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Goats and Soda
First Eqbal Dauqan was shot at on the way to work. Then her house was destroyed by a bomb. That didn't deter this woman scientist.
science  war 
june 2017 by bradbarrish
What's Really Warming the World?
Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise
climate  visualization  science  data 
june 2017 by bradbarrish
Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems. This is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change the biologic/physiologic responses to ambient air pollution exposure. The study initiates a course of research for developing preventive pharmacological interventions using B vitamins to contain the health effects of air pollution.
health  research  science 
april 2017 by bradbarrish
More objective than human hearing
In industrial production, the testing of machines and products by means of acoustic signals still takes a niche role. Researchers are exhibiting a 'cognitive system' that detects erroneous sounds more objectively than the human ear. The technology has successfully passed the initial practical tests and there detected up to 99 percent of the errors.
audio  research  science 
april 2017 by bradbarrish
What does vitamin C actually do?
How one genius spread a massive myth that's persisted for decades, and what we actually know about the mythical vitamin C. Read on:
medicine  health  science  research 
april 2017 by bradbarrish
‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality
In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away
science  technology  longevity 
april 2017 by bradbarrish
Journal of Practical Ethics
The Journal of Practical Ethics is an open access journal in moral and political philosophy (and related areas), published by the Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics, located at the University of Oxford.
science  ethics 
march 2017 by bradbarrish
Why Your Dog Can Get Vaccinated Against Lyme Disease And You Can’t
Modern science has given us a vaccine against Lyme disease. But we don't use it.
disease  health  science 
march 2017 by bradbarrish
Mothers and infants connect through song
New research provides insight into the importance of song for infants and mothers. The work explored the role of infant-directed singing in relation to intricate bond between mother and infant.
research  science  parenting  music 
february 2017 by bradbarrish
Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection
Have you ever met someone who just wasn't into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population. Researchers have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.
research  music  neuroscience  science  depression 
january 2017 by bradbarrish
Get better customer service by choosing your words wisely
The next time you make a complaint to your cellphone or cable company, don't get personal.
science  psychology  research  customer_service 
december 2016 by bradbarrish
Fasting kills cancer cells of most common type of childhood leukemia,study shows
Intermittent fasting inhibits the development and progression of the most common type of childhood leukemia, researchers have found.
cancer  research  fasting  science  medicine 
december 2016 by bradbarrish
The Bert and Ernie principle of sharing: When and why do children give others the bigger piece of the pie?
Fairness is a central concept in the adult world. But how do children learn what is fair and what is not? When do children learn to distribute resources in an equitable manner, and what do they do when it is impossible to divide the pie equally?
research  parenting  science 
november 2016 by bradbarrish
Journal of Measurement
Thanks to recent advances in data collection, transfer, storage and analysis, there’s never been more data available to research organizations. But 'Big Data' does not guarantee good data, and robust research methodologies are more important than ever.
resources  research  data  science 
november 2016 by bradbarrish
The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age
Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken
science  future 
september 2016 by bradbarrish
The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber - Issue 39: Sport - Nautilus
Alex Honnold has his own verb. “To honnold”—usually written as “honnolding”—is to stand in some high, precarious place…
psychology  science  research  neuroscience 
august 2016 by bradbarrish
This Is What Musical Notes Actually Look Like
A few months ago, I sat poolside with friends in Palm Springs. Amid the quiet desert sublime, we reminisced about all the live music…
art  music  science  audio 
august 2016 by bradbarrish
Cannabinoids Remove Plaque-Forming Alzheimer's Proteins from Brain Cells
Scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.
alzheimers  research  cannabis  science 
june 2016 by bradbarrish
CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning
The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work.
genomics  crispr  biology  future  technology  science 
june 2016 by bradbarrish
Brain Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Help Athletes Train 50% Faster
By targeting specific areas of the brain, this headphone helps athletes pick up training regimens faster.
exercise  audio  fitness  science  research  neuroscience 
june 2016 by bradbarrish
How candy makers shape nutrition science
One of the food industry's most powerful tactics is the funding of nutrition research. It carries the weight of academic authority and generates headlines.
science  food  nutrition  research 
june 2016 by bradbarrish
Fountain of youth? Dietary supplement may prevent and reverse severe damage to aging brain, research suggests
dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals--all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores--has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according to new research. It's a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, ALS and Parkinson's.
science  research  longevity  aging 
june 2016 by bradbarrish
Starving cancer the key to new treatments, say scientists
Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumors. The research team blocked gateways through which the cancer cell was obtaining the amino acid glutamine and found the cells almost completely stopped growing.
science  research  cancer 
may 2016 by bradbarrish
Vitamin found to delay aging process in organs
An international study, published in the journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) -- already known to boost metabolism -- has been found to restore the body's ability to regenerate and repair itself.
health  research  science  longevity 
may 2016 by bradbarrish
Rewiring Your Brain: Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream
A disregarded old technology can rewire brains and treat many cognitive and physical ailments.
neuroscience  neurofeedback  science 
may 2016 by bradbarrish
The Scientists Who Simulate The End Of The World
The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and megastorms.
science  research  disaster 
may 2016 by bradbarrish
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