A Million-Year-Old Mammoth May Hold The Key...
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Inflaming The Myths Of COVID-19 Vaccines
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The Interest Of High-School Students For Hard Sciences
Yesterday I visited a high school in Venice to deliver a lecture on particle physics, and to invite the participating students to take part in an art and science contest. This is part of the INFN "Art and Science across Italy" project, which has reached its fourth edition, organizes art exhibits ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Decaf Coffee Using Biology Instead Of Chemicals - Which Science Will Activists Hate More?
Coffee of any kind requires beans and those beans contain caffeine. If you don't want caffeine your choice to remove it is a chemical or...a chemical. Yes, I know some companies claim they use only water but they really use water and “supercritical carbon dioxide”, which is like claiming the ...
By Hank Campbell
A Sign The Pandemic May Be Over: Media Tout Study Claiming Nutrasweet Gave A Mouse Anxiety
Things are getting back to normal because even though activist journalists are now covering a Tripledemic of COVID-19, flu, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) they have also found time to promote a story that claims a zero-calorie sweetener, asparatame, common in products like Diet Coke, Crystal ...
By Hank Campbell
Scientific Wish List For 2023
Another year just started, and this is as good a time as any to line up a few wishes. Not a bucket list, nor a "will do" set of destined-to-fail propositions. It is painful to have to reckon with the failure of our strength of will, so I'd say it is better to avoid that. Rather, it is a good exercise ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
The Renewable Energy Paradox - When Everyone Gets It No One Will
Unlike US environmentalists, Belgian greens didn't flip and suddenly regard hydropower as a bad thing, they regard it as a viable part of their renewable energy strategy. All options are on the table, 50 percent of their electricity is even nuclear.  That's smart, nuclear is 2 times the energy ...
By Hank Campbell
No More Ugly Solar Panels - Toward Alternative Energy That Blends Into The Landscape
Going to an area where there are a lot of wind vanes can be shocking. The noise and environmental blight for so little energy isn't worthwhile, and needing to get exemptions from endangered species laws due to deaths of avians like eagles make them a real negative. Solar panels have a little better ...
By News Staff
This Is Your Opportunity To Tell NASA You Want To Keep Earth Extra Safe During Their Samples From Mars Mission
For those who don’t know the background, NASA’s Perseverance rover is gathering rock samples in Jezero crater on Mars where there used to be a delta long ago. It is a very interesting place for past life. The samples are in tubes on Mars. They want to return them some time around ...
By Robert Walker
NASA - Your Samples From Mars Need A Better Than Biosafety Level 4 Facility - NOT Designed To Contain Even Earth's Tiniest Cells
First for anyone who doesn't know about it, NASA are planning to return its Mars samples of rock and some dust / soil to biosafety level 4 facilities (BSL-4). The samples are in tubes on Mars. They want to return them some time around 2033. Their plan to return them in a BSL-4 was fine ...
By Robert Walker
Chocolate: When Money Did Grow On Trees
Advent calendars with hidden chocolatey treats, huge tins of Quality Street and steaming cups of hot chocolate festooned with whipped cream and marshmallows are all much-loved wintry staples at Christmastime. But how many of us stop to think about where chocolate actually comes from and how it ...
By The Conversation
200 Million Years Before Giant Whales, Ichthyosaurs Migrated To Give Birth In...Nevada
Giant blue and humpback whales migrate across the ocean to breed and give birth in waters where predators are scarce.A new analysis of the fossil bed in the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park (BISP) in Nevada’s Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest suggests that nearly 200 million years before giant whales ...
By News Staff
Another Virus From China Has Been Detected In Switzerland
Two years before SARS-CoV-2, the Alongshan (ALS) virus emerged in China. It was alarming because it was found to be a member of the flavivirus family along with the devastating tickborne encephalitis  (TBE) virus, which can cause inflammation of the brain and of the linings of the brain and ...
By News Staff
Phages: Scientists Create New Natural Weapon Against Bacterial Contamination And Infection
A new process uses harmless viruses that eat bacteria to form microscopic beads that can safely be applied to food and other materials to rid them of harmful pathogens such as E. coli. Though tiny, each bead is about one third the width of human hair, they have millions of bacteriophages.  ...
By Hank Campbell
CBD Has Broken Desire For Clinton-Era Free Passes Of Supplements By FDA
IN 1994, President Bill Clinton and Senator Tom Harkin set off a supplement boom - by decreeing that supplements could be exempt from real FDA oversight as long as they didn't claim to cure cancer or kill anyone (which companies in that market continued to do anyway) and placed in small print that ...
By Hank Campbell
A Heart-Mind Connection: The Links Between Cardiovascular And Mental Health
Too often mental health problems are dismissed as being “all in your head”. With scientific and medical advancements showing mental illness can cause physical changes to the body, we now know the devastating impact mental health has on physical health. One system that is greatly affected ...
By W. Glen Pyle
Assessing SIDS Risk: Siblings Of Kids Who Died Are 4X Higher Risk
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a diagnosis of exclusion, a general term for death during the first year of life that lacks an obvious cause. Though it is a leading cause of death, its etiology is complex and remains largely unknown so assumptions are things like sleeping in a dangerous ...
By News Staff
Albicidin: It Kills Sugar Cane But May One Day Help Humans
Antibiotics are popular in America among everyone but pharmaceutical companies. Part of the reason is cultural; everyone wants antibiotics to be cheap, but want to be able to sue companies if anything new causes a side effect. Meanwhile, the government has doubled the cost and red tape to put anything ...
By News Staff
Language And Psychology: How Communication Connects With Cognition
Humans owe it to language for their many accomplishments throughout history. Our ability to communicate thoughts and ideas enabled us to build entire cultures, establish laws, and develop new ways of making life increasingly better. However, there is more to language than meets the eye. Aside ...
By Mark Pierce
Activism Or Outreach - A Call For New Ways To Communicate Climate Change
Critics of scientists and science writers who speak plainly usually note it is better to be more neutral in tone, informational - 'show them some slides.'Yet very little actually gets done that way. A few places can stay in existence writing 'the universe is mysterious' articles but environmentalists ...
By Hank Campbell
Nineveh: When The Capital Of Assyria Was The Most Dazzling City In The World
Archaeologists in northern Iraq, working on the Mashki and Adad gate sites in Mosul that were destroyed by Islamic State in 2016, recently uncovered 2,700-year-old Assyrian reliefs. Featuring war scenes and trees, these rock carvings add to the bounty of detailed stone panels excavated from the ...
By The Conversation
Tomb Of Salome Found In Israel
Inscriptions on the walls and crosses in a grotto first found by grave robbers in Lachish national park of the Judean lowlands west of Jerusalem have led archaeologists to conclude it was dedicated to Salome, associated with the birth of Jesus Christ in early Christian accounts.  The Jewish ...
By News Staff
Go Outside: Reducing Negative Effects Of Screen Time Just Requires Being A Parent
Many parents say they are worried about the negative effects of screen time on children. Too much of anything can have negative effects, from books to music to TV, but the solution is to impose diversity so they eventually enjoy different activities.The screen time problem got even worse due to ...
By News Staff
TalkLife And AI Can Help People Be More Empathetic About Mental Health
Empathy is critical to having supportive conversations about mental health. But this skill can be tricky to learn, especially in the moment when a person is sharing something hard. A team led by researchers at the University of Washington studied how artificial intelligence could help people ...
By News Staff
Abu Dhabi Research Highlights Gender Gap Among Western Scientific Editors
The Abu Dhabi enirate is a religious dictatorship and may be tired of western countries noting that women may suffer from legalized domestic violence, among other contradictions in a state that says women are equal, because a new analysis says that the western world is sexist too. At least when ...
By News Staff
Patents Are Bad For Science, Says Taxpayer Funded Academic
We don't get many new antibiotics in America despite there being a great need. The reason is simple; though 85% of American drug spending is for "generic" - it is off patent, so anyone can make it without doing any work - a lot of people want everything to be generic. And cheap. Big Pharma is hated ...
By Hank Campbell
Chat GPT is known to respond to prompts and will give back what it is asked for.  So I asked...  more »
Hasn’t it been cold lately! Here in the South of England, so far we have only had about...  more »
Now and then I find the time to write music for piano. It is a compelling, satisfying activity...  more »
One of the constant things that one encounters in the world of science is idealization. Nevis Laboratories...  more »
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