A team of scientists from the University of Sydney, Victoria University, the Service Geologique de Nouvelle Caledonie, and the GNS Science Research Institute in New Zealand has published a study identifying an eight continent, called Zealandia. The research team published their findings in GSA Today – a journal of The Geological Society of America. The title of the study is Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting for individual volunteers to help out with its yearly frog and toad survey. The main aim of this annual event is to help the state determine the population and growth amphibians in the state. Volunteers will only need to listen to frog calls during the breeding season and identify their species and numbers.
Can you dish out $200,000 or lesser for a one-way ticket to work and live in a boisterous city built on Mars? Well if you can, you can hope to realize your dreams of living and working in space in the next 100 years, or maybe 10 years if Elon Musk of SpaceX succeeds first. This idea is coming on the current plans of the government of the United Arab Emirates to build a city on Mars within the next 100 years.
Researchers from the Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta Analysis (ENIGMA) consortium have published a new study in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry showing that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have delayed brain development which affects their emotional responses. This study explains that ADHD should not be blamed on patients or parents since it is a matter of brain development.
Considering the decline in bees and other natural flower pollinators in the US, Japan and other parts of the world, scientists are hard put to the task of creating artificial pollinators such as drones to help undertake the task of pollinating flowers for crop yield. This idea of drone pollinators is still in its infancy, but it is already being tested in several parts of the world, and promises to be perfect with time.
US President Trump’s administration has come up with stricter regulations targeted at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise known as Obamacare. And the core driver is that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will no longer withhold tax refunds for American citizens who fail to abide by requirements set out by ACA guidelines.
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have published a new study in the journal Science Translational Medicine stating a link between Nodding syndrome and an autoimmune response to the parasitic proteins of a parasitic worm. This parasitic worm has also been linked to river blindness.
A team of 14 scientists has published a study in the journal Earth’s Future – a American Geophysical Union’s publication, detailing their plan to replenish the ice of the Arctic as a way of combating the effects of climate change in the region. The scientists are aiming to invest $500 billion into the scheme over a period of time.
Many parents have been researching and reading rules for eating in restaurants with young children, but an Italian restauranteur, Antonio Ferrari, has been inspired to implement an effective rule to reining in rowdy children in public restaurants: reward diners with well-behaved children with 5% discounts.
A team of British scientists from the University of Edinburgh has published a study in the Public Library Science journal PLOS Genetics, suggesting that there are 287 genetic signals responsible for hair loss or baldness in men. Interestingly enough, 40 of these genes are inherited from one’s mother.
The US National Academy of Sciences has on Tuesday released a report where genetic scientists and bioethicists from 10 countries have agreed that scientists could proceed with editing human genome for the purpose of medical research and treatment – but only with caution and a great sense of responsibility to the future of humans.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the authority of the Donald Trump government to delay designating the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species – a designation that ought to take effect last Friday after it was listed in the Federal Register on January 11.
Amandla Stenberg's new movie “Everything, Everything” is garnering a lot of rave reviews at the moment – even though it won’t be officially out for the next three months – but its trailer is doing a great work of promoting who the lead role is and giving insights into her background, without compromising on the central message of the upcoming movie.
Researchers from Duke University have published a study on Monday in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B explaining why the cockeyed squid has two mismatched eyes and how it uses them to navigate its ecosystem as well as to look out for food and potential threats.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) on Monday published a new set of guidelines in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine suggesting that opioid painkillers and other medications should be the last resort to treating lower back pain. The ACP now advocates the use of non-drug remedies and physical therapy to treating low back pain.