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One More Episode In The Dark Matter Search Saga
Do you remember the DAMA-LIBRA experiment? It is a underground detector made of sodium iodide crystals buried under the rock of the Gran Sasso mountain in central Italy, which took data for over a decade in the search of the elusive signal that slowly-moving, massive particles would produce when ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Natural Zinc Sulfides Are Ruining The Mary Rose, But Science Can Fix It
As the crown jewel of Henry VIII’s, its flagship, the Mary Rose, patrolled the Atlantic with her heavy cannons for 34 years. It then spend 437 more buried beneath the turbulent English Channel before being recovered and placed on display at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England. The ...
By News Staff
How To Define Systems That Defy Newton's 3rd Law
Many physics students would tell you immediately off the bat what Newton's Third Law of Motion states. For those who have forgotten our high school physics, NASA informs us that the third law of motion says that every action has an equal, albeit opposite, reaction. Newton's laws of motion have ...
By Mark Pierce
Sharpless 2-302: The Snowman In The Southern Sky
Over 6,000 light-years away from earth, in the constellation Puppis in the southern sky, is an emission nebula. Emission nebulae are diffuse clouds of gas that have become so charged by the energy of nearby massive stars that they glow with their own light. The radiation from these massive stars ...
By News Staff
Electric Car Batteries Are An Expensive, Energy Intensive Headache To Recycle - And That Is Not Going Away
Riding a wave of government mandates and subsidies, and ignoring that fossil fuel usage to create electricity is identical to what it was before a trillion dollars in additional subsidies for solar and wind alternatives, electric cars are now everywhere.One problem has been largely ignored: the ...
By Hank Campbell
Europe's Ancient Booms And Busts Due To Climage Change Fossilized In Ice
Europe’s past booms and busts, often driven by natural changes in climate, has been revealed using thousand-year-old pollen, spores and charcoal particles fossilized in glacial ice. The analysis of microfossils preserved in European glaciers also revealed earlier-than-expected evidence of air ...
By News Staff
The Extraterrestrial Way The Atacama Desert Got Its Sheets Of Glass
In the Atacama Desert in Chile east of Pampa del Tamarugal, a plateau in northern Chile nestled between the Andes Mountains to the east and the Chilean Coastal Range to the west, fields of dark green and black glass inhabit a corridor stretching for 30 miles. If you've ever seen a glassblower at ...
By News Staff
Climate Tipping Points From The Past Can Help Better Predict What May Happen Next
A tipping point in climate computer estimates is a threshold where large and perhaps irreversible changes occur. Some estimates are silly, 20 foot ocean rises, etc., but without data from recent times it is hard to make models more reliable. There was a period of high warming nearly 1,100 years ...
By News Staff
A Hunter Shot A Buck, Which Turned Out To Be A Doe With Antlers. Here's How
In 2021, there remains some confusion about the distinction between biological sex and gender. The fossil record only shows males and females, it does not show how those people, or even precursors of modern humans, felt about themselves. And fossil records only show what can actually be fossilized ...
By Hank Campbell
Some Cats Are Better At 'Reading The Room'
Do cats adjust their behavior to what works to get what they want or do they nag humans until people begin to respond in more agreeable ways?Some cat owners, and probably most dog owners, might argue that cats engage in the latter and when it seems like the former it is just a lucky meeting of ...
By News Staff
Your Pet Cat Is Spreading The Toxoplasma Parasite To Wildlife
A recent paper examined 45,079 cases of toxoplasmosis in wild mammals—a disease that has been linked to nervous system disorders, cancers and other debilitating chronic conditions—using data from 202 global studies and found wildlife living near dense urban areas, where there are lots of cats ...
By News Staff
COVID-19: Does Natural Infection Or Vaccination Lead To More Protective Antibodies?
Coronavirus has been with us for thousands of years and has mutated accordingly. Since it is in the same family as the common cold it was only recognized as distinct a few decades ago, and in the past severe cases were likely just treated as a flu.But after SARS in 2003 and MERS a decade later ...
By News Staff
Statins Effect On Prostate Cancer Screening Results Revealed
In a new epidemiology paper, men taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs had different  prostate cancer screening results than non-users - in statin users, screening did not increase the incidence of prostate cancer as it did in other men.The data came from the Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening ...
By News Staff
Not Supplemental: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Make No Difference In COVID-19
Even at prescription strength doses, purified omega-3 fatty acid did not reduce incidents of hospitalizations and/or deaths among people with COVID-19, according to results from Scientific Sessions 2021. The Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 With EPA in Subjects at Risk - Intervention Trial ...
By News Staff
Dyslexia Affects Visual Processing Beyond Just Reading
Dyslexia is well-known to impact reading ability but it has been unclear which brain processes are affected by the condition. Whether dyslexia is, at its core, a visual processing disorder is hotly debated among researchers. With reading and writing a key challenge among children with dyslexia ...
By News Staff
Military Veteran Deaths Went Up In 2020 As You'd Expect, But Less Than The General Population
Suicides and other mental health issues, as well as general deaths, went up during the pandemic in 2020 and veterans were not excluded. But they fared better than the general population, which is good news for Veteran's Day.In this century, it is no longer fashionable for anti-military groups to ...
By Hank Campbell
Science Tips For Managing Stress At Thanksgiving
Sometimes people ask me if there is an evidence-based way to manage the stress of dealing with difficult relatives at Thanksgiving, and my short answer is "chloroform."In modern hippie dippie wellness culture, that may not be the response people are seeking, they may want validation of essential ...
By Hank Campbell
Millennials: Pets Are The New Kids, And Plants Are The New Pets
A survey of 1,111 Americans who own houseplants wanted to find out which varieties are most popular and how much people spend on the hobby, but they also found out how much they anthropomorphize their leafy little friends.During the pandemic, 68 percent of Millennials took up a new hobby and nearly ...
By News Staff
Single In America: What COVID-19 Has Changed About Dating Since 2020
A demographically representative sample of 5,000 single adults between the ages of 18 and 98 finds a big switch in a post-pandemic world; only 78 percent believe being physically attractive is most important, compared to 90 percent in 2020.And marriage is back. The number of singles who want a ...
By News Staff
The Average Kid Is Up To 8 Hours Of Digital Per Day, But Is That Bad?
Recent survey results of 118 eight-to-twelve year-old children examined total hours of media consumed, hours of video game play, and number of media used concurrently. Then the authors correlated those to things like behavior, sleep, and psychological issues.The results are only correlation ...
By Hank Campbell
Fact Check: IPCC's Transformative Change Maximises GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE With GROWTH In Everything We Value, Not COLLAPSE
There is nothing even remotely resembling collapse of civilization in the IPBES or IPCC reports. So why do so many people say that’s what they are about? I think it may be at least partly a misunderstanding of what the IPCC mean by “transformative change”, a misunderstanding ...
By Robert Walker
The Supply Chain Impact On Thanksgiving
In 1958, shortly after passage of a misguided law related to chemicals and food - a problem that haunts trust in science like vaccines even today - America got its first government-created chemophobia craze. In cranberries.The poorly worded Delaney Clause specified that any trace of an artificial ...
By Hank Campbell
Homeschooled Kids Become Adults With Greater Character Strengths And Fewer Risky Health Behaviors
What do Taylor Swift, the Jonas brothers, and Miley Cyrus share in common? They're all great musicians and nice people. They were also home schooled. A new study examining how homeschooling affected adolescents’ character, health and well-being found that adolescents who are homeschooled ...
By News Staff
U.S. Right To Know: Queasy Links To Anti-Vax Conspiracy Groups Hint At Their Bias Against All Science
Writing in The Daily Beast, William Bredderman notes that the self-proclaimed whistleblower organization US Right To Know has a seedy undercurrent of malevolence; its relationship to the anti-vaccine movement. Welcome to the party. Get ready for your readers to be told you must have been bought ...
By Hank Campbell
Critical Race Theory like so much science, even social science, can be used for good or evil. Physics...  more »
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