Posted in Health

Lyme carditis: Things can get complicated when Lyme disease affects heart function

Adrian Baranchuk, Queen’s University, Ontario Lyme disease is a tick-born infection caused by bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme carditis is an early manifestation of…

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Posted in Living Technology

Why false news snowballs on social media

by Adam Zewe,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology The spread of misinformation on social media is a pressing societal problem that tech companies and policymakers continue to…

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Posted in Hydrogen Living Medical Technology

Medical robots: their facial expressions will help humans trust them

Joel Pinney, Cardiff Metropolitan University Robots, AI and autonomous systems are increasingly being used in hospitals around the world. They help with a range of…

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Posted in Science

Why do we stick out our tongues when we’re concentrating?

By Donavyn Coffey  And why is it more common in little kids? A child with their tongue stuck out is a classic sign that they are…

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Posted in Beekeeping

Flesh-Eating Bees Renounced Pollen for Rotting Meat

A bizarre species of tropical bee has evolved to eat dead animals. By Isaac Schultz 11/23/21 5:10PM Some bees have developed a taste for carrion, in…

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Posted in Environment

E.O. Wilson’s lifelong passion for ants helped him teach humans about how to live sustainably with nature

Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware E. O. Wilson was an extraordinary scholar in every sense of the word. Back in the 1980s, Milton Stetson, the…

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Posted in Concussion

People with traumatic brain injury, who often lose empathy, can regain it with treatment

Dawn Neumann, IUPUI Most people can easily determine when a loved one is feeling sad or anxious. This recognition will often trigger the person to…

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Posted in Science

Model moves computers closer to understanding human conversation

by Wick Eisenberg,  Johns Hopkins University An engineer from the Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing has developed a machine learning model that can…

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Posted in Concussion

Blocking an immune system molecule in mice may help prevent long-term disabilities after traumatic brain injury

Jeanne Paz, University of California, San Francisco The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Blocking an immune system…

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Posted in Living

The sordid underbelly of Christmas past

James A. T. Lancaster, The University of Queensland When English Puritans outlawed Christmas in 1647, it was not without good reason. When American Puritans, in…

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