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20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Sharks

The thought of swimming with them might scare you, but there’s more to these deep-sea predators than meets the eye.

Meet Murusraptor: The Supermodel of Megaraptors

Want to find some awesome dinosaur species new to science? Head south. South America is clearly the place to be these days, with Patagonian predator Murusraptor barrosaensis the latest intriguingly odd animal to stomp onto the paleoscene. Show More Summary

Convergent Evolution: A Theropod's Right To Bear Silly Arms

If you thought T. rex and its close relatives were the only dinosaurs that had a tough time brushing their teeth, making the bed or completing any other task that required forelimbs of useful length, think again. In a prime example of...Show More Summary

Chimpanzee Groups Know How to Deal With Freeloaders

Chimpanzees are known to be violently competitive in groups — they aren’t exactly team players. But given enough time, it appears they can work together to stifle competition, police freeloaders and cooperatively accomplish a task. Show More Summary

What did ExxonMobil Know and When Did They Know it? (Part Quatre: “Is ExxonMobil Actually Only Worth A Fraction Of What It Says?”)

Guest post by David Middleton In my previous posts regarding the lawless inquisition of ExxonMobil and its supposed climate cover-up, I’ve pretty well demonstrated that ExxonMobil (then Humble Oil, later Exxon) knew exactly what we know today: The AGW models always forecast about 4 times as much warming as actually would occur.  In any science other…

Flashback Friday: Why doesn’t the driver get carsick?

If you are one of the unlucky who get carsick, you probably know quite well that being the driver is much less nauseating than being a passenger. But why is this the case? Prior to this study, some scientists thought it had to do with...Show More Summary

Study: Haze in China amplifies UHI effect

Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities Research reveals that impacts of haze pollution in the US and China vary significantly From the YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China…

Cutest MRI ever shows that most dogs prefer praise over food.

We previously reported that dogs prefer petting to vocal praise. Well, according to this study-- which involved putting dogs in an fMRI machine--it turns out that most dogs prefer praise to food, and will even choose their owner over food when given the choice. Show More Summary

The ‘Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016’ turned out to be not so great for sea ice doomsters

Last week I mentioned how WeatherUnderground was touting the ‘Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016’ as being a repeat of the ice crusher cyclone in the summer of 2012. People that want to see Arctic sea ice reach new lows, so that they can shout things like “See, told you! Climate change!” were banking on it to…

Use of electric power morcellation for hysterectomy declines following FDA warning

In a study appearing in the August 23/30 issue of JAMA, Jason D. Wright, M.D., of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and colleagues examined trends in the route of hysterectomy (abdominal, minimally...Show More Summary

Flashback Friday: The case of the girl who sneezed 2,000 times a day.

We've heard of intractable hiccups (which can be cured, FYI, by digital rectal massage), but here's a new one: intractable sneezing. This article reports the case of a young girl who sneezed up to 2,000 times a day for 3 months. SheShow More Summary

Traumatic brain injury associated with long-term psychosocial outcomes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Seena Fazel of the University of Oxford,...Show More Summary

Shortfalls in laboratory services may limit attainment of worldwide targets for HIV

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets call for 90% of all people living with HIV to know their HIV status, 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV infection to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 90% of those receiving ART to achieve durable viral suppression by the year 2020. read more

Very low transmission of HIV within couples receiving both ART and PrEP

Providing HIV medication to both members of a couple may substantially reduce the risk of transmission within that couple, according to a study in PLOS Medicine. Jared Baeten of the University of Washington and colleagues conducted a...Show More Summary

For young football players, some tackling drills can pose higher injury risks than games

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (AUGUST 23, 2016). Seventy percent of football players in the US are youths 9 to 14 years of age, yet most data on head impacts sustained in this sport have been from high school, college, and professional football players. Show More Summary

Reframing body weight as baby weight may help women handle pregnancy

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Pregnant women often rely on two identities -- a pregnant self and a non-pregnant self -- to help them navigate the profound psychological and physiological effects that pregnancy has on their body image, according to a Penn State Abington researcher. read more

New study reveals adaptations for snub-nosed monkeys

The exotic and colorful snub-nosed monkey spends its days foraging about the treetop in the mountain forests in China, Myanmar and Vietnam. Though once widespread, this endangered species is only limited to fragmental mountain forests,...Show More Summary

Tech issues cause most drone accidents: Research

World-first research has found technical problems rather than operator errors are behind the majority of drone accidents, leading to a call for further safeguards for the industry. Researchers Dr Graham Wild and Dr Glenn Baxter fromShow More Summary

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