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Europe’s academics fail to report results for 90% of clinical trials

But nearly 70% of industry-sponsored trials report their results within a year of ending.<p>European academics are failing abysmally when it comes to …

Clinical Trials

Scientists Want to Align Your Internal Clock Because Timing Is Everything

Sometimes it's 7 a.m. outside, but 5 a.m. in your body.<p>In life, timing is everything.<p>Your body’s internal clock — the circadian rhythm — regulates an …

Immune System

Minimalist camper van packs everything you need in 48 square feet

It sleeps two but can still haul large items<p>There are a slew of new camper designs coming out of Europe that showcase innovative ideas on how to pack a lot into a compact space. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a van with its own outdoor movie theater, a $67K camper that is also a boat, and a …

Campervans

Discovery of new neurons in the ear could lead to treatments for tinnitus

It's estimated that there are 100 billion neurons in the human body, so it's no surprise that some of them have evaded detection by scientists. Now, …

Research

New cold boot attack affects "nearly all modern computers"

Security researchers find a new way to disable current cold boot attack firmware security measures to steal sensitive data from high-value …

Cybersecurity

Penn State scientists build quantum version of Maxwell’s demon

3D grids of super-cooled atoms could one day form the basis for a quantum computer.<p>Physicists at Penn State University have devised a quantum …

Penn State

Who should you trust? Psychologists have a surprising answer

Can you ever really know who to trust at the office?<p>While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. New research published in the <i>Journal of Personality and</i> …

University of Chicago

You Won't Believe These Three Unexpected Discoveries — And Neither Did The Scientists Who Made Them

Science, mostly, progresses iteratively. But every now and then, a discovery will be made — often incidental to the main aim of the research — that …

Chromosomes

Scientists to develop long-lasting battery with unorthodox methods

Researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) are developing radio isotope beta-voltaic batteries with nickel-63 …

Miniature

Fine art majors are less employable that high school dropouts, a new study says.

Students at the Art League School. Photo by George, via Wikimedia Commons.Bad news for those who go to college and find they have the passion to …

College & University

University of Sydney’s 4.5m microscope ‘will make a huge difference in the world’

These stents, though, were hard for heart surgeons to place, hard to see and hard to remove (if someone wasn't as lucky as her Uber driver). The …

Nanotech

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its …

Immunotherapy

For Some People, Taking Probiotics May Actually Harm Normal Gut Bacteria

A pair of new studies published Thursday are the latest to suggest probiotic supplements might not be as universally useful as their proponents …

Wellness

Spark, Google release photo recognition Māori translation app, and it's free

A free mobile app that uses photo recognition to identify items in te reo has just been released, in conjunction with Māori Language Week.<p>Called Kupu …

Apps

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and …

Education Technology

A molecular reason why obese people have trouble losing weight

<b>(AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Fat desensitizes the brain to a hormone that diminishes appetite<p>Bret Stetka<p>September 9, 2018 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Obesity rates in the U.S. and abroad have soared: The world now has more overweight people than those who weigh too …

Diabetes

A New Study Suggests That An Ingredient Found In Antidepressants May Lead To Cases Of Antibiotic Resistance

New research has shown that fluoxetine, which is commonly found in many antidepressants, could be be helping to create antibiotic resistance.<p>A new …

Microbiology

Give Your Brain a Boost

Many of us assume that, like crow’s feet and love handles, memory loss is inevitable as we get older. But recent research published in the journal …

Alzheimer's Disease

How the Flooding of Stress Induced Corticosteroids in the Brain Can Temporarily Wipe Out One’s Memory

In a disquieting Ted-Ed lesson written by educator Elizabeth Cox and animated by Gerta Xhelo, narrator Christina Greer explains how memory is …

Amygdala

Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Visual Phenomenon in The Human Eye

We can see more than we thought.<p>New research suggests the human eye and brain are capable of seeing ghosted images, a new type of visual phenomenon …

Albert Einstein

Direct vascular channels connect skull bone marrow and the brain surface enabling myeloid cell migration

1.<p>Swirski, F. K. & Nahrendorf, M. Leukocyte behavior in atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. <i>Science</i> <b>339</b>, 161–166 …

Neurology

Can Animals Be Too Smart for Their Own Good?

AnimalsWeird Animal Question of the Week<p>Sometimes, clever creatures can really get under our skin. Meet the amazingly adaptable creatures that people dub a “nuisance."<p>They say nobody likes a know-it-all, and that seems to be true for some very intelligent, and sometimes very annoying, animals.<p>Take …

Difficult childhood experiences could make us age prematurely – new research

We know that comparatively disadvantaged people, even in rich countries, have worse health and shorter life expectancy than others. But what is it …

Methylation

Deep learning in biomedicine

Abstract<p>Deep learning is beginning to impact biological research and biomedical applications as a result of its ability to integrate vast datasets, …

Machine Learning

This Small Change In How You Support A Stressed Partner Can Make A Huge Impact

When someone you love is going through a stressful or anxious experience, it's easy to feel helpless. It can be unclear exactly how to effectively …

Psychology

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out The Origin of Mysterious Patterns on The Moon's Surface

Hint: not aliens.<p>If you look at the Moon through a telescope, you might see something curious on the surface. The bright, undulating patterns are …

Astronomy

This neural network lets you build and evolve little AI creatures

The magic of artificial intelligence brings us better Netflix recommendations, better cancer diagnoses, and the ability to becomes gods by creating our own AI-powered creatures and forcing them to evolve for our amusement.<p>So, about those Netflix recommendations… just kidding, lets talk about the …

Artificial Intelligence

The portable Nima Peanut Sensor stops nuts getting in your mouth

Thankfully, I don’t suffer from a peanut allergy. For the people I know who do, it seems to constantly weigh on their minds. Well, the Nima Peanut Sensor was created to solve this particular problem and ease the mental burden of having a peanut allergy.<p>It looks a lot like an onigiri (a delicious …

Portable

Harvard study: Avoid supplements with higenamine

Consumers should avoid all nutritional supplements containing the natural stimulant higenamine, according to a new study from Harvard University.<p>“If it lists higenamine on the label, don’t purchase it,” said Pieter Cohen, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, who led the new …

Weight Loss

Streamlining volumetric multi-channel image cytometry using hue-saturation-brightness-based surface creation

Abstract<p>Image cytometry is the process of converting image data to flow cytometry-style plots, and it usually requires computer-aided surface …

Imaging