Friday

May 15, 2015

Early men and women had gender equality, say anthropologists. The study suggests inequality only occurred when people started to accumulate resources.[…]

Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?[…]

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones. A Microsoft study highlights the deteriorating attention span of humans, saying it has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds.[…]

California Senate Votes To End Beliefs Waiver For School Vaccinations.[…]

May 8, 2015

Utah professor signs amicus brief arguing same-sex marriage is bad for families. Students demand an explanation.[…]

Resistors that remember help circuits learn.[…]

Engineering bacteria to design vaccines. The EU-funded MycoSynVac project combines gene engineering and biotechnology to design a novel veterinary vaccine chassis based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.[…]

Master orchestrator of the genome is discovered, UB stem cell scientists report. PLOS ONE paper describes how a single nuclear protein functions like an orchestra conductor, programming the ‘symphony of biology’.[…]

‘GMO free’ myth busting: Labeling movement leading farmers to use more toxic chemicals.[…]

Activated charcoal: The latest detox fad in an obsessive food culture. Our diet is either the cause of, or solution to, all of life’s problems. We just can’t seem to let food be food.[…]

If crop biotechnology had not been available to the (18 million) farmers using the technology in 2013, maintaining global production levels at the 2013 levels would have required additional an additional area equivalent to 11% of the arable land in the US, or 29% of the arable land in Brazil or 32% of the cereal area in the EU (28).[…]

May 1, 2015

Australian police suspect that this is a casualty of “alternative therapy.”[…]

Parent training reduces serious behavioral problems in children with autism.[…]

US waste food can feed more than 60 million undernourished children continuously! Could these apps solve America’s huge food waste problem?[…]

Mars Trip May Cause Lasting Cognitive Impairment in Astronauts.[…]

Education drives the evolution of our species.