Is it a case of anteater virgin birth, a hormonal quirk or just some desperate hanky-panky? Whatever it is, Armani the anteater's surprising pregnancy has sparked a debate over what animals are capable of when it comes to sex. The story unfolded at the LEO Zoological Conservation …
In 1990, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) issued guidelines that define low-risk drinking, which differ for men and women. New research shows that female college student drinkers exceed NIAAA guidelines for weekly drinking more frequently than their male counterparts. read more
The earlier the age at which youth take their first alcoholic drink, the greater the risk of later alcohol problems. New research examines the influence of puberty on initiation of drinking. Findings indicate that individuals who have their first drink during puberty have higher levels of subsequent drinking than individuals with a post-pubertal drinking onset. read more
The alcohol industry has developed and regulates its own guidelines regarding advertising. A new study has investigated the ability of panels to find consensus around code violations. Results indicate that a modified Delphi Technique may enhance the ability of regulatory agencies to monitor the content of alcohol-beverage advertising. read more
Here Related: Of Black Holes and Political Correctness: If You Take Offense, Is that My Fault? We we talking of Hawking. I said 'black hole.' You heard 'black ho' and took offense....
Alcohol treatment interventions work best when patients understand and are actively involved in the process. A first-of-its-kind study looks at the interactive effects of smoking status and age on neurocognition in one-month-abstinent...Show More Summary
Many women in Texas who are found to have an abnormality on routine mammogram or discover a lump in one of their breasts end up having an old-fashioned surgical biopsy to find out whether the breast abnormality is malignant. Since 2001,...Show More Summary
On 5:24 a.m. EDT on May 17, 2013, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later and affect electronic systems in satellites and on the ground. Show More Summary
A new window into the nature of the universe may be possible with a device proposed by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno and Stanford University that would detect elusive gravity waves from the other end of the cosmos. read more
We’ve mentioned many times the lack of major landfalling hurricanes on the USA being in a record drought. When the Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1st, 13 days from now, it will have been (barring a miracle storm) 2,777 … Continue reading ?
This from NBC’s Lisa Meyers (via RealClearPolitics video): [The IRS commissioner] has known for at least a year that this was going on and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? But even more importantly, Congress is going to ask him, why did you mislead us […]
You might be interested in the latest Skeptically Speaking podcast: This week, Skeptically Speaking looks to the stars that light up the night sky, and fuse hydrogen and helium into the elements that make life possible. Science writer Jennifer Ouellette examines the possible evidence of ancient supernovae in bacterial fossils. Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel explains the…
Stocks of fish like this Caribbean grouper are on the road to recovery from overfishing with the adoption of responsible fishing practices and scientific recommendations on fishing quotas. Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released its annual report detailing progress toward ending overfishing and recovering overfished stocks. Show More Summary
An ankylosaurid dinosaur from Mongolia with in situ armour and keratinous scale impressions Authors: 1. Victoria M. Arbour (a) 2. Nicolai L Lech?Hernes (b) 3. Tom E Guldberg (c) 4. Jørn H Hurum (d) 5. Phillip J Currie (a) Affiliations: a. Show More Summary
Some good news from Dartmouth College Climate change may have little impact on tropical lizards Dartmouth study contradicts predictions of widespread extinction A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate change may have little impact on many species of tropical … Continue reading ?
Next week I'm traveling to speak at two events. Registration is still open for both, so I hope some of you can come. I also have some commentary on women being invited to speak at public events.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Working with lab mice models of multiple sclerosis (MS), UC Davis scientists have detected a novel molecular target for the design of drugs that could be safer and more effective than current FDA-approved medications against MS. read more
RECONNAISSANCE OF THE HR 8799 EXOSOLAR SYSTEM. I. NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPYAuthors:1. B. R. Oppenheimer (a) 2. C. Baranec (b) 3. C. Beichman (a,c) 4. D. Brenner (a) 5. R. Burruss (d) 6. E. Cady (d) 7. J. R. Crepp (e,m) 8. R. Dekany (b)9. Show More Summary
Where does it hurt? How bad does it hurt? Why does it hurt? The many inconsistent and inadequate ways of sorting chronic pain by anatomy, severity, and associated medical conditions are impeding the health and well-being of patients,...Show More Summary
The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season was short-lived. Satellite imagery revealed that Tropical Storm Alvin became a remnant low pressure area 36 hours after it was named. NASA's GOES Project created an image of Alvin's remnants using infrared data from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite on May 17 at 1200 UTC (8 a.m. Show More Summary