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Decapod Exoskeleton: Calcium Nucleating In The Cuticle
Cuticular structure in a Late Maastrichtian crab, Costacopluma mexicana, from deposits near the town of from near Paredón, Ramos Arizpe in what is now southern Coahuila (formerly Coahuila de Zaragoza), north-eastern Mexico. We see this same species in the Upper Cretaceous Moyenne of Northeast ...
By Heidi Henderson
Quark Nuggets Of Dark Matter As The Origin Of Dama-Libra Signal ?
Sometimes browsing the Cornell ArXiv results in very interesting reading. It is the case with the preprint I got to read today, "DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation and Axion Quark Nugget Dark Matter Model", by Ariel Zhitnitsky. This article puts forth a bold speculative claim, which I found exciting ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Sulfur, Sodium - A Mysterious Salt Combination Preserved The Dead Sea Scrolls For Millennia
First discovered in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds looking for a lost sheep, the ancient Hebrew texts now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the most well-preserved ancient written materials ever found.And among the roughly 900 full or partial scrolls found in the years since that first discovery ...
By News Staff
Dr. Squatch: Soap For Dudes Who Grew Beards To Seem Manly While Agonizing Over Which Organic Hand Cream To Buy
Urban beards are all the rage this decade, often worn by men in Euroweenie tight suits who want to hearken back to older times, when men were manly and not afraid of science.Not so today. If you wear a beard now, it means you want to look masculine while virtue signaling that removing certain chemicals ...
By Hank Campbell
Ostracoderms To Anglerfish
The festive lassie you see here is an Anglerfish. They always look to be celebrating a birthday of some kind, albeit solo. This party is happening deep in our oceans right now. The wee candle you see on her forehead is a photophore, a tiny bit of luminous dorsal spine. In anglerfish' world ...
By Heidi Henderson
Climate Change: Electrical Industry's 'dirty Secret' Is Only 0.11% Of UK's Greenhouse Gas Emissions - What The BBC Left Out
It's only 0.11% of UK greenhouse gas emissions and there are replacements already in use industrially as we ramp down to zero emissions by 2050. This is a known problem, the technology to solve it has been in development since 2016 and in commercial use since 2016. Although it's only a fraction ...
By Robert Walker
Science Not Hype: EPA Confirms Again That Food Has Safe Pesticide Levels
The final results of of the latest annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program found that samples are again below the tolerance levels set by the EPA. The FDA evaluates foods annually for pesticide residues. Final results from the surveys are released after they have undergone a thorough quality ...
By News Staff
Like Diversity? Thank Mountains
In 1799, Alexander von Humboldt set sail on a 5-year, 8000-km voyage through Latin America. His journey through the Andes Mountains, captured by his famous vegetation zonation figure featuring Mount Chimborazo, canonized the place of mountains in understanding Earth's biodiversity.  One puzzle ...
By News Staff
Palorchestes Azael: Wombat Ancestor Weighed 2,000 Lbs.
When we think of marsupials (carrying young in a pouch) they are small and cute (opossum, wombat) to a little more menacing (kangaroos in boxing gloves) but nothing like Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, who were large, had strange tapir-like skulls, and large ...
By News Staff
Ecologists Say Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Give Birds Anorexia
A team of ecologists exposed Zonotrichia leucophrys (white-crowned sparrows) to the seed treatment known as imidacloprid (in the class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids) and say the measured weight mass declined in just a few hours, which led to the birds delaying migration. But their study ...
By News Staff
Amino Acids: 1 In A Billion Or Was Biology's Optimal 'Molecular Alphabet' Preordained?
One of biology's most fundamental sets of building blocks may have special properties that helped bootstrap itself into its modern form - or it may be "cui bono?" thinking where people find an event, find a fact, and assume the fact caused the event, like we get in endocrine disruption and too ...
By News Staff
Male Honeybees Inject Toxins During Sex That Cause Temporary Blindness
Though bees can live for years, their mating period is brief so male honeybees use a bee version of Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol - colloquially roofies) to improve their chances of being the successful dad. They inject vision-imparing toxins during sex that cause temporary blindness in females and keep ...
By News Staff
Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Management: Ultra-low Microcurrents
Diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases are challenging medical and social problems. Patients with diabetes mellitus are at a higher risk of developing vascular dysfunction and hypertension. Cumulative evidence suggests that oxidative stress may play a key role in the development of diseases ...
By Heidi Henderson
Death By Stereotype: Do Unmarried Cancer Patients Get Inferior Care?
When it comes to getting treatment for cancer treatment, your marital status could be making a significant difference in the level of medical care you get, finds a new analysis.The stakes are high, given that 45 percent (<111 million) U.S. adults are unmarried and given the demographic trend ...
By News Staff
How Far Away Is Immortality?
It was quite unlike any other acceptance speech of the UEFA President’s award. In a rather philosophical address before the Champion’s League draw in Monaco, former football player and actor Eric Cantona claimed: “Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells ...
By The Conversation
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked To Heart Problems In Patients With Cardiac Issues
A recent paper has linked two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.Data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's adverse reporting system plus a private insurance health claims database in the U.S. that captures demographics, drug identification ...
By News Staff
How National Stereotypes Killed The Dream Of 19th Century Philosophers
Nationalist politics continue to gain support across the European continent, from the UK to Italy, France, Hungary and Poland. Meanwhile, the concept of “Europe” has become a rallying cry for those who want to resist what they see as a constraining, inadequate or conservative vision for the ...
By The Conversation
Vikings Blamed For Disappearance Of Icelandic Walrus
No matter how far back in recorded time you go, you were once an intruder. Native Americans of 1800 were genetically different from the natives who lived in North America of 1600, who had little in common with those 1400. Yet none of them were original settlers.And when we think of Vikings, we ...
By News Staff
Bruce Springsteen: An American Aristotle
In the recently released film Blinded by the Light, Pakistani teenager Javed discovers commitment and courage through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Based on journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s 1980s memoir, the dreams and frustrations of a working-class boy from Luton, North London are given wings ...
By The Conversation
'I See Nothing But Fields For My Horses' - The Mystery Of A Mongol Massacre In 1238
In 1227, Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, died, leaving 129,000 soldiers to carry on his war of conquest. But they didn't do it in one unit, his sons and brothers were all given troops. One of the deceased sons, Jochi, had a son named Batu, and after all of his uncles died as well ...
By Hank Campbell
Let Skynet Deal With Invasive Species
This fall we will get a new "Teminator" movie, marking 35 years that a dystopian nightmare about robots taking over and killing us all has been front and center in pop culture awareness. The dystopian nightmare may happen to fish first. Swimming terminators could be ready to fight against ...
By News Staff
Mainstream Media: Video Games 8X More Likely To Be Mentioned In Mass Shootings If The Criminal Was White
A recent analysis of 204,796 news articles about 204 mass shootings(1) over a 40-year period found that President Trump is not inventing things when he mentions a link between shootings and video games. He got it from mainstream media.Is corporate media racist? They found that 6,814 articles ...
By Hank Campbell
Get Ready For Phyjama - A Pajama That Can Monitor Heart And Respiration While You Sleep
At the Ubicomp 2019 conference,University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate students Ali Kiaghadi and S. Zohreh Homayounfar debuted health-monitoring sleepwear they call "phyjamas."The electronically active garments contain unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory ...
By News Staff
Government Programs Claiming To Help Disabled People Marginalize Them With Paperwork
Projects and welfare systems established to provide support by normalizing disabled people instead contribute to their further marginalization, finds a new analysis.The paper in Organization Studies investigated a program that allocated computers to disabled people, to help people improve sociability ...
By News Staff
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