Erika S Hays

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North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests

Leader Kim Jong-un also announces the shutting down of nuclear test site, before next week's inter-Korean talks.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced that his country will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately, according to state media.<p>The announcement on Saturday came amid …

Syria in 2018 is not Iraq in 2003

Why using the 'they lied about Iraq's WMDs' argument doesn't work in Syria.<p>Last Saturday, when the United States, the UK and France launched strikes on three chemical facilities in Syria, the move was met with disapproval in some quarters. The pre-announced spectacle blew up three buildings and …

Middle East

The Flat Earth Society and Elon Musk's Terrible Twitter Conversation

In case you needed further evidence that we’re all living in the Upside-Down, on Tuesday, the Flat Earth Society earnestly answered a bizarre …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Concerns Grow That Infected 'Zombie Deer' Meat Can Jump To Humans

Would you eat venison if there was a chance it could slowly eat away at your brain?<p>If there's a slight possibility, it doesn't bother Patrick States. On the menu this evening for his wife and two daughters at their Northglenn, Colo., home are pan-seared venison steaks with mashed potatoes and a …

Spawn of Medieval "Black Death" Bug Still Roam the Earth

Plague bacterium has changed little in 600 years, DNA study shows.<p><b>The Black Death in medieval Europe was more than the deadliest plague outbreak on record: The epidemic appears to be responsible for the cases of plague that still infect humans today.</b><p>The new findings are based on bacteria recovered …

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope

Over the span of three weeks in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in central Kazakhstan.<p>Scientists knew that bacteria called <i>Pasteurella multocida</i> type B caused the mass death. Now, new research suggests that the bacteria was already present in the animals; it was triggered and …

Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is allowing scientists track the position and orientation …

Biological subterfuge: Bacteria take over host cell by hijacking the cellular machinery - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The bacteria Legionella (green) grow inside ‘bubbles’ within larger cells. This image shows four Legionella containing vacuoles (LCVs) inside a …

One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But …

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, July 27, 2016 – A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, …

Bilingual People Are Twice as Likely to Recover From a Stroke, Study Finds

*Signs up for French class*<p>The benefits of learning another language aren’t limited to just getting by in another tongue. They may also extend to a …

Physicists Say They’ve Finally Confirmed The Existence of a 'Four Neutron-No Proton' Particle

But it's theoretically impossible.<p>Physicists have found the most convincing signs of a tetraneutron - a four neutron-no proton particle - to date, …

Physics

Look at These Bacteria Moving Like Electrons Around an Atom

A team of researchers from MIT and Cambridge University has discovered that when bacteria are made to flow through a lattice, they synchronize and …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Atheism

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

The effect of coffee on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in hypertensive individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>The effect of coffee and caffeine on blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in hypertensive persons is …

Drink to Your Health (in Moderation), the Science Says

Over the past year, I’ve tried to clear up a lot of the misconceptions on food and drink: about salt, artificial sweeteners, among others, even water.<p>Now let me take on alcohol: wine, beer and cocktails. Although I have written about the dangerous effects of alcohol abuse and misuse, that doesn’t …

A Never-Ending Battle

“Were you in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or the `Guard'?” I asked as I admitted my patient, a 78-year-old veteran.<p>Mr. M. had florid …

Molecular Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus

In December 2013, EBOV emerged in Guinea and quickly spread to several neighboring countries, resulting in the largest recorded outbreak of EVD in …

Disease

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

Immune System

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

Autism

God did not create Universe: Hawking

God no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the Universe due to a series of developments in physics, British scientist Stephen Hawking …

Can Gut Bacteria Control Mental Health?

In the Victorian era, people feared something known as “auto-intoxication.” They believed that the waste located within the colon could seep into …

Microbiology

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …