Inflaming The Myths Of COVID-19 Vaccines
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Quantum Gravity And The Search For A Unified Physics
Quantum gravity has fascinated scientists for over a century. The term refers to any theory that seeks to describe gravity in the regimes in which quantum effects cannot be disregarded. Scientists have proposed string theory, loop quantum gravity, and many other theories, but none has achieved ...
By Mark Pierce
Deep Learning Boosts The Performance Of Particle Detectors
The title of this post is no news for particle physicists - particle detectors are complex instruments and they work by interpreting the result of stochastic phenomena taking place when radiation interacts with the matter of which detectors are built, and it looks only natural that deep learning ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Exoplanets Were Discovered For The First Time Using A Sophisticated Radio Antenna
As was reported in The Guardian last October, Australian scientists made up part of a team that used the world’s most powerful radio antenna, the Low-Frequency Array (Lofar) in the Netherlands to detect exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. These new techniques will someday be able ...
By Mark Pierce
Do Lunar And Solar Gravity Impact The Behavior Of Life On Earth?
It is well-known that the gravity from the moon impacts ocean tides, sailors knew it long before anyone knew what gravity even was. A new literature review and small meta-analysis hopes to add to the body of work showing how much gravity impacts plants and animals as well. The meta-analysis ...
By News Staff
2022 Is The Year 'Soylent Green' Took Place - Here's How Food Science Saved The World Instead
In the 1966 Harry Harrison novel "Make Room! Make Room!" concerns about population control were the driver of the plot and the storytellers were various people in New York City when the world has reached a population of 7 billion. You have probably never heard of the novel, but you likely have ...
By Hank Campbell
Warming And Clean Air Caused The Little Ice Age During The Renaissance
The Little Ice Age, lasting from early 15th to mid-19th centuries, was one of the coldest periods of the past 10,000 years - since the last real Ice Age ended.Why it happened is one of the persistent questions in historical climatology.The cold spell set in around 600 years ago and was responsible ...
By News Staff
How To Predict Lightning Using AI
There is a saying that goes 'lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice' but it was never wise to bet your life on it. What it means is that getting hit at all is rare, for a human well over a 1 in 1,000,000 chance, but even if only 300 people are hit and under die, it still happens a lot ...
By News Staff
Spurious Correlation: Epidemiology Paper Links Virtual Air Pollution To Fatty Liver Disease
A new study hopes to link long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and metabolic-associated fatty liver disease, a name change from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease because it is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.  We always want to think about air quality but the paper has two ...
By Hank Campbell
Politicizing Aphid Poop
We all know there is no Beepocalypse by now, right? Seeing it referenced in sit-coms from the 2010s  is as anachronistic as watching "Soylent Green" from the 1970s and seeing them lament that they didn't listen to scientists and make the hole in the ozone layer larger. Sure, Washington Post ...
By Hank Campbell
Greenlanders Have Lower BMI, Fat Percentage And Cholesterol - Evolution May Be Why
Over the course of evolutionary history, Greenlanders have benefited from a genetic variation that offers an incredible advantage; two copies of a gene variant make it so that they absorb sugar differently than other people do.A new study finds that up to 3 percent of Greenland residents, based ...
By News Staff
Dinosaurs Weren't Green, Some Even Had Colors Like Peacocks
Popular imagery is that dinosaurs were a bland color, but most birds are have bland color palates as well. Then you have parrots or peacocks. In between the extremes of bland and flamboyant, there are pink pigeon feet, red rooster combs and yellow pelican pouches.That may have been the case for ...
By News Staff
ACE2: New Chewing Gum Reduces Coronavirus Viral Load In Saliva
A recent study finds that chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein named ACE2 serves as a “trap” for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission.Vaccinations for COVID-19 have begun to stamp out the pandemic but even people who are fully ...
By News Staff
Magnesium Helps The Immune System, Including Against Cancer
Magnesium is important in the immune system’s ability to tackle pathogens and even cancer cells but that doesn't mean you should run to a supplement huckster or naturopath. It is magnesium in blood that is needed for T cells to operate efficiently and that means science and medicine, not woo ...
By News Staff
There Are Few Countries In Which It's Good To Die
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 81 countries, rich and poor, mostly do poorly on how well their health systems provide for the physical and mental wellbeing of patients at the end of life. The survey of end-of-life care showed only six countries earned grades of A, while 36 earned Ds or Fs. ...
By News Staff
Vilca-Chicha: Peruvians Created A Literal Opiate Of The Masses To Exercise Control
As Peru's Wari kingdom sought to shore up their crumbling empire over 1,000 years ago they did it with their own form of bread and circuses - cocaine, ayahuasca, and a beer with psychedelics mixed in.Since the concoction was only made by elites without a penalty of death, festivals became a way ...
By News Staff
In Severe Scoliosis, Growth-Friendly Surgeries Cause More Complications Than Single Spinal Fusion
Early-onset scoliosis is a potentially deadly curve in the spine that can damage a child’s heart and lung function as it progresses. Adolescents with scoliosis are traditionally treated with a single spinal fusion, where rods and screws are inserted to fuse the spine in a straighter position ...
By News Staff
Supreme Court Finds Biden Can Mandate Vaccines For Federally Funded Hospitals But Not All Businesses
The Supreme Court dealt another blow to federal overreach by the Biden administration but then rightly upheld vaccine mandates if an organization is federally funded.Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, nearly all hospitals are federally funded. So a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...
By Hank Campbell
Maybe There Is No One True Native, Everyone Displaced Someone Else
People in Britain, from Scotland to Wales, may maintain a cultural identity, but how much of it is real versus an arbitrary social construct? How much should be decided by genes versus how people choose to identify?A new study opens up as many questions as it answers about Bronze Age Britain. Where ...
By News Staff
The COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Stigma About Depression
There has long been something of a stigma about mental health issues. If a celebrity goes into an alcohol or drug clinic, 30 days later their career is back on track, but a reputation for depression makes filmmakers worry they won't be able to take the stress of a new project.The COVID-19 pandemic ...
By News Staff
CDC Boondoggle: First Career Bureaucrats Didn't Want To Send Coronavirus Tests, Then They Sent Faulty Ones
It is common in a polarized political climate to try and blame the other political party when missteps happen but most government employees are not political appointees, they are career bureaucrats, and sometimes care more about protecting their fiefdoms than in helping the public. A good ...
By Hank Campbell
Environmental Health Trust Now Claims 5G Cell Phones Kill Trees
Prior to 2021, if you found an anti-vaxxer, it was also going to be someone who bought organic food and thought cell phones cause cancer. While some kooky Republicans have taken over for some of the wacky left-wing people that deny vaccines, organic food and 5G conspiracy theories are thankfully ...
By Hank Campbell
For AI To Make Health Care Decisions, It Needs 6 Things
When it comes to baseball and football, coaches always know the numbers. That helps them make informed decisions on risk and reward. Less well-known is that clinicians also often make important healthcare decisions with the aid of algorithmic tools that draw on large amounts of complex data ...
By News Staff
Blade Runners Do Not Have A Competitive Advantage
Do amputee sprinters using running prostheses, or blades, have a competitive advantage? The world’s fastest 400-meter sprinter, Blake Leeper, was ruled ineligible to compete in the Tokyo Olympics due to having an assumed advantage, but a new study with the most comprehensive set of data ever ...
By News Staff
When Adult Children Cut Ties With Their Parents, Parents Believe Differently Than The Kids About Why
A survey of over 1,000 mothers who were part of the Understanding Parental Estrangement Survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center in 2019 and estranged from their adult children revealed a disconnect between what the kids might say is the reason and parents believe. While ...
By News Staff
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