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Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, Dark Energy, And Cosmic Expansion
A new paper uses a combination of cosmic voids – large expanding bubbles of space containing very few galaxies – and the faint imprint of sound waves in the very early Universe, known as baryon acoustic oscillations, that can be seen in the distribution of galaxies, to show how large structures ...
By News Staff
The Purell Of The Future May Be A Handheld UV Light Device
Though "energy medicine" and "oxygenated herbs" promoted by CNN's Chris Cuomo are woo, one notion ridiculed by journalists has merit; using light to disinfect areas and kill coronavirus.Though chemicals are most common, they are not always practical or portable. Ultraviolet radiation in the 200 ...
By News Staff
The Rocket Science Of The SpaceX Astronaut Launch
Two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will make history by traveling to the International Space Station in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. It will also be the first time astronauts have launched from US soil in nine years.The ...
By The Conversation
R5519 And The Cosmic Ring Of Fire From 11 Billion BC
The galaxy, named R5519, is 11 billion light-years from our Solar System and it is making stars at a rate 50 times greater than the Milky Way. The hole at its centre is truly massive, with a diameter two billion times longer than the distance between the Earth and the Sun. That means it is three ...
By News Staff
Cover Crops Lead To Better Decomposition Rates And Increased Mineralization
Cover crops are touted for their soil and water quality related benefits. A new paper found that incorporating cover crops with tillage results in increased cover crop decomposition rates and increased mineralization of nutrients from cover crop biomass. Other studies have reported mixed results ...
By News Staff
Kampecaris Obanensis: Move Over Nessie, Scotland Is Now Home To The World's Oldest Bug
A 425-million-year-old Kampecaris obanensis millipede fossil is the world's oldest "bug." It is older than any known fossil of an insect, arachnid or other related creepy-crawly and it was found on the Scottish island of Kerrera.It's about 75 million years younger than the age other scientists ...
By News Staff
Australia's Mountains Are Still Growing
Because Australia was discovered late by Europeans it is considered an old continent with little geological activity, but a new study reveals that its mountains are still growing. Some parts of the Eastern Highlands of Victoria, including popular skiing destinations such as Mt Baw Baw ...
By News Staff
Green Snow: In A Warmer World, Algae Could Spread Across The Antarctic
Satellite data with on-the-ground observations over two summers in Antarctica to detect and measure the green snow algae have led a group of scientists to suggest that if the world warms, larger fields of bright green snow could be seen from space as it spreads.Antarctica is the world's southernmost ...
By News Staff
FMRI Images Are Just Pretty Pictures
Ten years ago science journalists talked about functional MRI (fMRI) scans all of the time. Because if a part of the brain lit up when someone did, said, or read something, it went into a paper. Few asked who was doing the interpreting, how legitimate the scale was, and if it had any scientific ...
By News Staff
New Flu? Coronavirus Might Become Cause Of A Seasonal Illness
The flu kills over 600,000 people each year and in 2020 another virus exploded in public health circles for the third time in 17 years; coronavirus.SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, has killed nearly 400,000, and given the risk factors it is hard to say how many would have been killed ...
By Hank Campbell
Females And Alcoholism: Blame Estrogen?
A new paper posits that fluctuating estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding. The giant caveat is that the study was in mice, and despite what you may read in corporate media, mice are not little people, so this research is firmly in the "exploratory" part of science. One thing is sure ...
By News Staff
Does Your Dog Really Want To Rescue You? Yes
We know dogs will try to rescue humans, those Lassie stories were based on events that have happened for as long as humans and dogs have co-existed, but simply observing dogs rescuing someone doesn't tell you much about dogs' actual interest in rescuing humansSo psychologists at Arizona State ...
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One Hydroxychloroquine A Day Does Not Keep The Doctor Away
As the search for an effective COVID19 treatment goes on, one therapy keeps re-appearing in the headlines: hydroxychloroquine. Early, observational studies on the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with COVID19 failed to show any real benefits of the drug. The ability of hydroxychloroquine ...
By W. Glen Pyle
The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Failure Of Hydroxychloroquine As A COVID-19 Treatment And The Science That Explains It
The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19, appeared to have had it’s Titanic moment, at least according to a study published in the Lancet. The retrospective study analyzed the records of patients from 6 continents and found that not only was hydroxychloroquine ...
By W. Glen Pyle
Good News For Menopausal Women Taking Hop Supplements: They Don't Do Anything Bad
Some menopausal women experience night sweats and hot flashes. Hormone replacement therapy is the standard of care for menopausal patients, but not all women are good candidates for it and then some simply don't trust science and medicine; they buy organic food, worry about cellphone radiation ...
By News Staff
WHO [May 13th]: Eradicating COVID-19 With A Safe And Effective Vaccine Would Be A Beacon Of Hope For The Future Of Our Planet
The WHO have been hugely misreported by the media. Mike Ryan said that if we develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID19 we also have to deploy it. We can do this. If we vaccinate enough people to eradicate this virus, it is a "beacon of hope" for the way we care about our world citizens ...
By Robert Walker
Coronavirus Coverage Has Caused People To Stop Using Corporate News
When the coronavirus pandemic really started to take hold in the UK in March, news consumption increased, as in many other countries. But, since then, our research shows that an increasing share of the UK population is switching off from the news. The proportion of people who say they often or ...
By The Conversation
Workplace Wellness Programs Don't Do Anything Except Make Wellness Companies Wealthy
A new study has found that even when it comes to something as broad as "wellness" such wellness programs have little recognizable impact on employee health, health beliefs, or medical utilization.All things they were supposed to improve. Because wellness programs were given government legitimacy ...
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Native Americans Were Siberians First
 Isotope analysis, ancient pathogen genomics, plus a dash of human population genetics have revealed the deeper connection to date between the early peoples of Siberia and the Americas. During the Early Bronze Age, people were expanding. Humans have lived near Lake Baikal in ...
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Extinction: Maybe Cro-Magnon Wiped Out Neanderthals After All
Why is Homo neanderthalensis gone while Homo sapiens have bent the world to our will? In recent years, there has been speculation that climate change wiped out Neanderthal people, or interbreeding with us, since many of us have DNA shared by Neanderthals (we also share 60 percent of our DNA ...
By Hank Campbell
Business Insider Takes A Trip Down 2019 Chemophobia Lane
Thanks to COVID-19, the public has gotten a lot more skeptical about claims that chemicals, food, and medicine are corporate conspiracies created to replace natural products that worked just fine. Even more ridiculous has been the belief that millions and millions of people are dying from these ...
By Hank Campbell
Riot Or Resistance - Media Framing And Bias Shapes The Public's View Of Protests
A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral.What happened next has played out time and again in American cities after high ...
By The Conversation
Domestic Violence Incidents Rise In Los Angeles, Indianapolis During COVID-19 Lockdown
Two cities, Los Angeles and Indianapolis, reported higher than usual domestic violence incidents once COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions were implemented in March.For their paper, the scholars analyzed police calls for service before and during the coronavirus pandemic; from Jan. 2 to April 18 ...
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Coronavirus Has Caused Democrats To Move Back Toward Trust In Science
A year ago, and for this entire century, the nexus of anti-vaccine beliefs and other denial of science has been Democratic states. While places like Mississippi and Alabama had vaccine rates near 100 percent, an infectious disease crisis that began on the west coast forced politicians in California ...
By Hank Campbell
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