A new acoustic fish-tracking tag is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe. It’s small size enables researchers to more precisely and safely record how fish swim through dams and use that information to make dams more fish-friendly. —> Read More Here
An international team of astronomers led from Chalmers University of Technology has used the giant radio telescope Lofar to create the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths. Made by observing simultaneously from four countries, including Sweden, the image shows the glowing center of the galaxy Messier 82 — and many bright remnants of supernova explosions. —> Read More Here
Facelift surgery after massive weight loss poses challenges, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Patients undergoing bariatric surgery for severe obesity are often left with excess, sagging skin affecting all areas of the body — including the face. The unique challenges of facelift surgery in this group of patients — and effective techniques for addressing them — are presented in a paper in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. —> Read More Here
The team led by Alfonso Valencia gathers 29,000 biological chimeras from eight species, including humans, mice and yeast. The catalog is a very valuable source of information for cancer research, and it could reveal new markers and potential targets for the development of new cancer drugs. —> Read More Here
Construction workers in Qijiang city discovered the 49 feet long fossil while digging. It lived 160 million years ago and had an unusually long neck that could have led to legends of dragons, say scientists. —> Read More Here
Having a new baby is supposed to be a joyful experience — but for many women, it comes with some significant mental health challenges.
But there is a wide variety in how women experience postpartum depression. New University of North Carolina research breaks down postpartum depression into three distinct subtypes.
According to the study, some women experience the onset of depressive symptoms during pregnancy, which can result in a greater risk of developing the most severe type of postpartum depression.
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody of UNC’s Perinatal Psychiatry Program said that it’s important that doctors be aware of the various ways that postpartum depression presents itself.
“A thorough assessment of a women’s history is necessary to guide appropriate clinical and treatment decisions,” Meltzer-Brody said in a statement. “We now understand that postpartum depression can have onset of symptoms that may begin in pregnancy. Improved understanding of the differences in clinical presentation of postpartum depression impacts the implementation and interpretation of screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research of perinatal —> Read More Here
(Phys.org) —Italian archeologist Savino di Lernia has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature, urging other archeologists to not abandon Libya during its time of war. He argues that too much is at stake and that much could be lost if researchers simply wait for the war to end. —> Read More Here
Hacker’s List (pictured) is believed to be registered in New Zealand, and lets hacker’s bid for assignments posted by other users, called ‘employers’. —> Read More Here
You might know that the Seattle Seahawks are going to destroy the New England Patriots this Sunday, but despite your fandom for the blue and green, there’s probably some trivia you’d like to brush up on about your favorite team.
Especially if you’re one of the diehard Twelves, you’ve got to learn these five things about the Seahawks before they take on the Patriots at Super Bowl XLIX.
Grab some Skittles and keep reading.
1. The logo was based off a real transformation mask made by the regional Kwakwaka’wakw tribe.
The designers for the Seattle Seahawks logo were inspired by native Northwest Coast art, specifically settling on a Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask. In 2014, Robin K. Wright, Curator of Native American art at the Burke Museum in Washington, wrote an article about the mask which at the time had unknown whereabouts. But Wright’s article ended up causing the mask to be rediscovered at the Hudson Museum in Maine, which had not originally been mentioning anything about Seahawk logo inspiration.
The mask’s similarities to the Seattle Seahawks logo went unnoticed while at the Hudson Museum because it was always featured in an open position, showing the human face inside rather —> Read More Here
A human skull fragment recently unearthed at Manot Cave in Israel provides strong evidence that both anatomically modern Homo sapiens and Neanderthals inhabited the southern Levant during the late Pleistocene and could have interbred 55,000 years ago, about ten millenia earlier than previously thought. Discovered in 2008 during construction activities, Manot is a prehistoric cave [...] —> Read More Here