Morgellons: Disease Or Delusion?
The Camera, Orion, and Noise
Female Viagra: An FDA Boner?
World Biodiversity Day
Why Sub-Zero Temperature Water Doesn't Become Ice
Water behaves in mysterious ways, especially below zero before it turns into ice. Physicists have recently observed the spontaneous first steps of the ice formation process, as tiny crystal clusters as small as 15 molecules start to exhibit the recognizable structural pattern of crystalline ice ...
By News Staff
InstantShoe - Adjustable Customized Footwear Uses Memory Shape Composite
A new adjustable female shoe based on memory shape composite of leather and Nitinol material allows fitting the shoe to the foot shape after obtaining anthropometric measurements through a portable scanner and modifying it with a machine that completes the process directly in the shop. The  ...
By News Staff
Will We Soon Have A 2-D Liquid?
Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid. The discovery of graphene a decade ago was the first proof of a free-standing two-dimensional (2D) solid phase and new quantum molecular dynamics simulations of nanoscale gold patches suspended in ...
By News Staff
Highest Energy Collisions ? Not In My Book
Yesterday I posed a question - Are the first collisions recorded by the LHC running at 13 TeV the highest-energy ever produced by mankind with subatomic particles ? It was a tricky one, as usual, meant to think about the matter.I received several tentative answer in the comments thread, and thus ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
The Albian Gap And A Heated Debate
Salt rock behaves as a fluid and can play a pivotal role in the large-scale, long-term collapse of the world's continental margins. However, the precise way in which this occurs is laced in controversy; nowhere is this controversy more apparent than along the Brazilian continental margin, where ...
By News Staff
Satellites Catch Birth Of Two Volcanic Islands In Yemen
The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet’s ability to make new land. Given the destruction we’ve seen following natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis in the past few years, stunning images of two islands forming in the southern Red Sea are ...
By The Conversation
Evolution Of The Antarctic Ice Sheet And How It Resists Climate Change
A new analysis of the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet shows that ice rises (pinning points that keep the floating parts of ice sheets in place) are formed during the transition between glacial and interglacial periods, which significantly slows down the response of the ice sheet to climate ...
By News Staff
Low-Volatility Organic Compounds: How Forests Can Effect Clouds And Climate
According to a new global-scale projection, terrestrial vegetation emits several million tons of extremely low-volatility organic compounds (ELVOCs) per year to the atmosphere, which affect cloud seeds via formation of low-volatility vapors. These oxidation products of compounds such as monoterpenes ...
By News Staff
Some Immune Cells Change To Prolong Inflammation
Researchers have unraveled one of the mysteries of how a small group of immune cells work: That some inflammation-fighting immune cells may actually convert into cells that trigger disease.  White blood cells, called T-cells, iare one of the body's critical disease fighters. Regulatory immune ...
By News Staff
Soy Supplements Don't Help With Asthma Severity
The supplements industry has embraced claims suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity,  but a randomized, double-blind study, where half of the participants took a soy isoflavone supplement twice daily for six months, and the other half took a placebo,   ...
By News Staff
Seeing Is Hearing: Blind Echolocators Use Visual Areas Of The Brain
Some blind individuals use echoes from tongue or finger clicks to recognize objects in the distance, such echolocation can almost be a radar 'replacement' for vision. Recent research showed that echolocation in blind individuals is a full form of sensory substitution, and that blind echolocation ...
By News Staff
Antibiotic Resistance: Phages Can Transfer It In Chicken Meat
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise and they pose a global threat to public health. Common antibiotics are often ineffective in treating infectious diseases because pathogens acquire resistance genes. These antimicrobial resistance genes are obtained in different ways.There are different ...
By News Staff
Antidepressants More Effective Than Assumed
Many have questioned the efficacy of the common antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They don't work for many people, studies have found, and even when they work they lose effectiveness quickly. Psychiatric medications have also been the common denominators ...
By News Staff
Health Halo: Taco Bell Removes Pointless Artificial Ingredients From Junk Food
Have you been avoiding Taco Bell because of the Yellow No. 6 dye in its nacho cheese?  Of course not. And if removing that or carmine from its red tortilla chips means you will suddenly think their food is healthy, you are being educated by advertising. Which is just what they are hoping.There ...
By Hank Campbell
The Case Of The Missing Booze: Brits Drink 12 Million More Bottles Per Week Than Previous Estimates
Many of us have a tipple on special occasions but including these drinks in official data has been found to increase England’s alcohol consumption by 12 million bottles of wine per week.According to a new study published in BMC Medicine, alcohol consumption figures account for only 60% of alcohol ...
By The Conversation
First Drug To Treat Radiation Sickness Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Neupogen,  the first approved drug to treat the deleterious effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident. Radiation damages the bone marrow, and as a result decreases production of infection-fighting white blood cells. Neupogen ...
By News Staff
CSI 430,000 B.C. - A Murder Mystery?
Lethal wounds identified on a human skull may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history, according to a new paper.The archaeological site, Sima de los Huesos in northern Spain, is located deep within an underground cave system and contains the skeletal remains of at least 28 individuals ...
By News Staff
How Public Relations Turned Dunkirk From Catastrophe Into Cultural Icon
For most British people the Dunkirk evacuation between May 26 and June 4 1940 was the most significant early event of World War II. And in the 75 years since those momentous events it has come to occupy, in Penny Summerfield’s words, “an iconic place in British culture”.As the Wehrmacht relentlessly ...
By The Conversation
Index Of School Readiness Highlights Importance Of Family Support
The U.K. government has indicated that it wishes to introduce testing for all children at Reception (when they first enter school at age four) this year. These tests seek to provide baseline assessments of a child’s ‘school readiness’ but teacher unions have criticized testing as being too ...
By News Staff
Red Lady: Religious Symbolism In A Paleolithic Tomb?
The Red Lady burial site in El Mirón cave, outside Ramales de la Victoria in Cantabria, Spain, dates back to the Upper Palaeolithic 16,000 years ago. The archaeological site was discovered in 1903 but it wasn't until 2010 that bones were discovered at the back of the cave, in a small space ...
By Hank Campbell
McDonald's Still Rules Limited Edition Foods
McDonald's may have taken a hit when it comes to revenue growth lately but when it comes to Limited Edition events, they have no peers.Everyone has heard of the McRib and Shamrock Shakes, maybe Starbucks customers can name a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but after that it is really reaching. A survey of ...
By News Staff
DIY Prosthetics: How An Athlete Who Wanted To Ski Again Built A New Kind Of Knee
When Brian Bartlett was 24 he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off instantly. It all happened so fast. He doesn’t like to talk about it. “You really can’t understand,” he told me. “There’s just no way to…until you have an injury where you’re ripped or ...
By Mosaic Science
"Boys With Toys" - Was It Sexist?
I was initially rather excited to see that one of my friends and collaborators, Professor Shri Kulkarni from Caltech, had his picture littering my Facebook feed recently.Unfortunately for Shri, it was because in an interview with National Public Radio he had described many scientists as secretly ...
By The Conversation
Emotion-sensitive Assistance Systems: Technology That Will Make You Feel Good When Helping
A new assistance system wants to help users in a wide variety of situations and it will do so by measuring user brain activity to determine whether they are pleased or displeased with system-initiated help.NeuroLab is measuring brain activity as part of the EMOIO project that will run until ...
By News Staff
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