We’re making the planet a better place for cephalopods. It also helps that humans are busily destroying teleost populations. P.S. There’s a video at the link titled “8 reasons octopuses rule the oceans”. Don’t bother with it. It is 8 incredibly idiotic reasons that have nothing to do with their success. I felt stupider after…
The archaeological mission From Yale University has discovered a new rock inscription site near the village of El-Khawy, approximately 7 kilometers north of the ancient city of Elkab during their excavation work on Elkab Desert Survey...Show More Summary
I reached out to Daniel to find out more about this new award, why he donated his winnings, and what translators can do to break into the business. Below is our conversation.
Chiseled abs and bikinis can sell just about anything, right? According to the minds behind those Carl’s Jr. ads—and countless others—you’d think that’d be true. This idea that “sex sells” has hung around for more than a century, and by this point it’s almost accepted as a doctrine. Show More Summary
Legal or not, more American women are opting for abortion by medication. We asked doctors: How safe is it?
Preventing the diseases we fear most as we age is rarely a sure or simple matter. But for those determined to slow mental decline and drive down the likelihood of developing dementia, researchers have reached a rare consensus around a trio of straightforward strategies: Engage your brain (but choose...
It’s a mystery that goes back to the days of Aristotle, flummoxing biologists and mathematicians for centuries: Why do birds’ eggs come in so many different shapes and sizes? Why are owl eggs almost perfectly round, while hummingbird eggs look like tiny watermelons? And why are still other eggs...
I know some of you cheapskates will want to pick up these books … well, not really pick them up, but rather, instantiate them on your eReader. These are all 2 bucks or less for the Kindle version, at the moment, price presumably subject to change at any moment. How the mind might or might…
… or do the sheep lie?!?!? Anyway, I need the brilliant and well informed people who read this blog to have a gander at this college transcript and interpret it. Place your comments below.
(University of California - Riverside) In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential.In a paper published todayShow More Summary
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio,...Show More Summary
The startup of a 25-ton test detector at CERN advances technology for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. In a lab at CERN sits a very important box. It covers about three parking spaces and is more than a story tall. Sitting inside...Show More Summary
High power, high laser-induced-damage-threshold (LIDT) laser optics. A white paper from Gooch & Housego
(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce winners of the Biophysical Journal Outstanding Poster Awards given at the 'Single-Cell Biophysics: Measurement, Modulation, and Modeling,' meeting held June 17-20 in Taipei, Taiwan. Show More Summary
Deep-learning systems can struggle to handle more than one task, but a fresh approach by Google Brain could turn neural networks into jacks of all trades
After the musician learned that grad students at CERN had created a parody of his 2004 single “Collide,” he flew to Switzerland to sing it at the LHC. Singer-songwriter Howie Day was sitting in a coffee shop in Denver one morning while...Show More Summary
Many-body problem solved for colliding condensates
(California Institute of Technology) While a great deal is known about how light affects circadian rhythms, little is known about the direct effects of light on sleep: Why do we tend to wake up if the lights are flipped on in the middle...Show More Summary
The highs, the lows and the reality of life as a PhD student
(Wiley) Plastic with a thousand faces: A single piece of Nafion foil makes it possible to produce a broad palette of complex 3-D structures. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers describe how they use simple chemical 'programming' to induce the foil to fold itself using origami and kirigami principles. Show More Summary