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Build Your Own Hadron
Every time I lecture my students about the static quark model I find that the construction of hadrons from their constituents is really entertaining. Probably I have more fun than my students as I explain the details, but today you get to be the judge - I am going to explain it here, and test your ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
New Crystal Form Of Deltamethrin Insecticide Is Up To 12 Times More Effective
Mosquitoes spread malaria but because wealthy nations wiped it out before declaring insecticides bad, it's easy to forget that insecticides are the only effective way to control the mosquitoes that spread a disease which still kills 400,000 each year in developing nations.For poorer countries, ...
By News Staff
Five Tips For Particle Physics PhD Students, Reloaded
For some reason today I remembered that 11 years ago (wow time flies) I wrote a two-parts piece on advices for PhD students doing a thesis in experimental particle physics. As I checked it out, I found that I mostly share the views I had back then (TBH that's not necessarily a good thing - consistency ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Why Disk Galaxies Look Smooth
Like with kids, when it comes to galaxies adolescent blemishes disappear over time.Exponential disks, common in spiral galaxies, dwarf elliptical galaxies and some irregular galaxies, appear smooth and have an exponential fade. How did they get it way?It's not possible to know but using inference ...
By News Staff
Fact-Checking Joe Biden Science Claims On Energy
During last night's Presidential debate, former Obama administration Vice-President and Delaware Senator Joe Biden said something that had Democrats worried and even the most partisan fact checkers holding up an index finger: "I have never said I oppose fracking."Democrats absolutely do oppose ...
By Hank Campbell
Organic Farming Is Not Compatible With Conservation
A recent paper finds that if just 15 percent of farmland reverted to nature, it would wipe out nearly a third of the carbon we've generated since the onset of the Industrial Revolution.The good news; we can do that easily. The bad news; it involves science, and western elites in environmental activism ...
By Hank Campbell
Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction Triggered Switch To Warm-Bloodedness
ome 250 million years ago, in the time when life was recovering from The greatest mass extinction of all time, the Permian-Triassic mass extinction 250 million years ago, killed 95 percent of life, and the very few survivors faced a turbulent world, repeatedly hit by ice ages, rapid warming and ...
By News Staff
East Kootenay Geology
The East Kootenay region on the south-eastern edge of British Columbia is a land of colossal mountains against a clear blue sky. That is not strictly true, of course, as this area does see its fair share of rain and temperature extremes — but visiting in the summer every view is a postcard of ...
By Heidi Henderson
Confirmed: New York City's Rampant Coronavirus Outbreak From Not Restricting European Travel
In February of 2020 there was a lot of confusion about how to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the 2019 form of coronavirus that erupted in Wuhan, China. Much of the confusion was caused by political operatives and allied journalists. The federal government said we needed to restrict travel and ...
By News Staff
Dog Personality Traits Age Differently Just Like People
Every dog owner knows that personality changes over time, but these changes occur unevenly during the dogs' life, and each trait follows a distinct age trajectory, according to a new study. Human personality is characterized by a peculiar dualism: it is both stable and malleable, depending ...
By News Staff
We Don't Need Social Authoritarian Laws To Prevent Coronavirus Spread, We Need Empathy
A new study finds that people are more motivated to use face masks and keep our distance not because experts or government bureaucrats say we should, but because we have empathy for vulnerable people.In two surveys in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, participants were asked ...
By News Staff
Domesticated Wolves Suffer Separation Anxiety From Humans Similar To Dogs
It's no secret how dogs came to evolve. A wolf trusted a human, a human fed a wolf, and this happened enough times that hostile animals were killed off and friendlier ones were not and those traits were passed down.A new study finds it does not take generations. Tame socialized grey wolves ...
By News Staff
Remdesivir Gets FDA Approval As First COVID-19 Treatment
After clinical trials showed the safety and efficacy of Veklury (remdesivir) in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the antiviral drug for the treatment of severe COVID-19 - requiring hospitalization.Veklury is the first treatment ...
By News Staff
Like Most Supplement Purchasers, Believers Think Cannabidiol Is Medicine Despite No Evidence
Cannabidiol, a chemical found in marijuana plants, is enjoying a wave of financial success due to strange prescriptions for "medical" marijuana, which ended up overwhelmingly being obtained for recreation.Yet belief in medicinal properties remain despite no evidence it does anything. The US ...
By News Staff
More Young Adults Are Abstaining From One Known Carcinogen - Alcohol
There are calls to ban vaping because it has pleasant flavors and an addictive component and that combination may lead to disease but while there are zero deaths attributable to nicotine so far, there is an actual socially acceptable carcinogen that also uses flavors to increase use - alcohol.Yet ...
By News Staff
High Dose Of Favipiravir Counters SARS-CoV-2 In Hamsters
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, the 2019 form of coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to a rush of studies searching for a vaccine to prevent infection and testing existing drugs to see which one can reduce the amount of virus in infected people. Drug development usually starts ...
By News Staff
Grades, And Artificial Intelligence
Dear students, If you ask about your grade, I’ll gladly tell you that you’re doing well in the course, or that you really need to do better, as the case may be. More specifically than that I will not say. The main reason for this is that if I were a hiring manager at a company ...
By Fred Phillips
By Donating To Sourcewatch, The National Education Association Is Using Teacher Dues To Smear Teachers
Internal documents obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request show that the two largest teacher unions, the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers (AFL–CIO), have donated to a Democratic political advocacy organization named "Center for Media and Democracy" ...
By Hank Campbell
COVID-19: Closing Borders And Stopping Traffic Was The Right Move, Argues Paper
In early 2020 the U.S. government reacted to worrisome death figures for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 form of coronavirus that erupted in Wuhan China in late 2019, and restricted air travel. This was xenophobia, political critics charged, and not based on evidence. Closing borders was not going to ...
By News Staff
In Canada, 70 Percent Of Firearms Deaths Are Suicide
In a Canada analysis, suicide was the most common cause of death from firearms at 68 percent, and older men in rural areas were impacted most.To better understand injuries and deaths from firearms, researchers looked at data on all residents of Ontario with a valid OHIP number who were injured ...
By News Staff
Mixed Messaging On COVID-19 Can Erode Trust In Institutions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised its guidance to acknowledge that COVID-19 can be spread through tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols. It had earlier removed a similar guidance from its website, saying it was “posted in error.”Similarly, there have been ...
By The Conversation
Weekend Science: How Successful Golfers Stay Focused
Sporting history is littered with tales of defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. Famously, the US golfer Doug Sanders was a three-foot putt away from winning the 1970 Open Championship in St Andrews. He missed. Not only did it lose him the championship, it cost him several sponsorship and endorsement ...
By The Conversation
Though Center For Food Safety And Other Lawsuit Groups Want Otherwise, Americans Trust Science
At a time when sue-and-settle activist groups like Center for Food Safety continue to claim scientists - across the private sector, non-profits, and government agencies - are colluding to poison us by allowing safe pesticide use, their messaging is being ignored by more consumers than in decades ...
By Hank Campbell
How COVID-19 Has Changed Language
In April, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary did something unusual. For the previous 20 years, they had issued quarterly updates to announce new words and meanings selected for inclusion. These updates have typically been made available in March, June, September and December.In the late ...
By The Conversation
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