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Does Organic Food Cause Cognitive Decline?
A new paper accompanied by a scary-looking map claims "people who lived in cities with lead-contaminated water as children had worse baseline cognitive functioning at age 72" and may make every new parent worry their child's grades can be blamed on the water supply, but it leaves out important ...
By Hank Campbell
WDJ2147-4035: Oldest Star In Our Galaxy Identified
A faint white dwarf star as well as the remains of its orbiting planetary system are over ten billion years old, according to a new estimate.WDJ2147-4035 is the oldest dead star with an evolved planetary system found to-date.A white dwarf is a star that has burnt up all of its fuel and shed its ...
By News Staff
The Cleverest Experiment Of Twentieth Century
At about this time of the year I find myself teaching my students about the construction of V-A theory, which is a milestone in the construction of the Standard Model of particle physics. And in so doing I rejoice about having a chance to tell them the details of one of the most brilliant experiments ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Scientists Enrich Our Understanding Of 3200 Phatheon’s Orientation
Researchers from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory have been able to measure a change in the rotation period of the near-Earth asteroid, 3200 Phaethon. The “rock comet” is thought to be hazardous, and is the largest of 11 asteroids whose rotation period has been found ...
By Mark Pierce
COP Meetings – 27 Of ‘em! – With Still No.…
And back at home, Congressman John Curtis (R Utah) tells National Public Radio that the “conservative climate caucus,” which he chairs, seeks climate solutions that “don’t demonize fossil fuels.”*Now, as many of you know, I’m a political centrist at heart, but because the country has ...
By Fred Phillips
Short Extreme Rainfall Events Are More Common - Climate Change Implicated
If you have ever visited or Florida or any place with rainfall extremes at sub-hourly timescales - short storms - residents joke that if you don't like their weather, wait five minutes and it will change. A new analysis says those changes may be happening quickly, and are intensifying much ...
By News Staff
Invisible Air Pollution Can't Cause Obesity, But Epidemiologists Will Link It Anyway
The United States has some of the cleanest air in the world, at least when it comes to actual dangerous smog, PM10 - particulate matter 10 microns in size. It is a clear killer, at one point leading to the deaths of over 10,000 in London during a weather anomaly that caused it to stay low.By the ...
By Hank Campbell
The Big Oil Company Behind Those Lithium Mines Being Stripped For Electric Cars
When French and German intelligence agencies passed along to the U.S. CIA that Iraq was acquiring components to build weapons of mass destruction, they did it assuming President Bush was like President Clinton and such information would send America to the negotiating table to loosen restrictions ...
By Hank Campbell
Enlarged Perivascular Spaces In The Brains Of Migraine Sufferers
Migraine is a common condition, involving a severe recurring headache but sometimes nausea, weakness and light sensitivity as well. According to the American Migraine Foundation, over 37 million people in the U.S. report being affected by migraine, though only 148 million people worldwide report ...
By News Staff
Like Plants? Thank Mass Extinctions
One of the largest mass extinctions ever is bad. Six marine extinctions is even worse. That all happened in one period now known as The Devonian Period, 419 to 358 million years ago.Yet that is also when the world got the trees and complex land plants similar to those we know today first evolving ...
By News Staff
Lifestyle Ticking Time Bombs Were Sped Up By COVID-19
In 2022, the United States surpassed one million COVID-19 related deaths. Many of them had co-morbidities that are risk factors for many diseases, like old age, cancer, or respiratory issues.Added into those risk factors were lifestyle diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and smoking, all of ...
By News Staff
Can You Experience VR Without VR 'Sickness'
Virtual Reality devices are advertised everywhere but have as much uptake as USDA nutrition guidelines or 3-D televisions. One reason is that it's a lot of money for something you can use for 20 minutes without fatigue. Another is VR sickness, a type of motion sickness which comes from users seeing ...
By News Staff
Looking At Racial Differences In Older Patients Hospitalized For Heart Attacks
Very few people are average, that is the problem with using population level statistics in a clinical environment, and why few do it.Yet a population can show what questions to ask, like if there are racial differences in outcomes and why. A recent analysis in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...
By News Staff
Dogs With Cancer Are Getting Cutting-Edge Treatment, And It May One Day Help Human Kids
A clinical trial where dogs get advanced cancer treatment could pave the way for a new immunotherapy treatment in kids.  Sarcoma is a cancer of the bones and soft tissues and one of the most common childhood cancers, the third most common cancer in children, with one in three dying from their ...
By News Staff
Atrial Fibrillation: Skip Drugs And Go Right To Cryoablation?
A new study says early intervention with cryoballoon catheter ablation (cryoablation) can halt disease progression and reduce risk of serious health impacts of atrial fibrillation(AF).Atrial fibrillation affects about 3 percent of the population and is a common heart rhythm problem linked to increased ...
By News Staff
Grip Strength To Estimate The Pace Of Aging
Age is relative. If you put two people the same chronological age next to each other, one may look younger while one may nonetheless be biologically younger. Yet age is the biggest risk factor for most diseases even though it doesn't tell much of a health story.Population statistics about age are ...
By News Staff
Culture Wars
Count the times the word “culture” came out of reporters’ mouths last week, and you’d think they were anthropologists. Usually in this context: “The culture of white supremacy has gone fully mainstream.* “The bedrock idea uniting right-wing communities…  is that white Christian ...
By Fred Phillips
Science Without Borders, The USERN, And Its New President
Humanity progresses thanks to the diffusion and sharing of human knowledge. In particular, scientific progress is brought forth by the sharing of ideas, measurements and experimental results among scientists, and the distribution of excellent education. We have grown very good at doing that, but ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
What May Decide The Election May Not Be Abortion Or Inflation - It May Be Runaway Health Insurance Costs
When the federal government took over health care during the Obama years, a lot of promises were made while the concern when legislation was passed without knowing which parts of three competing plans would be implemented boiled down to high cost to get a million people insured who couldn't get ...
By Hank Campbell
Kids And Gun Deaths: Fact Checking American Academy Of Pediatrics Claims
In a recent paper calling to add even more regulations to legal gun owners, the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote "Each day, 28 U.S. children and teens -- the equivalent of a high school classroom -- die from gun violence, making it the No. 1 killer of youth through age 24." How did they get ...
By Hank Campbell
Want To Buy A Tech Company?
If you’ve drunk the MBA kool-aid, you believe VCs and M&A bean-counters rationally price their investments. If an honest professor has confessed to you that company valuation is a black art, i.e., that there’s a heavy dose of intuition involved, you’ve been ahead of the game. The Twitter ...
By Fred Phillips
Elite Athletics Comes At A Cost Later In Life
Elite performance takes natural ability coupled with elite levels of training. That last part has an effect later in life, according to a new analysis. It found that one in four retired Olympians have some level of osteoarthritis, which causes changes in the joint and can lead to discomfort, pain ...
By News Staff
Mr. Cloud, I Don’t Like You Any More.
My nice Plaxo online address book disappeared when the host company was sold and the buyer discontinued the service. My contacts, up in smoke.Dropbox (cloud storage and data synch) and TunnelBear (VPN) both decided not to support my OS any more, as did Google Chrome. I face expensive upgrades.Evernote ...
By Fred Phillips
Evolution, A.I., And Science
Our eyes see only a tiny band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Matter is mostly empty space, but we see and feel it as continuous solid. Why don't we comprehend the world as it really is? It is because evolution has prepared us to survive and reproduce. Evolution has no interest in preparing us ...
By Fred Phillips
In science the things that have a tiny probability of happening are the things which make for the...  more »
Now and then I find the time to write music for piano. It is a compelling, satisfying activity...  more »
Veritasium has come in for quite a bit of stick recently over his videos on electricity. However...  more »
One of the constant things that one encounters in the world of science is idealization. Nevis Laboratories...  more »
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