Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it’s already won a National Magazine Award. “We’re making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don’t know anything about farming,” says the editor.
Nearly one out of four older Americans say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, according to a report, which goes on to show that Americans strongly support holding doctors accountable when they fail to honor patients’ end-of-life health care wishes. —> Read More Here
Green spaces in cities are great, but they don’t ensure biodiversity, according to biologists. The team found insect abundance was lacking in two common urban trees, suggesting insect movement may be limited by barriers, such as roads and buildings. —> Read More Here
key steps involved in programmed cell death have been uncovered by researchers, offering new targets for the treatment of diseases including lupus, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. —> Read More Here
Researchers look for the root cause of age-related aortic stiffness — an early sign cardiovascular disease — and uncover a potential therapeutic target for reducing or preventing its development. The underlying cause of aortic stiffening is unclear. While much of the previous research pointed to the extracellular matrix (ECM) — a group of molecules secreted by the cells that support cell attachment and communication — as the culprit, a few studies suggest that vascular smooth muscle may play a role. —> Read More Here
In the first study of its kind, researchers have mapped how information flows through the genetic circuits that cause cancer cells to become metastatic. The research reveals a common pattern in the decision-making that allows cancer cells to both migrate and form new tumors. —> Read More Here
Concern about fisheries is widespread around the world. Over the past several decades, a robust discussion has taken place concerning how to manage fisheries better to benefit ecosystems and humans. Much of the discussion has focused on preserving biological diversity, a critical component of healthy ecosystems. One aspect that gets less attention is the role of fishing fleet diversity. —> Read More Here
Four minutes of physical activity can improve behavior in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research. A brief, high-intensity interval exercise, or a ‘FUNterval,’ for Grade 2 and Grade 4 students reduced off-task behaviors like fidgeting or inattentiveness in the classroom. —> Read More Here
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot. —> Read More Here
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 01, 2014
The successful return of China’s first circumlunar spacecraft has been somewhat downplayed by the media. Part of this is sadly due to the tragic loss of Space Ship Two and the death of a pilot that occurred just hours before this capsule landed.
Despite this, the mission should be celebrated for a number of achievements. China has now become the first Asian nation to recover a spacecraft f —> Read More Here