Experimental psychology professor Charles Spence’s new book, Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating, explores how music, plateware, and theatrics influence the taste of food.
(Experimental Biology 2017) In a new synthesis of anatomy research, scientists showcase the surprising, record-breaking and just plain weird adaptations of the star-nosed mole. The animal eats faster and sports a more sensitive touch organ than any other mammal, is the first mammal known to smell underwater and offers fascinating insights about the brain-body interface.
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are developing a gelatine-based model that simulates the characteristics of human skin by mimicking the way the epidermis absorbs water. By controlling...Show More Summary
Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a “celebration” of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. The “March for Science”...
After Serena Williams won the Australia Open while pregnant, New Scientist asked, "Could pregnancy have helped Serena Williams win the Australian Open?" Um.
WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
(Experimental Biology 2017) Featured research includes a 'neuroprosthetic' device that restores cardiac function in patients with spinal cord injuries, 3-D printed heart valves, new leads for the treatment of clogged arteries, advances in stem cell therapy and new ways to visualize immune system dynamics.
Quantum liquid crystals exist.
The environment is about to take center stage in American politics — a rare but potentially transformational moment in the brief, brown history of the Trump administration. Today and again next weekend, tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in environment-oriented marches at the Washington Mall and around the country. First, they’ll protest President […]
(Indiana University) Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University. Show More Summary
A small team in Australia insists that this time they really know where the airplane is. But their first prediction came up empty. Are they putting too much hope on one piece of debris?
In scanning genomes of many fungal species, scientists find over 1,000 molecular pathways that might yield a large variety of antibiotics and other drugs.
According to new research published in Nature, a newly discovered "super-Earth" sits just 39 light-years away in another solar system -- and scientists are dubbing it one of the best exoplanets to potentially support alien life. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
(University of Birmingham) Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) New Stanford study describes a model for designing novel materials used in electrical storage devices, such as car batteries and capacitors. This approach may dramatically accelerate discovery of new materials that provide cheap and efficient ways to store energy.
For the first time, scientists created a tunable artificial atom in graphene. They demonstrated that a vacancy in graphene can be charged in a controllable way such that electrons can be localized to mimic the electron orbitals of an artificial atom. Importantly, the trapping mechanism is reversible (turned on and off) and the energy levels can be tuned.
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A new ocean debris drift analysis shows missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is most likely within a proposed expanded search area rejected by Australia and Malaysia in January, the Australian government's scientific agency said on Friday.
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