World’s first release of genetically engineered moth pest brings hope for reducing insecticide use on crops
The successful results of the first-ever open-field release of a genetically engineered, self-limiting insect pest were published today, offering new hope for reducing insecticide use in crops. The study, conducted by scientists at Cornell University ...
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US adults get 1 of every 5 calories from a restaurant but dining out is a recipe for unhealthy eating, new study shows. The dietary quality was poor in 70% of the meals at fast-food restaurants and 50% of the meals at full-service restaurants, while none of the restaurant meals were of ideal quality
Study finds most restaurant meals eaten by Americans are of poor nutritional quality; minimal changes over 14 years.
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Study reveals new way to treat stroke using an already approved drug (GCSF), which is currently used to treat neutropenia caused by chemotherapy. Researchers have been developing GCSF as a therapeutic method to replenish new brain cells because of its ability to elicit neurogenesis.
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) is currently used to treat neutropenia due to chemotherapy and has been successfully used for patients who require bone marrow transplants. The study is the first to report on the neuroprotective effect of ...
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People who imagine killing 1 person to save 5 later feel distressed about the choice, but not inclined to change it. Those who wouldn't kill 1 to save 5 feel less distress, but are somewhat more likely to question their choice.
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Puberty blockers linked to lower suicide risk for transgender people. The finding suggests that a major — and politically controversial — aspect of trans health care for minors could help reduce the community’s disproportionate suicide risk.
The finding suggests that a major — and politically controversial — aspect of trans health care for minors could help reduce the community’s disproportionate suicide risk.
reddit | Science | 2 hrs ago
 
What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how is it transmitted from one person to another, and at what point should you see a doctor?
theguardian | Science | 2 hrs ago
 
From denial to diversion, from pledges to transformation: A theory of mind of decision makers in the face of climate urgency
Leaders are failing to respond to the climate and environmental urgency the world is facing. A growing action gap, clearly visible during the recent CoP25, has been fueled by leaders' inability to respond efficiently to the mounting threats scientis ...
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Researchers developed a bandage that changes color when it contacts the acidic microenvironment of a bacterial infection and releases an antibiotic. If drug-resistant bacteria are present, the researchers can shine light to cause the bandage to release reactive oxygen species that kill the bacteria.
According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Sensing and treating bacterial infections earlier could help improve patients' recovery, as well curb the spread of antibiotic-resistan ...
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Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly', Suffolk sanctuary says
The owl probably overindulged during a mild spell that left it with lots of prey, bird experts say.
bbc | Science | 4 hrs ago
 
Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough"
Scientists say it could be a "game changer" in efforts to contain the deadly disease.
reddit | Science | 4 hrs ago
 
A newly published study reports a successful, first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control.
Alternative, biologically-based approaches for pest management are sorely needed and one approach is to use genetically engineered insects. Herein we describe a series of integrated field, laboratory and modeling studies with the diamondback moth, Pl ...
reddit | Science | 4 hrs ago
 
Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate deadly virus outside China
Scientists say lab-grown virus is ‘game changer’ in fight against illness
independent | Science | 4 hrs ago
 
World Indoor Athletics and Chinese Grand Prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak
Next month’s World Indoors in Nanjing has joined the Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for Shanghai on 19 April, at risk as virus spreads in China
theguardian | Science | 5 hrs ago
 
AI could trick us into thinking we have found aliens, scientists warn
Artificial intelligence could also be used to spot 'technosignatures' that would not be noticed by humans, researcher says
independent | Science | 6 hrs ago
 
Lab-Grown Heart Muscles Have Been Transplanted Into a Human For The First Time
On Monday, researchers from Japan's Osaka University announced the successful completion of a first-of-its-kind heart transplant.
reddit | Science | 7 hrs ago
 
In a world first, a genetically engineered self-limiting moth has been released into an open field. Scientists say the study findings suggest that this method is both effective and sustainable for pest regulation.
For the first time scientists have released a genetically engineered, self-limiting agricultural pest into an open field. They have evaluated its potential for future crop protection, with promising results.
reddit | Science | 7 hrs ago
 
Amateur photographers have discovered a new form of aurora (polar lights), which may be caused by waves of oxygen atoms glowing due to a stream of particles released by the Sun. The discovery signifies a new and previously unobserved mechanism of interaction between the ionosphere and the atmosphere
Working together with space researchers, Finnish amateur photographers have discovered a new auroral form. Named 'dunes' by the hobbyists, the phenomenon is believed to be caused by waves of oxygen atoms glowing due to a stream of particles release ...
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U.S. combat soldiers who suffered a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely than soldiers with other serious injuries to experience a range of mental health disorders. Researchers examined the cases of 4,980 military members
U.S. combat soldiers who suffered a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely than soldiers with other serious injuries to experience a range of mental health disorders, according to a new retrospective study by UMass Amherst he ...
reddit | Science | 8 hrs ago
 
Praise, rather than punish, can increase focus in the classroom up to 30%, according to a new study that observed 2,536 students with ages from 5 to 12 years. The results show that praise is a powerful tool in a teacher's arsenal that inspires students to work harder and boosts learning.
To improve behavior in class, teachers should focus on praising children for good behavior, rather than telling them off for being disruptive, according to a new study published in Educational Psychology.
reddit | Science | 8 hrs ago
 
'Our worst nightmare': UK family face being split up as coronavirus evacuations begin
Sindy Siddle, who has a Chinese passport, told she cannot leave with her husband and child
theguardian | Science | 9 hrs ago
 
By studying ancient micrometeorites and modeling their entry into the early atmosphere, a study has found that the air on Earth may have been more than 70% carbon dioxide when life first formed (versus .04% today)
Earth’s atmospheric composition during the Archean eon of 4 to 2.5 billion years ago has few constraints. However, the geochemistry of recently discovered iron-rich micrometeorites from 2.7 billion–year–old limestones could serve as a proxy for ...
reddit | Science | 9 hrs ago
 
College students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate, in a controlled study
The Netherlands unintentionally created a perfect laboratory for studying marijuana effects, and it produced troubling results for legalization advocates.
reddit | Science | 10 hrs ago
 
One step closer to defeating the Wuhan Coronavirus
A Melbourne lab becomes the first outside of China to copy the deadly novel coronavirus, enabling researchers to develop screening tests and evaluate whether a future vaccine is effective.
reddit | Science | 10 hrs ago
 
Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt explains some of the challenges of doing science in the Antarctic.
bbc | Science | 11 hrs ago
 
Amateur stargazers capture new form of northern lights
Aurora enthusiasts in Facebook group discover new phenomenon in Finland
theguardian | Science | 12 hrs ago
 
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