Spirals of science Science Magazine
The timing was perfect. A few weeks after the experimental protocol that had served me for years inexplicably stopped working, my grad school adviser ...
Tragedy revisited Science Magazine
“Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.” So argued ecologist Garrett Hardin in “The Tragedy of the Commons” in the 13 December 1968 issue of Science (1).
The future of science is in your hands: An interview with Michael Nielsen Boing Boing
Michael Nielsen was a Fulbright Scholar who got his Ph.D. in Physics at 24. He was already tenured when he decided just three years later to shift his attention ...
Wake-up call from Hong Kong Science Magazine
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last month, was rocked by the revelation from a researcher from Shenzhen that ...
Revealing the brain's molecular architecture Science Magazine
The brain, our most complex organ, is at the root of both the cognitive and behavioral repertoires that make us unique as a species and underlies susceptibility to ...
Oh my: a psychological approach to awe – Science Weekly podcast The Guardian
Nicola Davis asks what's behind one of humanity's most powerful and possibly evolutionarily important emotions.
EPA to pursue final 'science transparency' rule in 2019 | TheHill The Hill
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to pursue next year a final version of its much-criticized rule that would restrict the scientific studies it can use ...
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis Science Daily
Scientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a ...
Ancient bird fossils have 'the weirdest feathers I have ever seen' Science Magazine
One hundred million years ago, the sky was filled with birds unlike those seen today, many with long, streamerlike tail feathers. Now, paleontologists have found ...
Top stories: Ebola outbreak challenges, Viking cats, and a new kind of placebo Science Magazine
Concerns about an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that surfaced in August are growing. Although communities seem to be responding ...
US Navy's Secrecy Likely Stalled Ocean Science Progress for Decades Live Science
WASHINGTON — Military secrecy in the U.S. Navy after the end of World War II severely limited scientists' access to data about the ocean floor and ...
Nasa's Juno probe films Jupiter's storms – video | Science The Guardian
Nasa's Juno craft has captured the chaotic weather systems on Jupiter as well as taken new measurements that will help to build a map of the planet's interior.
Surprise! Tornadoes form from the ground up Science Magazine
Call Dorothy—the formation of tornadoes has been knocked on its head. New measurements from tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas suggest these storms' ...
Science photos of the year Science Magazine
Our Science Visuals team reviewed the most striking photographs we published this year. Here are the ones that moved us the most: Previous. Iguazu Falls.
Mars lander takes a selfie Science Magazine
After painstakingly swiveling the camera mounted on its robotic arm for a week, NASA's InSight spacecraft, which landed last month on Mars, has completed its ...
This Week in Science Science Magazine
Neuroblastomas—the most common tumor type in infants—develop from fetal nerve cells, and their clinical course is highly variable. Some neuroblastomas are ...
The End of DACA Would Be a Blow to Science Scientific American
On November 5, the eve of midterm elections, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), bypassing ...
How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication The Verge
Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, ...
Neurosurgery could spread protein linked to Alzheimer's, study finds The Guardian
Surgical instruments used in brain operations should be treated to ensure they are not contaminated with proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to ...
5 Reasons You’re Having Enough Sex, According to Science Fatherly
Most people are having enough sex for optimal health and happiness, and for everyone else that goal is more attainable than they might think, studies show.
Did maize dispersal precede domestication? Science Magazine
The domestication of plants and animals and their dispersal across the globe triggered a millennia-long process by which human activity has become the ...
Spacewatch: China's moon lander enters lunar orbit The Guardian
Chang'e-4 is second spacecraft in Chinese mission to land on far side of the moon.
NASA's Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science Science Daily
On Dec. 21, NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3140 miles (5053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128802 mph (207287 ...
TRM maintenance is regulated by tissue damage via P2RX7 Science
Noncirculating tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) provide rapid host defense after reexposure to a previously encountered pathogen. Stark et al. found that ...
Updated: NIH says cancer study also hit by fetal tissue ban Science Magazine
*Update, 13 December, 11:45 a.m.: A third laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is also affected by the agency's temporary ban on acquiring new ...
Family science night | News Gillette News Record
A bubble room, gravity well and a chinchilla rolling around the Adventurarium in a hamster ball were just a few of the attractions kids and parents enjoyed ...
Sleepmore in Seattle: Later school start times are associated with more sleep and better performance in high school students - Science Advances
Sleepmore in Seattle: Later school start times are associated with more sleep and better performance in high school students Science Advances
Most teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. One strategy proposed to lengthen adolescent sleep is to delay secondary school start times. This would allow ...
Why one woman agreed to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science ABC News
"The Immortal Corpse" is part of National Geographic's special-edition, single-topic issue on "The Future of Medicine," available online now and on newsstands ...
Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms - The Guardian
Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms The Guardian
Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world's oceans.
Reimagining the human Science Magazine
Earth is in the throes of a mass extinction event and climate change upheaval, risking a planetary shift into conditions that will be extremely challenging, if not ...
A gamma-ray determination of the Universe's star formation history Science Magazine
How many stars have formed in the Universe, and when did they do so? These fundamental questions are difficult to answer because there are systematic ...
At arm's length Science Magazine
A few years ago, scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust, one of the world's wealthiest private philanthropies, published sobering findings about the deadly ...
New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rates Inside Higher Ed
The “half-life” of academic scientists has shortened dramatically over time, says a new paper calling attention to the “rise of the temporary workforce.” Following ...
Viking cat skeletons reveal a surprising growth in the size of felines over time Science Magazine
Many animals shrink when they become domesticated—the average dog is about 25% smaller than its wild cousin the gray wolf, for example—but a curious ...
Love Science, Space and Physics? This Holiday Gift Guide Is For You Forbes
The best books, calendar, accessories and more are all just one click away.
Virgin Galactic launches SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space The Guardian
Spacecraft launched on Thursday in test mission became first commercial US flight beyond the atmosphere since 2011. Erin Durkin in New York and agencies.
Just thinking you have poor endurance genes changes your body Science Magazine
If you want to win a race or stick to a difficult diet, coaches of all kinds will tell you it's all about “mind over matter.” But that advice rarely crosses over into the ...
A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play - Science Magazine
A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play Science Magazine
Computers can beat humans at increasingly complex games, including chess and Go. However, these programs are typically constructed for a particular game, ...
Trump science adviser casts doubt on links between pollution and health problems The Guardian
Comments by science review board chairman add weight to fears that Trump administration is aiming to discredit research to justify scrapping regulations.
Prolonged milk provisioning in a jumping spider Science Magazine
Mammals produce milk to feed their offspring, and maternal care often continues well after the young can forage for themselves. Though other cases of milk-like ...
IUP naming college, planned science center to honor couple's financial contribution to university - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
IUP naming college, planned science center to honor couple's financial contribution to university Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a planned science center there have new names, both honoring a couple who gave $23 million to IUP, ...
Books for budding scientists Science Magazine
From audacious space missions and quantum physics to clean cookstoves and coral nurseries, this year's finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for ...
EPA science adviser allowed industry group to edit journal article Science Magazine
Risk analyst Tony Cox invited oil industry funder to review his work.
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction - Science Magazine
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction Science Magazine
Though our current extinction crisis is substantial, it pales in comparison to the largest extinction in Earth's history, which occurred at the end of the Permian ...
Animals and the zoogeochemistry of the carbon cycle Science Magazine
Flux across the carbon cycle is generally characterized by contributions from plants, microbes, and abiotic systems. Animals, however, move vast amounts of ...
7 Creepy Things A Dead Body Can Do, According To Science Even if you find it Bustle
Even if you find it creepy to talk about death in general, and what a dead body can do in particular, the weirdness of it all can be lessened ever so slightly by ...
Swifter, higher, stronger: What's on the menu? Science Magazine
The exploits of elite athletes delight, frustrate, and confound us as they strive to reach their physiological, psychological, and biomechanical limits. We dissect ...
Science World is planning an incredible NYE party Richmond News
There are a number of places to ring in the New Year in Vancouver, but the TELUS World of Science offers a decidedly glamorous affair on the big night.
Spider moms spotted nursing their offspring with milk Science Magazine
On a summer night in 2017, Chen Zhanqi made a curious find in his lab in China's Yunnan province. In an artificial nest, he spotted a juvenile jumping spider ...
The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree WIRED
Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don't have to.
Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures - Science Magazine
Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures Science Magazine
Charge carriers move through semiconductor polymers by hopping transport. In principle, these polymers should be more conductive at higher temperatures.
Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets Science Daily
Date: December 14, 2018; Source: California Academy of Sciences; Summary: Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to ...
Open-source discovery of chemical leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarials - Science Magazine
Open-source discovery of chemical leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarials Science Magazine
Malaria parasites are evolutionarily prepared to resist drug attack. Resistance is emerging to even the latest frontline combination therapies, which target the ...
These are our favorite science books of 2018 Science News
From tales about whales to enthralling scientific histories and the memoir of a frustrated astrophysicist, 2018 was a banner year for science books. Here are ...
Geffen School of Medicine presents award for excellence in basic science UCLA Newsroom
The research of Switzer Prize winner Dr. David Sabatini has spurred the development of new classes of drugs with the potential to treat cancer and other ...
Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions Science Magazine
Satellites are providing torrents of data about the world's active volcanoes, but researchers have struggled to turn them into a global prediction of volcanic risks.
3D nanofabrication by volumetric deposition and controlled shrinkage of patterned scaffolds - Science Magazine
3D nanofabrication by volumetric deposition and controlled shrinkage of patterned scaffolds Science Magazine
Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these usually involve assembly of a series of stacked layers, ...
United States should prepare to build a prototype fusion power plant, panel says Science Magazine
Just in time for the holidays, a panel of leading scientists has presented a plan for nuclear fusion research in the United States that reads like a wish list.
Flawed analyses of U.S. auto fuel economy standards Science Magazine
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks have long been a ...
The Best Science Books Of 2018 Science Friday
Here at Science Friday, our jobs involve reading a lot of science books every year. We have piles and piles of them at the office. Hundreds of titles about biology ...
History as KZN gran donates body to science | The Post Independent Online
Durban - A Durban woman's selfless act of donating her body to the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine for research went down in history this week.
Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Science The New York Times
Shortly before turning 30, Prince Charles complained to the press about its seeming obsession with bad news. “Why don't they, for a change, tell us how many ...
After last week's shock, scientists scramble to prevent more gene-edited babies Science Magazine
Few seemed more surprised by the tide of outrage unleashed by the claim that the first gene-edited babies had been created with the revolutionary lab tool ...
New House Science Committee Chair to Climate Scientists: We've Got Your Back Again Gizmodo
Change is in the air over at the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology. An oozing sump of climate change skepticism under the leadership of ...
CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have created gene-edited twins Science Magazine
HONG KONG, CHINA—On the eve of an international summit here on genome editing, a Chinese researcher has shocked many by claiming to have altered the ...
Organic food worse for the climate? Science Daily
Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, a new study finds.
Uncertainty boosts Brexit jitters for U.K. scientists Science Magazine
U.K. scientists dreading the country's impending departure from the European Union, known as Brexit, now face possible outcomes ranging from undesirable to ...
Dietary fat: From foe to friend? Science Magazine
For decades, dietary advice was based on the premise that high intakes of fat cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer. Recently, evidence ...
New school subject hopes to find the next generation of scientists The Sydney Morning Herald
A new practical high school science subject is holding to inspire the next generations of experts.
Google's DeepMind aces protein folding Science Magazine
Turns out mastering chess and Go was just for starters. On 2 December, the Google-owned artificial intelligence firm DeepMind took top honors in the 13th ...
We Just Got The Closest-Ever Picture Taken of The Sun's Atmosphere ScienceAlert
NASA's Parker Solar Probe, the first human-made object to fly into the Sun's corona, completed its first solar flyby on November 11, collecting a wealth of ...
The earliest human occupation of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau 40 thousand to 30 thousand years ago - Science Magazine
The earliest human occupation of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau 40 thousand to 30 thousand years ago Science Magazine
Human colonization of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau has generally been thought to have been confined to the past few thousand years of the Holocene.
Cannibalism? Nope, This 8,000-Year-Old Man Was Likely Burned in a Ritual Live Science
The shattered skull of a hunter who lived about 8,000 years ago isn't evidence of cannibalism, as scientists previously thought. Rather, the hunter died in a grisly ...
Why 536 was 'the worst year to be alive' Science Magazine
Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: "536." Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of ...
8,300-Year-Old Stone Snake Heads Reveal Stone Age Ritual Ceremonies Live Science
What might be passed over as two oddly shaped rocks are the work of Stone Age artisans who sculpted the rocks into beady-eyed snake heads, archaeologists ...
Origins of Pain: Researchers identify pathway that drives sustained pain following injury - Science Daily
Origins of Pain: Researchers identify pathway that drives sustained pain following injury Science Daily
Research in mice identifies a set of neurons responsible for sustained pain and resulting pain-coping behaviors Findings point to the existence of separate ...
‘Enough Is Enough’: Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment The New York Times
Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach.
Buying time Science Magazine
In a fast-changing environment, evolution can be too slow. "Plasticity" can give it a chance to catch up. Open in new tab. When conditions are right, spadefoot ...
Report that NIH will cancel fetal tissue research contract fuels controversy Science Magazine
Federal officials deny they have pulled funding from university lab.
China sets out for the far side of the moon Science Magazine
SHANGHAI, CHINA—China's ambitious program of lunar exploration is about to attempt a spacefaring first: On 8 December it will launch a probe intended to ...
Can't find data scientists? Don't worry about it ZDNet
New study says five factors are democratizing data science, potentially easing the talent shortage.
Building two-dimensional materials one row at a time: Avoiding the nucleation barrier - Science Magazine
Building two-dimensional materials one row at a time: Avoiding the nucleation barrier Science Magazine
Classical nucleation theory predicts that two-dimensional islands on a surface must reach a critical size before they continue to grow; below that size, they ...
Why are these Costa Rican monkeys turning yellow? Science Magazine
Mantled howler monkeys are beginning to sport yellow patches of fur.
Looming Parliament vote boosts Brexit jitters for U.K. scientists Science Magazine
U.K. scientists dreading the country's impending departure from the European Union, known as Brexit, now face possible outcomes ranging from undesirable to ...
NASA lander survives harrowing descent to surface of Mars Science Magazine
Update: NASA's InSight spacecraft survived its descent through the thin atmosphere of Mars and successfully landed on the planet's surface today. Although ...
Scientists say controversial plan to cool the planet is doable NBC News
Researchers are examining whether stratospheric aerosol injection (also known as solar dimming) could help slow global warming and fight climate change.
The Science Behind Your Cat's Catnip Craze HowStuffWorks
There are few greater joys than watching a cat completely lose its inhibitions (and mind) at the hands of catnip. The herb is known to cause typically conservative ...
How scientists are studying dreams in the lab The Verge
Journalist Alice Robb is the author of Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey. The Verge spoke with Robb about theories of dreams, ...
Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck The Atlantic
Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?
Is it time for a universal genetic forensic database? Science Magazine
DNA is an increasingly useful crime-solving tool. But still quite unclear is the extent to which law enforcement should be able to obtain genetic data housed in ...
Spider silk is five times stronger than steel—now, scientists know why Science Magazine
The next time you brush aside a spiderweb, you might want to meditate on its delicate strength—if human-size, it would be tough enough to snag a jetliner. Now ...
Fast track to the neocortex: A memory engram in the posterior parietal cortex Science Magazine
How fast do learning-induced anatomical changes occur in the brain? The traditional view postulates that neocortical memory representations reflect ...
50 years ago, armadillos hinted that DNA wasn't destiny Science News
Nine-banded armadillos have identical quadruplets. But the youngsters aren't identical enough, and scientists 50 years ago could not figure out why.
Scientists, surfers, and our own reporter team up to design a better wetsuit Science Magazine
Sean Newcomer's team is doing pioneering experiments to examine how this essential gear works and fails.
Strongest evidence of early humans butchering animals discovered in North Africa Science Magazine
Discovery suggests some of the world's first stone tools spread across Africa much earlier than expected.
Google's DeepMind predicts 3D shapes of proteins The Guardian
AI program's understanding of proteins could usher in new era of medical progress.
‘Creative’ AlphaZero leads way for chess computers and, maybe, science The Guardian
The former chess world champion Garry Kasparov said he likes what he sees of the AlphaZero computer that could be used to find cures for diseases.
Does science have a bullying problem? Nature.com
A spate of bullying allegations have rocked several high-profile science institutions. Here's how researchers, universities, funders and others are dealing with the ...
Royal jelly research could propel cure for Alzheimer’s, claim scientists The Guardian
It is the mysterious substance that turns worker honeybees into queens and fills the shelves of health food shops which tout its unverified powers to fend off ...
Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge Science
Stark illustrations of the dangers from chemical weapons can be seen in attacks using toxic industrial chemicals and sarin against civilians and combatants in ...
Hyper Sound Wave Emissions to Quiet Helicopters
It is possible to disrupt the sound waves coming from a flying helicopter and re-direct those sound waves up. This would mean on a day with no clouds you would not be able to hear the helicopter from the ground.
CREATION OF ANIMATE FROM INANIMATE: - We have touched upon some scientific dry wells and frauds already. The idea of cold fusion and perpetual motion that the Utah researchers may not have achieved was just dealt with: but a recent report showing a Utah student using Farnsworth's old designs is another example that makes me think Cold Fusion is going to be a reality.
Paper - More than Meets the Eye
We are surrounded by so much paper and card that it is easy to forget just how complex it is. There are many varieties and grades of paper materials, and whilst it is fairly easy to spot the varieties, it is far more difficult to spot the grades.
Chimpanzees and Humans a lot in common
Those who study chimpanzees are often amazed completely with the abilities of that species. They tend to be able to raise their level of awareness and concentration to a completely higher level than we ever believed.
Is Thought Evident in Plants?
Who would have thought that a plant could be a witness to a crime - and even testify against the perpetrator? Well, it is true! In the early 1970's experiments were done on ordinary houseplants, by researchers who connected a polygraph machine to a plant.An interesting thing happened - the researchers discovered that their plants actually recognized their owners, they responded to being talked to and praised, and they also fainted when exposed to negative thoughts or words, or violence directed at them.
How I Became Interested In Looking At The Moon
Like a lot of kids, my folks gave me a 60mm telescope for Christmas one year. The scope was a typical department-store brand - not very good - but to a 12-year old kid it opened up the universe.
A Wake Up Call To The Scientific Community
Nature has millions of intervowen interrelationships among the numerous flora and fauna. Such relationships are the basis for the food webs and food pyramids.
CCTV Decoy Registration System
Avoiding cameras? Gotcha, what are you trying to hide from. Cameras in Subways and airports often do not get a face shot good enough for face recognition software.
Tunneling Concepts for Advanced Warfare
I propose research be done to make unmanned tunneling machines to help in warfare. Today more than ever we see the problems with urban warfare.
Hobbits and Lice
HOBBITS AND LICE:In late 2004 the media was all agog with the small hominids found on Flores Island where I had written about artifacts showing sea travel technology must have existed. I had argued with many people about the issue and their argument had some merit in that we had no proof of a connection to humans or the nearby Mungo Man.
Life Under Mars Ice Shelf?
When looking for life on Mars we should be thinking of how life forms on Earth. Not because it will be similar, although it possibly could be, but because we know the things, which inhibit life and the things which help it flourish.
I am beginning to wonder if scientists have been getting it all wrong. All this time, people have been worried about the Ozone, or a giant asteroid, or some breakout of a bio-hazardous agent by a terrorist organization being the doom of mankind.
Troubleshooting Pump Problems the Easy Way
In any problem analysis, we have to specify the problem, check whether there is any deviation from the normal condition, identify the possible causes, evaluate the possible causes and then confirm the true cause.Pumps or other machinery will give tell tale signs when they are not working properly.
Controls - The Building Blocks of Automation
As man learns to make machines that no longer rely on animal or human power, he finds that he has to develop some means to manage and control them. Powerful machines let loosed by themselves will create havoc and destruction.
Hydro-Mini Tsunami-Perpetual Wave Making Machine
Let's describe this idea as a Self Generating a Tsunami-Perpetual Wave Pattern Making Machine to Derive Mini-Hydro Power Systems in Rivers.Hydro-Mini Tsunami-Perpetual Wave Making Machine.
Efficient Transportation Systems
We see in the organized world of the Japanese with their transit systems and floating airports and super engineering anti-Tsunami bridges many ideas in the theory of flow, which assists every part of their society and civilizations. They are masters of the flow of transportations and work hard to perfect every aspect and detail of their transportation system.
Active Aerial Minefields
Is it possible to build an active aerial minefield to protect our troops and in-country logistical supply lines? The answer is probably yes. The Germans attempted to use hot air balloons with charges on them.
Pre-Neolithic Calendars (Accurate)
Braden is quite wrong when he says the initiations to this knowledge began about two thousand years ago. I think that is when some people emboldened by the earlier Pythagorean partial inclusion of the knowledge into Therapeutae systems like the Essenes, started to study it and write something about it.
Why Condition Your Boiler Water?
A boiler is used for generating steam. It does this by heating water to its boiling point, after which steam will evaporate from it.
Dream Therapy and Learning thru Human Hibernation
Want to learn a new language? Would you like to earn a PhD in Physics; perfect your backstroke tennis swing, golf finesse or fly-fishing techniques, while you sleep? While, your immune system catches your body back up on your lack of exercise, fitness and proper diet? How about if I told you, that you most likely will shed about 20-25 lbs of extra weight while all this is going on? Well, if we further develop our sleep research, human hibernation studies and mind or brain advances we will be able to do all this and more in the near future, perhaps less than 5-years.Let me tell you about a few of the latest new rapidly approaching and potentially converging technologies, which will make all this possible.
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