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Epigenetic Predictors Of Ovarian Cancer
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Highly Effective Nanostructures From Fundamental Optimization Strategy
The engineering mindset often dismisses philosophy as useless for science. However, those who understand science or philosophy deeply also know that philosophy drives the cutting edge of science as much as scientific thinking is at the cutting edge of philosophy. This did not stop with Einstein ...
By Sascha Vongehr
The Five Stages Of A Dying Theory
I am told that when a patient is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he or she will likely go through a well-defined sequence of stages. The first stage is Denial: the patient will convince him- or herself that there is a mistake in the diagnosis, that somehow the doctors are wrong, or something ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Anomaly! Book Presentation At CERN On November 29
The book "Anomaly! Collider physics and the quest for new phenomena at Fermilab" is about to be published, after a somewhat long and anti-climatic wait. And the first presentation events are being scheduled here and there.If you are at CERN I hope I will see you at the CERN library (bldg 52) on ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Europe Embraces Decentralization - About Energy, At Least
Across Europe, town and city councils are becoming increasingly interested in energy decentralization, i.e. in producing power closer to where it is consumed, which could reduce energy costs for citizens who already feel their economic backs being broken by political beliefs about alternative energy ...
By News Staff
President Elect Trump - Why Climate Change Is No Longer A Political Issue Outside The US
Donald Trump has just been elected as US president, as a Republican climate skeptic. So if you are from the US you may get the impression that this is a political debate between “lefties” who think climate change is real and “righties” who think it isn’t. But it’s only in the US that ...
By Robert Walker
Australopithecus Afarensis: ‘Lucy’ Was A Tree Climber?
Evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of the famous Lucy fossil ( Australopithecus afarensis - "southern ape of Afar") suggests the ancient human species frequently climbed trees, according to a new analysis.Lucy was discovered in Ethiopia 42 years ago this month and paleontologists ...
By News Staff
Space Is Not Empty, So What Does It Sound Like? You Can Help Science Find Out
We know that there is sound on planets and moons in the solar system – places where there’s a medium through which sound waves can be transmitted, such as an atmosphere or an ocean. But what about empty space? You may have been told definitively that space is silent, maybe by your teacher or ...
By The Conversation
For Invasive Cancer Growth, A New Regulator Of Mitochondria Discovered
Cancer cells are so deadly because of their ability to quickly invade and a new study contends that part of the blame rests with mitochondria, the energy factories of the cell. Mitochondria are organelles inside most of our cells that generate energy and so play a crucial role in a tumor's ability ...
By News Staff
Music Lessons Create New Brain Connections In Children - May Have Implications For ADD And Autism
Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children, according to a recent small study. The researchers studied 23 healthy children between the ages of five and six years old. All of the children were right handed and had no history of sensory, perception or neurological disorders ...
By News Staff
No Evidence For Age-based Mammography Cut-Off
There is no clear cut-off age to stop breast cancer screening, according to a new analysis which adds support for guidelines that encourage screening decisions based on individual patients and their health status. But which puts doctors, hospitals and insurance companies at risk in a defensive ...
By News Staff
In Surveys, Obesity Is As Dangerous To The Public As Cancer
The war on fat is back, thanks to an aggressive campaign by food pundits related to sugar, GMOs and corporations. For a while, it looked like all thin people were going to be placed into mandatory body image counseling, the Kardashians had made plump the new natural, but doctors have overruled ...
By News Staff
Diabetes Plus Smoking Is Double The Deadly
It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer, but lost in the more recent smoke and mirrors about the new war on tobacco is the fact cigarettes are also linked to many other diseases, and the risk is compounded in diabetics who smoke. Diabetes, the kind occurring naturally and the lifestyle type ...
By News Staff
Adolescent Obesity Linked To Permanent Bone Loss
 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity has more than quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years and it is estimated that more than one-third of kids and adolescents in the U.S. are at least overweight. Obesity in childhood and adolescence is associated ...
By News Staff
Neanderthals: Not So Dumb
Neanderthals modified their survival strategies even without external influences like environmental or climate changes, according to an analysis using carbonate isotopy in fossilized teeth that 250,000 years ago, the ancestors of modern man were more advanced in their development than previously ...
By News Staff
Get Out Of Your Bubble: Why You Should Talk About Politics This Thanksgiving
After one of the most divisive presidential elections in American history, many of us may be anxious about dinner-table dialogue with family and friends this Thanksgiving. There is no denying that the way we communicate about politics has fundamentally changed with the proliferation of technology ...
By The Conversation
Starting Thanksgiving, 80 Percent Of You Will Regret Your Holiday Food Choices
Once again this year, consumers say they are weighing their options for making healthier choices. And 81 percent say they wish they had made healthier choices before - but 70 percent have no plans to make their holiday meals healthier this year even though 37 percent realize they can eat healthier ...
By News Staff
Storytelling Deconstructed: Vonnegut Was Right About Just Six Emotional Story Lines, Says Big Data
Our most beloved works of fiction hide well-trodden narratives - people want them, people expects them by now - and big data analysis can determine them. And most fictions is based on far fewer storylines than you might have imagined. To come to this conclusion, big data scientists have worked ...
By News Staff
Holograms And The Future That Never Came
Stereoscopes entertained every Victorian home with their ability to produce three-dimensional pictures. Typewriters and later fax machines were once essential for business practices. Photo printers and video rentals came and went from high streets. When innovative technologies like these come to ...
By The Conversation
Thanksgiving Pie Report: One Pumpkin To Rule Them All
According to a Delta Dental survey out today, American adults overwhelmingly want a little pumpkin at Thanksgiving, it has 36 percent favorability, more than double that of American's next favorite Thanksgiving pie, pecan, which ekes out only 15 percent.  The Delta Dental Plans Association ...
By News Staff
Immersive 3-D VR Visualizations Of Unborn Babies
People may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus. MRI provides high-resolution fetal and placental imaging with excellent contrast. It ...
By News Staff
Lisa Long Leg Love The Science Comic For The Trump Age
What happened after Lisa ran out puking, escaping the stupid Donald Trump follower’s office in the mathematics department?Heil Hitler Screaming Nazi: Heil Hitler! Great News Everybody!Stupid Donald Trump Follower: Hey, I told you not to do that. The walls have ears.Heil Hitler Screaming Nazi ...
By Sascha Vongehr
Russian scientists increase DVD storage capacity million times 01.12.2016Pravda reports -Scientists...  more »
In the first installment of this two-part post, I mentioned that from my perspective I had understood...  more »
Crazy Enough to Be True?     According Einstein and in agreement with...  more »
A new paper by the ATLAS collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider produces results in good...  more »
A recent news post on an exciting breakthrough in prostate cancer, which appeared this month of...  more »