Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts tagged as “Science”

Magnetar mysteries, and when humans got big brains

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA; Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Joshua Sokol about magnetars—highly magnetized neutron stars. A recent intense outburst of…

AI conferences use AI to assign papers to reviewers

The Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, held in 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, is the largest in the discipline of artificial intelligence. Khari Johnson/VentureBeat By…

Gene-silencing injection reverses pain in mice

An experimental pain treatment tested in mice targets ion channels on sensory nerves, shown above in the human spinal cord. Biophoto Associates/Science Source By Kelly…

Ancient Earth was a water world

Researchers believe land would have been scarce some 3 billion to 4 billion years ago. Alec Brenner/Harvard University By Paul VoosenMar. 9, 2021 , 9:00…

How tuberculosis reshaped our immune systems

Tuberculosis has killed more people in the past 2000 years than any other disease, and it has sickened many more, including these patients resting opposite…

The genes behind the sexiest birds on the planet

Rapid wing movements mark the courtship display of Ecuador’s club-winged manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus) and its relatives. Murray Cooper/Minden Pictures By Elizabeth PennisiMar. 3, 2021 ,…

Journals singled out for favoritism

French doctor Didier Raoult is an author on one-third of the papers in a single journal. Alain Apaydin/Abaca/Sipa via AP Images By Cathleen O’GradyFeb. 25,…

Chemists close in on greener way to make plastics

Conventional polyethylene production, powered by fossil fuels, could one day be replaced by chemical reactors that rely on renewable energy and consume carbon dioxide. AARON…

China’s Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit

The first picture of Mars captured by Tianwen-1, taken 2.2 million kilometers away Xinhua/Xinhua via Getty Images By Paul VoosenFeb. 10, 2021 , 10:40 AM…

Prozac turns guppies into ‘zombies’

Phanie/Alamy Stock Photo By Warren CornwallFeb. 9, 2021 , 7:01 PM Prozac might need a new warning label: “Caution: This antidepressant may turn fish into…

Science bill rankles Mexican research community

María Elena Álvarez-Buylla Roces, head of Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology, has come under heavy fire from scientists. LUCÍA GODINEZ/NEWSCOM By Inés Gutiérrez…

Your amazing thumb is about 2 million years old

Researchers used 3D modeling software to reconstruct a critical thumb muscle, the opponens pollicis (depicted here), in the fossils of ancient hominins. Katerina Harvati; Alexandros…