Wednesday

May 20, 2015

Advanced Ligo gravitational wave hunt is green lit.[…]

A Creationist Campaign. Louisiana students are suffering for Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions.[…]

Molecule designed to treat lung cancer shows promising results in mice.[…]

Cyborg turtle gets 3D printed beak after propeller injury. Loggerhead turtle AKUT3 has been given a state-of-the-art 3D printed titanium jaw after being injured by a boat propeller.[…]

Nature or Nurture? Twin Study Finds Both are Almost Equal.[…]

Youthful Vigor Restored to Adult Brains. Reactivated plasticity points to new treatments for developmental disorders.[…]

 

May 13, 2015

A team of scientists have made an important discovery about how certain cells stick to each other to form tissue. The team studied how cells in the skin and heart are bound together through structures called desmosomes. They wanted to understand how these junctions between the cells in the tissue are so strong.[…]

Apparent slowing of sea level rise is artifact of satellite data.[…]

Could turning out the lights help you burn fat? Light exposure from screens has been shown to disrupt circadian rhythms in humans, and a new study in mice suggests that similar effects may cause the animals to gain weight due to a reduction in brown fat activity.[…]

Is Organic Food More Nutritious And Safer Than Conventional? Reviewing A Recent Systematic Review.[…]

May 6, 2015

Children with autism excel at motion detection test.[…]

Flower find provides real-time insight into evolution. Usually a species forms once in a particular location then spreads to other regions. In this case, the opposite has occurred as the same species has evolved multiple times in different places. It shows that when the conditions are right, the origin of species is a repeatable phenomenon.[…]

A simple experiment devised at Washington University in St. Louis suggests that punishments are more likely to influence behavior than rewards. The study found that losses — or punishments — had a measured impact two to three times greater than gains — or rewards.[…]

Why there is so little breathable oxygen in space. Because of their high binding energy, oxygen atoms tend to stick to stardust particles rather than join together.[…]

A recent review of the last 20 years of literature on the subject found an overall increased risk of cancer among vitamin users. The study echoed the result of a 2012 review that the  author and others published. The author specifically refers to two famous studies showing an increased risk of cancer from vitamins.[…]

Transcranial Direct Current Brain Stimulation Method Detrimental to IQ Scores.[…]

April 29, 2015

Misleading sugar structures produce bitter result for protein sleuths.[…]

Oldest fossils might just be mineral lookalikes. Close look at 3.46-billion-year-old fossil microbes reveals problem.[…]

A phone with the ultimate macro feature. New attachment turns a smartphone into a microscope that can image and size DNA molecules 50,000 times thinner than a human hair.[…]

Education drives the evolution of our species.