SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
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AMERICA'S STD EPIDEMIC: CHLAMYDIA, GONORRHEA & SYPHILIS CASES ON THE RISE
In Americans, cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — have together reached an all-time high, according to a new report.
“HOLY GRAIL” MICROCHIP MIGHT SURPASS THE POWER OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
Scientists from several universities published a paper in Science Advances, in which they reveal their progress toward the "holy grail" of computing: a light-based microchip that truly rivals the speed and parallel processing of the human brain.
RAMS: FACTS ABOUT MALE BIGHORN SHEEP
Rams are male bighorn sheep, animals that live in the mountains and often settle arguments with fights that include ramming their heads into others.
SCIENTISTS DETECT NEW GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM A BLACK HOLE COLLISION
Astronomers detected the fourth instance of gravitational waves, this time using a new instrument: VIRGO. VIRGO and LIGO can now triangulate the source of gravitational waves, allowing scientists to learn more about them and the universe.
FACTS ABOUT DEER
Members of the deer family (Cervidae) are cloven-hoofed ungulates that typically have compact torsos with long, slender legs and small tails — and most males have antlers.
INSTEAD OF A PASSWORD, THIS SECURITY SYSTEM UNLOCKS VIA YOUR HEARTBEAT
A team of researchers from the University of Buffalo have designed a computer security system that uses a person's heart to unlock it. The system measures its size, shape, and movements, and will continue to monitor it from up to 30 meters away.
GIANT COCONUT-CRACKING RAT DISCOVERED
A rare new species of rat — up to four times the size of the rodents that populate American cities — has been identified in the Solomon Islands.
Coyotes are members of the Canidae family and share a lot of the same traits of their relatives: wolves, dogs, foxes and jackals.
PEANUTS AND THE ALL THE OTHER THINGS TO EAT THAT WILL GIVE A BABY A HEAD START
Nine months of pregnancy is long enough to become familiar with all the complex eating rules issued to expectant mothers. (Parmesan cheese: ok. Pate: not ok. Runny eggs: probably ok now, though previously out of bounds. And so on.) But what about when breastfeeding? We are less sure of what, if any rules, apply. Caffeine may keep your baby awake, which is something you definitely don’t want. On the other hand, it will also keep you awake, which is obviously a bonus. Alcohol can also find its way into the breast milk, so avoiding heavy drinking while nursing is considered sensible.