Category: Science

Posted in Living Science

An interactive visual database for American Sign Language reveals how signs are organized in the mind

Zed Sevcikova Sehyr, San Diego State University; Ariel Golderg, Tufts University; Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University, and Naomi Caselli, Boston University “Desire” and “still”…

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Posted in Climate Change Science Technology

Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast – here’s how

Jessika E. Trancik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology To avert the worst effects of climate change, global greenhouse gas emissions should fall at faster rates than…

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Posted in Living Science

A laser equipped robotic guide dog to lead people who are visually impaired

by Bob Yirka , Tech Xplore A small team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has developed a robot dog to help in…

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Posted in Environment Food Health Science

Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infants

by Diana Yates,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals widely used in packaging and consumer products, is known to interfere…

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Posted in Health Science

Researcher finds that sign-language exposure impacts infants as young as 5 months old

by Vienna McGrain,  Rochester Institute of Technology While it isn’t surprising that infants and children love to look at people’s movements and faces, recent research from…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Science

Narwhal tusks tell a troubling tale

Narwhal diets are changing as the Arctic warms. MATT SIMON, WIRED.COM –  4/4/2021, 7:38 AM Researchers have long debated what the 10-foot-long tooth that erupts from a…

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Posted in Environment Science

In fish, parents’ stressful experiences influence offspring behavior via epigenetic changes

Jennifer Hellmann, University of Dayton The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Parents who are exposed to predators…

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Posted in Living Science

Project-based learning deepens science knowledge for 3rd graders in Michigan

Joseph S. Krajcik, Michigan State University and Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big…

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Posted in Living Medical Science Technology

A hologram face, a robot voice… how special effects helped me cheat death: Trapped in his own body by a cruel disease, PETER SCOTT-MORGAN pushed science and doctors to the limit, as the final part of his electrifying memoir reveals

By PETER SCOTT-MORGAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 17:52 EDT, 28 March 2021 | UPDATED: 18:53 EDT, 28 March 2021  Just for a moment, imagine that you were about to…

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Posted in Health Medical Science

The secret to a long life? Genetic treatment that extends the lifespan of flies by 9% and prevents Alzheimer’s is developed by scientists

EXCLUSIVE:  Genetic treatment targeted two proteins found in the brain  FKH and FOXO are present in fruit fly brains and similar versions seen in humans  …

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