Restricting the use of antibiotics is unlikely to stop the spread of drug resistance in typhoid fever, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal eLife. The findings reveal that antibiotic-resistant...Show More Summary
CHICAGO – Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has grabbed headlines in recent years for its role in helping some of sports' biggest stars return to play following injury –including golfer Tiger Woods, Super Bowl winner Hines Ward and NBA legend Kobe Bryant. read more
A World Meteorological Organization insider’s view of the IPCC report. Guest essay by Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy Formerly Chief Technical Advisor – WMO/UN [A note to readers: English is not Dr. Reddy's primary language. I have made some edits to … Continue reading ?
Last week they held the 56th National Conference of the Philippine Center of International PEN, and in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Amadís Ma. Guerrero offers an overview of the event, in War and peace -- and literature.
New technology could aid in the detection of missiles and chemical and biological threats.
Sparsely attended. Usual ethics suspects are not here. Lots of what if scenarios, such as what to do if you find your sponsor is fudging data and as a student you feel trapped by the “smoking gun” (their label).
Priming people to think about money makes them more likely to cheat, but priming them to think about time seems to strengthen their moral compass, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...Show More Summary
Oridnarily I'm all for more writing and more publishing in local (and any) languages, in India and elsewhere, but I'm finding it hard to get on board here. As reported in the Times of India, 'No vernacular market for military literature',...Show More Summary
CC Flickr User hajeka Are you watching BBC America's new Atlantis series? I am. I started enjoying it the moment I realized that that Falstaffy character [also see Esther Lombardi's Fools in Literature... Read Full Post
Scientists may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells. The team found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured, silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.
Though the discovery might have come too late to help Australia win this week’s Second Test match, a team of scientists from Down Under has revealed what techniques give skilled batsmen an edge over their less able teammates – and opponents.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases — from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease — that are caused by "misfolded" protein molecules. read more
Millions of previously hidden US stock trades will be revealed for the first time on Monday December 9 thanks to research from a team of academics.
The German Literatur Archiv Marbach is one of the more impressive literary museums, and most of their exhibits sound like they're worth a trip, but one of the new ones, Der ganze Prozess ('The whole trial') really stands out: they have...Show More Summary
Women scientists specialising in infectious disease research have fewer studies funded than men, and receive less funding across most topic areas in the specialty than their male peers, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. These gender discrepancies have remained broadly unchanged for more than a decade, the findings show. read more
From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species -- and the future of many of those species is uncertain. Now researchers are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection.
San Diego, CA, December 10, 2013 – During the past two decades, high-profile legal cases surrounding end-of-life decisions have received widespread attention in the United States, prompting increased media focus and numerous debates on the subject. read more
EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability. The information, they say, could help to maintain a desired, integral...Show More Summary
I’ve often said my email is like a fire hose. Here’s an example of something that got lost in the stream and I didn’t find it until last night while looking for another email. Zeke Hausfather writes (In August 2012): … Continue reading ?
Okay, they're not exactly up to date here -- Murakami Haruki's A Wild Sheep Chase came out in Japan in 1982 -- but, as IBNA reports, this novel has now also come out in Iran. The cover is pretty cool, too: It's always interesting toShow More Summary