Saturday, October 20 2018

Sci/Tech

Innovative study shows medical cannabis effective in treating a wide range of health conditions

September 11, 2018 - Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief...

New research shows how we turn on and off languages

Sept. 11, 2018 - A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that...

Mysterious “Lunar Swirls” Point to Moon’s Volcanic, Magnetic Past

Sept. 7, 2018 - The mystery behind lunar swirls, one of the solar system’s most beautiful optical anomalies, may finally be solved thanks to...

New research suggest Pluto should be reclassified as a planet

Sept. 7, 2018 - The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida...

Ask the scientist: How can the weather spark and spread wildfires?

September 5, 2018 - This year’s U.S. wildfire season has been extremely active: Twenty-five percent more acres have burned in 2018, beating the 10-year average....

European Research Council Joins Effort for Full Open Access to Scientific Publications

Sept. 5, 2018 - A new initiative to accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to scientific publications has been announced by...

Airport security plastic trays harbour highest levels of viruses, study finds

Sept. 5, 2018 - The plastic trays used at airport security checkpoints have been found to harbour the highest levels of viruses at airports,...

Cedars-Sinai Investigators Develop More Accurate Measure of Body Fat

Aug. 29, 2018 - Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass...

The fate of plastic in the oceans

Aug. 29, 2018 - The oceans contain large numbers of particles of biological origin, including, for example, living and dead plankton organisms and their...

Report: 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria from Sept. 2017...

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 29, 2018 - In an independent report published today, researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health...

Why you can smell rain

Your nose knows what’s on the way. Lucy Chian/Unsplash, CC BY Tim Logan, Texas A&M University August 27, 2018 - When those first fat drops of...

Footprints of water (on Mars)

August 27, 2018 - ESA’s Mars Express radar team recently made an exciting announcement: data from their instrument points to a pond of liquid...

Particles collected by Hayabusa spacecraft gives absolute age of asteroid Itokawa

Aug. 27, 2018 - Understanding the origin and time evolution of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) is an issue of scientific interest and practical importance because...

In the race of life, the tortoise beats the hare every time

DURHAM, N.C. Aug. 27, 2018 - Over the long-run, the race will indeed go to the slower, steadier animal. "The fable of 'The Tortoise and...

Smoked out: Researchers develop a new wildfire smoke emissions model

August 24, 2018 - Chemical engineering researchers from Brigham Young University have developed an advanced model that can help predict pollution caused by wildfire...

Psychopaths struggle to recognize genuine emotion

Aug. 23, 2018 - New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found people with high levels of psychopathic traits have difficulty telling...

Study shows diminished but ‘robust’ link between union decline, rise of inequality

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Aug. 22, 2018 - Numerous studies have linked the decline of unions with the rise in wage inequality, but some prominent ones...

Species-rich forests better compensate environmental impacts

Aug. 22, 2018 - Forest ecosystems are elementary for a climatic balance. Countries such as China have recognized this fact; for years, they have...

Murky lakes now surpass clear, blue lakes in US

Aug. 22, 2018 - New research reveals that many lakes in the continental United States are becoming "murkier, with potentially negative consequences for water...

A timescale for the origin and evolution of all of life on Earth

Aug. 20, 2018 - A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has used a combination of genomic and fossil data...