A new smoking-specific survey has been developed that is much better than a currently available general health questionnaire at discriminating between different types of ‘otherwise healthy’ smokers. This test could be useful in determining the potential health impact of next generation tobacco and nicotine products, like e-cigarettes, on smokers who switch and in understanding the potential short- and longer-term impact of health-related interventions, such as reducing or quitting smoking cigarettes. —> Read More
British stoats suffered a dramatic loss in genetic diversity in the 20th century but extinct British genes were preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found.The research reveals that stoats, which were introduced to New Zealand, have greater genetic diversity there, than in their native Britain. The results are unusual because introducing a species to a new area is usually associated with a loss in its genetic diversity. —> Read More
A new analysis has found that, among patients with cancer, rates of health insurance coverage vary by patient demographics and by cancer type. —> Read More
Findings from two related experiments show that people are apt to cheat on a task in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover. —> Read More
Beijing (XNA) Apr 27, 2015
The Beidou satellite navigation system will be fully operational worldwide by 2020, said Li Jian, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Thursday.
Li was speaking at an international forum on aviation security in Beijing.
The system has been successfully tested in the general aviation sector, which includes all civil aviation operations other than sch —> Read More
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor. —> Read More
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warning of an “innovation deficit,” scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say declining government spending on basic research is holding back potentially life-saving advances in 15 fields, from robotics and fusion energy to Alzheimer’s disease and agriculture.
Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to recommend certain products, despite labels reading ‘for adult use only.’ —> Read More
SpaceX Dragon V2 test flight vehicle set for May 5, 2015 pad abort test. Credit: SpaceX
As promised, SpaceX is picking up its launch pace in 2015 with a pair of liftoffs from the Florida space coast slated for the next week and a half. They follow closely on the heels of a quartet of successful blastoffs from Cape Canaveral, already accomplished since January.
If all goes well, a commercial satellite launch and a human spaceflight related pad abort test launch for NASA are scheduled for (…)
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