Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene ‘signature’ they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria. —> Read More
A scientist from an Australian university says humans are responsible for wiping out giant land animals – not climate change. —> Read More
The classic cheese toastie is an institution – but there is a method to perfect the art of a deliciously simply toasted cheese sandwich. —> Read More
A nationwide survey of 1,500 middle school and high school science teachers released Thursday found that nearly two-thirds of educators are not relying on scientifically sound information when teaching students about climate change.
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Scottish experimental physicist Professor Ronald Drever, 85, was instrumental in setting up LIGO which detected the ripples, but could not mark the occasion with his colleagues as he is ill. —> Read More
Computer scientists say as cloud computing allows machines to become more life-like, robots may become the ‘perfect companion’ and people may even go to court in a bid to marry their robots. —> Read More
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world’s chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety data that they say can predict the toxicity of many of the 90,000 or more other substances in consumer products for which there is no such information. —> Read More
A clinical trial of an experimental drug for treatment-resistant major depression finds that modulation of the endogenous opioid system may improve the effectiveness of drugs that target the action of serotonin and related monoamine neurotransmitters. —> Read More
When carbon dioxide is stored underground in a process known as geological sequestration, it can find multiple escape pathways due to chemical reactions between carbon dioxide, water, rocks and cement from abandoned wells, according to researchers. —> Read More
New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study shows that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather and climate over the past decade have caused Earth’s continents to soak up and store an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers, temporarily slowing the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent. —> Read More