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  • These Female Insects Have Evolved Functional Penises, And Now We Know Why
    How to make guys stick around. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Ten everyday ways drivers make cyclists feel unsafe
    From speeding and light jumping to parking in bike lanes and passing too close, driver behaviour is one of the main deterrents to widespread cyclingWhat prevents significantly more people in the UK from riding bikes for everyday transport? The primary answer is simple: a lack of safe infrastructure.If cyclists are expected to share the roads with a tonne or so of speeding metal then, global experience shows, you won’t get more than a certain, small percentage of the population doing it, predominantly the young and gung ho. Continue reading... ... read more
    Source: The Guardian – Health and WellbeingPublished on 2018-11-21
  • NASA Is Reviewing Safety at SpaceX And Boeing, Reportedly Thanks to Musk’s Pot Smoking Episode
    "We need to show the American public that when we put an astronaut on a rocket, they'll be safe." ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2018-11-21
  • The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Perfectly Normal Pulsating Mass of Sewer Worms
    What is the big deal? ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Triathlons, ultramarathons and ambitious baking: why is modern leisure so competitive?
    Everything from reading to swimming to cooking can now be tracked or optimised. What is this quest for perfection doing to our free time?If you spend much time mooching around the internet, you will probably have come across articles on sites such as Quartz and Forbes called things like “17 habits of highly successful people”. Life hacks of the rich and famous have become the capitalist equivalent of the tales of hardworking coal miners that were once impressed upon Soviet schoolchildren.Invariably, these people wake up at 4.30am; Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, does so at weekends, too, so as ... read more
    Source: The Guardian – Health and WellbeingPublished on 2018-11-21
  • ‘NIPS’ AI Conference Changes Name, Kind Of
    The organisers of the conference have changed the acronym to "NeurIPS" after facing backlash from the AI community. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2018-11-21
  • Sleep length may affect risk of falls and fractures
    Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for five hours or 10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year). ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Study uncovers link between air pollution and intellectual disabilities in children
    British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • New China and US studies back use of pulse oximeters for assessing blood pressure
    Fast and easy blood pressure monitoring could soon be at your fingertips -- literally -- thanks to new University of British Columbia research that showed BP can be assessed by a fingertip oximeter, a tool not generally used for that purpose. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water
    Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Music may improve mood in adults with Dementia
    In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 51 individuals living with dementia who attended community-based adult day health centers, behavioral observations of a music intervention showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • The shifting role of cities in addressing global climate change
    In recent years, cities have asserted themselves as relevant actors in efforts to address global climate change. The announcement by the United States of their intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has generated more attention than ever for what cities and other subnational authorities can do in this field. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • How Chile accomplished its renewable energy boom
    Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it's the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy producer in the Americas and second in the world, beaten only by China. Two decades ago, when this process started, this transformation was unthinkable. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Do local employment conditions affect women’s pregnancy intentions?
    Economic conditions can shape the decisions that adults make about their families, such as whether and when to have children. A recent Journal of Marriage & Family analysis of US women aged 20 to 44 years found that higher unemployment rates were associated with a lower likelihood of unintended pregnancy. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Negative social cues on tobacco packaging may help smokers quit
    New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal 'others' disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Study predicts decreasing brown bear habitat due to climate change
    A recent analysis of data related to the brown bear (Ursus arctos) estimates that suitable habitat will be reduced by 11 percent across Central Asia and the Asian Highlands by 2050 due to climate change, predominantly due to the changes in temperature and precipitation. The findings are published in Ecology and Evolution. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Anabolic steroids linked to higher rates of premature death in men
    Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids -- such as testosterone -- may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Trial examines how mindfulness meditation may improve mood
    In a randomized controlled trial of 134 mildly stressed, middle-aged to older adults, participants who were assigned to a six-week mindfulness-meditation training program experienced significantly reduced negative affect variability -- which refers to subjective distress and includes a range of mood states such as worry, anxiety, anger, self-criticism, and life dissatisfaction -- compared with participants assigned to a waitlist control. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • Cardiovascular disease may increase risk of rapid functional decline in older adult
    In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of adults aged 65 and older who were functionally independent, individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD) were more likely to experience rapid functional decline than those without. ... read more
    Source: EurekAlert!Published on 2018-11-21
  • When Japan met the world
    For centuries, until the late 1800s, Japan was famously closed off to the outside world. MIT historian Hiromu Nagahara studies what happened when the country finally opened up. More specifically, Nagahara is a scholar who looks at the global cultural exchange that occurred once Japan became more engaged with other countries. On the one hand, Japan began importing culture. Nagahara’s first book, “Tokyo Boogie-Woogie: Japan’s Pop Era and Its Discontents,” published in 2015, detailed how, starting in the 1920s, Japanese popular music helped create a mass consumer culture that defined the country’s middle class. On the other hand, people started ... read more
    Source: MIT NewsPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Epigenetic Factors and Mitochondrial Biology in Yeast: A New Paradigm for the Study of Cancer Metabolism?
    Antonella Stoppacciaro, Serena Di Vito, Patrizia Filetici ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in PharmacologyPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Nephroprotective Effects of Benzyl Isothiocyanate and Resveratrol Against Cisplatin-Induced Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
    Abdelazim Ibrahim, Fahad A. Al-Hizab, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in PharmacologyPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Toward Exploiting the Behavior of Niobium-Containing Mesoporous Silicates vs. Polyoxometalates in Catalysis
    Agata Wawrzynczak, Izabela Nowak, Agnieszka Feliczak-Guzik ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ChemistryPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Planarization and Water Vapor Barrier Coatings on Cellulose Nanofibrils Substrates
    Feyza Karasu, Luca Müller, Hassan Ridaoui, Mohammed Ibn ElHaj, Göran Flodberg, Christian Aulin, Lars Axrup, Yves Leterrier ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ChemistryPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Review of Graphene Growth From a Solid Carbon Source by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD)
    Yannick Bleu, Florent Bourquard, Teddy Tite, Anne-Sophie Loir, Chirandjeevi Maddi, Christophe Donnet, Florence Garrelie ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ChemistryPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Chemometric Methods for Spectroscopy-Based Pharmaceutical Analysis
    Alessandra Biancolillo, Federico Marini ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ChemistryPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Pyrite-Type CoS2 Nanoparticles Supported on Nitrogen-Doped Graphene for Enhanced Water Splitting
    Wei Zhang, Xiaoya Ma, Cheng Zhong, Tianyi Ma, Yida Deng, Wenbin Hu, Xiaopeng Han ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ChemistryPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Imidazolium Based Ionic Liquids: A Promising Green Solvent for Water Hyacinth Biomass Deconstruction
    Jitendra Kumar Singh, Rahul Kumar Sharma, Pushpal Ghosh, Ashwani Kumar, Mohammed Latif Khan ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ChemistryPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the Host Defense in Ascending Infections of Human Fallopian Tube
    Jonathan D. Lenz, Joseph P. Dillard ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ImmunologyPublished on 2018-11-21
  • Editorial: C-Reactive Protein in Age-Related Disorders
    Mark Slevin, Blanca Molins ... read more
    Source: Frontiers in ImmunologyPublished on 2018-11-21

 

 

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