Drug may increase longevity by depriving cells of amino acid —> Read More Here
Some African-Americans, European Americans, and Latinos carry genes that don’t match their self-identified ethnicities —> Read More Here
Infrasound may have alerted warblers to the huge storm, according to the University of California, Berkeley, who spotted that the birds fled when trouble was around 560 miles (900km) away. —> Read More Here
Now that’s monogamy! World’s oldest wild bird lays 36th egg at the age of 63 – with the SAME partner she’s had all her life
Wisdom the Laysan albatross (shown) laid the egg at a nesting site 1,200 miles (1,930km) northwest of Hawaii. Experts estimate that this was her 36th egg in three decades. —> Read More Here
‘A new twist on a classic story': Extinction of many mammals alongside dinosaurs allowed humans to thrive, study claims
A study led by New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science says two-thirds of our mammalian rivals went extinct with the dinosaurs (asteroid impact illustrated), ultimately allowing us to thrive. —> Read More Here
So that’s why some of us have no sense of direction: Scans reveal brain signals that determine how good we are at navigating
The results, by a team at the University College London, suggest that we have networks of brain cells dedicated to specific compass points, such as north and south. —> Read More Here
It was a great year for four large European carnivores whose populations are now numerous, stable and healthy. —> Read More Here
Philosopher and cultural theorist Michel Foucault warned of a future in which society is under constant surveillance. Using the “panopticon” — a model prison surveillance system designed by 18th century political philosopher Jeremy Bentham — as a symbol of modern societies in which surveillance is used as a form of disciplinary control.
That future may be here, in the form of a sprightly little elf telling children that they better not pout and they better not cry, because Santa is coming to town — and his little helpers are always watching.
The Elf on the Shelf doll, based on the popular Elf on the Shelf children’s book, has become a full-blown cultural phenomenon in recent years, and Dr. Laura Pinto, a professor of digital education at the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology, for one, is concerned.
The doll is used in the home and in schools — perched in a different location each day — to encourage children to be on their best behavior so that they make it onto Santa’s “nice” list. As the story goes, the elf has been sent from Santa (“the boss”) as a special scout to help create his naughty and nice —> Read More Here
DNA thought to be from an extinct polar bear in the Himalayas might actually belong to something else. Professor Bryan Sykes made headlines last year … —> Read More Here
2015 spending bill reasserts connection with scientific missions —> Read More Here