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[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610268/crypto-is-decentralizing-ai-is-centralizing-or-if-you-want-to-frame-it-more/|"Crypto is decentralizing, AI is centralizing. Or, if you want to frame it more ideologically, crypto is libertarian and AI is communist." ::
[[@https://www.ted.com/talks/tito_deler_my_fine_reward?rss|"My Fine Reward" |Tito Deler :: Blues musician Tito Deler combines the sounds of his New York upbringing with the style of pre-war Mississippi Delta blues. He takes the stage, singing and strumming a stirring rendition of his song, "My Fine Reward."
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/nysgerrig/maend-var-saa-naerige-og-fedtede-de-genbrugte-gummiet-flere-gange|"Mænd var så nærige og fedtede, at de genbrugte gummiet flere gange" :: Fra sjælden kvindeonani til toiletsex. Sådan har vi talt om sex – og er blevet syge af det – siden 1960'erne.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/detkuhavaeretmig-laeger-kritiserer-sundhedsministerens-initiativer-tillidsopbygning/|#detkuhaværetmig-læger kritiserer sundhedsministerens initiativer om tillidsopbygning :: Sundhedsministeren har forsøgt at genoprette lægers tillid til Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed gennem otte initiativer. Initiativer møder i et brev til ministeren kritik fra #detkuhaværetmig-læger.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/15/585500501/-40-million-later-a-pioneering-plan-to-boost-wild-fish-stocks-shows-little-succe|$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success :: A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate. (Image credit: Mike Shane/Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute )
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/15/585500501/-40-million-later-a-pioneering-plan-to-boost-wild-fish-stocks-shows-little-succe|$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success :: A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate. (Image credit: Mike Shane/Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute )
[[@http://www.futurity.org/agroforestry-climate-change-1675682/|'Agroforestry' may be new weapon in climate change fight :: Agroforestry could play an important role in mitigating climate change because it sequesters more atmospheric carbon in plant parts and soil than conventional farming, report researchers. An agricultural system that combines trees with crops and livestock on the same plot of land, agroforestry is especially popular in developing countries because it allows small shareholder farmers—who have littl
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/feb/09/i-could-hear-things-and-i-could-feel-terrible-pain-when-anaesthesia-fails|'I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain': when anaesthesia fails :: Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pres
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/11/reason-is-non-negotioable-steven-pinker-enlightenment-now-extract|'Reason is non-negotiable': Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment :: In an extract from his new book Enlightenment Now, the Harvard psychologist extols the relevance of 18th-century thinking • Read an interview with Steven Pinker on Enlightenment Now here What is enlightenment? In a 1784 essay with that question as its title, Immanuel Kant answered that it consists of "humankind's emergence from its self-incurred immaturity", its "lazy and cowardly" submission to t
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/10/my-world-would-flip-lost-sharon-wonder-woman|'Suddenly my world would flip': the woman who is permanently lost :: Sharon's world is regularly reversed by a rare brain malfunction. Now neurologists, and Wonder Woman, have come to the rescue In 1952, when she was a child, Sharon was playing in the front garden. She was blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of blind man's buff. Sharon grabbed hold of someone's sleeve and whipped off the scarf that covered her
[[@http://www.futurity.org/turbulent-dynamo-1677482/|'Turbulent dynamo' may clarify universe's magnetic mystery :: Scientists have demonstrated the existence of an elusive phenomenon called "turbulent dynamo," which had previously never before been measured or observed directly. The universe is filled with magnetic fields, but how it got that way has long been a mystery. To explain the magnetization of the universe—or, rather, how tiny, primordial "seed" magnetic fields grew to astronomical proportions—scient
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/regionale/midtvest/100-nye-kaempemoeller-skudt-op-paa-landjorden-skal-goere-landskabet|100 nye kæmpemøller skudt op på landjorden: Skal gøre landskabet skønnere :: Vindmøller bør stå ude på havet, mener mange. Men ifølge danske energiselskaber er der gode argumenter for vindmøller på land.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42994630|'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years :: Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/14-cattle-eyeworms-removed-oregon-woman-eye|14 cattle eyeworms removed from Oregon woman's eye :: Oregon woman has the first ever eye infection with the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/160-meter-beton-prop-tyskere-stoebte-tunnelboremaskine-fast-at-redde-tunnel-210508|160 meter beton-prop: Tyskere støbte tunnelboremaskine fast for at redde tunnel :: I næsten et halvt år har en tysk tunnelboremaskine stået faststøbt i en jernbanetunnel. Nu fjernes betonen, så man kan finde ud af hvor skadet maskinen er og genoptage tunnelbyggeriet.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/160-meter-beton-prop-tyskere-stoebte-tunnelboremaskine-fast-at-redde-tunnel-210508|160 meter beton-prop: Tyskere støbte tunnelboremaskine fast for at redde tunnel :: I næsten et halvt år har en tysk tunnelboremaskine stået faststøbt i en jernbanetunnel. Nu fjernes betonen, så man kan finde ud af hvor skadet maskinen er og genoptage tunnelbyggeriet.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/paleontology-big-data/553208/?utm_source=feed|19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data :: In 1981, when I was 9 years old, my father took me to see Raiders of the Lost Ark . Although I had to squint my eyes during some of the scary scenes, I loved it in particular because I was fairly sure that Harrison Ford's character was based on my dad. My father was a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, and I'd gone on several field trips with him to the Rocky Mountains, where he seemed
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/paleontology-big-data/553208/?utm_source=feed|19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data :: In 1981, when I was 9 years old, my father took me to see Raiders of the Lost Ark . Although I had to squint my eyes during some of the scary scenes, I loved it in particular because I was fairly sure that Harrison Ford's character was based on my dad. My father was a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, and I'd gone on several field trips with him to the Rocky Mountains, where he seemed
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610233/2017-was-the-year-consumer-dna-testing-blew-up/|2017 was the year consumer DNA testing blew up :: More people took genetic ancestry tests last year than in all previous years, combined.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dolphins-die-mexico-beach.html|21 dolphins die after washing up on Mexico beach :: Twenty-one dolphins that were apparently attacked by another species of dolphin have died after washing up on a beach in northern Mexico, authorities said.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dolphins-die-mexico-beach.html|21 dolphins die after washing up on Mexico beach :: Twenty-one dolphins that were apparently attacked by another species of dolphin have died after washing up on a beach in northern Mexico, authorities said.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/hidden-macos-settings|24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac :: DIY We mean Mac-simize. This collection of lesser-known macOS settings will let you customize and enhance your computing experience on any Mac desktop or laptop.
[[@https://www.ted.com/talks/amit_kalra_3_creative_ways_to_fix_fashion_s_waste_problem?rss|3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem |Amit Kalra :: What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit Kalra wants to fix it. He shares some creative ways the industry can evolve to be more conscientious about the environment — and
[[@https://www.ted.com/talks/valarie_kaur_3_lessons_of_revolutionary_love_in_a_time_of_rage?rss|3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage |Valarie Kaur :: What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/renewable-energy-plans-1676972/|3 plans to avoid blackouts using 100% renewable energy :: Researchers have proposed three different methods for providing consistent power in 139 countries using 100 percent renewable energy. The inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water, and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy often hinder renewable energy solutions. In a new paper, which appears in Renewable Energy , the researchers outline several solutions to making cl
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61708-ways-to-prepare-for-next-flu-pandemic.html|3 Ways the US Should Prepare for the Next Flu Pandemic :: The flu is wreaking havoc globally this year. While the U.S. has made huge strides in preparing for and treating the flu, we have a long way to go as we prepare for the next pandemic.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-d-nasa-animation-surface-pit.html|3-D NASA animation displays a surface pit eroded by stars in the Orion nebula :: When professor Frank Israel graduated at Leiden Observatory some forty years ago, little did he know that one of his theories would be making headlines in 2018—in the form of a 3-D animation on the Internet, no less.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-d-nasa-animation-surface-pit.html|3-D NASA animation displays a surface pit eroded by stars in the Orion nebula :: When professor Frank Israel graduated at Leiden Observatory some forty years ago, little did he know that one of his theories would be making headlines in 2018—in the form of a 3-D animation on the Internet, no less.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-d-printable-tools-astronaut-health.html|3-D printable tools to study astronaut health :: If humans are destined for deep space, they need to understand the space environment changes health, including aging and antibiotic resistance.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/4-questions-about-new-us-budget-deal-and-science|4 questions about the new U.S. budget deal and science :: A new spending package could lead to U.S. science agencies getting a bump in funding.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/long-term-love-advice-1679612-2/|5 science-based tips for happy long-term love :: The authors of a new book on long-term relationships have some science-based advice for maintaining a solid partnership. Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts (Tarcher Books, 2018), from husband-and-wife team James Pawelski, a philosopher and professor of practice in the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center, and science writer Suzann
[[@http://www.futurity.org/long-term-love-advice-1679612-2/|5 science-based tips for happy long-term love :: The authors of a new book on long-term relationships have some science-based advice for maintaining a solid partnership. Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts (Tarcher Books, 2018), from husband-and-wife team James Pawelski, a philosopher and professor of practice in the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center, and science writer Suzann
[[@http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/5-steps-for-embracing-creativity-even-when-you-fear-it|5 steps to disrupting your comfort zone and embracing creativity :: In her new book, Creative Change , social psychologist Jennifer Mueller says everyone loves the idea of creativity even while we prefer the status quo. Read More
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/5-ways-heaviest-element-periodic-table-really-bizarre|5 ways the heaviest element on the periodic table is really bizarre :: Called oganesson, element 118 has some very strange properties, according to theoretical calculations by physicists.
[[@http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/5g-debuts-at-the-2018-winter-olympics-and-its-changing-how-we-experience-the-games|5G debuts at the Winter Olympics and it's changing how we experience The Games :: Events, entertainment, and transportation are literally being transformed during this year's Olympics. Read More
[[@http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/5g-debuts-at-the-2018-winter-olympics-and-its-changing-how-we-experience-the-games|5G debuts at the Winter Olympics and it's changing how we experience The Games :: Events, entertainment, and transportation are literally being transformed during this year's Olympics. Read More
[[@http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/six-famous-writers-who-never-made-a-dime-writing|6 famous writers who never made a dime :: We all love the art, but we often forget the difficulty of being an artist. Here are some of the most famous, greatest writers of all time who never could quite make a living doing it. Read More
[[@http://www.futurity.org/police-killings-unarmed-black-women-1675912-2/|60% of black women killed by police were unarmed :: Black people, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks, according to a new study of nationwide data. This risk also appears to increase in police departments with a greater presence of non-white officers, report the researchers. "…the 'hands up, don't shoot' slogan of the post-Ferguson movement becomes most relevant when you also 'say her name.'
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61720-giant-lava-dome-undersea-volcano.html|8 Trillion 'Gallons'! Huge Blob of Magma Found Atop Undersea Volcano :: The Kikai caldera near Japan has been busy.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-high-mercury-pollution-arctic-tundra.html|A better understanding of the high levels of mercury pollution in the Arctic tundra :: Scientists have been searching for over two decades to explain how the Arctic is contaminated with toxic mercury pollution. A new study sheds light on the likely process, while warning of its hazards to humans and the environment.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/a-better-way-to-look-at-most-every-political-issue/552752/?utm_source=feed|A Better Way to Look at Most Every Political Issue :: We sometimes think of political issues in binary terms. Is someone pro-life or pro-choice? But most individuals hold views that are more complicated than a binary can capture. An alternative is to describe a given position on a spectrum. On abortion, an outright ban sits at one extreme; at the other is the elimination of all restrictions on the procedure. In between are a staggering array of cohe
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61722-sea-snail-in-boys-scraped-elbow.html|A Boy Scrapes His Elbow. One Week Later, Docs Find a Sea Snail in the Wound. :: A scraped elbow may not seem like an unusual injury, but for one 11-year-old boy in California, his health took an odd turn after he fell and hurt his left elbow while exploring a tide pool.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.18|A brain rhythm for speech integration ::
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-compendium-of-ai-composed-pop-songs/|A Compendium of AI-Composed Pop Songs :: — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-compendium-of-ai-composed-pop-songs/|A Compendium of AI-Composed Pop Songs :: — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610243/a-cryptojacking-attack-hit-thousands-of-websites-including-government-ones/|A cryptojacking attack hit thousands of websites, including government ones :: Uber Drivers Driving
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/niger-europe-migrants-jihad-africa/553019/?utm_source=feed|A Dangerous Immigration Crackdown in West Africa :: AGADEZ, Niger—For centuries, the city of Agadez served as a gateway between sub-Saharan and North Africa. While the camel caravans have been replaced by trucks and Toyota 4x4s, the city's local communities still rely on the transport of merchandise and contraband to get by. Agadez is also the largest city in Niger's restive north, the birthplace of ethnic-Tuareg rebellions against the Nigerien st
[[@https://www.popsci.com/fish-sleep-disorders-neuroscience|A fish that barely sleeps could help turn humans into all-night party animals :: Animals The Mexican cavefish have no eyes, little pigment, and require about two hours of sleep per night to survive. The blind Mexican cavefish only needs two hours of sleep a night to survive and thrive—researchers are trying to understand how and why.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cndi-agt021318.php|A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer controls inflammation in normal tissue :: A group of researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has now discovered an unexpected link between the two processes: in the pancreas, one of the genes that increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer also controls inflammation. This finding offers 'a major conceptual change,' explains Paco Real, from the CNIO, which, as well as helping to understand the origin of tumors, s
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cndi-agt021318.php|A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer controls inflammation in normal tissue :: A group of researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has now discovered an unexpected link between the two processes: in the pancreas, one of the genes that increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer also controls inflammation. This finding offers 'a major conceptual change,' explains Paco Real, from the CNIO, which, as well as helping to understand the origin of tumors, s
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/553364/beatrice-vio-fencing/?utm_source=feed|A Gold Medalist With No Arms :: Beatrice Vio cultivated a passion for fencing when she was five years old. At 11, she contracted severe meningitis. In the hospital, the doctors gave her an unimaginable choice: Keep her limbs and risk death, or amputate all four to ensure survival. She chose life. Now, Vio is a Paralympic champion and the only fencer in the world who competes without arms or legs. "My strength lies in not thinki
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wifb-agr021418.php|A gut reaction…on a chip :: researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Portugal), Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have published a study using an organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) model of the human gut that reveals the intestinal blood vessel cells may play an important part in radiation-induced intestinal injury,
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wifb-agr021418.php|A gut reaction…on a chip :: researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Portugal), Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have published a study using an organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) model of the human gut that reveals the intestinal blood vessel cells may play an important part in radiation-induced intestinal injury,
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-lightning-based-nowcast-warning-approach-short-duration-rainfall.html|A lightning-based nowcast-warning approach to predict short-duration rainfall :: Previous studies have indicated a worldwide increasing trend of intense precipitation events under the influence of global warming. Heavy precipitation events increase the risk of flooding, exerting devastating effects on human society and the environment, especially for metropolises with dense populations. As one of the largest cities in the world, Beijing is highly vulnerable to increasingly fre
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/eic-alb021418.php|A lonely beauty :: Beauty, grace, mystery — this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 3344 presents itself face-on, allowing astronomers a detailed look at its intricate and elegant structure. And Hubble's ability to observe objects over a wide range of different wavelengths reveals features that would otherw
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/eic-alb021418.php|A lonely beauty :: Beauty, grace, mystery — this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 3344 presents itself face-on, allowing astronomers a detailed look at its intricate and elegant structure. And Hubble's ability to observe objects over a wide range of different wavelengths reveals features that would otherw
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-magnetic-method-metals-enables-mold.html|A magnetic method for polishing metals enables mold templates with microscale features :: Injection molding enables large-scale production of polymer and plastic materials with micrometer-sized features. Now, A*STAR scientists have developed a method for creating mold templates with high precision and few defects.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-magnetic-method-metals-enables-mold.html|A magnetic method for polishing metals enables mold templates with microscale features :: Injection molding enables large-scale production of polymer and plastic materials with micrometer-sized features. Now, A*STAR scientists have developed a method for creating mold templates with high precision and few defects.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/770|A major chromatin regulator determines resistance of tumor cells to T cell-mediated killing :: Many human cancers are resistant to immunotherapy, for reasons that are poorly understood. We used a genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 screen to identify mechanisms of tumor cell resistance to killing by cytotoxic T cells, the central effectors of antitumor immunity. Inactivation of >100 genes—including Pbrm1 , Arid2 , and Brd7 , which encode components of the PBAF form of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-app-track-stem-cells.html|A map app to track stem cells :: Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want to grow the tissues and organs that patients need for transplants. Some groups are even working to develop highly personalized medicines, tailored to an individual's genetics. All of these ideas face a similar hurdle, however: The development of measurement tools for stem cell pr
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-app-track-stem-cells.html|A map app to track stem cells :: Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want to grow the tissues and organs that patients need for transplants. Some groups are even working to develop highly personalized medicines, tailored to an individual's genetics. All of these ideas face a similar hurdle, however: The development of measurement tools for stem cell pr
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-method-reveal-stresses-properties-material.html|A method to reveal stresses that alter properties of a material :: Stresses and strains can drastically alter the properties of a material, and TU Wien has now developed a method to make these internal deformations visible.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1108|A neurochemical hypothesis for the origin of hominids [Anthropology :: ]It has always been difficult to account for the evolution of certain human characters such as language, empathy, and altruism via individual reproductive success. However, the striatum, a subcortical region originally thought to be exclusively motor, is now known to contribute to social behaviors and "personality styles" that may link…
[[@http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/a-new-brain-implant-could-slow-alzheimers-progression|A new brain implant could slow Alzheimer's progression :: One patient retained the ability to dress herself, make a simple meal, and even change her plans depending on the weather. Read More
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/02/when-affirmative-action-benefits-the-wealthy/553313/?utm_source=feed|A New Call to End Legacy Admissions :: Up until now, most of the legal and political fights over college-admissions policies have centered around the use of race as a factor in admissions at selective colleges. But that may be changing. On Wednesday, student groups at 13 elite colleges announced that they are mobilizing against a different type of affirmative-action program: that which privileges the children of alumni. About three-qu
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/02/when-affirmative-action-benefits-the-wealthy/553313/?utm_source=feed|A New Call to End Legacy Admissions :: Up until now, most of the legal and political fights over college-admissions policies have centered around the use of race as a factor in admissions at selective colleges. But that may be changing. On Wednesday, student groups at 13 elite colleges announced that they are mobilizing against a different type of affirmative-action program: that which privileges the children of alumni. About three-qu
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoia-anc021218.php|A new class of drug to treat herpes simplex virus-1 infection :: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have now identified a small drug molecule that can clear the HSV-1 infection in the cells of the cornea — the clear outer layer of the eyeball — and works completely differently than the currently-available drugs, making it a promising potential option for patients who have developed resistance.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoia-anc021218.php|A new class of drug to treat herpes simplex virus-1 infection :: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have now identified a small drug molecule that can clear the HSV-1 infection in the cells of the cornea — the clear outer layer of the eyeball — and works completely differently than the currently-available drugs, making it a promising potential option for patients who have developed resistance.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/02/12/585057058/a-new-goal-aim-to-be-less-wrong|A New Goal: Aim To Be Less Wrong :: When beginning from the assumption that you are wrong, a criticism may be easier to construe as a helpful pointer, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo. (Image credit: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images)
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-method-important-amino-acid.html|A new method for detecting levels of an important amino acid :: A team from the Faculty of Chemistry of MSU and colleagues have suggested a new method for determining levels of cysteine, an amino acid used in many drugs, with the help of gold nanoparticles. Unlike current methods, it does not require complex reactions or expensive equipment. An article with the results of the study was published in Sensors and Actuators B.
[[@https://www.reddit.com/r/cogsci/comments/7wok65/a_new_study_has_found_that_lower_level_of_sodium/|A new study has found that lower level of sodium in the blood known as hyponatremia is linked with declines in cognitive function with advancing age. :: submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/fsg-ant020918.php|A new tool for improving uterine transplant surgery :: Future Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of an article in Future Science OA demonstrating the first use of multispectral imaging in gynecology, in a uterine transplant setting.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/eaao6135|A pathway for mitotic chromosome formation :: Mitotic chromosomes fold as compact arrays of chromatin loops. To identify the pathway of mitotic chromosome formation, we combined imaging and Hi-C analysis of synchronous DT40 cell cultures with polymer simulations. Here we show that in prophase, the interphase organization is rapidly lost in a condensin-dependent manner, and arrays of consecutive 60-kilobase (kb) loops are formed. During prome
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610203/a-phone-that-says-no-to-little-kid-fingers/|A phone that says "no" to little kid fingers :: An algorithm for detecting who's swiping the screen could help make phones child-proof.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.14|A primitive role for ATF6 ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uotb-api021218.php|A prototype is developed to monitor environmental variables in buildings :: The heating should only switch on when necessary, or the house should only be ventilated during the time that it takes to do this, but no longer. The Energy in Building research group has developed a prototype of a piece of equipment capable of monitoring more environmental variables and sending information to the user or even to another device so that action can be taken accordingly.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/new-kids-on-the-block/552911/?utm_source=feed|A Scandal That Exposes the White House's 'Adults' :: On Friday, as the White House rushed to quell increasing anger about the exit of staff secretary Rob Porter and its handling of domestic violence, President Trump stoked the controversy, suggesting he believed Porter's denials, despite photographic evidence. "We found out about it recently and I was surprised by it, but we certainly wish him well and it's a tough time for him," Trump said, in his
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/02/15/586010310/how-to-detect-a-ghost-particle|A Scientific Search For A Ghost (Particle) :: Scientists put a lot of effort into uncovering the history of these tiny bits of matter, in the hopes that it will tell us something about the universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA, ESA and Y.-H. Chu (Academia Sinica, Taipei))
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-magnetic-skyrmion-room-temperature.html|A single magnetic skyrmion detected at room temperature for the first time :: A team of researchers from CNRS, Thales and the Université Paris-Saclay, all in France has for the first time detected a single skyrmion at room temperature. In their paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the group describes their efforts, what they achieved and future avenues of research efforts.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-magnetic-skyrmion-room-temperature.html|A single magnetic skyrmion detected at room temperature for the first time :: A team of researchers from CNRS, Thales and the Université Paris-Saclay, all in France has for the first time detected a single skyrmion at room temperature. In their paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the group describes their efforts, what they achieved and future avenues of research efforts.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/iopc-asr020918.php|A super resolution view of chemical reactions :: Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have demonstrated, using a super resolution microscopic technique, how to follow chemical reactions taking place in very small volumes. The method of analysis developed by the Warsaw physicists in collaboration with PicoQuant GmbH is the first to make it potentially possible to observe reactions not only inside
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-super-resolution-view-chemical-reactions.html|A super-resolution view of chemical reactions :: Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have demonstrated, using a super-resolution microscopic technique, how to follow chemical reactions taking place in very small volumes. The method was developed in collaboration with PicoQuant GmbH, and makes it possible to observe reactions within individual cellular organelles such as cell nuclei.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100427.htm|A surprise stimulus helps people stop an action :: A new study finds that an unexpected sound causes people to stop an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. The finding could lead to new treatments for patients with motor-control disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and ADHD, as well as address the decline in motor control that accompanies aging.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100427.htm|A surprise stimulus helps people stop an action :: A new study finds that an unexpected sound causes people to stop an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. The finding could lead to new treatments for patients with motor-control disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and ADHD, as well as address the decline in motor control that accompanies aging.
[[@https://www.insidescience.org/news/system-so-cold-its-hot|A System So Cold It's Hot :: A System So Cold It's Hot Scientists describe a physical system that is both below "absolute zero" and above "absolute hot" at the same time. topimage.jpg Image credits: Myriams-Fotos via Pixabay Rights information: CC0 Creative Commons Physics Friday, February 9, 2018 – 09:30 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — Can temperature drop below absolute zero? What happens then? Does it pop out a
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-theory-physics-fragmentation-tropical-forests.html|A theory of physics explains the fragmentation of tropical forests :: Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use in recent decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest. Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have adapted a method from physics to describe the fragmentation of tropical forests mathematically. In t
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-theory-physics-fragmentation-tropical-forests.html|A theory of physics explains the fragmentation of tropical forests :: Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use in recent decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest. Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have adapted a method from physics to describe the fragmentation of tropical forests mathematically. In t
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/666|A topological quantum optics interface :: The application of topology in optics has led to a new paradigm in developing photonic devices with robust properties against disorder. Although considerable progress on topological phenomena has been achieved in the classical domain, the realization of strong light-matter coupling in the quantum domain remains unexplored. We demonstrate a strong interface between single quantum emitters and topo
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/boris-johnson-valentines-day-speech/553286/?utm_source=feed|A Valentine From Boris Johnson :: Roses are red, violets are blue Johnson tried to sell Brexit But said nothing new. One can feel for Boris Johnson, on today of all days. The British foreign secretary, a lead campaigner for the Brexit referendum, now finds himself the frustrated suitor of the nearly half of the British public that voted against it. And despite his Valentine's Day call for unity—his political equivalent of give me
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/boris-johnson-valentines-day-speech/553286/?utm_source=feed|A Valentine From Boris Johnson :: Roses are red, violets are blue Johnson tried to sell Brexit But said nothing new. One can feel for Boris Johnson, on today of all days. The British foreign secretary, a lead campaigner for the Brexit referendum, now finds himself the frustrated suitor of the nearly half of the British public that voted against it. And despite his Valentine's Day call for unity—his political equivalent of give me
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1388|A virus-targeted plant receptor-like kinase promotes cell-to-cell spread of RNAi [Plant Biology :: ]RNA interference (RNAi) in plants can move from cell to cell, allowing for systemic spread of an antiviral immune response. How this cell-to-cell spread of silencing is regulated is currently unknown. Here, we describe that the C4 protein from Tomato yellow leaf curl virus can inhibit the intercellular spread of…
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/552878/history-of-sports/?utm_source=feed|A Visual History of Sports :: To celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics, here's an animated tour of the history of sports. The first recorded sport in history was spear throwing, which arose in 70,000 BC out of a need for ancient hunters to practice their skills. Bowling was the first known ball game, appearing in Egypt in 3,200 BC; later, there was Pitz, played by the ancient Maya in 2,500 BC, followed by Episkyros, known as "co
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.8|A way to prevent generalized seizures? ::
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/a-week-around-the-world-with-the-atlantic/552908/?utm_source=feed|A Week Around the World With The Atlantic :: What We're Writing The Winter Olympics: The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, kicked off today. Here's a list of the most promising athletes to watch for as the Games get underway, spanning four continents. The Games carry the heavy burden of the world's hope that sports diplomacy will lead to peace between North and South Korea. But Krishnadev Calamur asks: Do the Olympics really
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/724|A weight limit emerges for neutron stars ::
[[@https://www.popsci.com/luge-wind-tunnel-uniform-tech|A wind tunnel and laser guidance helped the Olympic luge team learn about uniform tech :: Technology They felt the need for speed. The key piece of equipment at the San Diego Wind Tunnel is a 20-foot fan, powered by a 2,250 horsepower motor, that accelerates air up to 270 miles per hour.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.1|A window on hippocampal neurogenesis ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.1|A world at war on science ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1204|Aberration-corrected cryoimmersion light microscopy [Engineering :: ]Cryogenic fluorescent light microscopy of flash-frozen cells stands out by artifact-free fixation and very little photobleaching of the fluorophores used. To attain the highest level of resolution, aberration-free immersion objectives with accurately matched immersion media are required, but both do not exist for imaging below the glass-transition temperature of water….
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/former-slaves-stories-abraham-lincoln/552917/?utm_source=feed|Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves :: Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, Texas, some 20 miles southeast of Waco. Though nobody knew who he was, the plantation owner took him in as a guest. The stranger paid close attention to how the enslaved people working on the plantation were treated—how they subsisted on a weekly ration of "four pounds of meat and a peck of meal," how they were whipped
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1227|Abrupt change of the superconducting gap structure at the nematic critical point in FeSe1-xSx [Physics :: ]The emergence of the nematic electronic state that breaks rotational symmetry is one of the most fascinating properties of the iron-based superconductors, and has relevance to cuprates as well. FeSe has a unique ground state in which superconductivity coexists with a nematic order without long-range magnetic ordering, providing a significant…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-absence-temperature-spikes-revealed-driver.html|Absence of warm temperature spikes revealed as driver for vernalisation :: A new study has uncovered multiple new factors that contribute to the important phenomenon of vernalisation in plants.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-absence-temperature-spikes-revealed-driver.html|Absence of warm temperature spikes revealed as driver for vernalisation :: A new study has uncovered multiple new factors that contribute to the important phenomenon of vernalisation in plants.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/abstract-representations-robots-planning-1675152/|Abstract thinking makes robots better planners :: Researchers have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them. Their study is a step toward building robots that can think and act more like people. Planning is a monumentally difficult thing for robots, largely because of how they perceive and interact with the world. A robot's perception of the world consists o
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-acoustic-imaging-reveals-hidden-features.html|Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica :: Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth's crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake.

[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–air021218.php|Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica :: Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth's crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212125801.htm|Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica :: Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth's crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-an020918.php|Acoustic nanomotors :: In cancer research, the 'Cas-9-sgRNA' complex is an effective genomic editing tool, but its delivery across the cell membrane to the target (tumor) genome has not yet been satisfactorily solved. American and Danish scientists have now developed an active nanomotor for the efficient transport, delivery, and release of this gene scissoring system. As detailed in their paper in the journal Angewandte
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-action-africa-richest-sites-biodiversity.html|Action plan released to conserve one of Africa's richest sites for biodiversity :: A team of scientists led by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has developed a conservation blueprint to protect one of the most biodiverse regions in Africa: the Albertine Rift, home to mountain and Grauer's gorillas, golden monkeys, chimpanzees, elephants, and 162 vertebrate, and 350 plant species unique to this region.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-delivery-cas9-sgrna-complex-cell-ultrasound-propelled.html|Active delivery of Cas9-sgRNA complex in the cell by using ultrasound-propelled nanomotors :: In cancer research, the "Cas-9-sgRNA" complex is an effective genomic editing tool, but its delivery across the cell membrane to the target (tumor) genome has not yet been satisfactorily solved. American and Danish scientists have now developed an active nanomotor for the efficient transport, delivery, and release of this gene scissoring system. As detailed in their paper in the journal Angewandte
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1221|Active learning machine learns to create new quantum experiments [Physics :: ]How useful can machine learning be in a quantum laboratory? Here we raise the question of the potential of intelligent machines in the context of scientific research. A major motivation for the present work is the unknown reachability of various entanglement classes in quantum experiments. We investigate this question by…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-workstations-office.html|Active workstations in the office :: The promotion of active work stations, such as standing desks and even treadmills in the office has been promoted by manufacturers recently with claims of better physical health, improved posture, even reduced mental stress, and a general boost to wellbeing. A new study by researchers in Finland suggests that many of the proposed benefits and claims are little more than marketing hyperbole.

[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131421.htm|Aerial imagery gives insight into water trends :: Researchers say aerial images taken from drones or helicopters are just as accurate as more conventional field methods used for estimating river discharge.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/usu-aig020918.php|Aerial imagery gives insight into water trends :: USU researchers say aerial images taken from drones or helicopters are just as accurate as more conventional field methods used for estimating river discharge.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-aerial-imagery-insight-trends.html|Aerial imagery gives insight into water trends :: With an ever-growing human population and its inherent demand for water, there is a critical need to monitor water resources. New technology could make it more feasible than ever to measure changes in the water flow of rivers.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wkh-aca021518.php|Affordable Care Act lowered uninsured rate for cancer survivors :: The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ai-vision-breakthrough-ids-poachers.html|AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second :: Thousands of animals including elephants, tigers, rhinos, and gorillas are poached each year. Researchers at the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society have long been applying AI to protect wildlife. Initially, computer scientists were using AI and game theory to anticipate the poachers' haunts, and now they have applied artificial intelligence and deep learning to spot poachers in near
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180347.htm|AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second :: Researchers have long been applying AI to protect wildlife. Initially, computer scientists were using AI and game theory to anticipate the poachers' haunts, and now they have applied artificial intelligence and deep learning to spot poachers in near real-time.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43061207|AI does grunt work on China's pig farms :: Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43061207|AI does grunt work on China's pig farms :: Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.9|Air pollution evolution ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-airbus-profits-soar-a400m-military.html|Airbus profits soar despite new charge on A400M military plane :: Airbus said Thursday that increased deliveries, windfall gains from divestments and favourable exchange rates enabled profits to take off last year, even though it booked a "substantial" new charge on its A400M military transporter plane.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-airbus-profits-soar-a400m-military.html|Airbus profits soar despite new charge on A400M military plane :: Airbus said Thursday that increased deliveries, windfall gains from divestments and favourable exchange rates enabled profits to take off last year, even though it booked a "substantial" new charge on its A400M military transporter plane.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-airbus-mn-euros-german-corruption.html|Airbus to pay 81 mn euros to end German corruption probe (Update) :: European aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Friday said it had agreed to pay a fine of 81.25 million euros ($99 million) to end a German corruption probe into the 2003 sale of Eurofighter jets to Austria.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/airbus-vahana-first-flight-faa-certification-flying-cars/|Airbus' Vahana Makes Its First Flight—And Now Must Defeat Bureaucracy :: For aircraft like Airbus' Vahana, the FAA's outdated rules pose a more serious threat than gravity.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/airbus-vahana-first-flight-faa-certification-flying-cars/|Airbus' Vahana Makes Its First Flight—And Now Must Defeat Bureaucracy :: For aircraft like Airbus' Vahana, the FAA's outdated rules pose a more serious threat than gravity.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-albanian-sought-cybercrime-probe.html|Albanian sought by US arrested in cybercrime market probe :: Police in Albania say they have arrested a 25-year-old citizen who is accused of being part of a cybercrime organization that U.S. authorities allege cost consumers and businesses more than half a billion dollars.
[[@http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/alibaba-looks-to-upgrade-the-technology-used-in-the-olympics|Alibaba looks to upgrade the technology used in the Olympics :: The world's largest e-commerce company has proposed some really interesting upgrades. Read More
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-alibaba-ma-beijing-smarter-cheaper.html|Alibaba's Ma hopes Beijing 2022 can be smarter, cheaper, faster :: Billionaire Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma foresees an Olympics that is better for fans and athletes and is more economical—and hopes Beijing 2022 will be the pinnacle of that vision.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51702/article/All-PLOS-Submissions-to-Appear-on-bioRxiv|All PLOS Submissions to Appear on bioRxiv :: Papers sent to PLOS journals will be automatically uploaded to the preprint server before acceptance.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/trump-budget-congress/553085/?utm_source=feed|All the Trump Budget Cuts Congress Will Ignore :: Within the thousands of pages the White House transmitted to Congress on Monday morning as part of President Trump's second annual budget request, there is a line that pretty much sums up the whole ritual. "Many of the eliminations and reductions in this volume reflect a continuation of policies proposed in the 2018 President's Budget that have not yet been enacted by the Congress," the sentence
[[@https://www.npr.org/2018/02/09/584322845/allan-adams-can-gravitational-waves-tell-us-how-the-universe-began|Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began? :: In 2015, scientists first detected gravitational waves— ripples in space caused by massive disturbances. Allan Adams says this discovery helps answer some of our biggest questions about the universe. (Image credit: Bret Hartman/TED)
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/kraeft-underlivet-tilbudt-gentest/|Alle med kræft i underlivet bliver tilbudt gentest :: For første gang får alle patienter med en bestemt sygdom tilbud om en genanalyse. Det gælder kvinder med kræft i underlivet. Formålet er bedre behandling og rådgivning af pårørende.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/kraeft-underlivet-tilbudt-gentest/|Alle med kræft i underlivet bliver tilbudt gentest :: For første gang får alle patienter med en bestemt sygdom tilbud om en genanalyse. Det gælder kvinder med kræft i underlivet. Formålet er bedre behandling og rådgivning af pårørende.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pu-amm021418.php|All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography :: A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pu-amm021418.php|All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography :: A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150235.htm|All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography :: A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150235.htm|All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography :: A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sfn-app020718.php|Altered pain processing after opioid discontinuation :: An imaging study of the brain and spinal cord published in JNeurosci reveals pain processing changes in healthy men after receiving a short-term application of a strong opioid. The research provides a plausible mechanism underlying increased pain sensitivity after discontinuation of opioid medication.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112010.htm|Alternate method to uncover protein structures, design new drugs :: Antibodies made by camels, llamas and alpacas allow scientists to study the structure and function of proteins in disease and health. While valuable, the approach is time-consuming, costly and often unsuccessful. Overcoming this barrier, scientists have devised a faster, cheaper and more reliable way to create these critical antibodies using yeast in a test tube.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/jhm-atw020618.php|Alternatives to whole liver transplants for children have become safer, study finds :: In a new Johns Hopkins study of patient and graft survival trends for pediatric liver transplant recipients between 2002 and 2015, researchers found that outcomes for alternatives to whole liver transplantation (WLT), such as splitting a liver for two recipients or using a part of a liver from a living donor, have improved significantly.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093712.htm|Alzheimer's disease reversed in mouse model :: Researchers have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease, thereby improving the animals' cognitive function. The study raises hopes that drugs targeting this enzyme will be able to successfully treat Alzheimer's disease in humans.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093712.htm|Alzheimer's disease reversed in mouse model :: Researchers have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease, thereby improving the animals' cognitive function. The study raises hopes that drugs targeting this enzyme will be able to successfully treat Alzheimer's disease in humans.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/dumc-adr021518.php|Alzheimer's drug repairs brain damage after alcohol binges in rodents :: A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125019.htm|Alzheimer's drug repairs brain damage after alcohol binges in rodents :: A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610234/amazon-is-taking-package-delivery-into-its-own-hands/|Amazon is taking package delivery into its own hands :: Uber Waymo D. Khosrowshahi
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-amazon-primed-hire-employees-france.html|Amazon primed to hire 2,000 new employees in France :: US online shopping giant Amazon said Thursday it plans to create 2,000 permanent full-time jobs in France this year as consumers are making more and more of their purchases via the internet.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-amazon-primed-hire-employees-france.html|Amazon primed to hire 2,000 new employees in France :: US online shopping giant Amazon said Thursday it plans to create 2,000 permanent full-time jobs in France this year as consumers are making more and more of their purchases via the internet.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-amazon-small-people-seattle.html|Amazon to lay off 'small' number of people in Seattle :: Amazon Seattle Times HeadquartersAfter a ramp-up of hiring last year, Amazon says it will cut a "small" number of positions at its Seattle headquarters.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-amazon-million-illegal-pesticide-sales.html|Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide settlement :: The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale and distribution of illegal pesticides, one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides laws.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51796/article/Amazonian-Fish-Genome-Challenges-Long-Held-Assumptions-About-Asexual-Reproduction|Amazonian Fish Genome Challenges Long-Held Assumptions About Asexual Reproduction :: Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51796/article/Amazonian-Fish-Genome-Challenges-Long-Held-Assumptions-About-Asexual-Reproduction|Amazonian Fish Genome Challenges Long-Held Assumptions About Asexual Reproduction :: Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/trump-carnage/553424/?utm_source=feed|American Carnage :: In his inaugural address, Donald Trump declared, "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now." He knew it would not. We know it did not. "I'll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city, or wherever you are, you're not going to be shot," he declared during the campaign. "Your child isn't going to be shot." He has not been able to make sure of that––
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/trump-carnage/553424/?utm_source=feed|American Carnage :: In his inaugural address, Donald Trump declared, "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now." He knew it would not. We know it did not. "I'll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city, or wherever you are, you're not going to be shot," he declared during the campaign. "Your child isn't going to be shot." He has not been able to make sure of that––
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/why-are-so-many-american-kids-ditching-facebook|American kids are ditching Facebook in record numbers :: For the first time in Facebook's history, the number of daily active users in the U.S. dropped—by about 700,000. Read More
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/amerikansk-ivaerksaetter-vil-samlebaandsrevolutionere-byggebranchen-210486|Amerikansk iværksætter vil samlebåndsrevolutionere byggebranchen :: Med inspiration fra elektronikbranchen og bilindustrien vil firmaet Katerra gøre byggeprojekter til et højt digitaliseret samlebåndsarbejde. Fabrik i Arizona spytter allerede hele husvægge ud, og i januar rejste virksomheden 5,2 milliarder danske kroner i venturekapital.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/15/ammonia-emissions-rise-air-pollutants-fall-new-government-statistics|Ammonia emissions rise in UK, as other air pollutant levels fall :: Levels of powerful air pollutant rose by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016 according to government statistics Emissions of ammonia have been on the rise in the UK, new statistics from the government show, even while the amount of other pollutants entering the atmosphere has fallen. Levels of the powerful air pollutant rose by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available, accord
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/15/ammonia-emissions-rise-air-pollutants-fall-new-government-statistics|Ammonia emissions rise in UK, as other air pollutant levels fall :: Levels of powerful air pollutant rose by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016 according to government statistics Emissions of ammonia have been on the rise in the UK, new statistics from the government show, even while the amount of other pollutants entering the atmosphere has fallen. Levels of the powerful air pollutant rose by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available, accord
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/trump-budget-amtrak-nixon/|Amtrak Survived Richard Nixon—Can It Overcome Donald Trump? :: The latest budget proposal halves the federal government's Amtrak commitment—including funding for a safer braking system.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/trump-budget-amtrak-nixon/|Amtrak Survived Richard Nixon—Can It Overcome Donald Trump? :: The latest budget proposal halves the federal government's Amtrak commitment—including funding for a safer braking system.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ucl-apt021418.php|Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery :: Amyloid beta pathology — protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.For the paper, published in Acta Neuropathologica, researchers studied the medical records of four people who had brain bleeds caused by amyloid beta build-up in brain blood vessels.All four people had undergone neurosurgery two or three deca
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ucl-apt021418.php|Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery :: Amyloid beta pathology — protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.For the paper, published in Acta Neuropathologica, researchers studied the medical records of four people who had brain bleeds caused by amyloid beta build-up in brain blood vessels.All four people had undergone neurosurgery two or three deca
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/an-apple-employee-leaked-a-major-chunk-of-ios-source-code/|An Apple Leak, a Cybercrime Forum Takedown, and More Security News This Week :: An Apple leak, a massive cybercrime forum, and more of the week's top security news.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/632|An indoor chemical cocktail ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-international-plastics-treaty-avert-silent.html|An international plastics treaty could avert a 'Silent Spring' for the seas :: Global problems —like our plastic-choked seas —need global solutions.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/asma-jahangir-obituary/553043/?utm_source=feed|An Irreplaceable Champion for Pakistan's Dispossessed Is Gone :: I first met Asma Jahangir, the champion of human rights in Pakistan who died Sunday, at the Supreme Court in Islamabad. It was September 2007, and General Pervez Musharraf's eight-year rule was tottering. For several months, a popular movement led by lawyers had harried him on the streets, and now, Musharraf feared, the judges were poised to disqualify him from office. As a journalist, I was ther
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-analysis-major-earthquakes-stress-reduction.html|Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions :: A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major earthquake is unlikely to rupture again for a substantial time.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-analysis-major-earthquakes-stress-reduction.html|Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions :: A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major earthquake is unlikely to rupture again for a substantial time.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–aom021218.php|Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions :: A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major earthquake is unlikely to rupture again for a substantial time.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–aom021218.php|Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions :: A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major earthquake is unlikely to rupture again for a substantial time.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150155.htm|Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions :: A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major earthquake is unlikely to rupture again for a substantial time.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150155.htm|Analysis of major earthquakes supports stress reduction assumptions :: A comprehensive analysis of 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire between 1990 and 2016 shows that most of the aftershock activity occurred on the margins of the areas where the faults slipped a lot during the main earthquakes. The findings support the idea that the area of large slip during a major earthquake is unlikely to rupture again for a substantial time.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/analytiker-teslas-tillaegspakke-kan-umuligt-goere-bilerne-selvkoerende-210395|Analytiker: Teslas tillægspakke kan umuligt gøre bilerne selvkørende :: »Tesla er kommet med mange løfter om selvkørende biler, men i realiteten er softwaren ikke i stand til at gøre bilen selvkørende,« siger analytiker Sam Abuelsamid fra Navigant Research.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-ozone-holes-may-have-sterilized-forests-252-million-years-ago|Ancient ozone holes may have sterilized forests 252 million years ago :: Swaths of barren forest may have led to Earth's greatest mass extinction.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoo-ato021218.php|Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon :: A fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Ore., may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths. Researchers who excavated a portion of the path found 117 footprints thought to represent a number of adults as well as juvenile and infant mammoths.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212160905.htm|Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon :: A fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Ore., may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths. Researchers who excavated a portion of the path found 117 footprints thought to represent a number of adults as well as juvenile and infant mammoths.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ancient-trail-columbian-mammoths-uncovered.html|Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon :: A fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Oregon, may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-andromeda-galaxy-star.html|Andromeda galaxy was formed in 'recent' star crash: study :: The Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, was formed in a colossal crash between two smaller star systems no more than three billion years ago when Earth already existed, researchers said Wednesday.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-andromeda-galaxy-star.html|Andromeda galaxy was formed in 'recent' star crash: study :: The Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, was formed in a colossal crash between two smaller star systems no more than three billion years ago when Earth already existed, researchers said Wednesday.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/anker-soundbuds-curve-wireless-headphones-review|Anker Soundbuds Curve are champions among cheap, wireless headphones :: Gadgets These $30 headphones can go a long way—just don't tell your audiophile friends. A cheap pair of headphones can be a great investment, even if you're a music snob.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/rr-abt020918.php|Another blow to fungal infection :: The first successful unpicking of a wheat gene that confers resistance to a devastating fungal disease promises to speed the unraveling of other resistance genes that, together, could provide wheat with a natural barrier to infection at a time when the fungus has already developed tolerance to most types of fungicides.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112030.htm|Another blow to fungal infection :: The first successful unpicking of a wheat gene that confers resistance to a devastating fungal disease promises to speed the unraveling of other resistance genes that, together, could provide wheat with a natural barrier to infection at a time when the fungus has already developed tolerance to most types of fungicides.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/02/another-school-shootingbut-whos-counting/553412/?utm_source=feed|Another School Shooting—But Who's Counting? :: A high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon has left 17 people dead and numerous others injured, according to officials. The suspect, a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz who was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, is in custody, according to officials. As details of the attack emerge, news organizations are engaging in a grim tradition: tallying the
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/02/another-school-shootingbut-whos-counting/553412/?utm_source=feed|Another School Shooting—But Who's Counting? :: A high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon has left 17 people dead and numerous others injured, according to officials. The suspect, a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz who was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, is in custody, according to officials. As details of the attack emerge, news organizations are engaging in a grim tradition: tallying the
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-43036188/antarctic-iceberg-expedition-set-to-reveal-hidden-realm|Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm :: Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-antibacterial-applications-graphene-oxides.html|Antibacterial applications of graphene oxides :: Bacterial infections are among the greatest threats to human health. However, due to the increasing spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria, the current antibiotic supply appears to be insufficient, thereby necessitating the exploration of novel antibacterial agents. Nano-antibacterial agents represent a new strategy for bacterial treatment. Compared with antibiotics, nano-antibacterial agents have
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1250|Antibody detection by agglutination-PCR (ADAP) enables early diagnosis of HIV infection by oral fluid analysis [Chemistry :: ]Oral fluid (OF) is a highly effective substrate for population-based HIV screening efforts, as it is noninfectious and significantly easier to collect than blood. However, anti-HIV antibodies are found at far lower concentrations in OF compared with blood, leading to poor sensitivity and a longer period of time from infection…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-atp020718.php|Antioxidant treatment prevents sexual transmission of Zika in mice :: The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus from male to female mice, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Yogy Simanjuntak and colleagues at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The results hint at a potential role for ebselen in preventing Zika spread among humans.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141843.htm|Antioxidant treatment prevents sexual transmission of Zika in mice :: The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus from male to female mice, according to new research. The results hint at a potential role for ebselen in preventing Zika spread among humans.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208162013.htm|Apalutamide delays progression of nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer :: A multi-institutional phase 3 trial found that treatment with an investigational androgen receptor inhibitor significantly delayed the development of metastasis in patients with prostate cancer that had become resistant to standard androgen-deprivation therapy.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/apps-sensorer-skal-sikre-braendeovnen-fremtid-210452|Apps og sensorer skal sikre brændeovnen en fremtid :: Algoritmer, sensorer og computere skal hjælpe den østjyske brændeovnsproducent Hwam over på den rigtige side i miljødebatten.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/health/hand-dryer-petri-dish.html|Are Hand Dryers Actually Full of Bacteria? A Viral Photo Doesn't Tell the Whole Story :: A photo of a petri dish covered in fungi and bacteria spread online. But studies disagree on whether hand dryers are really less hygienic than paper towels.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/11/are-you-self-disciplined-or-impulsive-personality-quiz|Are you self-disciplined or impulsive? Personality quiz :: The trick is to find a good balance between self restraint and spontaneity Here is a list of statements. Choose the response, a) or b), that best applies to you: I more often a) Stick to a budget b) Spend more than I earn Continue reading…
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61738-arizona-woman-wakes-up-with-british-accent.html|Arizona Woman Wakes Up with British Accent :: An Arizona woman woke up speaking with a British accent, even though she's never left the country.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.3|Around the world in 170 million years ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/725|Artificial intelligence faces reproducibility crisis ::
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610155/artists-envisioned-the-future-of-work-and-the-results-are-pure-fantasy/|Artists envisioned the future of work, and the results are pure fantasy :: From landfill recycler to skyscraper printer: predictions of how you will be employed in 2030.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/755|As autonomous vehicles approach ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/623|As polar ozone mends, UV shield closer to equator thins ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1157|Assembly and ecological function of the root microbiome across angiosperm plant species [Ecology :: ]Across plants and animals, host-associated microbial communities play fundamental roles in host nutrition, development, and immunity. The factors that shape host–microbiome interactions are poorly understood, yet essential for understanding the evolution and ecology of these symbioses. Plant roots assemble two distinct microbial compartments from surrounding soil: the rhizosphere (microbes surroun
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/09/asteroid-passing-close-to-earth-today-not-need-to-worry|Asteroid passing close to Earth today – no need to worry :: The space rock 2018 CB is up to 40m long and will come within 64,000km of the planet's surface An asteroid is headed our way – the second this week – but there's no need to worry. The newly discovered space rock will pass within 39,000 miles (63,000km) of Earth on Friday evening GMT. That's less than one-fifth the distance to the moon. Continue reading…
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43006161|Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday :: The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61707-asteroid-flyby-larger-russian-meteor.html|Asteroid Skimming Past Earth Today May Loom Larger Than Exploding Russian Meteor :: An asteroid that will fly safely past Earth today (Feb. 9) may be larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia five years ago. The newly found interloper, called 2018 CB, is estimated to be from 50 to 130 feet (15 to 40 meters) wide.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/elf-alt021318.php|Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers :: Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/elf-alt021318.php|Asthma linked to infertility but not among women taking regular asthma preventers :: Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoa-aml021518.php|Asthma medication linked to infertility in women :: Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215110043.htm|Asthma medication linked to infertility in women :: Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-astronomers-near-grazing-transiting-hot-jupiter.html|Astronomers discover a near-grazing transiting 'hot Jupiter' :: An international group of astronomers has detected a new "hot Jupiter" exoplanet making a near-grazing transit of its host star. The newly found alien world, designated WASP-174b, is most likely similar in size and mass to Jupiter, however much hotter than our solar system's biggest planet. The discovery is reported February 2 in a paper published on arXiv.org.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-astrophysicists-cosmic-debate-magnetism-planets.html|Astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars :: The universe is highly magnetic, with everything from stars to planets to galaxies producing their own magnetic fields. Astrophysicists have long puzzled over these surprisingly strong and long-lived fields, with theories and simulations seeking a mechanism that explains their generation.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131436.htm|Astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars :: Using one of the world's most powerful laser facilities, a team of scientists experimentally confirmed a long-held theory for cosmic magnetic field generation: the turbulent dynamo. By creating a hot turbulent plasma the size of a penny, that lasts a few billionths of a second, the researchers recorded how the turbulent motions can amplify a weak magnetic field to the strengths of those observed i
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.17|At home in the pancreas ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/fmon-alb021518.php|At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree :: Butterflies offer key insights into community ecology, how species originate and evolve, climate change and interactions between plants and insects. But a comprehensive map of how butterflies are related to each other has been lacking — until now.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215153902.htm|At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree :: Butterflies offer key insights into community ecology, how species originate and evolve, climate change and interactions between plants and insects. But a comprehensive map of how butterflies are related to each other has been lacking — until now.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-butterflies-bigger-evolutionary-tree.html|At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree :: For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy expeditions, sparking rivalries and prompting some collectors to risk their fortunes and skins in their quest for the next elusive specimen.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-great-white-sharks-australia-coast.html|At least 8,000 great white sharks off Australia coast: researchers :: At least 8,000 great white sharks roam the waters off Australia, according to research released Friday that is likely to renew debate about balancing conservation efforts with mitigating attacks.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ki-aob021218.php|Atlas of brain blood vessels provides fresh clues to brain diseases :: Even though diseases of the brain vasculature are some of the most common causes of death in the West, knowledge of these blood vessels is limited. Now researchers from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden present in the journal Nature a detailed molecular atlas of the cells that form the brain's blood vessels and the life-essential blood-brain barrier. The atlas provides new clu
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ki-aob021218.php|Atlas of brain blood vessels provides fresh clues to brain diseases :: Even though diseases of the brain vasculature are some of the most common causes of death in the West, knowledge of these blood vessels is limited. Now researchers from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden present in the journal Nature a detailed molecular atlas of the cells that form the brain's blood vessels and the life-essential blood-brain barrier. The atlas provides new clu
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/698|Atomic structures of low-complexity protein segments reveal kinked {beta} sheets that assemble networks :: Subcellular membraneless assemblies are a reinvigorated area of study in biology, with spirited scientific discussions on the forces between the low-complexity protein domains within these assemblies. To illuminate these forces, we determined the atomic structures of five segments from protein low-complexity domains associated with membraneless assemblies. Their common structural feature is the s
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/675|Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials :: High-resolution imaging of electron beam–sensitive materials is one of the most difficult applications of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The challenges are manifold, including the acquisition of images with extremely low beam doses, the time-constrained search for crystal zone axes, the precise image alignment, and the accurate determination of the defocus value. We develop a suite of me
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160946-australias-deadly-1800s-storms-help-us-predict-future-extremes/|Australia's deadly 1800s storms help us predict future extremes :: Meteorologists cannot currently predict the monster storms that occasionally strike Australia, but decades of newspaper accounts suggest there may be a pattern
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125005.htm|Australian fire beetle avoids the heat: Its infrared organs warn the insect of hot surfaces :: The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uob-afb021518.php|Australian fire beetle avoids the heat :: The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University of Bonn were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing. Th
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-australian-beetle.html|Australian fire beetle avoids the heat :: The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally, it was thought to use them to detect forest fires as it lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University of Bonn have refuted this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to avoid burning its feet upon landing. The study has now been
[[@http://bigthink.com/the-conversation/australians-support-universal-health-care-so-why-not-a-universal-basic-income|Australians support universal health care, so why not a universal basic income? :: In Australia, the idea of a universal basic income has floated in and out of our political arena for years, but remains only that, an idea. Read More
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ioap-aio021118.php|Avoided increases of extreme heat events over East Asia by 0.5 degrees C less warming :: Most populous subregions, including eastern China, the Korean Peninsula and Japan, will see more intense, more frequent and longer lasting extreme temperature events under 1.5 degrees C and 2 degrees C warming. The 0.5 degrees C lower warming will help avoid 35 percent – 46 percent of the increases in extreme high-temperature events in terms of intensity, frequency and duration in East Asia with m
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208141214.htm|Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy :: Researchers propose three separate ways to avoid blackouts if the world transitions all its energy to electricity or direct heat and provides the energy with 100 percent wind, water and sunlight. The solutions reduce energy requirements, health damage and climate damage.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-basics-taiwan-industrial-chic.html|Back to basics: Taiwan's industrial chic :: With watches made from cement, furniture fashioned from factory pipes, and accessories created from motorbike leather, Taiwanese designers are winning new fans at home and abroad with their own brand of industrial chic.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145833.htm|Back-and-forth exchanges boost children's brain response to language :: Cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child's brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the '30-million-word gap.'
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145833.htm|Back-and-forth exchanges boost children's brain response to language :: Cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child's brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the '30-million-word gap.'
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miot-beb021418.php|Back-and-forth exchanges boost children's brain response to language :: MIT cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child's brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the '30-million-word gap.'
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miot-beb021418.php|Back-and-forth exchanges boost children's brain response to language :: MIT cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child's brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the '30-million-word gap.'
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/baggrund-saadan-skal-miljoestyrelsen-finkaemme-drikkevandet-mikroplast-210575|Baggrund: Sådan skal Miljøstyrelsen finkæmme drikkevandet for mikroplast :: En national undersøgelse skal kortlægge omfanget af mikroplast i det danske drikkevand. Resultaterne fra screeningen er klar til sommer, men kan ikke med sikkerhed sige noget om, hvor plaststykkerne kommer fra.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/baggrund-saadan-skal-miljoestyrelsen-finkaemme-drikkevandet-mikroplast-210575|Baggrund: Sådan skal Miljøstyrelsen finkæmme drikkevandet for mikroplast :: En national undersøgelse skal kortlægge omfanget af mikroplast i det danske drikkevand. Resultaterne fra screeningen er klar til sommer, men kan ikke med sikkerhed sige noget om, hvor plaststykkerne kommer fra.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/bagsiden-breaking-danske-spil-bruger-ikke-matematik-210456|Bagsiden: BREAKING: Danske Spil bruger ikke matematik :: Ugens gevinstchancer
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/bagsiden-seruminstituttet-revisited-210454|Bagsiden: Seruminstituttet revisited :: Ugens historiske skandale
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/bagsiden-ugens-lokalhistorie-210455|Bagsiden: Ugens lokalhistorie ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-bali-volcano-decreases-status-lowered.html|Bali volcano decreases in activity, alert status lowered :: Indonesian authorities lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level on Saturday following a significant decrease in activity and said thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1316|BARD1 is necessary for ubiquitylation of nucleosomal histone H2A and for transcriptional regulation of estrogen metabolism genes [Genetics :: ]Missense mutations that disrupt the RING domain of the tumor suppressor gene BRCA1 lead to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The BRCA1 RING domain is a ubiquitin ligase, whose structure and function rely critically on forming a heterodimer with BARD1, which also harbors a RING domain. The function…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1352|Basal forebrain contributes to default mode network regulation [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of cortical brain regions that is active during states of rest or quiet wakefulness in humans and other mammalian species. A pertinent characteristic of the DMN is a suppression of local field potential gamma activity during cognitive task performance as well as…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/rr-bab021218.php|Bats as barometer of change :: Bats spend every night hard at work for local farmers, consuming over half of their own weight in insects, many of which are harmful agricultural pests, such as the noctuid moths, corn earworm and fall armyworm. And now they are arriving earlier in the season, and some of them are reluctant to leave. It seems the bats know more about climate change than we had realized.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161322-bats-hairy-tongues-are-perfectly-adapted-for-lapping-up-nectar/|Bats' hairy tongues are perfectly adapted for lapping up nectar :: If you're a greedy bat, it helps to have a hairy tongue. The hairs will ensure that you can slurp as much nectar as possible from flowers into your mouth
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-bed-bug-histamines-substantial-persistent.html|Bed bug histamines are substantial, persistent in infested homes :: New research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat. A study from North Carolina State University shows that histamine levels are substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs than in pest-free homes, and that these histamine levels persist for months – even if the bed bugs have been eliminated from the home.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ncsu-bbh020818.php|Bed bug histamines are substantial, persistent in infested homes :: Nuisance pest to medically important threat? New research findings from North Carolina State University shows that bed bugs emit substantial amounts of histamine that persist even after bed bugs are eliminated.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144202.htm|Bed bug histamines are substantial, persistent in infested homes :: Nuisance pest to medically important threat? New research findings show that bed bugs emit substantial amounts of histamine that persist even after bed bugs are eliminated.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mpif-bhb021218.php|Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years :: A team of scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena have now found that beewolves, unlike humans, do not face the problem of antibiotic resistant pathogens. These insects team up with symbiotic bacteria which produce up to 45 different antibiotic substances to protect their offspring against mold fungi. This antibiotic cocktail
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214182001.htm|Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years :: Scientists have now found that beewolves, unlike humans, do not face the problem of antibiotic resistant pathogens. These insects team up with symbiotic bacteria which produce up to 45 different antibiotic substances to protect their offspring against mold fungi. This antibiotic cocktail has remained surprisingly stable since the symbiosis emerged, about 68 million years ago.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214182001.htm|Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years :: Scientists have now found that beewolves, unlike humans, do not face the problem of antibiotic resistant pathogens. These insects team up with symbiotic bacteria which produce up to 45 different antibiotic substances to protect their offspring against mold fungi. This antibiotic cocktail has remained surprisingly stable since the symbiosis emerged, about 68 million years ago.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-beewolves-successfully-antibiotics-million-years.html|Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years :: The discovery of penicillin about 90 years ago and the widespread introduction of antibiotics to combat infectious diseases have revolutionized human medicine. However, in recent decades, the increase in multidrug-resistant pathogens has confronted modern medicine with massive problems. Insects have their own antibiotics, which provide natural protection against germs. A team of scientists from th
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mgh-bpa020718.php|Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness :: A MassGeneral Hospital for Children study finds that children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084501.htm|Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness :: A new study finds that children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/behind-artificial-intelligence-lurk-oddball-low-paid-tasks/|Behind Artificial Intelligence Lurk Oddball Low-Paid Tasks :: As researchers attempt to apply artificial intelligence to daily life, they're paying "crowd actors" to film themselves performing routine tasks.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bu-bus020918.php|Bentley University study shows NIH spent >$100 billion on basic science for new medicines :: Federally funded research contributed to the science underlying all new medicines approved by the FDA from 2010-2016, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Bentley University study identified >600,000 research publications and >$100 billion in NIH funding related to 210 new medicines, with >90 percent of funding associated with basic science. T
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/better-beef/|Better Beef :: Can a remade cattle industry save the Amazon rainforest? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/better-beef/|Better Beef :: Can a remade cattle industry save the Amazon rainforest? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pu-bts021418.php|Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability :: In a significant step forward for quantum computing in silicon – the same material used in today's computers — a team led by researchers at Princeton University successfully coupled a single electron's quantum information, or spin, to a particle of light, or photon. The goal is to use light to carry quantum information on a futuristic quantum computing chip.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pu-bts021418.php|Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability :: In a significant step forward for quantum computing in silicon – the same material used in today's computers — a team led by researchers at Princeton University successfully coupled a single electron's quantum information, or spin, to a particle of light, or photon. The goal is to use light to carry quantum information on a futuristic quantum computing chip.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150041.htm|Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability :: In a significant step forward for quantum computing in silicon – the same material used in today's computers — a team has successfully coupled a single electron's quantum information, or spin, to a particle of light, or photon. The goal is to use light to carry quantum information on a futuristic quantum computing chip.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150041.htm|Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability :: In a significant step forward for quantum computing in silicon – the same material used in today's computers — a team has successfully coupled a single electron's quantum information, or spin, to a particle of light, or photon. The goal is to use light to carry quantum information on a futuristic quantum computing chip.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/645|Better together ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/646.2|Białowieza Forest: Logging data lacking ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/646.1|Białowieza Forest: Political stands ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-valentine-romeo-world-loneliest-frog.html|Bid to find a Valentine for Romeo, world's 'loneliest frog' :: With Valentine's Day approaching, please spare a thought for Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731643-000-big-tech-is-unpopular-but-we-mostly-have-ourselves-to-blame/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=news&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-news|Big tech is unpopular, but we mostly have ourselves to blame :: Consumer demand and our own ignorance has done much to assist the rise of the likes of Facebook and Google, so restraint and knowledge can do much to tame it
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-biochemical-networks-midgut-aedes-aegypti.html|Biochemical networks mapped in midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes :: Over the course of one month, three researchers at Colorado State University raised more than 10,000 mosquitoes and dissected more than 2,000 of them, working some days with 500 insects.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/csu-bnm021218.php|Biochemical networks mapped in midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes :: Scientists have mapped for the first time the midgut metabolites of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit viruses that cause dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever to humans.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141747.htm|Biochemical networks mapped in midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes :: Scientists have mapped for the first time the midgut metabolites of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit viruses that cause dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever to humans.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208131701.htm|Biologists decipher a key piece of the odor-detection puzzle in flies, mosquitoes :: Biologists have discovered surprisingly that the complex odor-detecting machinery of the fruit fly Drosophila is heavily influenced by one specific odor receptor. This same receptor also exists in crop-damaging fly species and disease-carrying mosquitoes, opening the possibility for new chemical cocktails to control pests and render people
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/jhm-bps020918.php|Biomarker predicts success of Afib treatment :: Johns Hopkins researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084443.htm|Biomarker predicts success of Afib treatment :: Researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.
[[@http://nyheder.ku.dk/alle_nyheder/2018/02/biopesticider-kan-hjaelpe-udfasning-af-resistensskabende-svampemiddel-paa-vej/|Biopesticider kan hjælpe udfasning af resistensskabende svampemiddel på vej :: Forskere fra Københavns Universitet arbejder på et alternativ til landbrugets resistensskabende…
[[@http://nyheder.ku.dk/alle_nyheder/2018/02/biopesticider-kan-hjaelpe-udfasning-af-resistensskabende-svampemiddel-paa-vej/|Biopesticider kan hjælpe udfasning af resistensskabende svampemiddel på vej :: Forskere fra Københavns Universitet arbejder på et alternativ til landbrugets resistensskabende…
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160842-birds-dream-sing-by-moving-their-vocal-muscles-in-their-sleep/|Birds 'dream sing' by moving their vocal muscles in their sleep :: Zebra finches sing during the day, and at night while they sleep their vocal organs act out the motions of singing, a bit like a sleepwalking person
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-birds-beans-coffee-bird-diversity.html|Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity :: It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by WCS, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing in the journal Scientific Reports has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: birds.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wcs-bab021518.php|Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity :: It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by WCS, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing in the journal Scientific Reports has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: birds.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uocm-bap021418.php|Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligence :: In a new study scientists from UChicago show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian neocortex. The researchers found that alligators share these cell types as well, suggesting that while mammal, bird and reptile brains have very different anatomical structures,
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141719.htm|Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligence :: In a new study scientists show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian neocortex. The researchers found that alligators share these cell types as well, suggesting that while mammal, bird and reptile brains have very different anatomical structures, they operate
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-birds-primates-brain-cell-linked.html|Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligence :: Neuronal cell types in the brains of birds linked to goal-directed behaviors and cognition are similar to cells in the mammalian neocortex, the large, layered structure on the outer surface of the brain where most higher-order processing takes place.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61727-spider-stones-neolithic-sun-worship.html|Bizarre 'Spider Stones' Found at Site of Neolithic Sun-Worshipers :: The stones may have been part of a ritual sacrifice ceremony, archaeologists say.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/black-panther-design/|'Black Panther': Behind the Scenes of the Marvel Movie's Afrofuturism :: The film's challenge was to imagine what Africans would have done given reign over their own culture. The answer is a future that Tony Stark never could have dreamed of.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212131720.htm|Blocking action of gene enhancers halts spread of tumor cells :: In one of the first successes of its kind, researchers have inhibited the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. In doing so, they relied on a new model of how cancer metastasizes that emphasizes epigenetics, which examines how genes are turned on and off.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180353.htm|Blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older adults :: In generally healthy older men, slightly lower sodium levels in the blood were related to both cognitive impairment and declines in cognitive function over time. Additional studies are needed to determine whether correction of lower serum sodium may influence cognition in older adults.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209174532.htm|Blood test cuts time to diagnosis for common, deadly yeast infection, national trial shows :: A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting candidemia, a type of fungal yeast infection that commonly strikes hospital patients. Quick detection of the infection has the potential to stop its spread and slow drug resistance.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/usmc-btp020918.php|Blood test plus ultrasound boosts liver cancer detection by 40 percent :: Combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center found.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ucl-btm021418.php|Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease :: People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George's, University of London and the University of Surrey.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ucl-btm021418.php|Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease :: People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George's, University of London and the University of Surrey.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/15/blood-thinning-drugs-designed-to-cut-stroke-risk-may-actually-increase-it|Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it :: Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study. The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, ca
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/09/584285815/blue-dye-kills-malaria-parasites-but-there-is-one-catch|Blue Dye Kills Malaria Parasites — But There Is One Catch :: Methylene blue used to be an anti-malarial treatment but fell out of favor. Researchers wondered, what if it were added to a current medication? (Image credit: Jay Reed/NPR )
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/boat-noise-means-fish-cant-learn-their-lessons/|Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons :: Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-boeing-ceo-embraer.html|Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress :: Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43004367|Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo :: Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been given a dating profile as part of the search.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51771/article/Book-Excerpt-from-How-to-Feed-the-World|Book Excerpt from How to Feed the World :: In chapter 5, 'The Technology Ticket,' contributing author Uris Baldos urges acceptance and investment in 'precision agriculture' to provide for a burgeoning global population.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-bordeaux-magnificent-lost-vintage-small.html|Bordeaux's 'magnificent' lost vintage pushes small growers to the edge :: Surveying a nearly empty cellar, Frederic Nivelle of Bordeaux's prestigious Chateau Climens, reflects on what might have been an outstanding year for the sweet white Sauternes wine.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/borgerforslag-vi-vil-goere-ulovlig-logning-ulovlig-1084323|Borgerforslag: »Vi vil gøre ulovlig logning ulovlig« :: Nu er der rejst forslag om at annullere logningsbekendtgørelsen, der – mod EUs dom – betyder, at danskere fortsat overvåges af myndighederne.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/15/585983258/borneo-has-lost-100-000-orangutans-since-1999|Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999 :: That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island. (Image credit: Bay Ismoyo /AFP/Getty Images)
[[@https://neuwritesd.org/2018/02/15/botox-the-good-the-bad-and-the-beautiful/|Botox: The good, the bad and the beautiful :: Awards season is upon us. From the Golden Globes to the Grammys to the Oscars, we've seen celebrities posing on the red carpet, chatting with TV hosts, and accepting awards on stage. All the while I've found myself wondering, "Is he happy?" "Is she disappointed?" "Are emotions just out this season?" The star behind that […]
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/s-bss021218.php|Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two :: Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212103126.htm|Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two :: Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sfn-btp020718.php|Brain thickness provides insight into teenage decision-making :: Young adults with thinner cortex in particular brain regions are more impulsive during a decision-making task than teens with thicker cortex, according to a large correlational study of adolescents from the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort. The results, published in JNeurosci, suggest that individual differences in brain structure could be used to identify youth at higher risk of making dang
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208120920.htm|Breakthrough technique combats cancer drug resistance :: The ability for cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs — known as multi-drug resistance — remains a leading cause for tumor recurrence and cancer metastasis, but recent findings offer hope that oncologists could one day direct cancer cells to 'turn off' their resistance capabilities.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610232/brexit-could-hit-the-uks-advanced-manufacturing-hard/|Brexit could hit the UK's advanced manufacturing hard ::
[[@https://www.insidescience.org/news/brief-ancient-lizards-also-ran-two-legs|BRIEF: Ancient Lizards Also Ran on Two Legs :: BRIEF: Ancient Lizards Also Ran on Two Legs Fossilized tracks suggest lizards were bipedal 110 million years ago. runningiguana_final1.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Creature Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 15:45 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) — Lizards can be quick. With all four
[[@https://www.insidescience.org/news/brief-new-metamaterial-shepherds-sound-across-waterair-divide|BRIEF: New Metamaterial Shepherds Sound Across the Water/Air Divide :: BRIEF: New Metamaterial Shepherds Sound Across the Water/Air Divide The innovation could one day help marine biologists eavesdrop on whales and equip submarines with more sensitive sonar. UnderwaterWhale_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Damsea via Shutterstock Technology Friday, February 9, 2018 – 17:00 Catherine Meyers, Editor (Inside Science) — Normally, the underwater world is like an acoustic L
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/community/2018/feb/09/britain-is-a-sad-leaderless-and-confused-place-your-best-comments-today|'Britain is a sad, leaderless and confused place': your best comments today :: We look at some of the articles provoking reader conversation today, including the single market, space exploration and single-pilot planes The need for Britain to leave the EU but not the single market , an article on the revival of a "state embraced Nasa" and discussion on whether you would fly in a single-pilot jet have got you talking today. To join in the conversation you can click on the li
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-britain-mirror-1267m-sales.html|Britain's Mirror buys Express for £126.7m as sales drop :: The publisher of Britain's left-wing Daily Mirror newspaper struck a £126.7 million deal on Friday to buy a series of titles including the right-wing Daily Express in a bid to stem a decline in advertising revenues and sales.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/olympic-camera-lenses-broadcast|Broadcast camera lenses at the Olympics can cost as much as a Lamborghini :: Technology These 59-pound boxes contains lots of glass and a tons of tech. Broadcast lenses like Canon's $222,000 UHD-Digisuper 86 make all that Olympic magic look sharp and clear.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-broadcom-bn-qualcomm-blocked.html|Broadcom offers $8 bn to Qualcomm if deal is blocked :: Singapore-based Broadcom said Friday it would pay rival Qualcomm $8 billion if regulators fail to approve a proposed merger between the two computer chip giants.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-airline-norwegian-profits-grounded-fuel.html|Budget airline Norwegian says profits grounded by fuel, expansion costs :: Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Thursday that rising fuel prices and the cost of replacing aircaft and opening up new routes pushed it into the red last year.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-airline-norwegian-profits-grounded-fuel.html|Budget airline Norwegian says profits grounded by fuel, expansion costs :: Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Thursday that rising fuel prices and the cost of replacing aircaft and opening up new routes pushed it into the red last year.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tau-bab021218.php|Building and breaking connections: How neuronal networks influence alcoholism :: Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212133438.htm|Building and breaking connections: How neuronal networks influence alcoholism :: Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uosc-fot021518.php|Building better tiny kidneys to test drugs and help people avoid dialysis :: A free online kidney atlas built by USC researchers empowers stem cell scientists everywhere to generate more human-like tiny kidneys for testing new drugs and creating renal replacement therapies. The three-study series provides the first cellular and molecular characterization of how the human kidney develops in a mother's womb. The new, open-source data, available at www.gudmap.org, provides th
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/669|Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly :: DNA programmable assembly has been combined with top-down lithography to construct superlattices of discrete, reconfigurable nanoparticle architectures on a gold surface over large areas. Specifically, the assembly of individual colloidal plasmonic nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes is controlled by oligonucleotides containing "locked" nucleic acids and confined environments provided b
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.5|Building up to superradiance, one by one ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-recycled-material.html|Building with waste and recycled material :: A residential module fully constructed from reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials: This is the premise for the newest unit in NEST, the modular research and innovation building run by Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. On 8 February 2018, the NEST "Urban Mining & Recycling" unit will open its doors and henceforth house two students. At the same time, as an active lab it will also help to advan
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fluids-space.html|Bursting with excitement – A look at bubbles and fluids in space :: Watching a bubble float effortlessly through the International Space Station may be mesmerizing and beautiful to witness, but that same bubble is also teaching researchers about how fluids behave differently in microgravity than they do on Earth. The near-weightless conditions aboard the station allow researchers to observe and control a wide variety of fluids in ways that are not possible on Eart
[[@https://www.economist.com/news/world-week/21737091-business-week|Business this week ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-butterfly-gardens-pollinators.html|Butterfly gardens offer some hope for pollinators :: Butterflies will use gardens planted to attract them, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. But the researchers cautioned that butterfly gardens can sometimes have a downside by exposing caterpillars to increased threats from predators or disease.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-butterfly-gardens-pollinators.html|Butterfly gardens offer some hope for pollinators :: Butterflies will use gardens planted to attract them, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. But the researchers cautioned that butterfly gardens can sometimes have a downside by exposing caterpillars to increased threats from predators or disease.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/buying-into-nuclear-power-selling-american-cars-in-japan-advocating-for-nitroglycerin/|Buying into Nuclear Power; Selling American Cars in Japan; Advocating for Nitroglycerin :: Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-truck-rules-set-up-potential-conflict-with-trump-administration/|California Truck Rules Set Up Potential Conflict with Trump Administration :: The rules seek to preserve the state's authority to regulate emissions from two sectors that the administration has backed away from — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/728|'CAMERA records cell action with new CRISPR tricks ::
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/can-figure-skaters-master-the-head-spinning-physics-of-a-quintuple-jump|Can Figure Skaters Master the Head-Spinning Physics of a Quintuple Jump? :: As recently as a few years ago, a quintuple jump seemed out of the question. Today? Not so much. Here's what it would take.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aaon-cls020918.php|Can learning stress-reducing techniques help reduce seizures? :: Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the Feb. 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aaon-cls020918.php|Can learning stress-reducing techniques help reduce seizures? :: Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the Feb. 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wifm-cog021518.php|Can our genes help predict how women respond to ovarian cancer treatment? :: New research, led by Professor Anna deFazio from the Westmead Institute and Westmead Hospital, has shown that the genes we inherit can have a significant impact on how the body processes chemotherapy drugs, which may lead to different clinical outcomes for ovarian cancer patients.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wifm-cog021518.php|Can our genes help predict how women respond to ovarian cancer treatment? :: New research, led by Professor Anna deFazio from the Westmead Institute and Westmead Hospital, has shown that the genes we inherit can have a significant impact on how the body processes chemotherapy drugs, which may lead to different clinical outcomes for ovarian cancer patients.
[[@https://www.wired.com/2018/02/geeks-guide-dark-netflix/|Can Season 2 of Netflix's 'Dark' Possibly Be Good? :: 'Dark'—Netflix's first original series to be produced in Germany—is a somber intergenerational time-travel drama that may not be for everyone.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-security-measures-really-stop-school-shootings/|Can Security Measures Really Stop School Shootings? :: Researchers argue that an educational approach would work better than "target hardening" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/ginkgo-bioworks-gmos/552374/?utm_source=feed|Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? :: BOSTON—Out on an old Navy dry dock, a biotech company called Ginkgo Bioworks is growing genetically modified organisms by the billions, and it would very much like to tell you about them. "I think people should love GMOs," Gingko's CEO and cofounder, Jason Kelly, told me. "We're super proud of them." It helps the message, perhaps, that Ginkgo is not a big ag corporation shrouded in secrecy, but a
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100701.htm|Can ultraviolet light fight the spread of influenza? :: Overhead far-UVC light, a type of ultraviolet light that is harmless to humans, effectively killed airborne flu virus, researchers have found. The lighting may offer a new weapon against the spread of flu virus in public spaces.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61767-spot-elon-musk-tesla-in-space.html|Can You Find Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Zooming Through Space in New Video? :: After a two-day chase, astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo captured Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster cruising through the solar system.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61767-spot-elon-musk-tesla-in-space.html|Can You Find Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Zooming Through Space in New Video? :: After a two-day chase, astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo captured Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster cruising through the solar system.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/12/can-you-solve-it-the-joy-of-grids|Can you solve it? The joy of grids :: Dot-to-dot puzzles that hit the spot UPDATE: For the solutions click here Hi guzzlers, Today, three challenges using this grid of 16 dots: Continue reading…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-canada-environmental-energy.html|Canada moves to speed environmental reviews of energy projects :: Canada unveiled plans Thursday to speed up environmental reviews of mines, pipelines and dam projects, placing the approval process under a single agency.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51700/article/Canada-Plans-to-Boost-Basic-Science-Spending|Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending :: The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-canadian-provinces-feud-pacific-pipeline.html|Canadian provinces feud over Pacific pipeline project :: A pipeline project aimed at boosting Canada's overseas oil sales and reducing reliance on US buyers has pitted two provincial governments against each other, sticking the prime minister in the middle.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ul-csv021218.php|Canadian stroke victims at higher risk of dying in rural hospitals :: Canadians who suffer a stroke have a higher risk of dying if they are treated in a rural hospital rather than an urban one. According to a new study published in PLOS One by Université Laval researchers, the mortality rate in the months that follow a stroke is approximately 25 percent higher for patients treated in rural areas.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/waeh-ckc021118.php|Cancer killing clue could lead to safer and more powerful immunotherapies :: The study, led by Dr Misty Jenkins from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, explains the crucial mechanisms by which CAR-T cell therapy is able to rapidly target and kill cancer cells, and why it may cause serious side effects.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cancer-fighting-nanorobots-tumors.html|Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to seek and destroy tumors :: In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/asu-cnp020818.php|Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to seek and destroy tumors :: In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112000.htm|Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to seek and destroy tumors :: In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145826.htm|Cancer-killing virus acts by alerting immune system :: A new study has shown that a cancer-killing ('oncolytic') virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine — in addition to killing some cancer cells directly, the virus alerts the immune system to the presence of a tumor, triggering a powerful, widespread immune response that kills cancer cells far outside the virus-infected region.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145826.htm|Cancer-killing virus acts by alerting immune system :: A new study has shown that a cancer-killing ('oncolytic') virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine — in addition to killing some cancer cells directly, the virus alerts the immune system to the presence of a tumor, triggering a powerful, widespread immune response that kills cancer cells far outside the virus-infected region.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bcfg-cga021318.php|Can't get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there. :: Through brain imaging, Baycrest scientists have found evidence that the brain uses eye movements to help people recall vivid moments from the past, paving the way for the development of visual tests that could alert doctors earlier about those at risk for neurodegenerative illnesses.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bcfg-cga021318.php|Can't get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there. :: Through brain imaging, Baycrest scientists have found evidence that the brain uses eye movements to help people recall vivid moments from the past, paving the way for the development of visual tests that could alert doctors earlier about those at risk for neurodegenerative illnesses.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093831.htm|Can't get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there. :: Through brain imaging, scientists have found evidence that the brain uses eye movements to help people recall vivid moments from the past, paving the way for the development of visual tests that could alert doctors earlier about those at risk for neurodegenerative illnesses.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093831.htm|Can't get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there. :: Through brain imaging, scientists have found evidence that the brain uses eye movements to help people recall vivid moments from the past, paving the way for the development of visual tests that could alert doctors earlier about those at risk for neurodegenerative illnesses.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731652-400-cape-town-is-about-to-run-out-of-water-how-did-this-happen/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=news&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-news|Cape Town is about to run out of water – how did this happen? :: Cape Town's water reserves are so low that it may soon have to turn off the taps. How did it get this bad, asks Michael Le Page
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731652-400-cape-town-is-about-to-run-out-of-water-how-did-this-happen/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=news&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-news|Cape Town is about to run out of water – how did this happen? :: Cape Town's water reserves are so low that it may soon have to turn off the taps. How did it get this bad, asks Michael Le Page
[[@https://www.ted.com/talks/bhu_srinivasan_capitalism_isn_t_an_ideology_it_s_an_operating_system?rss|Capitalism isn't an ideology — it's an operating system |Bhu Srinivasan :: Bhu Srinivasan researches the intersection of capitalism and technological progress. Instead of thinking about capitalism as a firm, unchanging ideology, he suggests that we should think of it as an operating system — one that needs upgrades to keep up with innovation, like the impending take-off of drone delivery services. Learn more about the past and future of the free market (and a potential
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/743|Capsules made from prefabricated thin films ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-captured-electrons-nuclei-higher-energy.html|Captured electrons excite nuclei to higher energy states :: For the first time, physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators, led by a team from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, demonstrated a long-theorized nuclear effect. This advance tests theoretical models that describe how nuclear and atomic realms interact and may also provide new insights into how star elements are created.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/dnl-cee021218.php|Captured electrons excite nuclei to higher energy states :: For the first time, scientists demonstrated a long-theorized nuclear effect called nuclear excitation by electron capture. This advance tests theoretical models that describe how nuclear and atomic realms interact and may also provide new insights into how star elements are created.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144151.htm|Captured electrons excite nuclei to higher energy states :: For the first time, scientists demonstrated a long-theorized nuclear effect called nuclear excitation by electron capture. This advance tests theoretical models that describe how nuclear and atomic realms interact and may also provide new insights into how star elements are created.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mgh-cmf021418.php|Cardiac macrophages found to contribute to a currently untreatable type of heart failure :: A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has discovered, for the first time, that the immune cells called macrophages contribute to a type of heart failure for which there currently is no effective treatment.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mgh-cmf021418.php|Cardiac macrophages found to contribute to a currently untreatable type of heart failure :: A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has discovered, for the first time, that the immune cells called macrophages contribute to a type of heart failure for which there currently is no effective treatment.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150232.htm|Cardiac macrophages found to contribute to a currently untreatable type of heart failure :: Investigators have discovered, for the first time, that the immune cells called macrophages contribute to a type of heart failure for which there currently is no effective treatment.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150232.htm|Cardiac macrophages found to contribute to a currently untreatable type of heart failure :: Investigators have discovered, for the first time, that the immune cells called macrophages contribute to a type of heart failure for which there currently is no effective treatment.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093844.htm|Carefully managed fire can promote rare savanna species :: In the first continent-wide study of the effects of fire on bird and mammal diversity in the African savanna environment, researchers have found that increasing 'pyrodiversity' boosts the variety of species of mammals by around 20 percent and of birds by 30 percent in savannas with high rainfall.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093844.htm|Carefully managed fire can promote rare savanna species :: In the first continent-wide study of the effects of fire on bird and mammal diversity in the African savanna environment, researchers have found that increasing 'pyrodiversity' boosts the variety of species of mammals by around 20 percent and of birds by 30 percent in savannas with high rainfall.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uod-cut021518.php|Catching up to brain cancer :: University of Delaware researchers have produced a new and freely available computer program that predicts cancer cell motion and spread with high accuracy. This new system gives researchers a faster way of examining rapidly spreading glioblastoma tumors — an aggressive and devastating form of brain cancer — and a new way of predicting the likely impact different treatments might have.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/catholic-vatican-china/552800/?utm_source=feed|Catholics Have a Messaging Problem in China :: Nearly half a century after Mao Tse-Tung banned religion in China, the country is home to an estimated 72 percent of the world's religiously unaffiliated people. Yet if Christianity continues to grow at its current rate there, in a few years there will be more Christians in China than in any other country in the world. By claiming just a sliver of China's population of 700 million religiously una
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150212.htm|Cell biology: Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle :: Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150212.htm|Cell biology: Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle :: Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cells-liquids-bit-geckos.html|Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos :: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cells-liquids-bit-geckos.html|Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos :: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qmuo-co021418.php|Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos :: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qmuo-co021418.php|Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos :: Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145930.htm|Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos :: Researchers have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145930.htm|Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos :: Researchers have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.
[[@http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/cern-may-have-just-found-a-hypothetical-quasiparticle|CERN may have just found a hypothetical quasiparticle :: CERN's LHC has just found evidence of the odder on quasiparticle after a 44-year search. Read More
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.5|Checks and balances at a cellular level ::
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/10/cheddar-man-changed-way-we-think-about-ancestors|Cheddar Man changes the way we think about our ancestors :: The study of a 10,000-year-old man surprised people when it revealed his blue eyes and dark skin – and few predicted he would reshape our view of our genetic heritage In 1903 workmen digging a drainage trench in Gough's Cave in the Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, uncovered the remains of a young man, sealed under a stalagmite. The figure, feet curled up underneath him, was small, at about 5ft 5in, and
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145817.htm|Chemical cluster could transform energy storage for large electrical grids :: Researchers believe they have found a promising compound that could transform the energy storage landscape. The compound has properties that make it an ideal candidate material for redox flow batteries.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145817.htm|Chemical cluster could transform energy storage for large electrical grids :: Researchers believe they have found a promising compound that could transform the energy storage landscape. The compound has properties that make it an ideal candidate material for redox flow batteries.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-chemical-composition-aircraft-exhaust-aerosols.html|Chemical composition of aircraft exhaust aerosols investigated :: Can aircraft pollutant emissions be reduced by using biofuels? And what influence does an alternative fuel have on the formation of contrails? In mid-January, a joint German Aerospace Center (DLR) and US space agency NASA research project, with the participation of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Institute for Atmospheric Physics (IPA) of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in M
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170549.htm|Chemist designs diabetic treatment minus harmful side effects :: Scientists have figured out how to control glucose levels in the bloodstream without the usual side effects of nausea, vomiting or malaise.

[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/su-cdd020918.php|Chemist designs diabetic treatment minus harmful side effects :: Syracuse University professor Robert Doyle has figured out how to control glucose levels in the bloodstream without the usual side effects of nausea, vomiting or malaise.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/649.5|Chemistry assessments go 3D ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pu-cha021318.php|Chemists harness artificial intelligence to predict the future (of chemical reactions) :: A team of researchers from Princeton University and Merck have developed state-of-the-art software to predict reaction yields while varying up to four components. Their software can work for any reaction on any substrate, using Spartan data. The researchers hope it will prove to be a valuable tool in expediting the synthesis of new medicines.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141740.htm|Chemists harness artificial intelligence to predict the future (of chemical reactions) :: A team of researchers have developed state-of-the-art software to predict reaction yields while varying up to four components. Their software can work for any reaction on any substrate, using Spartan data. The researchers hope it will prove to be a valuable tool in expediting the synthesis of new medicines.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-chemists-harness-artificial-intelligence-future.html|Chemists harness artificial intelligence to predict the future (of chemical reactions) :: To manufacture medicines, chemists must find the right combinations of chemicals to make the necessary chemical structures. This is more complicated than it sounds, as typical chemical reactions employ several different components, and each chemical involved in a reaction adds another dimension to the calculations.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1239|Chemotherapy induces enrichment of CD47+/CD73+/PDL1+ immune evasive triple-negative breast cancer cells [Medical Sciences :: ]Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy and is often characterized by early relapse and metastasis. To form a secondary (recurrent and/or metastatic) tumor, a breast cancer cell must evade the innate and adaptive immune systems. CD47 enables cancer cells to evade killing by macrophages, whereas CD73 and…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-cpv020918.php|Chicken pox vaccine linked with shingles at the vaccination site in some children :: New research in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209114426.htm|Chicken pox vaccine linked with shingles at the vaccination site in some children :: New research reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox. Most of these cases were initially misdiagnosed as other skin rashes. While some of these patients underwent tests to help make the diagnosis, all of the children recovered without complications.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-children-puberty-younger-medieval-skeletons.html|Children aren't starting puberty younger, medieval skeletons reveal :: Children are entering puberty younger than before, according to recent studies, raising concerns that childhood obesity and hormone-contaminated water supplies may be to blame. However, our archaeological research suggests that there's nothing to worry about. Children in medieval England entered puberty between ten and 12 years of age – the same as today.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/chc-cce021518.php|Children's Colorado experts study loss of control eating & bariatric surgery success :: Recent research led by Thomas H. Inge, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado), examined the impact of eating behaviors on success rates related to bariatric surgery in adolescents.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-china-human-case-h7n4-bird.html|China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu :: China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-china-human-case-h7n4-bird.html|China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu :: China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610271/chinas-ai-startups-scored-more-funding-than-americas-last-year/|China's AI startups scored more funding than America's last year ::
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610271/chinas-ai-startups-scored-more-funding-than-americas-last-year/|China's AI startups scored more funding than America's last year ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/628|China's AI imperative ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-china-didi-chuxing-aim-japan.html|China's Didi Chuxing takes aim at Japan's taxi market :: Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced a deal with Japanese telecom firm SoftBank on Friday to develop a taxi app in Japan, where services like Uber have struggled to make inroads.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/chinas-dangerous-dream-of-urban-control/553097/?utm_source=feed|China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious :: For all the particularities of life in China, its big cities offer a familiar cosmopolitanism. Teenagers giggle over K-Pop videos in a Chengdu Starbucks. Strollers and dog walkers compete with an almighty clutter of dockless share bikes on the sidewalks of downtown Shenzhen. In Beijing's trendy Sanlitun district, weekend shoppers size up Uniqlo parkas like bargain hunters anywhere. Here are all t
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/chinas-dangerous-dream-of-urban-control/553097/?utm_source=feed|China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious :: For all the particularities of life in China, its big cities offer a familiar cosmopolitanism. Teenagers giggle over K-Pop videos in a Chengdu Starbucks. Strollers and dog walkers compete with an almighty clutter of dockless share bikes on the sidewalks of downtown Shenzhen. In Beijing's trendy Sanlitun district, weekend shoppers size up Uniqlo parkas like bargain hunters anywhere. Here are all t
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-china-january-auto-sales-growth.html|China's January auto sales growth rebounds to 10.7 percent :: China's auto sales growth rebounded in January into positive territory, boosted by strong demand for SUVs, an industry group reported Friday.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/618|China's planned exascale computer threatens Summit's position at the top ::
[[@https://www.popsci.com/how-facial-recognition-tech-works-china|Chinese cops are using facial-recognition sunglasses. Here's how that tech works. :: Technology There's at least one big problem in the field. Facial-recognition technology is no longer a gimmick seen in dystopian science fiction movies. This is how it works.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610282/chinese-farmers-are-using-ai-to-keep-tabs-on-their-pigs/|Chinese farmers are using AI to keep tabs on their pigs ::
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61773-chinese-new-year.html|Chinese New Year: Customs & Traditions :: The Chinese New Year is one of the world's most celebrated festivals.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/s-crr020918.php|Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell transplantation clinical trial :: A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial. The study can be found in the open-access journal Protein & Cell which is published by Springer Nature.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/chips-skal-analysere-dna-med-lyspartikler-210480|Chips skal analysere DNA med lyspartikler :: Et engelsk chip-producent bruger lys i stedet for elektricitet til lave hurtige beregninger af genomdata.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/chips-skal-analysere-dna-med-lyspartikler-210480|Chips skal analysere DNA med lyspartikler :: Et engelsk chip-producent bruger lys i stedet for elektricitet til lave hurtige beregninger af genomdata.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61754-chocolate-facts.html|Chocolate Facts, Effects & History :: Chocolate, the most popular sweet treat in the world, makes you feel good and it may be good for you, too.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61754-chocolate-facts.html|Chocolate Facts, Effects & History :: Chocolate, the most popular sweet treat in the world, makes you feel good and it may be good for you, too.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/635|Cholesterol crystals impede nerve repair ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/745|Chromatin regulation and immune escape ::

[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.6|Cities feel the heat of climate change ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-clay-tablets-cradle-civilisation-insight.html|Clay tablets from the cradle of civilisation provide new insight to the history of medicine :: Before the Greeks excelled in science and philosophy, culture was blooming in Mesopotamia, located between the Euphrates River and the Tigris River in present day Iraq.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/osu-cpm021418.php|Clean plates much more common when we eat at home :: When people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates – and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/osu-cpm021418.php|Clean plates much more common when we eat at home :: When people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates – and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145739.htm|Clean plates much more common when we eat at home :: When people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates – and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-plates-common-home.html|Clean plates much more common when we eat at home :: When people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates—and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-plates-common-home.html|Clean plates much more common when we eat at home :: When people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates—and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
[[@https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/cleveland-clinic-genetic-experts-call-out-functional-medicine-on-worthless-genetic-testing-and-supplement-prescribing/|Cleveland Clinic genetic experts call out functional medicine on worthless genetic testing and supplement prescribing :: Cleveland Clinic genetics experts call out functional medicine on worthless genetic testing and dietary supplement prescribing: "Poor science, leading to even worse medicine." Irony meters exploded everywhere.
[[@https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/cleveland-clinic-genetic-experts-call-out-functional-medicine-on-worthless-genetic-testing-and-supplement-prescribing/|Cleveland Clinic genetic experts call out functional medicine on worthless genetic testing and supplement prescribing :: Cleveland Clinic genetics experts call out functional medicine on worthless genetic testing and dietary supplement prescribing: "Poor science, leading to even worse medicine." Irony meters exploded everywhere.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/frozen-chemicals-leaking-climate-change|Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret :: Nexus Media News Toxic chemicals from hidden military bases now risk leaking. The melting Greenland ice sheet could leaking chemicals that the Army thought would stay frozen in perpetuity.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/frozen-chemicals-leaking-climate-change|Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret :: Nexus Media News Toxic chemicals from hidden military bases now risk leaking. The melting Greenland ice sheet could leaking chemicals that the Army thought would stay frozen in perpetuity.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093842.htm|Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles :: If you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? A new study demonstrates that stair climbing not only lowers blood pressure but also builds leg strength, especially in postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies who are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093842.htm|Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles :: If you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? A new study demonstrates that stair climbing not only lowers blood pressure but also builds leg strength, especially in postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies who are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uops-cpc020918.php|Clock protein controls daily cycle of gene expression by regulating chromosome loops :: It's well known that the human body functions on a 24-hour schedule. The up-and-down daily cycles of a long-studied clock protein called Rev-erb coordinates the ebb and flow of gene expression by tightening and loosening loops in chromosomes, according to new research.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131427.htm|Clock protein controls daily cycle of gene expression by regulating chromosome loops :: It's well known that the human body functions on a 24-hour schedule. The up-and-down daily cycles of a long-studied clock protein called Rev-erb coordinates the ebb and flow of gene expression by tightening and loosening loops in chromosomes, according to new research.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cndi-csd020818.php|CNIC scientists describe the mechanism of heart regeneration in the zebrafish :: A new study published in Nature Communications describes a high level of plasticity among different cell populations in the regenerating zebrafish heart
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180359.htm|Cockroach ancient geographic and genomic history traced back to last supercontinent :: Armed with a vast amount of genomic information, a team of researchers has performed the first molecular dating to gain the clearest picture yet of the biogeographical history of cockroaches. They have traced back the key evolutionary time points of the cockroach — all the way back almost 300 million years ago when the Earth's mass was organized into the Pangaea supercontinent.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cockroaches-spatial-olfactory-stimuli-track.html|Cockroaches build spatial maps of olfactory stimuli to track potential mates :: Male cockroaches can sense the spatial distribution of female pheromones to locate a mate, according to researchers from Hokkaido University and the University of Konstanz. Cockroaches are nocturnal and heavily rely on olfaction for finding food and mating partners in the dark. However, plumes emitted from an odor source are not smooth or continuous, and have no clear concentration gradient. They
[[@http://www.futurity.org/cockroach-robots-locomotion-1679682-2/|Cockroaches teach robots to clamber and scurry :: Engineers are building robots that move more like cockroaches. By studying the pests as they clamber across chasms and over obstacles, roboticists hope to learn some of their locomotion secrets that they can then apply to new robot prototypes. "Where they live, you have all sorts of stuff around you, like dense vegetation or fallen leaves or branches or roots," says Chen Li, assistant professor o
[[@http://www.futurity.org/cockroach-robots-locomotion-1679682-2/|Cockroaches teach robots to clamber and scurry :: Engineers are building robots that move more like cockroaches. By studying the pests as they clamber across chasms and over obstacles, roboticists hope to learn some of their locomotion secrets that they can then apply to new robot prototypes. "Where they live, you have all sorts of stuff around you, like dense vegetation or fallen leaves or branches or roots," says Chen Li, assistant professor o
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-coffee-threatened-climate-disease-pests.html|Coffee threatened by climate change, disease, pests :: According to connoisseurs, the tastiest of coffee beans come from the Coffea arabica shrub, a fragile weakling that is susceptible to diseases and pests. And climate change isn't making things any easier for the plant. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, reports that although coffee producers and scientists agree that C. arabi
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-coffee-threatened-climate-disease-pests.html|Coffee threatened by climate change, disease, pests :: According to connoisseurs, the tastiest of coffee beans come from the Coffea arabica shrub, a fragile weakling that is susceptible to diseases and pests. And climate change isn't making things any easier for the plant. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, reports that although coffee producers and scientists agree that C. arabi
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/662|Coherent single-atom superradiance :: Superradiance is a quantum phenomenon emerging in macroscopic systems whereby correlated single atoms cooperatively emit photons. Demonstration of controlled collective atom-field interactions has resulted from the ability to directly imprint correlations with an atomic ensemble. Here we report cavity-mediated coherent single-atom superradiance: Single atoms with predefined correlation traverse a
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/b-cow020818.php|Cold open water plunge provides instant pain relief :: A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-comcast-ponders-21st-century-fox.html|Comcast ponders new bid for 21st Century Fox: US media :: US cable company Comcast, which in December dropped an attempt to acquire 21st Century Fox, is considering relaunching that bid even though Walt Disney Co. has reached a deal, the Wall Street Journal reported.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-naturally-insects-natural-evolution.html|Comes naturally? Using stick insects to study natural selection, predictability of evolution :: Is evolution predictable? Are changes in a species random or do they happen because of natural selection?
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/usu-cnu021518.php|Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability :: Predicting evolution remains difficult. Scientists from Utah State University, University of Sheffield, University of Connecticut, University of Notre Dame and Simon Frasier University studied evolution of cryptic body coloration and pattern in stick insects for insights.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141641.htm|Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability :: Predicting evolution remains difficult. Scientists have studied evolution of cryptic body coloration and pattern in stick insects for insights.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/eaar4968|Comment on "Selective anaerobic oxidation of methane enables direct synthesis of methanol" :: The comment and response concerning the report of oxidation of methane to methanol by water (Reports, 5 May 2017, p. 523) do not fully capture the implications of thermodynamic limitations. A nonisothermal process in which each cycle requires a large temperature swing and permits only substoichiometric methane conversion surely could not be carried out on any practical scale.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-companion-robots-rural-schools.html|Companion robots could help our rural schools :: Companion robots could be used in rural schools to help motivate students to study science and technology, and to provide comfort, according to University of Auckland research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-companion-robots-rural-schools.html|Companion robots could help our rural schools :: Companion robots could be used in rural schools to help motivate students to study science and technology, and to provide comfort, according to University of Auckland research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-company-partnerships-in-house-ramifications.html|Company partnerships may have in-house ramifications :: When companies partner with a sports team or a charity, the deal is usually about attracting consumers and strengthening their brands. Inside a company, however, what happens to employee allegiance?
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-company-partnerships-in-house-ramifications.html|Company partnerships may have in-house ramifications :: When companies partner with a sports team or a charity, the deal is usually about attracting consumers and strengthening their brands. Inside a company, however, what happens to employee allegiance?
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoo-cpm021418.php|Company partnerships may have in-house ramifications :: When companies partner with a sports team or a charity, the deal is usually about attracting consumers and strengthening their brands. Inside a company, however, what happens to employee allegiance? That's the question asked by researchers of the University of Oregon and two United Kingdom universities in Academy of Management Review.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoo-cpm021418.php|Company partnerships may have in-house ramifications :: When companies partner with a sports team or a charity, the deal is usually about attracting consumers and strengthening their brands. Inside a company, however, what happens to employee allegiance? That's the question asked by researchers of the University of Oregon and two United Kingdom universities in Academy of Management Review.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/02/09/584514805/computational-propaganda-yeah-that-s-a-thing-now|Computational Propaganda: Bots, Targeting And The Future :: Computational propaganda was invented by people who realized the possibilities emerging from the intersection of new technologies and behaviors they create — and it's frightening, says Adam Frank. (Image credit: Saul Gravy/Getty Images)
[[@http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/confabulation-why-telling-ourselves-stories-makes-us-feel-ok|Confabulation: why telling ourselves stories makes us feel ok :: When we don't know the reasons behind our choices, we confabulate. Read More
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1268|Confirmation of intersubunit connectivity and topology of designed protein complexes by native MS [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]Computational protein design provides the tools to expand the diversity of protein complexes beyond those found in nature. Understanding the rules that drive proteins to interact with each other enables the design of protein–protein interactions to generate specific protein assemblies. In this work, we designed protein–protein interfaces between dimers and…
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/congress-guns-parkland-massacre/553514/?utm_source=feed|Congress's Ever-So-Brief Return to the Debate Over Gun Control :: House Speaker Paul Ryan found himself in an all-too-familiar position on Thursday, facing reporters after yet another mass shooting and having to explain why Congress had done nothing to respond to what many consider to be an epidemic of gun violence across the country. "This is one of those moments where we just need to step back and count our blessings," Ryan said, speaking a day after a studen
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.9|Connecting quantum emitters ::
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/553298/frum-conservative-argument/?utm_source=feed|Conservatives Must Save the Republican Party From Itself :: "The Trump Republican party shames itself every day," argues The Atlantic writer and David Frum. "Some people think we'd be better off if the GOP just went out of business. That's dangerous advice." In this video, which highlights key points from Frum's article, "An Exit from Trumpocracy," the self-identifying conservative explains why the Republican party has become "radicalized" and continues t
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/553298/frum-conservative-argument/?utm_source=feed|Conservatives Must Save the Republican Party From Itself :: "The Trump Republican party shames itself every day," argues The Atlantic writer and David Frum. "Some people think we'd be better off if the GOP just went out of business. That's dangerous advice." In this video, which highlights key points from Frum's article, "An Exit from Trumpocracy," the self-identifying conservative explains why the Republican party has become "radicalized" and continues t
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-impact-indoor-chemistry-cocktail.html|Considering the impact of the indoor chemistry cocktail :: A pair of researchers, one with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, the other with the University of Toronto in Canada has revisited the topic of indoor chemistry and its impact on human health. In their Perspective piece published in the journal Science, Sasho Gligorovski and Jonathan Abbatt suggest that more research should be done to determine what chemical reactions are occurring in home
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-consumer-industrial-products-dominant-urban.html|Consumer and industrial products now a dominant urban air pollution source :: Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoca-cai020718.php|Consumer and industrial products now a dominant urban air pollution source :: Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141840.htm|Consumer and industrial products now a dominant urban air pollution source :: Chemical products that contain compounds refined from petroleum, like household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising new study.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43084642|Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated' :: Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/contempt-for-court/553046/?utm_source=feed|Contempt for Court :: An old legal anecdote—attributed to such legal notables as Mae West and the Earl of Birkenhead —depicts a frustrated judge asking an obstreperous lawyer, "Are you displaying contempt of court?" "No, your honor," the advocate responds. "I am trying to conceal it." I sometimes think simple politeness—a willingness to conceal contempt for other parties, judges, and even law itself—is all that differ
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1298|Context-dependent functions of angiopoietin 2 are determined by the endothelial phosphatase VEPTP [Cell Biology :: ]The angiopoietin (ANGPT)–TIE2/TEK signaling pathway is essential for blood and lymphatic vascular homeostasis. ANGPT1 is a potent TIE2 activator, whereas ANGPT2 functions as a context-dependent agonist/antagonist. In disease, ANGPT2-mediated inhibition of TIE2 in blood vessels is linked to vascular leak, inflammation, and metastasis. Using conditional knockout studies in mice, we…
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/740|Controlling learning and epilepsy together ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209112558.htm|Cool Snake – Warmth-loving Grass Snake survived the Ice Age in Central Europe :: Using genetic analyses, scientists have discovered that not all Grass Snakes retreated to warm southern refugia during the last Central European Ice Age. They offer first evidence for the survival of a warmth-loving, egg-laying reptile during this cold period.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/649.4|COPD risk: Clues from the tree branches ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1330|Correction for Ferrari et al., Hypoxia treatment reverses neurodegenerative disease in a mouse model of Leigh syndrome [Correction :: ]MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for "Hypoxia treatment reverses neurodegenerative disease in a mouse model of Leigh syndrome," by Michele Ferrari, Isha H. Jain, Olga Goldberger, Emanuele Rezoagli, Robrecht Thoonen, Kai-Hung Chen, David E. Sosnovik, Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, Vamsi K. Mootha, and Warren M. Zapol, which was first published May 8, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1621511114…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1329|Correction for Noh et al., ATRX tolerates activity-dependent histone H3 methyl/phos switching to maintain repetitive element silencing in neurons [Correction :: ]COLLOQUIUM Correction for "ATRX tolerates activity-dependent histone H3 methyl/phos switching to maintain repetitive element silencing in neurons," by Kyung-Min Noh, Ian Maze, Dan Zhao, Bin Xiang, Wendy Wenderski, Peter W. Lewis, Li Shen, Haitao Li, and C. David Allis, which was first published December 23, 2014; 10.1073/pnas.1411258112 (Proc Natl Acad…
[[@http://www.futurity.org/fibroblast-reprogramming-heart-muscle-1680362-2/|Could 'reprogramming' these cells fix damaged hearts? :: Scientists hope to one day create new healthy heart muscle cells within a patient's own ailing heart. A new study reveals key molecular details that should be useful in developing this ambitious approach. In the study, published in Cell Reports , researchers reprogrammed ordinary cells called fibroblasts into new and healthy heart muscle cells, and recorded changes that appear to be necessary for
[[@http://www.futurity.org/fibroblast-reprogramming-heart-muscle-1680362-2/|Could 'reprogramming' these cells fix damaged hearts? :: Scientists hope to one day create new healthy heart muscle cells within a patient's own ailing heart. A new study reveals key molecular details that should be useful in developing this ambitious approach. In the study, published in Cell Reports , researchers reprogrammed ordinary cells called fibroblasts into new and healthy heart muscle cells, and recorded changes that appear to be necessary for
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/amazon-headquarters-politics/553394/?utm_source=feed|Could Amazon Flip a State? :: Could Amazon flip a state? Amid all the public chatter over the company's search for a second North American headquarters, there's been strikingly little discussion about the potential political impact. But the choice's electoral implications could be substantial. Just as Democrats are becoming increasingly reliant on younger, better-educated, and urbanized voters, Amazon's second headquarters co
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/amazon-headquarters-politics/553394/?utm_source=feed|Could Amazon Flip a State? :: Could Amazon flip a state? Amid all the public chatter over the company's search for a second North American headquarters, there's been strikingly little discussion about the potential political impact. But the choice's electoral implications could be substantial. Just as Democrats are becoming increasingly reliant on younger, better-educated, and urbanized voters, Amazon's second headquarters co
[[@http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/how-deja-vu-and-the-mandela-effect-may-be-explained-by-the-same-strange-phenomenon|Could déjà vu and Nelson Mandela prove that alternate dimensions exist? :: Are déjà vu and the Mandela Effect related? A theory by physicist Michio Kaku may help explain. Read More
[[@http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/how-deja-vu-and-the-mandela-effect-may-be-explained-by-the-same-strange-phenomenon|Could déjà vu and Nelson Mandela prove that alternate dimensions exist? :: Are déjà vu and the Mandela Effect related? A theory by physicist Michio Kaku may help explain. Read More
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-dogs-help-save-the-mongolian-steppe/|Could Dogs Help Save the Mongolian Steppe? :: An American entrepreneur is working to convert Mongolian herders into conservationists by reintroducing the region's traditional livestock protection dog — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-dogs-help-save-the-mongolian-steppe/|Could Dogs Help Save the Mongolian Steppe? :: An American entrepreneur is working to convert Mongolian herders into conservationists by reintroducing the region's traditional livestock protection dog — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/netflix-cloverfield-paradox-annihilation-extinction-release/553067/?utm_source=feed|Could Netflix Be Giving Up on Prestige Films? :: Just a year ago, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Netflix was a big player. The streaming company was a little more than a year into releasing its own original movies for its subscribers, and it was looking for prestige hits to gain a foothold as a distributor Hollywood could take seriously. It acquired one of the best-reviewed films of the festival, Mudbound , for $12.5 million , and the Gran
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoy-csc021418.php|Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis? :: Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoy-csc021418.php|Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis? :: Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111055.htm|Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis? :: Scientists have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111055.htm|Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis? :: Scientists have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-countries-greater-gender-equality-percentage.html|Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-countries-greater-gender-equality-percentage.html|Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/lbu-cwg020918.php|Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/lbu-cwg020918.php|Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150132.htm|Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150132.htm|Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-cwg021418.php|Countries with greater gender equality have lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Although women currently are well represented in life sciences, they continue to be underrepresented in inorganic sciences, such as computer science and physics. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri and Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom have found that as societies become wealthier and more gender equal, women are less likely to obtain degrees in STEM. The researchers call
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-cwg021418.php|Countries with greater gender equality have lower percentage of female STEM graduates :: Although women currently are well represented in life sciences, they continue to be underrepresented in inorganic sciences, such as computer science and physics. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri and Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom have found that as societies become wealthier and more gender equal, women are less likely to obtain degrees in STEM. The researchers call
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093839.htm|Cover crops in nitrogen's circle of life :: A circle of life-and nitrogen-is playing out in farms across the United States. And researchers are trying to get the timing right. The goal is to time nutrient release from cover crops to better match the nutrient needs of specific cash crops.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093839.htm|Cover crops in nitrogen's circle of life :: A circle of life-and nitrogen-is playing out in farms across the United States. And researchers are trying to get the timing right. The goal is to time nutrient release from cover crops to better match the nutrient needs of specific cash crops.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-discovery-japan-scientist-egg-white.html|Cracking discovery: Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy :: A Japanese scientist said Thursday his team has cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy—by using proteins taken from egg white.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-discovery-japan-scientist-egg-white.html|Cracking discovery: Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy :: A Japanese scientist said Thursday his team has cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy—by using proteins taken from egg white.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610290/crispr-could-enable-quick-reliable-medical-tests/|CRISPR could enable quick, reliable medical tests ::
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161345-crispr-has-fixed-the-genetic-cause-of-a-learning-disability/|CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disability :: CRISPR gene editing has been used to alleviate the genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, but the technique has only been tried in cells in a dish so far
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141735.htm|CRISPR scissors, Cas12a, enables cutting-edge diagnostics :: Utilizing an unsuspected activity of the CRISPR-Cas12a protein, researchers created a simple diagnostic system called DETECTR to analyze cells, blood, saliva, urine and stool to detect genetic mutations, cancer and antibiotic resistance and also diagnose bacterial and viral infections. The scientists discovered that when Cas12a binds its double-stranded DNA target, it indiscriminately chews up all
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–csc021318.php|CRISPR scissors, Cas12a, enables cutting-edge diagnostics :: Utilizing an unsuspected activity of the CRISPR-Cas12a protein, UC Berkeley researchers created a simple diagnostic system called DETECTR to analyze cells, blood, saliva, urine and stool to detect genetic mutations, cancer and antibiotic resistance and also diagnose bacterial and viral infections. The scientists discovered that when Cas12a binds its double-stranded DNA target, it indiscriminately
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141753.htm|CRISPR-based diagnostic tool advanced, miniature paper test developed :: The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power to work with a miniature paper test, similar to a pregnancy test, allowing rapid and simple detection in any setting. Additional features greatly expand both the breadth and sensitivity of the diagnostic information, including the ability to detec
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-crispr-based-technology-viral-dna.html|CRISPR-based technology can detect viral DNA :: A powerful genome editing tool can be deployed as an ace DNA detective, able to sniff out DNA snippets that signal viral infections, cancer, or even defective genes.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hhmi-ctc021418.php|CRISPR-based technology can detect viral DNA :: Technology that's been used to edit genomes can also spot snippets of DNA. Such detective work may enable rapid, reliable ways to identify infections and cancer.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.4|CRISPR-Cas accelerates phage evolution ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-crispr-cas9-double-edged-sword-bacteria.html|CRISPR-Cas9 may be a double-edged sword for bacteria :: A team of researchers with the Catholic University of America has found evidence that suggests a defense mechanism used by bacteria to ward off phage attacks might also be benefiting the phages. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes testing the impact of CRISPR-Cas9 on phages that infect Escherichia coli and what they found.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-critics-wary-google-chrome-ad.html|Critics wary as Google's Chrome begins an ad crackdown :: On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will pretty much sail through its new filters.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-critics-wary-google-chrome-ad.html|Critics wary as Google's Chrome begins an ad crackdown :: On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google's own most lucrative ads will pretty much sail through its new filters.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43056744|Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life' :: A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43056744|Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life' :: A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/cryptojacking-critical-infrastructure/|Cryptojacking Found in Critical Infrastructure Systems Raises Alarms :: Once confined to browsers, hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrency has branched out to dangerous places.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.7|Crystallography of sensitive materials ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-csr020818.php|CT scans reveal new muscles in horseshoe crab appendages :: Digital dissection shows that two horseshoe crab appendages — the pushing leg and the male pedipalp — each have one more muscle than had been thought, according to a study published Feb. 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Russell Bicknell from University of New England, Australia, and colleagues.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-csr020818.php|CT scans reveal new muscles in horseshoe crab appendages :: Digital dissection shows that two horseshoe crab appendages — the pushing leg and the male pedipalp — each have one more muscle than had been thought, according to a study published Feb. 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Russell Bicknell from University of New England, Australia, and colleagues.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ct-scans-reveal-muscles-horseshoe.html|CT scans reveal new muscles in horseshoe crab appendages :: Digital dissection shows that two horseshoe crab appendages—the pushing leg and the male pedipalp—each have one more muscle than had been thought, according to a study published February 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Russell Bicknell from University of New England, Australia, and colleagues.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ct-scans-reveal-muscles-horseshoe.html|CT scans reveal new muscles in horseshoe crab appendages :: Digital dissection shows that two horseshoe crab appendages—the pushing leg and the male pedipalp—each have one more muscle than had been thought, according to a study published February 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Russell Bicknell from University of New England, Australia, and colleagues.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51794/article/CT-Scans-Reveal-New-Muscles-in-Horseshoe-Crabs|CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs :: The chelicerates' unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51794/article/CT-Scans-Reveal-New-Muscles-in-Horseshoe-Crabs|CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs :: The chelicerates' unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-current-material-reveals-electrons-elusive.html|Current generated when light hits a material reveals electrons behaving like an elusive particle :: A massless particle, a.k.a. Weyl fermion, predicted nearly 100 years ago, has been found in another corner of physics. Electrons in a semimetal can behave like these particles. They are either right-handed or left-handed—they are mirror images like our hands. Theory predicted that Weyl semimetals could produce handedness-dependent electrical current by shining circularly polarized infrared light o
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-current-material-reveals-electrons-elusive.html|Current generated when light hits a material reveals electrons behaving like an elusive particle :: A massless particle, a.k.a. Weyl fermion, predicted nearly 100 years ago, has been found in another corner of physics. Electrons in a semimetal can behave like these particles. They are either right-handed or left-handed—they are mirror images like our hands. Theory predicted that Weyl semimetals could produce handedness-dependent electrical current by shining circularly polarized infrared light o
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51701/article/Cuts-to-Prevention-and-Public-Health-Fund-Puts-CDC-Programs-at-Risk|Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk :: Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children's Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cutting-brain-enzyme-reversed-alzheimers-plaques-mice|Cutting off a brain enzyme reversed Alzheimer's plaques in mice :: Inhibiting an enzyme involved in the production of Alzheimer's protein globs also made old globs, or plaques, disappear in mouse brains.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cutting-brain-enzyme-reversed-alzheimers-plaques-mice|Cutting off a brain enzyme reversed Alzheimer's plaques in mice :: Inhibiting an enzyme involved in the production of Alzheimer's protein globs also made old globs, or plaques, disappear in mouse brains.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wuso-coc021418.php|Cutting off cervical cancer's fuel supply stymies tumors :: Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that cervical tumors that don't respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer's fuel supply.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wuso-coc021418.php|Cutting off cervical cancer's fuel supply stymies tumors :: Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that cervical tumors that don't respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer's fuel supply.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150207.htm|Cutting off cervical cancer's fuel supply stymies tumors :: Researchers have shown that cervical tumors that don't respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer's fuel supply.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150207.htm|Cutting off cervical cancer's fuel supply stymies tumors :: Researchers have shown that cervical tumors that don't respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer's fuel supply.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1137|Cytocapsular tubes conduct cell translocation [Cell Biology :: ]Cell locomotion is essential for multicellular organism embryo development, organ homeostasis, tissue regeneration, immune responses, and tumor metastasis. Here we report that single mammalian cells can generate two extracellular membranous compartments: cytocapsulae and cytocapsular tubes. Cells migrate in cytocapsulae and engender cytocapsular tubes, which exhibit pleiotropic biological function
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150052.htm|Dance of auroras: First direct observation of electron frolic :: The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere — commonly known as the Northern Lights — has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150052.htm|Dance of auroras: First direct observation of electron frolic :: The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere — commonly known as the Northern Lights — has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uot-doa020818.php|Dance of auroras :: The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere — commonly known as the Northern Lights — has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uot-doa020818.php|Dance of auroras :: The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere — commonly known as the Northern Lights — has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/danmarks-forste-supercomputer-fylder-60-ar-210457|Danmarks første supercomputer fylder 60 år :: I 1958 blev den danske cifferregnemaskine DASK indviet. Danmarks Tekniske Museum holder fødselsdag for den i næste uge.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160861-dark-matter-could-be-produced-by-twisted-gravitational-waves/|Dark matter could be produced by twisted gravitational waves :: If gravitational waves – ripples in space time – have a handedness, primordial particles could interact with them to form a dark matter superfluid that spreads through the cosmos
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/644|Data rich ::
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160745-deadly-superbugs-are-evolving-to-beat-alcohol-hand-sanitisers/|Deadly superbugs are evolving to beat alcohol hand sanitisers :: Alcohol-based hand sanitisers were introduced in hospitals to stop the spread of drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA. Now it seems the bacteria have got the upper hand
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/decoding-the-overlap-between-autism-and-adhd/|Decoding the Overlap between Autism and ADHD :: The two conditions often coincide, but the search for common biological roots turns up conflicting evidence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/decoding-the-overlap-between-autism-and-adhd/|Decoding the Overlap between Autism and ADHD :: The two conditions often coincide, but the search for common biological roots turns up conflicting evidence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610244/deepminds-latest-ai-transfers-its-learning-to-new-tasks/|DeepMind's latest AI transfers its learning to new tasks :: Uber Drivers Driving
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ps-dfu021218.php|Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs :: An international team of researchers have discovered egg cases of deep-sea fish near hydrothermal vents. The team believes that deep-sea skates, a relative of sharks and rays, use the warm water near the vents to accelerate the typically years-long incubation time of their eggs.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212121226.htm|Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs :: An international team of researchers have discovered egg cases of deep-sea fish near hydrothermal vents. The team believes that deep-sea skates, a relative of sharks and rays, use the warm water near the vents to accelerate the typically years-long incubation time of their eggs.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-deep-sea-fish-hydrothermal-vents-incubate.html|Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs :: Some deep-sea skates—cartilaginous fish related to rays and sharks—use volcanic heat emitted at hydrothermal vents to incubate their eggs, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Because deep-sea skates have some of the longest egg incubation times, estimated to last more than four years, the researchers believe the fish are using the hot vents to accelerate embryo development.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/684|Defective cholesterol clearance limits remyelination in the aged central nervous system :: Age-associated decline in regeneration capacity limits the restoration of nervous system functionality after injury. In a model for demyelination, we found that old mice fail to resolve the inflammatory response initiated after myelin damage. Aged phagocytes accumulated excessive amounts of myelin debris, which triggered cholesterol crystal formation and phagolysosomal membrane rupture and stimul
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/689|Defining the physiological role of SRP in protein-targeting efficiency and specificity :: The signal recognition particle (SRP) enables cotranslational delivery of proteins for translocation into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), but its full in vivo role remains incompletely explored. We combined rapid auxin-induced SRP degradation with proximity-specific ribosome profiling to define SRP's in vivo function in yeast. Despite the classic view that SRP recognizes amino-terminal signal seq
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hcfe-dit021318.php|Deforestation in the tropics :: Scientists at the UFZ have adapted a method from physics to mathematically describe the fragmentation of tropical forests. In the scientific journal Nature, they explain how this allows to model and understand the fragmentation of forests on a global scale. They found that forest fragmentation in all three continents is close to a critical point beyond which fragment number will strongly increase.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hcfe-dit021318.php|Deforestation in the tropics :: Scientists at the UFZ have adapted a method from physics to mathematically describe the fragmentation of tropical forests. In the scientific journal Nature, they explain how this allows to model and understand the fragmentation of forests on a global scale. They found that forest fragmentation in all three continents is close to a critical point beyond which fragment number will strongly increase.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610267/delivery-drones-could-reduce-emissions-if-theyre-used-properly/|Delivery drones could reduce emissions—if they're used properly ::
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610267/delivery-drones-could-reduce-emissions-if-theyre-used-properly/|Delivery drones could reduce emissions—if they're used properly ::
[[@http://www.futurity.org/aging-positive-thinking-1677312-2/|Dementia less likely for people with positive attitude about aging :: People who gain positive beliefs about aging from the culture around them are less likely to develop dementia, new research suggests. Researchers found this protective effect for all participants, as well as among those carrying a gene that puts them at higher risk of developing dementia. Researchers found that older people with positive age beliefs who carry one of the strongest risk factors for
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/democrats-plan-to-secure-midterm-elections/|Democratic Task Force Outlines Voting Security Plan, With First Primary Just Weeks Away :: The Congressional Task Force on Election Security announced extensive recommendations for strengthening defense. But most of them won't happen any time soon.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/democrats-plan-to-secure-midterm-elections/|Democratic Task Force Outlines Voting Security Plan, With First Primary Just Weeks Away :: The Congressional Task Force on Election Security announced extensive recommendations for strengthening defense. But most of them won't happen any time soon.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/democrats-resistance-to-trump-is-eroding-and-so-are-their-poll-numbers/552845/?utm_source=feed|Democrats' 'Resistance' to Trump Is Eroding, and So Are Their Poll Numbers :: Remember "this is not normal?" A year ago, it was the motto of the self-styled "Resistance"—the coalition of liberals, Democrats, and a few wayward conservatives who were implacably opposed to the Trump administration. The endless refrain represented the refusal to countenance Trump as an ordinary political actor. Doing so, they feared, would eventually lead to the acceptance of racism, xenophobi
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/iooc-doa021418.php|Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect :: Researchers from IOCB Prague and IP CAS demonstrated for the first time a single molecule piezoelectric effect. The study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society represents a breakthrough in understanding the electromechanical behavior of individual molecules and provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/iooc-doa021418.php|Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect :: Researchers from IOCB Prague and IP CAS demonstrated for the first time a single molecule piezoelectric effect. The study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society represents a breakthrough in understanding the electromechanical behavior of individual molecules and provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-molecule-piezoelectric-effect.html|Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect :: Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) and institutional collaborators have demonstrated for the first time a single-molecule piezoelectric effect. The study, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, represents a breakthrough in understanding the electromechanical behavior of individual molecules and provides a new concept of
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-molecule-piezoelectric-effect.html|Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect :: Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) and institutional collaborators have demonstrated for the first time a single-molecule piezoelectric effect. The study, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, represents a breakthrough in understanding the electromechanical behavior of individual molecules and provides a new concept of
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/bedste-sundhedsminister-vi-ikke-har-haft/|Den bedste sundhedsminister, vi ikke har haft :: Bent Hansen forlader en skude, som nok sejler, men som savner retning og kræver en lige så stærk skipper som ham selv.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/787|Dentate gyrus mossy cells control spontaneous convulsive seizures and spatial memory :: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is characterized by debilitating, recurring seizures and an increased risk for cognitive deficits. Mossy cells (MCs) are key neurons in the hippocampal excitatory circuit, and the partial loss of MCs is a major hallmark of TLE. We investigated how MCs contribute to spontaneous ictal activity and to spatial contextual memory in a mouse model of TLE with hippocampal scl
[[@http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/researchers-just-discovered-a-genetic-link-between-alcoholism-autism-bipolar-disorder-depression-and-schizophrenia|Depression, schizophrenia, autism and other psychiatric disorders show common genetic link :: A new study of over 700 human brains has shown a genetic "signature" for common psychiatric disorders. Read More
[[@http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/researchers-just-discovered-a-genetic-link-between-alcoholism-autism-bipolar-disorder-depression-and-schizophrenia|Depression, schizophrenia, autism and other psychiatric disorders show common genetic link :: A new study of over 700 human brains has shown a genetic "signature" for common psychiatric disorders. Read More
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/617|Design for U.S. exascale computer takes shape ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-odds-fish-species-bypasses-sexual.html|Despite odds, fish species that bypass sexual reproduction are thriving :: Amazon Service PhoneThe very rare animals that reproduce asexually—only about one in 1,000 of all living vertebrate species—are thought to be at an evolutionary disadvantage compared with their sexually reproduced counterparts. But that theory doesn't hold true regarding the Amazon molly, an all-female fish species that has thrived for millennia in the fresh waters along the Mexico-Texas border.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wuso-dof020918.php|Despite odds, fish species that bypasses sexual reproduction is thriving :: An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the Amazon molly, a fish that reproduces asexually. The researchers expected that the asexual organism would be at a genetic disadvantage, but the Amazon molly is thriving.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/kniber-med-kvaliteten-forskningens-kvalitetstjek-210447|Det kniber med kvaliteten af forskningens kvalitetstjek :: Gummistempel eller kvalitetsstempel? Et af fundamenterne for den videnskabelige proces, peer reviews, fungerer ikke som tænkt og ønsket. Men findes der et bedre system? Spørgsmålet deler forskerne.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ru-dtm020918.php|Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension :: Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170704.htm|Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension :: Engineers, doctors and scientists have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215110041.htm|Did humans domesticate themselves? :: Human 'self-domestication' is a hypothesis that states that among the driving forces of human evolution, humans selected their companions depending on who had a more pro-social behavior. Researchers have found new genetic evidence for this evolutionary process.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/did-we-just-find-exoplanets-in-another-galaxy/|Did We Just Find Exoplanets in Another Galaxy? :: New observations of a supermassive black hole in a faraway galaxy hint that planets are plentiful throughout the universe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://neuwritesd.org/2018/02/08/did-you-do-that/|Did you do that? :: Limited only perhaps by my emotional fortitude and physical abilities, I am unquestionably in control of myself. This sense is perhaps drawn most into question first thing in the morning when I play both sides of an internal civil war: on one side, my bed, on the other, the cold cruel world. Both sides battle […]
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/12/did-you-solve-it-the-joy-of-grids|Did you solve it? The joy of grids :: The solutions to today's puzzles On my puzzle blog earlier today I set you the following three problems about this grid: Continue reading…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213223400.htm|Diet or regular? Decoding behavioral variation in ant clones :: Clonal ants appear to be diverse in responding to sweetened water, suggesting epigenetic regulation in behavioral variation and colony survival.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213223400.htm|Diet or regular? Decoding behavioral variation in ant clones :: Clonal ants appear to be diverse in responding to sweetened water, suggesting epigenetic regulation in behavioral variation and colony survival.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1204|Differing roles of CD1d2 and CD1d1 proteins in type I natural killer T cell development and function [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]MHC class I-like CD1 molecules have evolved to present lipid-based antigens to T cells. Differences in the antigen-binding clefts of the CD1 family members determine the conformation and size of the lipids that are presented, although the factors that shape CD1 diversity remain unclear. In mice, two homologous genes, CD1D1…
[[@http://bigthink.com/big-think-books/vivek-wadhwa-and-alex-salkever-your-happiness-was-hacked|Digital deception: We 'love' using our devices and it's making us miserable :: "Obviously, technology product and app designers seek to entice us to use their products. Few designers, however, are worried about the adverse effects of encouraging overuse." Read More
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/health/cuba-diplomats-attack-concussions.html|Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don't Know Why. :: After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious "attack" in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/feb/09/dippy-dinosaur-unveiled-dorset-first-leg-uk-tour|Dippy the dinosaur unveiled in Dorset on first leg of UK tour :: Diplodocus skeleton that graced Natural History Museum begins new life on Jurassic Coast For more than a century Dippy the dinosaur amazed and inspired visitors to the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London. On Friday, the diplodocus skeleton cast was unveiled 130 miles away near the Jurassic Coast at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester on the first stage of an eight-stop tour of the UK. Conti
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-dorset-42993145/dippy-the-diplodocus-starts-uk-tour-in-dorchester|Dippy the diplodocus starts UK tour in Dorchester :: The 70ft-long (21m) dinosaur replica only just squeezed into its new home in Dorset.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cchm-dlb020818.php|Direct link between glands and implanting embryos critical to pregnancy :: Researchers used 3-D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy — offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy. Reporting Feb. 9 in Nature Communications, the scientists demonstrate in mice that glands in the uterus must link and communicate directly with the embryo so it will implant and begin pregnancy.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131418.htm|Direct link between glands and implanting embryos critical to pregnancy :: Researchers used 3-D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy — offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy. The scientists demonstrate in mice that glands in the uterus must link and communicate directly with the embryo so it will implant and begin pregnancy.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cnhs-dst020918.php|Discharge strategies to prevent asthma readmissions :: 'Improving how we care for children who are hospitalized with asthma includes preparing them for a successful return home with the best tools to manage their illness and prevent a future hospital visit,' says Kavita Parikh, M.D., M.S.H.S.
[[@http://bigthink.com/mit-news/distinctive-brain-pattern-helps-habits-form|Distinctive brain pattern helps habits form :: Want to work out more? Eat more healthily? Quit smoking? These neurons control the fate of your habits. Read More
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/hidden-figures-nasa-andrew-jackson/552803/?utm_source=feed|Ditching Andrew Jackson for Mary Jackson :: An elementary school in Utah has traded one Jackson for another in a change that many say was a long time coming. Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City will no longer be named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. president, whose slave ownership and treatment of Native Americans are often cited in the debate over memorializing historical figures associated with racism. Instead, the school w
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-diversity-marginally-boosts-accuracy-group.html|Diversity only marginally boosts accuracy of group's predictions :: Diversity for boards, juries and other influential decision-making teams can help ensure that the interests of a diverse population are fairly represented and addressed.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-diversity-marginally-boosts-accuracy-group.html|Diversity only marginally boosts accuracy of group's predictions :: Diversity for boards, juries and other influential decision-making teams can help ensure that the interests of a diverse population are fairly represented and addressed.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/15/diy-faecal-transplants-carry-risks-including-hiv-and-hepatitis-warn-experts|DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts :: Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too risky, say researchers Concerns have been raised about the growing trend for DIY faecal transplants, with experts fearing such attempts could put individuals at an increased risk of HIV and hepatitis as well as conditions ranging from Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis to obesity
[[@https://danablog.org/2018/02/15/diy-sweet-brains/|DIY: Sweet Brains :: Many of our Brain Awareness Week partners are now hard at work planning their events for March 12-19. Event theme? Check. Venue? Check. Speakers? Check. But what about…food? Our #brainweek partners are by no means responsible for providing food at their activities, but should they want to, here is some sweet inspiration from my kitchen to yours. If you look online, there is no shortage of brain d
[[@https://danablog.org/2018/02/15/diy-sweet-brains/|DIY: Sweet Brains :: Many of our Brain Awareness Week partners are now hard at work planning their events for March 12-19. Event theme? Check. Venue? Check. Speakers? Check. But what about…food? Our #brainweek partners are by no means responsible for providing food at their activities, but should they want to, here is some sweet inspiration from my kitchen to yours. If you look online, there is no shortage of brain d
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51717/article/DNA-Robots-Target-Cancer|DNA Robots Target Cancer :: Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.16|Do we know the air we breathe indoors? ::
[[@http://www.futurity.org/air-pollution-unethical-behavior-1675812/|Does air pollution lead to more unethical behavior? :: Anxiety caused by exposure to pollution may make people more prone to cheating and unethical behavior, according to new research. And that can be a driver behind the higher crime rates in high-pollution areas. "We wanted to know what explains this connection between air pollution and criminal activity," says Julia Lee, assistant professor of management and organizations at University of Michigan'

[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/does-climate-change-cause-more-war/553040/?utm_source=feed|Does Climate Change Cause More War? :: It's one of the most important questions of the 21st century: Will climate change provide the extra spark that pushes two otherwise peaceful nations into war? In the past half-decade, a growing body of research—spanning economics, political science, and ancient and modern history—has argued that it can and will. Historians have found temperature or rainfall change implicated in the fall of Rome a
[[@http://www.futurity.org/women-stem-grads-gender-equality-1681122/|Does gender equality result in fewer female STEM grads? :: As societies become wealthier and more gender equal, women are less likely to obtain degrees in STEM, according to new research. The researchers call this a "gender-equality paradox." The underrepresentation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields occurs globally. Although women are currently well represented in life sciences, they continue to be unde
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610272/dont-get-too-excited-about-western-union-testing-a-cryptocurrency/|Don't get too excited about Western Union testing a cryptocurrency ::
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610272/dont-get-too-excited-about-western-union-testing-a-cryptocurrency/|Don't get too excited about Western Union testing a cryptocurrency ::
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/09/dont-knock-donald-trump-for-playing-so-much-golf-heres-why|Don't knock Donald Trump for playing so much golf. Here's why |Oliver Burkeman :: It really is good that he is out in nature Spending time in nature, as you're surely aware by now, is good for your mental health . Like, really, really good. People criticise Donald Trump for whiling away so many hours on golf courses , but they're wrong: imagine the damage he'd wreak if his rage and repressed self-loathing weren't offset by the restorative benefits of all that greenery! So ther
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/donald-trumps-language-is-reshaping-american-politics/553349/?utm_source=feed|Donald Trump's Language Is Reshaping American Politics :: Do the president's words matter? In Donald Trump's first year in office, there has been a surprisingly widespread effort to argue that they do not. Liberals and moderates occasionally insist that the media and the public should shift their attention from the president's vulgar statements to the real policy work happening at federal agencies. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have repeatedly ignore
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/donald-trumps-language-is-reshaping-american-politics/553349/?utm_source=feed|Donald Trump's Language Is Reshaping American Politics :: Do the president's words matter? In Donald Trump's first year in office, there has been a surprisingly widespread effort to argue that they do not. Liberals and moderates occasionally insist that the media and the public should shift their attention from the president's vulgar statements to the real policy work happening at federal agencies. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have repeatedly ignore
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dont-blame-hurricanes-big-storm.html|Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in Northeast :: Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dont-blame-hurricanes-big-storm.html|Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in Northeast :: Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105758.htm|Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in Northeast :: Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern US, right? Wrong, according to a new study. Extratropical cyclones, including nor'easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the new study. They include a freak November 1950 storm and devastating nor'easters in March 1962 and December 1992.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ru-dbh021318.php|Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in northeast :: Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern US, right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor'easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. They include a freak November
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ru-dbh021318.php|Don't blame hurricanes for most big storm surges in northeast :: Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern US, right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor'easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. They include a freak November
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/dont-cliff-jump-like-a-dummyuse-physics/|Don't Cliff Jump Like a Dummy—Use Physics :: You can measure the height of a drop with just a rock, a phone, and the gravitational force.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mpif-ddo021318.php|Dramatic decline of Bornean orangutans :: Nearly 50 years of conservation efforts have been unable to prevent orangutan numbers on Borneo from plummeting. The latest data published by a team from 38 international institutions, led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain,
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/drejebogen-steno-diabetes-center-sjaelland-stoebeskeen/|Drejebogen for Steno Diabetes Center Sjælland er i støbeskeen :: Tidligere forskningschef på Nordsjællands Hospital, Lise Tarnow, skal som netop tiltrådt projektchef løfte opgaven med at føre planerne for Region Sjællands Steno Diabetes Center ud i livet. Regionens demografi fordrer et tæt samarbejde med primærsektor, psykiatri og kommuner.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-drivers-distinct-regional-differences.html|Drivers of hate in the U.S. have distinct regional differences :: In a new study, University of Utah geographers sought to understand the factors fueling hate across space. Their findings paint a rather grim reality of America; hate is a national phenomenon, and more complicated than they imagined.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100718.htm|Drivers of hate in the United States have distinct regional differences :: In a new study, geographers sought to understand the factors fueling hate across space. Their findings paint a rather grim reality of America; hate is a national phenomenon, and more complicated than they imagined. The researchers mapped the patterns of active hate groups in every US county in the year 2014, and analyzed their potential socioeconomic and ideological drivers.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uou-doh020518.php|Drivers of hate in the US have distinct regional differences :: In a new study, University of Utah geographers sought to understand the factors fueling hate across space. Their findings paint a rather grim reality of America; hate is a national phenomenon, and more complicated than they imagined. The researchers mapped the patterns of active hate groups in every US county in the year 2014, and analyzed their potential socioeconomic and ideological drivers.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/0-drone-dogfight-crowns-a-winner-in-the-battle-against-rogue-uavs/|Drone dogfight crowns a winner in the battle against rogue UAVs :: Illegal or unwanted drones put air travellers at risk, so a competition called DroneClash is calling for new ways to tackle them
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/0-drone-dogfight-crowns-a-winner-in-the-battle-against-rogue-uavs/|Drone dogfight crowns a winner in the battle against rogue UAVs :: Illegal or unwanted drones put air travellers at risk, so a competition called DroneClash is calling for new ways to tackle them
[[@https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/teknologi/droner-er-bedre-til-taelle-end-mennesker|Droner er bedre til at tælle end mennesker :: Forskere i Australien har afprøvet forskellige metoder til at tælle dyr i naturen – og dronerne vinder.
[[@https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/teknologi/droner-er-bedre-til-taelle-end-mennesker|Droner er bedre til at tælle end mennesker :: Forskere i Australien har afprøvet forskellige metoder til at tælle dyr i naturen – og dronerne vinder.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/dtu-forsker-finder-naesten-100-nye-exoplaneter-210622|DTU-forsker finder næsten 100 nye exoplaneter :: Andrew Mayo fra DTU Space har bekræftet fund af 95 jordlignende planeter uden for vores solsystem. Særligt en planet om en meget klar stjerne fascinerede ham.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dung-beetles-uncovered.html|Dung beetles' taste preferences uncovered :: The first observational study of a dung beetle species on Langkawi Island in the Andaman Sea reveals insights about its tastes and what that means for the ecosystem.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/tesla-roadster-returns|Dust, meteorites, cosmic rays and everything else currently destroying the Tesla in space :: Space This probably isn't covered under Elon Musk's warranty… SpaceX successfully launched a Tesla Roadster into space—but what will happen to it up there?
[[@http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/dwarf-planetary-systems-will-transform-the-hunt-for-alien-life|Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life :: It would be disappointing and surprising if Earth were the only template for habitability in the Universe. Read More
[[@http://bigthink.com/aeon-ideas/dwarf-planetary-systems-will-transform-the-hunt-for-alien-life|Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life :: It would be disappointing and surprising if Earth were the only template for habitability in the Universe. Read More
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dynamic-dna-crisprcas9-based.html|Dynamic DNA dance identified with new CRISPR/Cas9-based labeling :: DNA twitches during transcription to bring distant regions in contact and enhance gene expression, according to Stanford researchers who devised a new way to label individual, non-repetitive DNA sequences.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212100612.htm|Dyslexia does not reduce pass rates for UK GP licensing exam :: A study has found that UK GPs who declare dyslexia prior to taking the AKT are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts. Candidates who declared dyslexia after initially failing the exam were more likely to be minority ethnic candidates with a primary medical qualification outside of the UK.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uol-ddn021218.php|Dyslexia does not reduce pass rates for UK GP licensing exam :: A study led by academics at the University of Lincoln has found that UK GPs who declare dyslexia prior to taking the AKT are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts. Candidates who declared dyslexia after initially failing the exam were more likely to be minority ethnic candidates with a primary medical qualification outside of the UK.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1244|Early hominids may have been weed species [Anthropology :: ]Panid, gorillid, and hominid social structures appear to have diverged as dramatically as did their locomotor patterns as they emerged from a late Miocene last common ancestor (LCA). Despite their elimination of the sectorial canine complex and adoption of bipedality with its attendant removal of their ready access to the…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aga-etd020918.php|Early treatment decisions can alter the course of care for acute pancreatitis patients :: Management and treatment decisions made within the first 48 to 72 hours of hospital admission for acute pancreatitis patients can significantly alter the course of disease and duration of hospitalization. A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of AGA, focuses on the critical decisions made during initial
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-earthquake-extreme-conditions-olympics.html|Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics :: An earthquake triggered an alert and high winds disrupted competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday, as officials warned of a severe freeze and urged fans to wrap up warm.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145820.htm|Earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops, study finds :: Shutting down oil and gas wastewater injection wells may not stop human-induced earthquakes quickly, say seismologists. The scientists analyzed earthquakes at DFW Airport that began in 2008 and found that even though wastewater injection was halted after a year, earthquakes continued for at least seven more years. They concluded that high-volume injection, even for a short time, can induce long-la
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145820.htm|Earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops, study finds :: Shutting down oil and gas wastewater injection wells may not stop human-induced earthquakes quickly, say seismologists. The scientists analyzed earthquakes at DFW Airport that began in 2008 and found that even though wastewater injection was halted after a year, earthquakes continued for at least seven more years. They concluded that high-volume injection, even for a short time, can induce long-la
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61715-earth-inner-core-paradox.html|Earth's Inner Core Shouldn't Technically Exist :: Yep: we're all living on a giant paradox.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/12/eating-slowly-may-help-prevent-obesity-say-researchers|Eating slowly may help prevent obesity, say researchers :: Study suggests link between eating slowly and lower waist circumference and BMI, though some experts are sceptical While you might be tempted to wolf down a sandwich or gobble up your dinner, researchers say there may be advantages to taking your time over a meal. According to a study looking at type 2 diabetics, eating slowly could help prevent obesity, with researchers finding a link to both lo
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/oupu-eym021418.php|Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk :: A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/oupu-eym021418.php|Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk :: A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141722.htm|Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk :: A new study suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/echoes-of-the-mommy-wars-in-metoo/552830/?utm_source=feed|Echoes of the Mommy Wars in #MeToo :: The first, furious wave of #MeToo has receded, but the reckoning is hardly over. Stories continue to surface. Workplaces (and beyond) continue to grapple with the shifting terrain. The terms of the debate continue to evolve—including, predictably, heated back-and-forths about the dangers of overreach and backlash and witch hunts and neo-puritanism and political correctness run amok. With a moveme
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–etd020918.php|Efficient technique discovered for isolating embryonic stem cells in cows :: Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have developed a highly efficient method of isolating embryonic stem cells in cows. Producing embryonic stem cells from large livestock species like cattle is important for genetic testing, genome engineering, and studying human disease.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170526.htm|Efficient technique discovered for isolating embryonic stem cells in cows :: Scientists have developed a highly efficient method of isolating embryonic stem cells in cows. Producing embryonic stem cells from large livestock species like cattle is important for genetic testing, genome engineering, and studying human disease.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-efficient-technique-isolating-embryonic-stem.html|Efficient technique for isolating embryonic stem cells in cows :: For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications for creating genetically superior cows.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-ean021518.php|Efforts are needed to help pregnant women with diabetes :: Researchers who analyzed data from the UK's National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit found concerning shortcomings in pregnancy preparation and prenatal care for women with diabetes. In addition, significant clinic-to-clinic variation across the England and Wales suggests opportunities for improvement.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/eksperter-her-de-ti-stoerste-udfordringer-robotter-210410|Eksperter: Her er de ti største udfordringer for robotter :: Hvad der skal til, hvis robotter skal nå væsentlige fremskridt inden for de næste 5-10 år? Et panel af eksperter har udpeget 10 områder, hvoraf de syv er rent teknologiske, mens de tre sidste handler om sociale, medicinske og etiske udfordringer.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/eksperter-her-de-ti-stoerste-udfordringer-robotter-210410|Eksperter: Her er de ti største udfordringer for robotter :: Hvad der skal til, hvis robotter skal nå væsentlige fremskridt inden for de næste 5-10 år? Et panel af eksperter har udpeget 10 områder, hvoraf de syv er rent teknologiske, mens de tre sidste handler om sociale, medicinske og etiske udfordringer.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/751|Electrical chaos ::
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/elektronerne-tungeste-grundstof-opfoerer-sig-meget-usaedvanligt-210472|Elektronerne i det tungeste grundstof opfører sig meget usædvanligt :: En teoretisk beregning viser, at elektronfordelingen i grundstof nr. 118, oganesson, minder mere om en gas end om den struktur med meget tydelige skaller, som ses i andre grundstoffer.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/elektronisk-pille-maler-de-indre-gasser-210449|Elektronisk pille måler de indre gasser :: Fordøjelsessystemets sundhedstilstand afsløres af de gasser, som tarmfloraen danner. Nu kan en sensor i pillestørrelse måle gasserne hele vejen igennem.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/alvorlige-it-sikkerhedsproblemer-hos-praktiserende-laeger-1084308|Elendig it-sikkerhed hos praktiserende læger: I fare for hacking :: En ny rapport fra it-sikkerhedsselskabet Ezenta påpeger graverende fejl i it-sikkerheden hos praktiserende læger.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/09/elon-musk-the-real-life-iron-man|Elon Musk: the real-life Iron Man :: Robert Downey Jr used the entrepreneur as a role model for his part in the 2008 film Elon Musk is the archetypal serial entrepreneur, with a string of successes before the startups that would make him famous. Robert Downey Jr turned to Musk for help getting into character as Tony Stark for the 2008 film Iron Man. Musk's enthusiastic embrace of technology for technology's sake and his desire to pu
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-enabling-energy-efficiency-urban.html|Enabling energy efficiency in urban planning :: A training network has enabled young Europeans to develop urban decision-making tools capable of minimising non-renewable energy use in cities.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-enabling-energy-efficiency-urban.html|Enabling energy efficiency in urban planning :: A training network has enabled young Europeans to develop urban decision-making tools capable of minimising non-renewable energy use in cities.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/eaao4798|Enantioselective C(sp3)-H bond activation by chiral transition metal catalysts :: Organic molecules are rich in carbon-hydrogen bonds; consequently, the transformation of C–H bonds to new functionalities (such as C–C, C–N, and C–O bonds) has garnered much attention by the synthetic chemistry community. The utility of C–H activation in organic synthesis, however, cannot be fully realized until chemists achieve stereocontrol in the modification of C–H bonds. This Review highligh
[[@https://www.livescience.com/26496-endocrine-system.html|Endocrine System: Facts, Functions and Diseases :: The endocrine system is a collection of glands that secrete hormones.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/imc-efi021218.php|Engaging family in care of hospitalized loved ones enhances healing, reduces readmission rates :: A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission rates.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1210|Engineered bio-inspired coating for passive flow control [Engineering :: ]Flow separation and vortex shedding are some of the most common phenomena experienced by bluff bodies under relative motion with the surrounding medium. They often result in a recirculation bubble in regions with adverse pressure gradient, which typically reduces efficiency in vehicles and increases loading on structures. Here, the ability…
[[@https://www.insidescience.org/news/engineering-ice-out-bobsled-luge-and-skeleton|Engineering the Ice Out of Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton :: Engineering the Ice Out of Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton Plastic tracks could reduce the cost of Olympic "sliding" events and make the sports more environmentally friendly and accessible. Bobsled_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Tim Hipps via Wikimedia Commons Rights information: Public Domain Sports Friday, February 9, 2018 – 14:30 Peter Gwynne, Contributor (Inside Science) — The sledding events are
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-smart-material-stiffness-bent.html|Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent :: A new smart and responsive material can stiffen up like a worked-out muscle, say the Iowa State University engineers who developed it.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-smart-material-stiffness-bent.html|Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent :: A new smart and responsive material can stiffen up like a worked-out muscle, say the Iowa State University engineers who developed it.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/isu-eds021418.php|Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent :: Iowa State's Martin Thuo and Michael Bartlett led development of a rubbery material that transforms itself into a hard composite when bent, twisted or squeezed. The new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues or in industry to protect valuable sensors.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/isu-eds021418.php|Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent :: Iowa State's Martin Thuo and Michael Bartlett led development of a rubbery material that transforms itself into a hard composite when bent, twisted or squeezed. The new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues or in industry to protect valuable sensors.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145846.htm|Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent :: Scientists have developed a rubbery material that transforms itself into a hard composite when bent, twisted or squeezed. The new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues or in industry to protect valuable sensors.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145846.htm|Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent :: Scientists have developed a rubbery material that transforms itself into a hard composite when bent, twisted or squeezed. The new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues or in industry to protect valuable sensors.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-drug-efficient.html|Engineers make drug testing more efficient and affordable :: McMaster University engineers have devised a way to make testing for new drugs more efficient and affordable, and reduce the time for helpful medications to reach the public.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61766-enriched-uranium-particle-mystery-alaska.html|Enriched Uranium Particle Appears Over Alaska — and No One Knows Why :: A research plane detected a single particle of enriched uranium over Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The particle's origin is a mystery.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61766-enriched-uranium-particle-mystery-alaska.html|Enriched Uranium Particle Appears Over Alaska — and No One Knows Why :: A research plane detected a single particle of enriched uranium over Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The particle's origin is a mystery.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1174|Eocene greenhouse climate revealed by coupled clumped isotope-Mg/Ca thermometry [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Past greenhouse periods with elevated atmospheric CO2 were characterized by globally warmer sea-surface temperatures (SST). However, the extent to which the high latitudes warmed to a greater degree than the tropics (polar amplification) remains poorly constrained, in particular because there are only a few temperature reconstructions from the tropics. Consequently,…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1143|Ephemeral connections for reaching and grasping [Neuroscience :: ]Bonsai is a tree-cultivation technique that has a rich history, spanning thousands of years. The goal is to grow an aesthetically pleasing miniature tree in a pot environment. One problem faced by practitioners of this art form is that the taller branches that grow first tend to extend outwards, shading…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nion-esl021518.php|Epilepsy study links mossy brain cells to seizures and memory loss :: A small group of cells in the brain can have a big effect on seizures and memory in a mouse model of epilepsy. According to a new study in Science, loss of mossy cells may contribute to convulsive seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) as well as memory problems often experienced by people with the disease. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIND
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/kroppen/er-det-farligt-holde-et-nys-tilbage|Er det farligt at holde et nys tilbage? :: Hvis du holder et nys tilbage, stiger trykket i hovedet. Men kun i ganske sjældne tilfælde har det vist sig at være farligt.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213111500.htm|ESO's VLT working as 16-meter telescope for first time :: The ESPRESSO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-meter Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213111500.htm|ESO's VLT working as 16-meter telescope for first time :: The ESPRESSO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-meter Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-esports-japan-home-game-giants.html|Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants :: A crowd cheers, banging on balloons, in front of glitzy stages, each with a giant screen. The rising stars at the sprawling Makuhari Messe hall are the quietly seated men in hoodies and T-shirts, with names like Noppi and Refresh, jiggling on buttons and grimacing at screens.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/esports-pyeongchang-olympics/|Esports Zerg-Rush the Olympics—But Can They Ever Become Official Events? :: An Olympic-affiliated tournament. Gamers carrying the torch. Are these real progress for esports, or just feints?
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1221|Establishment of the early cilia preassembly protein complex during motile ciliogenesis [Medical Sciences :: ]Motile cilia are characterized by dynein motor units, which preassemble in the cytoplasm before trafficking into the cilia. Proteins required for dynein preassembly were discovered by finding human mutations that result in absent ciliary motors, but little is known about their expression, function, or interactions. By monitoring ciliogenesis in primary…
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.11|Estimating the predictability of evolution ::
[[@http://www.futurity.org/estrogens-vernal-pools-wastewater-1680122-2/|Estrogens from wastewater linger in vernal pools :: Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, report researchers. That persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats. An eight-week study of estrogens' behavior in three vernal pools produced the findings, which provide insight into current treatment inadequacy and water reuse generally.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/estrogens-vernal-pools-wastewater-1680122-2/|Estrogens from wastewater linger in vernal pools :: Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, report researchers. That persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats. An eight-week study of estrogens' behavior in three vernal pools produced the findings, which provide insight into current treatment inadequacy and water reuse generally.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/et-onemanshow-takker-af/|Et onemanshow takker af :: Regionerne har i sine første ti år været synonym med Bent Hansen. Nu siger den gamle socialdemokrat farvel. Her fortæller han bl.a. om sine sejre og nederlag, om rigtige og forkerte socialdemokrater, om ikke at blive sundhedsminister og om personlig chikane.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/bedbugs-feces-histamine-infestation|Even after bedbugs are eradicated, their waste lingers :: Bedbug waste contains high levels of the allergy-triggering chemical histamine, which stays behind even after the insects are eradicated.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212085851.htm|Evidence that medical marijuana outlets sell to other users :: A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don't fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick patients.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/osu-etm021218.php|Evidence that medical marijuana outlets sell to other users :: A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don't fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick patients. Researchers found that some of the dispensaries attracted many customers outside of their immediate area and appeared to target specific ethnic, gender and/or age groups.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1174|Evolution of vertical and oblique transmission under fluctuating selection [Evolution :: ]The evolution and maintenance of social learning, in competition with individual learning, under fluctuating selection have been well-studied in the theory of cultural evolution. Here, we study competition between vertical and oblique cultural transmission of a dichotomous phenotype under constant, periodically cycling, and randomly fluctuating selection. Conditions are derived for…
[[@https://www.quantamagazine.org/evolution-saves-species-from-kill-the-winner-disasters-20180212/|Evolution Saves Species From 'Kill the Winner' Disasters :: At a meeting of the American Society of Naturalists in 1960, the noted British ecologist G. Evelyn Hutchinson posed what he called " the paradox of the plankton ." Look at a flask of seawater; it will be filled with diverse species of plankton, all competing for the same vital elements and nutrients. Yet natural selection implies that over time, only one species should occupy an ecological niche,
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1166|Evolutionary history of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthase, one of the oldest enzymatic complexes [Evolution :: ]Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthase (CODH/ACS) is a five-subunit enzyme complex responsible for the carbonyl branch of the Wood–Ljungdahl (WL) pathway, considered one of the most ancient metabolisms for anaerobic carbon fixation, but its origin and evolutionary history have been unclear. While traditionally associated with methanogens and acetogens, the presence of…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141801.htm|'Evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate change :: As winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international scientific team has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue these animals in the face of rapidly changing climate.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/jn-eop021218.php|Examination of postincarceration fatal overdoses after addiction treatment medications in correctional system :: There were fewer postincarceration deaths from overdose among recently released inmates after a program was started to provide medications for addiction treatment (including methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone) in a state correctional system.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/jn-eop021218.php|Examination of postincarceration fatal overdoses after addiction treatment medications in correctional system :: There were fewer postincarceration deaths from overdose among recently released inmates after a program was started to provide medications for addiction treatment (including methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone) in a state correctional system.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-exceptional-architecture-impact-cities.html|Exceptional architecture and its impact on cities :: The Guggenheim Museum, designed by star architect Frank Gehry, led to an economic boom in the Spanish city of Bilbao. This "Bilbao Effect" is appealing to many urban planners and politicians who look to better position their cities in economic and social terms by building exceptional architectural projects. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have studied three projects to inve
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093833.htm|'Excess emissions' make significant contribution to air pollution :: A study shows that excess emissions — which occur with plant shut-downs, start-ups and malfunctions, and not just in connection with natural disasters — can make serious contributions to overall air pollution.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093833.htm|'Excess emissions' make significant contribution to air pollution :: A study shows that excess emissions — which occur with plant shut-downs, start-ups and malfunctions, and not just in connection with natural disasters — can make serious contributions to overall air pollution.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cchm-etr020818.php|Experimental therapy restores nerve insulation damaged by disease :: When the body attacks its own healthy tissues in an autoimmune disease, peripheral nerve damage handicaps people and causes persistent neuropathic pain when insulation on healing nerves doesn't fully regenerate. Unfortunately, there are no effective ways to treat the condition. Now scientists at describe in Nature Medicine an experimental molecular therapy that restores insulation on peripheral ne
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112013.htm|Experimental therapy restores nerve insulation damaged by disease :: When the body attacks its own healthy tissues in an autoimmune disease, peripheral nerve damage handicaps people and causes persistent neuropathic pain when insulation on healing nerves doesn't fully regenerate. Unfortunately, there are no effective ways to treat the condition. Now scientists describe an experimental molecular therapy that restores insulation on peripheral nerves in mice, improves
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/719|Exploration before exploitation ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-exploring-microbiome-ocean-bacteria.html|Exploring the microbiome of an ocean bacteria :: Adrift on a boat in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, the most astounding sight is the utter absence of anything to see. The glassy calm water is undisturbed and gently undulating for miles in every direction. Even if you peer over the edge of the deck into the crystalline blue water, the light of the sun penetrates to a depth of around 600 feet without anything to block its path. There appea
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1127|Extracellular vesicle budding is inhibited by redundant regulators of TAT-5 flippase localization and phospholipid asymmetry [Cell Biology :: ]Cells release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that mediate intercellular communication and repair damaged membranes. Despite the pleiotropic functions of EVs in vitro, their in vivo function is debated, largely because it is unclear how to induce or inhibit their formation. In particular, the mechanisms of EV release by plasma membrane budding…
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-will-occur-more-frequently-worldwide/|Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide :: And if countries do not meet the Paris climate agreement goals, the risks will be even greater — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-will-occur-more-frequently-worldwide/|Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide :: And if countries do not meet the Paris climate agreement goals, the risks will be even greater — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uow-eel021418.php|Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels :: Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uow-eel021418.php|Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels :: Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
[[@http://blog.eyewire.org/eyewire-winter-games-2018-accuracy-biathlon/|Eyewire Winter Games 2018: Accuracy Biathlon :: Originating in 18th century Norway, the biathlon has become a winter Olympic event that's focused on finding the perfect balance of speed and accuracy, just like Accuracy Happy Hours on Eyewire! Contestants strap on cross-country skis and have to travel to a fixed number of checkpoints where they shoot at targets; the athlete with the fastest finishing time wins, but missing a target incurs a tim
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/health/concussion-fda-bloodtest.html|F.D.A. Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions :: The test may be able to quickly identify people with suspected brain injuries that could be widely used by the Pentagon and in sports.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/health/concussion-fda-bloodtest.html|F.D.A. Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions :: The test may be able to quickly identify people with suspected brain injuries that could be widely used by the Pentagon and in sports.
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/fablabs-are-showing-that-student-makers-have-many-faces/|FabLabs Are Showing That Student Makers Have Many Faces :: Opening the lab door to alternative education, therapeutic emotional support, special needs and behaviorally nonconforming students shows potential benefits that reach far beyond report cards — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-notification-spam-two-factor/|Facebook Notification Spam Has Crossed the Line :: From SMS notifications to an egregious number of emails, the social media company's desperation has gone too far.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-facebook-pledges-mn-leaders.html|Facebook pledges $10 mn for community leaders :: Facebook said Friday that it will issue up to $10 million (8.2 million euros) in grants to help support and train community leaders around the world.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/facebook-udnytter-to-faktor-login-at-spamme-smser-hvis-du-ikke-aktiv-nok-1084373|Facebook spammer dig med sms'er, hvis du ikke er aktiv nok :: Hvis du forsøger at højne sikkerheden på din facebookprofil ved at give Facebook dit telefonnummer, risikerer du at udsætte dig selv for en mindre lavine af sms'er, hvis du ikke logger ind nok – og de handler ikke om sikkerhed.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/facebook-udnytter-to-faktor-login-at-spamme-smser-hvis-du-ikke-aktiv-nok-1084373|Facebook spammer dig med sms'er, hvis du ikke er aktiv nok :: Hvis du forsøger at højne sikkerheden på din facebookprofil ved at give Facebook dit telefonnummer, risikerer du at udsætte dig selv for en mindre lavine af sms'er, hvis du ikke logger ind nok – og de handler ikke om sikkerhed.
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/tech/facebook-saelger-app-der-sporer-alt-paa-din-telefon|Facebook sælger app, der sporer alt på din telefon :: App gemt inde i Facbook-appen lover at beskytte din færden på nettet, men stjæler selv alle oplysninger om, hvad du foretager dig med din telefon
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/tech/facebook-saelger-app-der-sporer-alt-paa-din-telefon|Facebook sælger app, der sporer alt på din telefon :: App gemt inde i Facbook-appen lover at beskytte din færden på nettet, men stjæler selv alle oplysninger om, hvad du foretager dig med din telefon
[[@https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/tech/facebook-tester-synes-ikke-om-knap|Facebook tester 'synes-ikke-om' knap ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-eu-happy-facebook-twitter-consumer.html|Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU (Update) :: The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-onavo-protect-vpn-privacy/|Facebook's Onavo Protect VPN Offers Less Privacy Protection Than Other Apps :: The "Protect" menu item in Facebook's mobile apps refers users to the company's Onavo Protect VPN, but the tool falls short of basic privacy standards.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-facial-red-fronted-lemurs-photos-species.html|Facial attraction: Red-fronted lemurs recognize photos of their own species :: Wild red-fronted lemurs (Eulemur rufrifrons) appear to be able to recognize individuals belonging to the same species (conspecifics) from photographs, a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology suggests.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/cape-town-sets-out-to-de-salt-the-sea/|Facing Water Crisis, Cape Town Turns to Desalination :: Pockets of humanity may have to rely on desalination to survive drought in the very near future.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/34464-what-is-fracking.html|Facts About Fracking :: Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, is a drilling technique used for extracting oil or natural gas from deep underground.
[[@https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/kroppen/faktatjek-kan-du-styrke-dit-immunforsvar-og-undgaa-influenza|Faktatjek: Kan du styrke dit immunforsvar og undgå influenza? :: Ingefær, motion og yoghurt med honning. Internettet flyder over med gode råd til, hvordan du booster dit immunforsvar og undgår influenza. Men virker det?
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/gumc-fhi020718.php|Family history increases breast cancer risk in older women: Weighing screening options :: Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65 and older. The findings of a new study could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/faps-formand-afviser-kritik-oerelaegers-dobbeltrolle/|FAPS-formand afviser kritik af ørelægers dobbeltrolle :: Formanden for Private Audiologiske Klinikkers Sammenslutning har kritiseret en stor del af landets ørelæger for at være på kant med etikken. Nu afviser formand for Foreningen af Praktiserende Speciallæger.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/faps-formand-afviser-kritik-oerelaegers-dobbeltrolle/|FAPS-formand afviser kritik af ørelægers dobbeltrolle :: Formanden for Private Audiologiske Klinikkers Sammenslutning har kritiseret en stor del af landets ørelæger for at være på kant med etikken. Nu afviser formand for Foreningen af Praktiserende Speciallæger.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-farewell-pollution-sensor.html|Farewell to a pioneering pollution sensor :: On Jan. 31, NASA ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer's (TES) almost 14-year career of discovery. Launched in 2004 on NASA's Aura spacecraft, TES was the first instrument designed to monitor ozone in the lowest layers of the atmosphere directly from space. Its high-resolution observations led to new measurements of atmospheric gases that have altered our understanding of the Earth system.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-farewell-pollution-sensor.html|Farewell to a pioneering pollution sensor :: On Jan. 31, NASA ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer's (TES) almost 14-year career of discovery. Launched in 2004 on NASA's Aura spacecraft, TES was the first instrument designed to monitor ozone in the lowest layers of the atmosphere directly from space. Its high-resolution observations led to new measurements of atmospheric gases that have altered our understanding of the Earth system.
[[@https://www.ted.com/talks/wale_oyejide_fashion_that_celebrates_african_strength_and_spirit?rss|Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit |Walé Oyéjidé :: Black Panther Marvel"To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow Walé Oyéjidé. With his label Ikiré Jones (you'll see their work in Marvel's "Black Panther"), he uses classic design to showcase the elegance and grace of often-marginalized groups, in beautifully cut clothing that tells a story.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/icl-fra021518.php|Fast-acting, readily available gas may mitigate blast-induced brain injury :: The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts such as those in conflict zones and terror attacks.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105715.htm|Fast-acting, readily available gas may mitigate blast-induced brain injury :: The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts such as those in conflict zones and terror attacks.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093836.htm|Faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing :: Engineers are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices — from touch screens to window coatings, according to a new study. The 'intense pulsed light sintering' method uses high-energy light over an area nearly 7,000 times larger than a laser to fuse nanomaterials in seconds.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093836.htm|Faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing :: Engineers are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices — from touch screens to window coatings, according to a new study. The 'intense pulsed light sintering' method uses high-energy light over an area nearly 7,000 times larger than a laser to fuse nanomaterials in seconds.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/caos-fso020918.php|Fastest spin on Earth? For animals that rely on legs, scientists say one spider takes gold :: New research from the University of California Merced and the California Academy of Sciences shows that individuals from the spider family Selenopidae — commonly known as flattie spiders — can sense prey approaching from any direction and whip around in one-eighth of a second to strike. High-speed footage reveals that a swift flex of their long legs helps the hunters accomplish this feat, deemed
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084445.htm|Fastest spin on Earth? For animals that rely on legs, scientists say one spider takes gold :: New research shows that individuals from the spider family Selenopidae — commonly known as flattie spiders — can sense prey approaching from any direction and whip around in one-eighth of a second to strike. High-speed footage reveals that a swift flex of their long legs helps the hunters accomplish this feat, deemed the fastest leg-driven turn of any animal on the planet.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fastest-earth-animals-legs-scientists.html|Fastest spin on Earth? For animals that rely on legs, scientists say one spider takes gold :: There's no sneaking by this spider. New research from the University of California Merced and the California Academy of Sciences shows that individuals from the spider family Selenopidae—commonly known as flattie spiders—can sense prey approaching from any direction and whip around in one-eighth of a second to strike. High-speed footage reveals that a swift flex of their long legs helps the hunter
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/fbi-cia-nsa-advarer-amerikanere-mod-telefoner-huawei-1084377|FBI, CIA og NSA advarer amerikanere mod telefoner fra Huawei :: De amerikanske efterretningstjenester går sammen om at fraråde produkter fra kinesiske Huawei.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/fbi-cia-nsa-advarer-amerikanere-mod-telefoner-huawei-1084377|FBI, CIA og NSA advarer amerikanere mod telefoner fra Huawei :: De amerikanske efterretningstjenester går sammen om at fraråde produkter fra kinesiske Huawei.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51714/article/Federal-Science-Funding-Could-Increase-Under-New-Budget-Deal|Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal :: Congress has increased discretionary spending caps, making it possible that the budgets of US science agencies will rise this fiscal year.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoe-fhm021518.php|Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests :: Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-female-horse-riders-bra.html|Female horse riders want better bra support :: Three quarters of female horse riders want bras that better support them, partly for the sake of their health and partly to avoid embarrassment, according to new research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-female-horse-riders-bra.html|Female horse riders want better bra support :: Three quarters of female horse riders want bras that better support them, partly for the sake of their health and partly to avoid embarrassment, according to new research.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-jobs-technologies.html|Few jobs can be completely replaced by new technologies :: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics can perform an increasingly wider variety of jobs, and automation is no longer confined to routine tasks. Nevertheless, the automation potential for non-routine tasks seems to remain limited, especially for tasks involving autonomous mobility, creativity, problem solving, and complex communication.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/endoscopic-probes-1678222-2/|Fewer biopsies with these two new endoscopic probes? :: Two new endoscopic probes will significantly sharpen imaging resolution and allow direct observation of cells, potentially reducing doctors' dependence on invasive biopsies, researchers say. The new probes are already permitting direct observation of fine tissue structures and cell activity in small organs in sheep, rats, and mice. Clinical trials are needed to establish their value in humans. En
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-few-layer-tellurium-successor-black-phosphorus.html|Few-layer tellurium as a promising successor of black phosphorus :: Two-dimensional (2-D) layered materials have received considerable attention for their potential applications since the experimental discovery of graphene. Theoretical two-dimensional elementary semiconductors promise superior features in terms of fabrication, purification and doping. Few-layer black phosphorus (BP) is the first 2-D mono-elementary semiconductor with high electronic carrier mobili
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/scp-ftw020918.php|Few-layer Tellurium was predicted to be a promising successor of black phosphorus :: Mono-elementary semiconductors have unique advantages in terms of their chemical simplicity. Exploring for a high-performance two-dimensional elementary semiconductor is paramount for future electronics. Recently, a team led by Profs. Wei Ji at Renmin University of China and Yang Chai at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University theoretically predicted few-layer α-Tellurium to be a promising elementary
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/fifty-shades-freed-a-spoilereview/552887/?utm_source=feed|Fifty Shades Freed: A Spoilereview :: For reasons that are now obscure to me—and were by definition ill-conceived—I read Fifty Shades of Grey at that terrible moment in American history when it seemed that everyone else was reading it too. I don't believe that I read either of the book's sequels, though I can't attest to that with much confidence. Suffice to say that I made either the wise decision to skip them or the only marginally
[[@https://www.popsci.com/figure-skating-brain|Figure skaters have to train themselves to ignore their natural reflexes :: Science Brain areas that control movement have to learn new tricks. Figure skating challenges the brain as well as the body.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/02/finding-new-meaning-after-an-olympic-career/553004/?utm_source=feed|Finding New Meaning After An Olympic Career :: Editor's Note: Read more of The Atlantic's Winter Olympics 2018 coverage . Shortly before getting on the ice at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada, during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the U.S. national champion figure skater and high-school senior Rachael Flatt was writing a paper on Pride and Prejudice for her AP English Literature class. Though it was her first time competing in the Olympic
[[@https://www.npr.org/2018/02/11/584896203/finding-planets-outside-the-milky-way|Finding Planets Outside The Milky Way :: NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with University of Oklahoma postdoctoral researcher Eddie Guerras about how his team detected planets outside of our galaxy.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uov-foq_1021518.php|Fingerprints of quantum entanglement :: Quantum entanglement is a key feature of a quantum computer. Using conventional methods is hard since they require a large number of repeated measurements. Aleksandra Dimi? from the University of Belgrade and Borivoje Daki? from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have developed a novel method where in many cases even a single experimental run suffices to prove the presen
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fingerprints-quantum-entanglement.html|Fingerprints of quantum entanglement :: Quantum entanglement is a key feature of quantum computing. Yet, how can researchers verify that a quantum computer actually incorporates large-scale entanglement? Conventional methods require a large number of repeated measurements, presenting research difficulties. Aleksandra Dimić from the University of Belgrade and Borivoje Dakić from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vien
[[@https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/artikel/fire-psykologiske-tricks-at-blive-mere-populaer-paa-arbejdspladsen-10361|Fire psykologiske tricks til at blive mere populær på arbejdspladsen :: Jobfinder giver dig fire råd til at skabe tættere bånd med dine kolleger. Det kan løfte både din hverdag og muligvis din karriere.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/fire-sermon-jamie-quatro-review/550898/?utm_source=feed|Fire Sermon Is a Profoundly Strange Meditation on Desire :: D esire gets a bad rap , and not just from prudes. Buddhists, for instance, come out pretty firmly against it (desire, they say, is the root of suffering), and even atheists like me are susceptible to the wisdom of the Buddha. But Jamie Quatro sees it differently. Maggie, the protagonist and intermittent narrator of Quatro's new novel, Fire Sermon , wants to want. Her desire is what makes her hum
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qmuo-fco021318.php|First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions :: Commercially available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51795/article/First-Documented-Case-of-Transgender-Mother-Breastfeeding|First Documented Case of Transgender Mother Breastfeeding :: Doctors report that a regimen of hormones, an antiemetic drug, and pumping gave the woman enough milk production to feed her baby exclusively breastmilk for six weeks.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51795/article/First-Documented-Case-of-Transgender-Mother-Breastfeeding|First Documented Case of Transgender Mother Breastfeeding :: Doctors report that a regimen of hormones, an antiemetic drug, and pumping gave the woman enough milk production to feed her baby exclusively breastmilk for six weeks.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51795/article/First-Documented-Case-of-Transgender-Mother-to-Breastfeed|First Documented Case of Transgender Mother to Breastfeed :: Doctors report that a regimen of hormones, an antiemetic drug, and pumping gave the woman enough milk production to feed her baby exclusively breastmilk for six weeks.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51795/article/First-Documented-Case-of-Transgender-Mother-to-Breastfeed|First Documented Case of Transgender Mother to Breastfeed :: Doctors report that a regimen of hormones, an antiemetic drug, and pumping gave the woman enough milk production to feed her baby exclusively breastmilk for six weeks.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-newly-exposed-antarctic-ecosystem.html|First expedition to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem :: A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), heads to Antarctica this week (14 February) to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that's been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-high-precision-mass-boson-lhc.html|First high-precision measurement of the mass of the W boson at the LHC :: In a paper published today in the European Physical Journal C, the ATLAS Collaboration reports the first high-precision measurement at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the mass of the W boson. This is one of two elementary particles that mediate the weak interaction – one of the forces that govern the behaviour of matter in our universe. The reported result gives a value of 80370±19 MeV for the
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51798/article/First-Human-Case-of-H7N4-Bird-Flu-Confirmed|First Human Case of H7N4 Bird Flu Confirmed :: The woman, a resident of southeast China, has since recovered.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hybrid-nanotech-device-mimicking-blood-brain.html|First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier :: Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous system from external toxins, but which also screens drugs when they are injected intravenously. The device, which is a combination of artificial and biological components, is fund
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/10/first-images-of-creatures-from-antarctic-depths-revealed|First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed :: Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet (Click images for full caption information) The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed offering a fascinating glimpse of life in one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet .
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212115235.htm|First scientific expedition to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem :: A team of scientists heads to Antarctica this week (14 February) to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that's been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-volcanoes-asia-pacific-watch-list.html|Five active volcanoes on my Asia Pacific 'Ring of Fire' watch-list right now :: In Indonesia, more than 197 million people live within 100km of a volcano, including more than 8.6 million inside a 10km radius.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/rad-and-random-karaoke|Five rad and romantic ways to turn your home into a karaoke bar :: Gadgets On Valentine's Day, warm up those pipes and start serenading. Five rad and random ways to turn your home into a romantic Valentine's Day karaoke bar so you can serenade your way into their heart.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cities-crises-climate-gurgler.html|Fixing cities' water crises could send our climate targets down the gurgler :: Two cities on opposing continents, Santiago and Cape Town, have been brought to their knees by events at opposing ends of the climate spectrum: flood and drought.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/fjernvarmevaerk-gelsted-mister-4000-kroner-pr-kunde-210443|Fjernvarmeværk i Gelsted mister 4.000 kroner pr. kunde :: Gelsted Fjernvarme med bare 402 forbrugere står foran store prisstigninger. Et helt nyt varmepumpeprojekt i 11. time vil dog reducere stigningen, vurderer bestyrelsesformanden.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/flere-biler-paa-vejene-minister-undsiger-maal-paa-120-trafikdraebte-210628|Flere biler på vejene: Minister undsiger mål på 120 trafikdræbte :: Transportminister Ole Birk Olesen erkender, at det bliver så godt som umuligt at nå ned på Færdselssikkerhedskommissionen mål for antallet af omkomne i trafikken. Men det vigtigste for ham er også, at antallet af ulykker pr. kørt kilometer falder. Det har målsætningen dog aldrig forholdt sig til,…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1156|Fluorine-donating electrolytes enable highly reversible 5-V-class Li metal batteries [Chemistry :: ]Lithium metal has gravimetric capacity ∼10× that of graphite which incentivizes rechargeable Li metal batteries (RLMB) development. A key factor that limits practical use of RLMB is morphological instability of Li metal anode upon electrodeposition, reflected by the uncontrolled area growth of solid–electrolyte interphase that traps cyclable Li, quantified by…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qu-flb021418.php|Flying LEGO® Bricks: Drones and LEGO® could be the future of play :: New technology combines LEGO® bricks and drones created by Queen's University researcher.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qu-flb021418.php|Flying LEGO® Bricks: Drones and LEGO® could be the future of play :: New technology combines LEGO® bricks and drones created by Queen's University researcher.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1299|Focal versus distributed temporal cortex activity for speech sound category assignment [Neuroscience :: ]Percepts and words can be decoded from distributed neural activity measures. However, the existence of widespread representations might conflict with the more classical notions of hierarchical processing and efficient coding, which are especially relevant in speech processing. Using fMRI and magnetoencephalography during syllable identification, we show that sensory and decisional…
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/follow-that-giraffe/|Follow That Giraffe :: Ice age tracks put ancient giraffes in an unexpected place — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-isolated-natural-resistance-gene-septoria.html|For the first time, researchers have isolated a natural resistance gene to Septoria :: What is so encouraging about the first successful unpicking of a wheat gene that confers resistance to a devastating fungal disease is the promise it holds for deciphering other resistance genes, en route to a natural barrier to infection, at a time when the fungus has already developed tolerance to most types of fungicides.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-tropical-forest-birds-neighborhoods.html|For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter :: Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an Oregon State University-led exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/osu-ftf021418.php|For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter :: Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an Oregon State University-led exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-forest-increasingly-dominate-amazonian-carbon.html|Forest fires increasingly dominate Amazonian carbon emissions during droughts :: Carbon emissions from the Brazilian Amazon are increasingly dominated by forest fires during extreme droughts rather than by emissions from fires directly associated with the deforestation process, according to a study in Nature Communications.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-forging-quantum.html|Forging a quantum leap in quantum communication :: Quantum communication, which ensures absolute data security, is one of the most advanced branches of the "second quantum revolution". In quantum communication, the participating parties can detect any attempt at eavesdropping by resorting to the fundamental principle of quantum mechanics – a measurement affects the measured quantity. Thus, the mere existence of an eavesdropper can be detected by i
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bu-faq020918.php|Forging a quantum leap in quantum communication :: The major drawback of quantum communication today is the slow speed of data transfer, which is limited by the speed at which the parties can perform quantum measurements. Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have devised a method that overcomes this "speed limit", and enables an increase in the rate of data transfer by more than 5 orders of magnitude! Their findings were published today in the journ
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209112342.htm|Forging a quantum leap in quantum communication :: The major drawback of quantum communication today is the slow speed of data transfer, which is limited by the speed at which the parties can perform quantum measurements. Researchers have now devised a method that overcomes this.
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/tech/forlig-google-faar-en-flig-af-uber|Forlig: Google får en flig af Uber :: Google får en lille andel af Uber mod at droppe sagsanlæg om stjålne forretningshemmeligheder om selvkørende biler.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/former-utility-ceo-brings-solar-power-to-africa/|Former Utility CEO Brings Solar Power to Africa :: Duke Energy's Jim Rogers is trying to light up rural countries one village at a time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.7|Forming photonic bound states ::
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/forsker-ol-atlet-udfordrer-videnskaben-friktion-210485|Forsker og OL-atlet udfordrer videnskaben om friktion :: Lina Almind Knudsen kæmper både for at knække gåden bag invaliderende tarmsygdomme og for, at Danmark snupper medaljer i en idrætsgren, hvor forskerne er uenige om forholdet mellem kraftpåvirkning og friktionskoefficienter.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/forsker-ol-atlet-udfordrer-videnskaben-friktion-210485|Forsker og OL-atlet udfordrer videnskaben om friktion :: Lina Almind Knudsen kæmper både for at knække gåden bag invaliderende tarmsygdomme og for, at Danmark snupper medaljer i en idrætsgren, hvor forskerne er uenige om forholdet mellem kraftpåvirkning og friktionskoefficienter.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/forskere-holdt-vejret-falcon-heavy-ulykke-ville-have-forsinket-stort-dansk-rumprojekt-210502|Forskere holdt vejret: En Falcon Heavy-ulykke ville have forsinket stort dansk rumprojekt :: Terma og DTU Space kan – forhåbentligt – ånde lettet op. Fejl på Falcon Heavy kunne have spændt ben for opsendelsen af danske instrumenter til rumstationen.
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/fossil-bat-stories-part-1/|Fossil Bat Stories, Part 1 :: Sometimes there just aren't enough bats — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fossil-footprints-may-put-lizards-two-feet-110-million-years-ago|Fossil footprints may put lizards on two feet 110 million years ago :: Fossilized footprints found in South Korea could be the earliest evidence of two-legged running in lizards.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-legs-good-tracks-lizard-bipedalism.html|Four legs good, two better: study tracks lizard bipedalism :: Mexico's Jesus lizard got its name from an unusual ability to run over water on its hind legs, its body semi-erect and its front limbs dangling in the air.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-robots-aim-kids-code.html|Four robots that aim to teach your kids to code :: You've seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fox-pledges-sky-news-independent.html|Fox pledges to keep Sky News independent of Murdoch :: Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has vowed to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News in order to secure its takeover of pan-European TV giant Sky, documents showed Monday.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fracking-tied-songbird-success.html|Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success :: The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country's most rapid growth in shale gas development, or "fracking," but we've known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region's songbird populations—until now. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana Waterthrush—a habitat specialist that nests along forested strea
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fracking-tied-songbird-success.html|Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success :: The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country's most rapid growth in shale gas development, or "fracking," but we've known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region's songbird populations—until now. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana Waterthrush—a habitat specialist that nests along forested strea
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aosp-ftt020718.php|Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success :: The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country's most rapid growth in shale gas development, or 'fracking,' but we've known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region's songbird populations — until now. A new study demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana waterthrush — a habitat specialist that nests along forested streams, where the potential for habitat deg
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aosp-ftt020718.php|Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success :: The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country's most rapid growth in shale gas development, or 'fracking,' but we've known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region's songbird populations — until now. A new study demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana waterthrush — a habitat specialist that nests along forested streams, where the potential for habitat deg
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093850.htm|Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success :: The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country's most rapid growth in shale gas development, or 'fracking,' but we've known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region's songbird populations — until now. A new study demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana waterthrush — a habitat specialist that nests along forested streams, where the potential for habitat deg
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093850.htm|Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success :: The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country's most rapid growth in shale gas development, or 'fracking,' but we've known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region's songbird populations — until now. A new study demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana waterthrush — a habitat specialist that nests along forested streams, where the potential for habitat deg
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-france-catastrophic-math-scores-conquer.html|France wants to fix 'catastrophic' math scores, conquer fear :: France's government is worried about how many of its schoolchildren consider themselves "stupid at math."
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-french-pm-oversees-major-airbus.html|French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai :: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday hailed the signing in Dubai of a $16 billion purchase by Emirates Airlines of the Airbus A380 superjumbo commercial airliner.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1346|Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences :: ]Temporal integration in visual perception is thought to occur within cycles of occipital alpha-band (8–12 Hz) oscillations. Successive stimuli may be integrated when they fall within the same alpha cycle and segregated for different alpha cycles. Consequently, the speed of alpha oscillations correlates with the temporal resolution of perception, such…
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/15/wolves-nudity-mayhem-why-an-ancient-roman-festival-is-still-controversial|Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men … why an ancient festival is still controversial :: The annual Lupercalia festival turned society upside down – and the location of its starting point is still hotly debated Scenes from films like Gladiator and series such as HBO's Rome might lead you to think that the ancient Romans were liberal in their view of nudity. In fact the opposite was true. It was only during exceptional occasions that Romans were freed from their social norms – and the
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/15/wolves-nudity-mayhem-why-an-ancient-roman-festival-is-still-controversial|Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men … why an ancient festival is still controversial :: The annual Lupercalia festival turned society upside down – and the location of its starting point is still hotly debated Scenes from films like Gladiator and series such as HBO's Rome might lead you to think that the ancient Romans were liberal in their view of nudity. In fact the opposite was true. It was only during exceptional occasions that Romans were freed from their social norms – and the
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-chemical-reaction-cells-early-life.html|From chemical reaction to living cells – what kicked off the development of early life on earth? :: Chemists based in Munich have demonstrated that the alternation in wet and dry conditions on early Earth could have been enough to kick off the prebiotic synthesis of the RNA nucleosides found in all domains of life.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/fruit-bat-surveillance-navigation-1676722-2/|Fruit bat clicks may inspire driverless car design :: The Egyptian fruit bat uses navigation techniques similar to those modern-day military and civil surveillance use, new research suggests. The finding could inspire new directions for driverless cars and drones. "Before people thought that this bat was not really good at echolocation, and just made these simple clicks," says Wu-Jung Lee, a researcher at the University of Washington's Applied Physi
[[@http://www.futurity.org/fruit-fly-stem-cells-aging-1680112/|Fruit fly stem cells offer glimpse of 'perpetual life' :: Researchers have discovered that sperm-producing fruit fly stem cells use a genetic trick to stay perpetually young across generations. Certain sections of the fruit fly genome get shorter with age, but, remarkably, some reproductive cells can repair the shrinkage, the researchers report in eLife . This genomic shrinkage may underlie aspects of aging—and hint at ways that select cells might thwar
[[@http://www.futurity.org/fruit-fly-stem-cells-aging-1680112/|Fruit fly stem cells offer glimpse of 'perpetual life' :: Researchers have discovered that sperm-producing fruit fly stem cells use a genetic trick to stay perpetually young across generations. Certain sections of the fruit fly genome get shorter with age, but, remarkably, some reproductive cells can repair the shrinkage, the researchers report in eLife . This genomic shrinkage may underlie aspects of aging—and hint at ways that select cells might thwar
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/arrs-fio021218.php|Full integration of digital breast tomosynthesis reduces false positive rates, study shows :: Rates of false positive breast cancer screening exams fell significantly after complete integration of diagnostic digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), potentially leading to higher quality, lower costs, and fewer unnecessary biopsies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1286|Full molecular trajectories of RNA polymerase at single base-pair resolution [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]In recent years, highly stable optical tweezers systems have enabled the characterization of the dynamics of molecular motors at very high resolution. However, the motion of many motors with angstrom-scale dynamics cannot be consistently resolved due to poor signal-to-noise ratio. Using an acousto-optic deflector to generate a "time-shared" dual-optical trap,…
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/754.2|Fund the Biological Survey Unit ::
[[@http://nyheder.ku.dk/alle_nyheder/2018/02/foedevareuddannelse-flytter-universitet/|Fødevareuddannelse flytter universitet :: Kandidatuddannelsen i integrerede fødevarestudier vil fra den 1. september 2018 blive flyttet…
[[@https://www.wired.com/2018/02/gadget-lab-podcast-346/|Gadget Lab Podcast: Are You Addicted to Your Phone? :: WIRED senior writer Robbie Gonzalez joins us this week to discuss addictive smartphone apps and the science behind technology addiction.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/dpp-gtw021518.php|Gene taxi with turbo drive :: Scientists at the German Primate Center improve DNA transfer in gene therapy.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/621|Gene therapy field hit by fresh safety concern ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208230328.htm|Gene therapy researchers find a viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier :: Researchers have discovered a structure on viruses that makes them better at crossing from the bloodstream into the brain – a key factor for administering gene therapies at lower doses for treating brain and spinal disorders. Experiments also showed decreased liver toxicity.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610204/gene-altering-treatments-are-medicines-best-shot-yet-against-huntingtons-disease/|Gene-altering treatments are medicine's best shot yet against Huntington's disease :: After 25 years, scientists are starting to make progress against the devastating illness.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dynamics-csra-billion.html|General Dynamics to buy CSRA for almost $7 billion :: The defense contractor General Dynamics will spend almost $7 billion to acquire CSRA with the Trump administration pushing defense spending aggressively higher.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-electric-overseas-business.html|General Electric to sell parts of overseas lighting business :: General Electric has reached an agreement to sell its overseas lighting operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, the conglomerate said Thursday.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.2|Genes overlap across psychiatric disease ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1328|Genetic and epigenetic alterations in normal tissues have differential impacts on cancer risk among tissues [Genetics :: ]Genetic and epigenetic alterations are both involved in carcinogenesis, and their low-level accumulation in normal tissues constitutes cancer risk. However, their relative importance has never been examined, as measurement of low-level mutations has been difficult. Here, we measured low-level accumulations of genetic and epigenetic alterations in normal tissues with low,…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-gma020718.php|Genetics makes Asians, Europeans susceptible to dengue shock syndrome :: As globalization and climate change spread tropical diseases around the globe, not all populations are equally susceptible to infection. Gene variants common in people of Asian and European ancestry, for instance, make them more prone than those of African origin to developing severe dengue shock syndrome, according to a new study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141846.htm|Genetics makes Asians, Europeans susceptible to dengue shock syndrome :: As globalization and climate change spread tropical diseases around the globe, not all populations are equally susceptible to infection. Gene variants common in people of Asian and European ancestry, for instance, make them more prone than those of African origin to developing severe dengue shock syndrome, according to a new study.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/801|Genomic correlates of response to immune checkpoint therapies in clear cell renal cell carcinoma :: Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting the programmed cell death 1 receptor (PD-1) improve survival in a subset of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). To identify genomic alterations in ccRCC that correlate with response to anti–PD-1 monotherapy, we performed whole-exome sequencing of metastatic ccRCC from 35 patients. We found that clinical benefit was associated with loss-of-
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-stones/geologic-mayhem-on-netflix/|Geologic Mayhem on Netflix :: In the mood for disaster? Netflix has some good 'uns for you! — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pu-gaa021518.php|Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprints :: A remarkable collaboration between atmospheric science and geophysics could change the way we think about storms and seismicity, and could lead to an answer to the often-asked 'Are hurricanes getting stronger?' Princeton University's Lucia Gualtieri and Salvatore Pascale led an international team that has identified the seismic footprint of typhoons and hurricanes, which allows climate scientists
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215131145.htm|Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprints :: A remarkable collaboration between atmospheric science and geophysics could change the way we think about storms and seismicity, and could lead to an answer to the often-asked 'Are hurricanes getting stronger?' The team has identified the seismic footprint of typhoons and hurricanes, which allows climate scientists to add decades to their dataset of powerful storms.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-geophysicists-atmospheric-scientists-partner-track.html|Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprints :: Climatologists are often asked, "Is climate change making hurricanes stronger?" but they can't give a definitive answer because the global hurricane record only goes back to the dawn of the satellite era. But now, an intersection of disciplines—seismology, atmospheric sciences, and oceanography—offers an untapped data source: the continuous seismic record, which dates back to the early 20th centur
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-german-court-facebook-oversharing-user.html|German court finds Facebook oversharing user data :: A German court has found Facebook is breaching data protection rules with privacy settings that over-share by default and by requiring users to give real names, a consumer rights organisation said Monday.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43007415|Getting a grip :: The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/gfycat-artificial-intelligence-deepfakes/|Gfycat Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Deepfakes Porn :: Can a computer spot deepfakes? The GIF website Gfycat says it can.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/gfycat-artificial-intelligence-deepfakes/|Gfycat Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Deepfakes Porn :: Can a computer spot deepfakes? The GIF website Gfycat says it can.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ku-gld020518.php|Giant lava dome confirmed in Japan's Kikai Caldera :: Researchers have confirmed that a giant lava dome was created in the Kikai Caldera, south of Japan's main islands after the caldera-forming supereruption 7,300 years ago. The dome is in the world's largest class of post-caldera volcano, with a volume of over 32 cubic kilometers. It is possible that currently a giant magma buildup may exist under the Kikai Caldera.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-giant-lava-dome-japan-kikai.html|Giant lava dome confirmed in Japan's Kikai Caldera :: Since the Kobe Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) was established in 2015, it has carried out three survey voyages to the Kikai Caldera, south of Japan's main islands. Based on these voyages, researchers have confirmed that a giant lava dome was created after the caldera-forming supereruption 7300 years ago. The dome is in the world's largest class of post-caldera volcano, with a volume of ov
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100713.htm|Giant lava dome confirmed in Japan's Kikai Caldera :: Researchers have confirmed that a giant lava dome was created in the Kikai Caldera, south of Japan's main islands after the caldera-forming supereruption 7,300 years ago. The dome is in the world's largest class of post-caldera volcano, with a volume of over 32 cubic kilometers. It is possible that currently a giant magma buildup may exist under the Kikai Caldera.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1080|Global models underestimate large decadal declining and rising water storage trends relative to GRACE satellite data [Environmental Sciences :: ]Assessing reliability of global models is critical because of increasing reliance on these models to address past and projected future climate and human stresses on global water resources. Here, we evaluate model reliability based on a comprehensive comparison of decadal trends (2002–2014) in land water storage from seven global models…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ha-gnh021118.php|Global neonatal hearing screening devices market to exceed US$ 44.4 mn in 2025 :: The global neonatal hearing screening devices market was estimated to be valued at US$ 30.3 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to touch a valuation of nearly US$ 44.4 Mn in 2025 and in the process exhibit a value CAGR of 4.9% during the period of forecast 2017-2025.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ha-gra021118.php|Global Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis test market expected to reach US$ 1,002.0 mn in 2027 :: Global rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis tests market has been estimated to be valued at US$ 514.0 Mn in 2016, and is anticipated to increase to US$ 1,002.0 Mn by 2027, registering a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-global-lessons-pliocene-epoch.html|Global warming – we have lessons to learn from the Pliocene epoch :: Carbon levels around 3 million years ago were similar to those of today and temperatures were even warmer. If something so significant is mirrored in the past, what else can we learn about extreme climate changes?
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cp-gwc020718.php|Global warming could cause key culinary crops to release seeds prematurely :: Climate change is threatening crop yields worldwide, yet little is known about how global warming will confuse normal plant physiology. Researchers in the UK now show that higher temperatures accelerate seed dispersal in crop species belonging to the cabbage and mustard plant family, limiting reproductive success, and this effect is mediated by a gene called INDEHISCENT. The findings appear Feb. 1
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212121238.htm|Global warming could cause key culinary crops to release seeds prematurely :: Climate change is threatening crop yields worldwide, yet little is known about how global warming will confuse normal plant physiology. Researchers now show that higher temperatures accelerate seed dispersal in crop species belonging to the cabbage and mustard plant family, limiting reproductive success, and this effect is mediated by a gene called INDEHISCENT.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61716-sun-cooling-global-warming.html|Global Warming vs. Solar Cooling: The Showdown Begins in 2020 :: The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don't panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend?
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/go-figure-why-olympic-ice-skaters-dont-fall-flat-on-their-faces/|Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don't Fall Flat on Their Faces :: The athletes' brains get rewired with practice to counteract reflexes and execute complex routines — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/golden-exits-review/552965/?utm_source=feed|Golden Exits Is a Quiet, Mature Indie Drama :: The Brooklyn of Alex Ross Perry's Golden Exits , which takes place almost entirely in one small brownstone-dotted neighborhood of the borough, is hazy and sun-kissed. An early establishing shot of the sludgy Gowanus Canal looks positively Venetian, a tremendous achievement given that it is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States. The tranquility on display feels lovely, but
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/google-autocomplete-vile-suggestions/|Google Autocomplete Suggestions Are Still Racist, Sexist, and Science-Denying :: The feature suggests that "Islamists are evil" and "Hitler is my hero," among other offensive prompts.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610280/google-chrome-now-blocks-ads-but-it-may-be-biased/|Google Chrome now blocks ads—but it may be biased ::
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/technology/google-artificial-intelligence-chips.html|Google Makes Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others :: Google Assistant NestThe internet giant developed the tensor processing units, or T.P.U.s, for its data centers. Now other companies can use them through its cloud-computing service.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610245/google-will-allow-anyone-to-use-its-custom-ai-chips-via-the-cloud/|Google will allow anyone to use its custom AI chips via the cloud :: Uber Drivers Driving
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/808|Gordon Research Conferences ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/838|Got milk, must conference ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-welfare-standards-chickens.html|Governments can't be trusted to deliver welfare standards for chickens :: Claims of secret meetings and manipulation of the policy agenda. A split in government ranks, and threats to withdraw from a national review. It's all just part and parcel of the latest round in the development of Australian animal welfare standards and guidelines, in this case proposed new standards for the poultry and egg industries.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/graphene-electronics-food-nanotechnology-1679232-2/|Graphene on toast could lead to edible electronics :: Scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene (LIG) enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics. The chemists, who once turned Girl Scout cookies into graphene , are investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly embed conductive identification tags and sensors into the products themselves. "This is not ink. This
[[@http://www.futurity.org/graphene-electronics-food-nanotechnology-1679232-2/|Graphene on toast could lead to edible electronics :: Scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene (LIG) enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics. The chemists, who once turned Girl Scout cookies into graphene , are investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly embed conductive identification tags and sensors into the products themselves. "This is not ink. This
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-42956475|Great White demystified :: Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-42956475|Great White demystified :: Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-green-cars-spotlight-india-eyes.html|Green cars in spotlight as India eyes electric revolution :: Electric cars bask in the limelight at India's flagship auto show, where an ambitious plan to phase out polluting clunkers has manufacturers racing to lure millions of new drivers to their green vehicles.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-green-catalysis-technique-aims-boost.html|'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency :: About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient – but not both. Researchers at North Carolina State University have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-green-catalysis-technique-aims-boost.html|'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency :: About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient – but not both. Researchers at North Carolina State University have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ncsu-c021418.php|'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency :: About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient — but not both. Researchers have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ncsu-c021418.php|'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency :: About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient — but not both. Researchers have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111045.htm|'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency :: About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient — but not both. Researchers have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111045.htm|'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency :: About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient — but not both. Researchers have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/grotesk-doku-tragedie-sygehusenes-kerneopgave/|Grotesk doku-tragedie om sygehusenes kerneopgave :: ANMELDELSE. Teaterstykket 'Hospitalet' går fra vidunderlig ironi og sarkasme til et så grotesk forvredet billede af sundhedsvæsenet, at man næsten står af.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/grundfos-produkter-skal-have-3d-printede-komponenter-210463|Grundfos: Produkter skal have 3D-printede komponenter :: Pumpeproducenten har en klar ambition om at 3D-­printe komponenter til endelige produkter. Grundfos er overbevist om, det kan lade sig gøre – men det kræver, at man evner at tænke helt anderledes end i dag.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/grundfos-produkter-skal-have-3d-printede-komponenter-210463|Grundfos: Produkter skal have 3D-printede komponenter :: Pumpeproducenten har en klar ambition om at 3D-­printe komponenter til endelige produkter. Grundfos er overbevist om, det kan lade sig gøre – men det kræver, at man evner at tænke helt anderledes end i dag.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/1084371|Gulvvarmen, højtaleren, støvsugeren, lyset: Pludseligt endte mit hjem på nettet :: Det føles både fedt og uhyggeligt, når hjemmet er på nettet.
[[@https://www.version2.dk/1084371|Gulvvarmen, højtaleren, støvsugeren, lyset: Pludseligt endte mit hjem på nettet :: Det føles både fedt og uhyggeligt, når hjemmet er på nettet.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208131707.htm|Gut bacteria can be good, and bad, for health :: A new study found that impairing a rare group of cells (called Paneth cells) in the small intestine allows gut bacteria to invade the organ and cause major inflammation. The study was conducted in mice, but has implications for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a group of disorders characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive track.
[[@http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/teknologi/gaa-ikke-i-panik-lille-risiko-rum-tesla-kan-ramme-jorden|Gå ikke i panik: Lille risiko for, at Rum-Tesla kan ramme Jorden :: Om millioner af år vender Starman måske tilbage til Jorden, viser nye beregninger af den SpaceX-opsendte elbils bane. Men bare rolig – det er helt ufarligt.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/human-evolution-darwin-day-1676632-2/|Happy Darwin Day! 3 signs we're still evolving :: There are three lines of evidence suggesting humans are still evolving, says evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon in the run-up to International Darwin Day. Monday marks the 209th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the "Father of Evolution." "We know more about some aspects of the evolution of other species, like Galapagos finches and Caribbean lizards, than we do about our own, ongoing
[[@http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/single-and-hate-valentines-day-singles-awareness-day-is-for-you|Hate Valentine's Day? Singles Awareness Day is for you :: Single people have their own day to celebrate love. Read More
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hayward-fault-earthquake-simulations-fidelity.html|Hayward fault earthquake simulations increase fidelity of ground motions :: In the next 30 years, there is a one-in-three chance that the Hayward fault will rupture with a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake, according to the United States Geologic Survey (USGS). Such an earthquake will cause widespread damage to structures, transportation and utilities, as well as economic and social disruption in the East Bay.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/health/truvada-hiv-insurance.html|He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance. :: Insurers have denied life and disability coverage to men taking Truvada to prevent H.I.V. infection, say gay rights advocates and medical experts.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/chop-hli021518.php|Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery :: Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a cohort of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21 percent, a rate 20 times higher than is found in the general population. This underscores the importance of early hearing evaluatio
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215144617.htm|Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery :: Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a cohort of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21 percent, a rate 20 times higher than is found in the general population. This underscores the importance of early hearing evaluatio
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208162020.htm|Hearing loss linked to poor nutrition in early childhood, study suggests :: Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/nutrition-hearing-loss-nepal-1676202-2/|Hearing loss more likely after undernourished early years :: Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children are almost twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as better-nourished peers, a study suggests. The study analyzed the relationship between the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults in Nepal and their nutritional levels as children 16 years earlier. Hearing loss is the fourth-leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 8
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111050.htm|Heavy bones, low body weight: New link between bone cells and blood sugar level found :: Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteoporosis
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111050.htm|Heavy bones, low body weight: New link between bone cells and blood sugar level found :: Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteoporosis
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sikkerhedseksperter-her-programmerne-hackerne-elsker-du-bruger-1084319|Her er programmerne, hackerne elsker, du bruger :: Eksperter fra Kaspersky og Triop laver en kort liste af programmer, du skal passe på med at bruge.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610266/here-are-the-big-tech-threats-worrying-us-intelligence-officials/|Here are the big tech threats worrying US intelligence officials ::
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610266/here-are-the-big-tech-threats-worrying-us-intelligence-officials/|Here are the big tech threats worrying US intelligence officials ::
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/climate/drinking-water-safety.html|Here Are the Places That Struggle to Meet the Rules on Safe Drinking Water :: Since 1982, between 3 and 10 percent of water systems in the United States have been in violation of federal health standards each year. Rural areas are especially struggling.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/oxygen-alien-life-ionosphere-1678752/|Here's a new plan for finding life on other planets :: Instead of looking for water as a sign of life on distant exoplanets, scientists should instead look at an exoplanet's ionosphere, the thin uppermost layer of atmosphere. For decades, astronomers have been searching these distant exoplanets for signs of life, mostly looking for that most essential molecule, water. But Michael Mendillo and his colleagues have a different idea: search for an ionosp
[[@http://www.futurity.org/oxygen-alien-life-ionosphere-1678752/|Here's a new plan for finding life on other planets :: Instead of looking for water as a sign of life on distant exoplanets, scientists should instead look at an exoplanet's ionosphere, the thin uppermost layer of atmosphere. For decades, astronomers have been searching these distant exoplanets for signs of life, mostly looking for that most essential molecule, water. But Michael Mendillo and his colleagues have a different idea: search for an ionosp
[[@http://www.futurity.org/narwhals-glaciers-oceans-1677022/|Here's where narwhals like to hang out :: Narwhals prefer to congregate near unique glacier fjords with thick ice fronts and low to moderate calving activity, where icebergs break off infrequently, new research suggests. "Arctic marine mammals are really good indicators of climate change because they are very specialized…" It appears narwhals prefer the freshwater coming off still, serene glaciers over the silt-filled runoff discharged f
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61768-chemicals-food-wrappers-nonstick-pans-weight-gain.html|Here's Another Reason You May Gain Back Weight After Dieting :: Successful weight loss could be hampered by chemical compounds lurking in everyday products in your house, a new study finds.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61782-transgender-woman-breast-feeding.html|Here's How a Transgender Woman Breast-Fed for 6 Weeks :: A transgender woman was able to produce enough milk to breast-feed her partner's newborn baby for six weeks, according to a new report of the case.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/popsci-reading-guide|Here's what Popular Science editors are reading right now :: Gadgets "It's some of the best speculative fiction I've ever read." "It's some of the best speculative fiction I've ever read."…
[[@https://www.popsci.com/popsci-reading-guide|Here's what Popular Science editors are reading right now :: Gadgets "It's some of the best speculative fiction I've ever read." "It's some of the best speculative fiction I've ever read."…
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61777-weather-prediction-spring-2018.html|Here's What You Can Expect from This Spring's Weather :: Is the U.S. heading into a chilly and rainy spring, or a warm and drought-ridden one? The answer, as always, depends on your location, according to the March, April and May weather outlook released today (Feb. 15) by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sri-hvb021318.php|Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose :: Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sri-hvb021318.php|Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose :: Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093856.htm|Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose :: Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093856.htm|Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose :: Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/09/hes-one-of-us-modern-neighbours-welcome-cheddar-man|'He's one of us': modern neighbours welcome Cheddar Man :: DNA tests suggesting man who lived 10,000 years ago had dark skin and blue eyes cause a stir Rachel Andrews, who was tending the bar at the Black Dog Saloon, a wild west-themed cider pub at the foot of Cheddar Gorge, was not going to have a word said against the village's most famous former resident. "We're very proud of Cheddar Man," she said. "There's a really good, strong community spirit arou
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hidden-depthswhy-groundwater-important-source.html|Hidden depths—why groundwater is our most important water source :: Vivid scenes of worried Cape Town residents clutching empty water vessels in long snaking queues are ricocheting around the globe. Everyone is asking, "How did this happen?" Or, more precisely, "Can it happen in my city?" The importance of effective water management has been shoved, blinking, into the limelight.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bc-hct021218.php|Higher cigarette taxes may increase use of chewing tobacco and cigars in adolescents :: Raising cigarette taxes to combat smoking may increase the use of cigars and smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, in adolescents according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, involving 499,381 adolescents.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bc-hct021218.php|Higher cigarette taxes may increase use of chewing tobacco and cigars in adolescents :: Raising cigarette taxes to combat smoking may increase the use of cigars and smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, in adolescents according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, involving 499,381 adolescents.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1292|High-resolution cryo-EM structures of actin-bound myosin states reveal the mechanism of myosin force sensing [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]Myosins adjust their power outputs in response to mechanical loads in an isoform-dependent manner, resulting in their ability to dynamically adapt to a range of motile challenges. Here, we reveal the structural basis for force-sensing based on near-atomic resolution structures of one rigor and two ADP-bound states of myosin-IB (myo1b)…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–hhm021218.php|Hip hop meets health in a campaign against type 2 diabetes :: The Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP), at UC San Francisco, and Youth Speaks, a San Francisco youth development and arts education organization, are releasing four new spoken word videos by young poets from across California as part of a social media-based public health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–hhm021218.php|Hip hop meets health in a campaign against type 2 diabetes :: The Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP), at UC San Francisco, and Youth Speaks, a San Francisco youth development and arts education organization, are releasing four new spoken word videos by young poets from across California as part of a social media-based public health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uosf-hmi021218.php|Hip-hop music influencing more African-Americans to try 'Molly' :: 'Molly' is growing in popularity within the African-American community. New research shows much of that has to do with rap lyrics.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-homo-sapiens-ability-techniques.html|Homo sapiens' drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques :: Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools but never demonstrated the ability to draw recognizable images, unlike early modern humans who created vivid renderings of animals and other figures on rocks and cave walls. That artistic gap may be due to differences in the way they hunted, suggests a University of California, Davis, expert on predator-prey relations and their impacts on the ev
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/hospitalerne-skal-administrere-industri-betalt-efteruddannelse/|Hospitalerne skal nu administrere industri-betalt efteruddannelse :: Fremover skal det være ledelsen på hospitalerne, der skal modtage og fordele pengene til læger og sygeplejerskes efteruddannelse fra industrien. Det har Danske Regioners bestyrelse vedtaget med nye retningslinjer.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.4|Hot mantle rushes in to fill the void ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212170017.htm|'Hot spots' of water quality violations :: While serious violations like those in the Flint, Michigan, crises are rare, ensuring reliable access to safe drinking water poses challenges for communities across the country, according to a recent study.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/household-products-make-surprisingly-large-contributions-air-pollution|Household products make surprisingly large contributions to air pollution :: A study of smog in the Los Angeles valley finds that paints, fragrances and other everyday items are a growing component of the problem.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-metoo-awareness-months-facebook.html|How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal :: If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it's that everything isn't okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it – according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites. Their latest work, an examination of how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook, sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/du-ha021518.php|How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal :: Researchers at Drexel University, who study our relationships with social network sites, examined how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook. Their study sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal and often stigmatized stories.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61763-single-atom-ion-trap-photo.html|How a Student Photographed a Single Atom With a Store-Bought Camera :: Warning: Atoms on camera may appear larger than they actually are.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61763-single-atom-ion-trap-photo.html|How a Student Photographed a Single Atom With a Store-Bought Camera :: Warning: Atoms on camera may appear larger than they actually are.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/led-flashlights-are-brightbut-just-how-bright-exactly/|How Bright are LED Flashlights? And What the Heck is a Lumen? :: Some lights claim they max out at 900 lumens, but you can use a light sensor to make sure for yourself.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/led-flashlights-are-brightbut-just-how-bright-exactly/|How Bright are LED Flashlights? And What the Heck is a Lumen? :: Some lights claim they max out at 900 lumens, but you can use a light sensor to make sure for yourself.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-deadly-dragonfly-wings-bacteria.html|How deadly dragonfly wings bust up bacteria :: Scientists have revealed the intricate detail of how dragonfly wings kill bacteria, thanks to new methods for using very powerful microscopes to see nature's smallest structures in three dimensions.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61719-mans-rectum-falls-out-of-body.html|How Did a Man's Rectum End Up 'Falling Out' of His Body? :: The man was sitting on the toilet playing games on his phone for half and hour when this happened.
[[@http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/the-history-and-commercialization-of-valentines-day|How did Valentine's Day become so commercial—and is it a bad thing? :: From striking women with goat's skin to showering them with chocolates and flowers, here is how Valentine's Day became the holiday we know today. Read More
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-hdc021218.php|How do children's cancer diagnoses affect parents' income? :: A new study from Sweden found that social benefits often ease the financial burdens experienced by the parents of children recently diagnosed with cancer, but mothers experienced persistently lower income after benefits diminished. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that additional efforts may be needed to address the fin
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ri-hdi021218.php|How does it compare?: Hospice care at home, at assisted living facility, at nursing home :: A new study from Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute compares quality of hospice services provided for patients living at home, in assisted living facility and in nursing homes as perceived by family members. Findings, which reveal subtle but significant differences in perceived quality have potential to help influence priorities for improvement of quality, p
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-fast-can-a-marathon-be-run/|How Fast Can a Marathon Be Run? :: Is there an absolute minimum time to run a marathon? Will humans ever break the 2 hour mark? What does it take to set a world record marathon time? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-fast-can-a-marathon-be-run/|How Fast Can a Marathon Be Run? :: Is there an absolute minimum time to run a marathon? Will humans ever break the 2 hour mark? What does it take to set a world record marathon time? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-google-chrome-limit-ads-view.html|How Google Chrome will limit the ads you view :: Starting Thursday, users of Google's Chrome Web browser might start seeing fewer advertisements.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/hearing-loss-depression-1677712/|How hearing loss and depression are connected :: Hearing loss can create chronic stress that can lead to depression, but high levels of social support—from family, friends, and others—can help alleviate depression, according to new research. Given that hearing loss is a growing social and physical health problem, her study suggests a need for increased vigilance regarding hearing loss among older adults, says study author Jessica West, a PhD st
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/636|How hummingbirds stay nimble on the wing ::
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/how-ice-skaters-turn-physics-into-astonishing-spins/|How Ice Skaters Turn Physics Into Astonishing Spins :: Conservation of angular momentum is the name of the game.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.2|How lipopolysaccharides bridge the gap ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100650.htm|How liver responds so quickly to food :: Researchers have uncovered how the liver can have a speedy response to food; liver cells store up pre-RNA molecules involved in glucose and fat metabolism.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-many-gigs-are-you-wearing1/|How Many Gigs are You Wearing? :: Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61764-how-much-money-buys-happiness.html|How Much Money Would It Take to Make You Happy? Scientists Calculate :: Money may not buy you love, but it turns out that the green stuff can bring happiness, to a point.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61764-how-much-money-buys-happiness.html|How Much Money Would It Take to Make You Happy? Scientists Calculate :: Money may not buy you love, but it turns out that the green stuff can bring happiness, to a point.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/newest-emoji-unicode-11/|How New Emoji Get Added to Your Phone :: Every year, the governing body Unicode adds new emoji to the nearly 3,000 already in existence. Here's how it picks the additions.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61759-olympic-athletes-cold-weather-performance.html|How Olympic Athletes Fare in Freezing Cold :: Athletes at the 2018 Olympic Games are dealing with some bitter-cold temperatures. But does the chill affect athlete's performance?
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61759-olympic-athletes-cold-weather-performance.html|How Olympic Athletes Fare in Freezing Cold :: Athletes at the 2018 Olympic Games are dealing with some bitter-cold temperatures. But does the chill affect athlete's performance?
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-seafloor-weathering-carbon.html|How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle :: A previously unknown connection between geological atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store carbon dioxide has been uncovered by two geoscientists from the University of Sydney.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-seafloor-weathering-carbon.html|How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle :: A previously unknown connection between geological atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store carbon dioxide has been uncovered by two geoscientists from the University of Sydney.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uos-hsw020918.php|How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle :: A previously unknown connection between geological atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store carbon dioxide has been uncovered by two geoscientists from the University of Sydney. Better understanding of the slow carbon cycle will help us predict to what extent the continents, oceans and ocean crust will take up the extra human-induced rise in atmosp
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uos-hsw020918.php|How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle :: A previously unknown connection between geological atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store carbon dioxide has been uncovered by two geoscientists from the University of Sydney. Better understanding of the slow carbon cycle will help us predict to what extent the continents, oceans and ocean crust will take up the extra human-induced rise in atmosp
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100639.htm|How the brain constructs the world :: How are raw sensory signals transformed into a brain representation of the world that surrounds us? Investigators have now uncovered the contributions to perception of a brain region called posterior parietal cortex. They show that posterior parietal cortex contributes to the merging of signals from different sensory modalities, as well the formation of memories about the history of recent stimuli
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sisd-htb020918.php|How the brain constructs the world :: How are raw sensory signals transformed into a brain representation of the world that surrounds us? SISSA investigators have now uncovered the contributions to perception of a brain region called posterior parietal cortex. In two separate papers published in Neuron and Nature, they show that posterior parietal cortex contributes to the merging of signals from different sensory modalities, as well
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mbl-htc020818.php|How the cuttlefish spikes out its skin: Neurological study reveals surprising control :: Wouldn't it be useful to suddenly erect 3-D spikes out of your skin, hold them for an hour, then even faster retract them and swim away? Octopus and cuttlefish can do this as a camouflage tactic. A new study clarifies the neural and muscular mechanisms that underlie this extraordinary defense tactic, conducted by scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, and the Universit
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141803.htm|How the cuttlefish spikes out its skin: Neurological study reveals surprising control :: Wouldn't it be useful to suddenly erect 3-D spikes out of your skin, hold them for an hour, then even faster retract them and swim away? Octopus and cuttlefish can do this as a camouflage tactic. A new study clarifies the neural and muscular mechanisms that underlie this extraordinary defense tactic.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/internal-combustion-engine-technology-argonne/|How the Internal Combustion Engine Keeps Getting Better :: After more than a century, engineers are still finding ways to squeeze more power from less fuel.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/internal-combustion-engine-technology-argonne/|How the Internal Combustion Engine Keeps Getting Better :: After more than a century, engineers are still finding ways to squeeze more power from less fuel.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mozzie-emoji-mosquito-borne-disease.html|How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease :: Mosquitoes are coming. The Unicode Consortium has just announced that alongside your smiling face – or perhaps crying face – emoji you'll soon be able to add a mosquito.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mozzie-emoji-mosquito-borne-disease.html|How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease :: Mosquitoes are coming. The Unicode Consortium has just announced that alongside your smiling face – or perhaps crying face – emoji you'll soon be able to add a mosquito.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-try-to-not-take-things-personally/|How to (Try to) Not Take Things Personally :: Savvy Psychologist helps us all be less sensitive to inevitable criticism — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.popsci.com/block-pop-ups-alerts-autoplay-video|How to block web pop-ups, alerts, and autoplaying video :: DIY Restore the peace and quiet in any web browser. Pestered by sounds, videos, pop-ups and other distractions you don't want? Here's how to quieten down the web.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/block-pop-ups-alerts-autoplay-video|How to block web pop-ups, alerts, and autoplaying video :: DIY Restore the peace and quiet in any web browser. Pestered by sounds, videos, pop-ups and other distractions you don't want? Here's how to quieten down the web.
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/how-to-find-a-woman-scientist/|How to Find a Woman Scientist :: A new database is fighting the poor visibility of women in STEM by offering female professionals as speakers, panelists, experts, course leaders and advocates for diversity… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cleaner-air-germany-free-mass.html|How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit :: How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cleaner-air-germany-free-mass.html|How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit :: How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/share-photos-privately|How to share photos without blasting them all over the internet :: DIY Show off cute baby pics without losing your privacy. You want to show off pictures to friends and family members—without compromising privacy. Here are the best ways to share photos among a small private group.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/increase-sled-speed|How to speed up your sled :: DIY Plunge downhill as fast as you can. Everybody, Olympian or not, enjoys sledding. Even if you can't reach a luge athlete's speed, you can follow these tips to fly downhill as quickly as possible.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610229/how-to-teach-a-robot-to-screw/|How to teach a robot to screw :: Humans easily outperform machines when it comes to tightening and loosening screw fasteners.The future of manufacturing and recycling may depend on changing that.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/police-drones/553406/?utm_source=feed|How Two Police Drones Saved a Woman's Life :: After years of writing critically about police officers using excessive force and police departments abusing surveillance technology, I couldn't be happier to relay a story in which cops used drones as a tool to help them avoid taking a life. It began when a woman, 57, left Cocoa Beach, Florida, drove all the way to Stafford County, Virginia, pulled into a Walmart parking lot, backed her sedan up
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-universities-are-tackling-societys-grand-challenges/|How Universities Are Tackling Society's Grand Challenges :: A new report documents the ways nearly 20 institutions of higher learning are rallying research communities to take action — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-universities-are-tackling-societys-grand-challenges/|How Universities Are Tackling Society's Grand Challenges :: A new report documents the ways nearly 20 institutions of higher learning are rallying research communities to take action — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-urban-farmers-food-soil-natural.html|How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light :: Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with food, at a time when resources were desperately scarce. In the decades that followed, parcels of land which had been given over to allotments and city farms were gradually taken up for urban development. But recently, there has been a renewed interest in
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-urban-farmers-food-soil-natural.html|How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light :: Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with food, at a time when resources were desperately scarce. In the decades that followed, parcels of land which had been given over to allotments and city farms were gradually taken up for urban development. But recently, there has been a renewed interest in
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/climate/perfume-pollution-smog.html|How We Pollute the Air Every Morning (Before We Hop in the Car) :: Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-about-the-cover/|How WIRED's March 2018 Cover With Mark Zuckerberg Was Created :: That bruised Mark Zuckerberg on the March 2018 cover? Here's how the photo-illustration was created to accompany "Facebook's 2 Years of Hell."
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/how-you-could-run-a-marathon-and-win-from-your-living-room/|How You Could Road Race—and Win—From Your Living Room :: Virtual exercise is more immersive, dynamic, and—mercifully—distracting than a traditional treadmill or stationary bike.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/how-you-could-run-a-marathon-and-win-from-your-living-room/|How You Could Road Race—and Win—From Your Living Room :: Virtual exercise is more immersive, dynamic, and—mercifully—distracting than a traditional treadmill or stationary bike.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1117|Hsp90 chaperones hemoglobin maturation in erythroid and nonerythroid cells [Cell Biology :: ]Maturation of adult (α2β2) and fetal hemoglobin (α2γ2) tetramers requires that heme be incorporated into each globin. While hemoglobin alpha (Hb-α) relies on a specific erythroid chaperone (alpha Hb-stabilizing protein, AHSP), the other chaperones that may help mature the partner globins (Hb-γ or Hb-β) in erythroid cells, or may enable…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215131148.htm|Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm :: Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm — once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal — is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hubble-neptune-mysterious-storm.html|Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm :: Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-hsn021518.php|Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm :: Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1256|Human bone perivascular niche-on-a-chip for studying metastatic colonization [Engineering :: ]Eight out of 10 breast cancer patients die within 5 years after the primary tumor has spread to the bones. Tumor cells disseminated from the breast roam the vasculature, colonizing perivascular niches around blood capillaries. Slow flows support the niche maintenance by driving the oxygen, nutrients, and signaling factors from…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1304|Human ectoparasites and the spread of plague in Europe during the Second Pandemic [Ecology :: ]Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, can spread through human populations by multiple transmission pathways. Today, most human plague cases are bubonic, caused by spillover of infected fleas from rodent epizootics, or pneumonic, caused by inhalation of infectious droplets. However, little is known about the historical spread of plague…
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61717-oldest-dog-burial.html|Humans Cared for Sick Puppies Long Ago, Ancient Burial Shows :: Ancient people likely cared for a sick, domesticated pup for weeks on end before it died about 14,000 years ago during the Paleolithic era, a new study finds.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1215|Humidity determines snowpack ablation under a warming climate [Environmental Sciences :: ]Climate change is altering historical patterns of snow accumulation and melt, threatening societal frameworks for water supply. However, decreases in spring snow water equivalent (SWE) and changes in snowmelt are not ubiquitous despite widespread warming in the western United States, highlighting the importance of latent and radiant energy fluxes in…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-bacteria-whale-skin.html|Humpback microbiome linked to seasonal, environmental changes :: Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. A new study sheds light on the skin microbiome—a group of microorganisms that live on skin—in healthy humpback whales, which could aid in future efforts to monitor their health.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-bacteria-whale-skin.html|Humpback microbiome linked to seasonal, environmental changes :: Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. A new study sheds light on the skin microbiome—a group of microorganisms that live on skin—in healthy humpback whales, which could aid in future efforts to monitor their health.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1137|Hunter-gatherer populations inform modern ecology [Anthropology :: ]Our species Homo sapiens is extraordinarily successful, yet we are still subject to the same environmental constraints, such as famine and disease, as all other organisms (1). Fundamental approaches from ecology and evolution have proven useful for understanding how interactions with biotic (other species) and abiotic (physical) surroundings influence humanity's…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc-hic021518.php|Hunting is changing forests, but not as expected :: In many tropical forests, over-hunting is diminishing the populations of animals who are vital for dispersing the seeds of woody plants. Those same plants are vital for carbon storage and previous theoretical modeling studies predicted dire consequences to defaunation, this research suggests otherwise. Instead the data shows the effects on the ecosystem are less straightforward and less immediatel
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125022.htm|Hunting is changing forests, but not as expected :: In many tropical forests, over-hunting is diminishing the populations of animals who are vital for dispersing the seeds of woody plants. Those same plants are vital for carbon storage and previous theoretical modeling studies predicted dire consequences to defaunation, this research suggests otherwise. Instead the data shows the effects on the ecosystem are less straightforward and less immediatel
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-forests.html|Hunting is changing forests, but not as expected :: When it comes to spreading their seeds, many trees in the rainforest rely on animals, clinging to their fur or hitching a ride within their digestive tract. As the seeds are spread around, the plants' prospects for survival and germination are increased.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nu-hdp020818.php|Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon :: Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population. Scientists have discovered why Huntington's is so toxic to cancer cells and harnessed it for a novel approach to treat cancer, a new study reports.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084458.htm|Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon :: Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population. Scientists have discovered why Huntington's is so toxic to cancer cells and harnessed it for a novel approach to treat cancer, a new study reports.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hurricane-survey-worldwide.html|Hurricane damage survey likely to help worldwide :: The biggest natural disaster to ever hit the Caribbean island of Dominica is now likely to provide guidelines for reducing the risk globally of disaster from hurricanes.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hurricanes-irma-maria-temporarily-choruses.html|Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals :: Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meetin
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/agu-hia021518.php|Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals :: Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meetin
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125016.htm|Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals :: Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/hvis-vigtigt-kan-staa-paa-postkort-210555|Hvis det er vigtigt, kan det stå på et postkort :: Nogle gange gælder det om skære budskabet ind til benet. Hvis det ikke kan stå på bagsiden af kuvert eller et postkort, så er det måske for indviklet.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-hybrid-optics-imaging-ultrathin-metalenses.html|Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus :: For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uow-hob021218.php|Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus :: In a paper published Feb. 9 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have successfully combined two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, along with robust computational processing — to create full-color images.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144159.htm|Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus :: Scientists have announced that they have successfully combined two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, along with robust computational processing — to create full-color images.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-hto021418.php|Hydrogen transfer: One thing after the other :: Hydride transfer is an important reaction for chemistry (e.g., fuel cells), as well as biology (e.g., respiratory chain and photosynthesis). Often, one partial reaction involves the transfer of a hydride ion (H(-)). But does this hydride transfer involve one step or several individual steps? In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now provided the first proof of stepwise hydride transfer
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-hto021418.php|Hydrogen transfer: One thing after the other :: Hydride transfer is an important reaction for chemistry (e.g., fuel cells), as well as biology (e.g., respiratory chain and photosynthesis). Often, one partial reaction involves the transfer of a hydride ion (H(-)). But does this hydride transfer involve one step or several individual steps? In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now provided the first proof of stepwise hydride transfer
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111048.htm|Hydrogen transfer: One thing after the other :: Hydride transfer is an important reaction for chemistry (e.g., fuel cells), as well as biology (e.g., respiratory chain and photosynthesis). Often, one partial reaction involves the transfer of a hydride ion (H(-)). But does this hydride transfer involve one step or several individual steps? In a new study, scientists have now provided the first proof of stepwise hydride transfer in a biological s
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111048.htm|Hydrogen transfer: One thing after the other :: Hydride transfer is an important reaction for chemistry (e.g., fuel cells), as well as biology (e.g., respiratory chain and photosynthesis). Often, one partial reaction involves the transfer of a hydride ion (H(-)). But does this hydride transfer involve one step or several individual steps? In a new study, scientists have now provided the first proof of stepwise hydride transfer in a biological s
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/hoer-ugens-podcast-falcon-heavy-peer-review-210500|Hør ugens podcast om Falcon Heavy og peer review :: Ingeniørens ugentlige podcast, Transformator, sætter denne gang fokus på SpaceX' opsendelse af den Falcon Heavy-raketten og de perspektiver, der tegner sig oven på succesen. Vi kaster også et kritisk blik på peer review-processen til kvalitetskontrol af videnskabelige forskningsartikler.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/hoer-ugens-podcast-gmo-foedevarer-super-elcykel-210623|Hør ugens podcast om GMO-fødevarer og super-elcykel :: Ingeniørens ugentlige podcast, Transformator, handler denne gang om genmodificerede fødevarer. Hvor slutter planteforædling, og hvor begynder GMO, efter at planteforskere har fået nye, smarte værktøjer som gensaksen Crispr/Cas9.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/11/583628387/i-didnt-think-there-were-many-african-women-scientists-then-i-checked-twitter|I Didn't Think There Were Many African Women Scientists. Then I Checked Twitter :: The author, a woman scientist from Africa, was stumped by a survey asking her to name women scientists from Africa. (Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610256/i-thought-vr-would-make-watching-olympic-snowboarding-awesome-sadly-it-sucked/|I thought VR would make watching Olympic snowboarding awesome. Sadly, it sucked. :: Virtual-reality programming for the Winter Olympics shows there's still a long way to go before the tech is ready for prime time.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/ice-technicians-winter-olympics|Ice technicians are the secret stars of the Winter Olympics :: Science It's science—on ice. Ice is an important part of the Winter Olympics. To get these slick surfaces just right, athletes rely on experienced ice technicians.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/on-banning-porn-vs-guns/553433/?utm_source=feed|If Porn Could Be Banned, Why Not AR-15s? :: Pornography is officially a "public-health crisis" in Utah, according to 2016 legislation. The Republican representative Todd Weiler, who championed the bill and told me at the time that he sees a lot of porn in his Twitter feed, has been working to make it illegal for internet service providers to provide internet that contains porn. When I covered this story it felt like a fringe movement, born
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61723-where-is-spacex-starman-headed.html|If 'Starman' Isn't Headed for the Asteroid Belt, Where's That Dummy Going? :: The Tesla Roadster and "Starman" dummy that SpaceX launched on its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (Feb. 6) does not appear to be heading to the asteroid belt, despite what SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday evening.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/inducing-alcohol-seeking-behavior-1678022/|If we can 'turn on' the urge to drink, can we turn it off? :: Researchers have discovered out how to induce alcohol-seeking behavior by altering the strength of connections between particular neurons. The work may offer clues about how to curb the urge to drink. About 15.1 million American adults have alcohol use disorder, meaning they cannot stop drinking despite adverse consequences—in other words, they have what is commonly called alcoholism. "Essentiall
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610279/if-we-want-ai-to-explain-itself-heres-how-it-should-tell-us/|If we want AI to explain itself, here's how it should tell us ::
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610279/if-we-want-ai-to-explain-itself-heres-how-it-should-tell-us/|If we want AI to explain itself, here's how it should tell us ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1194|IL-1{beta} enables CNS access to CCR2hi monocytes and the generation of pathogenic cells through GM-CSF released by CNS endothelial cells [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]Molecular interventions that limit pathogenic CNS inflammation are used to treat autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Remarkably, IL-1β–knockout mice are highly resistant to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. Here, we show that interfering with the IL-1β/IL-1R1 axis severely impairs the transmigration of myeloid cells…
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51713/article/Image-of-the-Day–Camera-Toting-Penguin|Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin :: Researchers and BBC filmmakers strapped cameras to animals around the world for a new three-part nature series.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51682/article/Image-of-the-Day–Mantis-Glasses|Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses :: Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-image-atlantic-ship-tracks.html|Image: Atlantic ship tracks :: The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Atlantic Ocean close to Spain and Portugal where the sky not only features clouds but also criss-cross tracks from maritime vessels.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-image-atlantic-ship-tracks.html|Image: Atlantic ship tracks :: The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Atlantic Ocean close to Spain and Portugal where the sky not only features clouds but also criss-cross tracks from maritime vessels.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-image-nasa-astronaut-stephanie-wilson.html|Image: NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson preparing for space :: In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, as she participates in a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at the Johnson Space Center in preparation for the STS-131 mission.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-image-nasa-astronaut-stephanie-wilson.html|Image: NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson preparing for space :: In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, as she participates in a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at the Johnson Space Center in preparation for the STS-131 mission.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-image-vapour-trail-chelyabinsk-asteroid.html|Image: Vapour trail of the 2013 Chelyabinsk asteroid :: Vapour cloud trail left by the Chelyabinsk asteroid as seen by M. Ahmetvaleev on 15 February 2013.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-image-vapour-trail-chelyabinsk-asteroid.html|Image: Vapour trail of the 2013 Chelyabinsk asteroid :: Vapour cloud trail left by the Chelyabinsk asteroid as seen by M. Ahmetvaleev on 15 February 2013.
[[@http://bigthink.com/think-again-podcast/imaginary-histories-possible-futures-nil-jacob-sager-weinstein-childrens-author-nil-think-again-a-big-think-podcast-134|Imaginary Histories, Possible Futures – Jacob Sager Weinstein (Children's Author) – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #134 :: Wild boars in the sewers of London. Augmented humans of the future. Jason's high school friend, celebrated children's author Jacob Sager Weinstein, on imaginary histories and possible futures. Read More
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-iss020818.php|Immune system simulation shows need for multi-target treatments for sepsis :: Using a computational model of the human immune system, scientists have shown that efforts to combat sepsis might be more effective if they targeted multiple steps in the molecular processes that drive the illness. This finding is presented in PLOS Computational Biology.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141838.htm|Immune system simulation shows need for multi-target treatments for sepsis :: Using a computational model of the human immune system, scientists have shown that efforts to combat sepsis might be more effective if they targeted multiple steps in the molecular processes that drive the illness.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209111718.htm|Impact companion animals have on owners :: A new study suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mali-icg021218.php|Implanted continuous glucose sensor proven safe and accurate in types 1 and 2 diabetes :: Results of the PRECISE II study showed the implanted continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system from Eversense to be safe and highly accurate over the 90-day sensor life in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tu-idp020818.php|Improving drone performance in headwinds :: Stability of unmanned aerial vehicles in heavy winds can be improved through rotor placement and angle, according to a team from Tohoku University and Kanazawa Institute of Technology.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100730.htm|Improving drone performance in headwinds :: Stability of unmanned aerial vehicles in heavy winds can be improved through rotor placement and angle.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-drone-headwinds.html|Improving drone performance in headwinds :: The prevalence of multi-rotor drones has increased dramatically in recent years, but in headwinds, they pitch upwards unpredictably. Engineers from Tohoku University, Japan, have shown that angling the rotor blades of a quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles by just 20 degrees can reduce pitching by a quarter. Their work is published in the International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-global-demand-natural-resources-orangutans.html|In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutans :: Over a 16-year period, about half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover. That's according to estimates reported in Current Biology on February 15 showing that more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cp-i1y020818.php|In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutans :: Over a 16-year period, about half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover. That's according to estimates reported in Current Biology on Feb. 15 showing that more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125032.htm|In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutans :: Over a 16-year period, about half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover. That's according to estimates showing that more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-successfully-spawning-wild-bonefish.html|In a first, scientists successfully induce spawning in wild bonefish :: A team led by Florida Institute of Technology's Jonathan Shenker and Paul Wills of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University has for the first time successfully induced spawning of wild bonefish and hatched the fertilized eggs into larvae.
[[@https://www.reddit.com/r/cogsci/comments/7wfeqb/in_a_randomized_clinical_study_involving_adults/|In a randomized clinical study involving adults age 56 to 71 that recently published in Neurobiology of Aging, researchers found that after cognitive training, participants' brains were more energy efficient, meaning their brain did not have to work as hard to perform a task. :: submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/borneo-hunting-emerges-key-threat-endangered-orangutans|In Borneo, hunting emerges as a key threat to endangered orangutans :: Only small numbers of Bornean orangutans will survive coming decades, researchers say.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145833.htm|In effort to treat rare blinding disease, researchers turn stem cells into blood vessels :: People with a mutated ATF6 gene have a malformed or missing fovea, the eye region responsible for detailed vision. From birth, vision is severely limited, and there is no cure. Researchers were the first to link ATF6 to this type of vision impairment. In a new study, the team discovered that a chemical that activates ATF6 converts patient stem cells into blood vessels.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145833.htm|In effort to treat rare blinding disease, researchers turn stem cells into blood vessels :: People with a mutated ATF6 gene have a malformed or missing fovea, the eye region responsible for detailed vision. From birth, vision is severely limited, and there is no cure. Researchers were the first to link ATF6 to this type of vision impairment. In a new study, the team discovered that a chemical that activates ATF6 converts patient stem cells into blood vessels.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/charles-darwin-birthday-sexy-theory-selection|In honor of his birthday, let's talk about Charles Darwin's sexy theory of selection :: Animals Happy Darwin-tine's Day, everybody! Charles Darwin's other theory of evolution—sexual selection—is one worth considering.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61771-photos-army-of-beauties-north-korea.html|In Photos: North Korea's Cheerleading Squad — An Army of Beauties :: This dollhouse-like version of North Korean girls appears in contrast to the nation's isolated, sharp and militant reputation.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61695-photos-south-korea-from-above.html|In Photos: South Korea from Above :: As the Olympic Games kick off, here's a look at the diverse and beautiful East Asian nation, South Korea, in these amazing photos from above.
[[@http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/in-these-34-states-police-officers-can-legally-have-sex-with-detainees|In these 34 states, police officers can legally have sex with detainees :: Should police officers be able to get away with having sex with detainees? Read More
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1129|In This Issue [This Week in PNAS :: ]Role of human fleas and body lice in Europe's Black Death Y. pestis. Image courtesy of Flickr/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. Plague can be caused by the inhalation of aerosolized forms of the bacterium Yersinia pestis (pneumonic plague) or by the bite of rodent-borne fleas infected with…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1249|Increased thermogenesis by a noncanonical pathway in ANGPTL3/8-deficient mice [Medical Sciences :: ]Dietary triglyceride (TG) is the most efficient energy substrate. It is processed and stored at substantially lower metabolic cost than is protein or carbohydrate. In fed animals, circulating TGs are preferentially routed for storage to white adipose tissue (WAT) by angiopoietin-like proteins 3 (A3) and 8 (A8). Here, we show…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-india-court-thirsty-tech-hub.html|India's top court steps in to help thirsty tech hub :: India's water-starved tech hub Bangalore won a reprieve on Friday when the country's top court altered a river-sharing agreement in its favour, ruling on a bitter dispute that dates back more than a century.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sumc-ips020818.php|Induced pluripotent stem cells could serve as cancer vaccine, Stanford researchers say :: Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215125026.htm|Induced pluripotent stem cells could serve as cancer vaccine :: Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/industriens-robotter-stor-misforstaaelse-210057|Industriens robotter er en stor misforståelse :: Det dur simpelthen ikke at bygge robotter, der efterligner menneskets bevægelser. Mennesket løser opgaverne hurtigere og billigere end de programmerede maskiner, hævdede MIT-professor i Ingeniøren i 1985.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-ioa021518.php|Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms :: Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105806.htm|Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms :: Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/trump-populism/552923/?utm_source=feed|Inflationary Populism Is Trump's Path Forward :: Shortly after Trump's election, the political scientist Mark Blyth argued that the outcome was not an idiosyncratic event, but rather the culmination of a long-brewing revolt against an anti-inflationary regime that had been built up over 30 years by parties of the center-right and center-left. If the inflation of the 1970s made that era a debtor's paradise, the years since have for the most part
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/ingeniorer-ved-lidt-3d-print-210462|Ingeniører ved for lidt om 3D-print :: Der er for få 3D-print-­specialister i Danmark, mener lederen af Grundfos' 3D-print-afdeling. Bedre uddannelse, både af kommende og ældre ingeniører, er vejen frem.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/ingeniorer-ved-lidt-3d-print-210462|Ingeniører ved for lidt om 3D-print :: Der er for få 3D-print-­specialister i Danmark, mener lederen af Grundfos' 3D-print-afdeling. Bedre uddannelse, både af kommende og ældre ingeniører, er vejen frem.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.2|Innate receptor sees cancer growth factor ::
[[@https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/inside-chiropractic-yesteryear-and-today/|Inside Chiropractic: Yesteryear and Today :: In the 123 years since its inception, the core beliefs of the chiropractic profession have not changed. Chiropractic continues to exist as a form of alternative medicine that embraces a variety of questionable procedures and treatment methods. The chiropractic profession in the United States is still defined by the vertebral subluxation theory that gave it birth and independence as an alternative
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/inside-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-2-years-of-hell/|Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All :: Facebook Data WiredFor two years, Facebook has been hijacked, vilified, and besieged. Here's the inside story of the struggle.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/inside-the-mind-of-amanda-feilding-countess-of-psychedelic-science/|Inside the Mind of Amanda Feilding, Countess of Psychedelic Science :: If LSD is having its renaissance, 75-year-old English countess Amanda Feilding is its Michelangelo.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/the-curious-bifurcation-of-instagram-stories-screenshot/553103/?utm_source=feed|Instagram Will Now Tell You When Someone Screenshots Your Story :: The most vibrant new medium invented in past five years isn't Facebook's Oculus Rift or Apple's animoji . It's the story: the chronological procession of photos, video, and text that erases itself after 24 hours. Invented by Snapchat and borrowed, infamously, by Instagram and now Facebook, it's the most novel form of social media in the smartphone age. As of last year, 250 million people used the
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-strategy-lowers-mass-motors-nanometers.html|Integrated design strategy lowers the mass and costs of motors that move objects nanometers at a time :: Probing intricate cells or high-tech microchip components requires 'nanopositioners' that can scan large areas with extremely small steps. Normally, these positioners have separate fine- and coarse-movement stages, but A*STAR researchers have introduced a parallel-actuated system that integrates the two units for improved energy efficiency.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-strategy-lowers-mass-motors-nanometers.html|Integrated design strategy lowers the mass and costs of motors that move objects nanometers at a time :: Probing intricate cells or high-tech microchip components requires 'nanopositioners' that can scan large areas with extremely small steps. Normally, these positioners have separate fine- and coarse-movement stages, but A*STAR researchers have introduced a parallel-actuated system that integrates the two units for improved energy efficiency.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.3|Interactions of LARKS protein domains ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-method-cooling-quantum-devices.html|Interference as a new method for cooling quantum devices :: Theoretical physicists propose to use negative interference to control heat flow in quantum devices. Their study has been published in Physical Review Letters.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tau-its021218.php|International team sequences first Amazon molly fish genome :: No species is immune from the suffering of unrequited love, but scientists expect to learn volumes about the biological basis of sex from the newly sequenced genome of an all-female, asexual Texas native — the Amazon molly — that has thrived as a master of male manipulation over millennia.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1279|Intracellular Ca2+ stores control in vivo neuronal hyperactivity in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease [Neuroscience :: ]Neuronal hyperactivity is the emerging functional hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in both humans and different mouse models, mediating an impairment of memory and cognition. The mechanisms underlying neuronal hyperactivity remain, however, elusive. In vivo Ca2+ imaging of somatic, dendritic, and axonal activity patterns of cortical neurons revealed that both…
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.1|Investigating flu vaccine effectiveness ::
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/09/583633358/invisibilia-the-otherworldly-alien-hand-syndrome-animated|'Invisibilia': The Otherworldly Alien Hand Syndrome, Animated :: Imagine trying to play the piano or button a shirt, while one hand does something else, entirely of its own volition. Invisibilia explored this phenomenon. More stories are coming in the new season. (Image credit: Giant Ant for NPR)
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-invisible-stretchable-circuits-next-gen-tech.html|Invisible, stretchable circuits to shape next-gen tech :: Electrically conductive films that are optically transparent have a central role in a wide range of electronics applications, from touch screens and video displays to photovoltaics. These conductors function as invisible electrodes for circuit wiring, touch sensing, or electrical charge collection and are typically composed of transparent conductive oxides. But, they have a weakness.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1319|Involvement of Aryl hydrocarbon receptor in myelination and in human nerve sheath tumorigenesis [Neuroscience :: ]Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor involved in xenobiotic metabolism. Plexiform neurofibromas (PNFs) can transform into malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) that are resistant to existing therapies. These tumors are primarily composed of Schwann cells. In addition to neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene inactivation, further genetic…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ifri-ibp021418.php|IRB Barcelona paves the way to the use of immunotherapy to treat aggressive colon tumors :: The researchers developed a mouse model that mimics advanced human colon cancer. This model has allowed them to study the immune system response for the first time.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ifri-ibp021418.php|IRB Barcelona paves the way to the use of immunotherapy to treat aggressive colon tumors :: The researchers developed a mouse model that mimics advanced human colon cancer. This model has allowed them to study the immune system response for the first time.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-art-created-by-ai-really-art/|Is Art Created by AI Really Art? :: When AI creates compelling art, the meaning of creativity gets blurred — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-art-created-by-ai-really-art/|Is Art Created by AI Really Art? :: When AI creates compelling art, the meaning of creativity gets blurred — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.popsci.com/china-space-laser|Is China's space laser for real? :: Eastern Arsenal It's not a Death Star super laser. It's a space broom. China's space laser is for nudging away pieces of space junk, which is increasingly a problem for anyone in orbit.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/dashboard-confessional-crooked-shadows-review/552980/?utm_source=feed|Is Dashboard Confessional Still Emo? :: We are in the throes of the "emo revival," apparently. It's a term that's applied both to newer bands embodying the ethos of the genre—heartfelt, with punk roots—and to the wave of 2000s nostalgia among Millennials. This nostalgia has led to emo-themed dance nights around the U.S. , new music, and tours from bands like Brand New, The Starting Line, and Mae. But in the early 2000s, as emo broke in
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/738|Is evolution predictable? ::
[[@https://www.popsci.com/chocolate-theobromine-toxic-amount|Is it possible to die from eating too much chocolate? Asking for a friend. :: Ask Us Anything It would take 7,084 Hershey chocolate kisses to get chocolate poisoning Chocolate contains theobromine. At very high levels it can be toxic to humans, but that requires a lot of chocolate.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/chocolate-theobromine-toxic-amount|Is it possible to die from eating too much chocolate? Asking for a friend. :: Ask Us Anything It would take 7,084 Hershey chocolate kisses to get chocolate poisoning Chocolate contains theobromine. At very high levels it can be toxic to humans, but that requires a lot of chocolate.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/11/is-it-wrong-to-boil-lobsters-alive|Is it wrong to boil lobsters alive? :: It would be unthinkable to buy a chicken or lamb to kill at home – but you can have living crustaceans delivered to your door via Amazon. Has society gone to pot over shellfish? Robert Elwood once boiled a lobster alive – lobsters being one of the few creatures we eat that we are allowed to slaughter at home. It is the usual way to kill, and cook, them. "Would I boil a lobster now?" asks Elwood,
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/the-shadow-crusade-to-end-measles/|Is Now The Right Time to Try and End Measles? :: WIRED columnist Maryn McKenna on why public health officials can't decide whether the time is right to wage war against measles.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/jn-iro020818.php|Is risk of fatal crashes increased on 4/20 counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana? :: Bottom Line: The popular counterculture holiday '4/20' that celebrates marijuana was associated with an increased risk of fatal traffic crashes.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160756-is-the-quantum-computer-revolution-really-just-five-years-away/|Is the quantum computer revolution really just five years away? :: Many of those involved in the race to unleash the power of quantum computing predict it will happen soon. Here's why, says Graeme Malcolm
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61725-experimental-flu-drug-japan.html|Is This Experimental Japanese Drug the Secret to Stopping the Flu? :: An experimental drug, made in Japan, may be able to stop flu symptoms within 24 hours.
[[@http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/update-36-love-questions-for-valentines-day|Is this Valentine's Day thanks to the 36 love questions? :: Taking stock of the impact of the 36 love questions on Valentine's Day. Read More
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/729|Isotope cloud linked to failed neutrino source ::
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/12/its-very-rare-to-wake-up-during-a-general-anaesthetic|It's very rare to wake up during a general anaesthetic |Letters :: Anaesthetists respond to a recent Guardian article Accidental awareness (when a patient becomes conscious during a general anaesthetic) is an incredibly important issue to both patients and anaesthetists ( The long read , 9 February). Patients undergoing surgery can be assured that it is highly uncommon to wake up during a general anaesthetic. The largest ever research study (NAP5) performed on th
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.6|It's a wrap ::
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/it-system-forsinker-indberetning-data-praksis/|IT-system forsinker indberetning af data fra praksis :: Genopretningen af data om diabetespatienter i almen praksis er forsinket flere måneder. En række andre it-projekter er årsag til, at det har taget længere tid end forventet.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/iu-isf021218.php|IU-led study finds neurotransmitter may play a role in alcohol relapse, addiction :: Indiana University researchers scanned the brains of individuals with alcohol abuse disorder and found that the neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some addiction cravings.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/ivaerksaetter-fokuserer-solen-billig-varme-210450|Iværksætter fokuserer solen til billig varme :: Et helt nyt solfangerprincip er skabt ud fra en teknologi, som manglede et produkt. Men det kræver tålmodighed at være iværksætter inden for energisystemer.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-japan-crypto-exchange-coincheck-sued.html|Japan's crypto exchange Coincheck sued after hack :: Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck for freezing withdrawals after hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-japan-crypto-exchange-coincheck-sued.html|Japan's crypto exchange Coincheck sued after hack :: Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck for freezing withdrawals after hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets.
[[@https://www.npr.org/2018/02/09/584343730/jedidah-isler-what-role-do-supermassive-black-holes-play-in-the-cosmos|Jedidah Isler: What Role Do Supermassive Black Holes Play In The Cosmos? :: Scientists believe at the center of every galaxy is a supermassive black hole. Jedidah Isler describes how gamma ray telescopes have expanded our knowledge of this mysterious aspect of space. (Image credit: Ryan Lash/TED)
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/job-one-for-quantum-computers-boost-artificial-intelligence/|Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence :: The fusion of quantum computing and machine learning has become a booming research area. Can it possibly live up to its high expectations?
[[@http://www.futurity.org/paris-agreement-extreme-weather-1680752-2/|Just 1 degree changes our risk of severe weather :: Current commitments won't meet the Paris Agreement's aspirational goals of limiting temperature—and that could make the world a degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather. The difference between this UN goal and the actual country commitments is a mere 1 C, which may seem negligible. But a new study in Science Advances finds that even that 1-degree difference could increase the
[[@https://www.economist.com/news/world-week/21737093-kals-cartoon|KAL's cartoon ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-kamikaze-sperm-four-headed-penises-hidden.html|Kamikaze sperm and four-headed penises – the hidden ways animals win the mating game :: We all know that individuals fight over potential love interests. Just think of Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) scuffling – rather impotently – over Bridget Jones in a fountain. But you might be surprised to hear that the fierce rivalry continues behind the scenes – in the form of sperm competition. This is when the sperm of two or more males compete inside the reproductiv
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-kamikaze-sperm-four-headed-penises-hidden.html|Kamikaze sperm and four-headed penises – the hidden ways animals win the mating game :: We all know that individuals fight over potential love interests. Just think of Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) scuffling – rather impotently – over Bridget Jones in a fountain. But you might be surprised to hear that the fierce rivalry continues behind the scenes – in the form of sperm competition. This is when the sperm of two or more males compete inside the reproductiv
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/445196-2/|Kapaciteten halter efter behovet for behandling af bugspytkirtelkræft :: Centralisering kombineret med stigende forekomst af kræft i bugspytkirtlen og muligheden for at tilbyde en større andel af patienterne kirurgisk behandling presser kapaciteten på landets fire centre for pancreascancerkirurgi, mener klinikchef Jens Hillingsø, Rigshospitalet.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.11|Keeping cholesterol at bay ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tuod-ksd021418.php|Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets :: Based on data from NASA's K2 mission an international team of scientists have just confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets, planets located outside our solar system. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300. The new results are to be published in the Astronomical Journal.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-kepler-scientists-exoplanets.html|Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets :: Based on data from NASA's K2 mission, an international team of scientists has confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/kevin-cramer-harold-hamm/553355/?utm_source=feed|Kevin Cramer Moves Closer to Launching a Senate Campaign :: Updated at 2:49 p.m. ET Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm has offered to be North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer's finance chair for his potential Senate bid, The Atlantic has learned—the clearest sign yet that Cramer will make a play for Senator Heidi Heitkamp's seat. According to two Republican sources with direct knowledge, Cramer would also likely face an uncontested primary: Should he deci
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/kevin-cramer-harold-hamm/553355/?utm_source=feed|Kevin Cramer Moves Closer to Launching a Senate Campaign :: Updated at 2:49 p.m. ET Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm has offered to be North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer's finance chair for his potential Senate bid, The Atlantic has learned—the clearest sign yet that Cramer will make a play for Senator Heidi Heitkamp's seat. According to two Republican sources with direct knowledge, Cramer would also likely face an uncontested primary: Should he deci
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-key-climate.html|Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the wind, researchers find :: Dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cu-ktp021518.php|Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the wind, researchers find :: Dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105713.htm|Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the wind :: Dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-king-tides-seas.html|King tides and rising seas are predictable, and we're not doing enough about it :: Recent king tides have again caused significant damage to coastal assets in Australia and New Zealand. This time the combination of large tides and coastal storms damaged properties on Torres Strait islands and in Nelson and other coastal areas of New Zealand. It is increasingly recognised worldwide that, despite many coastal adaptation plans being developed, the implementation of these plans is l
[[@https://www.popsci.com/why-kittens-same-litter-look-different|Kittens from the same litter don't always have the same parents :: Animals It's called heteropaternal superfecundation. Female cats can be impregnated by more than one male, or tomcat, during a single ovulation period. It's a phenomenon called "heteropaternal superfecundation."…
[[@https://www.popsci.com/why-kittens-same-litter-look-different|Kittens from the same litter don't always have the same parents :: Animals It's called heteropaternal superfecundation. Female cats can be impregnated by more than one male, or tomcat, during a single ovulation period. It's a phenomenon called "heteropaternal superfecundation."…
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/inside-the-korean-dmz/|Korean DMZ: A Rare Look Inside the 'Scariest Place on Earth' :: Just 40 miles north of Pyeongchang lies one the world's most dangerous places—and it's also home to an astonishing breadth of wildlife.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/inside-the-korean-dmz/|Korean DMZ: A Rare Look Inside the 'Scariest Place on Earth' :: Just 40 miles north of Pyeongchang lies one the world's most dangerous places—and it's also home to an astonishing breadth of wildlife.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/kronik-upraecise-krav-nye-bygningsreglement-skaber-forvirring-210558|Kronik: Upræcise krav i det nye bygningsreglement skaber forvirring ::
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/kronik-upraecise-krav-nye-bygningsreglement-skaber-forvirring-210558|Kronik: Upræcise krav i det nye bygningsreglement skaber forvirring ::
[[@http://www.futurity.org/snakes-seed-dispersal-1675532/|Kudos to snakes for moving seeds around :: Snakes may play a key role in dispersing plant seeds, new research suggests. Plants disperse their seeds by "hitchhiking" on animals, with the seeds clinging to fur or feathers, or stored in a cheek pouch or a bird's crop. Sometimes, seeds are swallowed whole and survive the gut intact to emerge viable. This kind of seed dispersal has been critical to plants throughout their evolution, allowing t
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/kunst-forstenede-aeg-saetter-liv-dinosaurerne-210458|Kunst og forstenede æg sætter liv i dinosaurerne :: Samarbejde mellem kunst og videnskab har bragt forskere tættere på sandheden om de forhistoriske dyr, viser udstilling på Statens Naturhistoriske Museum.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/09/lab-notes-nana-nana-nana-nana-nana-nana-nana-nana-cheddar-man|Lab notes: Cheddar Man and Falcon X – not a crimefighting duo, but this week in science! :: Where to even begin this week? Could it be with the news that human eggs have been developed in the lab for the first time ? Or that researchers think they may have spotted a link between asparagine – a compound found in asparagus and other foods – and the spread of breast cancer ? Maybe that archaeologists have discovered an exciting new Neolithic monument in Windsor ? All of those things are ce
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208225856.htm|Lab-grown eggs could pave way towards new fertility treatments :: Human eggs have been developed in the lab from their earliest stage to full maturity, in a study that could lead to improved fertility treatments.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-landsat-years-orbit.html|Landsat 8 marks five years in orbit :: In its five years in space, the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite has racked up some impressive statistics: 26,500 orbits around the planet, 1.1 million "scenes" captured, a motherlode of images that represents 16 percent of all the observations in the 45-year Landsat archive.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/15/laser-scanning-reveals-lost-ancient-mexican-city-had-as-many-buildings-as-manhattan|Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan :: Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an unprecedented rate. The approach, known as light detection and ranging scanning (lidar) involves directin
[[@https://www.popsci.com/last-week-tech-spacex-olympics-emojis|Last week in tech: A dummy went to space and we got some new emojis :: Technology We'll never get sick of looking at that view of earth from a Tesla in space. 2018 is the year for Teslas in space and Olympians on ice.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61724-russian-cargo-ship-launch-aborted.html|Launch of Superfast Russian Cargo Ship Mission Aborted at Last Minute :: The launch of a Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station was aborted in the final minute Sunday (Feb. 11), just as it was poised to fly the fastest resupply mission to the orbiting lab in history.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-leaky-atmosphere-linked-lightweight-planet.html|Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet :: The Red Planet's low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESA's Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Sun's radiation may play a surprising role in its escape.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/leder-eltog-med-kun-200-kmt-halvhjertet-satsning-210445|Leder: Eltog med kun 200 km/t er en halvhjertet satsning ::
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/leder-nej-nej-nej-vi-skal-ikke-bruge-flere-skattekroner-pa-at-teste-draenror-210603|Leder: Nej, nej, nej! Vi skal ikke bruge flere skattekroner på at teste drænrør ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.10|Left- or right-handed C-H bond activation ::
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61765-lena-dunham-hysterectomy-endometriosis.html|Lena Dunham's Hysterectomy: Can It Cure Endometriosis? :: Actress Lena Dunham has revealed that she recently underwent a hysterectomy to treat crippling pain from endometriosis.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61765-lena-dunham-hysterectomy-endometriosis.html|Lena Dunham's Hysterectomy: Can It Cure Endometriosis? :: Actress Lena Dunham has revealed that she recently underwent a hysterectomy to treat crippling pain from endometriosis.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-less-cool-facebook-youth-fast-pace.html|Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey :: With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday.
[[@http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/let-harvard-teach-you-about-buddhism-in-this-free-online-course-you-can-take-now|Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now :: Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content. Read More
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/growth-curve/parenting-tips-traditional-hunter-gatherer-societies|Let your kids help you, and other parenting tips from traditional societies :: Hunter-gatherers and villagers have some parenting tips for modern moms and dads.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61734-weak-force-alien-universe.html|Life Could Exist in Strange, Alien Universes :: A new paper shows that even a universe with wildly altered physical laws might produce life.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/life-on-the-rocks/|Life on the Rocks :: Scientists are probing deep beneath the ocean's surface to learn how life on Earth began — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/673|Light amplification by seeded Kerr instability :: Amplification of femtosecond laser pulses typically requires a lasing medium or a nonlinear crystal. In either case, the chemical properties of the lasing medium or the momentum conservation in the nonlinear crystal constrain the frequency and the bandwidth of the amplified pulses. We demonstrate high gain amplification (greater than 1000) of widely tunable (0.5 to 2.2 micrometers) and short (les
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093906.htm|Light determines the genes that function in plant growth :: The xylem is essential for transporting water across the entire plant body. Its development is heavily regulated by VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN (VND) genes. Scientists report a new experimental system that shows three VND genes are necessary for xylem differentiation in cotyledons in darkness but not in light. The study gives clues on how environmental factors can be modified to stimulate plant gr
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093906.htm|Light determines the genes that function in plant growth :: The xylem is essential for transporting water across the entire plant body. Its development is heavily regulated by VASCULAR-RELATED NAC-DOMAIN (VND) genes. Scientists report a new experimental system that shows three VND genes are necessary for xylem differentiation in cotyledons in darkness but not in light. The study gives clues on how environmental factors can be modified to stimulate plant gr
[[@http://www.futurity.org/light-activated-cancer-drugs-1680522/|Light-activated drugs could kill cancer with fewer side effects :: Light-activated cancer drugs that don't cause the toxic side effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, a new study suggests. Researchers say they now know more about how a pioneering platinum-based chemotherapy drug candidate— trans,trans,trans- [Pt(N 3 ) 2 (OH) 2 (py) 2 ]—functions when activated by light. "The current shortcomings of most chemotherapeutic agen
[[@http://www.futurity.org/light-activated-cancer-drugs-1680522/|Light-activated drugs could kill cancer with fewer side effects :: Light-activated cancer drugs that don't cause the toxic side effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, a new study suggests. Researchers say they now know more about how a pioneering platinum-based chemotherapy drug candidate— trans,trans,trans- [Pt(N 3 ) 2 (OH) 2 (py) 2 ]—functions when activated by light. "The current shortcomings of most chemotherapeutic agen
[[@https://www.popsci.com/lightning-bolt-strikes-close-to-child|Lightning nearly struck this kid. What happened? :: It seemed harmless enough, to play in the rain with an umbrella under an overflowing rain gutter. The thunderstorm was passing and the worst of it was over. Or was it?
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-lightning-storms-planet.html|Lightning storms less likely in a warming planet, study suggests :: Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a scientific study suggests.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212111718.htm|Lightning storms less likely in a warming planet, study suggests :: Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a scientific study suggests.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoe-lsl021218.php|Lightning storms less likely in a warming planet, study suggests :: Lightning storms may become less frequent in future as the world warms.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208145147.htm|Lights, camera, action! New endomicroscopic probes visualize living animal cell activity :: Researchers report they have developed two new endoscopic probes that significantly sharpen the technology's imaging resolution and permit direct observation of fine tissue structures and cell activity in small organs in sheep, rats and mice.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/the-bike-share-wars-heat-up-with-latest-funding/|LimeBike's Expansion Shows How Bike-Share Wars Are Escalating :: Rivalry among established Chinese companies and US startups has intensified into a trash-talking land grab involving electric scooters and electric bikes.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/the-bike-share-wars-heat-up-with-latest-funding/|LimeBike's Expansion Shows How Bike-Share Wars Are Escalating :: Rivalry among established Chinese companies and US startups has intensified into a trash-talking land grab involving electric scooters and electric bikes.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/su-lso020618.php|Limited scope of corporate sustainability revealed :: The first large-scale analysis of corporate practices for sourcing sustainable materials shows that many companies address sustainability at some level, but most deal with only one or a subset of materials within a small portion of their supply chain.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212150736.htm|Limited scope of corporate sustainability revealed :: The first large-scale analysis of corporate practices for sourcing sustainable materials shows that many companies address sustainability at some level, but most deal with only one or a subset of materials within a small portion of their supply chain.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-limited-scope-corporate-sustainability-revealed.html|Limited scope of corporate sustainability revealed :: You want chocolate. You scan the market shelf for a bar with a Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance certification because you don't want your indulgence to drive labor abuse and deforestation. It's the right thing to do, right?
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/798|Lipopolysaccharide is transported to the cell surface by a membrane-to-membrane protein bridge :: Gram-negative bacteria have an outer membrane that serves as a barrier to noxious agents in the environment. This protective function is dependent on lipopolysaccharide, a large glycolipid located in the outer leaflet of the outer membrane. Lipopolysaccharide is synthesized at the cytoplasmic membrane and must be transported to the cell surface. To understand this transport process, we reconstitu
[[@http://www.futurity.org/criminals-guns-1678122/|Listen: Where do criminals get guns? :: While policymakers argue about things like background checks for legal gun purchases, criminals, for the most part, are not getting guns through legal means, according to Philip J. Cook. Cook, a researcher at Duke University, has been tracking the underground gun market in America for the last 15 years. For one project, his team went to one of the largest jails in the country and asked the inmate
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/kuot-lrw021218.php|Lithuanian researchers: Wastewater treatment plants could generate electricity :: Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania are working on improving the efficiency of microbial fuel cells (MFC) by using modified graphite felt. Primary results show that the new MFC can generate 20 percent higher voltage than usual cells.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/658|Live imaging of neurogenesis in the adult mouse hippocampus :: Neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs) generate neurons throughout life in the mammalian hippocampus. We used chronic in vivo imaging and followed genetically labeled individual NSPCs and their progeny in the mouse hippocampus for up to 2 months. We show that NSPCs targeted by the endogenous Achaete-scute homolog 1 (Ascl1) promoter undergo limited rounds of symmetric and asymmetric divisions, e
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170714.htm|Liver cells with whole genome duplications protect against cancer, study shows :: Researchers have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nuos-b021518.php|'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers :: A group of NUST MISIS's young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial composition and plasma components of human blood. Biodegradable bandages made from these fibers will accelerate the growth of tissue cells twice as quickly, contributing to the normal regeneration
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150210.htm|Living human tracheas :: Biomedical engineers are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150210.htm|Living human tracheas :: Biomedical engineers are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cwru-lht021418.php|Living human tracheas :: Biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cwru-lht021418.php|Living human tracheas :: Biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/livsfarlig-skimmelsvamp-udvikler-resistens-210543|Livsfarlig skimmelsvamp udvikler resistens :: En skimmelsvamp, vi konstant indånder, udvikler resistens mod stoffet, lægerne bruger til at behandle inficerede. Resistensen kan skyldes, at landbruget i høj grad bruger det samme stof til at bekæmpe svampeinfektioner i afgrøderne.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213154958.htm|Longer-lived animals have longer-lived proteins :: Researchers studying half-lives of evolutionarily related proteins in different species uncovered a link between species lifespan and protein lifespan.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213154958.htm|Longer-lived animals have longer-lived proteins :: Researchers studying half-lives of evolutionarily related proteins in different species uncovered a link between species lifespan and protein lifespan.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/look-penguins-track-antarctic-changes|Look to penguins to track Antarctic changes :: Scientists say carbon and nitrogen isotopes found in penguin tissues can indicate shifts in the Antarctic environment.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/look-penguins-track-antarctic-changes|Look to penguins to track Antarctic changes :: Scientists say carbon and nitrogen isotopes found in penguin tissues can indicate shifts in the Antarctic environment.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/752|Look to the locals ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100225.htm|Love and fear are visible across the brain instead of being restricted to any brain region :: The brain mechanisms of basic emotions such as anger and happiness are fairly similar across people. Differences are greater in social emotions, such as gratitude and contempt.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100225.htm|Love and fear are visible across the brain instead of being restricted to any brain region :: The brain mechanisms of basic emotions such as anger and happiness are fairly similar across people. Differences are greater in social emotions, such as gratitude and contempt.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-penguins-celebrating-valentine-day.html|Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine's Day :: Penguins are looking for love with big red hearts at a San Francisco aquarium.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-penguins-celebrating-valentine-day.html|Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine's Day :: Penguins are looking for love with big red hearts at a San Francisco aquarium.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/bred-opbakning-nationalt-genom-center/|Lovforslag om genomcenter får bred opbakning :: Det længe ventede og meget omtalte lovforslag om genomcenteret er i dag fremsat af sundhedsministeren. Dialogen om lovforslaget har bidraget til præciseringer og gjort det bedre.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213132929.htm|Low-cost way to build gene sequences :: A new method enables an average biochemistry laboratory to make its own gene sequences for only about $2 per gene, a process that previously would require its researchers to pay a commercial vendor $50 to $100 per gene. The approach will make it possible for scientists to mass produce thousands of genes and screen for their roles in diseases.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213132929.htm|Low-cost way to build gene sequences :: A new method enables an average biochemistry laboratory to make its own gene sequences for only about $2 per gene, a process that previously would require its researchers to pay a commercial vendor $50 to $100 per gene. The approach will make it possible for scientists to mass produce thousands of genes and screen for their roles in diseases.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/health/trump-drug-prices-medicare.html|Lower Drug Prices: New Proposals Carry Lots of Promises :: The White House is considering a plan to lower out-of-pocket costs for people in Medicare drug plans, who often pay inflated prices for their drugs.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uob-lcd021218.php|Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations :: Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib — an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212121223.htm|Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations :: Scientists have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib — an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/laege-patientforeninger-utilfredse-laeger-haard-retorik-kan-skade-processen/|Læge- og patientforeninger til utilfredse læger: Hård retorik kan skade processen :: Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed kan ikke laves om med et trylleslag, siger læge- og patientforeninger, der nu beder utilfredse læger om at skrue ned for retorikken, så de får ro til at forhandle et bedre tilsyn med læger. Vedvarende pres kan gøre ministeren mindre lydhør, advarer de.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/laeger-faar-fysiske-skader-sundhedsplatformen/|Læger får fysiske skader af Sundhedsplatformen :: En ny undersøgelse fra Overlægeforeningen viser, at et større antal af overlæger i Region Hovedstaden ofte eller dagligt oplever at have smerter i muskler og led. Overlægeforeningen skyder skylden på Sundhedsplatformen og kræver, at der bliver gjort noget.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-magnetic-materials-energy-density-power.html|Magnetic materials increase energy density in power transformation :: Power transformation. Electrification of vehicles. Creating motors that are efficient. Some of the biggest technologies of the future rest on finding ways to efficiently transform energy. And the backbone that enables the development of these technologies is the field of advanced materials.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-majority-anna-hummingbirds-feather-mites.html|Majority of Anna's hummingbirds may have feather mites on their tail feathers :: The majority of Californian Anna's Hummingbirds appear to have P. huitzilopochtlii feather mites on their tail flight feathers, according to a study published February 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Youki Yamasaki from Washington State University, U.S., and colleagues.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-majority-anna-hummingbirds-feather-mites.html|Majority of Anna's hummingbirds may have feather mites on their tail feathers :: The majority of Californian Anna's Hummingbirds appear to have P. huitzilopochtlii feather mites on their tail flight feathers, according to a study published February 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Youki Yamasaki from Washington State University, U.S., and colleagues.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-moa020818.php|Majority of Anna's hummingbirds may have feather mites on their tail feathers :: The majority of Californian Anna's Hummingbirds appear to have P. huitzilopochtlii feather mites on their tail flight feathers, according to a study published Feb. 14, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Youki Yamasaki from Washington State University, US, and colleagues.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-moa020818.php|Majority of Anna's hummingbirds may have feather mites on their tail feathers :: The majority of Californian Anna's Hummingbirds appear to have P. huitzilopochtlii feather mites on their tail flight feathers, according to a study published Feb. 14, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Youki Yamasaki from Washington State University, US, and colleagues.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150157.htm|Majority of Anna's hummingbirds may have feather mites on their tail feathers :: The majority of Californian Anna's Hummingbirds appear to have P. huitzilopochtlii feather mites on their tail flight feathers, according to a new study.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150157.htm|Majority of Anna's hummingbirds may have feather mites on their tail feathers :: The majority of Californian Anna's Hummingbirds appear to have P. huitzilopochtlii feather mites on their tail flight feathers, according to a new study.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.8|Making quick turns ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-strong-olympians.html|Making skis strong enough for Olympians to race on :: Olympians expect top-notch performance from their minds and bodies, but they get crucial advantages from the very best equipment for their sports and the weather conditions they're competing in. Skis, for example, must stand up to near-constant changes in stress during races.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105949.htm|Male and female brain rhythms show differences :: The electric brain signals, measured by using EEG, of males and females show differences. The difference can't be detected by visual inspection, not even by the trained eye of a neurologist. A 'deep learning' computer is able to find it.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61721-man-traveled-spacex-launch-found-dead.html|Man Who Traveled to Watch Historic SpaceX Launch Found Dead in Motel :: Police are looking for a person of interest seen in motel surveillance video.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/mange-diabetespatienter-har-svaert-ved-tale-deres-sygdom/|Mange diabetespatienter har svært ved at tale om deres sygdom :: En ny undersøgelse fra Diabetesforeningen viser, at næsten halvdelen af de adspurgte diabetesramte synes, at det er udfordrende at involvere sine nærmeste i sin sygdom – og hver tiende holder sin sygdom skjult.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/mange-diabetespatienter-har-svaert-ved-tale-deres-sygdom/|Mange diabetespatienter har svært ved at tale om deres sygdom :: En ny undersøgelse fra Diabetesforeningen viser, at næsten halvdelen af de adspurgte diabetesramte synes, at det er udfordrende at involvere sine nærmeste i sin sygdom – og hver tiende holder sin sygdom skjult.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mangroves-coastlines-carbon-climate.html|Mangroves protect coastlines, store carbon – and are expanding with climate change :: With the help of technology, humans can traverse virtually every part of our planet's surface. But animals and plants are less mobile. Most species can only live in zones where temperature and rain fall within specific ranges.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170710.htm|Many parents of children with disabilities don't make care plans, study finds :: Many parents of children with disabilities don't make advance care plans in the event of the parent's or other caretaker's death or disability, according to a new nationwide U.S. survey.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.13|Many, many more pollinators needed ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-marathon-kim-dotcom-case-zealand.html|Marathon Kim Dotcom case back in New Zealand court :: Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's legal case returns to court in New Zealand Monday for what may be the Megaupload founder's final chance of avoiding extradition to the United States.
[[@https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/marine-microbes-exchange-fire-with-elaborate-subcellular-weapons-video/|Marine Microbes Exchange Fire With Elaborate Subcellular Weapons [Video :: ]Discovery "represents a new extreme in organelle complexity" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/15/marine-scientists-urge-protection-for-endangered-shellfish-reefs|Marine scientists urge protection for endangered shellfish reefs :: Shellfish reefs, formed by oysters or mussels in or near estuaries, have declined by up 99% since British colonisation Marine scientists are lobbying the federal government to ensure protection for Australia's most endangered – but least known – ocean ecosystem. Shellfish reefs, formed by millions of oysters or mussels clustering together in or near the mouths of estuaries, have declined by up 99
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/15/marine-scientists-urge-protection-for-endangered-shellfish-reefs|Marine scientists urge protection for endangered shellfish reefs :: Shellfish reefs, formed by oysters or mussels in or near estuaries, have declined by up 99% since British colonisation Marine scientists are lobbying the federal government to ensure protection for Australia's most endangered – but least known – ocean ecosystem. Shellfish reefs, formed by millions of oysters or mussels clustering together in or near the mouths of estuaries, have declined by up 99
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-years.html|Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter preparing for years ahead :: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has begun extra stargazing to help the space agency accomplish advances in Mars exploration over the next decade.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mass-production-class-semiconductors-closer.html|Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality :: Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uow-mpo020718.php|Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality :: Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100707.htm|Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality :: Chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bmc-mps021418.php|Mass. public safety, public health agencies collaborate to address the opioid epidemic :: A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bmc-mps021418.php|Mass. public safety, public health agencies collaborate to address the opioid epidemic :: A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-maximizing-environmental-benefits-autonomous-vehicles.html|Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles :: The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-maximizing-environmental-benefits-autonomous-vehicles.html|Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles :: The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-mte021318.php|Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles :: The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-mte021318.php|Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles :: The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105801.htm|Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles :: The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/mcdonalds-has-plans-for-the-happy-meal-will-it-work|McDonald's changes its Happy Meal. Here's why my kids still won't get them. :: 600 calories or less for each Happy Meal? Well, it's a start. Read More
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mu-mue020818.php|McMaster University engineers make drug testing more efficient and affordable :: McMaster University engineers have devised a way to make testing for new drugs more efficient and affordable, and reduce the time for helpful medications to reach the public.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/f-mvi020718.php|Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles :: Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implicatio
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084507.htm|Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles :: Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implicatio
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/arrs-mf3020918.php|Measurements from 3-D augmented reality holographic models shown to be highly accurate :: Measurements taken on projected augmented reality 3-D holographic models were shown to be essentially as accurate as 'gold standard' measurements and nearly approaching that of PACS measurements, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, D.C.
[[@https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/artikel/medarbejdere-offentlige-virksomheder-spaender-ben-it-projekter-10786|Medarbejdere i offentlige virksomheder spænder ben for it-projekter :: Kun hver sjette offentlige virksomhed vurderer, at deres medarbejdere har de nødvendige kvalifikationer til at følge den digitale udvikling, viser ny undersøgelse. Konsekvensen er, at offentlige investeringer i velfærdsteknologier og it-platforme kan være spildt.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/acos-mei020818.php|Medicaid expansion in Kentucky improves breast cancer care for women 20 to 64 years old :: In Kentucky, one of the Medicaid expansion states, a University of Louisville study of breast cancer care has found a connection between Medicaid expansion and improved quality of breast cancer care, including an increase in diagnosis of early stage disease and greater utilization of breast-conserving surgery instead of more invasive operations such as mastectomy.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213223403.htm|Medical care for wounded ants :: Ants dress the wounds their mates have suffered in battle. Such behavior is believed to be unique among animals.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213223403.htm|Medical care for wounded ants :: Ants dress the wounds their mates have suffered in battle. Such behavior is believed to be unique among animals.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61709-olympics-mascots-soohorang-bandabi.html|Meet the Adorable Olympic Mascots, Soohorang and Bandabi :: What's the story behind South Korea's Olympic mascots?
[[@https://www.popsci.com/meet-birds-that-work-as-wingmen-for-other-males|Meet the birds that work as wingmen for other males :: Animals Welcome to the strange world of cooperative courtship. Sex in the animal kingdom isn't all about competition. Sometimes males help each other out.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-merge-trucks-driver.html|Merge assistant for trucks takes over from the driver :: Merging on the motorway or changing lanes: this may quite literally become an automatism for truck drivers in the long term. Jan Loof, mechanical engineer at Eindhoven University of Technology, has developed a system that can take over the steering and enable a vehicle to automatically merge in traffic. However, the driver will always exercise control of the steering wheel. First tests on the road
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-merge-trucks-driver.html|Merge assistant for trucks takes over from the driver :: Merging on the motorway or changing lanes: this may quite literally become an automatism for truck drivers in the long term. Jan Loof, mechanical engineer at Eindhoven University of Technology, has developed a system that can take over the steering and enable a vehicle to automatically merge in traffic. However, the driver will always exercise control of the steering wheel. First tests on the road
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/10/met-office-still-best-forecaster-in-galaxy-despite-bbc-rejection|Met Office still 'best forecaster in galaxy' despite BBC rejection :: UK weather group's influence continues to be felt in everything from space missions to farming Frozen ducks' feet and the flight paths of midges: the uses of forecasts by the Met Office over the 160 years that it has quietly underpinned the fabric of the nation are many and varied. They played a crucial role in D-day and still serve our military today; they keep planes in the sky and space missio
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bsp-map021518.php|Metabolomics, a promising tool for advancing in treatment personalization of oncological patients :: This review provides specific examples of metabolomics applications in the field of clinical pharmacology and precision medicine with a focus on the therapeutic management of cancer and in the translation of these results to the clinics.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-metals-health-effects-indigenous-exposed.html|Metals known to have harmful health effects found in indigenous exposed to oil spills :: People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations harmful to their health. This was the conclusion of a study carried out jointly by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Peruvian National Center for Occupational Health and Environmental Health Pr
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bifg-mkt020918.php|Metals known to have harmful health effects found in indigenous exposed to oil spills :: People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations that could be harmful to their health.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-metasurfaces-enable-optical-lens.html|Metasurfaces enable improved optical lens performance :: Producing the perfect color images we need and love often requires multiple, heavy lenses so that each color focuses in exactly the same plane. Now Penn State engineers have developed a new theory that solves the problem using a single thin lens comprised of gradient index materials and metasurface layers to properly direct the light.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180350.htm|Metasurfaces enable improved optical lens performance :: Producing the perfect color images we need and love often requires multiple, heavy lenses so that each color focuses in exactly the same plane. Now engineers have developed a new theory that solves the problem using a single thin lens comprised of gradient index materials and metasurface layers to properly direct the light.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084357.htm|Methane emissions reduction from oil and gas in North America examined :: Atmospheric methane concentrations continue to increase globally, despite a pledge in 2016 from the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to reduce methane emissions from each country's oil and gas sector. Additionally, the trilateral methane pledge faces more challenges as the Trump Administration seeks to reverse federal methane research and control efforts.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1340|Methyltransferases of gentamicin biosynthesis [Microbiology :: ]Gentamicin C complex from Micromonospora echinospora remains a globally important antibiotic, and there is revived interest in the semisynthesis of analogs that might show improved therapeutic properties. The complex consists of five components differing in their methylation pattern at one or more sites in the molecule. We show here, using…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mexico-fish-farming-endangered-porpoise.html|Mexico hopes fish farming can help save endangered porpoise :: Mexico hopes fish farming can help weaken the illegal market for the totoaba fish and help save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, of which less than 30 survive.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/black-panther-google-autocomplete/|Michael B. Jordan Is a 'Black Panther' Encyclopedia :: The actor who plays Erik Killmonger in the new Marvel movie knows a lot of T'Challa trivia.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/black-panther-google-autocomplete/|Michael B. Jordan Is a 'Black Panther' Encyclopedia :: The actor who plays Erik Killmonger in the new Marvel movie knows a lot of T'Challa trivia.
[[@http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/michio-kaku-believes-in-god-if-not-that-god|Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God :: It's been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what "God" means. Read More
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-micromotors-easy.html|Micromotors made easy :: Researchers of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by Prof. Arben Merkoçi have devised a simple manufacturing method for versatile graphene oxide-based micromotors. Requiring no special equipment, it can be used to produce a range of micromotors that can be further tuned for different purposes. Luis Baptista-Pires explains the process in the paper published in Small.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-micromotors-easy.html|Micromotors made easy :: Researchers of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by Prof. Arben Merkoçi have devised a simple manufacturing method for versatile graphene oxide-based micromotors. Requiring no special equipment, it can be used to produce a range of micromotors that can be further tuned for different purposes. Luis Baptista-Pires explains the process in the paper published in Small.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/12/microplastics-pollute-most-remote-and-uncharted-areas-of-the-ocean|Microplastics pollute most remote and uncharted areas of the ocean :: First data ever gathered from extremely remote area of the South Indian Ocean has a surprisingly high volume of plastic particles, say scientists Microplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic pollution. Samples taken from the middle of the South Indian Ocean – at latitude 45.5 degrees south – sho
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-microscope-combines-confocal-microspectroscopy-d.html|Microscope combines confocal microspectroscopy and 3-D scanning probe nanotomography :: Researchers at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) and international colleagues have proposed an original approach to nanoscale 3-D analysis of materials. Their results are published in Ultramicroscopy.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-microscopic-chariots-molecules-cells.html|Microscopic chariots deliver molecules within our cells :: On the cellular highway, motor proteins called dyneins rule the road. Dyneins "walk" along structures called microtubules to deliver cellular cargo, such as signaling molecules and organelles, to different parts of a cell. Without dynein on the job, cells cannot divide and people can develop neurological diseases.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sri-mcd020918.php|Microscopic chariots deliver molecules within our cells :: Understanding how the dynein-dynactin complex is assembled and organized provides a critical foundation to explain the underlying causes of several dynein-related neurodegenerative diseases.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131424.htm|Microscopic chariots deliver molecules within our cells :: Understanding how the dynein-dynactin complex is assembled and organized provides a critical foundation to explain the underlying causes of several dynein-related neurodegenerative diseases.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-microscopy-breakthrough-paves-atomically-precise.html|Microscopy breakthrough paves the way for atomically precise manufacturing :: A University of Texas at Dallas graduate student, his advisor and industry collaborators believe they have addressed a long-standing problem troubling scientists and engineers for more than 35 years: How to prevent the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope from crashing into the surface of a material during imaging or lithography.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-middle-earth-giant-bird-dung.html|Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung :: While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoa-mep021218.php|Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung :: While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212160859.htm|Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung :: While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/649.2|Migration without a nucleus ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/icfr-mwt021318.php|Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race :: Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way.It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be engulfed by our bigger neighbor.But the latest research, published today, evens the score between the two galaxies.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/icfr-mwt021318.php|Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race :: Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way.It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be engulfed by our bigger neighbor.But the latest research, published today, evens the score between the two galaxies.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-milky-ties-neighbor-galactic-arms.html|Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race :: Astronomers have discovered that our nearest large neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be engulfed by our supposedly bigger neighbour. But the latest research, published today, evens the score between the two galaxies.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-milky-ties-neighbor-galactic-arms.html|Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race :: Astronomers have discovered that our nearest large neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be engulfed by our supposedly bigger neighbour. But the latest research, published today, evens the score between the two galaxies.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-millennials-life-milestones-age.html|Millennials hope to reach life milestones by the same age as other generations, study says :: Millennials – young adults in their 20s and 30s – are marrying, buying homes and starting families later in life. But just because they are postponing these major life events does not mean they want to.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/health/memory-dementia-brain-implants.html|Mind: The First Step Toward a Personal Memory Maker? :: Electric pulses to the brain help subjects store memory, scientists have found. But the road to perfecting recall remains daunting.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/mindst-113-vandvaerker-har-mange-pesticider-drikkevandet-210497|Mindst 113 vandværker har for mange pesticider i drikkevandet :: Et stigende antal vandværker finder for højt niveau af stoffet desphenyl-chloridazon i drikkevandet. Ekspert kalder det »en katastrofe for vandforsyningen.«
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/lu-mfg021518.php|Mining for gold in a mountain of data :: A team from the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Lehigh University gathered with their colleagues at the KAUST Research Workshop on Optimization and Big Data in February to discuss the latest developments in big data optimization algorithms, theory, applications and systems.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/minister-afviser-solcellebranchens-kritik-vindmoellefabrikanternes-behov-var-vigtigere|Minister afviser solcellebranchens kritik: Vindmøllefabrikanternes behov var vigtigere :: Både energiministeren og aftale-partneren Dansk Folkeparti forsvarer udhuling af den fælles udbudspulje til sol og vind med hensynet til at sikre et eksporterhverv som vindmøllebranchen gode vilkår.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/minister-afviser-solcellebranchens-kritik-vindmoellefabrikanternes-behov-var-vigtigere|Minister afviser solcellebranchens kritik: Vindmøllefabrikanternes behov var vigtigere :: Både energiministeren og aftale-partneren Dansk Folkeparti forsvarer udhuling af den fælles udbudspulje til sol og vind med hensynet til at sikre et eksporterhverv som vindmøllebranchen gode vilkår.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/trane-laeger-har-travlt-grave-groefter/|Minister: »Nogle læger har travlt med at grave grøfter« :: Sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby oplever, at nogle læger har virkelig travlt med at grave grøfter frem for at bygge broer – det er som om de slet ikke lytter til, hvad der bliver sagt, men blot ønsker at holde gang i en sort-hvid-debat.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/minister-bekymrende-mange-kraeftpatienter-fravaelger-behandlingsgaranti/|Minister: Bekymrende mange kræftpatienter fravælger behandlingsgaranti :: Sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby forlænger indberetningspligten for lunge- og pancreaskræft efter at et stort antal kræftpatienter har valgt at takke nej til at blive opereret til tiden på et andet sygehus end det, der ligger tættest på.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610269/missing-the-paris-climate-target-by-just-a-little-means-raising-the-odds-of-extreme-weather/|Missing the Paris climate target by just a little means raising the odds of extreme weather by a lot :: If global temperatures rise by just one extra degree, expect record-setting heat waves, downpours, and dry spells to become several times more likely.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610269/missing-the-paris-climate-target-by-just-a-little-means-raising-the-odds-of-extreme-weather/|Missing the Paris climate target by just a little means raising the odds of extreme weather by a lot :: If global temperatures rise by just one extra degree, expect record-setting heat waves, downpours, and dry spells to become several times more likely.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/mistilliden-sundhedsministeren-stps-vokser/|Mistilliden til sundhedsministeren og STPS vokser :: To lægegrupper kritiserer i et nyt brev sundhedsministerens initiativer til at genskabe tilliden mellem læger og Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed. Samtidig har ministeren modtaget et nyt protestbrev, og stadig flere læger udtrykker mistillid gennem underskriftindsamling.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cp-mof020818.php|Model of fecal transplantation predicts which bacteria will flourish :: In a paper in Cell Host & Microbe, scientists provide a statistical model predicting which bacterial strains will engraft after a fecal transplant. It is the first predictive strategy for developing a synthetic probiotic. The researchers also found that recipients acquired new bacteria that were previously undetected in both the donor and the recipient, suggesting that the post-fecal transplant mi
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cp-mof020818.php|Model of fecal transplantation predicts which bacteria will flourish :: In a paper in Cell Host & Microbe, scientists provide a statistical model predicting which bacterial strains will engraft after a fecal transplant. It is the first predictive strategy for developing a synthetic probiotic. The researchers also found that recipients acquired new bacteria that were previously undetected in both the donor and the recipient, suggesting that the post-fecal transplant mi
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-human-behavior-airbnb.html|Modeling human behavior with Airbnb :: Researchers at Idiap and EPFL have been working with psychologists to understand how people form first impressions from photos. They focused on how people respond to properties available on Airbnb. Better analysis of human behavior should allow scientists to program machines capable of making more "human" decisions.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1280|Modular origins of biological electron transfer chains [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]Oxidoreductases catalyze electron transfer reactions that ultimately provide the energy for life. A limited set of ancestral protein-metal modules are presumably the building blocks that evolved into this diverse protein family. However, the identity of these modules and their path to modern oxidoreductases is unknown. Using a comparative structural analysis…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1192|Molecular clutch drives cell response to surface viscosity [Biophysics and Computational Biology :: ]Cell response to matrix rigidity has been explained by the mechanical properties of the actin-talin-integrin-fibronectin clutch. Here the molecular clutch model is extended to account for cell interactions with purely viscous surfaces (i.e., without an elastic component). Supported lipid bilayers present an idealized and controllable system through which to study…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208141203.htm|Molecular 'magnets' could improve cancer immunotherapy :: Chemicals that attract specialized immune cells toward tumors could be used to develop better immunotherapies for cancer patients, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that immune cells called Natural Killer cells accumulate in tumors and release chemicals that attract specialized dendritic cells (cDC1) — white blood cells known for triggering anti-cancer immune responses — to t
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208120925.htm|Molecular mechanisms of memory formation revelaed :: Neuroscientists have uncovered a cellular pathway that allows specific synapses to become stronger during memory formation. The findings provide the first glimpse of the molecular mechanism by which long term memories are encoded in a region of the hippocampus called CA3.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/whoi-mbo021418.php|Monitoring bacteria on whale skin :: Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. A new study sheds light on the skin microbiome–a group of microorganisms that live on skin–in healthy humpback whales, which could aid in future efforts to monitor their health.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/whoi-mbo021418.php|Monitoring bacteria on whale skin :: Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. A new study sheds light on the skin microbiome–a group of microorganisms that live on skin–in healthy humpback whales, which could aid in future efforts to monitor their health.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/649.6|Monocytes may shed light on melanoma therapy ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pleistocene-extinction-event-discovery-genus.html|More light shines on Pleistocene extinction event with possible discovery of new genus of horse :: A group of North American Pleistocene horses was previously identified as different species. Now, mitochondrial and partial nuclear genomic studies support the idea that there is only one species, which belongs to a new genus.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pleistocene-extinction-event-discovery-genus.html|More light shines on Pleistocene extinction event with possible discovery of new genus of horse :: A group of North American Pleistocene horses was previously identified as different species. Now, mitochondrial and partial nuclear genomic studies support the idea that there is only one species, which belongs to a new genus.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/11/583432455/more-religious-leaders-challenge-silence-isolation-surrounding-suicide|More Religious Leaders Challenge Silence, Isolation Surrounding Suicide :: Many faith leaders are looking past suicide as a sin to help spot and support those suffering from mental health issues in their communities. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aaft-msl021218.php|More squid, less fish: North Pacific seabirds alter their prey preferences :: Over the last 125 years, and particularly after an uptick in industrial fishing since 1950, North Pacific seabirds — typically fish consumers — have shifted their prey preferences, a new study reports; they are eating lower on the food chain, consuming more squid.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aaft-msl021218.php|More squid, less fish: North Pacific seabirds alter their prey preferences :: Over the last 125 years, and particularly after an uptick in industrial fishing since 1950, North Pacific seabirds — typically fish consumers — have shifted their prey preferences, a new study reports; they are eating lower on the food chain, consuming more squid.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ocu-mta021418.php|More than a well-balanced breakfast: Scientists use egg whites for clean energy production :: Eggs may soon fuel more than people in the morning. Researchers from the Osaka City University in Japan have developed a way to potentially use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ocu-mta021418.php|More than a well-balanced breakfast: Scientists use egg whites for clean energy production :: Eggs may soon fuel more than people in the morning. Researchers from the Osaka City University in Japan have developed a way to potentially use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111058.htm|More than a well-balanced breakfast: Scientists use egg whites for clean energy production :: Eggs may soon fuel more than people in the morning. Researchers in Japan have developed a way to potentially use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111058.htm|More than a well-balanced breakfast: Scientists use egg whites for clean energy production :: Eggs may soon fuel more than people in the morning. Researchers in Japan have developed a way to potentially use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/653|Morphology, muscle capacity, skill, and maneuvering ability in hummingbirds :: How does agility evolve? This question is challenging because natural movement has many degrees of freedom and can be influenced by multiple traits. We used computer vision to record thousands of translations, rotations, and turns from more than 200 hummingbirds from 25 species, revealing that distinct performance metrics are correlated and that species diverge in their maneuvering style. Our ana
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wcm-mcp021218.php|Most commonly prescribed drug for infantile epilepsy may also be most effective :: Levetiracetam, the most commonly prescribed drug for US infants with epilepsy, may be significantly more effective than the second-choice drug phenobarbital, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and 16 other research institutions. The findings provide the first evidence to favor levetiracetam in infants.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1370|Motile cilia of human airway epithelia contain hedgehog signaling components that mediate noncanonical hedgehog signaling [Physiology :: ]Differentiated airway epithelia produce sonic hedgehog (SHH), which is found in the thin layer of liquid covering the airway surface. Although previous studies showed that vertebrate HH signaling requires primary cilia, as airway epithelia mature, the cells lose primary cilia and produce hundreds of motile cilia. Thus, whether airway epithelia…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-moulds-growth-hormone.html|Moulds produce plant growth hormone :: Plants, bacteria and various fungi produce a specific group of hormones known as auxins. Together with other hormones, they cause plant cells to stretch and thus, for example, the rapid growth of young shoots. The manner in which plants produce these substances has been intensively studied for decades, and is accordingly described in great detail. In contrast, how this biosynthesis takes place in
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/jhm-msa020618.php|Mouse study adds to evidence linking gut bacteria and obesity :: A new Johns Hopkins study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a 'garden' of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a substantial role in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in mammals, including humans.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212100618.htm|Mouse study adds to evidence linking gut bacteria and obesity :: A new study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a 'garden' of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a substantial role in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in mammals, including humans.
[[@https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/move/|Move :: For most people, common health goals are best approached with as simple a strategy as possible. This avoids cognitive overload and non-compliance. Get the basics right, as there are diminishing returns from increasingly arcane details.
[[@https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/move/|Move :: For most people, common health goals are best approached with as simple a strategy as possible. This avoids cognitive overload and non-compliance. Get the basics right, as there are diminishing returns from increasingly arcane details.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/lmsu-msd021518.php|MSU scientists discovered a new way for sensing the levels of an important amino acid :: A team from the Faculty of Chemistry of MSU together with its colleagues suggested a new method for determining the levels of cysteine — a substance used in many chemical drugs — with the help of gold nanoparticles. Unlike current methods, this one does not require complex reactions or expensive equipment. An article with the results of the study was published in Sensors and Actuators B journal.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc-mmi021418.php|Muscle more important than fat in regulating heat loss from the hands :: New study suggests that people with more muscle mass are less susceptible to heat loss and heat up faster after cold exposure than non-muscular individuals.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc-mmi021418.php|Muscle more important than fat in regulating heat loss from the hands :: New study suggests that people with more muscle mass are less susceptible to heat loss and heat up faster after cold exposure than non-muscular individuals.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093909.htm|Muscle more important than fat in regulating heat loss from the hands :: New study suggests that people with more muscle mass are less susceptible to heat loss and heat up faster after cold exposure than non-muscular individuals.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093909.htm|Muscle more important than fat in regulating heat loss from the hands :: New study suggests that people with more muscle mass are less susceptible to heat loss and heat up faster after cold exposure than non-muscular individuals.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43063379|Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years :: A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43063379|Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years :: A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-mutation-rice-gene-cancels-interspecific.html|Mutation in single rice gene cancels interspecific hybrid sterility :: Scientists successfully employed mutagenesis to identify the gene that causes hybrid sterility in rice, which is a major reproductive barrier between species.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hu-mis020918.php|Mutation in single rice gene cancels interspecific hybrid sterility :: Scientists successfully employed mutagenesis to identify the gene that causes hybrid sterility in rice, which is a major reproductive barrier between species.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/706|My climate change crisis ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1229|MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma maintains an aggressive and undifferentiated phenotype by deregulation of estrogen and NGF signaling [Medical Sciences :: ]Neuroblastoma (NB) is a remarkably heterogenic childhood tumor of the sympathetic nervous system with clinical behavior ranging from spontaneous regression to poorly differentiated tumors and metastasis. MYCN is amplified in 20% of cases and correlates with an undifferentiated, aggressive phenotype and poor prognosis. Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and the nerve…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131431.htm|Mysterious lives of narwhals :: Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore. But new research may shed a bit of light on these enigmatic marine mammals.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/this-app-lets-drivers-juggle-competing-uber-and-lyft-rides/|Mystro Lets Drivers Juggle Competing Uber and Lyft Rides :: Mystro gives ride-share drivers more leverage and says it can increase drivers' earnings by 30 percent.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/this-app-lets-drivers-juggle-competing-uber-and-lyft-rides/|Mystro Lets Drivers Juggle Competing Uber and Lyft Rides :: Mystro gives ride-share drivers more leverage and says it can increase drivers' earnings by 30 percent.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212121039.htm|Naltrexone treatment is more effective for heavy drinkers who use nicotine/cigarettes :: There are medications available to help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol reduce or stop their drinking. One such medication is the opioid antagonist naltrexone, which has been approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and Drug Administration. Although naltrexone can reduce alcohol craving and help promote recovery for some individuals, it does not work for everyone. Pri
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nanoparticles-surgical-blades-dental-surgery.html|Nanoparticles act as surgical blades for improved dental surgery :: Currently, more than 80 nanotechnologies have been approved for a variety of medical applications, from treating cancer to bioimaging to tissue remodeling.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nanoparticles-surgical-blades-dental-surgery.html|Nanoparticles act as surgical blades for improved dental surgery :: Currently, more than 80 nanotechnologies have been approved for a variety of medical applications, from treating cancer to bioimaging to tissue remodeling.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nanosensors-disease-biomarkers-exhaled.html|Nanosensors improve detection of disease biomarkers in exhaled breath :: Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed nanosensors that rapidly analyse the components of exhaled breath to detect trace molecules associated with certain diseases. Their performance and accuracy was improved by designing protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nanosensors-disease-biomarkers-exhaled.html|Nanosensors improve detection of disease biomarkers in exhaled breath :: Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed nanosensors that rapidly analyse the components of exhaled breath to detect trace molecules associated with certain diseases. Their performance and accuracy was improved by designing protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/acs-ncr021418.php|Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery :: A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that's before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study in ACS Nano showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nano
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/acs-ncr021418.php|Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery :: A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that's before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study in ACS Nano showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nano
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111035.htm|Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery :: A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that's before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nanotechnology.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111035.htm|Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery :: A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that's before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nanotechnology.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nasa-budget-proposal-defunds-space-station-space-telescopes-and-more/|NASA Budget Proposal Defunds Space Station, Space Telescopes and More :: The White House's controversial plans for U.S. space science and exploration could ignite a budgetary battle with Congress — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/science/nasa-budget-moon.html|NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President :: The administration sees a greater role for the private sector in returning to the moon and running the International Space Station, which it would stop financing in 2025.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-heaviest-rainfall-tropical-cyclone.html|NASA finds heaviest rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Gita's northern quadrant :: NASA's GPM core satellite examined rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Gita soon after the storm came together. Tropical Cyclone Gita formed near American Samoa in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and triggered warnings and watches on Feb. 9. A Tropical Cyclone Warning is in force for Niue.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-nfh020918.php|NASA finds heaviest rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Gita's northern quadrant :: NASA's GPM core satellite examined rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Gita soon after the storm came together. Tropical Cyclone Gita formed near American Samoa in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and triggered warnings and watches on Feb. 9. A Tropical Cyclone Warning is in force for Niue.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-strongest-storms-weakening-tropical.html|NASA finds strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba :: Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite found the area of strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba when it was over the island of Palawan.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-strongest-storms-weakening-tropical.html|NASA finds strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba :: Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite found the area of strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba when it was over the island of Palawan.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-nfs021418.php|NASA finds strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba :: Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite found the area of strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba when it was over the island of Palawan.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-nfs021418.php|NASA finds strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba :: Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite found the area of strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba when it was over the island of Palawan.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/nasa-haaber-paa-massiv-snestorm-under-vinter-ol-210510|Nasa håber på massiv snestorm under vinter-OL :: Observationer fra vinter-OL skal være med til at forbedre vejrmodellerne. Udenlandske meteorologiske institutter måler snefald fra jordhøjde og ude fra rummet under de olympiske lege i Pyeongchang.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-gold-winter-olympics.html|NASA seeks the gold in Winter Olympics snow :: NASA engineer Manuel Vega can see one of the Olympic ski jump towers from the rooftop of the South Korean weather office where he is stationed. Vega is not watching skiers take flight, preparing for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympic games. Instead, he's inspecting the SUV-sized radar beside him. The instrument is one of 11 NASA instruments specially transported to the Olympics to
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-totals-rainfall-destructive-tropical.html|NASA totals rainfall from destructive Tropical Cyclone Gita :: Tropical Cyclone Gita dropped a lot of rain as it strengthened into a major hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's IMERG calculated totals based on satellite observations that revealed over a foot (305 mm) of rain had fallen in various areas.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-totals-rainfall-destructive-tropical.html|NASA totals rainfall from destructive Tropical Cyclone Gita :: Tropical Cyclone Gita dropped a lot of rain as it strengthened into a major hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's IMERG calculated totals based on satellite observations that revealed over a foot (305 mm) of rain had fallen in various areas.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-ntr021418.php|NASA totals rainfall from destructive Tropical Cyclone Gita :: Tropical Cyclone Gita dropped a lot of rain as it strengthened into a major hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's IMERG calculated totals based on satellite observations that revealed over a foot (305 mm) of rain had fallen in various areas.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-ntr021418.php|NASA totals rainfall from destructive Tropical Cyclone Gita :: Tropical Cyclone Gita dropped a lot of rain as it strengthened into a major hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's IMERG calculated totals based on satellite observations that revealed over a foot (305 mm) of rain had fallen in various areas.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-tracks-tropical-storm-sanba.html|NASA tracks Tropical Storm Sanba as it triggers Philippines warnings :: NASA Budget MoonTropical Storm Sanba, formerly known as 02W has triggered many warnings in the Philippines as it approaches from the east. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the storm.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-ntt021218.php|NASA tracks Tropical Storm Sanba as it triggers Philippines warnings :: Tropical Storm Sanba, formerly known as 02W has triggered many warnings in the Philippines as it approaches from the east. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the storm.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61739-x-plane-supersonic-boom-quiet.html|NASA Wants to Build a Super Quiet Supersonic Jet :: Under Trump, NASA is planning to move in a big way into quiet supersonic jets, perhaps at the expense of the agency's science mission.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-nsn021518.php|NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Gita :: Tropical Cyclone Gita remained a powerful hurricane in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nasa-aqua-satellite-wispy-tropical.html|NASA's Aqua satellite finds a wispy Tropical Depression Sanba :: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Sulu Sea as Tropical Depression Sanba continued to weaken.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nsfc-nas021518.php|NASA's Aqua satellite finds a wispy Tropical Depression Sanba :: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Sulu Sea as Tropical Depression Sanba continued to weaken.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213183558.htm|NASA's longest running survey of ice shattered records in 2017 :: Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of the state of polar ice.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213183558.htm|NASA's longest running survey of ice shattered records in 2017 :: Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of the state of polar ice.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61758-quiet-supersonic-nasa.html|NASA's 'Quiet Supersonic' Plane Could Change Airports Forever :: NASA's plan to fly a quiet supersonic jet by 2021 could have world-changing consequences for air travel.
[[@https://www.npr.org/2018/02/09/584336447/natasha-hurley-walker-how-do-radio-telescopes-reveal-the-universe-we-cant-see|Natasha Hurley-Walker: How Do Radio Telescopes Reveal The Universe We Can't See? :: Natasha Hurley-Walker explains how a new radio telescope helps us "see" without light. She says these telescopes can tell us about millions of galaxies — and maybe even the beginning of time. (Image credit: Natasha Hurley Walker)
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/779|Natural noncanonical protein splicing yields products with diverse {beta}-amino acid residues :: Current textbook knowledge holds that the structural scope of ribosomal biosynthesis is based exclusively on α-amino acid backbone topology. Here we report the genome-guided discovery of bacterial pathways that posttranslationally create β-amino acid–containing products. The transformation is widespread in bacteria and is catalyzed by an enzyme belonging to a previously uncharacterized radical S
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/765|Natural selection and the predictability of evolution in Timema stick insects :: Predicting evolution remains difficult. We studied the evolution of cryptic body coloration and pattern in a stick insect using 25 years of field data, experiments, and genomics. We found that evolution is more difficult to predict when it involves a balance between multiple selective factors and uncertainty in environmental conditions than when it involves feedback loops that cause consistent ba
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208120831.htm|Nature, meet nurture :: Is it nature or nurture that ultimately shapes an organism? A new study reveals a dramatic landscape of gene expression changes across all cell types in the mouse visual cortex after a sensory experience, many linked to neural connectivity and the brain's ability to rewire itself to learn and adapt.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc–nlo020818.php|Neanderthals' lack of drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques :: Visual imagery used in drawing regulates arm movements in manner similar to how hunters visualize the arc of a spear.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100727.htm|Neanderthals' lack of drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques :: Visual imagery used in drawing regulates arm movements in manner similar to how hunters visualize the arc of a spear.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/679|Near-infrared deep brain stimulation via upconversion nanoparticle-mediated optogenetics :: Optogenetics has revolutionized the experimental interrogation of neural circuits and holds promise for the treatment of neurological disorders. It is limited, however, because visible light cannot penetrate deep inside brain tissue. Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) absorb tissue-penetrating near-infrared (NIR) light and emit wavelength-specific visible light. Here, we demonstrate that molecula
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/neither-a-borrower-nor-a-lender-be-turns-out-shakespeare-borrowed-some-ideas|Neither a borrower nor a lender be: But how many ideas did Shakespeare himself 'borrow'? :: The game is afoot! It seems Shakespeare borrowed language from his contemporaries more directly than we previously realized. Read More
[[@https://www.livescience.com/22665-nervous-system.html|Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases :: The network of nerves is the body's electrical wiring.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/22665-nervous-system.html|Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases :: The network of nerves is the body's electrical wiring.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miot-nne021418.php|Neural networks everywhere :: Special-purpose chip that performs some simple, analog computations in memory reduces the energy consumption of binary-weight neural networks by up to 95 percent while speeding them up as much as sevenfold.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miot-nne021418.php|Neural networks everywhere :: Special-purpose chip that performs some simple, analog computations in memory reduces the energy consumption of binary-weight neural networks by up to 95 percent while speeding them up as much as sevenfold.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145854.htm|Neural networks everywhere :: Special-purpose chip that performs some simple, analog computations in memory reduces the energy consumption of binary-weight neural networks by up to 95 percent while speeding them up as much as sevenfold.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214145854.htm|Neural networks everywhere :: Special-purpose chip that performs some simple, analog computations in memory reduces the energy consumption of binary-weight neural networks by up to 95 percent while speeding them up as much as sevenfold.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212150733.htm|Neurotransmitter may play a role in alcohol relapse, addiction :: Researchers scanned the brains of individuals with alcohol abuse disorder and found that the neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some addition cravings.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/drnl-nso021218.php|Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers :: A team of researchers from ORNL's Energy and Transportation Science Division is using neutron imaging to study particulate filters that collect harmful emissions in vehicles. A better understanding of how heat treatments and oxidation methods can remove layers of soot and ash from these filters could lead to improved fuel-efficiency.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144137.htm|Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers :: A team of researchers is using neutron imaging to study particulate filters that collect harmful emissions in vehicles. A better understanding of how heat treatments and oxidation methods can remove layers of soot and ash from these filters could lead to improved fuel-efficiency.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-neutron-glaucoma-drugs-clues-enzyme.html|Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers :: New insights from neutron analysis of glaucoma drugs and their enzyme target may help scientists design drugs that more effectively target aggressive cancers.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43032602|New antibiotic family discovered in dirt :: The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43032602|New antibiotic family discovered in dirt :: The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209131433.htm|New brain disease test for Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies :: Scientists have modified a test for early diagnosis of prion diseases with the goal of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The group tested cerebral spinal fluid samples from people with Parkinson's disease; people with dementia with Lewy bodies; and controls, some of whom had Alzheimer's disease. The test correctly excluded all the controls and diagnose
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aoa-ncp021218.php|New cannabis products highly potent, pose mental health risks :: With states rapidly legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, physicians will be increasingly pressed to counsel patients on their frequency of use and dosage, as well as associated risks. The special report in the JAOA aggregates what is known to help physicians give the best evidence-based recommendations.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212125804.htm|New cannabis products highly potent, pose mental health risks :: With states rapidly legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, physicians will be increasingly pressed to counsel patients on their frequency of use and dosage, as well as associated risks.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-chapter-kitt-peak-telescope.html|New chapter begins for kitt peak telescope :: When the Mayall first opened its eye to the sky 45 years ago, it was one of the largest optical telescopes in existence. Designed to be versatile, its mission was to assist astronomers in addressing the wide diversity of astronomical questions facing the field. Tremendously successful, it played an important role in many astronomical discoveries, such as establishing the role of dark matter in the
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-43032061|New crayfish that doesn't need males to mate becomes all-powerful :: The self-cloning species, which can be bought in North America, is banned in Europe and two US states.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mm-u-nct021418.php|New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA precisely, U-M team reports :: A tool that has already revolutionized disease research may soon get even better, thanks to an accidental discovery in the bacteria that cause many of the worst cases of meningitis.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-crispr-cas9-tool-rna-dna-precisely.html|New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA precisely :: A tool that has already revolutionized disease research may soon get even better, thanks to an accidental discovery in the bacteria that cause many of the worst cases of meningitis.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uog-ndo020918.php|New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness :: Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children's blood.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100737.htm|New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness :: Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children's blood.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212085810.htm|New DNA wires are 100 times more sensitive than other biosensors :: Scientists have reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/n-ndi021418.php|New drug improves motor function of children with genetic disorder :: Children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were more likely to show gains in motor function when treated with a new medication compared to children receiving a sham procedure, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study demonstrates the impact the drug, nusinersen, can have on older patients with this progressive neuromuscular disorder.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/n-ndi021418.php|New drug improves motor function of children with genetic disorder :: Children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were more likely to show gains in motor function when treated with a new medication compared to children receiving a sham procedure, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study demonstrates the impact the drug, nusinersen, can have on older patients with this progressive neuromuscular disorder.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/e-nfa020718.php|New findings about why losartan is effective in treating Marfan syndrome may reshape our thinking about patient management :: Progressive dilation of the aortic root is considered one of the most serious manifestations of Marfan syndrome. The antihypertensive losartan is one of the two medications recommended by current guidelines attenuate the progression of this aortic enlargement, but which medication works best is still controversial. A new report in The American Journal of Pathology confirms losartan's efficacy but
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100710.htm|New findings about why losartan is effective in treating Marfan syndrome may reshape our thinking about patient management :: Progressive dilation of the aortic root is considered one of the most serious manifestations of Marfan syndrome. The antihypertensive losartan is one of the two medications recommended by current guidelines attenuate the progression of this aortic enlargement, but which medication works best is still controversial. A new report confirms losartan's efficacy but finds that the underlying mechanism o
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-newly-optical-state-enable-quantum.html|New form of light: Newly observed optical state could enable quantum computing with photons :: Try a quick experiment: Take two flashlights into a dark room and shine them so that their light beams cross. Notice anything peculiar? The rather anticlimactic answer is, probably not. That's because the individual photons that make up light do not interact. Instead, they simply pass each other by, like indifferent spirits in the night.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fuel-cell-exceptional-power-density.html|New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability :: A team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nu-nfc021218.php|New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability :: By combining a high-activity cathode with a new composition of matter, fuel cell operates at 500-degrees Celsius — a commercialization sweet spot.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144145.htm|New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability :: By combining a high-activity cathode with a new composition of matter, fuel cell operates at 500-degrees Celsius — a commercialization sweet spot.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-genes-linked-behavior.html|New guide for finding genes linked with behavior :: Scientists interested in finding specific genes that influence the behavior of humans and animals have a new tool, thanks to a two-year research effort aimed at describing how to apply the latest techniques of molecular genomics to the study of complex behavior.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ru-ngf021218.php|New guide for finding genes linked with behavior :: Scientists interested in finding specific genes that influence the behavior of humans and animals have a new tool, thanks to a two-year research effort aimed at describing how to apply the latest techniques of molecular genomics to the study of complex behavior.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144156.htm|New guide for finding genes linked with behavior :: Scientists interested in finding specific genes that influence the behavior of humans and animals have a new tool, thanks to a two-year research effort aimed at describing how to apply the latest techniques of molecular genomics to the study of complex behavior.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoaf-ngw021418.php|New guideline warns pain benefits of medical cannabis overstated :: A new medical guideline suggests Canada's family physicians should take a sober second thought before prescribing medical cannabis to most patients.Published in Canadian Family Physician, "Simplified Guideline for Prescribing Medical Cannabinoids in Primary Care" states there is limited evidence to support the reputed benefits of medical marijuana for many conditions, and what benefits do exist ma
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-nhc021518.php|New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light :: Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Maryland has created a photonic chip that both generates single photons, and steers them around.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215131151.htm|New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light :: Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, researchers have created a photonic chip that both generates single photons, and steers them around.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-horizons-captures-record-breaking-images-kuiper.html|New Horizons captures record-breaking images in the Kuiper Belt :: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently turned its telescopic camera toward a field of stars, snapped an image – and made history.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ru-nir020918.php|New images reveal how the ear's sensory hairs take shape :: Our ability to hear relies on tiny bundles of hair-like sensors inside the inner ear. Scientists have identified a key component of the machinery that makes these bundles grow in an orderly fashion.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170707.htm|New images reveal how the ear's sensory hairs take shape :: Our ability to hear relies on tiny bundles of hair-like sensors inside the inner ear. Scientists have identified a key component of the machinery that makes these bundles grow in an orderly fashion.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/gumc-nic020418.php|New immunotherapy combination tolerable, effective in patients with advanced kidney cancer :: Combining an anti-angiogenesis agent, which blocks blood vessel formation, with an immunotherapy agent, was found to have promising anti-tumor activity and no unexpected side effects in an early-phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney cancer.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213120434.htm|New insights into human evolution :: The evolution of human biology should be considered part and parcel with the evolution of humanity itself, proposes an assistant professor of biological sciences. She explores an interdisciplinary approach to human evolution.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213120434.htm|New insights into human evolution :: The evolution of human biology should be considered part and parcel with the evolution of humanity itself, proposes an assistant professor of biological sciences. She explores an interdisciplinary approach to human evolution.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-intelligent-simple-problems-complex.html|New intelligent system learns from simple problems to solve complex ones :: Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new type of intelligent system based on deep learning that can learn to solve decision-making problems, including problems more complex than it has been trained to solve.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213120448.htm|New lead-free perovskite material for solar cells :: Perovskite solar cells are a promising new low-cost photovoltaic technology, but most contain toxic lead. Researchers have introduced solar cells with a new titanium-perovskite material that gets the lead out.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213120448.htm|New lead-free perovskite material for solar cells :: Perovskite solar cells are a promising new low-cost photovoltaic technology, but most contain toxic lead. Researchers have introduced solar cells with a new titanium-perovskite material that gets the lead out.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170640.htm|New lithium collection method could boost global supply :: With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled, but a research team may have a solution.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uota-nlc020818.php|New lithium collection method could boost global supply :: With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled, but a University of Texas at Austin professor and his research team may have a solution.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nu-nml021218.php|New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells :: A new algorithm uses time-series data to show the cause-and-effect interactions that take place inside of living cells.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212160902.htm|New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells :: A new algorithm uses time-series data to show the cause-and-effect interactions that take place inside of living cells.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-machine-algorithm-uncovers-time-delayed-interactions.html|New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells :: Biologists have long understood the various parts within the cell. But how these parts interact with and respond to each other is largely unknown.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209170717.htm|New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable :: Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable 'electronic skin' that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoca-nm013118.php|New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable :: University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable 'electronic skin' that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/su-nmf021218.php|New method for waking up devices :: A device that's turned off doesn't suck battery life, but it also doesn't work. Now a low-power system that's always on the alert can turn devices on when they are needed, saving energy in the networked internet of things.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-method-replicate-harsh-conditions-materials.html|New method to replicate harsh conditions for materials :: Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing, especially on the shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for such materials, Professor Patrizio Antici and his colleagues have proposed a groundbreaking new solution: using laser-accelerated particles to stress test materials subject to harsh conditions. Recently published in the journal Nature Communication
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-method-replicate-harsh-conditions-materials.html|New method to replicate harsh conditions for materials :: Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing, especially on the shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for such materials, Professor Patrizio Antici and his colleagues have proposed a groundbreaking new solution: using laser-accelerated particles to stress test materials subject to harsh conditions. Recently published in the journal Nature Communication
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/indl-nmt021418.php|New method to replicate harsh conditions for materials :: Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing… especially on the materials especially for shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for these materials, Professor Patrizio Antici and his colleagues have proposed a ground-breaking new solution: using laser-accelerated particles to stress test materials subject to harsh conditions. Recently published in the
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/indl-nmt021418.php|New method to replicate harsh conditions for materials :: Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing… especially on the materials especially for shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for these materials, Professor Patrizio Antici and his colleagues have proposed a ground-breaking new solution: using laser-accelerated particles to stress test materials subject to harsh conditions. Recently published in the
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150022.htm|New method to replicate harsh conditions for testing materials :: Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing… especially on the materials especially for shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for these materials, scientists have proposed a ground-breaking new solution: using laser-accelerated particles to stress test materials subject to harsh conditions.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150022.htm|New method to replicate harsh conditions for testing materials :: Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing… especially on the materials especially for shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for these materials, scientists have proposed a ground-breaking new solution: using laser-accelerated particles to stress test materials subject to harsh conditions.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/p-nml020918.php|New mutation linked to ovarian cancer can be passed down through dad :: A newly identified mutation, passed down through the X-chromosome, is linked to earlier onset of ovarian cancer in women and prostate cancer in father and sons. Kunle Odunsi, Kevin H. Eng and colleagues at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y., report these findings Feb. 15, 2018, in PLOS Genetics.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141758.htm|New mutation linked to ovarian cancer can be passed down through dad :: A newly identified mutation, passed down through the X-chromosome, is linked to earlier onset of ovarian cancer in women and prostate cancer in father and sons.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-technique-cells-molecules-recreate-biological.html|New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures :: Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-technique-cells-molecules-recreate-biological.html|New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures :: Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qmuo-npt021418.php|New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures :: Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qmuo-npt021418.php|New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures :: Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to create constructs that resemble biological structures.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ciot-npa020918.php|New process allows 3-D printing of nanoscale metal structures :: By mixing metal ions and organic ligands, a team led by Julia Greer has developed a process for the 3-D printing of metal structures that are smaller than ever before.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212100621.htm|New process allows 3-D printing of nanoscale metal structures :: By mixing metal ions and organic ligands, scientists have developed a process for the 3-D printing of metal structures that are smaller than ever before.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-d-nanoscale-metal.html|New process allows 3-D printing of nanoscale metal structures :: For the first time, it is possible to create complex nanoscale metal structures using 3-D printing, thanks to a new technique developed at Caltech.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/702|New Products ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/832|New Products ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-raids-japan-crypto-exchanges-coincheck.html|New raids on Japan crypto exchanges after Coincheck hack :: Japan said on Friday it had carried out raids on a number of cryptocurrency exchanges following a massive hack that saw thieves steal $530 million in virtual currency.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/m-nrl021518.php|New report: Labs differ widely in BRCA testing protocols :: A new article published in npj Genomic Medicine showcases the wide differences in BRCA testing protocols at labs around the world. The article surveyed 86 laboratories around the world about their BRCA testing practices and found that all the labs differed widely in their approach.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uol-nrh021518.php|New research highlights how cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam therapy :: Collaborative research conducted in Liverpool and Oxford, published in The Red Journal, identifies the specific cellular process that helps cancer cells damaged as a result of proton beam therapy, repair themselves.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-cell-wall-mechanism.html|New research identifies plant cell wall sensing mechanism :: An international collaboration of plant researchers this week reports yet another newly discovered role for the versatile receptor kinase, FERONIA, in the model plant Arabidopsis. The researchers say it acts as a sensor in the plant cell wall to help maintain its integrity and protect the plant from environmental assaults.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tps-nro021318.php|New research on the brain's backup motor systems could open door to novel stroke therapies :: New research published in the Journal of Physiology could open the door to new therapies to improve the movement of arms and hands of stroke survivors.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tps-nro021318.php|New research on the brain's backup motor systems could open door to novel stroke therapies :: New research published in the Journal of Physiology could open the door to new therapies to improve the movement of arms and hands of stroke survivors.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/qu-nrs021218.php|New research shows shorter fitness test still accurately predicts risk of mortality :: Queen's University researcher Louise de Lannoy has determined a short, five minute treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality. This risk is determined independent of other traditional risk factors including age, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol, and family history.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-silicon-chip-quantum.html|New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information :: Researchers at the University of Bristol's Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their way into your mobile phone to secure information.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uog-nsb021418.php|New stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue :: A team of researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and ArunA Biomedical, a UGA startup company, have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uog-nsb021418.php|New stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue :: A team of researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and ArunA Biomedical, a UGA startup company, have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uol-nsh020918.php|New study highlights the impact companion animals have on owners :: A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/pcfr-nss021218.php|New study shows vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults :: A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.Measuring the function of beta cells, which store and release insulin, can help assess future type 2 diabetes risk.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-sustainable-production-method-advance-plastics.html|New sustainable production method could advance plastics and pharmaceuticals :: A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale, as described this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uota-nsp021218.php|New sustainable production method could advance plastics and pharmaceuticals :: A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone (TAL) that can be used to produce innovative new drugs and sustainable plastics at an industrial scale.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/09/582169585/new-technology-aims-to-take-the-sugar-out-of-gelato-not-the-flavor|New Technology Aims To Take The Sugar Out Of Gelato — Not The Flavor :: The Italian treat requires a certain formula to make it just right, and that means sugar. But as more people try to eat healthy, gelaterias must keep pace. A new machine is a step in that direction. (Image credit: Irina Marwan/Getty Images)
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-technology-combines-legobricks-drones.html|New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones :: From February 15 to 18, children and families visiting the LEGO World expo in Copenhagen, Denmark will have the chance to make their brick-building dreams take flight with a flock of interactive miniature drones developed by the Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Canada in collaboration with the LEGO Group's Creative Play Lab.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-technology-combines-legobricks-drones.html|New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones :: From February 15 to 18, children and families visiting the LEGO World expo in Copenhagen, Denmark will have the chance to make their brick-building dreams take flight with a flock of interactive miniature drones developed by the Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Canada in collaboration with the LEGO Group's Creative Play Lab.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mcog-nte020918.php|New technology enables identification of biomarkers for a wide range of diseases :: Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells.The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune di
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084450.htm|New technology enables identification of biomarkers for a wide range of diseases :: Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells. The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune d
[[@http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/new-therapy-cures-cancer-with-just-one-injection|New therapy cures cancer with just one injection :: It neutralized not only the tumor it was injected into but malignancies all over the body. Read More
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoma-nua021418.php|New UMass Amherst, Stanford Research identifies plant cell wall sensing mechanism :: How cells sense their physical state and compensate for cell wall damage is poorly understood, say authors led by Alice Cheung at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and collaborator José Dinneny from the Carnegie Institute for Science and Stanford University. But their new analysis of plants exposed to salt stress offers the first experimental evidence and molecular mechanisms showing how FER
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209114334.htm|New unknown Bryozoa genera and species below thousand meters deep in the Southwestern Atlantic :: A scientific team has discovered twenty new species and two genera for unknown Bryozoa –most of them were found below 1000 meters deep- in the Southwestern Atlantic.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/health/insurance-discrimination-gay-prep.html|New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance :: Denying men life or disability policies because they take drugs to prevent H.I.V. is discriminatory and may trigger penalties.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/health/insurance-discrimination-gay-prep.html|New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance :: Denying men life or disability policies because they take drugs to prevent H.I.V. is discriminatory and may trigger penalties.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/sunday-review/trump-flu-shot.html|News Analysis: Trump, Tell Us About Your Flu Shot :: Our germophobic president must do more to protect American health.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/614|News at a glance ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/720|News at a glance ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-news-corp-ceo-rails-dysfunctional.html|News Corp CEO rails at 'dysfunctional' online environment :: News Corp's chief executive on Thursday took a swipe at Google and Facebook for fostering a "dysfunctional" and "debased" online environment which harms the news media and responsible journalism.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ngc-galaxy-lonely-beauty.html|NGC 3344 galaxy: A lonely beauty :: Beauty, grace, mystery—this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 3344 presents itself face-on, allowing astronomers a detailed look at its intricate and elegant structure. And Hubble's ability to observe objects over a wide range of different wavelengths reveals features that would otherwise
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ngc-galaxy-lonely-beauty.html|NGC 3344 galaxy: A lonely beauty :: Beauty, grace, mystery—this magnificent spiral galaxy has all the qualities of a perfect galactic Valentine. Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 3344 presents itself face-on, allowing astronomers a detailed look at its intricate and elegant structure. And Hubble's ability to observe objects over a wide range of different wavelengths reveals features that would otherwise
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-43004630/nigeria-s-soil-free-salad-farm|Nigeria's soil-free salad farm :: The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nioa-nsa020918.php|NIH scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies :: NIH scientists have modified a test for early diagnosis of prion diseases with the goal of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The NIAID-led group tested cerebral spinal fluid samples from people with Parkinson's disease; people with dementia with Lewy bodies; and controls, some of whom had Alzheimer's disease. The test correctly excluded all the control
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cuso-nlm020918.php|NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy :: A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings from a first pilot study of the new imaging system — a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1382|Nitrate modulates stem cell dynamics in Arabidopsis shoot meristems through cytokinins [Plant Biology :: ]The shoot apical meristem (SAM) is responsible for the generation of all the aerial parts of plants. Given its critical role, dynamical changes in SAM activity should play a central role in the adaptation of plant architecture to the environment. Using quantitative microscopy, grafting experiments, and genetic perturbations, we connect…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-glaciers.html|No glaciers, no water? :: The world's largest rivers begin in glaciated mountain regions. However, climate change may cause many glaciers to disappear. Will water become scarce?
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hms-nlr020818.php|No llamas required :: Antibodies made by camels, llamas and alpacas allow scientists to study the structure and function of proteins in disease and health.While valuable, the approach is time-consuming, costly and often unsuccessful.Overcoming this barrier, scientists have devised a faster, cheaper and more reliable way to create these critical antibodies using yeast in a test tube.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-llamas-requiredresearchers-alternate-method-uncover.html|No llamas required—Researchers develop alternate method to uncover protein structures, design new drugs :: Detouring around a major research roadblock, researchers have found a new way to create valuable antibodies without needing … llamas?
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112020.htm|No sex for all-female fish species :: Amazon Service PhoneThey reproduce through gynogenesis. Their offspring are clones of the mother. According to established theories, the Amazon molly should have become extinct a long time ago. A new study shows how the fish avoids this fate.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uow-nsf021218.php|No sex for all-female fish species :: They reproduce through gynogenesis. Their offspring are clones of the mother. According to established theories, the Amazon molly should have become extinct a long time ago. A new study shows how the fish avoids this fate.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1076|No strong evidence that authoritarian attitudes are driven by a lack of control [Social Sciences :: ]Kakkar and Sivanathan (1) provide new evidence of the link between economic crises and the preference for dominant leaders and strengthen previous evidence of the influence of economic crises on authoritarianism (2–5). However, the authors' interpretation of why economic uncertainty favors dominant leaders entails two further predictions that are not…
[[@http://www.futurity.org/toba-catastrophe-hypothesis-1677062-2/|No, 'volcanic winter' didn't decimate humans in E. Africa :: The massive Toba volcanic eruption on the island of Sumatra about 74,000 years ago didn't bring about a six-year-long "volcanic winter" in East Africa that caused the human population in the region to plummet, a new study reports. The findings run counter to the Toba catastrophe hypothesis, which says the eruption and its aftermath caused drastic, multiyear cooling, and severe ecological disrupti
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-artificial-intelligence-wont-children-jobsitwill.html|No, artificial intelligence won't steal your children's jobs—it will make them more creative and productive :: "Whatever your job is the chances are that one of these machines can do it faster or better than you can."
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-artificial-intelligence-wont-children-jobsitwill.html|No, artificial intelligence won't steal your children's jobs—it will make them more creative and productive :: "Whatever your job is the chances are that one of these machines can do it faster or better than you can."
[[@http://www.futurity.org/extratropical-cyclones-storm-surges-1681072/|No, hurricanes aren't behind big storm surges in northeast U.S. :: Hurricanes aren't to blame for most of the large storm surges in the northeastern United States, a new study indicates. Instead, extratropical cyclones, including nor'easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the new study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology . They include a freak November 1950 storm and devasta
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-snapchat.html|Nobody seems to like the update to Snapchat :: Is there a filter to best express users' disdain for the latest update to Snapchat?
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/02/nominees-in-the-2018-world-press-photo-contest/553463/?utm_source=feed|Nominees in the 2018 World Press Photo Contest :: The top images being considered to win awards in the 61st annual World Press Photo Contest ​have just been released, with the final announcement of the winners coming on April 12. Jury members selected the nominees in eight categories, including the new environment category, from submissions made by 42 photographers hailing from 22 countries. World Press Photo has been kind enough to allow us to
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1334|Nonfollicular reactivation of bone marrow resident memory CD4 T cells in immune clusters of the bone marrow [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]The bone marrow maintains memory CD4 T cells, which provide memory to systemic antigens. Here we demonstrate that memory CD4 T cells are reactivated by antigen in the bone marrow. In a secondary immune response, antigen-specific T cells of the bone marrow mobilize and aggregate in immune clusters together with…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1184|Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay factors cure most [PSI+] prion variants [Genetics :: ]The yeast prion [PSI+] is a self-propagating amyloid of Sup35p with a folded in-register parallel β-sheet architecture. In a genetic screen for antiprion genes, using the yeast knockout collection, UPF1/NAM7 and UPF3, encoding nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) factors, were frequently detected. Almost all [PSI+] variants arising in the absence of…
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/north-korea-olympics-diplomacy-south-korea-hacking/|North Korea's Olympic Diplomacy Hasn't Stopped Its Hacking :: Despite its Olympics diplomacy towards the South, the Kim regime is still engaged in brazen cybercrime targeting its neighbor.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/north-korea-olympics-diplomacy-south-korea-hacking/|North Korea's Olympic Diplomacy Hasn't Stopped Its Hacking :: Despite its Olympics diplomacy towards the South, the Kim regime is still engaged in brazen cybercrime targeting its neighbor.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/olympics-opening-ceremony/552722/?utm_source=feed|North Korea's Undeserved Olympic Glory :: Editor's Note: Read all of The Atlantic's Winter Olympics coverage . After a year of fire-and-fury threatening and nuclear-button measuring , of Little-Rocket-Man and mentally-deranged-dotard name-calling, of apocalyptic warnings about another war on the Korean peninsula, it was heartening to witness. There they were, the South and North Korean Olympic teams marching together in sparkling white j
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mu-nba021518.php|Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer's disease :: Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105809.htm|Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer's disease :: Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bcom-ncc021218.php|Novel classification can lead to new ways to diagnose and treat cancer :: A novel approach to studying cancer has enabled researchers to group about 10,000 human cancers of 32 different types into 10 classes based on the molecular pathways that drive tumor growth. A better understanding of these pathways can potentially lead to novel ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-voice-recognition-technology-interpol-legal.html|Novel voice recognition technology completes Interpol's legal arsenal :: Watching mainstream forensics-related TV shows could easily make us believe that there is no piece of evidence stronger than conclusive DNA samples or fingerprints. Yet, that would be forgetting the importance of voice recognition. Thanks to new Speaker-Identification technology and a large database of voices maintained by Interpol, the latter will now become much easier.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51712/article/NSF-Will-Require-Reporting-of-Sexual-Harassment|NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment :: The agency could demand institutions it funds to remove researchers who are found guilty of misconduct from NSF-supported projects.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/nu-kan-du-faa-lokal-vejrudsigt-10000-steder-danmark-dmi-forklarer-hvordan-210589|Nu kan du få lokal vejrudsigt for 10.000 steder i Danmark – DMI forklarer hvordan :: Fremover dækker DMI Danmark med lokale vejrudsigter for 10.000 steder i landet. De vejrdata, der bruges til at lave prognoserne er de samme som før, men visningen skal give brugerne en mere præcis oplevelse af vejrudsigten.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/nu-kan-du-faa-lokal-vejrudsigt-10000-steder-danmark-dmi-forklarer-hvordan-210589|Nu kan du få lokal vejrudsigt for 10.000 steder i Danmark – DMI forklarer hvordan :: Fremover dækker DMI Danmark med lokale vejrudsigter for 10.000 steder i landet. De vejrdata, der bruges til at lave prognoserne er de samme som før, men visningen skal give brugerne en mere præcis oplevelse af vejrudsigten.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nuos-nsy021118.php|NUS study yields valuable insights on underreporting in international wildlife trade :: Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established several key trends in wildlife trade following an in-depth study on international wildlife trade data. The findings shed light on the market forces driving the movement of wildlife products around the globe, and indicate our understanding of illegal and legal wildlife trade is biased towards certain species and regions of
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-nutrition-reveals-instability-world-important.html|Nutrition study reveals instability in world's most important fishing regions :: Ocean food resources are most volatile in areas which hold most of the world's marine resources, like fish, a new study has revealed.
[[@https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/kroppen/ny-japansk-superpille-kan-slaa-influenza-ned-paa-en-dag|Ny japansk superpille kan slå influenza ned på én dag :: Pillen kommer i første omgang kun på markedet i Japan, hvor den er opfundet.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/ny-laegeprotest-gang-sundhedsministeren/|Ny lægeprotest – denne gang mod sundhedsministeren :: 3.609 læger har skrevet under på et brev, der kalder sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby nedladende, og forlanger større respekt for de danske læger.
[[@http://nyheder.ku.dk/alle_nyheder/2018/02/ny-aargangs-oel-skal-understoette-gastronomien/|Ny årgangs-øl skal understøtte gastronomien :: Forskere og kokke fra Nordic Food Lab ved Institut for Fødevarevidenskab (FOOD) på Københavns…
[[@http://nyheder.ku.dk/alle_nyheder/2018/02/ny-aargangs-oel-skal-understoette-gastronomien/|Ny årgangs-øl skal understøtte gastronomien :: Forskere og kokke fra Nordic Food Lab ved Institut for Fødevarevidenskab (FOOD) på Københavns…
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/nyt-nemlog-in-kvart-milliard-stram-tidsplan-kompleks-proces-1084372|Nyt NemLog-in til kvart milliard: Stram tidsplan og kompleks proces :: Videreudvikling og forvaltning af NemLog-in er sat i EU-udbud. Kontrakten er til en værdi af 250 mio. kr.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/nyt-nordisk-samarbejde-skal-forebygge-ufrivillig-barnloeshed/|Nyt nordisk samarbejde skal forebygge ufrivillig barnløshed :: Organisationer i de nordiske lande står bag en ny tænketank, som skal modvirke ufrivillig barnløshed. Det er verdens første tværnationale initiativ på området.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uotm-oaw021218.php|Obesity associated with longer survival for men with metastatic melanoma :: Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), investigators report in a study published in Lancet Oncology of 1,918 patients in six independent clinical cohorts.This effect, referred to as the 'Obesity Paradox,' principally manifested itself in men, said Jennifer McQuade, M.D., lea
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180356.htm|Obesity drives U.S. health care costs up by 29 percent, varies by state :: Recent research provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cmc-oor021218.php|Obesity, other risks play large role in sudden cardiac arrest among the young :: Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/783|Observation of three-photon bound states in a quantum nonlinear medium :: Bound states of massive particles, such as nuclei, atoms, or molecules, constitute the bulk of the visible world around us. By contrast, photons typically only interact weakly. We report the observation of traveling three-photon bound states in a quantum nonlinear medium where the interactions between photons are mediated by atomic Rydberg states. Photon correlation and conditional phase measurem
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-platinum-electrode.html|Observing a changing platinum electrode :: The surface of platinum electrodes changes much more during use than was previously thought. In a collaboration between the Leiden Institutes of Chemistry and Physics, chemists Leon Jacobse, Yi-Fan Huang and Marc Koper, and physicist Marcel Rost have been able to show this for the first time. Publication in Nature Materials.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-platinum-electrode.html|Observing a changing platinum electrode :: The surface of platinum electrodes changes much more during use than was previously thought. In a collaboration between the Leiden Institutes of Chemistry and Physics, chemists Leon Jacobse, Yi-Fan Huang and Marc Koper, and physicist Marcel Rost have been able to show this for the first time. Publication in Nature Materials.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1162|Ocean convergence and the dispersion of flotsam [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Floating oil, plastics, and marine organisms are continually redistributed by ocean surface currents. Prediction of their resulting distribution on the surface is a fundamental, long-standing, and practically important problem. The dominant paradigm is dispersion within the dynamical context of a nondivergent flow: objects initially close together will on average spread…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-oceanographers-mystery-phytoplankton-survival-nutrient-poor.html|Oceanographers solve mystery of phytoplankton survival in nutrient-poor Pacific :: Upwelling in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean provides essential nutrients for the region's microscopic plants, but iron – a key ingredient that facilitates nitrogen consumption – is in short supply. To compensate, the phytoplankton band together to recycle the scarce metal and retain it in their upper-ocean habitat, scientists at the University of California, Irvine have discovered.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-oceanographers-mystery-phytoplankton-survival-nutrient-poor.html|Oceanographers solve mystery of phytoplankton survival in nutrient-poor Pacific :: Upwelling in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean provides essential nutrients for the region's microscopic plants, but iron – a key ingredient that facilitates nitrogen consumption – is in short supply. To compensate, the phytoplankton band together to recycle the scarce metal and retain it in their upper-ocean habitat, scientists at the University of California, Irvine have discovered.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161250-oceans-on-alien-worlds-may-form-when-the-air-explodes-in-flames/|Oceans on alien worlds may form when the air explodes in flames :: When hydrogen and oxygen combine in a planet's atmosphere, they can ignite into a ball of fire and then leave behind liquid water oceans that would be good for life
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161250-oceans-on-alien-worlds-may-form-when-the-air-explodes-in-flames/|Oceans on alien worlds may form when the air explodes in flames :: When hydrogen and oxygen combine in a planet's atmosphere, they can ignite into a ball of fire and then leave behind liquid water oceans that would be good for life
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-odd-gluon-compounds-lurking-protons.html|Odd gluon compounds may be lurking in the protons :: Protons are known to contain quarks and gluons. But are gluons behaving as expected?
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/old-trees-are-ecosystem-gold/|Old Trees Are Ecosystem Gold :: David Lindenmayer of the Australian National University College of Science in Canberra says that older trees play outsized roles in maintaining landscapes and ecosystems. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610273/old-fashioned-silicon-might-be-the-key-to-building-ubiquitous-quantum-computers/|Old-fashioned silicon might be the key to building ubiquitous quantum computers :: Silicon isn't yet ideal for creating quantum machines. But the massive manufacturing ecosystem for silicon chips explains why researchers (and Intel) want to overcome its handicaps.
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610273/old-fashioned-silicon-might-be-the-key-to-building-ubiquitous-quantum-computers/|Old-fashioned silicon might be the key to building ubiquitous quantum computers :: Silicon isn't yet ideal for creating quantum machines. But the massive manufacturing ecosystem for silicon chips explains why researchers (and Intel) want to overcome its handicaps.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/ole-birk-olesen-kaldt-samraad-ulovligt-svar-ic4-sagen-210511|Ole Birk Olesen kaldt i samråd om ulovligt svar i IC4-sagen :: Dansk Folkeparti har nu indkaldt transportministeren til samråd, efter at han har undladt at gøre rede for, hvordan han vil reagere på Rigsrevisionens afdækning af nye problemer i IC4-sagen. Det er et brud på loven, siger både statsrevisorer og professor i forvaltningsret.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/olympic-biathlon-shoot-between-heartbeats|Olympic biathletes are better than you at breathing :: Science To hit a 1.6-inch target after an all-out cardiovascular sprint, take a deep breath. "It's like running up a flight of stairs as fast as you can and then trying to thread a needle."…
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/olympic-destroyer-malware-pyeongchang-opening-ceremony/|'Olympic Destroyer' Malware Hit Pyeongchang Ahead of Opening Ceremony :: Researchers at Cisco Talos detail a new piece of disruptive, highly infectious malware with a clear target: the Pyeongchang Olympics IT infrastructure.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/innovative-olympic-stadiums|Olympic stadiums are engineering marvels: here are seven standout facilities :: Technology The designs made history. And they might be used again. The Olympics aren't just about the athletes. Architects also compete to design the world's most innovative new buildings.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/day-zero-cape-town-water-1676532/|On 'Day Zero,' will Cape Town shut off its water? :: Cape Town, South Africa—a modern city of nearly 4 million residents (plus over 1.5 million tourists yearly)—is on the brink of running out of water. In May, the city could be forced to cut off the vast majority of its taps. Buzz Thompson, a water law expert at Stanford University, recently talked about how Cape Town got into this dire situation, what will happen on "Day Zero" (the day an entire c
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/heres-how-much-senators-and-congress-members-are-worth-compared-with-us-common-people-surprised|On median, one U.S Senator is as rich as 40 American households :: "The most pro-business thing you can to is to help middle-class people thrive." Nick Hanauer, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Read More
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-big-problem-recycling-biofuel.html|One big problem with recycling and biofuel :: Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a quick and non-destructive method to map the carbohydrates of plant matter. By making composition analysis more easy and accessible, this method will help to understand where inefficiencies lie in many processes from paper recycling to the production of biofuel and will eventually lead to less waste and higher quality output.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-big-problem-recycling-biofuel.html|One big problem with recycling and biofuel :: Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a quick and non-destructive method to map the carbohydrates of plant matter. By making composition analysis more easy and accessible, this method will help to understand where inefficiencies lie in many processes from paper recycling to the production of biofuel and will eventually lead to less waste and higher quality output.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/11/one-mans-mission-to-conquer-space-peter-beck-humanity-star|One man's mission to conquer space :: Rocket Lab entrepreneur Peter Beck's recent launch into orbit of Humanity Star drew a barrage of flak. But he remains undaunted Last month, from its base in New Zealand, Peter Beck's space company, Rocket Lab, conducted its first successful attempt to put satellites in orbit. The launch vehicle, the Electron, carried a payload including the Humanity Star, a very shiny, 65-sided, carbon-fibre satel
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208141239.htm|Only one-third of patients diagnosed with depression start treatment :: Despite the wide availability of effective treatments for depression and a growing effort nationwide to detect and begin treating depression during primary care visits, only about one-third of individuals newly diagnosed with depression start treatment.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/642|Open data sharing and the Global South–Who benefits? ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1131|Opinion: Valuation, liquidity price, and stability of cryptocurrencies [Economic Sciences :: ]The spectacular rise of Bitcoin's price has attracted the attention of many, including government regulators and speculators and those who wish to use a virtual currency, often with little trace or record (1). On October 13, 2017, Bitcoin's market capitalization (the number of Bitcoins multiplied by the trading price) surpassed…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111109.htm|Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in Rhode Island :: A new study suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111109.htm|Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in Rhode Island :: A new study suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bu-oat021218.php|Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in RI :: A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bu-oat021218.php|Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in RI :: A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/vumc-oui020818.php|Opioid use increases risk of serious infections :: Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don't use opioids.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pptically-laser-closer-sensors.html|'Optically pumped' laser closer to improving processing speed of sensors :: Imagine creating a material for the digital information highway that allows a fast lane of laser light that zips data past the traditional silicon chips.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-food-significant-environmental-benefits-plant-rich.html|Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to plant-rich diets :: A major new study confirms that a diet high in fruit and vegetables is better for the planet than one high in animal products. The study also finds that organic food provides significant, additional climate benefits for plant-based diets, but not for diets with only moderate contribution from plant products. Published today in open access journal Frontiers in Nutrition, this is the first study to
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/f-ofp020518.php|Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to plant-rich diets :: A study of the diets of 34,000 people confirms that a diet high in fruit and vegetables is better for the planet than one high in animal products. The study also finds that organic food provides significant, additional climate benefits for plant-based diets, but not for diets with only moderate contribution from plant products. This is the first-ever study to look at the environmental impacts of b
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100721.htm|Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to plant-rich diets :: A study of the diets of 34,000 people confirms that a diet high in fruit and vegetables is better for the planet than one high in animal products. The study also finds that organic food provides significant, additional climate benefits for plant-based diets, but not for diets with only moderate contribution from plant products. This is the first-ever study to look at the environmental impacts of b
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093901.htm|Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus :: Scientists are testing how pathogens interact with artificial human organs.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093901.htm|Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus :: Scientists are testing how pathogens interact with artificial human organs.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/icl-ote021418.php|Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus :: Scientists at Imperial College London have become the first in the world to test how pathogens interact with artificial human organs.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/icl-ote021418.php|Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus :: Scientists at Imperial College London have become the first in the world to test how pathogens interact with artificial human organs.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-oroville-crisis-harder-aging.html|Oroville crisis drives harder look at aging US dams :: One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old, towering Oroville Dam say they are looking hard at how they overlooked its built-in weaknesses for decades.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-oumuamua-violent-billions-years.html|'Oumuamua had a violent past and has been tumbling around for billions of years :: The first discovered interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past, which is causing it to tumble around chaotically, a Queen's University Belfast scientist has discovered.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43018706|'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past :: The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/our-actions-dont-matter-in-a-cosmic-sense-but-that-doesnt-mean-they-dont-matter/|Our Actions Don't Matter in a Cosmic Sense–but That Doesn't Mean They Don't Matter :: Science reveals our deepest purpose — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/overbelastet-database-bremser-kamerabiler-at-scanne-nummerplader-1084329|Overbelastet database bremser kamerabiler fra at scanne nummerplader :: Tre københavnske kamerabiler har været så effektive til at scanne nummerplader, at databasen bag ikke kunne følge med. Antallet af scannede nummerplader fra kamerabilerne blev derfor reduceret til en tredjedel.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/overlaegeformand-ok18-ser-sort/|Overlægeformand om OK18: »Det ser sort ud« :: Det ser ikke ud til, at overenskomstforhandlingerne mellem de offentlige ansatte herunder læger og arbejdsgiverne kan nå at blive færdige i tide. Det siger formanden for Overlægeforeningen Lisbeth Lintz.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/overlaegeformand-ok18-ser-sort/|Overlægeformand om OK18: »Det ser sort ud« :: Det ser ikke ud til, at overenskomstforhandlingerne mellem de offentlige ansatte herunder læger og arbejdsgiverne kan nå at blive færdige i tide. Det siger formanden for Overlægeforeningen Lisbeth Lintz.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-particle-interactions-titan-physics-discoveries.html|Particle interactions on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries :: Nuclear physicists are using the nation's most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to study particle interactions important to energy production in the sun and stars and to propel the search for new physics discoveries
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-particulate-filter-enable-fuel-efficient-vehicles.html|Particulate filter research may enable more fuel-efficient vehicles :: Researchers are looking to neutrons for new ways to save fuel during the operation of filters that clean the soot, or carbon and ash-based particulate matter, emitted by vehicles.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-particulate-filter-enable-fuel-efficient-vehicles.html|Particulate filter research may enable more fuel-efficient vehicles :: Researchers are looking to neutrons for new ways to save fuel during the operation of filters that clean the soot, or carbon and ash-based particulate matter, emitted by vehicles.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/dpp-psi020818.php|Partner selection in lemurs :: Red-fronted lemurs recognize conspecifics in photos.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bifg-pwc021418.php|Patients with chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite :: In patients with Chagas Disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The study, published in Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, underlines the potential benefits of performing a combined screening for both infections among Latin American adults living in E
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/bifg-pwc021418.php|Patients with chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite :: In patients with Chagas Disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The study, published in Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, underlines the potential benefits of performing a combined screening for both infections among Latin American adults living in E
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111103.htm|Patients with Chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite :: In patients with Chagas disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a new study. The study underlines the potential benefits of performing a combined screening for both infections among Latin American adults living in Europe.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111103.htm|Patients with Chagas disease are often infected with an intestinal parasite :: In patients with Chagas disease, the odds of being infected by the intestinal worm Strongyloides stercoralis increases by two-fold, according to a new study. The study underlines the potential benefits of performing a combined screening for both infections among Latin American adults living in Europe.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1140|Pebbled makes ripples: A transcription factor primes glutamatergic but not cholinergic neurons for degeneration [Neuroscience :: ]Neurons can extend axons that cover long distances, from several microns and up to 1 m in adult humans. Axon degeneration is a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and many more (1). Understanding the mechanisms maintaining axon integrity—and thus neuronal function—is…
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161301-people-are-slaughtering-orangutans-and-wiping-them-out/|People are slaughtering orangutans and wiping them out :: The population of Bornean orangutans fell by almost half in just 16 years, and it was not a sad by-product of deforestation: many apes were killed deliberately
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-people-everglades.html|People are willing to pay more to protect Everglades when they know these two things :: People are willing to pay up to $18 annually for the next 10 years to avoid restrictions on how and when they can use water, according to a new study by Florida International University. They are willing to part with even more cash—up to $22 annually—to protect and conserve the nearly 70 threatened and endangered plants and animals that call the Everglades home.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/eh-whats-up-doc/553304/?utm_source=feed|People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades :: It is often said, in both popular articles and scientific papers, that rabbits were first domesticated by French monks in 600 AD. Back then, Pope Gregory the Great had allegedly decreed that laurices—newborn or fetal rabbits—didn't count as meat. Christians could therefore eat them during Lent. They became a popular delicacy, and hungry monks started breeding them. Their work transformed the wild
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/eh-whats-up-doc/553304/?utm_source=feed|People Have Believed a Lie About Rabbit Domestication for Decades :: It is often said, in both popular articles and scientific papers, that rabbits were first domesticated by French monks in 600 AD. Back then, Pope Gregory the Great had allegedly decreed that laurices—newborn or fetal rabbits—didn't count as meat. Christians could therefore eat them during Lent. They became a popular delicacy, and hungry monks started breeding them. Their work transformed the wild
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2018/feb/16/performance-driven-culture-is-ruining-scientific-research|Performance-driven culture is ruining science |Anonymous Academic :: I was told impact metrics could make or break careers. Instead, they broke my faith in scientific research The first time I heard about the impact factor I was a few weeks into my PhD. A candidate due to finish in a couple of months warned me emphatically: "It makes or breaks careers." In my innocence, I didn't think much about it and returned to concentrating on my research. A decade later, metr
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/apa-pwd021318.php|Personality: Where does it come from and how does it work? :: How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality work? These questions have been steeped in controversy for almost as long as psychology has existed.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/apa-pwd021318.php|Personality: Where does it come from and how does it work? :: How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality work? These questions have been steeped in controversy for almost as long as psychology has existed.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150202.htm|Personality: Where does it come from and how does it work? :: How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality work? These questions have been steeped in controversy for almost as long as psychology has existed.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150202.htm|Personality: Where does it come from and how does it work? :: How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality work? These questions have been steeped in controversy for almost as long as psychology has existed.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100431.htm|Perspective on fuel cells :: Researchers are aiming to tackle a fundamental debate in key reactions behind fuel cells and hydrogen production, which, if solved, could significantly bolster clean energy technologies.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100431.htm|Perspective on fuel cells :: Researchers are aiming to tackle a fundamental debate in key reactions behind fuel cells and hydrogen production, which, if solved, could significantly bolster clean energy technologies.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/peter-diamandis-is-the-latest-tech-futurist-betting-on-stem-cells/|Peter Diamandis Is the Latest Tech Futurist Betting on Stem Cells :: Founder of the X Prize is turning his attention to fighting the onset of old age, one stem cell at a time.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/peter-diamandis-is-the-latest-tech-futurist-betting-on-stem-cells/|Peter Diamandis Is the Latest Tech Futurist Betting on Stem Cells :: Founder of the X Prize is turning his attention to fighting the onset of old age, one stem cell at a time.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/02/photos-of-carnival-2018-around-the-world/553055/?utm_source=feed|Photos of Carnival 2018 Around the World :: Carnival season 2018 is underway across Europe and the Americas. These pre-Lent festivals, often a blend of local pagan and Catholic traditions, usher out winter and welcome in spring. The largest and most famous—the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—took place over the past few days. Gathered here are images of Carnivals around the world, including images from Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Bolivia
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/02/photos-of-the-opening-ceremony-of-the-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics/552926/?utm_source=feed|Photos of the Opening Ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics :: Scenes of the spectacular performances, fireworks, official proclamations, and the parade of nations that just took place in Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea, signaling the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/02/photos-of-the-week-moving-a-tyrannosaurus-philadelphia-victorious-a-drive-to-mars/552956/?utm_source=feed|Photos of the Week: Moving a Tyrannosaurus, Philadelphia Victorious, a Drive to Mars :: The successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, an electric car in orbit, colorful Carnival costumes, the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Turkish Van cats, continued airstrikes in Syria, an earthquake in Taiwan, post-Super Bowl celebrations in Philadelphia, and much more.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/56709-photos-scratched-stones-ancient-maps.html|Photos: 5,000-Year-Old Scratched Stones Could Be Ancient Maps :: Stone fragments with patterns of lines scratched into them could be the earliest known maps in the world.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/11/584944598/photos-these-images-were-captured-nearly-3-8-billion-miles-from-earth|PHOTOS: These Images Were Captured Nearly 3.8 Billion Miles From Earth :: The distance marks a record: the farthest from Earth an image has been taken. Before NASA's New Horizons probe caught these glimpses in December, the 1990 "Pale Blue Dot" image had held the record. (Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miot-pcn021418.php|Physicists create new form of light :: MIT and Harvard physicists have created a new form of light that could enable quantum computing with photons.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141713.htm|Physicists create new form of light :: Physicists have created a new form of light that could enable quantum computing with photons.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-physicists-droplet-wrapping.html|Physicists speed up droplet-wrapping process :: Experimental physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report that they have developed a fast, dynamic new process for wrapping liquid droplets in ultrathin polymer sheets, so what once was a painstaking process taking tens of minutes can now be done in a fraction of a second.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215144619.htm|Physicists speed up droplet-wrapping process :: Experimental physicists report that they have developed a fast, dynamic new process for wrapping liquid droplets in ultrathin polymer sheets, so what once was a painstaking process taking tens of minutes can now be done in a fraction of a second.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213183620.htm|Pimavanserin: Relief from psychosis in dementia, without devastating side-effects :: New research has found that pimavanserin significantly improves psychosis symptoms in people with Alzheimer's disease, without the devastating side-effects of currently used antipsychotics. The research found an even greater benefit in those with the most severe psychotic symptoms.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213183620.htm|Pimavanserin: Relief from psychosis in dementia, without devastating side-effects :: New research has found that pimavanserin significantly improves psychosis symptoms in people with Alzheimer's disease, without the devastating side-effects of currently used antipsychotics. The research found an even greater benefit in those with the most severe psychotic symptoms.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/pinterest-productivity/|Pinterest Now Lets You Reorder the Pins on Your Boards :: Today's update makes the image-saving service an even more capable productivity tool.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/pinterest-productivity/|Pinterest Now Lets You Reorder the Pins on Your Boards :: Today's update makes the image-saving service an even more capable productivity tool.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209114554.htm|Placebo pills prescribed honestly help cancer survivors manage symptoms :: Fatigue in cancer survivors is significantly reduced by placebo pill, even when it is known it is a fake pill.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141727.htm|Plant survival under high salinity: Plant cell wall sensing mechanism :: How cells sense their physical state and compensate for cell wall damage is poorly understood. But a new analysis of plants exposed to salt stress offers the first experimental evidence and molecular mechanisms showing how FERONIA is essential for the cellular responses that ensure survival under high salinity.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/11/poison-pass-the-man-who-became-immune-to-snake-venom-steve-ludwin|Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom :: Rock singer Steve Ludwin has been injecting himself with snake venom for 30 years. In a strange twist, his bizarre habit could now save thousands of lives. His former partner Britt Collins tells his outlandish story Sometime in 2006, when my ex-boyfriend failed to show up for dinner, I assumed something was wrong or perhaps he'd forgotten. About a week later, calling to apologise, he told me he'd
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-police-schoolshelpful.html|Police in schools—helpful or harmful? It depends on the model :: Earlier this month Victorian Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, announced a plan to place 100 more police officers in schools. This included in 10 "at-risk" secondary schools to "tackle this violent scourge of youth crime, to keep Victorians safe."
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-police-schoolshelpful.html|Police in schools—helpful or harmful? It depends on the model :: Earlier this month Victorian Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, announced a plan to place 100 more police officers in schools. This included in 10 "at-risk" secondary schools to "tackle this violent scourge of youth crime, to keep Victorians safe."
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/12/police-outsource-digital-forensic-work-to-unaccredited-labs|Police outsource digital forensic work to unaccredited labs :: Market for data analysis called a 'race to the bottom', with trials failing because of evidence issues More than a dozen police forces have outsourced digital forensic investigative work to unaccredited private laboratories in the past year, at a time when a series of rape cases have been abandoned because of problems with digital evidence. The collapse of four trials within two months because di
[[@http://neurocritic.blogspot.com/2018/02/policy-insights-from-neurocritic-alarm.html|Policy Insights from The Neurocritic: Alarm Over Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Blocking Emotion Is Overblown :: Just in time for Valentine's Day, floats in a raft of misleading headlines: Scientists have found the cure for a broken heart Painkillers may also mend a broken heart Taking painkillers could ease heartaches – as well as headaches Paracetamol and ibuprofen could ease heartaches – as well as headaches If Tylenol and Advil were so effective in "mending broken hearts", "easing heartaches", and provi
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/polisis-ai-reads-privacy-policies-so-you-dont-have-to/|Polisis AI Reads Privacy Policies So You Don't Have To :: Polisis, a machine-learning-trained tool, automatically produces readable charts of where your data ends up for any online service.
[[@https://www.economist.com/news/world-week/21737092-politics-week|Politics this week ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/usmc-pfl021418.php|Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk :: Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/usmc-pfl021418.php|Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk :: Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181952.htm|Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk :: Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181952.htm|Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk :: Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212111735.htm|Portable optical clock used to measure gravitation for the first time :: A European collaboration has used one of the world's portable optical atomic clocks to measure gravitation for the first time.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ki-pnp021318.php|Possible new principle for cancer therapy :: A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that small molecules that specifically inhibit an important selenium-containing enzyme may be useful in combating cancer. When researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden treated cancer in mice using these molecules, they observed rapid tumoricidal effects. Researchers now hope that this new principle for cancer treatment will eventually
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ki-pnp021318.php|Possible new principle for cancer therapy :: A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that small molecules that specifically inhibit an important selenium-containing enzyme may be useful in combating cancer. When researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden treated cancer in mice using these molecules, they observed rapid tumoricidal effects. Researchers now hope that this new principle for cancer treatment will eventually
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1180|Potential for western US seasonal snowpack prediction [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Western US snowpack—snow that accumulates on the ground in the mountains—plays a critical role in regional hydroclimate and water supply, with 80% of snowmelt runoff being used for agriculture. While climate projections provide estimates of snowpack loss by the end of the century and weather forecasts provide predictions of weather…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-power-grid-fluctuations-hidden-audio.html|Power grid fluctuations hidden in audio recordings proved a powerful tool for police forensics :: Audio and video recordings are important sources of evidence in criminal investigations, especially as more electronic devices are in use now than ever before. However, for recordings to be admissible, investigators often need to determine the time they were made, which can be difficult. Now, a team led by Vrizlynn Thing at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), in collaboration with th
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-power-grid-fluctuations-hidden-audio.html|Power grid fluctuations hidden in audio recordings proved a powerful tool for police forensics :: Audio and video recordings are important sources of evidence in criminal investigations, especially as more electronic devices are in use now than ever before. However, for recordings to be admissible, investigators often need to determine the time they were made, which can be difficult. Now, a team led by Vrizlynn Thing at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), in collaboration with th
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111038.htm|Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees :: A new study suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be more effective in preventing newcomer burnout in the workplace than providing 'emotional' assistance.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111038.htm|Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees :: A new study suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be more effective in preventing newcomer burnout in the workplace than providing 'emotional' assistance.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/afot-pwt021418.php|Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees :: A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be more effective in preventing newcomer burnout in the workplace than providing 'emotional' assistance.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/afot-pwt021418.php|Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees :: A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be more effective in preventing newcomer burnout in the workplace than providing 'emotional' assistance.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-work-related-tasks-burnout-employees.html|Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees :: Managers hoping to avoid employee burnout and early turnover try to provide new employees with gentle assistance during their "easing in" period. But a new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be no less effective in preventing newcomer burnout.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-work-related-tasks-burnout-employees.html|Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees :: Managers hoping to avoid employee burnout and early turnover try to provide new employees with gentle assistance during their "easing in" period. But a new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be no less effective in preventing newcomer burnout.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1168|Precipitation formation from orographic cloud seeding [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences :: ]Throughout the western United States and other semiarid mountainous regions across the globe, water supplies are fed primarily through the melting of snowpack. Growing populations place higher demands on water, while warmer winters and earlier springs reduce its supply. Water managers are tantalized by the prospect of cloud seeding as…
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1322|Prediction of inherited genomic susceptibility to 20 common cancer types by a supervised machine-learning method [Genetics :: ]Prevention and early intervention are the most effective ways of avoiding or minimizing psychological, physical, and financial suffering from cancer. However, such proactive action requires the ability to predict the individual's susceptibility to cancer with a measure of probability. Of the triad of cancer-causing factors (inherited genomic susceptibility, environmental factors,…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-algorithms-future-crystal-ball.html|Predictive algorithms are no better at telling the future than a crystal ball :: An increasing number of businesses invest in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future of their workforce and gain a competitive advantage.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/fsu-pfi020918.php|Predictors for infidelity and divorce highlighted in new research :: New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145823.htm|Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children :: Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a new study. Researchers found that 6-year-olds born to mothers with very low vitamin D levels during their first trimester had bigger waists — about half an inch plumper on average — than peers whose mothers had enough vitamin D in early pregnancy. These kids also had 2 percent mo
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213145823.htm|Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children :: Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a new study. Researchers found that 6-year-olds born to mothers with very low vitamin D levels during their first trimester had bigger waists — about half an inch plumper on average — than peers whose mothers had enough vitamin D in early pregnancy. These kids also had 2 percent mo
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-premier-league-rights-auction-tech.html|Premier League launches rights auction as tech giants wait :: The Premier League launches its latest auction of domestic live broadcast rights on Friday but football finance experts say global tech giants such as Amazon and Facebook are not yet ready to enter the fray.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213183547.htm|Presence, persistence of estrogens in vernal pools an emerging concern :: Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, according to researchers, who suggest that persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213183547.htm|Presence, persistence of estrogens in vernal pools an emerging concern :: Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, according to researchers, who suggest that persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats.
[[@https://srv.buysellads.com/ads/click/x/GTND42QJFTSIEK7ECYA4YKQMC6ADEK7LCTBDCZ3JCWYIE2JJCYYD423KC6BI453UCAADEK3EHJNCLSIZ?segment=tag:tech;tag:photography;tag:science;tag:business;tag:politics;tag:finance;tag:health;tag:culture;tag:gaming;tag:inspiration;tag:economics|Prezi When the spotlight's on you, deliver a pitch your audience will remember with Prezi. Try it free. ::
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51711/article/Primitive-Human-Eggs-Grown-to-Full-Maturity-in-the-Lab|Primitive Human Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab :: The technique could combat infertility, but it's still not clear whether these eggs are normal and functional.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51711/article/Primitive-Human-Eggs-Grown-to-Full-Maturity-in-the-Lab|Primitive Human Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab :: The technique could combat infertility, but it's still not clear whether these eggs are normal and functional.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160676-primitive-human-eggs-matured-in-the-lab-for-the-first-time/|Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time :: Human eggs have been removed in their most primitive state and brought to maturity in the lab for the first time, potentially boosting fertility treatments.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51711/article/Primitive-Humans-Eggs-Grown-to-Full-Maturity-in-the-Lab|Primitive Humans Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab :: Such a technique could combat infertility, but it's still not clear whether these eggs are normal and functional.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/principals-training-teacher-evaluations-1680912/|Principals give teachers better feedback after this training :: After completing training with the Network for Educator Effectiveness, principals improved their accuracy in evaluations of teachers, according to a new study. In addition to creating greater accuracy, the training also encouraged discussion among principals and teachers about measurable goals. "The training helps everyone in a school get on the same page about effective teaching." More than 90 p
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100740.htm|Printed paper-based device could drug testing more efficient and affordable :: Engineers have devised a way to make testing for new drugs more efficient and affordable, and reduce the time for helpful medications to reach the public. The printed paper-based device can speed up and improve the accuracy of the drug screening process. Their work could also be used to diagnose diseases, identify environmental contaminants and pinpoint biological warfare agents.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43076783|Probe provides rapid lung investigation :: Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoe-psd021518.php|Probe speeds detection of deep lung infections in patients :: A medical imaging technology under development has enabled doctors to see bacteria deep inside patients' lungs for the first time. Fast diagnosis would enable critically ill patients to be given the right medicine quickly and could avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093859.htm|Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear :: Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery. They have now uncovered how penoxsulam, the active ingredient in the world's largest-selling rice herbicide, works.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093859.htm|Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear :: Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery. They have now uncovered how penoxsulam, the active ingredient in the world's largest-selling rice herbicide, works.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-problems-herbicide-resistant-weeds-crystal.html|Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear :: Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-problems-herbicide-resistant-weeds-crystal.html|Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear :: Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoq-pwh021318.php|Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear :: Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery.A UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences study led by Associate Professor Luke Guddat uncovered how penoxsulam, the active ingredient in the world's largest-selling rice herbicide, works.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoq-pwh021318.php|Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear :: Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but University of Queensland researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery.A UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences study led by Associate Professor Luke Guddat uncovered how penoxsulam, the active ingredient in the world's largest-selling rice herbicide, works.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1232|Productivity, biodiversity, and pathogens influence the global hunter-gatherer population density [Ecology :: ]The environmental drivers of species distributions and abundances are at the core of ecological research. However, the effects of these drivers on human abundance are not well-known. Here, we report how net primary productivity, biodiversity, and pathogen stress affect human population density using global ethnographic hunter-gatherer data. Our results show…
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.19|Programmed nanoparticle stacking ::
[[@https://www.version2.dk/1084376|Programmering i skolen deler eksperter: Skal der kode på skemaet? :: Teknologiforståelse skal på skoleskemaet. Men hvad skal indholdet være? Vi har bedt to eksperter i it-læring om at give et bud.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084510.htm|Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty :: A new system enables drones to fly through forests and avoid obstacles by harnessing uncertainty.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miot-pdt020618.php|Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty :: MIT CSAIL system enables drones to fly through forests and avoid obstacles by harnessing uncertainty.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/eaad1067|Programming gene and engineered-cell therapies with synthetic biology :: Gene and engineered-cell therapies promise to treat diseases by genetically modifying cells to carry out therapeutic tasks. Although the field has had some success in treating monogenic disorders and hematological malignancies, current approaches are limited to overexpression of one or a few transgenes, constraining the diseases that can be treated with this approach and leading to potential conc
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mm-u-pbf021218.php|Progress, but far from perfection, on avoiding risky sedatives in older adults :: They help many people sleep, or feel calmer or less anxious. But in older people, they also double the risk of car crashes, falls and broken hips. That's why the medications known as benzodiazepines show up on international guidelines as drugs that very few people over the age of 65 should take. Yet a sizable percentage of adults in that age group still have an active prescription for one, accordi
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212144140.htm|Progress, but far from perfection, on avoiding risky sedatives in older adults :: They help many people sleep, or feel calmer or less anxious. But in older people, they also double the risk of car crashes, falls and broken hips. That's why the medications known as benzodiazepines show up on international guidelines as drugs that very few people over the age of 65 should take. Yet a sizable percentage of adults in that age group still have an active prescription for one, accordi
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/pro-gun-russian-bots-flood-twitter-after-parkland-shooting/|Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting :: Russian NotPetya USIn the wake of Wednesday's Parkland, Florida school shooting Russian bots have taken to Twitter to stoke the gun control debate.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-impacts-climate.html|Projecting the impacts of climate change :: How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and what climate policies could be effective in minimizing such impacts? To answer such questions, decision makers routinely rely on science-based projections of physical and economic impacts of climate change on selected regions and economic sectors. But the projections
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-impacts-climate.html|Projecting the impacts of climate change :: How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and what climate policies could be effective in minimizing such impacts? To answer such questions, decision makers routinely rely on science-based projections of physical and economic impacts of climate change on selected regions and economic sectors. But the projections
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/projekt-skal-forebygge-diabetes-udsat-boligomraade/|Projekt skal forebygge diabetes i udsat boligområde :: 'Tingbjerg Changing Diabetes' er et projekt, der har til formål først at bryde sociale barrierer ned for derefter at sætte ind med tiltag, der skal forebygge diabetes og fremme sundheden i et udsat område.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.6|Protecting the heart by destabilizing mRNA ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.12|Protein backbone, broken and mended ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/619|Psychiatrists begin to map genetic architecture of mental disorders ::
[[@http://www.futurity.org/sibling-bullying-psychotic-disorders-risk-1677322/|Psychotic disorders more likely after sibling bullying :: Kids involved in sibling bullying—as victim or perpetrator—are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to a new study. The study is the first to explore the relationship between sibling bullying and the development of psychotic disorders. "If the bullying occurs at home and at school the risk for psychotic disorder is even h
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/the-costs-of-russian-intervention-in-syria-are-rising/553367/?utm_source=feed|Putin Is Playing a Dangerous Game in Syria :: Last weekend in the Middle East, a new wave of chaos swept across the border between Israel and Syria. On Saturday, Iranian forces flew a drone into Israel's airspace. In retaliation, Tel Aviv attacked the air base near Palmyra from which it had been launched. When Syria's anti-air systems sought to protect the Iranians, downing one Israeli F-16, they were mauled . Russia, which intervened in the
[[@https://www.version2.dk/artikel/koebenhavn-overvejer-at-parkere-scannerbiler-1084328|P-vagters scannerbiler kan ende i garagen :: Håndholdte nummerpladescannere har været så succesrige det seneste år, at Københavns Kommune nu overvejer at parkere scannerbiler permanent i garagen
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/02/pyeongchang-2018-photos-from-the-first-five-days/553352/?utm_source=feed|Pyeongchang 2018: Photos From the First Five Days :: After five days of competition, Germany leads the Olympic medal standings with 12 total medals, followed by the Netherlands and the United States. High winds have made alpine events difficult and have led to several postponements, but events at the Olympic Sliding Center, Phoenix Snow Park, and other venues have been going smoothly. Here, a look at some of the competition from the first days of t
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/02/pyeongchang-2018-photos-from-the-first-five-days/553352/?utm_source=feed|Pyeongchang 2018: Photos From the First Five Days :: After five days of competition, Germany leads the Olympic medal standings with 12 total medals, followed by the Netherlands and the United States. High winds have made alpine events difficult and have led to several postponements, but events at the Olympic Sliding Center, Phoenix Snow Park, and other venues have been going smoothly. Here, a look at some of the competition from the first days of t
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pyeongchang-olympics-showcases-korean-self-driving.html|Pyeongchang Olympics showcases Korean self-driving vehicles :: There's a competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that has nothing to do with sports, and plenty to do with jousting between automakers and tech companies over autonomously driving vehicles.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pyeongchang-olympics-showcases-korean-self-driving.html|Pyeongchang Olympics showcases Korean self-driving vehicles :: There's a competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that has nothing to do with sports, and plenty to do with jousting between automakers and tech companies over autonomously driving vehicles.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/pa-christiania-har-de-hacket-sig-styr-pa-varmen-210448|På Christiania har de hacket sig til styr på varmen :: Holdet bag Christianias 'nabo­varmeprojekt' har med hackede varmemålere, open source, kinesiske mikrochips og opfindsomhed løftet fristadens varmeforsyning ind i det 21. århundrede.
[[@https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/science/cats-food-preferences.html|Q&A: Feline Foodies :: Cats pay close attention to what humans call "mouthfeel," and are sensitive to textures as well as aromas.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-qa-growth-bitcoin-affecting-environment.html|Q&A: How is the growth of bitcoin affecting the environment? :: The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Some questions and answers about the issue:
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1135|QnAs with Frank S. Bates [QnAs :: ]Liquids are in an intriguing state of matter. They have the same approximate density of solids, yet lack any semblance of order and symmetry, both of which are the hallmarks of crystalline solids. Frank S. Bates of the University of Minnesota studies the in-between phases of matter that defy neat…
[[@https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/quackademic-medicine-and-the-delusion-of-being-science-based/|Quackademic medicine and the delusion of being "science-based" :: Last week, I was interviewed by the a reporter from the Georgetown student newsletter about its integrative medicine program. It got me to thinking how delusion that one's work is science-based can lead to collaborations with New Age "quantum" mystics like Deepak Chopra.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-qualcomm-mulls-broadcom-takeover.html|Qualcomm mulls 'next steps' in Broadcom takeover bid :: Qualcomm said Wednesday its board would "promptly" consider a hostile $121 billion takeover bid by Singapore-based Broadcom following a meeting of top executives of the two computer chipmaking giants.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-qualcomm-mulls-broadcom-takeover.html|Qualcomm mulls 'next steps' in Broadcom takeover bid :: Qualcomm said Wednesday its board would "promptly" consider a hostile $121 billion takeover bid by Singapore-based Broadcom following a meeting of top executives of the two computer chipmaking giants.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-qualcomm-chip-rival-broadcom-bn.html|Qualcomm rejects Broadcom hostile bid, opens door to talks :: Qualcomm on Thursday rejected a record $121 billion hostile bid from computer chip rival Broadcom but offered to meet with the Singapore-based firm to discuss the recently increased offer.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/quantum-computers-go-silicon|Quantum computers go silicon :: Scientists performed the first quantum algorithms in silicon, and probed quantum bits with light.
[[@https://www.sciencenews.org/article/quantum-computers-go-silicon|Quantum computers go silicon :: Scientists performed the first quantum algorithms in silicon, and probed quantum bits with light.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43065485|Quantum computers 'one step closer' :: Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43065485|Quantum computers 'one step closer' :: Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208120845.htm|Quantum dots display promise for polymers :: Scientists are employing the power of the sun to build functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive, semiconducting quantum dots as a catalyst.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/internet-week-157/|Quincy Jones' Latest Mind-Blowing Interview Tops This Week's Internet News :: In a new interview the legendary producer proved to be a font of untapped information.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/radio-atlantic-from-i-tonya-to-cat-person-is-based-on-a-true-story-better/552890/?utm_source=feed|Radio Atlantic: From 'I, Tonya' to 'Cat Person,' Is 'Based On a True Story' Better? :: Conor Friedersdorf recently argued in The Atlantic that in this moment, when the truth is bitterly contested, fiction presents us an opportunity. It allows us to step into another person's perspective and talk about gray areas without the problems of detailing an actual person's private moments. But does blurring the lines between truth and fiction undermine the messy complexities of the real wor
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2018/02/radio-atlantic-no-way-out-part-i/553535/?utm_source=feed|Radio Atlantic: No Way Out, Part I :: In 1987, Jeffrey Young was robbed and killed, and his body was left on a street in the poor neighborhood of West Dallas. Benjamine Spencer was tried and convicted for the attack. Spencer was black, 22 years old, and recently married. Young was 33 and white, and his father was a senior executive for Ross Perot, one of the most prominent businessmen in Dallas. No physical evidence connected Spencer
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111043.htm|Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae :: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and reproduce but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and difficult to control. Scientist have combined both approaches to investigate the response of a major plankton species to increasing ocean acidification.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214111043.htm|Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae :: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and reproduce but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and difficult to control. Scientist have combined both approaches to investigate the response of a major plankton species to increasing ocean acidification.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hcfo-reo021418.php|Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae :: When simulating future environmental conditions researchers face a problem: laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and difficult to control. Scientist of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have combined both ap
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/hcfo-reo021418.php|Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae :: When simulating future environmental conditions researchers face a problem: laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and difficult to control. Scientist of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have combined both ap
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-rapid-evolution-calcareous-microalgae.html|Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae :: When simulating future environmental conditions, researchers confront a problem: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and difficult to control. Scientist of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have combined bo
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-rapid-evolution-calcareous-microalgae.html|Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae :: When simulating future environmental conditions, researchers confront a problem: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and difficult to control. Scientist of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have combined bo
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215180322.htm|Rapid pollution increases may be as harmful to the heart as absolute levels :: Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to new research. The authors urgently call for confirmatory studies as even residents of clean air cities could be at risk.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/esoc-rpi021318.php|Rapid pollution increases may be as harmful to the heart as absolute levels :: Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology,1 a European Society of Cardiology journal. The authors urgently call for confirmatory studies as even residents of clean air cities could be at risk.
[[@http://www.futurity.org/tidestroms-lupine-mice-1678882-2/|Rare beach flower returns if nibbling mice lose cover :: Large-scale removal of an invasive beach grass pays off for a rare, coastal flowering plant called Tidestrom's lupine. Deer mice can munch up to three-quarters of its unripe fruits under the cover of that grass. "The key is that you have to have pretty near-complete removal of the above-ground biomass of this plant to remove the hiding place, the refuge (for the mouse)," says Eleanor Pardini, ass
[[@http://www.futurity.org/tidestroms-lupine-mice-1678882-2/|Rare beach flower returns if nibbling mice lose cover :: Large-scale removal of an invasive beach grass pays off for a rare, coastal flowering plant called Tidestrom's lupine. Deer mice can munch up to three-quarters of its unripe fruits under the cover of that grass. "The key is that you have to have pretty near-complete removal of the above-ground biomass of this plant to remove the hiding place, the refuge (for the mouse)," says Eleanor Pardini, ass
[[@https://www.insidescience.org/news/rat-poison-may-have-hidden-cost-bobcats|Rat Poison May Have Hidden Cost for Bobcats :: Rat Poison May Have Hidden Cost for Bobcats Skin infections have decimated bobcats in southern California. Now, researchers think rat poison may be to blame. bobcat_cropped.jpg Image credits: Pacific Southwest Region USFWS via Flickr Rights information: C.C. by 2.0 Creature Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 16:15 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — At the start of the 21st century, a healt
[[@https://www.insidescience.org/news/rat-poison-may-have-hidden-cost-bobcats|Rat Poison May Have Hidden Cost for Bobcats :: Rat Poison May Have Hidden Cost for Bobcats Skin infections have decimated bobcats in southern California. Now, researchers think rat poison may be to blame. bobcat_cropped.jpg Image credits: Pacific Southwest Region USFWS via Flickr Rights information: C.C. by 2.0 Creature Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 16:15 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — At the start of the 21st century, a healt
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ravaged-poorly-disease-cacao-trees.html|Ravaged by a poorly studied disease, cacao trees are dying :: Picture this: It's Valentine's Day, and you head out to buy some pralines. Except you can't find any. No matter which store you visit, gummy bears and hard candy have taken the place on the shelves where the chocolate hearts used to be.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/real-heroes-have-the-guts-to-admit-theyre-wrong/|Real Scientists Admit When They're Wrong :: Right now society has an epidemic of the opposite: too many people with a bulldog unwillingness to admit when they're factually wrong.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.5|Recognizing danger signals ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-spout-secrets-blue-whale-behavior.html|Recordings spout secrets behind blue whale behavior :: Researchers are using underwater microphones to interpret and characterize the calls of blue whales swimming through Southern California's oceans, revealing new insights into the behavior of these endangered marine mammals, according to new research being presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting here on Tuesday.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/agu-rss021218.php|Recordings spout secrets behind blue whale behavior :: Researchers are using underwater microphones to interpret and characterize the calls of blue whales swimming through Southern California's oceans, revealing new insights into the behavior of these endangered marine mammals, according to new research being presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting here on Tuesday.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212125813.htm|Recordings spout secrets behind blue whale behavior :: Researchers are using underwater microphones to interpret and characterize the calls of blue whales swimming through Southern California's oceans, revealing new insights into the behavior of these endangered marine mammals.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tu-ros021318.php|Recreating outer space in the lab :: Thermodynamics provides insight into the internal energy of a system and the energy interaction with its surroundings. This relies on the local thermal equilibrium of a system.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tu-ros021318.php|Recreating outer space in the lab :: Thermodynamics provides insight into the internal energy of a system and the energy interaction with its surroundings. This relies on the local thermal equilibrium of a system.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093853.htm|Recreating outer space in the lab :: Thermodynamics provides insight into the internal energy of a system and the energy interaction with its surroundings. This relies on the local thermal equilibrium of a system.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093853.htm|Recreating outer space in the lab :: Thermodynamics provides insight into the internal energy of a system and the energy interaction with its surroundings. This relies on the local thermal equilibrium of a system.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-recreating-outer-space-plasma-lab.html|Recreating outer space plasma systems in the lab :: Thermodynamics provides insight into the internal energy of a system and the energy interaction with its surroundings. This relies on the local thermal equilibrium of a system. The application of classical thermodynamics to systems in disequilibrium is challenging. These include granular gas and materials, hard sphere packing in 3-D, and plasma systems.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-recreating-outer-space-plasma-lab.html|Recreating outer space plasma systems in the lab :: Thermodynamics provides insight into the internal energy of a system and the energy interaction with its surroundings. This relies on the local thermal equilibrium of a system. The application of classical thermodynamics to systems in disequilibrium is challenging. These include granular gas and materials, hard sphere packing in 3-D, and plasma systems.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1262|Redirection of lipid flux toward phospholipids in yeast increases fatty acid turnover and secretion [Applied Biological Sciences :: ]Bio-based production of fatty acids and fatty acid-derived products can enable sustainable substitution of petroleum-derived fuels and chemicals. However, developing new microbial cell factories for producing high levels of fatty acids requires extensive engineering of lipid metabolism, a complex and tightly regulated metabolic network. Here we generated a Saccharomyces cerevisiae…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wkh-rpa021518.php|Reducing peanut allergy risks in children — The Nurse Practitioner presents update :: New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1214|Regulation of inflammatory responses by dynamic subcellular localization of RNA-binding protein Arid5a [Immunology and Inflammation :: ]Adenine-thymine (AT)-rich interactive domain 5a (Arid5a) is an RNA-binding protein found in the cytoplasm and nucleus of normally growing cells. Although Arid5a is known to play an important role in immune regulation, whether and how Arid5a subcellular localization impacts immune regulation has remained unclear. In this study, we generated Arid5a…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miop-rja021418.php|Remote jets are clearer now :: The hypothesis that was put to the test in the study states that jet power depends on the magnetic flux and the rotation rate of the black hole. Scientists have come up with the model that can estimate the amount of energy lost by the black hole due to the slowing down of its rotation.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/miop-rja021418.php|Remote jets are clearer now :: The hypothesis that was put to the test in the study states that jet power depends on the magnetic flux and the rotation rate of the black hole. Scientists have come up with the model that can estimate the amount of energy lost by the black hole due to the slowing down of its rotation.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/replik-mrsa-debatten-farligt-at-bo-paa-landet-210553|Replik: MRSA-debatten: Er det farligt at bo på landet? ::
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1078|Reply to Safra et al.: Lack of theoretical rationale and selective analysis does not imply no strong evidence [Social Sciences :: ]Safra et al. (1) contend that lack of control is not the mechanism for our findings (2); instead, distrust is a better candidate because of its greater explanatory power. There are several issues with their conjecture. First, study 1 was aimed at demonstrating the main effect of economic uncertainty on…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/lu-rcf020918.php|Report calls for national parks to get smart :: National parks are called to act on recommendations to introduce 'smart' technologies and the Internet of Things to plug funding gaps from decreasing budgets, protect the landscape and keep pace with visitor expectations.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-national-smart.html|Report calls for national parks to get smart :: Real-time information from environmental monitors and sensors could soon inform rangers of the conditions of footpaths and monitor the effects of climate change. Bins could send alerts when they are full to reduce unnecessary emissions due to bin collections. Your phone could sense when you tire during a walk, notifying you of the nearest pub for a rest stop. It could even send you the menu, or ma
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ason-rcm020818.php|Research compares mouse and human kidney development :: Three new research articles compare human and mouse kidney development to identify shared and novel features.The studies provide new detailed molecular data to guide future research.The studies revealed deep conservation of certain processes, but also significant differences in gene expression during kidney development, as well as in the timing, scale, organization, and molecular profile of key ce
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-evolutionary-areas-animals-threatened-climate.html|Research identifies 'evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate change :: As winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international scientific team led by University of Montana Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue these animals in the face of rapidly changing climate.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tuom-ri_1020818.php|Research identifies 'evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate change :: As winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international scientific team led by University of Montana Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue these animals in the face of rapidly changing climate.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-insight-blocks-life.html|Research offers new insight into workings of building blocks of life :: Pioneering new research could offer a fascinating new insight into how genomic information is read.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoe-ron021218.php|Research offers new insight into workings of building blocks of life :: Pioneering new research could offer a fascinating new insight into how genomic information is read.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-team-year-satellite-sea.html|Research team detects an acceleration in the 25-year satellite sea level record :: Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady 3 mm per year, it's accelerating a little every year, like a driver merging onto a highway, according to a powerful new assessment led by CIRES Fellow Steve Nerem. He and his colleagues harnessed 25 years of satellite data to calculate that the rate is increasing by about 0.08 mm/year every year—which could mean an annual rate of sea level ri
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-uncovers-mysterious-narwhals.html|Research uncovers the mysterious lives of narwhals :: Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore. But research being presented at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting here on Monday may shed a bit of light on these enigmatic marine mammals.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/agu-rut020918.php|Research uncovers the mysterious lives of narwhals :: Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore. But research being presented at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting here on Monday may shed a bit of light on these enigmatic marine mammals.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-advance-crispr-based-diagnostic-tool-miniature.html|Researchers advance CRISPR-based diagnostic tool, develop miniature paper test :: The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power, and has developed a miniature paper test that allows results to be seen with the naked eye—without the need for expensive equipment.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/biom-rac021218.php|Researchers advance CRISPR-based diagnostic tool, develop miniature paper test :: The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power to work with a miniature paper test, similar to a pregnancy test, allowing rapid and simple detection in any setting. Additional features greatly expand both the breadth and sensitivity of the diagnostic information, including the ability to detec
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-fat.html|Researchers challenge claims that sugar industry shifted blame to fat :: In recent years, high-profile claims in the academic literature and popular press have alleged that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and emphasize instead the dangers of dietary fat. In a new article in the journal Science, historians at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York cha
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cums-rcc021218.php|Researchers challenge claims that sugar industry shifted blame to fat :: In recent years, high-profile claims in the academic literature and popular press have alleged that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and emphasize instead the dangers of dietary fat. In a new article in the journal Science, historians at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York cha
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141755.htm|Researchers challenge claims that sugar industry shifted blame to fat :: In recent years, high-profile claims in the academic literature and popular press have alleged that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and emphasize instead the dangers of dietary fat. Historians challenge those claims through a careful examination of the evidence.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dynamics-black-hole-rotational-energy.html|Researchers clarify dynamics of black hole rotational energy :: Astrophysicists at MIPT have developed a model for testing a hypothesis about supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. The new model enables scientists to predict how much rotational energy a black hole loses when it emits beams of ionized matter known as astrophysical jets. The energy loss is estimated based on measurements of a jet's magnetic field. The paper was published in the jou
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dynamics-black-hole-rotational-energy.html|Researchers clarify dynamics of black hole rotational energy :: Astrophysicists at MIPT have developed a model for testing a hypothesis about supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. The new model enables scientists to predict how much rotational energy a black hole loses when it emits beams of ionized matter known as astrophysical jets. The energy loss is estimated based on measurements of a jet's magnetic field. The paper was published in the jou
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-patterns-unpredictable-carbon-nanotubes.html|Researchers create predictable patterns from unpredictable carbon nanotubes :: Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a promising approach to manufacture CNTs in the needed scales, but it produces CNTs that are too sparse and compliant for most applications.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-patterns-unpredictable-carbon-nanotubes.html|Researchers create predictable patterns from unpredictable carbon nanotubes :: Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a promising approach to manufacture CNTs in the needed scales, but it produces CNTs that are too sparse and compliant for most applications.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-inexpensive-fabricate-microneedles.html|Researchers devise a new, inexpensive way to fabricate microneedles :: Getting an injection at the doctor's office is never a fun thing, but a new approach is on the horizon, using what are called microneedles, arrays of tiny needles that deliver medication through the skin without causing pain. But fabricating microneedles is costly, requiring cleanrooms and expensive equipment.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-inexpensive-fabricate-microneedles.html|Researchers devise a new, inexpensive way to fabricate microneedles :: Getting an injection at the doctor's office is never a fun thing, but a new approach is on the horizon, using what are called microneedles, arrays of tiny needles that deliver medication through the skin without causing pain. But fabricating microneedles is costly, requiring cleanrooms and expensive equipment.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uol-rda020918.php|Researchers discover another reason for the naked mole rats' long, cancer-free life :: A new international study has identified clues concerning the cellular processes that contribute to the naked mole rat's resistance to cancer.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/tmsh-rdb020818.php|Researchers discover brain pathway that dissociates opioid addiction from analgesia :: Study results may provide mechanism to make opioids safer and more efficient.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-efficient-sustainable-filter-salt-metal.html|Researchers discover efficient and sustainable way to filter salt and metal ions from water :: With two billion people worldwide lacking access to clean and safe drinking water, joint research by Monash University, CSIRO and the University of Texas at Austin published today in Sciences Advances may offer a breakthrough new solution.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/mu-rde020918.php|Researchers discover efficient and sustainable way to filter salt and metal ions from water :: With two billion people worldwide lacking access to clean and safe drinking water, joint research by Monash University, CSIRO and the University of Texas at Austin published today in Sciences Advances may offer a breakthrough new solution.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ingredient-earth-continental-crust.html|Researchers discover missing ingredient from Earth's continental crust :: Researchers from Curtin University have identified a missing ingredient in the composition of the continental crust, opening up a new chapter in the Earth's geological history.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ingredient-earth-continental-crust.html|Researchers discover missing ingredient from Earth's continental crust :: Researchers from Curtin University have identified a missing ingredient in the composition of the continental crust, opening up a new chapter in the Earth's geological history.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-discuss-climate-small-scale-fisheries-pacific.html|Researchers discuss climate change and small-scale fisheries in the pacific :: Nations and territories on small islands in the Pacific Ocean are likely to be some of the most drastically affected by global climate change. That's because these communities depend heavily on nearshore, small-scale catches of fish, crustaceans and other marine populations that are likely to be disrupted by changing ocean temperatures and loss of coral reefs. These fisheries are also pillars of c
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ou-rfa021418.php|Researchers find adult endothelial stem cells that can make fully functional blood vessels :: Stem cells are increasingly used to treat disorders caused by defective tissues. The repair of blood vessels by vascular endothelial stem cells (VESCs) is an attractive therapeutic option, but the existence of this type of stem cell has not been conclusively shown. Researchers identified a VESC that can regenerate blood vessels and treat a rare bleeding disorder. These VESCs have the potential to
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoca-rfe021518.php|Researchers find existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes :: A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida in Gainesville.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-gene-greatly-strawberry-production.html|Researchers find gene that may greatly increase strawberry production :: Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified and isolated a gene that is directly involved in the way strawberry plants grow, spread and produce fruit.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-gene-greatly-strawberry-production.html|Researchers find gene that may greatly increase strawberry production :: Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified and isolated a gene that is directly involved in the way strawberry plants grow, spread and produce fruit.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-unknown-bryozoa-genera-species-meters.html|Researchers find new unknown Bryozoa genera and species below 1000 meters in the Southwestern Atlantic :: A scientific team has discovered 20 new species and two genera for unknown Bryozoa below 1000 meters in the Southwestern Atlantic, according to an article published in the journal Zootaxa by first author Blanca Figuerola from the University of Barcelona and collaborators.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/researchers-find-no-strong-link-between-prenatal-ultrasounds-and-autism/|Researchers Find No Strong Link between Prenatal Ultrasounds and Autism :: New study provides more evidence early pregnancy scans are not tied to the disorder — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-fabricated-trilayer-graphene-electrical-properties.html|Researchers have fabricated two types of trilayer graphene with different electrical properties :: Researchers in Japan have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material's graphene is stacked differently and has unique electrical properties. Their work has implications for the development of novel electronic devices, such as photo sensors that convert light into electrical energy.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nruh-rhf021518.php|Researchers have found a link between earthquakes and currency jumps :: Mathematicians at the Higher School of Economics have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results have been published in an article entitled Hawkes Processes for Forecasting Currency Crashes: Evidence from Russia.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208120835.htm|Researchers help robots think and plan in the abstract :: New research shows how robots can autonomously construct abstract representations of their surroundings and use them to plan for multi-step tasks.

[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cwru-ric021218.php|Researchers inhibit cancer metastases via novel steps :: In one of the first successes of its kind, researchers have inhibited the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. In doing so, they relied on a new model of how cancer metastasizes that emphasizes epigenetics, which examines how genes are turned on and off.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-patent-quick-cocaine.html|Researchers patent quick tests for cocaine :: FIU students and their professor have patented a series of new tests that can quickly, accurately and cost-effectively confirm the presence of cocaine.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-publish-perspective-fuel-cells.html|Researchers publish perspective on fuel cells :: Fuel cells play a major role in creating a clean energy future, with a broad set of applications ranging from powering buildings to electrifying transportation. But, as with all emerging technologies, researchers have faced many barriers in developing affordable, efficient fuel cells and creating a way to cleanly produce the hydrogen that powers them.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-publish-perspective-fuel-cells.html|Researchers publish perspective on fuel cells :: Fuel cells play a major role in creating a clean energy future, with a broad set of applications ranging from powering buildings to electrifying transportation. But, as with all emerging technologies, researchers have faced many barriers in developing affordable, efficient fuel cells and creating a way to cleanly produce the hydrogen that powers them.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-quantify-nutritional-soil-fungi-serengeti.html|Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web :: The complex Serengeti ecosystem, which spans 12,000 square miles extending from northern Tanzania into southwestern Kenya, is home to millions of animals, including 70 species of large mammals. It is a hotspot for mammal diversity—including herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra and gazelles that graze on grasses and trees, as well as lions, crocodiles, leopards and hyenas that survive by preying on
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-quantify-nutritional-soil-fungi-serengeti.html|Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web :: The complex Serengeti ecosystem, which spans 12,000 square miles extending from northern Tanzania into southwestern Kenya, is home to millions of animals, including 70 species of large mammals. It is a hotspot for mammal diversity—including herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra and gazelles that graze on grasses and trees, as well as lions, crocodiles, leopards and hyenas that survive by preying on
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/dc-rra020818.php|Researchers raise a 170-million-year question over mysterious moss gene :: A surprise discovery provides insight into how cells build their external walls and raises questions about a one-of-a-kind, fused gene.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-million-year-mysterious-moss-gene.html|Researchers raise a 170-million-year question over mysterious moss gene :: Researchers have identified a fused gene in moss that provides insight into how cells build their external walls. The same discovery raises questions about the one-of-a-kind gene that features two distinct proteins that participate in two distinct functions.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-link-earthquakes-currency.html|Researchers report a link between earthquakes and currency jumps :: Mathematicians at the Higher School of Economics have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results have been published in an article titled "Hawkes Processes for Forecasting Currency Crashes: Evidence from Russia."
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208141217.htm|Researchers run first tests of unique system for welding highly irradiated metal alloys :: Scientists are conducting tests of a new system that will allow researchers to advance welding technologies for repair of irradiated materials by developing processing conditions and evaluating post-weld materials properties.
[[@http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/your-culture-affects-how-narcissistic-you-are|Researchers say we have a 'narcissism epidemic'. So what's causing it? :: Are you an important person? The answer you give may indicate to psychologists how narcissistic you are. Similarly, the culture you are born into plays an important role. Read More
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/rup-rsr020718.php|Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's disease in mouse model :: A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease, thereby improving the animals' cognitive function. The study, which will be published Feb. 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, raises hopes that drugs targeti
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/rup-rsr020718.php|Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's disease in mouse model :: A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease, thereby improving the animals' cognitive function. The study, which will be published Feb. 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, raises hopes that drugs targeti
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-allergy-relief-device-cold-plasma.html|Researchers to develop new allergy relief device using cold plasma technology :: Researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing an innovative device that uses cold plasma technology to tackle the problem of airborne allergens in the home.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/eaar6868|Response to Comment on "Selective anaerobic oxidation of methane enables direct synthesis of methanol" :: Labinger argues that stepwise reaction of methane with water to produce methanol and hydrogen will never be commercially feasible because of its substoichiometric basis with respect to the active site and the requirement of a large temperature swing. This comment is not touching any new ground, beyond describing the thermodynamic feasibility, thermal cycling, and the role of water as discussed pr
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.7|Retrotransposons acting as lightning rods ::
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/639|Revising concepts about adult stem cells ::
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-riddles-space.html|Riddles in time and space :: When archaeologist Simone Mühl returned to the site of her excavations in last summer, she could hardly believe her eyes. The whole area was under water. When she had last seen it, the low mound at the center of the site was surrounded by fields of grain. Now fishing boats were anchored around it. "It was a fascinating sight, for I had never seen the mound like that before," she says. Gird-i Shaml
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-extreme-weather-events-higher-paris.html|Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met :: The individual commitments made by parties of the United Nations Paris Agreement are not enough to fulfill the agreement's overall goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The difference between the U.N. goal and the actual country commitments is a mere 1 C, which may seem negligible. But a study from Stanford University, published Feb. 1
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-extreme-weather-events-higher-paris.html|Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met :: The individual commitments made by parties of the United Nations Paris Agreement are not enough to fulfill the agreement's overall goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The difference between the U.N. goal and the actual country commitments is a mere 1 C, which may seem negligible. But a study from Stanford University, published Feb. 1
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/su-roe020918.php|Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met :: The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won't be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/su-roe020918.php|Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met :: The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won't be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150205.htm|Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met :: The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won't be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150205.htm|Risk of extreme weather events higher if Paris Agreement goals aren't met :: The Paris Agreement has aspirational goals of limiting temperature rise that won't be met by current commitments. That difference could make the world another degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uobc-rof020818.php|Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration :: US drivers are more likely to be in a fatal traffic crash during the annual April 20 cannabis celebration. Twenty-five years' worth of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes after 4:20 pm on April 20 is higher compared to the same time intervals on control days one week earlier and one week later.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212112005.htm|Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration :: US drivers are more likely to be in a fatal traffic crash during the annual April 20 cannabis celebration. Twenty-five years' worth of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes after 4:20 pm on April 20 is higher compared to the same time intervals on control days one week earlier and one week later.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-robots-workers-world.html|Robots and workers of the world, unite! :: Robots are already changing the way we work—particularly in factories—but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new technologies are also opening up workplace opportunities for workers and are likely to create new jobs in the future.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-robots-workers-world.html|Robots and workers of the world, unite! :: Robots are already changing the way we work—particularly in factories—but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new technologies are also opening up workplace opportunities for workers and are likely to create new jobs in the future.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208131710.htm|Rocky or gassy? Massive, dense super-Earth planet detected :: A star about 100 light years away in the Pisces constellation, GJ 9827, hosts what may be one of the most massive and dense super-Earth planets detected to date, according to new research. This new information provides evidence to help astronomers better understand the process by which such planets form.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nu-rrb021518.php|Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from emotional distress :: Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new study.The finding is particularly important because prior research has not found a protective effect like this for support from parents and friends.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51785/article/Romeo-the-Frog|Romeo the Frog :: When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
[[@https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51785/article/Romeo-the-Frog|Romeo the Frog :: When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093917.htm|Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole :: High resolution observations show a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093917.htm|Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole :: High resolution observations show a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nion-rdg021418.php|Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole :: High resolution observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) imaged a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black ho
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nion-rdg021418.php|Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole :: High resolution observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) imaged a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black ho
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-rotating-gaseous-donut-supermassive-black.html|Rotating gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole :: High-resolution observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) imaged a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black ho
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-rotating-gaseous-donut-supermassive-black.html|Rotating gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole :: High-resolution observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) imaged a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, but this is the first time one has been confirmed so clearly. This is an important step in understanding the co-evolution of supermassive black ho
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1198|Rotational 3D printing of damage-tolerant composites with programmable mechanics [Engineering :: ]Natural composites exhibit exceptional mechanical performance that often arises from complex fiber arrangements within continuous matrices. Inspired by these natural systems, we developed a rotational 3D printing method that enables spatially controlled orientation of short fibers in polymer matrices solely by varying the nozzle rotation speed relative to the printing…
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-ris020918.php|Routine imaging scans may predict fracture risk in older adults :: Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study results published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209112358.htm|Routine imaging scans may predict fracture risk in older adults :: Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-routing-photons-topological-photonic.html|Routing photons with a topological photonic structure :: A team of researchers at the University of Maryland has found a new way to route photons at the micrometer scale without scattering by building a topological quantum optics interface. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their topological photonic structure, how it works, and the ways they tested it. Alberto Amo with Université de Lill in Spain offers a short histor
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/vuot-rba021218.php|Rubber blanket at an atomic level :: Two-dimensional materials such as graphene, which consist of only one or a few atomic layers, have been a very promising aspect of materials science over recent years. However, one important phenomenon could not be measured accurately up until now: the extreme internal stresses and strains that such materials may be subjected to, which often drastically alter the material's physical properties. TU
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212085423.htm|Rubber blanket at an atomic level :: Two-dimensional materials such as graphene, which consist of only one or a few atomic layers, have been a very promising aspect of materials science over recent years. They demonstrate remarkable properties that open up completely new technical possibilities, from sensor technology to solar cells.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61772-cuba-embassy-brain-mystery.html|Ruling Out 'Sonic Attack,' Docs Still Mystified by Brain Damage in US Staff in Cuba :: A new report on a group of U.S. embassy workers in Cuba experiencing unexplained concussion symptoms after hearing weird noises only deepens the mystery of the case.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093823.htm|Running helps brain stave off effects of chronic stress :: The study finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093823.htm|Running helps brain stave off effects of chronic stress :: The study finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/09/runways-rockets-and-russells-teapot|Runways, rockets and Russell's teapot |Brief letters :: Stonehenge tunnel |Ants and acid |Lost from the Guardian |Yorkshire pudding |Elon Musk Would it be possible to have a free gamble on which major public work will be completed first: the Stonehenge tunnel or Heathrow's third runway ( First proposals for Stonehenge's £1.6bn road tunnel revealed , 8 February)? David Prothero Harlington, Bedfordshire • Morwenna Ferrier ( The faddy eater , G2, 8 Fe
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/russia-is-our-adversary/552962/?utm_source=feed|'Russia Is Our Adversary' :: Instead of debating whether or not Russia attempted to influence the 2016 elections—in ways that ranged from encouraging incorrect voting methods to promoting fake rallies to sharing false election stories—Americans should be debating how to counter this activity. The 2018 midterm elections are fast approaching, and the threat remains. Before I was elected to represent southwestern Texas in the U
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/russia-is-still-exploiting-americas-divisions/553016/?utm_source=feed|Russia Is Still Exploiting America's Divisions :: Russian meddling in American democracy didn't start with Donald Trump's election to the presidency, and, new reporting makes clear, it hasn't ended with his inauguration. The New York Times and the Intercept reported Friday that a Russian intermediary attempted to sell compromising material on the president to American intelligence agencies last year. What started in an effort to recover American
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-russia-reschedules-soyuz-failure-blast.html|Russia reschedules Soyuz launch after failure to blast off :: Russian space agency Roscosmos has delayed the launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying a Progress cargo ship by two days after Sunday's planned lift-off was aborted at the last minute.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-russian-cargo-ship-docks-international.html|Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station :: An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-russian-cargo-ship-docks-international.html|Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station :: An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew.
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/russisk-supercomputer-atomvaaben-misbrugt-kryptovaluta-210552|Russisk supercomputer til atomvåben misbrugt til kryptovaluta :: En eller flere ingeniører fra Ruslands testcenter for fremstilling af atombomber er blevet anholdt for at forsøge at anvende centrets 1 petaflop kraftige computer til at profitere på Bitcoin-bølgen.
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/ruth-bader-ginsburg-opens-up-about-metoo-voting-rights-and-millenials/553409/?utm_source=feed|Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up About #MeToo, Voting Rights, and Millennials :: On Monday, The Atlantic contributing editor Jeffrey Rosen spoke at length with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Constitution Center, where Rosen is president and CEO. In a wide-ranging conversation before a live audience, Ginsburg offered a supportive critique of the #MeToo movement, confessed her affection for Millenials, discussed the Supreme Court cases she'd like to see overturned,
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/ruth-bader-ginsburg-opens-up-about-metoo-voting-rights-and-millenials/553409/?utm_source=feed|Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opens Up About #MeToo, Voting Rights, and Millennials :: On Monday, The Atlantic contributing editor Jeffrey Rosen spoke at length with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Constitution Center, where Rosen is president and CEO. In a wide-ranging conversation before a live audience, Ginsburg offered a supportive critique of the #MeToo movement, confessed her affection for Millenials, discussed the Supreme Court cases she'd like to see overturned,
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/roerbaek-vi-raaber-truslen-os-laeger-vaek/|Rørbæk: »Vi råber op til truslen mod os læger er væk« :: Læger vil blive ved med at ytre deres utilfredshed med tilsyn så længe Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed agerer som i dag, siger overlæge Kristian Rørbæk Madsen. Han tror ikke på, at de otte tiltag, der udgør ministerens tillidspakke, kommer til at flytte noget som helst.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.4|Safer without PUMA ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093655.htm|Safe-sleep recommendations for infants have not reduced sudden deaths in newborns :: An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics 'back to sleep' recommendations, did not occur in infants in the first month of life.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214093655.htm|Safe-sleep recommendations for infants have not reduced sudden deaths in newborns :: An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics 'back to sleep' recommendations, did not occur in infants in the first month of life.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/09/safety-blunders-expose-uk-lab-staff-to-potentially-lethal-diseases|Safety blunders expose lab staff to potentially lethal diseases in UK :: Exclusive: breaches investigated involve dengue virus, anthrax and other deadly pathogens Safety breaches at UK labs that handle harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi have spread infections to staff and exposed others to potentially lethal diseases, the Guardian has learned. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has investigated a series of mistakes over the past two years that led to scientists fa
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/si-srd020818.php|Salk researchers discover how liver responds so quickly to food :: Salk researchers have uncovered how the liver can have a speedy response to food; liver cells store up pre-RNA molecules involved in glucose and fat metabolism.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212084456.htm|Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater :: Researchers have determined that coho salmon that survive polluted stormwater are still at risk. Experiments on both larval zebrafish, a model for salmon, and actual coho salmon showed that toxic runoff can damage hair-like sensors the fish use to find food, sense predators, and find their way in the current.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-salmon-whammy-toxic-stormwater.html|Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater :: Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/wsu-wrf020818.php|Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater :: WSU researchers have determined that coho salmon that survive polluted stormwater are still at risk. Experiments on both larval zebrafish, a model for salmon, and actual coho salmon showed that toxic runoff can damage hair-like sensors the fish use to find food, sense predators, and find their way in the current.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/754.1|Salton Sea: Ecosystem in transition ::
[[@https://www.npr.org/2018/02/09/584331759/sara-seager-how-close-are-we-to-finding-life-on-another-planet|Sara Seager: How Close Are We To Finding Life On Another Planet? :: In our galaxy alone, there are hundreds of billions of planets. And Sara Seager is looking for the perfect one, a "Goldilocks" planet— neither too hot nor too cold— that could support life. (Image credit: Bret Hartman/TED)
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-satellites-health-beauty-coral-reefs.html|Satellites helping to preserve the health and beauty of coral reefs :: Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Known as the "rainforests of the sea," they are home to more than a quarter of all marine species. Yet the beauty and vitality of the coral reef environments are threatened—and the reasons are numerous. Rising water temperatures due to climate change, land-based pollution, and indiscriminate fishing practices are the primary threats to
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-satellites-health-beauty-coral-reefs.html|Satellites helping to preserve the health and beauty of coral reefs :: Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Known as the "rainforests of the sea," they are home to more than a quarter of all marine species. Yet the beauty and vitality of the coral reef environments are threatened—and the reasons are numerous. Rising water temperatures due to climate change, land-based pollution, and indiscriminate fishing practices are the primary threats to
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/649.1|Scalable h-BN sheets ::
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212121041.htm|Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics :: A pair of papers published online in two nanotechnology journals this month provide the basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ps-stm021418.php|Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics :: Since the discovery of the remarkable properties of graphene, scientists have increasingly focused research on the many other two-dimensional materials possible, both those found in nature and those concocted in the lab. However, growing high-quality, crystalline 2-D materials at scale has proven a significant challenge.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ps-stm021418.php|Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics :: Since the discovery of the remarkable properties of graphene, scientists have increasingly focused research on the many other two-dimensional materials possible, both those found in nature and those concocted in the lab. However, growing high-quality, crystalline 2-D materials at scale has proven a significant challenge.
[[@https://www.quantamagazine.org/scant-evidence-of-power-laws-found-in-real-world-networks-20180215/|Scant Evidence of Power Laws Found in Real-World Networks :: A paper posted online last month has reignited a debate about one of the oldest, most startling claims in the modern era of network science: the proposition that most complex networks in the real world — from the World Wide Web to interacting proteins in a cell — are "scale-free." Roughly speaking, that means that a few of their nodes should have many more connections than others, following a mat
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/723|Science gets modest reprieve in Trump budget ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cshl-ssc021218.php|Science self-corrects: Cancer gene does not pass reproducibility test :: About 10 years ago, several labs discovered that a gene called MELK is overexpressed, or turned on to a high degree, in many cancer cell types. This evidence has prompted multiple ongoing clinical trials to test whether drugs that inhibit MELK can treat cancer in patients. Now, CSHL researchers report that MELK is not actually involved in cancer. It's a story about how science self-corrects.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181740.htm|Scientist studies effects of wildfire management on bird populations :: On the tail of California's most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists are showing that in chaparral, California's iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and that fire-risk reduction is only temporary.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181740.htm|Scientist studies effects of wildfire management on bird populations :: On the tail of California's most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists are showing that in chaparral, California's iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and that fire-risk reduction is only temporary.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uom-scf020918.php|Scientists create functioning kidney tissue :: Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.The study led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester, signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209112402.htm|Scientists create functioning kidney tissue :: Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science. The study signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-biocompatible-anti-burn-nanofibers-bandages.html|Scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers that act as 'living bandages' :: A group of NUST MISIS's young scientists has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial composition and plasma components of human blood. Biodegradable bandages made from these fibers will accelerate the growth of tissue cells twice as quickly, contributing to the normal regeneration of damaged tissues, as well as preve
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-harvesting-robots-revolutionise-farming.html|Scientists develop harvesting robots that could revolutionise farming practices :: Scientists at the University of Plymouth are developing ground-breaking technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-harvesting-robots-revolutionise-farming.html|Scientists develop harvesting robots that could revolutionise farming practices :: Scientists at the University of Plymouth are developing ground-breaking technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-electron-dynamics-northern.html|Scientists directly observe electron dynamics of the Northern Lights :: The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere, commonly known as the Northern Lights, has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now. The results have been published in Nature.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-electron-dynamics-northern.html|Scientists directly observe electron dynamics of the Northern Lights :: The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere, commonly known as the Northern Lights, has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now. The results have been published in Nature.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105756.htm|Scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets :: Based on data from NASA's K2 mission an international team of scientists have just confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets, planets located outside our solar system. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/kl-sdn021418.php|Scientists discover new link between bone cells and blood sugar level :: Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Leuven scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteop
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/kl-sdn021418.php|Scientists discover new link between bone cells and blood sugar level :: Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Leuven scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteop
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-secrets-cuttlefish-d-invisibility.html|Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak' :: An international team of scientists has identified the neural circuits that enable cuttlefish to change their appearance in just the blink to eye – and discovered that this is similar to the neural circuit that controls iridescence in squids.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoc-sdt021318.php|Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak' :: An international team of scientists has identified the neural circuits that enable cuttlefish to change their appearance in just the blink to eye — and discovered that this is similar to the neural circuit that controls iridescence in squids.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-piece-copper-puzzle.html|Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle :: Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-piece-copper-puzzle.html|Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle :: Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/asfb-sfi021418.php|Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle :: Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/asfb-sfi021418.php|Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle :: Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181949.htm|Scientists find key proteins control risk of osteoarthritis during aging :: Scientists explain why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we age and offers a potential avenue for developing new therapies to maintain healthy joints.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214181949.htm|Scientists find key proteins control risk of osteoarthritis during aging :: Scientists explain why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we age and offers a potential avenue for developing new therapies to maintain healthy joints.
[[@http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-43077353/scientists-have-developed-a-lung-probe-that-finds-infections|Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections :: The probe provides access deep inside a patient's lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213132944.htm|Scientists identify immune cascade that fuels complications, tissue damage in chlamydia infections :: Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Separate immune mechanisms drive bacterial clearance versus immune-mediated tissue damage and subsequent disease. Therapies are needed to avert irreversible reproductive organ damage that can arise as a result of silent infect
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213132944.htm|Scientists identify immune cascade that fuels complications, tissue damage in chlamydia infections :: Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Separate immune mechanisms drive bacterial clearance versus immune-mediated tissue damage and subsequent disease. Therapies are needed to avert irreversible reproductive organ damage that can arise as a result of silent infect
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-dna-gene-therapy.html|Scientists improve DNA transfer in gene therapy :: Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis and many other fatal human diseases are hereditary. Many cancers and cardiovascular diseases are also caused by genetic defects. Gene therapy is a promising possibility for the treatment of these diseases. With the help of genetically modified viruses, DNA is introduced into cells in order to repair or replace defective genes. Via this met
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-nanowires.html|Scientists observe nanowires as they grow :: At DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have followed the growth of tiny wires of gallium arsenide live. Their observations reveal exact details of the growth process responsible for the evolving shape and crystal structure of the crystalline nanowires. The findings also provide new approaches to tailoring nanowires with desired properties for specific applications. The scientists, headed by
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/money-cant-buy-you-love-well-perhaps-happiness-up-to-a-certain-point|Scientists reveal how much money it takes to be truly happy :: Money can't buy you love? Well, it does buy happiness… up to a certain salary cap Read More
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/money-cant-buy-you-love-well-perhaps-happiness-up-to-a-certain-point|Scientists reveal how much money it takes to be truly happy :: Money can't buy you love? Well, it does buy happiness… up to a certain salary cap Read More
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61728-hidden-world-beneath-antarctic-ice.html|Scientists Rush to Explore Underwater World Hidden Below Ice for 120,000 Years :: Who knows what "alien" creatures they'll find around Antarctica.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-effects-wildfire-bird-populations.html|Scientists study effects of wildfire management on bird populations :: On the tail of California's most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists from the University of Arizona and the University of California, Berkeley, are showing that in chaparral, California's iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and t
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-effects-wildfire-bird-populations.html|Scientists study effects of wildfire management on bird populations :: On the tail of California's most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists from the University of Arizona and the University of California, Berkeley, are showing that in chaparral, California's iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and t
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208144952.htm|Scientists take big step toward stopping cancer metastasis :: New research may give scientists a chance to target tumors before they metastasize. The study shows that a protein called LTBP3 fuels a chain reaction that leads some early developing tumors to grow new blood vessels. These vessels then act like highways to spread cancer cells throughout the body, seeding metastatic tumors very early on.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-material-neurocomputers.html|Scientists test new material for neurocomputers :: Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), working in cooperation with researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences, have proposed new materials in which the bipolar effect of resistive switchings (BERS) can be realized. Significantly, these materials could serve as the basis for developing a computer based on memristors that can stor
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-unearth-secrets-sir-alexander.html|Scientists unearth secrets of Sir Alexander Fleming's medical breakthroughs :: A century after Sir Alexander Fleming made two of the most important medical breakthroughs, scientists have unlocked the secret of how his discoveries may contribute to recurrent patient infections.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nu-sus021518.php|Scientists unearth secrets of Sir Alexander Fleming's medical breakthroughs :: A century after Sir Alexander Fleming made two of the most important medical breakthroughs, scientists have unlocked the secret of how his discoveries may contribute to recurrent patient infections.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-egg-whites-energy-production.html|Scientists use egg whites for clean energy production :: Researchers from the Osaka City University in Japan have developed a way to use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel. They published their results on February 2nd in Applied Catalysis B.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-egg-whites-energy-production.html|Scientists use egg whites for clean energy production :: Researchers from the Osaka City University in Japan have developed a way to use egg whites as a substrate to produce a carbon-free fuel. They published their results on February 2nd in Applied Catalysis B.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212150739.htm|Sea level rise accelerating: acceleration in 25-year satellite sea level record :: Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady rate per year, but rather accelerating a little every year like a driver merging onto a highway.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoca-slr020718.php|Sea level rise accelerating :: Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady rate per year, but rather accelerating a little every year like a driver merging onto a highway.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61756-sea-slime-mega-tsunamis.html|Sea Slime Can Trigger 65-Foot Mega-Tsunamis :: The corpses of these tiny creatures ooze out a slimy layer that may explain catastrophic undersea landslides and tsunamis.
[[@https://www.livescience.com/61756-sea-slime-mega-tsunamis.html|Sea Slime Can Trigger 65-Foot Mega-Tsunamis :: The corpses of these tiny creatures ooze out a slimy layer that may explain catastrophic undersea landslides and tsunamis.
[[@https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/seabird-feathers-reveal-less-resilient-ocean/|Seabird Feathers Reveal Less Resilient Ocean :: By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-secrets-little-known-cancer-ally-revealed.html|Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed :: Human cancers often have a little recognized ally— the increased size and number of a cell's organelles called the nucleolus. The nucleolus is where ribosomes, the cellular protein factories, are made. Ribosomes can also be hijacked by cancer to produce proteins that fuel its growth.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-secrets-little-known-cancer-ally-revealed.html|Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed :: Human cancers often have a little recognized ally— the increased size and number of a cell's organelles called the nucleolus. The nucleolus is where ribosomes, the cellular protein factories, are made. Ribosomes can also be hijacked by cancer to produce proteins that fuel its growth.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/648.14|Seeding a laser amplifier ::
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uu-sit021518.php|Self-sampling identifies twice as many women at risk of cervical cancer :: Using self-sampling followed by HPV testing, more than twice as many women at risk of developing cervical cancer could be identified and offered preventive treatment. This is shown by researchers at Uppsala University in the first randomised study in the world comparing two ways of identifying cervical cancer, published today in the British Journal of Cancer.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/dbnl-sbl021118.php|Several Berkeley Lab scientists to present talks at 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting :: Several scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will present talks at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held Feb. 15 – 19 in Austin, Texas. Topics include a new model for science innovation, new ways to search for dark matter, and developments in advanced bioenergy.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/shadow-of-the-colossus-remastered-review/|'Shadow of the Colossus' Review: A Game of Rituals, Being Re-Enacted Beautifully :: The 2005 game has returned for a new generation, relating a story that is itself about retelling.
[[@https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161393-shampoo-is-causing-air-pollution-but-lets-not-lose-our-heads/|Shampoo is causing air pollution, but let's not lose our heads :: In Western cities, household products like deodorants and paints are a bigger source of air pollution than vehicle exhausts – so here's what we need to do
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1090|Shape-directed dynamics of active colloids powered by induced-charge electrophoresis [Physics :: ]The symmetry and shape of colloidal particles can direct complex particle motions through fluid environments powered by simple energy inputs. The ability to rationally design or "program" the dynamics of such active colloids is an important step toward the realization of colloidal machines, in which components assemble spontaneously in space…
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/13/share-your-questions-for-scientists-aboard-an-antarctic-expedition|Share your questions for scientists aboard an Antarctic expedition :: The Guardian is aboard a Greenpeace ship in the Antarctic. We want to know what questions you'd like to ask experts on the expedition Antarctic exploration brings challenges, but also surprises that can often seem out of this world – according to those lucky enough to experience the adventure. We'd like you to share your thoughts, and questions, as Guardian journalists report direct from the regi
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/13/share-your-questions-for-scientists-aboard-an-antarctic-expedition|Share your questions for scientists aboard an Antarctic expedition :: The Guardian is aboard a Greenpeace ship in the Antarctic. We want to know what questions you'd like to ask experts on the expedition Antarctic exploration brings challenges, but also surprises that can often seem out of this world – according to those lucky enough to experience the adventure. We'd like you to share your thoughts, and questions, as Guardian journalists report direct from the regi
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/693|Shared molecular neuropathology across major psychiatric disorders parallels polygenic overlap :: The predisposition to neuropsychiatric disease involves a complex, polygenic, and pleiotropic genetic architecture. However, little is known about how genetic variants impart brain dysfunction or pathology. We used transcriptomic profiling as a quantitative readout of molecular brain-based phenotypes across five major psychiatric disorders—autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-shellfish-reefs-australia-untold-environmental.html|Shellfish reefs: Australia's untold environmental disaster :: Virtually all of Australia's shellfish reefs have disappeared, making them the country's most threatened ocean ecosystem, scientists said Thursday, calling for more investment to rescue the important marine habitats.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-shellfish-reefs-australia-untold-environmental.html|Shellfish reefs: Australia's untold environmental disaster :: Virtually all of Australia's shellfish reefs have disappeared, making them the country's most threatened ocean ecosystem, scientists said Thursday, calling for more investment to rescue the important marine habitats.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aha-skm020918.php|Short kids may have higher future stroke risk :: Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to Danish research published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/aha-skm020918.php|Short kids may have higher future stroke risk :: Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to Danish research published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215105804.htm|Short kids may have higher future stroke risk :: Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to new research.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212123325.htm|Shorter fitness test still accurately predicts risk of mortality :: Researchers have determined a short, five minute treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality. This risk is determined independent of other traditional risk factors including age, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol, and family history.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213223406.htm|Shorter time between first medical contact to PCI in heart patients linked to saving lives :: Heart experts are calling for immediate action following new research in the European Heart Journal that shows every minute counts for patients who suffer the most severe type of heart attack. The study shows numbers of deaths rise steadily and rapidly the longer the time between patients' first contact with a medical professional and when they are treated in hospital with percutaneous coronary in
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180213223406.htm|Shorter time between first medical contact to PCI in heart patients linked to saving lives :: Heart experts are calling for immediate action following new research in the European Heart Journal that shows every minute counts for patients who suffer the most severe type of heart attack. The study shows numbers of deaths rise steadily and rapidly the longer the time between patients' first contact with a medical professional and when they are treated in hospital with percutaneous coronary in
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uow-sbm021218.php|Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorders three times more likely :: People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212085427.htm|Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorders three times more likely :: People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research. The researchers found that the more frequently children are involved in sibling bullying — either as bully, victim, or both — the more likely they are to develop a psychotic disorder.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-silent-crickets-motions.html|Silent singing crickets still going through the motions :: A team of researchers with the University of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge, both in the U.K., has found that singing crickets in Hawaii have evolved to silence their singing apparatus but continue to sing inaudibly. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of field crickets living on the island of Kauai and suggest some possibilities for
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-silent-crickets-motions.html|Silent singing crickets still going through the motions :: A team of researchers with the University of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge, both in the U.K., has found that singing crickets in Hawaii have evolved to silence their singing apparatus but continue to sing inaudibly. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of field crickets living on the island of Kauai and suggest some possibilities for
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-silicon-qubits-quantum-capability.html|Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability :: A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information—known as qubits—that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The feat is a step toward making quantum computing devices from silicon, the same material used in today's smartphones and computers.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-silicon-qubits-quantum-capability.html|Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability :: A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information—known as qubits—that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The feat is a step toward making quantum computing devices from silicon, the same material used in today's smartphones and computers.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-simple-fishery-cope-ecological-complexity.html|Simple rules can help fishery managers cope with ecological complexity :: To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish—like food sources, predators and habitat—should be considered as part of a holistic management plan.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180344.htm|Simple rules can help fishery managers cope with ecological complexity :: A team of ecologists and economists are the first to test whether real-life ecological interactions produce economic benefits for the fishing industry.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/w-stm020918.php|Simple tests may predict older patients' risk of falling while hospitalized :: Simple Tests May Predict Older Patients' Risk of Falling While Hospitalized A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls occurred in 189 patients, including 161 injurious falls, of which 24 were serious.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-simulations-reveal-atomic-disorder-self-healing.html|Simulations reveal that atomic disorder from radiation can launch a cycle of self-healing in ceramic oxides :: Scientists discovered a self-healing cycle for defects in ceramics predicted by advanced atomic-level simulations. Irradiation creates defects and causes the ordered atomic structure to become disordered. Simulations showed that creation of a threshold amount of disorder caused the displaced atoms to move faster. This sped up annihilation of the defects and healed the structure.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-simulations-reveal-atomic-disorder-self-healing.html|Simulations reveal that atomic disorder from radiation can launch a cycle of self-healing in ceramic oxides :: Scientists discovered a self-healing cycle for defects in ceramics predicted by advanced atomic-level simulations. Irradiation creates defects and causes the ordered atomic structure to become disordered. Simulations showed that creation of a threshold amount of disorder caused the displaced atoms to move faster. This sped up annihilation of the defects and healed the structure.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/11/since-cheddar-man-were-all-immigrants|Since Cheddar Man we're all immigrants |Brief letters :: British DNA |The contraceptive pill |Deinocrates |G2 staples |London fatberg The most interesting line in your article on Cheddar Man (7 February) is that only 10% of the white British population can trace their ancestry back to this ancient migrant group, who could well be termed indigenous. Finally, proof that almost everyone on these islands is an immigrant and that it's time to stop all th
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2018/feb/12/single-atoms-soap-bubbles-and-soil-scientists-capture-their-research-epsrc-in-pictures|Single atoms, soap bubbles and soil: scientists capture their research – in pictures :: The winning entries from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) photo competition 2018, which allows researchers and doctoral students to share another side of their work Continue reading…
[[@http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/singles-in-south-korea-celebrate-their-own-kind-of-valentines-day-and-its-inspiring|Singles in South Korea celebrate their own kind of Valentine's Day and it's inspiring :: Understanding how some East Asians celebrate Valentine's Day can tell us a lot about Western culture and what the East and West have in common. Read More
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-pacific-nation-bigger.html|'Sinking' Pacific nation is getting bigger: study :: The Pacific nation of Tuvalu—long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels—is actually growing in size, new research shows.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/animal-sex-is-bad|Six animals having worse sex than you this Valentine's Day :: Animals Sex is terrible for almost all female animals. Sexual pleasure and passion aren't priorities when a hermaphroditic snail impales its mate with a love dart. Their goals are to make babies and die.
[[@https://www.popsci.com/animal-sex-is-bad|Six animals having worse sex than you this Valentine's Day :: Animals Sex is terrible for almost all female animals. Sexual pleasure and passion aren't priorities when a hermaphroditic snail impales its mate with a love dart. Their goals are to make babies and die.
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/skiing-robots-get-their-own-winter-olympics-on-south-korean-mountain|Skiing robots get their own Winter Olympics on South Korean mountain :: Miles away from the site of the site of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, eight teams raced skiing robots down a mountain for a chance to win $10,000. Read More
[[@http://nyheder.ku.dk/alle_nyheder/2018/02/skizofreni-autisme-og-depression-deler-genetisk-aktivitet/|Skizofreni, autisme og depression deler genetisk aktivitet :: Mange sygdomme bliver mere eller mindre genetisk båret videre fra generation til generation. Men…
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209114224.htm|Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills :: Lay people tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all. It is possible that insomnia itself causes many of the conditions that it is seen as a symptom of. Using previous research that shows that insomnia causes a decrease in blood flow in the front dorsal lobe of the brain, which correlates wi
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/b-ses020818.php|Slow eating speed may be linked to weight loss :: Slowing down the speed at which you eat, along with cutting out after dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to sleep may all help to shed the pounds, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-small-asteroid-safely-earth-friday.html|Small asteroid to shave safely by Earth Friday :: An asteroid bigger than a city bus is on track to zoom by Earth Friday at a safe but close distance, less than one-fifth as far away as the Moon, NASA said.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/du-sgm020818.php|Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury contamination :: A Duke-led study has found high levels of mercury and methylmercury in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in Senegal. Nearly every sample collected from four mining villages contained mercury levels at least ten times higher than World Health Organization and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-small-gold-senegal-high-mercury.html|Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury contamination :: A Duke University-led study has found dangerously high levels of mercury and its more toxic chemical cousin, methylmercury, in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in the West African nation of Senegal.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180209100653.htm|Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury contamination :: A new study has found high levels of mercury and methylmercury in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in Senegal. Nearly every sample collected from four mining villages contained mercury levels at least ten times higher than World Health Organization and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-small-lakes-temporary-ponds-co2.html|Small lakes and temporary ponds release CO2 even when dry :: Temporary lakes and ponds emit CO₂ even when they are dry, and dry areas emit a larger amount of carbon into the atmosphere. This phenomenon, described now for the first time, could have an impact on the global carbon cycle that controls Earth's climate, according to a study led by Biel Obrador from the University of Barcelona and Núria Catalán from the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA).
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-small-lakes-temporary-ponds-co2.html|Small lakes and temporary ponds release CO2 even when dry :: Temporary lakes and ponds emit CO₂ even when they are dry, and dry areas emit a larger amount of carbon into the atmosphere. This phenomenon, described now for the first time, could have an impact on the global carbon cycle that controls Earth's climate, according to a study led by Biel Obrador from the University of Barcelona and Núria Catalán from the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA).
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100305.htm|Small lakes and temporary ponds release CO2 into the atmosphere even when they are dry :: Temporary lakes and ponds emit CO2 all year –- even when they are dry — and dry areas actually emit a larger amount of carbon into the atmosphere. This phenomenon, described now for the first time, could have an impact on the global carbon cycle that controls Earth's climate, according to a new study.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214100305.htm|Small lakes and temporary ponds release CO2 into the atmosphere even when they are dry :: Temporary lakes and ponds emit CO2 all year –- even when they are dry — and dry areas actually emit a larger amount of carbon into the atmosphere. This phenomenon, described now for the first time, could have an impact on the global carbon cycle that controls Earth's climate, according to a new study.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-smart-comfortable-textiles-high-tech.html|Smart and comfortable new textiles for high-tech clothing :: Uncomfortable, rigid, with low air permeability: textile materials capable of conducting electricity can be awkward for day-to-day use. However, researchers at the University of Bayreuth, Donghua University in Shanghai, and Nanjing Forestry University have now developed new nonwoven materials that are electrically conductive as well as flexible and breathable. This paves the way for comfortable hi
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-smart-comfortable-textiles-high-tech.html|Smart and comfortable new textiles for high-tech clothing :: Uncomfortable, rigid, with low air permeability: textile materials capable of conducting electricity can be awkward for day-to-day use. However, researchers at the University of Bayreuth, Donghua University in Shanghai, and Nanjing Forestry University have now developed new nonwoven materials that are electrically conductive as well as flexible and breathable. This paves the way for comfortable hi
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uotm-sbv021218.php|Smart bomb virus shows promise as brain tumor immunotherapy :: A common cold virus engineered to attack the most common and deadly of brain tumors allowed 20 percent of patients with recurrent glioblastoma to live for three years or longer, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report on a phase I clinical trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212160856.htm|Smart bomb virus shows promise as brain tumor immunotherapy :: A common cold virus engineered to attack the most common and deadly of brain tumors allowed 20 percent of patients with recurrent glioblastoma to live for three years or longer, researchers report after a phase I clinical trial.
[[@https://www.quantamagazine.org/smart-swarms-of-robots-seek-better-algorithms-20180214/|Smart Swarms Seek New Ways to Cooperate :: In a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, physicists run experiments with robots that look as though they came from the dollar store. The robots can't move through space. They can't communicate. Mostly they flap their little arms, like beetles stuck on their backs. But put a lot of these objects together and you get something from nothing: They hit each other, nudge each other and tangle w
[[@https://www.quantamagazine.org/smart-swarms-of-robots-seek-better-algorithms-20180214/|Smart Swarms Seek New Ways to Cooperate :: In a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, physicists run experiments with robots that look as though they came from the dollar store. The robots can't move through space. They can't communicate. Mostly they flap their little arms, like beetles stuck on their backs. But put a lot of these objects together and you get something from nothing: They hit each other, nudge each other and tangle w
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208120828.htm|'Smart thermometer' improves flu forecasting :: A new approach shows that de-identified data from a 'smart thermometer' connected to a mobile phone app can track flu activity in real time at both population and individual levels and the data can be used to significantly improve flu forecasting.
[[@https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/12/584389201/smartphone-detox-how-to-power-down-in-a-wired-world|Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World :: In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back? (Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR)
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/sma-kraftvarmevaerker-haber-pa-velvilje-nyt-energiforlig-210444|Små kraftvarmeværker håber på velvilje i nyt energiforlig :: Et tidsbegrænset elproduktionstilskud til decentrale, naturgasfyrede kraftvarmeværker forsvinder i år. Det betyder prisstigninger på mange fjernvarmeværker, der har råbt på handling fra politikerne i flere år.
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208144948.htm|Snacking snakes act as 'ecosystem engineers' in seed dispersal :: Despite the bad rap snakes often get, they are more central to ecology than most people realize. New research reveals that snakes might even play a key role in dispersing plant seeds.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-snapchat-redesign-backlash-users.html|Snapchat redesign sparks backlash among some users :: Snapchat's latest app redesign, aimed at broadening the appeal of the youth-oriented social network, sparked a backlash from many users complaining about the abrupt overhaul of their preferred service.
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/snapchat-snap-map-web/|Snapchat's Snap Map Will Now Be Available On the Web :: By bringing the Snap Map out of the app and onto the web, Snap hopes to bring Snapchat to the masses like never before.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/756.3|SNF'ing out antitumor immunity ::
[[@https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/so-you-think-someone-might-be-mentally-ill/553487/?utm_source=feed|So You Think Someone Might Be Mentally Ill :: In the years before 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people in a Florida high school on Wednesday, his behavior was strange, but not necessarily criminal. And not necessarily suggestive of a specific mental illness, either. He seemed fixated on guns and on killing animals , and his mother would sometimes call the police on him in an effort to manage his behavior. Some news reports hav
[[@https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610152/social-networks-are-broken-this-man-wants-to-fix-them/|Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them. :: Ethan Zuckerman on fighting social media's echo chamber.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-socioecological-network-space-cattle-fish.html|Socioecological network finds space for cattle, fish, and people in the big mountain west :: Tension between the needs of cattle and fish is a source decades of controversy in northeast Oregon's Blue Mountains. Endangered bull trout, steelhead trout, Chinook salmon, and sockeye salmon require cold, clear water in mountain streams to thrive and reproduce. Cattle need these same streams for water, heat relief, and valuable streamside browse. But grazing cattle can muddy the water and trampl
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180208180341.htm|Socioecological network finds space for cattle, fish, and people in the big mountain west :: The social and ecological systems of mountains and their river basins are best approached holistically when dealing with complex problems in natural resources management, say ecologists working with the Mountain Social Ecological Observatory Network (MntSEON).
[[@https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/kroppen/sodavand-med-soedemiddel-oeger-ikke-fedtniveauet-i-kroppen|Sodavand med sødemiddel øger ikke fedtniveauet i kroppen :: Ny forskning peger på, at det er sundere at vælge sodavand med sødemiddel end med sukker.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/eofr-sci020818.php|Soft chemotherapy is very effective in older patients when added to targeted treatment in an aggressive breast cancer subtype :: A trial published todayin The Lancet Oncology, shows that, in older patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer (an aggressive breast cancer subtype where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body), a combination of a 'soft' chemotherapy with antiHER2 therapy is highly active and has low toxicity, important in a frail population.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-soft-tissue-fossil-clues-ancient.html|Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets :: Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. However, these exceptional deposits are extremely rare. The fossil record is heavily biased towards the preservation of harder parts of organisms, such as shells, teeth and bones, as soft parts such as internal organs, eyes, or even completely s
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoo-stf021518.php|Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets :: Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. However, these exceptional deposits are extremely rare. New Oxford University research suggests that the mineralogy of the surrounding earth is key to conserving soft parts of organisms, and finding more exceptional fossils. Part-funded by NASA,
[[@https://ing.dk/artikel/solcelleforening-raser-vi-troede-vi-havde-aftale-210557|Solcelleforening raser: »Vi troede, vi havde en aftale« :: Brancheforening beskylder regeringen og Dansk Folkeparti for løftebrud, når de uden videre bruger en del af puljen til sol og vind-udbud til støtte af flere test-vindmøller.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/1310|Solution structure of sperm lysin yields novel insights into molecular dynamics of rapid protein evolution [Evolution :: ]Protein evolution is driven by the sum of different physiochemical and genetic processes that usually results in strong purifying selection to maintain biochemical functions. However, proteins that are part of systems under arms race dynamics often evolve at unparalleled rates that can produce atypical biochemical properties. In the marine mollusk…
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-dark-energy-mystery-assignment-year-old.html|Solving the dark energy mystery: A new assignment for a 45-year-old telescope :: Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took in the night sky for the first time and recorded its observations in glass photographic plates.
[[@https://phys.org/news/2018-02-black-latino-christians-religion.html|Some black and Latino Christians rely on religion for healing :: Christians who are comparatively well-represented in the medical field, like Korean-Americans, understand the relationship between faith and health differently than those who are not, like African-Americans and Latinos. Eighty percent of black and Latino Americans interviewed in a recent Rice University study said they believe in the potential healing power of religious faith, while nearly two-thi
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/ru-sba021218.php|Some black and Latino Christians rely on religion for healing :: Christians who are comparatively well-represented in the medical field, like Korean-Americans, understand the relationship between faith and health differently than those who are not, like African-Americans and Latinos.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/kp-srg020818.php|Some racial/ethnic groups have greater chance of developing high blood pressure :: People who are African-American, American Indian/native Alaskan, Asian, or native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders have a significantly greater chance of developing hypertension than people who are white or Hispanic who are in the same weight category or live in neighborhoods with similar education levels.
[[@https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/09/space-exploration-should-be-an-initiative-of-nations-not-just-some-rich-guy|Space exploration should be an initiative of nations, not just some rich guy |Van Badham :: There are times I really hope that intelligent life from outer space is NOT observing us Maybe it's because Robert Lepage is touring The Far Side of the Moon to the Adelaide Festival. Or that a new Star Trek is on TV. Or maybe it's because I feel like the only person alive who really – really – liked Luc Besson's Valerian, but space, fantasies of the final frontier, and the real voyages that huma
[[@https://www.wired.com/story/space-photos-of-the-week-new-horizons-breaks-a-record-for-long-distance-photography/|Space Photos of the Week: New Horizons Breaks a Record for Long-Distance Photography :: The spacecraft was 3.79 billion miles from Earth when it snapped this photo of a Kuiper Belt object.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/cumc-sul020818.php|Special UV light safely kills airborne flu virus, finds study :: Overhead far-UVC light, a type of ultraviolet light that is harmless to humans, effectively killed airborne flu virus, found researchers at Columbia University. The lighting may offer a new weapon against the spread of flu virus in public spaces.
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/specialet-akutmedicin-realitet/|Specialet i akutmedicin er en realitet :: Målbeskrivelsen for det akutmedicinske speciale er færdig, meddeler Sundhedsministeriet. De første uddannelsesforløb forventes at blive opslået med start til efteråret.
[[@http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/791|Species turnover promotes the importance of bee diversity for crop pollination at regional scales :: Ecologists have shown through hundreds of experiments that ecological communities with more species produce higher levels of essential ecosystem functions such as biomass production, nutrient cycling, and pollination, but whether this finding holds in nature (that is, in large-scale and unmanipulated systems) is controversial. This knowledge gap is troubling because ecosystem services have been w
[[@https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180215141750.htm|Specific set of nerve cells controls epileptic seizures' spread through brain :: Experimental activation of a small set of nerve cells in the brain prevents convulsive seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy among human adults.
[[@https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sm-sso021218.php|Specific set of nerve cells controls seizures' spread through brain, Stanford study finds :: Experimental activation of a small set of nerve cells in the brain prevents convulsive seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy among human adults, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
[[@https://www.dr.dk/interaktiv/webfeature/gidetliv|SPIL Kan du gøre Gitte gravid? :: Kan du styre sædcellen forbi forhindringerne mod ægget og gøre Gitte Liv gravid?
[[@https://dagensmedicin.dk/spinraza-viser-effekt-bredere-gruppe-boern/|Spinraza viser effekt til en bredere gruppe af børn :: Nye data peger på, at Spinraza har bredere anvendelse end hidtil antaget.
[[@http://www.pnas.org/content/115/6/E1269|Sporadic on/off switching of HTLV-1 Tax expression is crucial to maintain the whole population of virus-induced leukemic cells [Microbiology :: ]Viruses causing chronic infection artfully manipulate infected cells to enable viral persistence in vivo under the pressure of immunity. Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) establishes persistent infection mainly in CD4+ T cells in vivo and induces leukemia in this subset. HTLV-1–encoded Tax is a critical transactivator of viral…
[[@http://bigthink.com/news/spotify-study-reveals-our-musical-tastes-peak-as-teens|Spotify study reveals our musical tastes peak as teens :: New data shows the way in which we decide what kinds of music we'll like for the rest of our lives by the time we're 14. Read More
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