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Your Meat Does Not Bleed - But That People Think It Does Is Important For Plant-Based Substitutes
If you have cooked a steak or a hamburger you know that by the time you are ready to serve it, and certainly after you cut or bite into it, there will be liquid that oozes out of it. Anti-meat groups know it isn't blood(1) but they use that imagery to try and sway people to their cause. And ...
By Hank Campbell
Will We Finally Get A Viable Alternative To Styrofoam?
Advocates for getting rid of gasoline love to use images from the 19th century, asking why the public is not using modern alternatives. They try to allege it is a corporate effort to suppress competitors but the argument doesn't work very well when they also argue in other areas that companies ...
By News Staff
The Future Of Particle Physics Discussed In Granada
And there it starts. At a very important juncture for fundamental science, physicists are gathering in Granada this week as part of a multi-pronged program that will lead to agreeing on what are the priorities for particle physics in Europe. Given that particle physics is a global, collaborative ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Anomaly Detection In Action
A few weeks ago I posted here an idea of how one could design an algorithm that looks for new physics processes in Large Hadron Collider data, without giving the algorithm any knowledge whatsoever of how those new physics processes should behave.The idea of using anomaly detection tools for new ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
It Is Rocket Science: Here's How We Could Move Our Planet
In the Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth, recently released on Netflix, humanity attempts to change the Earth’s orbit using enormous thrusters in order to escape the expanding sun – and prevent a collision with Jupiter. The scenario may one day come true. In five billion years ...
By The Conversation
This Is How You Save A Million Threatened Species - And Make Biodiversity Great Again - The Solutions In The UN IPBES Report
You have probably seen the headlines “One million species threatened with extinction and humans to blame” and such like. But did you know, the UN study that lead to those headlines analysed the reasons we continue to lose species to extinction, and found a solution? Not only that, they ...
By Robert Walker
Environmental Campaigns Against Nuclear Science Limits Its Acceptance, Even In Thought Experiments On Reducing CO2
Can all nuclear energy be weaponized? It could, according to US politicians in the 1990s, when President Bill Clinton and Senator John Kerry mortally wounded nuclear energy development, to the cheers of their constituents. It was all based on claims by environmentalists that nuclear energy invariably ...
By Hank Campbell
Positive Side Of Climate Change Facts - After Two Years Of Climate Change Action, Heading For 3°C With 1.5°C Well Within Reach
Almost nobody seems to report the positive side of our recent climate change action. It’s remarkable what we’ve done in two years, which gives us much hope that we can indeed rise to the challenge. I have never in my life seen such a coming together of nations worldwide to solve a problem ...
By Robert Walker
Why Strange Bat Skulls Evolved As They Did
When most people think of bats they think of vampires or the World's Greatest Detective, but biologically they are much more diverse than pop culture reveals. With more than 1,300 species worldwide they are one of the largest groups of mammals. Some have large ears, others sport elaborate ...
By News Staff
New Genetic Markers For 'Chemobrain', Cognitive Impairment Associated With Cancer Treatment
Scholars recently characterized plasma levels of the biomarker dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfated form (DHEAS) – jointly referred to as DHEA(S) – to be biological determinants of chemobrain, difficulties related to memory and attention in cancer patients even months after completing ...
By News Staff
Genetic Engineering Removes Antibiotic Resistance From Bacteria
The conjugative transfer of anti-antibiotic resistance genetic elements could lead to development of probiotic bacteria that re-sensitize resistant bacteria to antibiotics, providing a solution to a crucial problem - how to get new antibiotics when countries cap what companies can charge for medicine ...
By News Staff
Leishmaniosis: Dog To Dog Transmission Without Biting Reported
Canine leishmaniosis is a potentially fatal infection caused by the parasite Leishmania infantum, carried by the female sand fly and transmitted in its bite. It is zoonotic, so can be passed on to people but dogs have been known to pick up the infection after being bitten or wounded by another ...
By News Staff
Reducing Use Is Not The Answer: Here Are 5 Ways To Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
An entire generation of parents was brought up believing that if hospitals used antimicrobial soap, then homes deserved it too. An entire generation of doctors were brought up in a defensive medicine culture and taught that if a patient really wanted something, like antibiotics for a flu, they ...
By News Staff
FDA Warns Public Of Homeopathic 'Remedies' That May Actually Do Something - Like Kill Your Kids With Natural Rat Poison
Homeopathy, now two centuries old, proceeds from a fascinatingly bizarre premise; that there is a u-shaped curve for dose. Reasonable people know the dose makes the poison; a medicine that can help you at normal levels can be harmful at high levels. Homepaths (and the Endocrine Disrupting ...
By Hank Campbell
The Case For Preventative Antibiotics: They Reduce Maternal Infection Rate And Reduce Overall Antibiotic Use
In a world where "antibiotic resistance" has been a concern, not just among those opposed to medical science but by mainstream consensus, it may seem odd to discuss the benefits of preventative antibiotics, but a large randomized trial indicates that the World Health Organisation and other national ...
By News Staff
Melanoma: 4 Things To Know
With summer just around the corner in Europe and America, it's time to think about the risk of too much sun exposure.  One greater hazard has less risk - melanoma - but though it is less common than some other types of skin cancer, it is more likely to grow and spread. In 2019, an estimated  ...
By News Staff
You Are What You Vote - Here's How Your Demographics Influence That
Australia has changed in many ways over the past two decades. Rising house prices, country-wide improvements in education, an aging population, and a decline in religious affiliation, are just some of the ways it has changed. At the same time, political power has moved back and forth between the ...
By The Conversation
The Dark Side Of 'Clean Eating': Obsession, Compulsion, And Poor Body Image
Eating sensibly is an important part of a healthy lifestyle but for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing. The condition, called Orthorexia Nervosa, is a patholofical obsession with "clean eating" and a new study finds it's more common among ...
By News Staff
Another California Jury Says Glyphosate Might Have Caused Cancer, And That's Worth $2 Billion
Glyphosate, a common weedkiller, doesn't have a mechanism that acts on the biology of humans, at least without falling into a tub full of it and drowning, but trial lawyers know science does not matter to a jury, emotion does. And emotionally an agriculture company can come off stiff compared to ...
By Hank Campbell
Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse
Do you vape? A new paper suggests you may have been abused as a child - at least in statistical parsing of a small survey.A sample of 208 people aged 18-21 was used to create a correlation between childhood maltreatment and e-cigarette use, and explored the potential role of impulsivity in linking ...
By News Staff
Probability Abuse: Why P-Values And Statistical Significance Are So Often Misunderstood
Have you read this week a claim by the Harvard School of Public Health that Food Z is linked to cancer or from our U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) claims Chemical X is linked to Harm Y?It's technically true, though in high-profile cases like with the International ...
By News Staff
Smoking In Kids Has Fallen, And Bans On Display Ads Are Part Of The Reason Why
Cigarette smoking among kids has continued to fall and since, as we have long noted, "smoking is a pediatric disease". if people don't take it up as children they likely never will. That will pay public health dividends. But with a problem about to be eliminated so is hundreds of billions of dollars ...
By News Staff
Call For Articles: USDA Honey Report, Swiss March Against Science And More
1. On Wednesday, May 15th, the House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2532: To protect grizzly bear populations, and for other purposes, in the Longworth House Office Building 1324. We'd like to solicit an article ...
By Administrator
Did Coca-Cola Suppress Unfavorable Studies Or Is This Another Systemic Conspiracy Story By US Right To Know?
U.S. Right To Know, an industry-funded trade group that was created to harass and intimidate scientists, has teamed up with a few academic allies to promote 129 Freedom of Information Act requests they submitted related to Coca-Cola.  To harass scientists as effectively as possible, they make ...
By Hank Campbell
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