has found 45 federal criminal cases that cite Google geolocation data to place suspects inside the US Capitol during the January 6 riot.
Yale Says Its Vinland Map, Once Called a Medieval Treasure, Is Fake3d
For decades, researchers at Yale and elsewhere have questioned the authenticity of a map that seemed to reflect Viking travels to North America. The school now says the case is closed.
Shadowed by controversy, NASA won't rename its new space telescope3d
Some scientists say discrimination against gay and lesbian government employees during James Webb's tenure as NASA administrator should preclude him from having a telescope named in his honor. (Image credit: PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
How Accurate Are At-Home Covid Tests?3d
When used correctly, many at-home rapid tests are good at detecting people carrying high levels of the virus.
Corporations Are Sending Huge Mining Machines to the Bottom of the Ocean3d
Sea Scraping A number of companies are moving forward with plans to mine the seafloor, a process that would involve huge machines scraping nodules of metals like nickel, copper, manganese, and cobalt off of the bottom of the ocean. The problem is that mining the bottom of the ocean would inevitably destroy any local ecosystems or habitats in the area, The Guardian reports , many of which have nev
Children Born Today Are in For a Life Full of Natural Disasters, Unless We Act Now3d
Unlike anything their grandparents could imagine.
How safe is the cinema? Experts analyse Covid risks as No Time to Die opens4d
With the pandemic not yet over, experts analyse risks of catching the virus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Audiences are expected to flock to sold-out screenings when No Time to Die opens on Thursday, especially after rave reviews , and for many it will be the first cinema visit since the pandemic took hold. For others, even the prospect of Daniel Craig's final turn
Fossilised 'hell heron' dinosaur unearthed on Isle of Wight4d
Discovery along with another species enhances island's reputation as Europe's best place to find dinosaurs The fossilised remains of a dinosaur, nicknamed "the horned crocodile-faced hell heron", have been unearthed on the Isle of Wight. The 125m-year-old predator had a 9 metre-long body, powerful claws, a gigantic skull covered in horns and bumps, and long crocodile-like teeth. The fearsome crea
Elon Musk Taunts Jeff Bezos For Becoming World's Second-Richest Person4d
Silver Medal Tesla CEO Elon Musk just surpassed Blue Origin founder and fellow space billionaire Jeff Bezos in Forbes ' billionaire rankings to become the world's richest person — again — with an estimated net worth of $201.7 billion. And Musk is appreciating his rare moment in the limelight by poking fun at his favorite adversary, or possibly frenemy. "I'm sending a giant statue of the digit '2'
Hundreds of Scam Apps Hit Over 10 Million Android Devices•4d
GriftHorse Trojan Android
The so-called GriftHorse campaign used clever techniques to avoid detection in Google Play for nearly a year.
Top 10 books about human consciousness | Charles Foster4d
Authors from Carl Jung to Aldous Huxley and Susan Blackmore explore the deep mysteries of what it means to be a person Do you know what sort of animal you are? It's rather important to know. If you call yourself a humanist, for instance, don't you need some idea of what a human is so that you can make sure your behaviour accords with your ethics? If you think that humans are just a little lower t
'Prickles down the neck': project reveals unsung female heroes of Sutton Hoo dig4d
Barbara Wagstaff and Mercie Lack's photographs of 1939 excavation left in plastic bag at National Trust It was 12 years ago that conservator Anita Bools first laid eyes on photographs which had been left in a plastic bag at the reception of the National Trust site Sutton Hoo by a mystery donor. She remembered they were laid out on tables for her to see and decide how important they might be. "It
Trams, Cable Cars, Electric Ferries: How Cities Are Rethinking Transit10h
Urban transportation is central to the effort to slow climate change. It can't be done by just switching to electric cars. Several cities are starting to electrify mass transit.
We Might Be Wrong About How Children Understand The Minds of Others at a Young Age15h
It's called a 'theory of mind'.
These Mysterious Animal Burrows Seem to Pre-Date Animals. We Finally Know How19h
They've stumped scientists for almost 50 years.
Hyggesfritt skogsbruk vinner mark1d
Hyggesfritt skogsbruk är en av megatrenderna inom det globala skogsbruket. Det är hållbart, ekonomiskt fördelaktigt och ger rikare biodiversitet enligt förespråkare. Men forskare vid det svenska skogsbrukets forskningsinstitut är tveksamma till metoden. De vill inte överge kalhyggesbruket. – Svenskt skogsbruk är fantastiskt, och kalhyggen det bästa sättet att få fram virke till industrin, säger Ro
Did Pfizer Peak Too Soon?•1d
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The Delta variant's arrival this summer delivered a blow to the nation's entire coronavirus arsenal, but its impact on the champion of last year's vaccine race—Pfizer—has been particularly humbling. Compared with Moderna's competing shot, Pfizer's vaccine seems to induce half the amount of virus-fighting antibodies , and is associated with nearly twice as many breakthrough infections , according
New antiviral pill halves risk of COVID-19 hospitalization, Merck says2d
Merck announced promising trial results this week, but the full data has yet to be released.
Scientists officially list 23 species as extinct, including the largest woodpecker in the US2d
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed 23 species from the endangered species list because they have most likely gone extinct.
Russian expedition finds evidence of northernmost Stone Age hunters above the Arctic Circle2d
Ancient cut marks on mammoth bones unearthed on a remote island in the frozen extremes of Siberia are the northernmost evidence of Paleolithic humans ever found, according to archaeologists.
Scientists Rewired The Brain of a Mutant Worm Using Parts From a Hydra2d
Wait, we can explain.
Transforming America With a One-Vote Majority•2d
Senate House Democrats
The Democrats, you may have heard , are in disarray. President Joe Biden's approval ratings have sunk to new lows, and his expansive economic agenda is stalled on Capitol Hill. Opposition from progressives forced House leaders to scrap a planned vote Thursday on the president's lone bipartisan success in the Senate, a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. That failure, and the ensuing finger-pointin
Flu and Covid jabs safe to be given at same time, study finds•2d
Clinical trial on joint flu, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations reported only mild to moderate side-effects Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Flu jabs are safe to give at the same time as the Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid vaccines, according to the first clinical trial to investigate co-administering the shots in a single appointment. While some people experienced more
Youth Vaping Declined Sharply for Second Year, New Data Show2d
Now that it has stopped selling most flavored pods, Juul has become far less popular with teens than brands offering disposable fruit- and candy-flavored devices.
Hydroxychloroquine sales spiked almost 100% in Australia at start of Covid pandemic, study finds2d
There was also a rise in prescriptions for ivermectin being filled, despite no evidence either drug is effective against the virus The amount of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin dispensed from Australian pharmacies increased significantly in 2020 as the Covid pandemic took hold, according to new research. Analysis of six publicly subsidised drugs – including hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, corti
New AR Glasses Are for Streaming Video and Ignoring the Real World•3d
Nreal Air AR Glasses
Picture-in-Picture The augmented reality developer Nreal just announced a new, cheaper model of its AR glasses, which it's calling the Nreal Air. But unlike previous Nreal models, and just about every other mixed reality headset out there, the new system will focus solely on streaming video or displaying other media. As The Verge notes , the Nreal Air will be missing the components, like outward-
China's Sweeping Cryptocurrency Ban Was Inevitable•3d
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The decentralized technology clashes with the government's plans for a state-dominated economy—one that includes its own digital currency.
Biden Has More Power Over the Filibuster Than He's Been Willing to Use3d
A majority of Democrats oppose the Senate filibuster—and it's still not entirely clear whether President Joe Biden is among them. In March, when asked whether he would call for changes to the Senate's 60-vote threshold for legislation, Biden replied , "The only thing I've been relatively good at in my long career in the Senate is figuring out when to move and when not to move. You've got to have
Wild Idea Envisions Future Spacecraft Spraying Their Own Instant Landing Pads3d
So crazy it just might work!
Famous Viking Map of North America Turns Out to Be an Epic Loki-Worthy Deception3d
It's not what we thought!
In Newly-Released Documents, NASA Scoffed at Jeff Bezos' Moon Lawsuit3d
Instead of making progress on its massively ambitious plans to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon, NASA is embroiled in legal battles over its decision to hand SpaceX its lunar lander contract. Now, The Verge has obtained legal filings that show NASA's frustration with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin's request to negotiate its $5.9 billion lunar lander contract. The backstory is that back in 20
Hamster-Themed Cryptocurrency Skyrockets for Incredibly Dumb Reason3d
Going Ham The alternative cryptocurrency known as Hamster Coin skyrocketed on Tuesday, trading more than 460 percent higher over the last 24 hours, Benzinga reports . And as is frequently the case in the volatile world of crypto, Tesla CEO Elon Musk probably has something to do with it. A hamster in Germany named Mr. Goxx has been turning the crypto world upside down by buying and selling cryptoc
How to Find 'Stalkerware' on Your Devices3d
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.
Boy dies from rare 'brain-eating' amoeba found in splash pad at Texas park4d
Water from the splash pad tested positive for Naegleria fowleri.
Skogsstyrelsen räknar med att det fälls i naturreservat4d
Det håller på att bli brist på skog som är över 80 år och som är laglig att avverka i Sverige enligt SVT:s avslöjande. Nu hävdar Skogsstyrelsen att det här är fel, men myndigheten räknar då också med naturreservat som skog som kan fällas.
Elon Musk v Jeff Bezos: the ridiculous rivalry of the world's richest men4d
The wealth of the Tesla boss and would-be space coloniser has overtaken that of his Amazon rival. How does he plan to celebrate? By being as puerile as possible Name: Elon Musk v Jeff Bezos. Age: About two. Continue reading…
Byzantine warrior with gold-threaded jaw unearthed in Greece4d
Archaeologists have found the head of a warrior decapitated by the Ottomans in the 14th century.
The Llama, the Hamster, and a New Path for Covid Treatment4d
A set of papers shows that llama-derived antibodies protect the rodent against the virus—which bodes well for making a version for people.
America Is Having a Violence Wave, Not a Crime Wave•4d
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A historic rise in homicides in 2020—and continued bloodshed in 2021—has incited fears that after years of plummeting crime rates, the U.S. could be headed back to the bad old days, when a crime wave gripped the country from the 1970s to the 1990s. But the FBI's "Uniform Crime Report" for 2020, released Monday , suggests something stranger: Perhaps America is in the midst of what is specifically
Efter to års kritik: Nu fremlægger regeringen køreplanen for at nå klimamålet4d
Senest i 2025 skal alle beslutninger være truffet, der er nødvendige for at nå klimamålet, lyder det fra regeringen.
The ancient battle continues between birds being alive and humans arsing about in space | First Dog on the Moon4d
Yes rockets are exciting but what are you eight years old? Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading…
Därför mår du bra av att vara i skogen1d
Skogen har läkande effekter på människors fysiska och psykiska hälsa, visar forskning. Dessutom kan skogen fylla en andlig funktion för de som inte är religiösa.
Marie Antoinette's Letters to Her Dear Swedish Count, Now Uncensored1d
Researchers used an X-ray technique to resurface the redacted text of letters exchanged between the queen and her dear friend Axel von Fersen.
After 3.5 million-year hiatus, the largest comet ever discovered is headed our way2d
Scientists have analyzed the enormous Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet, and predict it will come within 11 AU of Earth in the next 10 years.
This Parasite Turns Plants Into Zombies2d
It's a never-ending cycle of "Night of the Living Dead-meets-Dracula" in the world of green and leafy things.
Jeff Bezos's space flight firm 'rife with sexism', employees' letter claims2d
Open letter by current and ex-staffers alleges 'consistently inappropriate' behaviour by Blue Origin leaders A group of current and former employees at Blue Origin, the space flight company owned by the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos , has accused the business of operating a work environment that is "rife with sexism" and prefers "breakneck speed" to safety. An open letter written by Alexandra Abrams
In Your Facebook Feed: Oil Industry Pushback Against Biden Climate Plans•2d
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The messages take aim at Democrats by name as part of a broad effort to undermine landmark climate legislation that now hangs in the balance in Congress.
Linker histones tune the length and shape of chromosomes2d
Human life hinges on the ability of our cells to cram six feet of DNA into a 10-micron nucleus—equivalent to fitting a mile of string inside one green pea. But stuffing genes into cramped quarters is only half the battle. The DNA must also remain organized, carefully coiled into loops that ensure the information remains readily accessible and not a tangled mess.
'You can't sue your way to the moon': Elon Musk intensifies Bezos space feud2d
SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa, took a jab at Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin for suing when it lost out on deal Elon Musk intensified the feud over lawsuits and rocket sizes with space rival Jeff Bezos this week, kicking off the latest round in the billionaire battle over humanity's return to the moon . The SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa to build the next-g
Optically generated quantum fluids of light reveal exotic matter-wave states in condensed matter physics2d
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Southampton, U.K., have used all-optical methods to create an artificial lattice whose nodes house polaritons—quasiparticles that are half-light and half-matter excitations in semiconductors. This so-called Lieb lattice, which usually does not occur in nature, enabled the team to demonstrate breakthrough results important for condensed matter physics
Magnetic Stimulation Can Help The Brain to Remember, New Evidence Suggests2d
It's not the first time we've seen results like this.
NASA's Mars Helicopter Is In Trouble3d
Flight Anomaly NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter had to delay its 14th flight due to an "anomaly" with its flight-control motors. The flight was initially scheduled for September 18, according to a Tuesday update by Jaakko Karras, deputy operations lead for the mission at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Ingenuity was meant to hover at 16 feet while spinning its blades at 2,700 revolutions per minute. A
Correlated electrons 'tango' in a perovskite oxide at the extreme quantum limit3d
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a rare quantum material in which electrons move in coordinated ways, essentially "dancing." Straining the material creates an electronic band structure that sets the stage for exotic, more tightly correlated behavior—akin to tangoing—among Dirac electrons, which are especially mobile electric charge carriers that may
Molecular burdocks: Peptides guide self-assembly on the micrometer scale4d
Molecular self-assembly is a well-known concept in supramolecular chemistry. Disordered molecules spontaneously organize themselves into larger structures through supramolecular interactions between the individual entities. It also works with nanoparticles, and researchers take advantage of certain functional groups attached to the particles to guide the particles' organization in a certain direct
My Dad Is Dead. His Landlord Just Evicted Him.4d
Trent Parke / Magnum W hen my father's heart stopped, I had no choice but to keep moving. He had lived alone, and I understood that managing the logistics of his death—planning his funeral, settling his debts, divvying up his belongings—would be an enormous task. Those looming practical matters infuriated me; I hated that my world-shattering news had not, in fact, shattered the world. It kept spi
Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical4d
Discovery of DNA modifications raises hope of treatment for disorders that particularly afflict twins The medical mystery of what causes some twins to be born identical may have been solved by scientists in the Netherlands, raising hopes for treatment of congenital disorders that disproportionately afflict them. Identical twins form after a fertilised egg, called a zygote, splits into two embryos
Superbright aurora lights up Earth's night side in incredible image from space4d
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured a stunning new photo of the luminous green and red lights of an aurora hugging clouds swirling around Earth's night side.
Where Is My Mother's Safety Net?6h
M y dad didn't believe my mom when she announced that she was leaving him. Desperate, after years spent begging him to accept treatment for a worsening mental illness, she threatened to move out if he didn't comply with his doctor's recommendations. "Where will you go?" he asked. A former stay-at-home parent of five grown children, all just beginning their careers around the country, my mom had n
Climate change: Stop smoke and mirrors, rich nations told1d
Ministers meeting in Milan hear calls for sweeping carbon cuts ahead of the COP26 climate summit.
A Modest Proposal: Close Pediatric Cancer Hospitals1d
What if people thought about pediatric cancer the way they do pediatric COVID-19? A satirical argument to stop treating children for cancer. The post A Modest Proposal: Close Pediatric Cancer Hospitals first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
F.D.A. Panel to Weigh Pfizer Shots for Kids and Moderna Boosters1d
The timing of the meetings later this month suggests that the agency plans to move quickly to decide both issues.
Blue Origin Employees Say They Don't Think Its Rocket Is Safe, Wouldn't Ride In It•1d
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Hard Pass A small cohort of current and former employees of Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos's spaceflight company, recently penned an article questioning the company's commitment to safety. We wrote yesterday about the employees' claims that Blue Origin harbors a shockingly sexist work culture. Another alarming takeaway from the letter , though, comes from a completely different direction, claiming that
Big Business Is Bankrolling an Effort to Kill the Democratic Climate Bill•1d
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Four years ago, when President Donald Trump announced that he would take the United States out of the Paris Agreement , the world's largest companies leapt into action. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, personally beseeched Trump to remain in the pact. Bob Iger, Disney's chief executive, resigned from a White House advisory council in protest. Goldman Sachs's CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, sent his first-ever tweet
A novel method for installing sulfur into complex molecules2d
A group of highly reactive compounds called persulfides have provoked great curiosity among biochemists, because of their role in nature, and how they interact with proteins to change their structure and function, affecting health, aging and disease processes.
Check Out This Awesome Drone Footage From Inside a Hurricane•2d
NOAA Hurricane Sam
Eye of the Hurricane The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released dramatic footage from inside a hurricane recorded by a "Saildrone," a wind-powered and uncrewed boat developed by a company of the same name. The daredevil watercraft is equipped with a "hurricane wing," allowing it to take a huge battering and survive Hurricane Sam's 50-foot waves and winds of over 120 m
Inspired by photosynthesis, scientists double reaction quantum efficiency2d
Drawing on inspiration from photosynthesis and the way it can achieve high efficiency in plants, Regents Professors Tom Moore and Ana Moore in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and their groups, together with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University (including Professors Gregory Scholes and Robert Knowles), have introduced a bioinspired catalyst tha
How flawed diamonds 'lead' to flawless quantum networks2d
The color in a diamond comes from a defect, or "vacancy," where there is a missing carbon atom in the crystal lattice. Vacancies have long been of interest to electronics researchers because they can be used as 'quantum nodes' or points that make up a quantum network for the transfer of data. One of the ways of introducing a defect into a diamond is by implanting it with other elements, like nitro
'Fight or flight' – unless internal clocks are disrupted, study in mice shows2d
For humans and animals, many aspects of normal behavior and physiology rely on the proper functioning of the body's circadian clocks.
American bumblebee could be officially declared endangered2d
If the species is placed on the endangered species list, developers and farmers could incur legal liability for killing them.
How low did it go? Study seeks to settle debate about oxygen in Earth's early atmosphere3d
Scientists have long debated how much molecular oxygen was in Earth's early atmosphere. About 2.4 billion years ago, there was a rise in oxygen that transformed Earth's atmosphere and biosphere, eventually making life like ours possible. This transition is called the "Great Oxidation Event." But how much oxygen was in the atmosphere before this time?
Netto satte klimamærker på varerne og så faldt salget af oksekød3d
Et nationalt klimamærke vil kunne være på plads i 2023, lyder det fra Netto. Andre er mere skeptiske.
Ruth Sullivan, Advocate for People With Autism, Dies at 973d
After her son was found to be autistic, she started organizations to help children and adults. She also consulted on the making of the movie "Rain Man."
Climate change: Money on the agenda at Milan talks3d
After the jeers of Greta Thunberg, minsters meet in Italy for the last UN talks before a major climate summit.
Swimming in an Uncertain Sea3d
The underwater filmmaker Ron Elliott describes what he's learned from his encounters with sharks near the Farallon Islands.
Creators of Amazon's New Robot Secretly Admitted It's "Terrible"•3d
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According to developer documents and video meeting recordings obtained by Vice , the engineers behind Amazon's new $999 robot aren't thrilled with the finished product. The e-retailer recently announced the Astro , a stalkerish two-wheeled robot designed to keep track of everything you do, and even spy on anybody unlucky enough to enter your home. Even if you sign on to that troubling premise, th
Gene Therapy Restored Vision To Patient Who Hadn't Seen Colors in Years•3d
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An experimental gene therapy that involves injecting CRISPR therapy directly into visually impaired patients' eyeballs has vastly improved most volunteers' vision — even allowing some to see color more vividly than ever before. Multiple study participants, all of whom had a severe type of genetic vision impairment called Leber congenital amaurosis, told NPR that they were thrilled with their impr
Major Quantum Computing Strategy Suffers Serious Setbacks4d
In 2018, researchers at the forefront of an entirely new approach to building quantum computers published, in the journal Nature, what looked to be a landmark achievement. Existing quantum computers are notoriously fragile, their quantum bits — qubits — prone to incurring random errors. But if the qubits could be made from strange configurations of electrons with the exotic name of Majorana… So
Why Biden Is Patient as Democrats Panic•4d
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A faint but discernible note of alarm has been slipping into Democrats' chatter about the 2022 and 2024 elections. President Joe Biden's approval ratings have slumped to their lowest levels since his inauguration. His governing coalition is splintering over the Haitian migrant crisis. Many Democrats view the legislation moving through Congress this week as a defining test of whether they can mars
Two new species of large predatory dinosaur discovered on Isle of Wight4d
A new study led by palaeontologists at the University of Southampton suggests that bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to two new species of spinosaurid, a group of predatory theropod dinosaurs closely related to the giant Spinosaurus. Their unusual, crocodile-like skulls helped the group expand their diets, allowing them hunt prey on both land and in the water.
Grimes Spotted Reading Karl Marx After Breaking Up With Elon Musk2h
Rebound Guy Just a week after breaking up with SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, acclaimed musician Claire "Grimes" Boucher has been spotted with a new guy. The lucky fellow? German economist Karl Marx, best known as one of the key thinkers behind communism during the mid-1800s. In shots published by Page Six , in fact, Grimes can be seen leafing through Marx's influential volume " The Communist Ma
A Simple Bug Is Leaving AirTag Users Vulnerable to an Attack•4h
Apple AirTag Lost Mode
Apple has reportedly known about the exploit for months.
Cake was my first love – it sees me through life's highs and lows1d
There should be no guilt with cake, only romance – in the making, the display, the history… and, of course, the eating The Great British Bake Off is back! Sales of baking utensils skyrocket when the amateur baking show is on. It appears we're all cake mad. But I've always been mad as a box of doughnuts for cake, long before the GBBO started. In fact, it's one of my loves – not one of my vices. Cak
The truth about artificial intelligence? It isn't that honest | John Naughton1d
Tests of natural language processing models show that the bigger they are, the bigger liars they are. Should we be worried? We are, as the critic George Steiner observed, "language animals". Perhaps that's why we are fascinated by other creatures that appear to have language – dolphins, whales, apes, birds and so on. In her fascinating book, Atlas of AI , Kate Crawford relates how, at the end of
The Time to Buy Your Holiday Presents Is Now1d
Supply chain problems haven't improved. If you want to gift something special, here's how to plan ahead.
Two-dimensional hybrid metal halide device allows control of terahertz emissions1d
Researchers have utilized two-dimensional hybrid metal halides in a device that allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic scheme. The device has better signal efficiency than conventional terahertz generators, and is thinner, lighter and less expensive to produce.
This Simple Fix Can Reduce Everyone's Email Stress, According to a New Study1d
Jeff Bezos Is Being Knocked Back Down to Earth1d
On the night he went to space, Jeff Bezos threw a party for his employees. The hotel restaurant in Van Horn, a town in West Texas not far from the launch site, was thrumming. Inside, someone had cut into the frosted Blue of Blue Origin on a big vanilla sheet cake. Outside, a live band jammed beneath a tent skimmed with café lights. Everyone was a little buzzed and a lot relieved. They had just la
Company Claims Pill Cuts Risk of Dying of COVID-19 in Half•1d
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Pharmaceutical company Merck claims its new COVID-19 pill, called molnupiravir, can reduce the risk of hospitalization and even death from the coronavirus by half, according to newly announced Phase III clinical trial results. The company is now applying for Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration. It's a promising development for new treatments against severe cases o
Coronavirus treatments: the potential 'game-changers' in development•1d
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After positive clinical trials for antiviral drug Molnupiravir, it joins other medicines that have shown promise Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The first clinical trial results showing a positive effect for a pill that can be taken at home has been hailed as a potential gamechanger that could provide a new way to protect the most vulnerable people from the worst eff
Space jellyfish and subterranean robots — September's best science images2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02575-7 The month's sharpest science shots, selected by Nature's photo team
The Marvelous Physics of Swarming Midges2d
There's more in that cloud of bugs than meets the eye.
Forskere kalder berømt vikingekort med Nordamerika for snyd og bedrag2d
Det var blækket, der fældede det såkaldte Vinlandskort, der viser vikingernes færden.
Researchers propose expanded evolutionary concept2d
New work from the Kiel Evolution Center suggests that somatic gene variations play a larger role in evolutionary adaptation mechanisms than previously thought.
Book Review: The Mirage of a Town Without Cellphones2d
In "The Quiet Zone," Stephen Kurczy investigates a West Virginia town largely cut off from modern technology, and the eccentric groups who live there. Green Bank, Kurczy writes, might seem like a modern-day Walden, but what he finds is much louder and more similar to the outside world than he expected.
Water exhibiting bizarre metastable phenomena when compressed or cooled rapidly3d
New research involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists shows that water can remain liquid in a metastable state when transitioning from liquid to a dense form of ice at higher pressures than previously measured.
'Planet confusion' could slow Earth-like exoplanet exploration3d
When it comes to directly imaging Earth-like exoplanets orbiting faraway stars, seeing isn't always believing.
'Flash in the night sky' turns out to be sign of lost Chinese satellite•3d
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China launched two missions on Monday within only a few hours of each other, and one has been declared lost.
Unusual material could improve the reliability of electronics and other devices3d
Moving heat around where you want it to go—adding it to houses and hairdryers, removing it from car engines and refrigerators—is one of the great challenges of engineering.
NASA confirms Roman mission's flight design in milestone review3d
NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has successfully passed its critical design review, signaling that all design and developmental engineering work is now complete.
Researchers reveal a wobbly and flared Milky Way disk based on LAMOST-gaia data3d
Astronomers from National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), Shanghai Astronomical Observatory of CAS and Nanjing University have revealed the wobbly and flared nature of the Milky Way disk based on LAMOST-Gaia data, which updates our understanding about the galaxy.
How Healthy Is Farm Soil? Check How Active Its Microbes Are3d
Researchers developed a probe that could help farmers better understand their land by measuring the electric current from the tiny creatures in the dirt.
Pandemic Bird-Watching Created a Data Boom—and a Conundrum3d
Avid amateurs are generating a wealth of information on avian activity. But does that data reflect new trends in bird behavior, or in people's?
Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Physical Pain?•3d
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LSD and psilocybin increasingly show promise as mental health treatments. Now universities and companies are exploring their use in pain management — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
New Exoskeleton Transforms Into Motorized Scooter3d
Autobots Roll Out Japanese Panasonic subsidiary Atoun has come up with a futuristic exoskeleton that can transform itself into a powered buggy. The suit, dubbed the Koma 1.5, is designed to allow its wearer to lift heavy items while also rolling across relatively smooth terrain, like a factory or warehouse floor — and to do it in style, seemingly. Doin' Buggy In Buggy Mode, the suit's wearer can
Ben Sasse Wants to Talk About Tocqueville, Not Marjorie Taylor Greene3d
Editor's Note: This article is part of our coverage of The Atlantic Festival. Learn more and watch festival sessions here . Ben Sasse is worried about midlife crises. Not just for himself, but for every working American who feels that their future in the face of technological disruption is not as secure as that of previous generations. "We're the first people in human history that are really goin
Scientists discover a host of reasons for the evolution of social parasites in ants4d
In a story that took the world by storm, a downtrodden yet cunning, lower-class family infiltrates a wealthier neighborhood's home. Then, all hell breaks loose.
Researchers observe moiré trions in H-stacked transition metal dichalcogenide bilayers4d
In physics, the moiré pattern is a specific geometrical design in which sets of straight or curved lines are superposed on top of each other. Recent studies have found that bilayers of transition metal dichalcogenide materials arranged in moiré patterns could be particularly promising for studying electronic phenomena and excitons (i.e., concentrations of energy in crystals formed by an excited el
Gene Edited vs Genetically Modified4d
Why regulations should, and some are, distinguishing gene edited crops from GMOs. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
West Point Chemists Re-Create Medieval Gunpowder Recipes4d
Following an antique manuscript, researchers mixed up (and then blew up) some early formulations to learn how explosive-making has evolved.
Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities7h
Before you read any further, take a long, slow, deep breath. Congratulations! If you're sitting in a typical American home, office building, or school, about 3 percent of the air you breathed in recently came out of the lungs of the people in the room with you right now. Breathing in one another's air is kind of nasty when you think about it. We would never drink from the same cup of water that e
Universities Are Shunning Their Responsibility to Democracy7h
I was born in Canada , and my sense of national identity, like that of many Canadians, was formed in direct relation—perhaps in opposition—to the great colossus to the south. We were a country that aspired not to the lofty abstractions of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" but to the more prosaic benefits of "peace, order, and good government." I have always been proud of Canada's basi
BioNTech chief predicts need for updated Covid vaccines next year•7h
BioNTech Covid Next Year
Ugur Sahin says the virus is very likely to mutate and evade immunity given by current jabs
Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming | Letters12h
Instead of trying to cosh nature into submission, our farmers should be improving the health of the soil and the diversity of their crops and animals A quotation leapt to mind when reading " Gene editing 'would allow us to create hardier farm breeds ' (News): "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" (HL Mencken). Application of magic bullet "solutions" has go
Undgå dyre fejlkøb: Sådan bliver dine næste sneakers en favorit for dine fødder1d
Hvis dine sko ikke sidder ordentligt, kan du få knyster og platfod uanset din alder.
Slow Down With These Serene City-Building Games1d
From Islanders to Townscaper, a handful of titles are designed to soothe your frazzled brain with minimalist, puzzle-like calm.
Why can't house cats roar?1d
Some big cats can roar loudly, but house cats can only meow and purr. Why is that?
Now Explain What the Problem Is1d
Academics like me love to describe things as "problematic." But what do we mean? We're not saying that the thing in question is unsolvable or even difficult. We're saying—or implying—that it is objectionable in some way, that it rests uneasily with our prior moral or political commitments. For instance, when I described applying Ancient Greek free-speech ideals to social media as "problematic" in
The Power of Artistic Exile1d
The filmmaker and polymath Melvin Van Peebles died last week at the age of 89 at his home in New York. He is best known as the auteur behind the first hit blaxploitation film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971), but he was an artist of great breadth and versatility: sculptor; poet; painter; composer and, with Gil Scott-Heron, progenitor of rap and hip-hop; playwright; gifted novelist. I wou
Tallying the Cost of Growing Older1d
Researchers have been studying how much care American adults will require as they age, and for how long.
Sneaky Mutations Are Helping Malaria to Avoid Detection And Spread in The Body1d
Adaptation at its worst.
R. Allen Gardner, 91, Dies; Taught Sign Language to a Chimp Named Washoe2d
He and his wife and collaborator made headlines with their finding that they could communicate with a young ape using the language of the deaf.
As SpaceX's Starlink Ramps Up, So Could Light Pollution2d
The constellation of internet-providing satellites is growing. Now the company and its rivals must avoid creating brighter night skies and space debris.
Researchers suggest a way to achieve net-zero emission plastics2d
A team of researchers with members affiliated with institutions in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. has created a model that they claim could be used to achieve net-zero-emission plastics by 2050. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group outlines their model and requirements for implementation.
Schools Need to Undo the Damage of Pods2d
For millions of Americans, the pandemic meant one simple thing: not interacting with nearly as many people as they had before the pandemic. Amid restrictions on large gatherings, a dramatic shift to small, sheltered groups—"pods"—took place, especially among school-age kids and their families. Researchers estimate that 3 million students spent time learning in these pods over the past year. I wit
Senate Confirms Biden's Pick to Lead the Bureau of Land Management2d
After a party-line vote, Tracy Stone-Manning became the leader of an agency that manages oil and gas drilling on public lands.
A Strange Comet Erupted 4 Times in a 'Super Outburst'2d
Comet 29P is already known as one of the solar system's oddest icy objects, but the light show it put on in recent days has surprised astronomers.
'Box seats' found at Roman Empire-era arena in Turkey2d
An excavation at a Roman Empire-era amphitheater in Pergamon Turkey reveals that elites sat in 'box seats.'
How to Ease and Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder2d
As the days get shorter and the nights start earlier, take these steps to help prevent seasonal affective disorder.
Lava eruption at Kilauea spews 'Pele's hair' volcanic glass into Hawaii's skies2d
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is erupting, spewing lava and sending Pele's hair into the sky.
Photos: Lava Reaches the Sea on the Island of La Palma•2d
C. Vieja La Palma Lava
Lava flowing from Cumbre Vieja, an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, reached the sea last night, spreading outward and expanding the area of the island by several hundred acres. Residents who had not already evacuated were told to shelter indoors to avoid any potential poisonous gases that might be formed as the lava interacts with seawater. Cumbre Vieja has been erupting since
Huge ancestors of squid once littered England's beaches3d
Vast ammonites, relatives of squid and octopus, up to 1.8 meters across once littered the East Sussex seas, according to new research.
The Atlantic Daily: Biden Is Playing the Long Game3d
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. Stefani Reynolds / Bloomberg / Getty Democrats, including President Joe Biden himself , are scrambling to get the party united behind a pair of massive spending bills that effectively encompass th
This Molecule Could Be the Key to Understanding Why Concussions Have Such Long-Term Effects3d
Neuroscientists identified the molecule that persists in the brain—and showed how to disarm it in mice
Ancient Americans made art deep within the dark zones of caves throughout the Southeast3d
On a cold winter's day in 1980, a group of recreational cavers entered a narrow, wet stream passage south of Knoxville, Tennessee. They navigated a slippery mud slope and a tight keyhole through the cave wall, trudged through the stream itself, ducked through another keyhole and climbed more mud. Eventually they entered a high and relatively dry passage deep in the cave's "dark zone"—beyond the re
A So-Bad-It's-Good Movie Ruined by a Boring Superhero Plot3d
The first Venom film , released in 2018, was a superhero tale with a strange twist. On its face, it told yet another origin story, explaining how the down-on-his-luck journalist Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy) melded bodies with an alien to become the goopy Venom. But the film's most interesting aspect was not the comic-book action; it was the oddball rom-com energy between Eddie and his symbio
Who was James Clerk Maxwell? The greatest physicist you've probably never heard of.3d
James Clerk Maxwell is the scientist responsible for explaining the forces behind the radio in your car, the magnets on your fridge, the heat of a warm summer day and the charge on a battery.
A microscopic worm may shed light on how we perceive gravity3d
While humans rely on gravity for balance and orientation, the mechanisms by which we actually sense this fundamental force are largely unknown. Odder still, the model organism C. elegans, a microscopic worm, can also sense the direction of gravity, even though there is no known ecological reason for it to do so.
The Framers Would Have Wanted Us to Change the Constitution•3d
Court Texas Two Term
On Monday, the Supreme Court will begin a new term. The justices are slated to consider a few extremely consequential issues, including in cases concerning abortion and guns. But if the opinions issued at the end of the most recent sitting taught us anything—particularly the decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee , which sapped Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of its potency—it i
Soon Your Google Searches Can Combine Text and Images•3d
Google Search Chrome
With the help of AI, you'll be able to take a picture of a shirt, then ask Google to find socks with the same pattern.
Virgin Galactic says FAA has cleared it for further flights3d
Virgin Galactic said Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared it to resume launches after an investigation into why its spaceship veered off course while descending during a July flight with founder Richard Branson aboard.
Extending our reach into the cosmos with new mirror coatings3d
Since the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)'s groundbreaking detection, in 2015, of gravitational waves produced by a pair of colliding black holes, the observatory, together with its European partner facility Virgo, has detected dozens of similar cosmic rumblings that send ripples through space and time.
Mars on the cheap: Scientists working to revolutionize access to the Red Planet3d
An increasing number of researchers are blueprinting low-cost and novel ways to further explore the Red Planet.
Starting up in science: two biologists struggle to launch their labs4d
Nature, Published online: 29 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02563-x Nature follows two scientists as they fight against the odds to build their careers.
What does groundwater have to do with lake algal blooms?4d
The source of troublesome lake algae is not always clear, but an interdisciplinary research project with two Michigan State University researchers found an answer may include colder groundwater that feeds some inland lakes. This finding could help predict the formation of harmful algal blooms to mitigate their impact on drinking water, tourism, fishing and fish toxicity.
DeepMind and UK's Met Office use AI to improve weather forecasts4d
Better rainfall predictions could save lives when floods threaten, say researchers
Why James Bond Doesn't Use an iPhone4d
The fictional superspy wields Nokia devices in 'No Time To Die.' It's an odd choice, but Apple's smartphones aren't ideal, either.
Research shows the first offer in a negotiation can have a significant impact on the eventual outcome4d
In a negotiation, how tough should your first offer be? New research shows the first offer can have a significant impact on the eventual outcome, and if you try to drive too hard a bargain, it could backfire.
Space policy is finally moving into the 21st century•4d
UK US Space Strategy 2021
There's never been more happening in space than there is today. Commercial activity has exploded over the past five years as private space companies have launched rockets, put satellites into orbit, and bid on missions to the moon. But some experts worry this surge of activity is getting too far ahead of international agreements governing who can do what in space. Most such policies were written
7 Deals on Machines and Beans for International Coffee Day4d
These coffee beans and gear will upgrade your at-home café.
The People With the Most to Lose in a U.S.-China Cold War•4d
Sri Lanka China West
W hen Ranasinghe Premadasa took over as Sri Lanka's president in 1989, his government was facing down two armed rebellions. In the north, the Tamil Tigers were fighting to establish an independent state. In the south, a leftist group called the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was claiming that leaders in Colombo had no legitimacy and calling for a national revolution. Even before Premadasa's inau
US bans swimming with Hawaii's nocturnal spinner dolphins4d
U.S. regulators on Tuesday banned swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins to protect the nocturnal animals from people seeking close encounters with the playful species.
Fra radioaktiv til Redbull: Se, hvordan energidrikke har udviklet sig22h
Engang troede man, at drikken med det radioaktive stof radium ville udsende stråling, kroppen kunne bruge som energi.
Tom jättebubbla skvallrar om hur stjärnor tänds1d
Chockvågor från gamla supernovor skapar sfäriska tomrum i rymden. Rester från den forna stjärnan skapar sfärens "skal" och ger nya rön om stjärnbildning.
The Controversial Quest to Make Cow Burps Less Noxious2d
Their incessant belching loads the atmosphere with planet-warming methane. But it's not so simple as just feeding them gas-busting seaweed.
Help Might Finally Be on the Way to Fight SIM-Swap Attacks1d
Plus: A cybersecurity CEO arrest, an Apple Pay hack, and more of the week's top security news.
Quantifying the effects of three-particle collisions in quantum gases4d
Quantum gases consisting of atoms are extremely suitable for observing quantum mechanical phenomena and making new types of quantum matter. In his Ph.D. research Mestrom was able to quantify the effects of three-particle collisions in those ultracold gases. With a new numerical method he was able to characterize and predict certain effects of these collisions. He defended his Ph.D. on September 27
Fringe Doctors' Groups Promote Ivermectin for COVID despite a Lack of Evidence•4d
Ivermectin COVID FDA
The organizations touting unproved protocols for the antiparasitic drug may be harming vaccination efforts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Researchers observe interference effect between Floquet quasi-particles using strontium optical lattice clock4d
Based on the strontium optical lattice clock platform, a research team led by Prof. Chang Hong from the National Time Service Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with Zhang Xuefeng from Chongqing University observed the interference effect between Floquet quasi-particles. Relevant results were published in Physical Review Letters.
How 'Big Funeral' Made the Afterlife So Expensive2d
It's time to reevaluate the cost of death care—and its environmental impact.
Scientists use nuclear physics to probe Floridan Aquifer threatened by climate change2d
As rising sea levels threaten coastal areas, scientists are using an emerging nuclear dating technique to track the ins and outs of water flow.
Team rewires a behavioral circuit in a worm using hydra parts3d
For two people to communicate in a loud, crowded room, they need to be standing side by side. The same is often true for neurons in the brain. But the same way a cell phone allows two people to communicate clearly across the room, new research at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has opened up a new channel of communication in the brain of the worm C. elegans.
How to Get Google Search Results That Are Actually Useful•6h
Google Search Results
Here's how to cut through the sponsored listings and ads—and get back to the good stuff.
Spin polarization induced by shear flow2d
Chinese researchers recently discovered a new effect that can generate spin-polarization in fluid. The new effect, which is called "shear-induced polarization (SIP)," predicts that shear flow can induce polarization in the momentum space.
Fox's Alter Ego Is Weird—But Not Weird Enough4d
The aspiring pop star Seven has blue skin, finned forearms, and a mohawk of writhing tentacles. Amber eyes and feline bone structure make her strikingly beautiful. What otherworldly wisdom does this being have to share? Standing before a panel of human celebrities in the first episode of the Fox reality series Alter Ego , Seven sheds a big, glistening tear and says, "I am who I think I am. And I
How much carbon dioxide snow falls every winter on Mars?4d
Like Earth, Mars experiences climatic variations during the course of a year because of the tilted nature of its orbit (aka. seasonal change). Similarly, these variations in temperature result in interaction between the atmosphere and the polar ice caps. On Earth, seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation cause the polar ice cap in one hemisphere to grow while the ice cap in the other h
Extending the power of attosecond spectroscopy4d
The last few decades have seen impressive progress in laser-based technologies, which have led to significant advancements in atomic and molecular physics. The development of ultrashort laser pulses now allows scientists to study extremely fast phenomena, like charge transport in molecules and elementary steps of chemical reactions. But beyond that, our ability to observe such processes on the att
Nasa launches latest Landsat 9 to monitor Earth's surface2d
Satellite will capture agricultural productivity, forest health, water quality, coral reefs and glaciers Nasa has launched the latest mission in a 50-year unbroken line of satellites that monitor the Earth's surface. Landsat 9 lifted off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg's space launch complex 3E at 19.12 BST (14.12 EDT) on 27 September. Continue reading…
Vera Rubin Observatory should find five interstellar objects a year, many of which we could chase down with spacecraft4d
In a year (perhaps two), the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile will become operational and commence its 10-year Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Using its 8.4-meter (27 foot) mirror and 3.2 gigapixel camera, this observatory is expected to collect 500 petabytes of images and data. It will also address some of the most pressing questions about the structure and evolution of the universe and
NASA's Lucy mission to probe Jupiter's mysterious Trojan asteroids4d
NASA is poised to send its first spacecraft to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids to glean new insights into the solar system's formation 4.5 billion years ago, the space agency said Tuesday.
The relationship sabotage scale: quantifying why we undermine ourselves in love22h
Developed over the course of five studies, the relationship sabotage scale is designed to give analytical rigour to a term more common in pop culture Do you feel constantly criticised by your partner? Do you sometimes check their social media profiles? Will you admit to them if you know you're wrong about something? If you strongly agree or disagree with some of these statements, you might find y
Particle accelerators may get a boost from oxygen3d
Whipping up world-class particle accelerator structures has long been a process akin to following a favorite recipe. Many of the best-performing samples are prepared using processes developed through trial and error over decades of experience. But recently, accelerator scientists have been boosting this empirical approach to science with more theoretical input. Now, their efforts are beginning to
Rules and advice don't slow the spread of the virus – human behaviour does | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters9h
Surveys can help us understand how the pandemic is influenced by our choices Recent queues for fuel have shown the consequences of abrupt changes in behaviour. Almost as sudden were the changes around the first lockdown in March 2020, when close meetings between people plummeted by about three-quarters. We know this through the CoMix contact survey from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medi
The Atlantic Daily: Five Podcasts for the Weekend1d
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. Fall is here, and the air is getting crisp, which means it's the perfect time to snuggle up and press play on a new work of audio storytelling. I asked writers and editors from around our newsroom
With Fist Bumps and Nasal Swabs, Tech Conferences Are Back1d
Hundreds of (vaccinated) attendees gathered in a Beverly Hills hotel ballroom as Code Conference returned after a year off.
A non-invasive way to image Wigner crystals directly2d
A team of researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, working with a group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has developed a non-invasive way to image Wigner crystals directly. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their approach and explain how it could be used to advance research regarding Wigner crystal states. Carmen Rubio-Verdú with Columbia
Seismic forensics and its importance for early warning2d
The scientific description of the catastrophic rockslide of February 7, 2021, in India's Dhauli Ganga Valley reads like a forensic report. A rockslide and the subsequent flood had killed at least 100 people and destroyed two hydroelectric power plants. In the scientific journal Science, researchers from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) together with colleagues from the National
Virgin Galactic cleared to resume space flights3d
Sir Richard Branson can launch his rocket plane again after making changes to flight procedures.
A bigger nursery for the solar system's first formed solids3d
By studying isotopic variations of the elements vanadium (V) and strontium (Sr), an international team of researchers including scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found that those variations are not caused by irradiation from the sun but are produced by condensation and evaporation reactions in the early solar system. The research appears in the Sept. 29 edition of Science Adva
In New Zealand, People (and Moths) Rediscover Dark Skies1d
A massive South Island stargazing reserve is a respite from light pollution for many species, including our own.
Toxic algae blooms are getting worse, but oversight is lacking3d
Poisonous algae blooms are becoming more common in the US, threatening water supplies and public health. But so far, there are few state or federal guidelines, and local water managers could use some help, a UConn-led team of researchers reports in the September 30 issue of Nature Sustainability.
Lava from La Palma eruption hits the ocean4d
Clouds of steam rise as the red-hot current makes contact with the Atlantic on the Spanish island.
Oxford Covid biotech firm makes stellar debut on London stock market2d
Shares of Oxford Nanopore close up 44%, giving co-founder paper fortune of £63m See all our coronavirus coverage Oxford Nanopore, whose DNA sequencing technology has been essential in tracking Covid-19 variants globally, has made a stellar stock market debut in London. A rise in its share price of as much as 47% has left the firm valued at almost £5bn. The flotation of the Oxford University spin-
New microscopy technique makes deep in vivo brain imaging possible3d
A pioneering technique developed by the Prevedel Group at EMBL allows neuroscientists to observe live neurons deep inside the brain – or any other cell hidden within an opaque tissue. The technique is based on two state-of-the-art microscopy methods, three-photon microscopy and adaptive optics. The paper reporting on this advancement was published on 30th September 2021 in Nature Methods.
Wannier-Stark localization achieved in polycrystals3d
Scientists from Paderborn University, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the University of Konstanz have succeeded in achieving a rare quantum state. They are the first to have demonstrated Wannier-Stark localization in a polycrystalline substance. Predicted around 80 years ago, the effect has only recently been proven—in a monocrystal.
Infektioner i tonåren kan öka risken för MS3d
Svåra infektioner under tonåren kan innebära en ökad risk att drabbas av MS senare i livet, enligt en ny studie. – Det handlar framför allt om infektioner i hjärnan och ryggmärgen, men även i luftvägarna, säger Scott Montgomery, professor vid Örebro universitet. MS är en neurologisk sjukdom som angriper det centrala nervsystemet, det vill säga hjärnan och ryggmärgen. Orsaken till MS är inte helt
Marine heatwaves could have severe negative impacts on global fish stocks1d
Extremely hot years will wipe out hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish available for catch in a country's waters in this century, on top of projected decreases to fish stocks from long-term climate change, a new UBC study projects.
How climate change could undermine biodiversity conservation goals2d
In a new study published in the journal Communications, Earth & Environment, University of Montana researchers and colleagues explore how climate change could challenge efforts to protect biodiversity within the network of protected areas around the globe.
An ambitious unicorn hopes to up-end DNA analysis3d
The technology pulls genetic material through holes in proteins
Space archaeology study: Life & culture on the International Space Station2d
In an out of this world study, space archaeologists are reconstructing life on the International Space Station (ISS) over the past two decades, to better understand space culture and get an inside look at how astronauts interact with their tools and colleagues when above Earth.
Study identifies protein important for motor coordination and exercise performance4d
Researchers have identified a protein that improves muscular metabolism, motor coordination and exercise performance in mice. The findings could be of therapeutic value for patients with muscle and neurological diseases, such as ALS.
Investigating the potential for life around the galaxy's smallest stars4d
When the world's most powerful telescope launches into space this year, scientists will learn whether Earth-sized planets in our 'solar neighborhood' have a key prerequisite for life—an atmosphere.
The 'Magical Episode 4' Theory2d
What feels like eons ago, a friend asked for my advice on an important subject: He was trying to decide whether to start Friday Night Lights or Breaking Bad , both of which had recently become available on Netflix. Specifically, he wanted to know how many episodes he should watch of each to see which would hook him faster. My mind short-circuited. Although both are modern classics, the two series
The Senate Is Mad as Hell at Facebook—Again•2d
Facebook Years Congress
The latest hearing on Instagram and teen mental health was the depressing work of a legislature that can't legislate.
Hippocampus is the brain's storyteller4d
A new brain imaging study shows that the hippocampus is the brain's storyteller, connecting separate, distant events into a single narrative.
Paper that ripped off a PhD thesis is retracted4d
The authors of a 2021 article on "cognitive radio" have lost the paper after the journal learned that they'd pilfered the work from a doctoral dissertation. "A Cluster-Based Distributed Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Techniques in Cognitive Radio" was published in the proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Innovative Data Communication Technologies and Application, which was … Continue
Primordial 'hyper-eye' discovered3d
An international research team has found an eye system in trilobites of the suborder Phacopina from the Devonian (390 million years ago) that is unique in the animal kingdom: each of the about 200 lenses of a hyper-facet eye spans a group of six normal compound-eye-facets, forming a compound eye itself. In addition to the hyper-facetted eyes, the researchers, led by zoologist Dr. Brigitte Schoenem
We Are The Caretakers Puts Afrofuturism Front and Center3d
An action RPG about protecting animals—and the planet—from extinction is also a perfect venue for one of speculative fiction's best genres.
Early Pacific Islanders may have been the first conservationists4d
Sustainability is a 21st century buzzword, but a new interdisciplinary study shows that some communities have been conducting sustainable practices for at least a thousand years.
Fauci: Americans Should Get Vaccinated Even if Merck's Covid Pill Cuts Deaths1h
President Biden's Covid adviser also says it is "too soon to tell" if the Delta surge will decline enough to allow safe gatherings around the holidays.
Robust gene networks from the depths of our evolutionary history4d
A sophisticated system guides the development of our limbs. Researchers at University of Basel have shed new light on the genetic toolkit used during evolution to create a range of different extremities such as fins, wings, hooves, toes and fingers.
The Books Briefing: The Essential Qualities of a Book2d
What is a book? Is it simply the text we read, whether on bound pages or on a screen? Or is it a tangible object, something held with human hands and made richer by the way we physically interact with it? These are questions that Atlantic writers have been considering for at least a decade, and they don't have easy, definitive answers. Recently, the Atlantic contributing writer Ian Bogost made th
Implementing a 46-node quantum metropolitan area network3d
Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a method used for secure or secret key exchanges between two remote users. Using secure communication, cyberscientists ultimately aim to establish a global quantum network. Existing field tests suggest that such quantum networks are feasible. To achieve a practical quantum network, several challenges must be overcome including the realization of varied topologies
An Unsung Female Pioneer of Computer Simulation3d
A mid-20th-century computer experiment created a new field of science—and programmer Mary Tsingou Menzel is finally being given credit for her role in making it happen — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Covid: scientists warn UK may have worst to come; Israel tightens vaccine passport rules – as it happened2h
Fears the indoor socialising will spread virus in UK ; Israel says people only eligible for green pass if they have received a booster jab . This live blog has closed – for the latest on the global Covid situation, please see our dedicated page UK might not be over the worst, scientists warn New Zealand widens Covid lockdown as Delta spreads UK to slash international travel 'red list' to just nin
Photos of the Week: Tango Contest, Robot Fist, Cathedral Spiral2d
An autumn day in Moscow, vicuña herding in Bolivia, a pilgrimage in Senegal, an abortion-rights protest in Colombia, Wasteland Weekend in the Mojave Desert, Hogwarts Castle in Beijing, a torchlight procession in Spain, flooding in Thailand, and much more
Mars' surface shaped by fast and furious floods from overflowing craters4d
On Earth, river erosion is usually a slow-going process. But on Mars, massive floods from overflowing crater lakes had an outsized role in shaping the Martian surface, carving deep chasms and moving vast amounts of sediment, according to a new study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
What you need to know about US vaccine proof on your phone2d
We're keeping track of the covid vaccine apps rolling out in the US and some of the ways people can now prove they're vaccinated. But there's a lot of conflicting and confusing information, and a lot of developers are vying to provide the go-to solution. Here, we've gathered answers to some common questions. The basics What's a digital vaccine credential? Is it the same as a vaccine passport? Dig
Melting glasses from unmeltable compounds4d
Glasses are an indispensable part of everyday life. One of the most important reasons for this is that glass objects can be manufactured almost universally and inexpensively in a wide variety of shapes and sizes using their corresponding melts. Processing in the (viscous) liquid phase offers a versatility that can hardly be achieved with other materials. However, this presupposes that the material
In Brazilian Amazon, savannization and climate change will expose 12 million to lethal heat stress2d
Large-scale deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, combined with climate change, will increase the number of people in northern Brazil who are exposed to extreme heat—with potentially deadly results and devastating economic impacts, according to a groundbreaking study released today by Brazilian researchers in the journal Communications Earth & Environment.
Old Museum Specimens Can Illuminate Wildlife History And Help Biodiversity Right Now12h
The past in a jar.
Revealing the logic of the body's 'second brain'1d
Researchers have made a surprising discovery about the human gut's enteric nervous system that itself is filled with surprising facts. For starters, there's the fact that this 'second brain' exists at all.
New ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete materials3d
A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Politecnico di Milano has designed new ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete materials. They have 30% more durability compared to conventional high-performance concrete in cracking situations. In the event of a crack, it is able to repair itself automatically thanks to the application of self-repairing techniques.
Learning is more effective when active2d
Engaging students through interactive activities, discussions, feedback and AI-enhanced technologies resulted in improved academic performance compared to traditional lectures, lessons or readings, faculty concluded after collecting research into active learning. The research also found that effective active learning methods use not only hands-on and minds-on approaches, but also hearts-on, provid
Floating offshore farms should increase production of seaweed4d
And they might even help alleviate climate change
How to Set up a Smartphone for Elderly Loved Ones4h
Here's how to make iPhone and Android devices a little easier to use.
Marine heatwaves could wipe out an extra six per cent of a country's fish catches, costing millions their jobs1d
Extremely hot years will wipe out hundreds of thousands of tons of fish available for catch in a country's waters in this century, on top of projected decreases to fish stocks from long-term climate change, a new study predicts. Modelling a worst-case scenario where no action is taken to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions they projected a six per cent drop in the amount of potential catches per yea
Our Aching Brains2d
COVID-19 has killed more than 4 million people around the globe and has sickened many millions more. The neurological toll on those of us continuing to live through the pandemic may stretch years or decades into the uncertain future.
The YouTube TV, NBCUniversal Debacle Feels Like a Harbinger•2d
YouTube TV NBCUniversal
Streaming was supposed to help people cut the cord, but it mostly just replaced it.
Study: Planets gone rogue could sustain life4d
A rogue planet is an interstellar object of planetary mass without a host planetary system. As they freely roam around space, could they be fertile nurseries for life?
Microbes, Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence1d
Humanity's greatest achievement might be building our successors — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How making a film exploring Indigenous stories of the night sky enriched my perspective as a scientist3d
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what it all means? You are not alone. Billions of people before you have done the same. Looking at the stars to make sense of the universe, and our lives on Earth, extends back many tens of thousands of years, across all cultures.
Fem skarpe om regeringens klimaplaner: Går det hurtigt nok?4d
Regeringen skal stadig gerne blive mere konkrete, lyder det fra deres egen vagthund.
Entire genome of common forest pest, Eurasian spruce bark beetle, now revealed4d
Researchers have successfully mapped the entire genome of the Eurasian spruce bark beetle. The breakthrough paves the way for new research into bark beetles and better prospects for effective pest control of a species that can destroy more than 100 million cubic meters of spruce forest during a single year in Europe and Asia.
Bright lava flows, smoke pour from La Palma volcano eruption in new Landsat photos3d
New satellite images of an active volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma capture vivid streams of lava pouring down the coastal mountain range and nearing the Atlantic Ocean.
Let's Talk About Amazon's Home-Patrolling Robots•2d
Amazon Astro Home Robot
This week, we break down Amazon's domestic robot strategy, and what privacy questions you should ask yourself before you buy in.
The Beet Grows On2d
A pandemic garden didn't really prepare me for "semi-retirement," but …
Twitch Adds a Phone Verification Option to Fight Bot Attacks3d
The new feature comes after an epidemic of harassment that inspired boycotts and a lawsuit in the past month.
From Babylon to Google: a history of weather forecasting4d
AI has taken the place of astrology as humans have worked through the millennia for knowledge of when it will rain Google uses AI to try to improve two-hour rain forecasts Recent scientific breakthroughs allowing forecasters to better predict the weather are just the latest in a long line of meteorology developments. Google's artificial intelligence (AI) arm DeepMind has developed a system allowi
How high-fat diets allow cancer cells to go unnoticed•4d
4 NK NKG2D Cancer Cells
The immune system relies on cell surface tags to recognize cancer cells. Researchers discovered mice who ate high-fat diets produced less of these tags on their intestinal cells, suppressing the ability of immune cells to identify and eliminate intestinal tumors. The high-fat diet also reduced the presence of certain bacteria in the mice's gut, which normally helps maintain the production of these
How to Rekindle a Long-Distance Friendship2d
Each installment of " The Friendship Files " features a conversation between The Atlantic 's Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship. This week she talks with a group of men who found connection during the pandemic's early, isolated days. Spread out around the country, they had fallen out of touch, but the distance didn't matter so much whe
New Zealand parrot is smart enough to use touchscreen but cannot distinguish between real and virtual worlds4d
A trio of researchers at the University of Auckland has found that the New Zealand parrot is smart enough to use a touchscreen but not smart enough to understand the difference between virtual and real imagery. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Amalia Bastos, Patrick Wood and Alex Taylor, describe different experiments they conducted with the endangered birds.
Age and aging have critical effects on the gut microbiome1d
Researchers have found that aging produces significant changes in the microbiome of the human small intestine distinct from those caused by medications or illness burden.
At the FDA, a Key Opportunity to Advance Abortion Justice3d
Now more than any other time in recent memory, Americans' right to abortion care seems to be hanging by a thread. Yet federal officials are quietly on the verge of a decision that could make one form of abortion care — medication abortion — more equitable, accessible, and just. They shouldn't blow it.
The Bobblehead Dilemma3d
Over the course of the pandemic, Anthony Fauci has become a cultural obsession . You can, if you so desire, purchase Fauci-themed chocolates , T-shirts , luxury sweaters , yard signs , bobblehead dolls , and votive candles . Fauci, for his part, seems baffled by the attention: "Our society is really totally nuts," he wrote in an April 2020 email, responding to an online article about "Fauci Fever
New insights into social norms can drive positive social changes4d
New Curtin research has shed light on why people adopt social norms or conventions, such as hand shaking versus fist bumping, walking on the left or right side of a footpath, or using metric or imperial measurements, by employing mathematical modeling of human behaviors and decision-making.
Why Skincare That Burns Is So Satisfying3d
A couple times a month, I reach for a face mask that causes me pain—and makes me feel better. The science of masochism helps explain why.
Podcast: How games teach AI to learn for itself•4d
Squid Game AI Souls
From chess to Jeopardy to e-sports, AI is increasingly beating humans at their own games. But that was never the ultimate goal. In this first episode of season three of In Machines We Trust, we dig into the symbiotic relationship between games and AI. We meet the big players in the space, and we take a trip to an arcade. In this episode we meet: Julian Togelius, Associate Professor, Department of
Hole in the ozone layer widens as recovery remains in the distance2d
Damage hit near peak level last month because of seasonal factors and long-lived nature of CFCs
Louisiana's missing moon rock found in Florida thanks to broken gun2d
A lost piece of the moon belonging to Louisiana may have remained missing, if not been discarded or destroyed, had the plaque on which it was mounted not attracted the eye of a Florida gun collector.
Social inclusion of women by male colleagues in STEM fields can improve their workplace experience4d
Organizations working to meaningfully improve diversity and inclusion in STEM may be missing a crucial consideration, new research suggests.
Climate change is making Earth dimmer4h
Earth is reflecting less light as its climate continues to change, new research suggests.
Directly into the brain: A 3D multifunctional and flexible neural interface1d
Although measuring the electrical activity of neurons is useful in many disciplines, making durable neural interfacing brain chip implants with negligible adverse effects has proven challenging. Now, scientists have developed a flexible multifunctional neural interface that can not only register local brain activity in real time, but also deliver a steady flow of drugs through innovative microflui
Scientists assemble final detector of Fermilab's Short-Baseline Neutrino Program2d
With a directive to look for physics beyond the standard model and study the behavior of the universe's most elusive particles, the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's Short-Baseline Neutrino Program has a full plate.
New laser meets demanding requirements for driving cutting-edge attosecond light sources2d
Researchers have combined a fiber-laser system with recent advancements in multi-pass cells to create a laser with a unique combination of few-cycle pulses at high average power, pulse energy and repetition rate and with stable carrier envelope phase (CEP) operation. These characteristics make the new laser ideal for driving next generation attosecond sources, such as those at the Extreme Light In
Dental care: The best, worst and unproven tools to care for your teeth3d
Only a handful of oral hygiene tools actually prevent gum disease. At the moment, all other tools are only supported by insufficient evidence, say researchers.
What are ideal blood sugar levels for preventing repeat strokes, heart attacks?3d
Blood sugar control has always been important for people with diabetes when it comes to preventing a stroke. But a new study finds for people with diabetes who have a stroke, there may be an ideal target blood sugar range to lower the risk of different types of vascular diseases like a stroke or heart attack later on.
Science backs nature as key to children's health4d
The presence of greenspaces near homes and schools is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies.
New leads in research into the origin of identical twins4d
An international group of researchers has made a groundbreaking discovery that could lead to new insights into the blueprint of identical twins.
New research shows learning is more effective when active2d
Engaging students through interactive activities, discussions, feedback and AI-enhanced technologies resulted in improved academic performance compared to traditional lectures, lessons or readings, faculty from Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute concluded after collecting research into active learning.
Breastfeeding status and duration significantly impact postpartum depression risk3d
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Two new species of large predatory dinosaur discovered on Isle of Wight, UK4d
Bones found on the Isle of Wight likely belong to two new species of spinosaurid, a group of predatory theropod dinosaurs closely related to the giant Spinosaurus. Their unusual, crocodile-like skulls helped the group expand their diets, allowing them hunt prey on both land and in the water.
Gene therapy can restore vision after stroke1d
Vision loss can be a side effect from stroke. Neurons don't regenerate, and stem cell therapy is costly, difficult, and chancy. Researchers have figured out a way to use gene therapy to recover lost vision after a stroke in a mouse model.
Researchers integrate optical devices made of multiple materials onto single chip3d
Researchers have developed a highly accurate way to assemble multiple micron-scale optical devices extremely close together on a single chip. The new approach could one day allow high-volume manufacturing of chip-based optical systems that would enable more compact optical communications devices and advanced imagers.
Stinky 'mushball' hailstones on Uranus may explain an atmospheric anomaly there1d
A recent discovery of giant ammonia-rich hailstones, dubbed mushballs, on Jupiter might explain why Uranus and Neptune seem to have no ammonia in their atmospheres.
'80s Fantasy Movies Are Awesomely Cheesy1d
There's a reason people still watch movies like Labyrinth, Time Bandits, and The NeverEnding Story decades later.
Earth is dimming due to climate change3d
Researchers used decades of measurements of earthshine — the light reflected from Earth that illuminates the surface of the Moon to find that there has been a significant drop in Earth's reflectance over the past two decades. The Earth is now reflecting about half a watt less light per square meter than it was 20 years ago, with most of the drop occurring in the last three years.
Coral microbiome is key to surviving climate change, new study finds3d
The microbiomes of corals—which comprise bacteria, fungi and viruses—play an important role in the ability of corals to tolerate rising ocean temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State. The team also identified several genes within certain corals and the symbiotic photosynthetic algae that live inside their tissues that may play a role in their response to heat stress. The findings
TP-Link's New Wi-Fi 6 Router Puts Gamers in the Fast Lane5h
Lightning fast and feature-packed, this tri-band Wi-Fi 6 gaming router is perfect for a typical 4-bedroom family home.
Dissolved salt can reassemble at nanoscale, according to simulations2d
Any cook worth their salt knows that a dash of the stuff—which consists mostly of the compound sodium chloride—will dissolve when dropped into a pot of even room-temperature water.
CoolSculpting, Botox and fillers are on the rise – but are they safe? – podcast3d
Last week, supermodel Linda Evangelista posted on her Instagram page describing undergoing a procedure called CoolSculpting, claiming it has left her 'permanently deformed'. With this, which is also known as cryolipolysis, and other non-surgical cosmetic treatments on the rise, particularly among younger people, Madeleine Finlay investigates how these procedures work and how risky they really are
Covid by Numbers review – how to make sense of the statistics3d
David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters delve into the detail behind the data and explore the true human cost of the pandemic Along with successive waves of infection, the coronavirus pandemic has provided us with a tsunami of data and graphs. Thanks to the Public Health England dashboard and websites such as Our World in Data , every internet user can access accurate and timely information on Co
Running to lose weight: How it really works3d
If you're running to lose weight, here's all the help you'll need to achieve your health and fitness goals.
Bacteria stunt with established plant-soil feedback theory4d
"What I find most alluring about soil life is that you can steer it," researcher Martijn Bezemer of the Institute Biology Leiden (IBL) reveals. "You can ask: What do you want? And then I can transform the soil into something you need. At least, that is what we thought."
Scientists discover 14 genes that cause obesity1d
The discovery of genes that directly cause obesity could pave the way for treatments for a condition that affects more than 40% of American adults.
The Best iPhone 13 Cases and Accessories2d
We tested MagSafe compatibility on everything from cases to wireless chargers.
Smartphone sensors are capable of detecting cannabis high and have the potential to provide early intervention3d
Smartphone sensors are used daily to detect time and travel, but when those two factors are combined, researchers found that these sensors can also detect a cannabis high.
New nanomaterial for treatment of skin infections3d
Researchers at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) and the Technical University of Liberec in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, the Department of Burns Medicine of the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University (Czech Republic), and P. J. Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia) have developed a novel antibact
Whale migration in our noisy oceans3d
The long-distance migrations performed by groups of animals offer some of the most spectacular natural phenomena on our planet.
Lunar landers could spray instant landing pads as they arrive at the moon3d
Space exploration requires all kinds of interesting solutions to complex problems. There is a branch of NASA designed to support the innovators trying to solve those problems—the Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC). They occasionally hand out grant funding to worthy projects trying to tackle some of these challenges. The results from one of those grants are now in, and they are intriguing. A te
Apple's New iPad Is More Than Good Enough for Most•4d
Apple iPad 2021 2020
The entry-level tablet isn't as flashy as its siblings, but it's proof that boring can be a good thing.
Canary islanders threatened by toxic gases from lava pouring into the sea2d
More than a week after its volcano erupted in a spectacular display of molten lava, islanders on La Palma are threatened by a new hazard — the toxic gases and particles created as the volcanic flow spills into the sea.
Confusion abounds as US rolls out scaled-back booster campaign•3d
Americans are perplexed by weeks of conflicting messages and differing state guidelines
You Can Go Home, and This Time Be the Hero4d
Visiting real-world destinations in video games is fun, and it tickles our sense of nostalgia. It can also tell us a lot about who we really are.
Is your machine learning training set biased? How to develop new drugs based on merged datasets2d
Polymorphs are molecules that have different molecular packing arrangements despite identical chemical compositions. In a recent paper, researchers at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) combined their proprietary (GSK) and published (CCDC) datasets to better train machine learning (ML) models to predict stable polymorphs to use in new drug candidates.
Scientists reverse pancreatic cancer progression in 'time machine' made of human cells2d
What makes pancreatic cancer so deadly is its covert and quick spread. Now, a 'time machine' has shown a way to reverse the course of cancer before it spreads throughout the pancreas.
Making waves: A contactless way to detect damage in transparent materials3d
Transparent materials have become an essential component in a wide variety of technological applications, ranging from everyday electronics like tablets and smartphones to more sophisticated uses in solar panels, medicine, and optics. Just as for any other product to be mass-produced, quality control is important for these materials, and several techniques have been developed to detect microscopic
Researchers propose one-step strategy to synthesize graphene-based composite phase change materials4d
Graphene-based composite phase change materials (PCMs) exhibit great potential in the field of solar-thermal energy conversion and storage.
Toxic foam dumped into southern Illinois coal mine in unsuccessful attempt to extinguish underground fire2d
Operators of a southern Illinois coal mine dumped toxic foam deep underground in an unsuccessful attempt to extinguish a fire that idled production last month, according to documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune.
'Time machine' reverses pancreatic cancer progression•2d
Cancer Time Machine
What makes pancreatic cancer so deadly is its covert and quick spread. Now, a "time machine" has shown a way to reverse the course of cancer before it spreads throughout the pancreas. "These findings open up the possibility of designing a new gene therapy or drug because now we can convert cancerous cells back into their normal state," says Bumsoo Han, a professor of mechanical engineering at Pur
Compelling evidence of the connection between AMR surgical-site infections and arthropods3d
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the resistance of micro-organisms to antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals, is a huge global problem. Left unchecked, AMR threatens to become one of the world's biggest health problems, surpassing diabetes and cancer. As more bugs become drug resistant we will lose the ability to rely on antibiotics for routinely treatments—including for basic surgery, cancer treat
Day One at the Every: An Excerpt From Dave Eggers' New Novel3d
Delaney is an unlikely new hire, but she charms her way into the ecommerce giant with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within.
Coronavirus latest: UK house prices surge at double-digit rate for fifth consecutive month3d
Human behavior sabotages CO2-reducing strategies4d
To slow down climate change, societies tend to focus on two solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: improving energy efficiency and developing and using renewable energy sources. A new study compared every U.S. state's CO2 emissions with their investment in the two solutions from 2009 to 2016. The authors found no statistically significant difference between energy efficiency improvement
Scientists decipher Marie Antoinette's redacted love notes1d
"Not without you." "My dear friend." "You that I love."
A 3D multifunctional and flexible neural interface2d
Being able to measure the electrical activity of the brain has helped us gain a much better understanding of the brain's processes, functions, and diseases over the past decades. So far, much of this activity has been measured via electrodes placed on the scalp (through electroencephalography (EEG)); however, being able to acquire signals directly from inside the brain itself (through neural inter
Does an ally against climate change lie beneath our feet?3d
By enhancing soil's ability to store carbon, the ground we walk on could play an essential role in keeping carbon dioxide out of the air.
Critical groundwater supplies may never recover from drought3d
New research shows groundwater takes an average of three years to recover from drought — if it ever recovers at all. In the largest study of its kind, scientists found that this recovery time only applies to aquifers that aren't touched by human activity, and the recovery time might be even longer in regions with excessive pumping.
Suicide Rates Rise in a Generation of Black Youth4d
Multiple causes underlie a disturbing trend. The increase for girls is more than double that for boys — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Paradigm shift in treatment of type 2 diabetes to focus on weight loss2d
Medical researchers have reviewed current literature and are recommending a pivotal change in treatment of Type 2 diabetes to focus on obesity first and glucose control second.
Researchers use classical music to make protein songs more pleasant to listen to4d
In recent years, scientists have created music based on the structure of proteins as a creative way to better popularize science to the general public, but the resulting songs haven't always been pleasant to the ear. In a new study, researchers use the style of existing music genres to guide the structure of protein song to make it more musical.
Cruise ships must be effectively regulated to minimize serious environment and health impact•4d
Cruise Ships Health
The cruise ship industry should be subject to global monitoring and effective legislation because of its continuous increasing impact on both the environment and human health and wellbeing, according to new research. The review finds that cruising is a major source of environmental pollution and degradation, with air, water, soil, fragile habitats and areas and wildlife affected.
13 Great Deals on AirPods Max, Earbuds, Speakers, and More1d
If you're still using the headphones that came with your phone, it's time to try something better. These sales might help.
The End of Bias by Jessica Nordell review – how to remove your blinkers1d
This thoughtful case for mounting a lifelong challenge to our own assumptions focuses on unconscious bias – but leaves overt prejudice largely unexamined We often think of bias as a problem that other people have. It's harder to find someone willing to admit to it in themselves. That was what struck me reading American journalist Jessica Nordell's thoughtful book, The End of Bias, which I picked
Eliminating microplastics on farmland2d
In many countries, farmers and gardeners use mulch films to increase their crop yields. The films are often made of polyethylene and can be used to control weed growth, soil temperature and water consumption. Unfortunately the petroleum-based material is not biodegradable. Consequently, the film residues must be collected at the end of the season with considerable effort or they will pollute the f
North Korea tests new hypersonic weapon: reports2d
North Korean state media declared the test of the Hwasong-8 a success, but outside experts are skeptical.
Defense system protects African salmonella from attack by viruses2d
Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Harvard Medical School have discovered a new defense mechanism that makes a lethal strain of Salmonella resistant to viral infection.
Kyoto University fires researcher for fraud in Kumamoto earthquake studies3d
Kyoto University has fired a researcher after determining that he committed fraud in at least five papers about the deadly Kumamoto earthquake of 2006. In a report released earlier this week (Sept 28), the institution said it found Aiming Lin guilty of 37 counts of "fraudulent activity" in four of the articles, not including a … Continue reading
Starting up in science: two labs face the pandemic and another shock4d
Nature, Published online: 29 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02565-9 Just as two scientists manage to get their labs going, the COVID outbreak hits. Then comes a personal setback in part three of a series.
Europe's industrial air pollution costing hundreds of billions: report4d
Air pollution from industries in Europe causes health and environmental damage estimated at up to 430 billion euros ($500 billion) for a single year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
Big Data, Questionable Benefits and My Girlfriend's Magic Ring3d
Wearable devices that track our health may do more harm than good — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
These Smart Light Bars Will Brighten Up Your Living Room3d
Lights, camera, action! These affordable, colorful light bars react to onscreen activity or music.
DNA in Cell Cytoplasm Implicated in Age-Related Blindness3d
A new study suggests that DNA synthesized in the cell cytoplasm drives retinal cell death in an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
Sequencing multiple RNA base modifications simultaneously: A new era of RNA biology4d
After a gene is transcribed into RNA, modifications can occur to the subunits or "bases" that make up the RNA molecule, which can affect its structure and function. The study of these changes is known as "epitranscriptomics." These base modifications can occur to most types of RNA molecule, including microRNAs.
'Saildrone' Footage Offers Rare Peek Inside a Category 4 Hurricane10min
The 23-foot unmanned vessel pierced the eyewall of Hurricane Sam and captured stunning images as the storm barreled through the Atlantic Ocean.
We have to evolve! synthetically12min
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Sneaky US Navy feedback device could stop people being able to speak12min
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Nathan Schneider at the University of Colorado Boulder has published research on the implementation of blockchain systems of programmable governance [PDF]12min
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Indian researchers have developed a novel hybrid nanomaterial for treatment of cancers. It generates hyperthermia or high temperature and can be successfully used to kill cancerous cells in the body, while keeping the healthy cells intact12min
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This 390-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil Had a Bunch of Tiny Eyes Inside Its Eyes25min
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Sir Antony Hewish obituary33min
Radio astronomer who won the Nobel prize for physics for his role in the discovery of pulsars In 1967, a team led by the radio astronomer Antony Hewish, who has died aged 97, discovered pulsars, rapidly pulsating radio sources that turned out to be due to rotating, magnetised neutron stars, the ultra-dense collapsed remnants of massive stars. This was one of the most exciting astronomical events o
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It's the most basic financial advice there is, but it bears repeating: it's always a good idea to save up for retirement . If you were lucky enough to be an early adopter in Bitcoin, you already know that it presented a great opportunity to build up a decent nest egg. But using bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies to save up for retirement isn't exactly traditional financial planning. Not, that is,
The Music of Proteins Is Made Audible Through a Computer Program That Learns From Chopin3h
With the right computer program, proteins become pleasant music. There are many surprising analogies between proteins , the basic building blocks of life, and musical notation. These analogies can be used not only to help advance research, but also to make the complexity of proteins accessible to the public. We're computational biologists who believe that hearing the sound of life at the molecula
This Infrared Sauna Blanket Helps Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder3h
Thanks to Seasonal Affective Disorder, better known as SAD, winter can be a pretty trying time for most people. Psychology Today reports SAD affects 10-million Americans with another 10-to-20 percent of people suffering from a milder form of the disorder. Compound that with the limitations set by the pandemic, and winter can truly feel like a never-ending hell. However, one of the best ways to co
Readers Respond to the June 2021 Issue4h
Letters to the editor from the June 2021 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
To Beat the Heat, Phoenix Paints Its Streets Gray4h
A reflective gray material can lower road surface temperatures — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
7 ways Einstein changed the world4h
Einstein's ideas have shaped the way we see and interact with the universe, from lasers to understanding space and time.
Jim Townsley obituary4h
My father, Jim Townsley, who has died aged 85, was a gentle, generous and thoughtful man who spent his working life as an industrial chemist. In retirement, his aptitude for listening, understanding and supporting the emotional needs of others found expression through voluntary work as a trained counsellor. Born in Ilford, east London, to Jim Sr, a post office worker, and Gertrude (nee Knight), a
Put Microsoft Excel At Your Fingertips With 40% Off These Training Bundles4h
Data is everywhere , and increasingly central to our lives. You can put it at your fingertips with these courses from our VIP Sale, 40% off with code VIP40 for a limited time. The Premium 2021 Microsoft Excel & Data Certification Bundle Looking to use Excel for more than simple functions? This 24-course bundle touches every possible aspect, from data visualization to day-to-day automation tips to
The Last Stop5h
Illustrations by Miki Lowe The poet Adam Zagajewski spent his life trying to make meaning of what he had lived through. When he was a child, his family was relocated within Poland after World War II; as a young man, he was exiled from the country altogether for writing protest poems against the country's authoritarian government. "I lost two homelands," he once said , "but I sought a third: a spa
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A New COVID-19 Pill Reportedly Cuts Hospitalizations and Deaths by Half7h
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Quantum computing hits the stock market – "IonQ" on Friday became the first quantum computing hardware company to go public, via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).7h
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Ejere af medtagne eksemplarer tangential-pladespilleren Beogram 4000 kan nu få ført den up-to-date hos Bang & Olufsen – men prisen er for de velbeslåede.
Walmart's drone delivery program in Pea Ridge ready for launch10h
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Plant-based meat was all the rage. Now plant-based fish is taking the spotlight10h
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EXCLUSIVE PwC offers U.S. employees full-time remote work10h
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Andrew Yang: Universal Basic Income 'Inevitable,' Lauds $1K Payments as Best Part of Campaign. Yang stresses steadily increasing favor in USA society–and the specter of automation.13h
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There's a Binary Star System That May Explode in Your Lifetime17h
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Is a New Space Race Necessary to Unite Humanity?17h
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Corps of Engineers funds bid to 'flash' waste into useful materials17h
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Shriveling of Arctic Sea Ice Cover Slowed a Little This Summer, But it Still Remains in a Precarious State17h
Older, thicker sea ice continues to disappear, ending the summer at or near the lowest levels ever seen.
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Rymdsonden Bepi Colombo har tagit en första bild av Merkurius, under ett uppdrag som utgör den första europeiska utforskningen av solsystemets innersta planet.
What if We Aren't the First Advanced Civilization on Earth?19h
If our planet hosted an industrial species before humans, the Silurian hypothesis asks, how would we know?
Researcher explains how girls are socialized to have limited political ambition19h
Mirya Holman, associate professor of political science at Tulane University, tells NPR about her research team's latest study on how socialization limits young girls' interest in politics.
FDA gives a green light to cancer diagnosis AI22h
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"How close is nuclear fusion power?" By Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder22h
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Clean energy from the fastest moving objects on earth22h
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The World's First Artificial Kidney Could Finally Free People From Dialysis22h
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Robots: stealing our jobs or solving labour shortages?•22h
Robots Stealing Jobs
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Departed Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak has a grim take on the fate of humanity: The robot uprising is inevitable, and they will leave humans in the dust. To make a long story short, The AI will transcend humans in everything, unless we merge our minds WITH that AI first. And time is running out.22h
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Facebook Whistleblower Appears Before US Senate Tuesday. TV Appearance Sunday.22h
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Robotaxis Are Finally Available in California Thanks to Waymo and Cruise22h
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'Right to repair' law may run into the changing definition of 'ownership' – As FTC considers enshrining the right into law, changing prices of consumer electronics and increasing subscription pricing plans could make the whole point moot in the future22h
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Among other benefits, airless tires could reduce road noise by half! [September,2020]22h
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Colonizing Mars Could Speed up Human Evolution23h
High radiation, low gravity and other environmental pressures could spur Martian humans to mutate relatively quicker than on Earth.
Astronomers may have discovered first planet to orbit 3 stars1d
In a distant star system — a mere 1,300 light years away from Earth — researchers may have identified the first known planet to orbit three stars.
Scientists capture the fleeting transition of water into a highly reactive state1d
Researchers have uncovered a key step in the ionization of liquid water using the lab's high-speed 'electron camera,' MeV-UED. This reaction is of fundamental significance to a wide range of fields, including nuclear engineering, space travel, cancer treatment and environmental remediation.
Chairman Schiff Applauds Passage of 2022 Intelligence Authorization Act vows "Persistent Pursuit of Unexplained Aerial Phenomena"1d
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'A perfect storm': supply chain crisis could blow world economy off course•1d
Supply Chain Crisis
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How close is nuclear fusion power?1d
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Crypto Isn't 'The Second Coming'—Tesla's Elon Musk Issues Serious Bitcoin Warning After China Crashed The Price1d
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Wind Turbines off the Coast Could Make Australia an Energy Superpower1d
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7 Countries Launch Initiative to End New Coal Power1d
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Rick Hits 6 Figures in Just 3 Days! | Gold Rush1d
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Tony Beets Wants a $2,500,000 Bulldozer | Gold Rush: Winter's Fortune1d
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 2)1d
ROBOTICS How DeepMind Is Reinventing the Robot Tom Chivers | IEEE Spectrum "Having conquered Go and protein folding, the company turns to a really hard problem. …To get to the next level, researchers are trying to fuse AI and robotics to create an intelligence that can make decisions and control a physical body in the messy, unpredictable, and unforgiving real world." NANOTECH Microscopic Metaveh
Refined metric for a-posteriori novelty assessments1d
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Weekend reads: Paper mill sanctions; UT Austin suspends prof, repays grant funds; researchers in Mexico threatened with arrest1d
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: Researcher leaves Wistar Institute as he retracts a Nature paper … Continue reading
Ugens debat: Skal der sættes strøm til vejene?1d
Som Ingeniøren skrev i seneste udgave, er der forsøg i gang med strømforsyning af elektriske lastbiler på motorvejene. Idéen affødte debat blandt læserne på ing.dk, som ikke var helt vilde med den.
CEOs are at their wits' end — they don't know how to get their employees back in1d
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Brain-Inspired AI Will Enable Future Medical Implants1d
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Mark Zuckerberg's "Metaverse" Is a Dystopian Nightmare1d
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IIT-Delhi Generates Electricity from Rain Drops1d
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Premature babies have improved odds in artificial uterus – Innovation Origins1d
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Participants needed for an online psycholinguistic experiment1d
Hello, Keith is my name, and I am a PhD researcher at Maynooth University`s Department of Psychology in Ireland. I am looking for people to participate in a language-related experiment that is running online, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The only criteria are that participants are aged between 18-55, speak English as a first language, and have no severe visual or neurological
Klimavenlig mad for kødspisere: Få små mængder ko og gris til at smage af mere1d
PLUS. I erkendelse af, at flertallet af danskerne ikke gider leve af grøntsager alene, har kok og fysiker forfattet en gratis kogebog for fleksitarer med fokus på lokkende smag.
'Too close for comfort': demand for antibodies surges among unjabbed•1d
COVID Antibodies Trump
Supplies of Covid-19 drugs are running short, especially in states with low vaccination rates
Corona ændrede hele måden at gå på arbejde hos Rambøll1d
PLUS. Hjemmearbejde er begrænset til halvdelen af ugen for produktivitet handler også om videndeling og tilhørsforhold. Velkommen til holistisk produktivitet.
Graphene: 'Miracle material' singled out for COVID conspiracies1d
Graphene, a Nobel Prize-awarded material with promising applications for greener energy and nanomedicine, has been the topic of much disinformation by coronavirus anti-vaxxers claiming it can be used to "magnetize" and "control" people.
Brazil's Amazon records least September fires in 20 years1d
The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon during September dropped to the lowest for the month in two decades, according to data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research.
Northeast Atlantic countries create new protected sea area1d
The governments of 15 countries in the Northeast Atlantic on Friday created a new protected area of the ocean they say is bigger than the combined land mass of Germany and the United Kingdom.
Erupting Spanish volcano turns 'more aggressive': officials1d
An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa blew open two more fissures on its cone Friday that belched forth lava, with authorities reporting "intense" activity in the area.
Endangered status proposed for Nevada flower at lithium mine1d
Federal wildlife officials proposed endangered species protections Friday for a desert wildflower known to exist only on a remote Nevada ridge where an Australian company plans a lithium mine.
1915: Slibemaskiner fortrænger de gamle værktøjsmaskiner1d
Man kan nu maskinbearbejde en masse maskindele på slibemaskiner, som man hidindtil var henvist til at gøre færdig på drejebænke, shaping-maskiner eller fræsemaskiner, skrev Den Tekniske Forenings Tidsskift i 1915.
IEEFA: As fossil fuel prices skyrocket globally, renewables grow steadily cheaper1d
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CEOs are at their wits' end — they don't know how to get their employees back in1d
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Report: Ford F-150 Lightning Orders Will Open On October 261d
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Amazon hardware chief says the "Astro" home robot started as a security device and 'evolved to cover much more'. The roving robot can patrol your home autonomously, answer commands and serve up reminders.1d
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US drug watchdog green lights first prostate cancer predicting AI software1d
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Artificial neural networks revolutionise biological image analysis1d
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A new study by Korean researchers proposed a deep neural network-based forward design approach that enables an efficient search for superior materials far beyond the domain of the initial training set1d
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Rotterdam Has Launched The World's Largest Floating Office1d
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The turning point in the Brazilian Amazon may be starting1d
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Space Force doesn't talk about UFOs but new legislation may force them1d
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New Google Maps layer shows every wildfire burning1d
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New Catalyst Improves Waste Water Conversion To Clean Energy1d
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Get the Brain Boost You Need With an Advanced Acetylcholine Supplement1d
Even if you've never heard of acetylcholine before, you've still got it on your mind … literally. That's because it's a neurotransmitter that your brain needs to perform vital functions and mental processing. And if you've been feeling at all hazy or in need of a brain boost lately, an acetylcholine supplement like Natural Stacks's Acetylcholine Brain Food might be just the thing. Research on the
Aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery in adolescent athletes, study suggests1d
Adolescents can speed their recovery after a sport-related concussion and reduce their risk of experiencing protracted recovery if they engage in aerobic exercise within 10 days of getting injured, according to a new study.
Prominent Plant Geneticist Accused of Sexual Harassment1d
Female scientists in Mexico have filed at least four formal complaints alleging abuse by Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity.
Unprecedented view of a single catalyst nanoparticle at work1d
A research team has been using high-intensity X-rays to observe a single catalyst nanoparticle at work. The experiment has revealed for the first time how the chemical composition of the surface of an individual nanoparticle changes under reaction conditions, making it more active. This study marks an important step towards a better understanding of real, industrial catalytic materials.
Melting Arctic Could Release Nuclear Waste and Deadly Pathogens, Scientists Say1d
Sealed Away As Arctic ice melts away, it will likely raise the sea level and contribute to the devastation of ecosystems around the world. But it can also release chemical and biological hazards that had been safely sealed away. Those hazards can include ancient or undiscovered viruses and bacteria, toxic chemicals, and even nuclear waste, according to research published in the journal Nature Cli
This Amazing Blanket Lets You Say Goodbye to Bug Repellent Once and for All1d
Depending on where you live, one of the worst things about hanging out on the patio at dusk is getting eaten alive by mosquitos or other insects. Of course, you could use insect repellent to ward off pesky insects, but it probably wouldn't help your cause. That's because a new study in the Journal of Insect Science has found, "many of the products … tested that were marketed as repellents do not
Bio-Rad Launches IgA and IgM SARS-CoV-2 Bio-Plex Pro Immunoassay Panels to Study COVID-19 Antibody Response1d
Field-theoretic density estimation for biological sequence space with applications to 5' splice site diversity and aneuploidy in cancer [Biophysics and Computational Biology]1d
Density estimation in sequence space is a fundamental problem in machine learning that is also of great importance in computational biology. Due to the discrete nature and large dimensionality of sequence space, how best to estimate such probability distributions from a sample of observed sequences remains unclear. One common strategy…
A Bayesian neural network predicts the dissolution of compact planetary systems [Astronomy]1d
We introduce a Bayesian neural network model that can accurately predict not only if, but also when a compact planetary system with three or more planets will go unstable. Our model, trained directly from short N-body time series of raw orbital elements, is more than two orders of magnitude more…
Earth history events shaped the evolution of uneven biodiversity across tropical moist forests [Evolution]1d
Far from a uniform band, the biodiversity found across Earth's tropical moist forests varies widely between the high diversity of the Neotropics and Indomalaya and the relatively lower diversity of the Afrotropics. Explanations for this variation across different regions, the "pantropical diversity disparity" (PDD), remain contentious, due to difficulty teasing…
The impact of social isolation and changes in work patterns on ongoing thought during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]1d
The COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns in countries across the world, changing the lives of billions of people. The United Kingdom's first national lockdown, for example, restricted people's ability to socialize and work. The current study examined how changes to socializing and working during this lockdown impacted ongoing thought patterns…
Surface densities prewet a near-critical membrane [Biophysics and Computational Biology]1d
Recent work has highlighted roles for thermodynamic phase behavior in diverse cellular processes. Proteins and nucleic acids can phase separate into three-dimensional liquid droplets in the cytoplasm and nucleus and the plasma membrane of animal cells appears tuned close to a two-dimensional liquid–liquid critical point. In some examples, cytoplasmic proteins…
Ultrasensitive multispecies spectroscopic breath analysis for real-time health monitoring and diagnostics [Physics]1d
Breath analysis enables rapid, noninvasive diagnostics, as well as long-term monitoring of human health, through the identification and quantification of exhaled biomarkers. Here, we demonstrate the remarkable capabilities of mid-infrared (mid-IR) cavity-enhanced direct-frequency comb spectroscopy (CE-DFCS) applied to breath analysis. We simultaneously detect and monitor as a function of time…
Constitutive signal bias mediated by the human GHRHR splice variant 1 [Cell Biology]1d
Alternative splicing of G protein–coupled receptors has been observed, but their functions are largely unknown. Here, we report that a splice variant (SV1) of the human growth hormone–releasing hormone receptor (GHRHR) is capable of transducing biased signal. Differing only at the receptor N terminus, GHRHR predominantly activates Gs while SV1…
Continuous measurements of volatile gases as detection of algae crop health [Agricultural Sciences]1d
Algae cultivation in open raceway ponds is considered the most economical method for photosynthetically producing biomass for biofuels, chemical feedstocks, and other high-value products. One of the primary challenges for open ponds is diminished biomass yields due to attack by grazers, competitors, and infectious organisms. Higher-frequency observations are needed for…
Nanoconfinement of microvilli alters gene expression and boosts T cell activation [Biophysics and Computational Biology]1d
T cells sense and respond to their local environment at the nanoscale by forming small actin-rich protrusions, called microvilli, which play critical roles in signaling and antigen recognition, particularly at the interface with the antigen presenting cells. However, the mechanism by which microvilli contribute to cell signaling and activation is…
Listeriolysin S: A bacteriocin from Listeria monocytogenes that induces membrane permeabilization in a contact-dependent manner [Microbiology]1d
Listeriolysin S (LLS) is a thiazole/oxazole–modified microcin (TOMM) produced by hypervirulent clones of Listeria monocytogenes. LLS targets specific gram-positive bacteria and modulates the host intestinal microbiota composition. To characterize the mechanism of LLS transfer to target bacteria and its bactericidal function, we first investigated its subcellular distribution in LLS-producer bacter
Recurrent rewiring of the adult hippocampal mossy fiber system by a single transcriptional regulator, Id2 [Neuroscience]1d
Circuit formation in the central nervous system has been historically studied during development, after which cell-autonomous and nonautonomous wiring factors inactivate. In principle, balanced reactivation of such factors could enable further wiring in adults, but their relative contributions may be circuit dependent and are largely unknown. Here, we investigated hippocampal…
Neural mechanisms underlying the temporal control of sequential saccade planning in the frontal eye field [Neuroscience]1d
Sequences of saccadic eye movements are instrumental in navigating our visual environment. While neural activity has been shown to ramp up to a threshold before single saccades, the neural underpinnings of multiple saccades is unknown. To understand the neural control of saccade sequences, we recorded from the frontal eye field…
Direct visualization of bottlebrush polymer conformations in the solid state [Chemistry]1d
Although the behavior of single chains is integral to the foundation of polymer science, a clear and convincing image of single chains in the solid state has still not been captured. For bottlebrush polymers, understanding their conformation in bulk materials is especially important because their extended backbones may explain their…
Structural origins of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase open promoter complex stability [Biophysics and Computational Biology]1d
The first step in gene expression in all organisms requires opening the DNA duplex to expose one strand for templated RNA synthesis. In Escherichia coli, promoter DNA sequence fundamentally determines how fast the RNA polymerase (RNAP) forms "open" complexes (RPo), whether RPo persists for seconds or hours, and how quickly…
Chirality-matched catalyst-controlled macrocyclization reactions [Chemistry]1d
Macrocycles, formally defined as compounds that contain a ring with 12 or more atoms, continue to attract great interest due to their important applications in physical, pharmacological, and environmental sciences. In syntheses of macrocyclic compounds, promoting intramolecular over intermolecular reactions in the ring-closing step is often a key challenge. Furthermore,…
QnAs: Black voices in STEM [QnAs]1d
As the Black Lives Matter movement continues sweeping across the nation, it amplifies diverse voices from all corners of academia. In an effort to continue the dialogue about representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), PNAS spoke with Black scholars from a range of disciplines. Mentorship and a welcoming…
Antiviral Pill Lowers Risks of COVID-19 Hospitalization, Death•1d
Merck Covid 19 FDA
Merck reports that its antiviral molnupiravir was effective against early stages of COVID-19 in high-risk patients in a Phase 3 clinical trial.
Vaccinating Kids, Advances in Treatments, and More News1d
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
A team of Korean researchers has published a study that argues obesity obstructs memory formation, they found that obesity increases the number of certain circular RNAs in the brain which obstruct the expression of nerve growth factors1d
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A new medical device may be able to repair weakened hearts with only an injection. The device is basically a patch, small enough to pass through a needle1d
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Researchers develop a composite film that can be used in nanogenerators to generate electricity from mechanical motion1d
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Tests for a low-cost, floating, wind technology, for 10+ MW wind turbines have been successful1d
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Alibaba joins Tencent in rush to register metaverse trademarks as Big Tech embraces the virtual world1d
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Quantum Computer Startup IonQ Goes Public1d
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Merck says a trial shows it has produced the first effective antiviral pill for Covid.1d
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There's a startup based in Chile who's doing great work in the food industry. They built an algorithm and have a team of chefs and food scientists working closely with it to develop plant-based recipes for everything. I wrote a short piece about their process and tech. Let me know what you think!1d
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Iceland Has Built a Carbon Negative Power Station Using Volcanic Rock – Using resources that can be found on every continent, scientists at this terminal in Iceland have found a new carbon sink.1d
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A Biological 'Time Machine' With Human Cells Can Help Reverse Cancer – Converting cancerous cells 'back into their normal state'1d
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During the 'Great Resignation,' workers refuse to accept the unacceptable – People who are used to tolerating bad work situations are increasingly leaving their jobs and demanding better working conditions.1d
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We are living in the future: El Salvador has just started mining bitcoin using the energy from volcanoes1d
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Radiation to the heart corrects arrhythmia by reactivating younger state1d
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New record – 77.5% EV out of all cars sold last month in Norway1d
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"Land of Youth" Protein Can Reverse Aging of Skeletal Muscle1d
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Scientists 3D print living brain cells in "promising development" for bioprinting1d
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The hippocampus weaves memories into stories1d
A new brain imaging study shows that the hippocampus is the brain's storyteller, connecting separate, distant events into a single narrative. "Things that happen in real life don't always connect directly, but we can remember the details of each event better if they form a coherent narrative," says Brendan Cohn-Sheehy, an MD/PhD student at the University of California, Davis and first author of t
Intel's Loihi: Cool Even If You're Not In the C-Suite•1d
Intel Loihi Neuromorphic
Several years ago, Intel unveiled Loihi, its first public neuromorphic research processor. The term "neuromorphic" is essentially a catch-all for any type of processor that attempts to mimic the function of the brain. Because the brain is a complex organism, different chips can be neuromorphic in different ways, depending on which aspect of the brain's design they attempt to copy. Now, Intel has
Highly active engineered IgG3 antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 [Applied Biological Sciences]•1d
Sars Cov 2 Response
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that efficiently neutralize SARS-CoV-2 have been developed at an unprecedented speed. Notwithstanding, there is a vague understanding of the various Ab functions induced beyond antigen binding by the heavy-chain constant domain. To explore the diverse roles of Abs in SARS-CoV-2 immunity, we expressed a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein…
The overlap gap property: A topological barrier to optimizing over random structures [Perspectives]1d
The problem of optimizing over random structures emerges in many areas of science and engineering, ranging from statistical physics to machine learning and artificial intelligence. For many such structures, finding optimal solutions by means of fast algorithms is not known and often is believed not to be possible. At the…
Tweak amps up cancer immunotherapy by 77 fold•1d
STING Cancer Immunotherapy
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle to deliver intravenous cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy seeks to turn "cold" tumors into "hot" tumors—those that respond to immunotherapy—by awakening and enlisting the body's own immune system. Unfortunately, few people benefit from the most common form of immunotherapy, called immune checkpoint inhibitors, and scientists are actively seeki
What you need to know about urinary tract infections1d
More than half of U.S. women will experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetimes, while a quarter will have a subsequent infection. Recurrent urinary tract infections are defined as two or more infections in six months or three or more in a year.
Low-cost, portable device could diagnose heart attacks in minutes•1d
Diagnose Heart Minutes
Researchers have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes, according to a new study.
NASA won't rename James Webb telescope — and astronomers are angry1d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02678-1 The agency found no evidence that the flagship observatory's namesake was involved in anti-LGBT+ activities, but some say that Webb bears responsibility.
Can food ease symptoms for people with bipolar disorders?1d
Can specific dietary guidelines help people living with bipolar disorders better manage their health? Maybe someday, according to a new study. Clinical trial results show that a diet designed to alter levels of specific fatty acids consumed by participants may help patients have less variability in their mood. Bipolar disorders, which affect up to 2.4% of the population, are mental health conditi
California Battles Historic Drought with $5.2 Billion1d
The state is using the money to upgrade drinking and wastewater systems, improve streamflows, and relocate vulnerable fish — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Secret words exchanged between Marie Antoinette and rumored lover uncovered in redacted letters1d
A group of French researchers has uncovered censored phrases in letters exchanged by Marie Antoinette and her close friend— and rumored lover — Swedish count Axel von Fersen.
Hippocampus Is the Brain's Storyteller – "The hippocampus brings pieces of memories together over time and forms them into connective, narrative memories."1d
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Improving Therapeutic Success: Focus on Cell and Gene Therapy1d
Researchers combine immune profiling with single cell sequencing to enhance immunotherapies.
Powerful technique details brain tumors' formidable resiliency•1d
Tumor Single-Cell 1
A team led by researchers has profiled in unprecedented detail thousands of individual cells sampled from patients' brain tumors. The findings, along with the methods developed to obtain those findings, represent a significant advance in cancer research, and ultimately may lead to better ways of detecting, monitoring and treating cancers.
The $100-billion toll of a pig epidemic in China2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02642-z Researchers estimate that a 2018 outbreak of African swine fever virus led to the loss of at least 38 million more animals than officially acknowledged.
Morality demonstrated in stories can alter judgement for early adolescents2d
An important lesson in the moral education of children could be as close as the book in their hands. Stories matter. And they can play a role in shifting the importance of particular moral values in young audiences, according to the results of a new study.
Predicting trail choices based on off-highway vehicle drivers' motivations2d
It's certainly easy to do, but not very useful, to stereotype outdoorsy people based on the types of recreation they choose. What kind of person takes a side-by-side vehicle up a dusty mountain road, for instance? And why? In reality, off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation attracts a variety of people with diverse motivations for hitting the trail. And those motivations define, in part, the way they
An open-source smartphone application to monitor drying events in river networks2d
Citizens can play a major role in helping scientists to understand drying river networks, by reporting drying events in rivers and streams. To do so, DRYvER has created the DRYRivERS app, which citizens can use to map drying events. The collected data will improve scientific predictions of the future impacts of climate change in these ecosystems. Moreover, DRYRivERS will raise awareness of the imp
China's Population Projected to Fall by Half Within 30 Years2d
Half-Life 30 If a new study is to be believed, China could face a disastrous drop in its population within just 30 years. China's aging population and decreasing birth rate have had its government on high alarm lately, with new census data revealing an even more significant drop in new births than expected, the South China Morning Post reports . Based on that data and an overall reluctance to hav
Save 15% Off The Drones Of Your Dreams In This Exclusive Sale2d
Drones are driving new science , racing in new sports leagues, and generally reminding us why we love robots. And if you want in on the drone action, we've got plenty, all for 15% off with code VIP15, Micro Drone 3.0 – Combo Pack Pictured above, this tiny drone can go up to 45 mph and offers instant video with a 720p camera. Get the Micro Drone 3.0 – Combo Pack for $110.47 (reg. $215) with code V
Apple Watch Better At Finding Arrhythmias Than We Thought•2d
Apple Watch ECG Study
A new analysis of data from Apple's joint heart study with Stanford has found that the Apple Watch is capable of detecting more rhythm abnormalities than we thought it could. The Apple Heart Study was designed to test the Apple Watch's ability to detect abnormal heart rhythms. Participants whose Watches notified them of potential arrhythmias received an ECG patch that would monitor their heart rh
October 2021 Interactive Crossword2d
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
Just how important is the appliance of science to decisions on public policy? | Letters2d
Governments need to develop more citizen forums for discussing options and making choices in open dialogue with experts, writes Prof Peter Calow The answer to Philip Ball ( Should scientists run the country?, 27 September ) is that it is the process, not the people, that should run the country. Science gets things right, despite the biases of its practitioners, by requiring that it be evidence-ba
Study investigates the sources that Latina, Vietnamese women turn to for health information2d
Latina and Vietnamese women are disproportionately impacted by cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), a common but preventable viral infection of the reproductive tract. In addition to facing a greater burden of disease, Latina and Vietnamese women are also known to underutilize the HPV vaccine, which is an effective cervical cancer prevention measure.
Translucent, fingernail-sized fish is a brand new species2d
A fish that has been swimming in the tanks of neuroscientists for years has just been classified as a brand new species. Scientists identify and name new fish species around the globe practically every week. Some turn up in unlikely places, and others display unusual characteristics and behaviors. But it's rare for an unidentified and unnamed fish to have played an important role in scientific re
Regulation of prefrontal patterning and connectivity by retinoic acid2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03953-x Studies in mice, humans and macaques show that retinoic acid signalling has an important role in the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in primates and may also underlie the evolutionary diversification of the PFC.
Hominini-specific regulation of CBLN2 increases prefrontal spinogenesis2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03952-y The authors identify deletions in a retinoic acid signalling responsive genetic element that leads to disproportionate increase of dendritic spines on neurons of the human prefrontal cortex.
The genetic symphony underlying evolution of the brain's prefrontal cortex2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02460-3 The prefrontal cortex of the human brain is larger than that of other species. Comparisons of mouse, macaque and human brains uncover some of the genetic and molecular factors behind these differences.
New models may upend the origins of ocean animals2d
A study offers new context for a pivotal step in the evolution of life on Earth: the dramatic proliferation of animal life, hundreds of millions of years ago, in the ancient sea. The prevailing scientific theory has been that ancient waters were filled with nutrient-rich particulate matter, giving the oceans a soup-like consistency. In that scenario, early animal life—living on the seafloor and s
New Documents Heighten Debate Over Coronavirus Origin2d
The dispute over the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic grew more heated this week, as a pair of papers — one a scientific study that has yet to undergo peer review, the other a leaked grant proposal — fueled speculation about the origin of a coronavirus that has killed millions of people around the world.
Researchers shed new light on mechanical regulation of epithelial tissue homeostasis2d
An international team of scientists, led by Professor Ana-Sunčane Smith from the Croatian Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) and the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, provided fresh insights on the impact of mechanical properties on the organization and growth of cell tissues. These results could contribute to a better understanding of tissue regeneration as well as in di
How socioeconomic factors can influence the spread of invasive plants2d
Predicting the spread of nonnative plants that have the potential to become invasive may seem like an unachievable goal. But research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows important, predictive clues can be found in how we live and work.
New UN tool maps floods since 1985 to street level, will aid disaster planning, especially in Global South2d
UN University-led experts have debuted a new tool that generates instant, accurate street-level resolution maps of floods worldwide since 1985. The free online World Flood Mapping Tool will help all countries but especially those in the Global South, where flood risk maps are rare and often badly out of date.
Erupting Spanish island volcano blows open new fissure2d
An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa blew open another fissure on its hillside Friday as authorities recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5.
Night Flights Are No Sweat for Tropical Bees2d
New research uses night vision to see how nocturnal bees navigate the dark.
What our wandering thoughts can teach us about mental health2d
Researchers analyzed idle thoughts for 10 minutes. What they learned may be useful in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues such as depression.
Blood marker could help ID those at risk of debilitating peripheral artery disease2d
Researchers have shown that high levels of a specific protein circulating in the blood accurately detect a severe type of peripheral artery disease that narrows the arteries in the legs and can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Computational protein design utilizes unnatural amino acids2d
Proteins are the molecular machines that make all living things hum. They stop deadly infections, heal cells, capture energy from the sun and so much more.
Bacterial Symbionts Tell Ticks When to Eat2d
The endosymbiont Coxiella affects tick serotonin production and subsequent blood-feeding behavior, a study finds.
3 ways community creates a healthy life | Olivia Affuso2d
Maintaining a healthy weight takes more than diet and exercise, says physical activity epidemiologist Olivia Affuso. In this actionable talk, she shows how you can kickstart a healthy life by tapping into the collective power of a community that supports and motivates your health goals.
Naturbeskyttelse eller grøn omstilling: Klimaet overhaler Aukens miljøarv2d
PLUS. Da Danmark pressede på for skrappe EU-naturregler i 1990'erne, havde ingen tænkt på, at det ville ramme mulighederne for at sikre borgerne mod konsekvenserne af klimaforandringer.
Scientists Testify in Holmes Trial: Theranos Tech Was Downright Bad2d
Just a few short years ago, biomed startup Theranos was a media darling, and founder Elizabeth Holmes was being lauded as a self-made billionaire. All it took to topple Theranos was an article from John Carreyrou asking some tough questions about the company's Edison blood testing machine. With the company now shuttered, former CEO Holmes is facing charges for defrauding investors. According to l
Pregnant and Unvaccinated: Delta's Deadly Toll2d
The number of pregnant people suffering from severe COVID is preventable tragedy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Republican-led states lifted pandemic restrictions earlier, study finds2d
In the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all 50 states announced restrictions on gatherings and businesses, and most issued stay-at-home orders, aiming to curb disease transmission and avoid overburdening health systems.
Does bike riding build your glutes?2d
What are your glutes, what do they do, and does bike riding build your glutes?
AI kan bedöma risk för återfall i bröstcancer2d
Med hjälp av artificiell intelligens kan cancertumörer graderas utifrån låg eller hög risk för återfall. Det gör det lättare att anpassa behandlingen till patienten. I Sverige drabbas ungefär 9 000 kvinnor varje år av bröstcancer och globalt handlar det om cirka två miljoner kvinnor. När diagnosen ställs tas vävnadsprover av tumören, som graderas av en patolog och delas in i lågrisktumör (grad 1)
Pruning the dendritic tree2d
Researchers have shed light on the function of the enzyme SLK for the development of nerve cells in the brain. If it is missing, the neurons' branches are less abundant. In addition, it is then more difficult to inhibit the activity of the cells. This is consistent with the fact that there is less SLK in diseased brain tissue from epilepsy patients. Epileptic seizures are characterized by overexci
Do you really need more petrol, or toilet paper? There are better ways to take control in a crisis2d
The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic saw consumers flocking to the shops to urgently stock up on items such as toilet paper and pasta.
CGI influencers: When the 'people' we follow on social media aren't human2d
Social media influencers—people famous primarily for posting content online—are often accused of presenting artificial versions of their lives. But one group in particular is blurring the line between real and fake.
Using dunes to interpret wind on Mars2d
Dunes develop when wind-blown sand organizes into patterns, most often in deserts and arid or semi-arid parts of the world. Every continent on Earth has dune fields, but dunes and dune-like sand patterns are also found across the solar system: on Mars, Venus, Titan, Comet 67P, and Pluto. On Earth, weather stations measure the wind speed and direction, allowing us to predict and understand airflow
'Fight or flight' – unless internal clocks are disrupted, study in mice shows2d
Daily release of hormones depends on the coordinated activity of clocks in two parts of the brain, a finding that could have implications for human diseases.
Fans Get Naked in the Arizona Wilderness | Naked and Afraid2d
Stream Naked and Afraid on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/naked-and-afraid About Naked and Afraid: What happens when you put two complete strangers – sans clothes – in some of the most extreme environments on Earth? Each male-female duo is left with no food, no water, no clothes, and only one survival item. #NakedAndAfraid #Discovery #NakedAndAfraidFanEdition Subscribe to Discove
Sandeep Jauhar: How do emotions affect the heart?2d
Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar explains a case where deep grief caused takotsubo cardiomyopathy—also called "broken heart syndrome." He examines the connection emotions have with our most vital organ. (Image credit: Bret Hartman/Courtesy of TED)
Marine heatwaves during winter could have dire impacts on New Zealand fisheries and herald more summer storms2d
The ocean around New Zealand is getting warmer, and extreme warming events have become more frequent over the past years.
Scientists Created Holograms You Can Touch—You Could Soon Shake a Virtual Colleague's Hand2d
The TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced millions of people to the idea of a holodeck: an immersive, realistic 3D holographic projection of a complete environment that you could interact with and even touch. In the 21st century, holograms are already being used in a variety of ways, such as medical systems, education, art, security and defense. Scientists are still developing ways to
Speak more Spanish in public, urge scholars, to combat stigma in US2d
In 2018, a Montana border patrol agent asked two U.S. citizens in a grocery store parking lot for their government IDs. "I saw that you guys were speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here," he reportedly told them. A week later in New York, a white lawyer threatened to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on restaurant staff who were speaking Spanish with one another.
Thermal storage for energy transition2d
In Germany, 55 percent of final energy consumption goes towards heating and cooling. However, a lot of heat dissipates unused because it is not generated as and when required. Thermal storage using zeolite material allows heat to be stored for long periods of time without losing any. Fraunhofer researchers are now working on significantly improving the thermal conductivity of zeolites.
Making companies crisis-proof2d
Companies today face a variety of increasingly complex risks. Not least the pandemic has shown how crises can pose an existential threat to companies. The FReE tool of the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, allows companies to measure their resilience and subsequently be prepared for upcoming crisis scenarios.
Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore2d
Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods.
Decadal climate variability in the tropical Pacific2d
From devastating floods to raging wildfires, climate variability on a global scale is apparent. These extreme weather events, and the world's climate system as a whole, are heavily influenced by the Tropical Pacific, an expanse that stretches from Australia to the Americas.
The Atlantic Daily: Start Planning Your Holidays Now2d
In 2020, the fall and winter holidays fell amid a prolonged and terrifying surge in coronavirus cases. Americans were instructed to stay home and hope for a better outlook next year. This year could indeed be brighter, at least for those who got inoculated. Vaccines offer Americans more options for celebrating, two public-health experts told me. But both cautioned that the picture will somewhat d
Internet and Blockchain will take power and money away from nation-states just as they have a cost explosion, which will lead to nation-states disappearing2d
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A Future Without Money?2d
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El Salvador President: Volcano-Powered Bitcoin Mining Has Begun2d
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5 Midwestern governors – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin – agree to create a network to charge electric vehicles2d
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China's population could halve within 45 years, new study warns2d
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World's Fastest EV Charger Is in the Works: A Full Battery in Less Than 15 Mins2d
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'It's like a war': Greece battles increase in summer wildfires2d
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Could Solar Power The Next Industrial Revolution?2d
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Merck to seek emergency authorization for pill it says cuts COVID-19 effects2d
The pharmaceutical company announced that its experimental pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people infected with the coronavirus. The findings are not peer reviewed.
Method by which cells exchange vesicles to synchronize their activities.2d
Much like an ant colony or even people in an office, cells in the body must work together to accomplish their tasks. In all cases, this cooperation depends on communication. Ants do it by smell, people by sound, and, as shown in a new study by CiRA researchers, cells do it by passing vesicles through a system called phenotypic synchrony of cells, or PSyC.
Novel fluorescence imaging assay gives new insight to develop biomimetic nanoparticles for targeted cancer therapy2d
Researchers developed a fluorescence quenching assay to probe the integrity of the cell membrane coating of biomimetic nanoparticles (NPs) , discovering that the great majority of the cell membrane coated NPs were only partially coated when the traditional coating techniques were applied.
What It Takes To Get a Vaccine FDA Approved2d
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the agency's fastest approval ever — here's how it was accomplished without shortchanging safety standards.
Amazon's Astro Is a Dog That Will Have Its Day2d
Plus: The original idea for Roomba, when startups grow up, and a mosquito invasion.
Early accumulation of tau in the brain predicts memory decline in Alzheimer's disease•2d
Alzheimer's Early Brain
Researchers have compared how well different Alzheimer's biomarkers predict the progression of the disease and its effect on the memory. They found that early accumulation of tau proteins in the brain as measured by PET scanner was more effective at predicting memory impairment than biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid or amyloid plaque in the brain.
Toothy grins from the past: Ancient birds replaced their teeth like living crocodilians2d
The first 3D reconstructions of extinct Cretaceous birds reveal a reptilian tooth replacement pattern.
Virtual care with remote monitoring catches drug errors and reduces patient pain•2d
RAM Virtual Care Remote
The study looked at patient outcomes from virtual care and remote automated monitoring (RAM) — video calls with nurses and doctors, and self-monitoring of vital signs using wearable devices. Half of 905 post-surgery patients at nine sites in Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa and Edmonton in Canada were randomized to use technology at home — a cellular tablet and RAM equipment to measure their h
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: October 20212d
Jupiter Pioneers get ready; wireless moths — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The government needs to get a grip on gene editing before the UK loses out2d
Other countries may reap the benefits, jobs and profits of pioneering techniques from British scientists
9 danske højdepunkter fra EASD: Danmark dominerede2d
Danske forskere stod bag mange interessante forskningsbidrag på den netop overståede kongres for European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Sleeping flies and climate anxiety — the week in infographics2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02675-4 Nature highlights three key infographics from the week in science and research.
Without a password2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02687-0 Making connections.
App to link trans patients with safe healthcare providers2d
A new app called TranZap aims to connect trans people with gender-affirming healthcare providers. The TranZap, the first of its kind in the area of healthcare technology, will collate shared experiences, either good or bad, of healthcare providers that trans people have visited. Other trans patients will rate and review these experiences, building a platform to provide the necessary information t
Can radicalization be defeated? Yes, if we understand that it happens when people's bonds are broken2d
Radical extremism has increased by 320% in the last five years and cost the world an estimated US$14.1 trillion as of 2018. It's a worldwide problem. From the agitations of separatist movements and Boko Haram militia in Africa to an apocalypse of neo-Nazi and far-right groups in America, Europe, and Australia, the surge is harming societies in unprecedented ways.
Seks erfaringer fra internationale studier på årets EASD2d
Den store årlige kongres for European Association for the Study of Diabetes er slut. Vi gør status med seks internationale højdepunkter.
On birds—feathered messengers from deep time2d
When I experienced a great loss in in my early forties—almost a year to the day after another—I went to see my mother in the family home. She wasn't a hugger or giver of advice, so instead we fed the birds. As she had when I was a child, she stood behind me in the kitchen with her shoulder propped against the back door, passing slices of apple and small balls of minced meat into my hand.
Advarselslamper blinkede før og under Bransons rumtur2d
PLUS. Myndighederne har nu givet grønt lys til, at Virgins rumfly kan lette igen. Men sagen afslører en række bekymrende hændelser på Jorden og i luften.
Floating sensors predict plastic on Galapagos beaches2d
As part of their Galapagos Plastic Free project, physicists Stefanie Ypma and Erik van Sebille are developing an app that tells park rangers on the Galapagos Islands where they can clean up plastic every day. The researchers use drifters, or "floating sensors," to create a model of the complicated ocean currents in and around the archipelago. The first batch of drifters was put to sea from a boat
The pandemic is a golden opportunity for Papua to step up its game in education technology2d
Papua, Indonesia's easternmost island and one of its most rural provinces, is significantly behind in education—both in terms of students' learning achievements and digital infrastructure.
Responsible investment is not enough to combat climate change2d
In their new book on responsible investment, Professor Vesa Puttonen and Bachelor of Science Tatu Puttonen state that politicians cannot outsource their responsibility for combating climate change to asset managers and investors. The book has been published as part of the Aalto University publication series.
The principle of aquaponics clearly defined2d
It is one of the big topics in sustainable food production: aquaponics—the combination of fish farming in aquaculture and plant cultivation in hydroponics. That is the short definition. What convinces consumers is the resource-saving approach that saves water, energy and artificial fertilizer. That is the theory. Missing or vague definitions and standards make it difficult to plan and evaluate pla
COVID-19 disruptions hurt schoolkids the most2d
This month the few remaining countries in East Asia and the Pacific that had kept schools shuttered since the COVID-19 outbreak are reopening, some on a limited scale.
Three reasons people with power are more likely to make bad decisions2d
The AFR Magazine's annual power issue, ranking Australia's most powerful people in politics, business and professions, always makes for some interesting discussions.
Old, goopy museum specimens can tell fascinating stories of wildlife history2d
As the climate crisis threatens millions of species worldwide, biodiversity conservation is now an all-hands-on-deck operation. Natural history collections play a critical role in this effort as repositories holding records of historical biodiversity shifts, like libraries made of biological specimens.
Indigenous knowledge and the persistence of the 'wilderness' myth2d
Aboriginal people in Australia view wilderness, or what is called "wild country," as sick land that's been neglected and not cared for. This is the opposite of the romantic understanding of wilderness as pristine and healthy—a view which underpins much non-Indigenous conservation effort.
Finerenone imponerer ved EASD2d
Finerenone kan være på vej til at blive godkendt i blandt andet Danmark inden for kort tid. Nye resultater fra forsøg med lægemidlet indikerer, at det er både hjerte- og nyrebeskyttende.
Første internationale guidelines vedrørende type 1-diabetes2d
Dansk forsker har været med til at skrive de første internationale guidelines vedrørende behandling af type 1-diabetes. Guidelines er præsenteret på den årlige kongres for EASD.
Debat: Skal vi have atomkraft i Danmark?2d
PLUS. Er atomkraft bedre til at afværge klimakrisen end vind, sol, biomasse og andre VE-teknologier? En ny forening anbefaler, at vi dropper alle planer og i stedet bygger 12 atomkraftværker – IDA mener i sit Klimasvar 2045, at en udbygning med VE kan nå klimaneutralitet i 2045. Vi bedt parterne om e…
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Build a smaller house with no basement2d
A team of researchers in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has some practical advice for developers, homeowners and urban planners who want to reduce their environmental impact.
What is arachnophobia?2d
Arachnophobia is a fear of arachnids, a group of arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites.
Melatonin kan forstyrre kroppens sukkeromsætning2d
Sovemedicin i form af melatonin reducerer produktionen af essentielt tarmhormon som er med til at regulere sukkeromsætning, viser dansk forskning præsenteret på EASD.
T-cellstest osäkra indikatorer på tidigare covid-192d
Det finns risk för falskt positivt svar vid T-cellstester som ska visa tidigare infektion i covid-19. T-cellerna kan i vissa fall ha aktiverats av vanligt förkylningsvirus. Det är svårt att få testerna tillräcklig specifika och känsliga. – Även om ett T-cellsvar normalt utvecklas även vid en mild infektion så kunde vi se att de med mild initial sjukdom inte alltid hade ett mätbart SARS-CoV-2-spec
SGLT2-hæmmere sænker fedtvævets kapacitet til at optage sukker2d
Nyt forskningsresultatet kommer med en mekanistisk forståelse af sammenhængen mellem brug af SGLT2-hæmmere til behandling af type 2-diabetes og vægttab.
Long-term sea-level rise requires a worldwide commitment to adaptation2d
Without adaptation, sea-level rise will put millions more people at risk of flooding, scientists have warned. This requires a timely and adequate commitment to adaptation. Using a novel "scenario-neutral" approach researchers from Deltares, together with Utrecht University, IVM, Newcastle University, Tyndall Centre and Bournemouth University, assess when, where, and how fast coastal areas need to
Unforced Variations: Oct 20212d
Fall is here (in the northern hemisphere at least), along with articles about the impact of climate change on autumnal colors. LandSat9 successfully launched to continue an almost 50 year long series of remote sensing (since 1972!), and the World Economic Forum has proposed and Earth Operations Center to monitor greenhouse gases and climate change. Please stick to climate science topics, and reme
How to power electronics using mechanical motion2d
The push toward low powered, energy-saving devices has been a direction the electronics industry has always pursued. The switch to low powered LED lighting is a good example of this trend. Another avenue is the development of energy harvesting, self-sufficient devices. The idea here is to use materials that display piezoelectric and triboelectric effects to convert mechanical energy into electrica
Active Learning Is Best2d
There is pretty broad agreement that the pandemic was a net negative for learning among children. Schools are an obvious breeding ground for viruses, with hundreds or thousands of students crammed into the same building, moving to different groups in different classes, and with teachers being systematically exposed to many different students while they spray them with their possibly virus-laden d
Genomics reveals a simple cause for newborns' complex illness2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02641-0 A constellation of congenital disabilities is traced to a single gene that affects tissue development.
How local communities helped polar scientists during the pandemic2d
Nature, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02686-1 Erica Gillis describes the strong connections with residents that helped her colleagues keep working when they couldn't travel.
Daily briefing: Jupiter's Great Red Spot is swirling faster2d
Nature, Published online: 30 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02683-4 The Great Red Spot storm on Jupiter is mysteriously rotating faster and shrinking. Plus, see the first images of a solid made of electrons and learn how Microsoft plans to offset all the carbon it ever emitted.
Author Correction: Dispersion as a waste-clearance mechanism in flow through penetrating perivascular spaces in the brain2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99517-0
Danmarks Motionsuge: DR inviterer hele Danmark til masser af bevægelse i uge 412d
Du får mulighed for at prøve nye sportsgrene af med over 2.000 gratis idrætstilbud.
Cases of Newborn Syphilis are Increasing at an Alarming Rate2d
Cases of syphilis are being diagnosed in infants in record numbers in the United States. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
Den danske spilbranche er et guldæg uden rede2d
Gennem de seneste år har det globale spilmarked distanceret de fleste andre underholdningsindustrier.
Chipkrise buldrer derudaf: Fupmagere tilbyder falske mikrochips2d
Komponentkrisen fortsætter langt ind i 2022. Nu med falske mikrochips op, som enten er genbrugte eller slet ikke fungerer.
'Urørlig natur' er en illusion: Erosion og oversvømmelser kender ikke til naturbeskyttelse2d
PLUS. Dogmet om den urørlige natur holder ikke, for højere vandstand og andre følger af klimaforandringer ændrer også naturen. Derfor må Danmarks og EU's naturregler inddrage et mere fleksibelt og langsigtet natursyn, påpeger fagfolk.
Author Correction: The lengths of trachea and main bronchus in Chinese Shanghai population2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-98467-x Author Correction: The lengths of trachea and main bronchus in Chinese Shanghai population
Author Correction: MDM4 inhibition: a novel therapeutic strategy to reactivate p53 in hepatoblastoma2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-98174-7
Exome-wide association study of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99393-8
The congenital popliteal vasculature patterns in fibular free flap reconstruction by means of surgical anatomy in cadavers2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99203-1
Understanding the role of potential pathways and its components including hypoxia and immune system in case of oral cancer2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-98031-7
CHLD score, a new score based on traditional risk factor evaluation and long-term cardiovascular outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99215-x
Radiologists can visually predict mortality risk based on the gestalt of chest radiographs comparable to a deep learning network2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99107-0
Vitamin D in pediatric patients with obesity and arterial hypertension2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-98993-8
Publisher Correction: Learning interpretable cellular and gene signature embeddings from single-cell transcriptomic data2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26140-y
A primer for academic entrepreneurs on academic-industrial partnerships2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26103-3 Partnerships between academic investigators and industry can accelerate the translation of research findings into life-saving products. The healthcare industry has witnessed heightened interest from universities in capitalizing on the discoveries made by faculty to create intellectual property, form new compa
In-situ anodic precipitation process for highly efficient separation of aluminum alloys2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26119-9 Traditional electrorefining process is limited by deposition potential of the metal itself. Here, the authors explore an in-situ anodic precipitation process based on different solubility of target metal chlorides that can efficiently separate components of aluminum alloys.
The growing need for controlled data access models in clinical proteomics and metabolomics2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26110-4 More and more clinical studies include potentially sensitive human proteomics or metabolomics datasets, but bioinformatics resources for managing the access to these data are not yet available. This commentary discusses current best practices and future perspectives for the responsible handling of clinical pr
Efficient propyne/propadiene separation by microporous crystalline physiadsorbents2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-25980-y The separation of propadiene from propyne/propadiene mixtures remains challenging. Here, the authors report a sorbent screening protocol and show that metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with open metal sites and cage-based molecule traps exhibit high performance for propyne/propadiene separation.
Boson-peak-like anomaly caused by transverse phonon softening in strain glass2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26029-w Strain glass is a new glassy state characterized by frozen ferroelastic nanodomains. Here, the authors discover a low-temperature feature in the specific heat of a strain glass, which is similar to the well-known boson peak anomaly of structural glasses, but cannot be explained by existing mechanisms.
Neurofibromin 1 in mushroom body neurons mediates circadian wake drive through activating cAMP–PKA signaling2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26031-2 The molecular mechanism by which clock neurons transmit timing information to non-clock neurons is poorly understood. Here, the authors show that circadian clocks drive rhythmic expression of hundreds of genes in mushroom body neurons and drive calcium rhythms via NF1-cAMP/PKAC1 signalling in Drosophila.
Complex small-world regulatory networks emerge from the 3D organisation of the human genome2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 01 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-25875-y Gene-regulatory networks are thought to be complex, and yet perturbation of just a few transcription factors (TFs) can have major consequences. Here the authors apply DNA polymer modelling and simulations to predict how 3D genome structure and TF-DNA interactions can give rise to transcriptional regulation op