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Anomaly!: The Lost Chapters (Part 5)
The text below is the fifth part of what could have become "Chapter 13" of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab", which I published in 2016. For part 1 see here; for part 2 see here; for part 3 see here; for part 4 see here. No superjets in Run 2 ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Forbidden Light In The Quantum World
Using light waves to accelerate supercurrents can discern forbidden light the quantum world, where the conventional laws of physics are already forbidden.Supercurrents are scientifically strange. At super cold temperatures, they can give us electricity that moves through materials without resistance ...
By News Staff
1910 Version Of The Scream May Have A Science Solution To Its Moisture Problem
The Scream is not one work of art but several; two paintings, two pastels, several lithographic prints and a few drawings and sketches. Edvard Munch  was a practical artist so if the check cleared he would make another.His original Tempera on Cardboard is the most well-known version and ...
By News Staff
Anomaly! : The Lost Chapters (Part 4)
The text below is the fourth part of what could have become "Chapter 13" of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab", which I published in 2016. For part 1 see here; for part 2 see here; for part 3 see here. A written proposal to admit senior member Paolo ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
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
Plant Respiration Implicated In Arctic Melting
A new paper has implicated a physiologic mechanism in vegetation as a cause for Arctic warming.The "greenhouse effect" is well-known by now, water vapor that plants emit during photosynthesis serves to lower land surface temperature, similar watering the yard on a hot day, but it can lead to a ...
By News Staff
Australian Wildfires Caused By Not Enough Trees, Say Environmentalists
Fire breaks and responsible logging are overwhelmingly considered positives for forest management. Every native culture practiced removal of trees and controlled burns to mitigate risk of uncontrolled ones.Australia is different, claims an environmental paper. Logging made their recent wildfires ...
By Hank Campbell
Farmland Improves Bee Health
The biggest cause of bee die-offs is just random luck. For as long as bee numbers have been reported there have been reports of sudden, large-scale die-offs. Nature is out to kill them like it is all of us. Yet more recently, it has been found that we can help bees make their own luck. Pesticides ...
By News Staff
The Next Plague: Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia?
Though coronavirus is a new name for much of the world, microbiologists have worried about it for half a century. It is in the same family as the common cold virus but with the right mutation it can be deadly to those with risk factors for respiratory diseases because it is common like the common ...
By News Staff
Are You Anxiety Prone? It May Be SLC6A4 Serotonin Cleanup Proteins
Anxiety-prone people can blame serotonin cleanup proteins gone awry in their amygdala, according to research in marmosets recently published in JNeurosci. Targeting the amygdala with anti-anxiety medication could provide quicker relief. The same event or set of life circumstances could send ...
By News Staff
Why Bones Of Diabetics Are So Fragile
A person with Type 2 diabetes is three times more likely to break a bone than a nondiabetic. Since the number of people with diabetes is increasing rapidly in the United States, skeletal fragility in patients with Type 2 diabetes is a growing, but little-known, public health issue. Usually poor ...
By The Conversation
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
COVID-19 Mortality: Men Impacted Most
When it comes to COVID-19 deaths, the elderly and those with certain pre-existing conditions are at greater risk, just like they are in any disease that can cause respiratory distress.Yet demographers are beginning to break down those numbers to highlight disparities in outcomes. A new paper ...
By News Staff
Remdesivir: Randomized Trial By Chinese Government Claims No Clinical Benefits - But Confounders Are Huge
A new paper claims that treatment with the antiviral drug remdesivir does not speed recovery from COVID-19 versus placebo in hospitalized patients who are critically ill.But this needs to be interpreted with caution. The Lancet rushed to publish these results but they are from just 237 adults from ...
By Hank Campbell
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 ...
By News Staff
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
The Psychosis Of Coronavirus
When states and nations began to implement forced lockdowns to combat COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that has now killed 20,000 more people than the flu did two years ago, there was relatively little mention of mental health. For those who wanted to stay home and learn to bake bread, it was ...
By News Staff
The Mental Health Benefits Of Reading Science Fiction
Young people who are “hooked” on watching fantasy or reading science fiction may be on to something. Contrary to a common misperception that reading this genre is an unworthy practice, reading science fiction and fantasy may help young people cope, especially with the stress and anxiety of ...
By The Conversation
Should Any Current COVID-19 Estimates Be Used To Make Policy Decisions?
There is a popular saying in statistics - "Everyone believes the data except the collector. No one believes the model except the modeler."It means just what it reads like. Statistics can be used for anything. Coronavirus created a difficult problem for disease epidemiologists in that epidemiology ...
By Hank Campbell
An Argument To Force China To Pay Coronavirus Reparations
When President Trump said he was going to restrict travel from China earlier this year due to coronavirus, I didn't engage in the reflexive politics of corporate journalists and call him a racist, I just though it an overreaction. After all, the Whole Health Organisation did not consider it a pandemic ...
By Hank Campbell
Gig Economy Workers Suffer During The Pandemic, And California's Ill-Timed Delivery Service Lawsuit Just Made It Worse
If you had a choice, would you rather set your own hours or work around your schedule around family needs, or would you prefer being forced to go into an office where a corporate manager applies constant pressure to do more in the same amount of time and you have to pay for babysitting?Many people ...
By Hank Campbell
New Journalism Tool Reveals How Paid Deniers Dominate The Anti-GMO Movement
A year-long Genetic Literacy Project investigation culminating in the rollout of the Anti-GMO Funding Tracker has found that despite claims that the agro-chemical industry, led by Monsanto, is a financial and political juggernaut flooding the media with propaganda and pulling political levers to ...
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