SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
GOBBLING DOWN FOOD INCREASES RISK OF OBESITY, HEART ATTACK AND STROKE, STUDY SUGGESTS
In an era of TV dinners, fast food and on-the-go snacking, the pleasure of languidly savouring a meal has become a luxury largely consigned to special occasions.
BILL GATES JUST ANNOUNCED A $100 MILLION INITIATIVE TO DEFEAT ALZHEIMER’S
Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates is investing $100 million into research on dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With more people living longer than ever before, finding ways to prevent or cure these diseases is essential.
WE HAVE CREATED THE MOST EXTENSIVE MAP OF AN ORGANISM’S BRAIN WIRING TO DATE
A team from the Janelia Research Campus presented the results of an innovative tool for mapping how neurons in the brain are wired. Their work reimagines how we understand neural connections, and they plan on imaging 1,000 neurons.
SHORTEST ABSTRACT FOR SCIENTIFIC PAPER SURFACES ON TWITTER
Sometimes, you follow the strict, formal rules of expression in your profession. And sometimes you wing it, just because you can.
In 1974, a pair of seismologists writing for the Bulletin of the Seismological Societ of America did something just because they could.
RESULTS OF LANDMARK STUDY COULD CHANGE HOW (AND WHEN) WE TREAT STROKES
Standard stroke treatment guidelines have long dictated that there's a six-hour window to initiate treatment. However, a new study has shown that even if thrombectomy is carried out beyond that timeframe, the benefits to patients are meaningful.
A BREAKTHROUGH INITIATIVE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED TO MANUFACTURE HUMAN ORGANS
Xenotransplantation could offer a novel way to counteract organ shortages. United Therapeutics is investing $24 million to help the University of Maryland carry out potentially groundbreaking research in the field.
SCIENTISTS CREATED A NEW ORGANIC MATERIAL THAT GENERATES ELECTRICITY WHEN STRESSED
Researchers at Empa have developed an incredible new material that generates electricity from mechanical stress. This thin, flexible, rubber film could potentially be used in everything from clothing to pacemakers.
BLUE ORIGIN IS ON TRACK TO LAUNCH THEIR NEW GLENN ROCKET IN 2020
Blue Origin intends to launch their massive New Glenn rocket in 2020, and so far, that timeframe seems achievable. The company is well on their way to having their rocket, launch pad, and landing procedure all in place by the proposed deadline.
FISH 'COULD BE AS INTELLIGENT AS PRIMATES', SCIENTISTS PREDICT, AS BLUE PLANET II FOOTAGE SHOWS COLLABORATION WITH OCTOPUS TO HUNT
Fish may be as clever as primates, scientists now suspect, after new footage showed octopus and grouper fish communicating and collaborating to catch prey.
FORD PILOTS A NEW EXOSKELETON TO LESSEN WORKER FATIGUE
Working with exoskeleton maker Ekso Bionics, Ford has been piloting the use of an exoskeleton called EksoVest in two of their manufacturing plants in the U.S. The exoskeleton is designed to reduce fatigue from high-frequency activities.