Science and society

Kilogram to be defined by Planck constant instead of a lump of metal

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 19:25
Scientists from around the world have unanimously voted for a new definition of the kilogram – one based on fundamental constants instead of “Le Grand K”
Categories: Science and society

Kilogram to be defined by Planck constant instead of a lump of metal

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-11-16 19:25
Scientists from around the world have unanimously voted for a new definition of the kilogram – one based on fundamental constants instead of “Le Grand K”

There’s an enormous ghost galaxy hiding at the edge of the Milky Way

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 18:35
The Gaia satellite has spotted a ghost galaxy with a lower surface brightness than any stellar system we’ve ever seen – but the discovery is being questioned
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Microbots made from mushroom spores could clean polluted water

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 18:35
Water contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead, could be cleaned up by thousands of microbots built from mushroom spores
Categories: Science and society

There’s an enormous ghost galaxy hiding at the edge of the Milky Way

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-11-16 18:35
The Gaia satellite has spotted a ghost galaxy with a lower surface brightness than any stellar system we’ve ever seen – but the discovery is being questioned

Microbots made from mushroom spores could clean polluted water

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-11-16 18:35
Water contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead, could be cleaned up by thousands of microbots built from mushroom spores

Einstein was wrong: Why ‘normal’ physics can’t explain reality

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 14:00
The most ambitious experiments yet show that the quantum weirdness Einstein famously hated rules the roost – not just here, but across the entire universe
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A computer game’s edible controller lets you play it with your gut

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 13:00
Players of a video game must kill a virtual parasite by changing the temperature of their gut, which is measured by an ingestible sensor
Categories: Science and society

A computer game’s edible controller lets you play it with your gut

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-11-16 13:00
Players of a video game must kill a virtual parasite by changing the temperature of their gut, which is measured by an ingestible sensor

Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low IQ

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 11:10
A new genetic test that enables people having IVF to screen out embryos likely to have a low IQ or high disease risk could soon become available in the US
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Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low IQ

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-11-16 11:10
A new genetic test that enables people having IVF to screen out embryos likely to have a low IQ or high disease risk could soon become available in the US

Walking backwards can boost your short-term memory

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2018-11-16 09:00
Moving backwards - or simply imagining doing it - can be enough to improve scores on memory tests, but we don't know why
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Walking backwards can boost your short-term memory

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2018-11-16 09:00
Moving backwards - or simply imagining doing it - can be enough to improve scores on memory tests, but we don't know why

Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-11-15 19:00
Getting up early on weekdays and sleeping in on weekends to compensate may cause period pain by disrupting the circadian rhythms that control hormone cycles
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Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-11-15 19:00
Getting up early on weekdays and sleeping in on weekends to compensate may cause period pain by disrupting the circadian rhythms that control hormone cycles

Web tracker can follow you for months even if you delete your cookies

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-11-15 17:00
This internet tracker can follow your browsing for months even if you use ad blockers, by measuring variations in the quartz crystals in your device's clock
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Web tracker can follow you for months even if you delete your cookies

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-11-15 17:00
This internet tracker can follow your browsing for months even if you use ad blockers, by measuring variations in the quartz crystals in your device's clock

Environmentalists must embrace nuclear power to stem climate change

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Thu, 2018-11-15 16:16
The Union of Concerned Scientists has overturned its longstanding opposition to nuclear power. Other green groups should follow suit, says Mark Lynas
Categories: Science and society

Environmentalists must embrace nuclear power to stem climate change

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-11-15 16:16
The Union of Concerned Scientists has overturned its longstanding opposition to nuclear power. Other green groups should follow suit, says Mark Lynas

Huge 30-kilometre wide meteorite crater found under Greenland glacier

HIV and AIDS - Thu, 2018-11-15 16:05
Radar surveys have revealed a crater left when a kilometre-wide asteroid hit Greenland – and the impact could explain a climate mystery