NEW ORLEANS, LA – New data suggests ulnar collateral (UCL) reconstruction, better known as Tommy John Surgery, allows major league pitchers to return to the mound at high rates, and with a positive impact on some performance parameters. Show More Summary
A famous conqueror's assist from Mother Nature and an intriguing "hell diamond" from deep in the Earth are on the list : Genghis Khan Owes His Empire to … Rain : Turns out, Genghis Khan had a secret weapon that helped him create his empire in the 13th century. Tree-ring scientists have...
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Conversation has an excellent piece on how the study of brain injury, not brain scans, have told us the most about how the brain works. How light affects the brain. Only Human discusses a fascinating study on how a recently discovered form of […]
I don’t write about my mother often. Of all my dysfunctional childhood relationships, my experience with my mother is the most painful. I believe that small children have a disproportionate need for the feminine nurturing energy. When it’s not available, I think the pain runs deeper. I am not suggesting that fathers are not needed. […]
150 years ago...and after what must have seemed like a blink of an eye, the thirty-day furlough for the veteran soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania came to an end. Officially, their furlough ended on March 4, 1864, but when the regiment...Show More Summary
That is a new paper by Susan F. Lu & Huaxia Rui, here is the abstract: Despite heated debate about the pros and cons of online physician ratings, very little systematic work examines the correlation between physicians’ online ratings and their actual medical performance. Using patients’ ratings of physicians at RateMDs website and the Florida […]
Fans Sue Arena After Video Reveals Large And Small Beers Are Same Size: CenturyLink Arena in Boise, also home to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA’s D-League, is facing a potential class-action lawsuit from four fans, alleging that the arena...Show More Summary
by Caroline Lawrence One of the first things that greeted visitors to the Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum in the summer of 2013 was a jolly fresco of a phoenix above two peacocks (below right). On the audio guide, curator Paul Roberts called this fresco a “pub sign”. […]
The Russian Military-Industrial Commission on 10 March recommended the development of unmanned airship platforms manufactured by the state-owned company DKBA for the surveillance and monitoring of defence installations and movementsShow More Summary
I was thinking about writing something quite substantial for one of those seldom-read professional journals on sectarianism and the far left. It turns out (H/T Scott) that I might not have to. A UCL PhD dissertation from 1979 has just come to light on this very topic. Show More Summary
Is there something that can be done to improve the healthfulness of high school concession stand food, and preserve the profits they generate? According to this new study the answer is yes! This study shows that if you give people healthy foods they will buy them and be more satisfied, one of the authors said.
As more parents consider whether it’s safe for adolescents to play football, a new study of high school players found no link between years of play and any decline in neurocognitive function. The study suggests that the risks of sport-related brain injuries are relatively low.
Millions of people who work or play outdoors might one day soon have a new tool to help them reduce the risk of being struck by lightning. While there is no operational lightning forecast system using radar, researchers using the existing...Show More Summary
While previous studies have suggested a connection between contagious yawning and empathy, new research finds that contagious yawning may decrease with age and is not strongly related to variables like empathy, tiredness and energy levels. Show More Summary
Encapsulated nanoparticles can create bright colors by amplifying particular wavelengths of light. These microcapsules could offer a new, non-toxic and long-lasting source of color for paints and electronic displays. Unlike color that...Show More Summary
A recent study investigates how readers perceive computer-generated news articles. The advent of new technologies has always spurred questions about changes in journalism -- how it is produced and consumed. A recent development which has come to the fore in the digital world is software-generated content. Show More Summary
The ACE I/D gene and how its variations -- the ID, DD, and II genotypes -- cause some seniors' to lose out on the benefits of exercise, new research shows. These findings suggest that the ACE I/D genotype may be a significant factor in how well seniors respond to exercise. Show More Summary
The first terrestrial discovery of ringwoodite confirms the presence of massive amounts of water 400 to 700 km beneath the Earth's surface.
IF THEY have said it once, they’ve said it a million times. Hardly a press briefing goes by at the foreign ministry in Beijing without a stern reminder of the importance China places on the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs. Show More Summary
Archaeologists in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have unearthed a lacquer coffin from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386 to 534 A.D.), snatching it out from under the nose of looters. The looters were caught digging a tunnel 10 meters (33 feet) long towards the tomb entrance, which is how archaeologists knew where to dig. [...]