Healthcare

Banning straws isn’t enough. We must get serious about climate change

HIV and AIDS - чт, 2018-10-18 18:50
To head off climate disaster requires difficult changes to our lifestyles, says Adam Corner, and politicians must not be afraid to say so
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Mantis shrimps punch with the force of a bullet – and now we know how

HIV and AIDS - чт, 2018-10-18 17:00
The mantis shrimp has an incredibly fast punch, and it’s because of a structure called a saddle that stores energy and then releases it like an archer's bow
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Your brain is like 100 billion mini-computers all working together

HIV and AIDS - чт, 2018-10-18 17:00
Recording the electrical activity of the fine branches of human neurons has revealed that our brain cells are much more sophisticated than those of other animals
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Your genes affect which university you go to but that’s no surprise

HIV and AIDS - чт, 2018-10-18 15:00
A study has found links between a person's genes and university. But intelligence and other complex traits are shaped by both genetics and environment
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The BepiColombo spacecraft is about to blast off to Mercury

HIV and AIDS - чт, 2018-10-18 12:15
On 20 October, the BepiColombo spacecraft will begin a 7-year journey to Mercury, where it will orbit and investigate the many mysteries of Mercury
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Pregnancy changes how hundreds of genes work in a woman’s body

HIV and AIDS - чт, 2018-10-18 08:00
Genes that alter their expression during healthy pregnancies have been identified for the first time, potentially helping us to predict at-risk pregnancies
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Why plans to achieve zero suicides might actually be counterproductive

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 19:00
Health bodies and politicians are aiming for zero suicides, but doctors are warning this ambitious goal is simply unrealistic
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World’s oldest fossils might turn out to just be ancient rocks

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 19:00
In 2016, researchers unveiled 3.7-billion-year-old fossils – a reassessment suggests the ‘fossils’ are actually physical scars left when the rocks were deformed
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Cosmic supercluster is largest object ever seen in the early universe

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 17:00
A gigantic supercluster of galaxies that existed just two billion years after the big bang could tell us how much dark matter was around in the early universe
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2019 Breakthrough Prize winners set to receive share in $22 million

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 16:00
Silicon valley’s Breakthrough Prize reveals the 21 scientists who have been recognized this year for work in drug design, biology, astrophysics, and mathematics
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Human placenta stem cells help people recover from hip surgery

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 14:30
The placenta is usually discarded after childbirth but it's a source of mesenchymal stem cells – and they help people regain muscle strength after hip surgery
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Gravitational waves from black hole pairs could act like tractor beams

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 13:50
When two black holes orbit one another, they create a swirling vortex of gravitational waves that could trap any nearby objects like a sci-fi tractor beam
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Male birds can be good singers or good looking, but not both

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 01:01
The prettier the bird, the worse it sings. A study of over 500 species has revealed that birds evolve to attract mates in one of two ways, and don’t combine them
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Special coating gives condoms self-lubricating powers

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 01:01
A polymer coating turns condoms slippery once it comes in contact with body fluids – and it doesn’t dry out
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Wildlife photography prize goes to stunning picture of golden monkeys

HIV and AIDS - ср, 2018-10-17 00:00
Hellbenders, vampire finches, and mud-daubers were among animals depicted in winning photographs in the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
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Nicotine exposure in male mice may trigger ADHD in their offspring

HIV and AIDS - вт, 2018-10-16 20:00
Mice are more active and have attention problems if their fathers had nicotine in their diet, perhaps because the chemical triggers epigenetic changes in sperm
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Let’s embrace the joy of moonmoons and more playful scientific terms

HIV and AIDS - вт, 2018-10-16 18:30
Some say the astronomical term moonmoon makes light of a serious field of study, but it seems a shame to abandon it for po-faced alternatives
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Making games like Red Dead Redemption 2 shouldn’t be such hard work

HIV and AIDS - вт, 2018-10-16 17:40
Reports that 2018’s blockbuster video game saw people working 100-hour weeks are troubling, given that tech firms could make workers’ lives easier, says Michael Cook
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Half-hearted cannabis legalisation move leaves patients in limbo

HIV and AIDS - вт, 2018-10-16 16:07
Medical cannabis is to be available in the UK from November, but tight restrictions will drive patients to alternative sources, says Henry Fisher
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Alien life could spread between solar systems on interstellar rocks

HIV and AIDS - вт, 2018-10-16 15:45
Researchers have calculated that living organisms may be able to hitch a ride aboard interstellar rocks to spread not only between planets, but across the galaxy
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