For better or for worse, science is revealing more and more about the huge amount of plastic we're pouring into the ocean. New research has shown that its most tangible manifestation, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), is a whole...Show More Summary
(Cancer Research UK) More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a Cancer Research UK landmark study.
Photo lllustration by The Daily Beast Language tucked into a government spending bill in Congress may end the de facto 22-year-old ban on gun research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bill released by lawmakers on Wednesday included funding for school safety and strengthening background checks for guns. Show More Summary
(University of East Anglia) Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia...Show More Summary
It was already hard for researchers to use Facebook's data. It looks like it's about to get harder.
An intriguing new study has found that a single dose of human mesenchymal stem cells administered to rats bred to be high alcohol drinkers significantly reduced their voluntary alcohol intake. The research bolsters the growing hypothesis...Show More Summary
Researchers find machine learning can classify heart anatomy on an ultrasound scan faster, more accurately and more efficiently than a human.
Researchers hope their new research will settle debate over the origins of Ata, a naturally mummified infant found in the Chilean desert.
Federal research on gun violence has been effectively impossible for longer than I’ve been alive. In the past 22 years, we’ve had 669,721 firearm deaths and countless other incidents that left largely invisible survivors struggling to heal and adapt to their new reality. Show More Summary
One man learned his sperm had been used to father eight children.
Read to the end before you judge me. My mother was in the Home Bureau. I’m pretty sure she joined the Home Bureau during World War II, to volunteer in her spare time (she had a day job working in a lab on organ transplant research) to make things out of cloth that could be … Continue reading Bozo The Clown Dead ? The post Bozo The Clown Dead appeared first on Greg Laden's Blog.
New research links specific numerical activities undertaken by parents to certain math skills in young children. Published today in open-access journal " rel="nofollow">Frontiers in Psychology, the study also finds that the more parents engage in mathematical activities with their children, the higher their early numeracy performance.
By Nicole L. Novak, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa and Natalie Lira, Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905.... The post Forced sterilization programs in California...
Last week, Facebook firmly bolted the gate after the departing horses and told the world that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook. That’s the kind of announcement that should have come at least two years ago, given Facebook’s knowledge of the matter. Show More Summary
Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies From Age Related Complications We were extremely sad to learn that the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, died this week in Kenya. According to NBC News reports, researchers announced ...
In this issue, find research on NYC smoking age, opioids up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. policies and traumatic brain injury, Medicaid expansion and opioids
(The University of Montana) A recent study from researchers at the University of Montana, National Audubon Society, Oregon State University and East Cascades Audubon Society shows food sources for migratory birds decline with low water levels and high salt content in lakes.
The Ariel mission to study the composition of exoplanets is one of a number of exploratory missions at the ESA The European Space Agency announced this week that its next science mission will be a space telescope to study the composition of planets around other stars. Show More Summary
Facebook is under fire from a lot of critics this week as fallout continues from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, including from an unexpected source: Google. In a series of tweets published Thursday, Google researcher François Chollet warns that the problem with Facebook isn’t just the privacy breach or recent lack of trust, it’s the fact […]
The Dickey Amendment isn't gone, but Congress has finally opened the door -- at least a little -- to government research on gun violence.