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Art And Science In Venice
Last month the Museum of Natural History of Venice hosted, in the last room of the exhibit called "room of the cetaceans" (where a large skeleton of a whale hangs from the ceiling), an exhibit of artwork produced by high-school students from the Venice area. The event, which belongs to the "Art ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Here All The Certified Organic Foods With Carcinogens You Need To Avoid This Thanksgiving
Let's say your Generation Z child is concerned about chemicals in your Thanksgiving meal and you want to avoid that awkward moment when they don't look up from their phones while saying "OK Boomer" as you try to explain to them that all food has chemicals.Maybe they just don't want scientific chemicals ...
By Hank Campbell
Protecting Earth's Environment For A Mars Sample Return - Has NASA Started The Legal Process Yet?
This is the latest of several articles I've done about NASA / ESA’s plan to return a sample from Mars. The samples would be geological ones, but they also could contain life indeed NASA motivate the mission by the possibility of life, especially past life but present day life can't be ...
By Robert Walker
The 17 MeV Anomaly That Would Not Die
Is there a fifth force of Nature, beyond the four we know about ? This question has been around ever since it was understood that 1 - electric charges attract and repel, and influence one another, due to the action of the electromagnetic force;2 - hadronic matter is held together by the strong ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
XR - IPCC Are Not Ignoring The Arctic Albedo Effect - Clouds Making World More Reflective In The Tropics More Than Compensate
You’ll often hear about the “Ice albedo effect” as a supposed tipping point that the IPCC is ignoring. The idea is that as the Arctic ice melts, it absorbs more heat from the sun, and so warms the planet. What they ignore is that as the planet warms there are also more clouds ...
By Robert Walker
Climate Tipping Points Paper Adds No New Research To IPCC Reports - We Have Not Erased The CO2 Budget For 1.5 °C
This is in response to a “Nature comment” Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against which is scaring people. There are no new research findings in it and nothing to overturn the IPCC's conclusions. Of course it is important to look carefully at tipping points and the IPCC ...
By Robert Walker
Oldest Crinoid From The Iberian Peninsula
This exceptionally well-preserved crinoid, Delgadocrinus oportovinum, was found on October 11, 1905, by Nery Delgado during his work mapping the geology and paleontology of Portugal. Crinoids are marine animals in the class Crinoidea. They are echinoderms related to starfish, sea urchins ...
By Heidi Henderson
UN Emissions Gap Report - How To Get To 1.5°C Path In Graphs - With Paris Pledges In 2020 And 2025
We are headed for the next round of climate pledges in 2020. So, what do we need to do to stay within 1.5 C? This is based mainly on the new UN Emissions Gap Report 2019 They talk about the need to "triple or quintuple" our reductions. But that figure is not about the pledges or economic ...
By Robert Walker
Lyme Disease Claim Lines On Medical Forms Up 117% Since 2007
Since 2007, claim lines with diagnoses of Lyme disease increased nationally 117 percent, according to a new white paper.Using a repository of over 29 billion private healthcare claim records - so much for being private - FAIR Health compared Lyme disease to other tick-borne diseases and found that ...
By News Staff
The Origin And Evolution Of The Homunculus
How did the most famous concept devised in neurobiology--the homunculus of neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield - originate?Some answers derive from assessing Penfield's archives at the Osler Library of McGill University, as well as the only known copy from which the beginnings of the homunculus may ...
By News Staff
Just The Tip: How Maristem Biotech Could Lead To Higher Food Yields
Biotechnology is the future of plant optimization, because ecology and people demand more sustainable food development, and that means embracing progress.A roadmap of the genes which drive plant architecture in maize will help, because plants grow throughout their entire life, controlled by a small ...
By News Staff
At This Cedars-Sinai Laboratory, Stem Cells Get Thanksgiving Too
"Many people have dogs. We have stem cells," says Cedars-Sinai Hospital lab manager Loren Ornelas-Menendez about why they will be working on Thanksgiving, hand-feeding a special formula to their charges and making sure they stay at just the right temperature. Like they do every day, 365 days a ...
By News Staff
Holidays Are Prime Time For Elder Abuse And Scams. Here's How To Prevent It
The holiday season brings up memories and emotions for people of all ages, but elders are often overlooked. This time of year also can provide an opportunity to become more alert to signs of elder abuse, aware of how to help and available to begin sincere conversations with older adults about their ...
By The Conversation
How Injuries Related To Cell Phone Use Changed Over 20 Years
A cross-sectional study has found that head and neck injuries related to cell phone use increased steadily over a recent 20-year period.But that may not be meaningful in a relative risk way. The sample was just over 2,500 cases from 1998 through 2017. Media will trumpet 300 percent since 2007 but ...
By Hank Campbell
When Is A High Protein Diet Valuable?
In December, people begin to think about the new year, and that means resolutions to lose weight. Exercising is a lot of work and feeling hungry much of the time is not desirable so many will instead opt for diet plans. One popular diet is the Atkin's Diet, where natural sugars are replaced with ...
By Hank Campbell
In Flies, NAD+ Supplements Slow Werner Syndrome Early Aging Syndrome
Patients with Werner Syndrome show early signs of aging, including grey hair and wrinkled skin. They live on average about 45 years. It affects around 1 in 200,000 people in the U.S. but in Japan it is 1 in 40,000. Why the difference?  That is a mystery, like much of the disease. Since ...
By Hank Campbell
Jamming 'Health' Food Stores Into So-Called Food Deserts Doesn't Change Buying Habits
A joke in nutrition circles is that while you once needed to be rich to be fat, now you need to be rich to be thin. Scientific progress has given us cheap food, anyone can afford to eat well, and after an existence of worrying about food availability it takes generations for culture to change to ...
By Hank Campbell
Astrological Bloodletting - Medieval Physicians Used Star Alignments For Phlebotomy Insight
Medieval doctors had to acquire a range of skills including an ability to read Latin texts, a working knowledge of the bodily “humours” and an understanding of the rudiments of blood circulation. Their diagnostic techniques were largely limited to examining a patient’s urine: they could match ...
By The Conversation
The Fake News Source Is ... You
A new study found that people given accurate statistics on a controversial issue misremembered those numbers to fit commonly held beliefs.That means the source of fake news is often not malevolent organizations manipulating social media, it is people convinced they are correct. In one study ...
By News Staff
Citizen Scientists Should Be Included As Authors On Journal Papers
Though the largest telescopes are controlled by governments, a large part of the time new discoveries are made by amateur astronomers. "Amateur" is a negative word now but at the turn of the 20th century it wasn't. Sherlock Holmes was an amateur detective because he did not have to do it as a job ...
By News Staff
North Korea’s “Christmas Gift” - Keeping Door Open For Talks - Maybe Alternative Is A Geostationary Satellite Launch?
First whatever happens - Kim might do something dramatic maybe but his aim would be to get the talks back on track. It would not lead to war no matter what. Neither side has any benefit from a war. They are trading threats again, but they are empty bluffs. The US can't invade North Korea because ...
By Robert Walker
5 Common Questions About Why SciComm Writes
I got an email from a young person at a university stating they were working on a research paper, and while many in the science and scicomm community are jaded about such requests - we are doing someone's homework for them, it is said - I always answer. It's a nonprofit, answering is the job.The ...
By Hank Campbell
Reefer Madness And Seduction Of The Innocent Are Now The Anti-Vaping M.O.
The 1950s were the first sign that with a booming economy, progressive busy-bodies were going to once again turn their sights on controlling behavior. Though Prohibition had ended the Puritan Piety attack on alcohol, and Hitler had put a halt to progressive dreams of eugenics, the war on inferiors ...
By Hank Campbell
This Holiday, Give Thanks For Affordable Food - And The Farmers Who Only Get 8 Cents Of Every Dollar For Making It
You know you are in a wealthy country when there are articles about how people are depressed if they can't get a $2,000 Macbook, young people can talk about how bored they are, and poor families live in more square footage than the middle class in France.Oh, and a majority are fat, even among poor ...
By Hank Campbell
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