Science

Salk Institute asks judge to narrow scope of gender-discrimination suitSalk Institute asks judge to narrow scope of gender-discrimination suit, Published online: 18 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06013-zThe case brought by cancer researcher Beverly Emerson is scheduled for trial in California later this year. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Nature
The move could have benefits far beyond one medical school -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
Looks like @SpaceX is preparing to lift the crew access arm into place. #SpaceX #SpaceFlight #39A pic.twitter.com/jyxS6Oo9NU — Tom McCool (@Cygnusx112) August 16, 2018 The access arm and white room astronauts will transit when boarding SpaceX's Crew Dragon commercial capsule has arrived at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Spaceflight Now
There's a new blockbuster movie around, featuring a huge extinct shark eating people. Apart from the obvious, how realistic is it? Michael Milford and Peter Stratton investigate. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Scooter companies tout low carbon footprints, but cities see regulatory headaches -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
After years of detective work, it's still unclear why a Japanese doctor faked dozens of clinical trials [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Science / AAAS
It's time to commit to human exploration of Mars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Scientific American Space
Milkweed grown with more carbon in the air supplies fewer toxins to monarch butterflies that need the toxins to fight off gut parasites. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
Researchers give AI the ability to simulate the anticipated needs and actions of others -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
New technique reveals what algorithms are “thinking” [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Science / AAAS
In test, it's impossible to determine the order of two events [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Science / AAAS
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his two latest books, The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
A compound offers itch and pain relief without side effectsA compound offers itch and pain relief without side effects, Published online: 17 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05957-6Brain-cell experiments reveal the molecular roots of a potential drug's unusual advantage. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Nature
The serious disease that awaits some ex-smokersThe serious disease that awaits some ex-smokers, Published online: 17 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05958-5Risk of type 2 diabetes is temporarily higher in those who kick the habit compared with those who keep puffing. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Nature
Top geneticist loses £3.5-million grant in first test of landmark bullying policyTop geneticist loses £3.5-million grant in first test of landmark bullying policy, Published online: 17 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06009-9The Wellcome Trust pulled the grant from Nazneen Rahman, who worked at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Nature
World's first wind-mapping satellite set to launchWorld's first wind-mapping satellite set to launch, Published online: 17 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05976-3Data from the European Space Agency's long-awaited Aeolus mission will address one of the biggest gaps in the global forecasting system. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Nature
Our Milky Way galaxy is a huge, sprawling disk of gas, dust, and stars — a few hundred billion stars. It's part of a small clutch of galaxies called the Local Group, and is the second largest member. The largest is the Andromeda Galaxy, with very roughly twice as many [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Bad Astronomy
On a misty summer morning in 2015, Manuel Ruiz ditched his pickup truck along a dusty two-track road in northwest Tasmania and trod into a grove of eucalyptus. He was searching for a devil. “If I were a devil, this would be a nice place to spend the night,” thought [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Discover Magazine
Crows are what's known as 'partial migrants'—as cold weather approaches some crows fly south, while others stay put. And that behavior appears to be ingrained. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Scientific American News

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