Friday, May 25, 2018
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also shaped the evolution of birds

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also shaped the evolution of birds

The only birds that survived after an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago (wiping out the dinosaurs) were ones that lived on the ground.
This Digital Pill Prototype Uses Bacteria to Sense Stomach Bleeding

This Digital Pill Prototype Uses Bacteria to Sense Stomach Bleeding

Researchers are cooking up pill-sized sensors to detect medical molecules and possibly diagnose other gastrointestinal ailments.
NASA satellites provide a 3-way analysis of Tropical Cyclone Mekun

NASA satellites provide a 3-way analysis of Tropical Cyclone Mekun

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Mekunu, the second tropical cyclone in less than a week, formed in the western Arabian Sea early on May 22, 2018 and is moving toward a landfall in Oman. NASA satellites provided an infrared, night-time and precipitation analysis of the storm.
Past use of disinfectants and PPE for Ebola could inform future outbreaks

Past use of disinfectants and PPE for Ebola could inform future outbreaks

(PLOS) Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks, according to a study published May 24, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michaela Mallow of International Medical Corps in Los Angeles, Calif., and colleagues.
Join the Hub of Biomedical Citizen Science Collaboration with CitSciBio

Join the Hub of Biomedical Citizen Science Collaboration with CitSciBio

By Nina Friedman Learn, collaborate, and share your citizen science project tools at CitSciBio.org! Back in 2012, Dr. Jennifer Couch and her colleagues at the National Institute of Health realized there was something missing in the greater biomedical citizen science community. The community did not have its own online collaboration platform. Couch approached Katrina Theisz, a program…
North Korea Missile Test: Best Response May Be Surprisingly Low Tech

North Korea Missile Test: Best Response May Be Surprisingly Low Tech

Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
To get smokers to quit, money works better than electronic cigarettes

To get smokers to quit, money works better than electronic cigarettes

When it comes to helping smokers quit, financial rewards are much more effective than electronic cigarettes. But the sad truth is that nothing works all that well, according to the results of a large clinical trial that tested five smoking-cessation strategies in real-world conditions. Out of 6,006...
This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm

This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm

In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.

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