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Newton's Three Body Problem - A Flux-Based Approach To Avoid Infinite Probabilities
At the end of the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton scientifically showed the motion of the planets around the sun through a law of universal gravitation. He also explained the motion of the moon. Yet since both the earth and the sun determine the motion of the moon, Newton became interested ...
By News Staff
Looking For A Ph.D. In Physics Or Computer Science? Look No Further
Today the University of Padova has issued a call for Ph. D. positions to start in October 2021, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy has 23 new openings. The English version of the call page is here.This year, besides being as always available to be a supervisor for Ph.D. students interested ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Standard Model Rethink: Does Measurement Of Muon Magnetics Mean New Physics Are Coming?
Muons are leptons(1), fundamental particles formed in the atmosphere by cosmic rays that are a heavier cousin of electrons. The Standard Model has three generations of leptons; electrons, muons, and tau plus their three neutrinos. The Standard Model is in line with "the big bang" and measurements ...
By Hank Campbell
New Muon G-2 Results!
Note: this is an updated version of the article. For the original discussion of the muon anomaly, published before the release of results, please scroll down.The Fermilab g-2 experiment has released today (April 7th, 5PM CET) its results on the measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
During Drought, Trees May Be Dying Before We Know It
Just like people, trees can die of thirst, especially during a drought, but a recent field study found that a rapid collapse in the hydraulic system of trees is happening more rapidly than previously thought.The heatwave of summer 2018 was exceptional and that can be hard on trees but it was an ...
By News Staff
Conservationists Move Species To Create Natural 'Fixes' To Problems, And Sometimes Create Pandemics
Using their own proprietary consultant as the sole source for their "evaluation", US Fish and Wildlife Service once tried to extort up to $30 million from a private landowner in Louisiana, by stating they needed to created a habitat for an "endangered" frog and that was the only suitable location ...
By Hank Campbell
91% Of The World Don't Live In Polluted Air, And It Has Not Made COVID-19 Worse
COVID-19 has been worse than the coronavirus pandemics of 2012 and 2003 yet the air is cleaner than ever, so a new op-ed claiming that 'virtual' pollution - so small you can't see it without an electron microscope - is the reason SARS-CoV-2 has been so bad comes across as silly, and bordering on ...
By Hank Campbell
What Are Noeggerathiales? Read This And Find Out
In Mongolia, plants preserved in a volcanic ash fall deposit as part of a so-called "vegetational Pompeii," may have resolved the mystery of the Noeggerathiales.What are Noeggerathiales? Paleontologists have wanted to really know since they first learned of them.Scientists know they were peat-forming ...
By News Staff
The Human Brain: Where And When It Evolved
Though modern humans and our closest evolutionary relatives, the great apes, shared a common ancestor millions of years ago, most similarities stop there. We live on the ground, walk on two legs and have much larger brains. That doesn't mean the larger brains evolved first. The first ...
By News Staff
Genetically Rescued Organism: Eucalyptus That Can't Be An Invasive Species
Eucalyptus trees are a pest-resistant evergreen that produce good lumber and oil that wealthy elites in the "wellness" marketplace buy - they are also an invasive species. A new paper shows how scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to knock out LEAFY, the master gene behind flower formation, so the trees ...
By News Staff
CRISPR-Cas9: Now Knocking Out 12 Genes At Once
Just a few short years ago, CRISPR-Cas9 technology took the world of molecular biology by storm because it allowed a cost-effective way to shut off or turn on traits in organisms without any side effects.CRISPR is an acronym of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, a bacterial ...
By News Staff
Latest Data Show Bees Are Still Thriving At An Alarming Rate
The latest numbers on honeybee colonies have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and they show that the Beepocalypse we keep being warned about has been postponed for another year.Instead of going extinct, as activist fundraising campaigns assured us would happen unless efficient ...
By Hank Campbell
90% Of Marijuana Users Think It Doesn't Bring Visual Impairment, But They're Wrong
Some people believe that marijuana can be medical but almost no marijuana users think it impairs their vision.Though over 90 percent of users believe that cannabis has no effect on their vision, or perhaps a slight effect, smoking cannabis significantly alters key visual functions such as visual ...
By News Staff
Foliar Application Of Zinc Boosts Wheat Output
Micronutrient deficiencies pose health problems for a third of the world's population. Worldwide, zinc deficits are more problematic in the rural areas of developing countries, where diets are largely limited to vegetable products grown in soils suffering from low nutrient availability. Biofortification ...
By News Staff
USA Can Easily Release 10 Million Unused Astrazeneca Doses To Protect Health Care Workers In Africa - Many Trained By Them
There are billions of vaccine doses coming along later this year. Biden says he will give excess doses to other countries, so the US is expected to be a huge donor later this year. Even if the US fully vaccinates everyone, adults and children, twice over, now and in the fall, the US has secured ...
By Robert Walker
WHO Call For Rapid Transfer Of COVID Vaccine Technology To Weaker Economies To Solve Bottlenecks & Vaccinate World Ultrafast
We have major bottlenecks with producing the vaccines, but the WHO say that it doesn't have to be like this. We already have millions of extra doses of COVID today because of the early technology transfer by AstraZenecs at the end of last year. This empowers the rest of the world to make the ...
By Robert Walker
Trust In Corporate Media Linked To Less Actual Knowledge About COVID-19
If you see someone on "TODAY" hawking four products per minute they claim are going to make your life better, there is a 100 percent chance it is a paid influencer invited because a producer needed content. Such influencers get paid because it works.This marketing strategy is also common on Facebook ...
By Hank Campbell
Being A New Mom Can Make You 'A Little' OCD
A new survey estimates that 8% of pregnant women reported symptoms that meet criteria for a clinical diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and in the 38 weeks after having a child that jumped to 17% - a huge increase over other surveys.It's no surprise expecting moms get a little control ...
By Hank Campbell
A Gesture Is Worth A Thousand Words?
What sets human communication apart from lower animals is its compositionality, which means that units of meaning can be combined and new meanings can be constructed. The words "blue" and "car" have their own meanings but combined there is a new content, i.e., a car that is blue. This kind of ability ...
By News Staff
#MeToo May Have Caused Women To Lose Out On Mentors
Even previously considerate and helpful male managers have become less likely to mentor female employees, according to a new study. They've become less likely to even talk one-on-one with women.This unintended consequence of the #MeToo movement could deny female employees critical development and ...
By News Staff
Uncanny Valley: A Webcam That Looks Like A Human Eye
Are you being monitored all of the time? You certainly are, by both corporations and the government. It just may not be obvious in the U.S., whereas in London you are filmed by government 300 times each day, and that concerns privacy advocates.What if the spying were more obvious? Like a webcam ...
By Hank Campbell
Humor Works Better Than Scorn At Fighting Science Denial
A few years ago, much of the academic science community finally turned on the anti-science progressives that dominated the coasts of the U.S. and who refused to vaccinate their children. Standing up to their political allies definitely turned the tide, even California Governor Gavin Newsom ...
By Hank Campbell
Can AI Help Slow Future Pandemics?
If you missed the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, wait a few years and catch the next one. One happened in 2012, and in 2003, and since it was only discovered as distinct from the common cold in the 1960s, they may have been happening forever.If it isn't coronavirus, it could be a new flu. Not ...
By Hank Campbell
Mathketball As A Learning Tool?
In western nations, there is a great deal of interest in improving standardized test scores compared to Asian students, but few schools want to do what Asian schools do most; teach to the test and teach by rote.Instead, programs focus on increasing things like 'motivation' have become popular. ...
By News Staff
Humanity has not found a fifth force of nature. This is a warning to the media at large. Please...  more »
The CDC has bad news for Purell.“It is possible for people to be infected through contact with...  more »
The current pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. Every aspect of human interaction has...  more »
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The Fossil Birds of the Jehol Biota have caused an international stir amongst palaeontologists...  more »