A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease, identifying two molecular pathways that could serve as new targets for treatment. —> Read More Here
Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have found that Titan – the largest moon of Saturn and the only moon in the Solar System with a dense atmosphere – behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the superfast solar wind. “We observed that Titan interacts with the solar wind very [...] —> Read More Here
Plotting the spread of language on our planet: Interactive map reveals how words have evolved across the world’s continents
The map (pictured) was created by Brazil-based Easy Way Language Centre. Type a word in any language into Wordmap to hear it being translated globally. —> Read More Here
Whether using an SLR or your trusty smartphone, Fairmont Hotels have gone to the source – the travel photographers themselves – to compile a list of must-try holiday photography hacks. —> Read More Here
Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they’re trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
Study reveals why some reefs look different from others —> Read More Here
The most thorough study to date suggests that the controversial antiviral drug Tamiflu is affective
A lucky few can say their work helped spur a fundamental shift in the economic model of modern societies.
If all goes well, Robin Chase may get to do it twice.
A decade before Airbnb and Uber, Chase helped kickstart the “collaborative economy” by co-founding Zipcar, which became the world’s largest car-sharing service. The big idea was to replace the enable convenient access to a valuable good (in this case, a vehicle) without requiring ownership.
Now Chase and others have founded Veniam. Their technology powers mesh networks, which provide a new way for people and things (devices, cars, appliances, etc.) to connect to each other and to the internet. The holy grail: ubiquitous no-cost wireless internet access that isn’t controlled by the telecom giants.
Fred Wilson, one of the most influential and successful technology venture capitalists of the last decade, announced last month that his firm has invested in Veniam. “We are consciously trying to see the future and seed the future,” he wrote.
Chase’s story is colorful. She was raised in the Arab world, the daughter of an American diplomat. She is the mother of three children, including one world-famous supermodel. And —> Read More Here
Today: Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (Sally Ride EarthKAM): Samokutyaev installed the 180 mm lens on the EarthKam and continued with the week long imaging session.
Little animations trying to master a computer game are teaching neuroscience researchers how the brain evolves when faced with difficult tasks. Neuroscientists have programmed animated critters that they call ‘animats.’ The critters have a rudimentary neural system made of eight nodes: two sensors, two motors, and four internal computers that coordinate sensation, movement and memory. —> Read More Here