If you've ever been nervous or stressed, you might have experienced a weird feeling in your stomach. Why do we feel so many emotions in our guts? Laci did some digging to figure out what connects our brains to our midsections.
Millions of Americans suffer from depression and some choose to end their lives. When are people more likely to commit suicide, and what can we do to prevent it? Tara discusses how you can seek help if you're struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Finals week is approaching and some of you might be stressed out. While exams are stressful, there are ways to make them more manageable. Join Laci as she covers five helpful tips to do better on finals.
As time goes on, more and more research is being done on the effects of your sperm on your children. Tara discusses a recent study that found mental illness caused by traumatic events can be passed on through sperm.
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change (see footnote). Read more »
Liska, A., Yang, H., Milner, M., Goddard, S., Blanco-Canqui, H., Pelton, M., Fang, X., Zhu, H. & Suyker, A. (2014). Biofuels from crop residue can reduce soil carbon and increase CO2 emissions, Nature Climate Change, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2187
Using an airplane to detect greenhouse gas emissions from freshly drilled shale gas wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus basin, Cornell and Purdue scientists have found that leaked methane from fracking is a tougher problem—between a hundred- and a thousandfold—than previously thought. Read more »
Caulton, D., Shepson, P., Santoro, R., Sparks, J., Howarth, R., Ingraffea, A., Cambaliza, M., Sweeney, C., Karion, A., Davis, K. & Stirm, B. (2014). Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1316546111
Walking around in the real world, as opposed to the uncluttered hallways of your school, requires flexible and adaptive fine-tuning of the basic alternating stepping pattern of our two legs. For animals to walk, central pattern generators (CPGs) must be modulated to allow different stride lengths in each leg or different swing heights to step … Continue reading →
Bidaye S.S., Machacek C., Wu Y. & Dickson B.J. (2014). Neuronal Control of Drosophila Walking Direction, Science, 344 (6179) 97-101. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249964
Greetings So often has been antibiotic resistance been talked about in this page, that it needs no introduction. There is a huge list of antibiotics that is currently in research. There are all sorts of chemicals, that has been investigated. It is now almost impossible to keep track of the growing list (I probably have even lost the count). The whole story of magic medicine bullet (Antibiotics I mean), has started from the discovery of penicillin (Not by Alexander Fleming,
Zhang J., Chen Y.P., Miller K.P., Ganewatta M.S., Bam M., Yan Y., Nagarkatti M., Decho A.W. & Tang C. (2014). Antimicrobial Metallopolymers and Their Bioconjugates with Conventional Antibiotics against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria., Journal of the American Chemical Society, PMID: 24628053
With the deadline for the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize fast approaching, we thought we’d continue our “How to” series with some tips on how to avoid common mistakes. Akshat Rathi is the science and data editor of The Conversation UK and has seen his fair share of writing submitted for publication. Here he identifies some of […]
Because hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, is affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 people and some 6.9 million people are living with a bleeding disorder. More importantly, only 25% of those suffering ့emophilia are diagnosed and the rest do not receive adequate care. That is why slogan for this year World Hemophilia Day 2014 is “Speak Out. […]
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