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Ever ran screaming from a concert? Keaton Henson has a treat in store

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:50
Aided by the performance artist Brendan Walker, the folk-rock musician is giving concert-goers at London's Barbican Hall a taste of the anxiety disorder that keeps him off the stage.
Categories: Science and society

We’ve found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter – and one is probably doomed

Genetics - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:00
A new haul of moons brings Jupiter’s total to 79. Nine of the newly discovered satellites are orbiting the wrong way, and could obliterate one of their companions
Categories: Biology

Blood test detects melanoma skin cancer while it’s easily treatable

Genetics - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:00
A blood test that detects melanoma in its early stages may allow people to get treatment before the cancer spreads and becomes difficult to cure
Categories: Biology

We’ve found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter – and one is probably doomed

HIV and AIDS - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:00
A new haul of moons brings Jupiter’s total to 79. Nine of the newly discovered satellites are orbiting the wrong way, and could obliterate one of their companions

Blood test detects melanoma skin cancer while it’s easily treatable

HIV and AIDS - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:00
A blood test that detects melanoma in its early stages may allow people to get treatment before the cancer spreads and becomes difficult to cure

We’ve found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter – and one is probably doomed

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:00
A new haul of moons brings Jupiter’s total to 79. Nine of the newly discovered satellites are orbiting the wrong way, and could obliterate one of their companions
Categories: Science and society

Blood test detects melanoma skin cancer while it’s easily treatable

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 17:00
A blood test that detects melanoma in its early stages may allow people to get treatment before the cancer spreads and becomes difficult to cure
Categories: Science and society

Drones are checking up on insurance claims to look for fraudsters

Genetics - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:35
Insurance companies are training hundreds of drone pilots to check property damage from the air to make sure claims are legitimate
Categories: Biology

Drones are checking up on insurance claims to look for fraudsters

HIV and AIDS - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:35
Insurance companies are training hundreds of drone pilots to check property damage from the air to make sure claims are legitimate

Drones are checking up on insurance claims to look for fraudsters

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 16:35
Insurance companies are training hundreds of drone pilots to check property damage from the air to make sure claims are legitimate
Categories: Science and society

Trump’s meeting with Putin may have had a surprise nuclear twist

Genetics - Tue, 2018-07-17 14:50
On Monday, Vladimir Putin said he’d given Donald Trump a note with suggestions on disarmament. This might be the first move in extending an important agreement
Categories: Biology

Trump’s meeting with Putin may have had a surprise nuclear twist

HIV and AIDS - Tue, 2018-07-17 14:50
On Monday, Vladimir Putin said he’d given Donald Trump a note with suggestions on disarmament. This might be the first move in extending an important agreement

Trump’s meeting with Putin may have had a surprise nuclear twist

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 14:50
On Monday, Vladimir Putin said he’d given Donald Trump a note with suggestions on disarmament. This might be the first move in extending an important agreement
Categories: Science and society

Weird ‘wind drought’ means Britain’s turbines are at a standstill

Genetics - Tue, 2018-07-17 13:08
Britain is experiencing a prolonged “wind drought” that has slowed or halted the blades on turbines around the country
Categories: Biology

Weird ‘wind drought’ means Britain’s turbines are at a standstill

HIV and AIDS - Tue, 2018-07-17 13:08
Britain is experiencing a prolonged “wind drought” that has slowed or halted the blades on turbines around the country

Weird ‘wind drought’ means Britain’s turbines are at a standstill

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 13:08
Britain is experiencing a prolonged “wind drought” that has slowed or halted the blades on turbines around the country
Categories: Science and society

The amazing assortment of stuff at the bottom of one Amsterdam canal

Genetics - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:00
Archaeologists have been given a unique opportunity to peel back the layers of history lying under Amsterdam, finding more than 700,000 objects that cover centuries
Categories: Biology

The amazing assortment of stuff at the bottom of one Amsterdam canal

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:00
Archaeologists have been given a unique opportunity to peel back the layers of history lying under Amsterdam, finding more than 700,000 objects that cover centuries
Categories: Science and society

Sometimes you’re the scooper, and sometimes you get scooped: How to turn both into something good

PLOS Biology (new articles) - Mon, 2018-07-16 23:00

by Jin-Soo Kim, Jacob E. Corn

Fast-moving, competitive fields often inadvertently duplicate research. In a research environment that values being first over being robust, this results in one manuscript “scooping” ongoing research from other groups. Opportunities to demonstrate the solidity of a result through coincidental reproduction are thus lost. Here, two group leaders, one the scooper and one the scoopee, discuss their experiences under PLOS Biology’s new “complementary research” policy. In this case, submission of the second article followed publication of the first by mere days. Scooper and scoopee discuss how complementary research is good for everyone by expanding the scientific reach of studies that are overlapping but not identical, demonstrating the robustness of related results, increasing readership for both authors, and making “replication” studies cost effective by creatively using resources that have already been spent.
Categories: Biology, Journals

The next generation of natural history collections

PLOS Biology (new articles) - Mon, 2018-07-16 23:00

by David E. Schindel, Joseph A. Cook

The last 50 years have witnessed rapid changes in the ways that natural history specimens are collected, preserved, analyzed, and documented. Those changes have produced unprecedented access to specimens, images, and data as well as impressive research results in organismal biology. The stage is now set for a new generation of collecting, preserving, analyzing, and integrating biological samples—a generation devoted to interdisciplinary research into complex biological interactions and processes. Next-generation collections may be essential for breakthrough research on the spread of infectious diseases, feeding Earth's growing population, adapting to climate change, and other grand research challenges. A decade-long investment in research collection infrastructure will be needed.
Categories: Biology, Journals